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Chapel Sound’s Landyn 1/2 of Sangnoir releases quite the banging track that includes some Travis Scott samples, stream or download below.
Sweater Beats is bringing his Sweater Weather tour to Vancouver at Fortune Sound Club for Happy Ending Fridays THIS FRIDAY plus Athletixx members Falcons & DJ Hoodboi will be joining him. Seducing the world via his own brand of dream-soaked pop and lushed out r&b, Antonio Cuna, aka Sweater Beats, is a force to be reckoned with. Since the release of his single “MLLN DLLR” on Bondax’s Justus Recordings in 2012, Cuna has gathered support from Diplo, Annie Mac, Para One and more with his unique tracks and bootlegs. His skillful synth work and vocal manipulations translate bedroom music to the club, and his DJ sets are as diverse as they are emotional. Sweater Beats’ debut EP for Symbols (“That Feel”) sees Antonio ditching samples in favor of original vocalists, and the finished product is a glimpse of what R&B might sound like in the year 2020. Sweater Beats’ next project is slated for LA imprint Huh, What & Where (HW&W) for October 2014. You can purchase tickets at Zulu Records, Beat Street Records, Red Cat Records, Dipt or online here. More info on the event click here or the picture above!
Here at Winnie Cooper we’ve been quite excited with the growing talent that has come from our city of Vancouver with Nathan Shaw aka Ekali being quite the perfect example. We’ve been fully supporting this act, he delivers heavy hitting tracks while also being able to give R&B a unique sound that only few can pull off. With his first release less than a year ago his success has been quick and thorough landing himself on universal music collective Flow-Fi and now being sampled by PartyNextDoor for Drake’s latest release If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. It’s easy to say that this local cat is not only talented but delivers a unique sound that stands out on it’s own. Check out our short interview with him before he starts his mini Europe tour below.
1. How did your name come about?
It’s just a word I came about with, after the fact I googled my own name it turns out it’s a really baller city in Greece where only rich people live. I mean that’s not very indicitive of my status as a human but hopefully one day i’ll live in Ekali, we’ll see haha.
2. So you collaborated with Maximus MMC and shortly after you got on Flow-Fi? How did that come about?
Yeah, I really respected Max and hit him up on Twitter and just started our relationship organically. Shortly after we decided to make a song and Aywy the founder of Flow-Fi heard it and he hit me up to collaborate on an original which turned into “Another Girl” and after that song was released plus the modest success that the song got he asked me to join the crew.
3. How was your experience working with Om’Mas & Dorian Concept last year at the Red Bull Music Academy?
Yeah that was out in Tokyo, Om’Mas Keith is such a G man. He’s worked on some of my favorite music (Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange) and Dorian is very different from Om’Mas. He’s a self taught musician and piano virtuoso, he’s incredible on the piano. I started with a little drum loop and when I originally made it I had an idea of it being a pretty mellow song. Dorian Concept came into the room and I asked him to lay down some chords, he layed down the chord progression in one take, he did the lead in one take and played the bass in one take. Eventually Om’Mas Keith walked in asking to make it a track and wanted to sing over it so we went down to the main studio at Red Bull Japan and then Om’Mas recorded those vocals in a couple hours and the song was done.
4. Now that the Drake mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is out, most know that they sampled “Unfaith” for “Wednesday Night Interlude” featuring PartyNextDoor. Can you speak on that?
Yeah so Drake’s sample clearance agent hit me up telling me that he had sampled part of my song “Unfaith” and that they wanted to clear the sample with me and go the legal route with it and get me paid royalties. At first I thought it was fake but then they sent the song over and once I heard it I was like “damn this is PartyNextDoor sampling my song and singing over it”. The fact that they even heard my stuff let alone considered sampling it and now it being out is so humbling.
5. We’ve really liked your remixes of rap artists including Tory Lanez, Tre Capital & Sonny Digital. We hear you are working on a official remix?
Yeah it’s a official remix for Sonny Digital, he sent me the acapella to one of his latest songs called “Everything” and i’m going to let Gravez jump on it as well. Sonny is real cool, he’s been fucking with me and Gravez and wants us to get on his music video and to generally work on music together which is crazy. Out of all the industry cats i’ve met he’s one of the most faithful, he’s the most humble and he follows through. He doesn’t talk shit, when he first hit me up it only took him a week and he came through with the vocals. It’ll probably be released in the next month or so.
6. Finally, what can we expect in the near future?
I’m working on an LP right now actually, with it i’m trying to seperate myself from the Soundcloud beat maker flock and find a medium where people can go to a record store and buy my record because I really do appreciate the physical aspect of a record and I want it to be a cohesive piece of art.
Thanks a bunch to Nathan for his time, if you’re in Europe he will be at Lisbon, Brussels, Rennes & Paris from March 5th to the 14th. More info on the events in the picture below.
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Asher Roth is yet another hip hop artist who’s promising career was sidetracked by music industry politics. In 2009, his track “I Love College” was the soundtrack to keggers. Five years later, Roth is back with a new record RetroHash.
I met up with Asher Roth when he came thru Vancouver and we cooked in his tour van one sweaty August afternoon. We chatted about everything from where he’s been to that Eminem beef to what exactly would happen if we smoked some RetroHash. Listen to our chat!
Asher Roth “Tangerine Girl” The debut single off Asher‘s latest record RetroHash. Asher made sure to make prolonged and direct eye contact with me while he told me exactly what this song is about.
Asher Roth “I Love College” The song Asher Roth is best known for.
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All the way from France C Y G N gives Janet Jackson’s 1987 single “The Pleasure Principle” quite the house remix, stream or download below.
Got this in my inbox the other day. A mysterious new project with ties to Vancouver. Stay tuned for more…
Los Angeles singer/songwriter Chelsea Lankes follows up last month’s hit single “Down For Whatever” with “Too Young To Fall In Love,” a cover of one of Mötley Crüe’s forgotten cuts. Lankes explains the inspiration behind her tribute: “I’ve always been a fan of the 80s and hair metal. So many lyrics and melodies, dressed up a little differently, can still become great pop songs.”