The mans Mac Ayres is back with another saucy tune, “Should We Take The Van.” For the latest preview of his upcoming Drive Slow EP, the Fête Records artist pieces together catchy piano chops with his warm vocals. Mac also recruits rising DMV icon Innanet James, who holds it down with a sweet verse. The overall jazzy cut is a sensual experience that radiates talent from all angles.
Stream “Should We Take The Van” below and expect Drive Slow on August 11.
Lou Phelps has been spoiling us lately with a slew of dope tunes, ranging from “Average” with KALLITECHNIS and “My Forte” with CJ Flemings. The Canadian artist recently teamed up with his blood brother Kaytranada and the DMV’s Innanet James for a funky track titled “What Time Is It?” Featured on Lou’s recent 001: Experiments project, the stacked collab is one that you can’t help but dance along to as the duo flows over Kaytranada’s upbeat synth work with ease. Keep a close eye on Lou, the rest of the Huh What & Where squad, and Innanet James in the near future.
Peep “What Time Is It?” below and grab your download of 001: Experiments.
As he preps for his headlining tour later this month, swindail is back with another heater titled “c’est la vie.” His latest offering arrives on the heels of “jussrite” with naji and SACHI, as well as his flip of Mura MasaLotus Eater‘s “.” The DMV’s own Innanet James, who broke into the scene last year with “Summer” and debut Quebec Palace EP, laces swindail’s woozy production with a few swift verses. Tied together with cascading, the duo creates an overall energetic collab that showcases talent from all angles.
Stream and download “c’est la vie” below.
“We all deserve the same chance to make it home to our loved ones. Thank God I made it through summer,” – Innanet James
Earlier this year, Innanet James grappled the attention of music heads with “Summer,” the lead single from his Quebec Palace debut. While the cut paints the energy of the season with The Kount‘s electrifying production, its visuals tell a contrasting tale; director Eavvon follows James throughout a series of encounters, depicting the undeniable inequality that continues to plague our society. The track evolves with another dimension to emphasize the heaps of gut-wrenching police violence at the end of the video.
Tune in to “Summer” below and catch Innanet James performing alongside Jay IDK, Chelsea Reject, and Deniro Farrar this Tuesday in NYC.
On the heels of his breakout “Summer” single, the DMV’s own Innanet James is ready to takeover the spotlight with Quebec Palace. James’ debut EP showcases his confidence on the mic and a refreshing sound, complemented by guest appearances from Chaz French and Anik Khan. Their piercing verses glide over a series of vibrant soundscapes from The Kount, Chef Red, and more, maintaining an upbeat bounce throughout. With synth-heavy tracks like “Frequency” balanced alongside cuts like “Girls” and “Mary’s Moment,” James highlights his versatility by delivering one of my favorite projects of the year.
Stream Quebec Palace below and grab your copy via iTunes.
As two of my personal favorites in the game right now, hearing Innanet James and Anik Khan on the same track is a real treat. The duo shared the stage with Kweku Collins and Tate Kobang at Pigeon & Planes’ No Ceilings event back in May, and have since returned with their first collab. Premiered earlier this week by Ebro on Beats 1, “Flavour” carries a positive energy from start to finish as Khan and James waste no time to turn up the heat with their verses. Upbeat production from More//Night complements each of their flows, culminating in an overall feel-good atmosphere sure to keep that summertime vibe going all year.
“Flavour” will join previous singles “Summer” and “Black” on James’ forthcoming debut Quebec Palace EP, slated for release on August 26. Get hyped below and grab your pre-order via iTunes.
Also, if you’re in the Bay Area, catch James performing alongside Manila Killa and the Fête tonight at 1015 Folsom. Grab your tickets here.
Maryland’s Innanet James is already getting us ready for summer with his latest cut. “Summer” combines his liquid verses with groovy production from The Kount, laced with saucy synths and overall positive vibes. This year-round anthem is undoubtedly a playlist staple you don’t want to miss.
Stream and download the track below.
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