James Gardin Is Back With Groovy New Track ‘Joy’

2018 has been good to James Gardin. An uplifting visual, a collaborative joint with James & Terem (peep last post) and an actual Tommy Hilfiger theme song. Yes, he’s garnered attention far and wide, but the grind never stops. One month later, James is back with Joy, another song that encourages us to push along in hard times. Help comes from longtime collaborator TheyCallMeHeat who … Continue reading James Gardin Is Back With Groovy New Track ‘Joy’

James Gardin’s Funk Inspired Hit ‘Complaining’ Finally Gets the Visual Treatment

James Gardin’s newest song Complaining has become a national hit. The track was featured on Hot97, NPR, ESPN’s “First Take,” and Spotify with critical acclaim. The attention is not a fluke – Complaining is a feel good, funk inspired single featuring groovy production from Young Heat. The Complaining music video has finally dropped, and is a perfect representation of the happy-go-lucky vibe James portrays. James sings, raps, and performs … Continue reading James Gardin’s Funk Inspired Hit ‘Complaining’ Finally Gets the Visual Treatment

NY QUARTET PANDA CITY BRINGS BARS AND GROOVES IN EQUAL MEASURE ON THEIR EP “BAD BLOCKS”

The musical melting pot that is New York City has always housed connections between rap, jazz, and punk, from the Beastie Boys to Show Me the Body, and NYC quartet Panda City have brought their own intriguing approach to this stylistic intersection with their EP Bad Blocks, backing intensely-delivered, lyrically-sharp verses with the type of controlled chaos seen in jazz and hardcore punk in equal … Continue reading NY QUARTET PANDA CITY BRINGS BARS AND GROOVES IN EQUAL MEASURE ON THEIR EP “BAD BLOCKS”

FAT Fly Freddie Lee Shows His Musicianship In New EP “3 Piece & A Biscuit”

The current state of the music world has lead to a phenomenon of R&B artists who carry themselves like rappers as much as they do singers (ranging from DRAM to Anderson Paak). FAT Fly Freddie Lee has entered this scene with a sound all of his own, managing to fit this approach and recalling vintage but never dated sounds of Rick James and Zapp on … Continue reading FAT Fly Freddie Lee Shows His Musicianship In New EP “3 Piece & A Biscuit”

New Jersey duo The Peanut Gallery Drops Their Funky Second Single “Time Flies By”

I grew up listening to old school funk, R&B, and soul music. I can thank my Dad for that, as he played the likes of Earth Wind and Fire, The Jackson 5, and Stevie Wonder throughout my childhood. I will forever be grateful to him for not playing classic rock, as I think it would affect my interest in hip hop. I always enjoy hearing … Continue reading New Jersey duo The Peanut Gallery Drops Their Funky Second Single “Time Flies By”