The gentle jazzy “Like a Dog” sees Otis Mensah at his most melodic. The second installment in season two of #OtisMensahExists brings Mensah questioning if changes in his personality are for better or worse. He drowns in the hurt like the howl of a dog.
In a swirling symphony of distortion, Donny Block encapsulates the feeling of hopelessness. The irony of “Fin” is that it’s just the beginning.
Over a precarious loop, Critical Mischief and Cameron Bolden look for hope through hardship on “Quicksand!” Their raps bring to mind the low points but search for beauty in the vallies.
In the wake of his new record, WITH LOVE., Brwnsounds talks to CentralSauce’s Ryan Gaur about the stories, sounds and SAROS crew behind the project.
Sly Wes blends sound from funk, reggaeton and electronic to produce rhythmic bliss. “I Wish” is an instrumental escape into yearning.
Looking inward can have a healing effect, but it can also cause pain. On her new single, “Rinse, Repeat, Regress,” Justy raps a testament to bearing the pain of introspection.
Dipping into the past for Deca’s hypnotic instrumental and for the root of his past trauma, Homeboy Sandman looks to learn from his mistakes in the name of growth.
“Bebop Rocksteady” is as much a display of sheer talent as it is a testament to the friendship between Imp and Kaffo, the Sensei. The emcees rhyme about comic book villains with a back and forth banter that plays off their friendship.
Through the hypnotic and funk-inspired “Breathe Easy,” Quintin Copper and Nas Mellow free us of the stress of daily life and inspire us to surrender control.
Through their shared experience yet disparate backgrounds, Noutéka have created the ultimate ode to the city of London. The collective pulls together to show the beauty of diversity through music and the “LINES” that connect us in unexpected ways.