ILLECT RECORDING’s James Gardin & Terem Team Up For New Track ‘Groove’ (Review)

ILLECT Recordings signee’s James Gardin and Terem recently teamed up for a funky, new record titled Groove. Terem brings out the best in James and his half-sung raps and catchy chorus. Groove has potential, but it’s lacking polish. James often goes off-key, and the volume of his voice changes rapidly. I’m not sure if that’s due to poor engineering or vocal control, but it greatly takes … Continue reading ILLECT RECORDING’s James Gardin & Terem Team Up For New Track ‘Groove’ (Review)

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

Mikeyy Austin Drops “Rock Steady” With Midwest Heavy Hitters Packy, James Gardin & Phourthelov

Mikeyy Austin has had a hell of a year propelled by his well-received  “L I F T E D” LP. Tons of blogs picked it up (along with yours truly) and was even reviewed by Dead End Hip Hop. The project dropped over 5 months ago, and I’ve been wondering when I’d get to indulge in something new. Today is the day, with easily one … Continue reading Mikeyy Austin Drops “Rock Steady” With Midwest Heavy Hitters Packy, James Gardin & Phourthelov