Recently, I find myself abandoning hip-hop in favor of something a little more in balance with my day-to-day life. As much as I love hip-hop, the truth of the matter is that most of my days are not worthy of the high-energy, aggressive delivery that tends to come with it, and sometimes I need something more mellow and chill. In these times, I turn to a selection of acoustic artists and electronic standbys. One of my recent favorites has been Denver, Colorado producer, Lane 8. If you’re just becoming familiar with the artist, now is a great time to become acquainted. He has been on an absolute roll lately with a smattering of singles released over the past year or so, and has already released a sizeable collection of music in a young 2018, including an original cut and reprise of the bubbly jam, Coming Back to You, as well as a more emotional and soulful Stir Me Up, released just a few days ago. 

If you’re in the market for some mellow vibes or just music in general check them out below.

INTERVIEW WITH SECK

Capturing the visual stories of a creative Renaissance is no small feat. But for SECK - an emerging authority in bringing to screens the visual identity of Nashville’s explosive hip-hop scene - it’s a fluid, constant process.

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INTERVIEW WITH MOISE

'Much of Postcards I Forgot to Send are little messages from my perspective out to the world, each one feeling like a postcard from a different time and place.' 

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INTERVIEW WITH MARQUES MARTIN

'I can't tell you what to expect my next song to sound like, but you can always count on me getting better' 

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INTERVIEW WITH FLWR CHYLD

En route towards a new EP, we spoke with him on Atlanta, unearthing the city’s musical soul, and ushering in a musical future that transcends the labels he so defies and outwardly despises. 

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[LATEST]

Reflection

 

Kojey Radical | Cashmere Tears 1-Year Anniversary

Electro R&B

 

Galimatias | Renaissance Boy

R&B

 

Yours Truly Jai | Monarch

Fluid Soul

 

Flwr Chyld | Flow

Hip-Hop

 

Jyou | Emotional Summer

Hip-Hop

 

Villeboy Rand | E.A.$.T.

[DAILY FOCUS]

Indie-Soul

Cautious Clay | Agreeable

Neo-Soul

Marlounsly | Lie Again

Hip-Hop

Dave B. | Dance On Me

Hip-Hop

Malik Elijah | Human

R&B

Devin Morrison | Kiss

Neo-Soul

Masego | Passport

Hip-Hop

MFnMelo | MF DOOM

Neo-Soul

Aaron Taylor | Flowers

Neo-Soul

KAMAUU | Mango

[2019  IN REVIEW]

 

Smino | 2019's

Best Artist

 

2019's Best Albums

 

2019's Best Artists

 

YBN Cordae | 2019's Best

New Artist 

 

Revenge of the Dreamers lll | 2019's Album of the Year

 

2019's Best New Artists

[SERIES]

[NEW IN HIP-HOP]

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Dave B. | Dance On Me 

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Malik Elijah | Human 

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MFnMelo | MF DOOM (visuals) 

[NEW IN R&B]

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Devin Morrison | Kiss 

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HXRY | safe2say 

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Yours Truly Jai | Monarch 

[NEW IN NEO-SOUL]

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Cautious Clay | Agreeable 

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Marlounsly | Lie Again 

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Masego | Passport 

[NEW IN ACOUSTIC]

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Treasure | Remember Me 

Frank Ocean | Cayendo \ Dear April 

Adekunle Gold | Young Love

[NEW IN MELLOW POP]

Still Woozy | BS 

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Billy Lemos | Different World 

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Sonn | These Days 

[NEW in AFRO-FUSION]

Juls | Blessed 

Juls | Happy Place 

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Adekunle Gold | Something Different 

[NEW IN ELECTRONIC]

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Sonn | Something, Safe 

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KAYTRANADA | Look Easy 

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Duñe x Crayon | Hundred Fifty Roses 

[FROM THE VAULT]

[PLAYLISTS]

Nashville

Pre-Summer Poetry

Coolin' @ the Crib

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