Nathaniel Knows & Dirt Monkey Premiere "From The Back"

Music is the gift that keeps on giving. You could fall in love with a song when you’re 5 years old and still love it when you’re 55 years old. For bass producers, Nathaniel Knowsand Dirt Monkey, they wanted to give back to the community with more than with just their music.

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Kid&Dovah Mixtape Release 06.01

Remembrance, Reflection, Reminiscence … NXSTLGIA.   

Nostalgia transcends simple recollection and signifies wishful longing and sincere affection for the past; it’s a reminder of lessons learned and memories made. Former experiences bring us happiness, provide insight into the future, serve as reference in times of indecision, and most importantly, supply genuine material for one’s rap game.

On June 1, Kid Melchizedek & Dovah, two up and comers in the Denver hip hop scene will share a representation of their past culminated in 12 meticulously crafted tracks. The mixtape caters to hip-hop heads, though mindful, relatable lyrics and soul saturated tracks appeal to many listeners. Their compelling collaboration tells stories of growing up, of learning and progressing in everyday ventures, and of divine exploration, acceptance, and enlightenment. In touch with mixtape’s message and Golden Age inspired style, it is appropriately entitled NXSTLGIA.

Hip hop is prominently known for sampling practices. Notorious rappers east to west have taken advantage of vast historic music archives, bringing back songs from the past and often renovating and remixing them to record vocals over.

The most uncanny aspect of the NXSTLGIA project is Dovah’s all original productions. When asked which tracks he made, he told me "all the beats were chopped from old jazz and soul records, then I did all the recording, mixing, and mastering of the entire project.” Dovah, AKA Reed Gambell, utilizes his fascination with analogue sound equipment and vintage style production techniques (a token of his‘Old School’ mentality) to create reminiscent, yet innovative sound.

Though Dovah raps occasionally on the mixtape, Kid Melchizedek is the predominant vocal feature. Kid’s natural flow and refined lyrics prompt thoughts of Cunninlyguists, though he certainly boasts his own characteristic style. Following a serious and nearly terminal illness, Kid AKA Luc Weaver took to writing music during a time when his health inhibited his athletic pursuits. Like many, Kid has always loved music. His powerful vision and sense of purpose are evident in his most recent work with Dovah.

Kid & Dovah are young and hungry. Well aware of the saturated market in which they find themselves, the two work tirelessly to differentiate. The journey will be difficult, but each has a beautiful future ahead of them. I am thrilled to have previewed NXSTLIGIA before it’s release next month on Bandcamp and share with confidence it will be well received. Admittedly, my favorites on the mixtape are “Holy Grail” and “Holy Fitness”, though I recommend listening to the entire mixtape in order, as each track leads into the next, reflecting the fluidity of endings and beginnings.


 

To explore their individual music projects, see links below.

 

DOVAH:

Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/kiingdovah

Twitter - @reed_soul

Instagram - kiing_dovah

 

Kid Melchizedek:

Soundcloud- https://soundcloud.com/kidmelchizedek

Twitter- @TheMezzoicTimes

Instagram- Kid_melchizedek

Interview- http://weglobalmusic.com/weglobal-us/kid-melchizedek-interview/

 

*For Official Release*

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Written by: Haley Midzor 

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Boulder BoomBox Bonanza

Funkadelic-electro-rock duo Zion Godchaux and Russ Randolph are bringing their act BoomBox back to the historic Boulder Theater for two nights on their spring tour - TONIGHT. And Bass Feeds the Soul has a ticket for you and a friend!

BoomBox throws a live show that is unique to each night, each venue, each crowd, and especially each vibe. BoomBox is known to never come up with a preset setlist - their shows are always fresh, feeding off the energy the crowd directs towards the stage, creating a symbiotic relationship between audience and band members. Coming out of Alabama, the duo’s music is anything but typical. BoomBox blends funk and psychedelica with jazz, soul, electro, rock, and everything in between. Their smash hit “Stereo” could easily be mistaken for a tune straight out of the 70s, with its vinyl feel, syncopated drums, and groovy bassline. The live aspect of this band truly harnesses the talent of these guys, both talented drummers and gifted producers. Randolph is the master of the keys while Godchaux slays the guitar, bass, vocals. BoomBox uses a blend of programming and live instrumentation to create their shows as an entirely original set.


Gracing the Boulder Theater with their outrageous talent, BoomBox encourages everyone to bring out only their best dancin’ shoes and permeating good vibes. If there is anything that is a given for this show, it is that the Boulder Theater will be transforming into a melting pot of eras, dissipating all sense of time and infecting the body with a case of the boogie fever. Catch these guys in Boulder before the head off to tour around the country this summer at festivals like All Good and Wakarusa!

Written By: Jaelyn Kohl

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GRAMATIK RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘TORTURE’ // RED ROCKS FULL LINEUP ANNOUNCED

        Not one to conform to status quo, Gramatik has once again decided to stir the pot with another original and richly cinematic music video.

 

         The outlandishly entertaining fan made video was created for his widely popular track ‘Torture’ from his 2014 album ‘The Age of Reason’. Featuring a deranged grandpa Gramatik breaking out of a hospital on a Harley Davidson clad scooter to run away from a sexy evil nurse, this masterpiece is bound to go viral and pairs perfectly with the tracks outlaw-inspiring aura. Created by Swiss super fans, Alban Delachenal and Leo Marthaler, on their own expense, produced a hit worthy of praise at any budget and is a must watch. Check out the link below.

 

WATCH: GRAMATIK - 'TORTURE' MUSIC VIDEO

 

            Announcing the final lineup for his Red Rocks stint on May 9th  today as well, Opiuo will be joining an already stacked roster including Russ Liquid, Luxas, and most the irrepressible CHERUB! As the second to last show on his spring tour - showcasing 13 dates across North America - it’s safe to say that Gramatik’s Red Rocks performance will be one for the books.

 

3/13: BUKU Festival – New Orleans, LA

4/9: Bear Tooth Theatre - Anchorage, AK

4/11: Coachella – Indio, CA

4/13: Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA

4/15: Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA

4/16: Roseland Theater – Portland, OR

4/18: Coachella – Indio, CA

4/23: McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR

4/24: Showbox – Seattle, WA

4/25: Vogue – Vancouver, BC

5/2: Ill Rock Block Party – Urbana, IL

5/09: Red Rocks – Morrison, CO

5/15: Hangout Festival – Gulf Shores, AL

 

            To further tease his fans, Gramatik along with his label Lowtemp, will be releasing a compilation on SoundCloud named the ‘Coffee Shop Selection’ on March 18. Comprised of Gramatik’s songs, both recent hits and former classics, the playlist will also feature a brand new unheard instrumental.


Get Tickets for Red Rocks: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1E004E28B595195F

Most Anticipated Hip-Hop Releases 2015

Just over two months into 2015 and we have already been blessed with the likes of Rae Sremmund’s Sremmlife https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sremmlife/id948398152, Joey Bada$$’s B4.Da.$$ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/b4.da.$$/id948743541, and Lupe Fiasco’s Tetsuo & Youth https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tetsuo-youth/id948344511, excluding J. Cole’s 2014 Forrest Hill Drive https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/2014-forest-hills-drive/id940845223 that he tacked on at the end of the year. Moving forward we can only have child like anticipation for what is to come.

    February has brought us strong repertoire so far.  First we had Chief Keef’s mixtape, Thot Breaker http://www.datpiff.com/Chief-Keef-Thot-Breaker-mixtape.620637.html

Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD joint album Sour Soul https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sour-soul/id952769969

Drake’s itunes released mixtape, If You Are Reading This It’s Too Late https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/if-youre-reading-this-its/id966988592

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Big Sean’s album, Dark Sky Paradise https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dark-sky-paradise-deluxe/id963397688 and Chris Brown & Tyga’s joint follow up release, Fan Of A Fan: The Album https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fan-fan-album-deluxe-version/id964294743

 

Out of the confirmed releases we have:

March 3: G-Unit – The Beast Is G-Unit (EP) https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-beast-is-g-unit-ep/id958887610

March 10: Mod Sun - Look Up (Album) https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/look-up/id959272934

March 24: Action Bronson – Mr. Wonderful (Album) https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mr.-wonderful/id965629356

March 31: Ludacris – Ludaversal (Album), The-Dream – Crown (EP), and Wale – The Album About Nothing (Album)

May 5: Tech N9ne – Special Effects (Album)

 

           Other highly anticipated works we are unclear on their releases so far include:

50 Cent – Street King Immortal (Album)

A$AP Ferg – Ferg Forever (Mixtape)

A$AP Mob – L.O.R.D. (Album)

Ab-Soul & JSMN – Unit 6 (Album)

Ace Hood – Beast Of The South (Album)

Akon – Stadium (Album)

Big Boi – TBA (Album)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Art Of War III (Album)

Cam’ron & A-Trak – Federal Reserve (EP)

Capital STEEZ – King Capital (Album)

Chief Keef – Bang 3 (Album)

Clipse – As God Is My Witness (Album)

Curren$y – Pilot Talk 3 (Album)

Diddy – MMM (Album)

DJ Drama –  Quality Street Music 2 (Album)

DJ Khaled – I Have Changed A Lot (Album)

Drake – Views From The 6 (Album)

Earl Sweatshirt – TBA (Album)

Fabolous – Young OG (Album)

Frank Ocean – TBA (Album)

Gucci Mane – Trap House V (Album)

Ice Cube – Everythang’s Corrupt (Album)

Jadakiss – Top 5 Dead or Alive (Album)

Jay Electronica – Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn) (Album)

Jeremih – Thumpy Johnson (Album)

Jeremih – Late Nights (Album)

Juicy J – The Hustle Continues (Album)

Kanye West – TBA (Album)

Kendrick Lamar – TBA (Album)

Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon III (Album)

Kirko Bangz – Bigger Than Me (Album)

Lil Boosie – Touchdown 2 Cause Hell (Album)

Lil Durk – Remember My Name (Album)

Lil Wayne – Tha Carter V (Pt. 1) (Album)

Lil Wayne – Free Weezy Album (Album)

Lil Wayne – Dedication 6 (Mixtape)

Meek Mill – Dreams Worth More Than Money (Album)

Method Man & Redman – Blackout 3 (Album)

Metro Boomin – 20 & Boomin (Album)

Migos – YRN: The Album (Album)

Migos & Bobby shmurda – Shmigo Gang (Mixtape)

Mike WiLL Made It – Est. In 1989 Pt. 3 (Album)

Mystikal – Original (Album)

Plies – Purple Heart (Album)

Project Pat – Mista Don’t Play 2 (Album)

Pusha T – King Push (Album)

Rich Gang – Rich Gang 2 (Album)

Swizz Beatz – Haute Living (Album)

The Cool Kids – Shark Week (Album)

The-Dream – Fruition (Album)

The Game – The Documentary 2 (Album)

Ty Dolla $ign – Free TC (Album)

T-Pain – Stoicville: The Phoenix (Album)

Timbaland – Textbook Timbo (Album)

Tyga – The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty (Album)

Waka Flocka – Flockaveli 2 (Album)

Yelawolf – Love Story (Album)

Yo Gotti – The Art Of Hustle (Album)

Young Thug & Metro Boomin’ (Metro Thuggin) – Metro Thuggin (Mixtape)


    If this list doesn’t tell you, this year is going to be full of more music than one could handle, especially with so many stars are dropping. Be on lookout for these releases throughout the year.

 

Written By Andrew Taylor-Shaut