W&V alum Mars Today shares the latest visuals from his recent Bits & Pieces EP featuring “Winnin’.” The Israel Ramos-directed video follows Mars Today and his love on a journey down the highway as he serenades with his effortless croons. After their ride is interrupted when their car breaks down, the duo resorts to other methods to keep the fun going.
Follow the adventure below.
Ivan Ave of Jakarta Records is one of those special gems that continues to place his best foot forward with each release. Following the success of the Kaytranada-produced “Also,” the Oslo-bred artist returns with another pillowy single titled “Fast Forward.” Frequent collaborators Mndsgn and DJ Harrison lay the foundation for Ivan’s sleek rhymes that detail the stakes of time and relationships. The first official single from his forthcoming Every Eye album gleams with talent from all angles, leaving us pining for the full project.
Stream “Fast Forward” below and expect Every Eye on September 29.
Australia’s Manu Crook$ continues his hot streak with the release of a sweet set of visuals to go with hit single “Ridin'”. The young rapper dropped the song earlier in July to accompany his other impressive singles “Everyday” and “Assumptions.” The loosies Crook$ has offered listeners are remarkable. Racking up over a million streams between the tracks, Crook$ never fails to impress with his content. The visuals for “Ridin'” are no exception.
Simplicity is the name of the game for Manu. Much like his musical style, the crux of the video is built on two or three distinct and strong foundations. Crook$ ability speaks for himself; his dexterity in switching flows as well as ability to body his own hooks are what make his music so convincing. Knowing this, it is unsurprising that that Manu opts away from excess in the visuals
The music video revolves around three things: Manu, his girl, and a red corvette. The red-tinged shots pan slowly and subtly, but never dare linger long on any one of the three subjects. The trio gradually come closer together throughout the video, until they finally intertwine at the end.
Crook$ accompanied the video with the announcement of his upcoming EP, mood forever, dropping August 18. Until then, get your Manu fix with the video for “Ridin'”, stream on youtube below.
Elujay has been hard at work finishing up his next project. In the meantime, the Oakland artist is holding us down with another loosie titled “Linguistics.” His latest release arrives on the heels of “Golden” from earlier this year and features production from slom and Kev Choice. Elu glides along the steady beat with ease as he reminds listeners of the grind and cuts out those that aren’t on the same frequency.
Stream and download “Linguistics” below.
Earlier this year, Tom Misch guided listeners on his 5 Day Mischon, his latest EP that he crafted in just five days with the likes of Carmody and Novelist. Since then, the London icon has kept the ball rolling with a DJ tour in the United States, as well as hinting at collaborations with HONNE.
“South Of The River” is a bundle of groovy and energetic vibes, filled with undulating melodies that quickly build momentum throughout. Topped off with Tobie Tripp on violin and Rob Araujo on keys, Tom’s latest outing is another showcase of his talents.
Stream “South Of The River” below.
Just shy of a year after “Hold On To Me” and his illustrious Painting Sounds EP, W&V favorite Kyle Dion is back with “Cool Side Of The Pillow.” His latest bundle of sensual vibes features production from Mars Today and ESTA., as well as co-production from Th3ory, Bizness Boi, and LosHendrix, laced with a bed of piano and guitar melodies. Kyle details a rollercoaster filled with love, lust, and temptation, using his unrivaled falsetto to create a truly satisfying track that’s sure to please new and familiar faces alike.
Check out “Cool Side Of The Pillow” below.
Chicago’s own RXMN continues to fill our feeds throughout the summer with a stream of impressive singles and remixes. Titled “Gone,” his latest is a pillowy ride that places his soothing vocals at the forefront. Production from the similarly multitalented Banks the Genius brings the track together by stringing warm melodies with RXMN’s effortless delivery. Be sure to keep a close eye on these two talents in the near future.
Stream “Gone” below.
OTG has helped bring to life many Little Simz tunes in the past, offering production on tracks like “Just A Dose” and “This Is Not An Outro.” As the first peak from his forthcoming Garden of Osiris EP, the Age 101 artist unveils his official debut single “The Book.” Simbi returns to bless OTG’s eclectic production with her wispy vocals, creating an overall slow-burning experience. Topped off with additional guitar melodies from QTLA, this is one you don’t want to miss.
Stream “The Book” below.
[Cover photo by Mikey Avila]
As We Arrive‘s own 9th Sage is celebrating this weekend with exciting news—his first Asia tour. Teaming up with Malaysia-based label SaturdaySelects, 9th Sage will bring his curation of sounds to Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta in mid-August.
To hold us down in the meantime, 9th Sage has also shared his latest mix featuring the likes of GoldLink, Madeintyo, and Travis Scott. Be sure to keep a close eye on this multitalented artist by checking out the mix and tour flyer below.
Following in the footsteps of “Fallen” and “Batman,” Jaden Smith is back with another set of visuals from his upcoming Syre album. “Watch Me” places Jaden at the dunes in his Firebird as he addresses nonbelievers, directed by Shomi Patwary. With undulating heavy rhythms on his side, Jaden injects the track with bursts of energy for a rockstar anthem. Throughout his past few releases, Jaden continues to display his versatility by traveling through a series of soundscapes that leaves us pining for more.
Join in on the fun below.