Sángo & Smino Reunite For “Khlorine”

Sángo continues to impress fans with his innovative production that blends hip-hop, electronic, and the sounds of Brazil. Soulection‘s rep from Seattle has produced for the likes of Bryson Tiller and Xavier Omär, constantly evolving his sound with each cut.

On the heels of “Sweet Holy Honey,” Sángo returns with the next single from his forthcoming album In The Comfort Of titled “Khlorine.” Also along for the ride is St. Louis contemporary Smino, coming through with his punchy flow. It’s always a special treat when Sángo and Smi link up—their latest collab is no exception.

Stream “Khlorine” below and expect In The Comfort Of on March 16.


Here Are 10 Essential Tracks From 2017 You Need To Hear

As with every year, 2017 saw the rise of an innumerable amount of talented artists. From the explosive return of SZA to sweet debuts from GoldLink, Smino, and Sabrina Claudio, many received their well-deserved shine.

To help sift through the sea of newcomers and veterans alike, here are a few of our favorites from the past year:

Andy: While more commonly recognized for his production for artists including A$AP RockyRick Ross, and FutureChildish Major is continuing to climb the charts for his vocal work as well. I first came across the Atlanta artist when he teamed up with SZA and Isaiah Rashad on “Happy Birthday,” a track that would serve as one the lead singles from his recent WOO$AH project. “I Like You” pairs his fleeting verses with verses from 6LACK and DRAM, topped off with woozy production from Supah Mario.

Andy: As a member of the creative empire known as MSFTSrep¿Téo? weaves between bellowing croons and crisp verses. “Uno Dos” with Jaden Smith plays like an ominous Amélie soundtrack B-side with a fresh rap twist. Subtle guitar riffs and a steady pocket from Teo Halm carry the track forward as ¿Téo? and Jaden trade swift verses. Needless to say, this is one I’ve had on repeat for a while now and leaves me looking forward to more music from the MSFTSrep crew. – Andy

Jonah: IDK‘s IWASVERYBAD boasts a routinely self-reflective tone, delving into IDK’s life as he discusses love, youth, his relationship with his mother, and more; the Maryland rapper offers himself for examination as a microcosm of the industry that changed his life, challenging the voyeuristic obsession with the American “gangbanger.” These themes come to head in “Black Sheep, White Dove,” a glowing ode to IDK’s late mother that is a testament to his musical, lyrical, and emotional progression. Boasting a painfully melancholy hook, the track undergoes several evolutions that work in tandem with IDK’s ongoing reckoning with the past, searching within himself for acceptance and absolution. IDK poised on the edge, penning a powerful eulogy and proving himself a complex artist and person that does not fit within the two-dimensional chalk lines he refutes. – Jonah

Jonah: BROCKHAMPTON haven’t been out of the headlines since dropping the first Saturation. Three albums later, BROCKHAMPTON have attracted an ardent fan base and released some of the year’s finest music. Saturation III represents the culmination of the series, tying together themes and demonstrating the group’s growth over the course of the three installments. “BLEACH” stands as one of the album’s few unexpected collaborations; Ryan Beatty’s chorus is a bittersweet R&B falsetto that tinges the song with a mournful flavor as the Brockhampton boys combine with characteristic coordination. Each verse is very much a part of those surrounding it, gradually spiraling into the pitched murmurings that carry it towards its close and invite listeners to get lost in the track just as its creators did. – Jonah

Keenan: To say that Brent Faiyaz has had an incredible year would be an understatement. Besides singing one of the catchiest hooks I’ve ever heard on a Grammy nominated single, his Sonder (alongside producers Dpat and Atu) released their stellar project Into. To cap it all off, Faiyaz dropped his intensely personal debut album Sonder Son, perhaps my favorite album of the year. “Gang Over Luv” is one of my favorite cuts off the album, invoking a vivid youthful nostalgia. – Keenan

Keenan: For years now Sángo has made a name for himself by taking samples of Brazilian “baile funk” or “funk carioca,” flipping them with his own unique spin. “Conte a Todos” is Sángo at his best, combining hard hitting drums with an infectious melody impossible to stay still to. 2017 was the year I dove into the wave that Sángo has created in Brazil and beyong with “Conte a Todos” standing as one of the songs that dragged me in headfirst. – Keenan

Camille: With its mellow beat, bright keys, and smooth harmonies, Rejjie Snow‘s “PURPLE TUESDAY” featuring Joey Bada$$ and Jesse Boykins III presents a call for unity in the face of modern day struggles. – Camille

Camille: Produced by H.E.R. and MNEK, “2” illustrates a twisted tale of love, cheating, and revenge. The self-titled album was intended to allow “women to really feel how honest and vulnerable [she is] and to understand that they are not alone and that these are all human emotions.” – Camille

Andy: Ciscero has been killing it all year. From teaming with GoldLink on “Fall In Love” to the JULiA LEWiS-produced “Potential,” the DMV rep is steadily building his resume. j.robb flips the Mick Jenkins and BADBADNOTGOOD cover of “On The Map,” allowing Ciscero, Jay Prince, and Foggieraw to swoop in and create the perfect soundtrack for whipping around town. – Andy

Andy: Rayana Jay has an alluring voice and aura that allows her to reel in listeners with ease. As one of the true standouts from her Morning After EP, “Magic” recruits producer ROMderful for a disco- and funk-filled joyride. She shines over a whipping bassline with a classic call and response that culminates in an effortless jam that’s sure to have you grooving along. – Andy

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our Don’t Sleep playlist on Spotify.


Smino Teases Debut Album With “blkswn”

Smino catapulted himself into the spotlight this year with his breakout blkjuptr EP and has since kept us eager for more with tracks like “Kajun” and “menu.”

Fresh off touring with Mick Jenkins, the Zero Fatigue captain returns with a taste of his debut album, blkswn. The title track was produced by Seattle producer Sángo—who’s also finishing up his own proper debut—combining their talents in an ethereal tune. Smino’s elastic flow trails over Sángo’s cosmic production, brought together with a whipping hook.

Stream “blkswn” below and stay tuned for more info on the album.

Dave B. & Sángo Lead An Adventure With Joint Album, ‘Tomorrow’

A few months back, Dave B. and Sángo of Soulection connected for “Got It From,” propelling the powerful duo into the spotlight. After maintaining momentum with “Parallel” and “Help Me Find A Way,” the Seattle powerhouse has unveiled their joint album, Tomorrow. Sángo paints a wide range of soundscapes for Dave to handle with ease as he strings together soft croons and a collection of flows with each verse.

Tomorrow weaves together a sonic medley of upbeat bangers and hazy cuts, and features a single guest appearance from Key Nyata on “Do Not Disturb.” Iconic Seattle producer Jake One, who has worked with Dave in the past on tracks like “Leaves” and “The Way,” also steps in to co-produce “Whatever Happens.” Culminating in a cohesive sound, Tomorrow easily stands as one of the smoothest albums of the year.

Indulge in the fruits of their labor below and grab your copy of the album via iTunes.

Dave B.: Twitter // SoundCloud

Sángo: Twitter // SoundCloud

Dave B. Drops Visuals For “Outside,” Teases New Album With Sángo

From his latest project, Punch Drunk, to recent collabs with SángoDave B is one of the most promising artists out. Seamlessly transitioning between smooth singing and rapping, Dave continues to craft and hone his signature sound.

If you enjoyed “Parallel” and “Got It From” as much as we did, you’re in luck—Dave and Sángo announced they have a full project together titled Tomorrow. The Soulection producer shared the news on Twitter earlier this week:

To get us even more hyped, the Seattle duo has dropped off their latest track, “Help Me Find A Way.” Balancing Sángo’s hard-hitting production with Dave’s suave delivery, this is one we’ll definitely have on repeat.

Their new track is also accompanied by Dave’s latest music video for Punch Drunk‘s “Outside.” Directed by Warsame Warsame and Samuel J. Roberts, who also brought “Worth It” to life, follows Dave rapping alongside vibrant hedges and puppies while sipping slow.

Check out their new collab and Dave’s video for “Outside” below.

Dave B: Twitter // SoundCloud

Sángo: Twitter // SoundCloud

Smino Taps Jean Deaux & Sángo For “Lemon Pon Goose”

Smino has been on a hot streak lately; from his newly revised blkjuptr EP to his growing list of loosies with Monte Booker, the St. Louis artist continues to impress with each release.

Following April’s “menu,” Smino has unveiled his latest cut, “Lemon Pon Goose.” His dancehall track features his energetic raps and clever wordplay, as well as a swift verse from Jean Deaux. Coupled with production from Soulection’s Sángo, the trio has another undoubtable hit on their hands.

Join in on the fun below and stay tuned for more from Zerø Fatigue.

Smino: Twitter // SoundCloud

Jean Deaux: Twitter // SoundCloud

Sángo: Twitter // SoundCloud

GoldLink is Heading on Tour, Announces Australia + US Dates

DMV’s own GoldLink has officially announced his upcoming Australia and US tour following the release of his debut album, And After That, We Didn’t Talk. Many special guests are set to appear on his upcoming tour, including Soulection’s Sango, with more to be confirmed. The future bounce leader has recently shared the stage with Anderson .Paak and Wale. Judging by the recap videos I’ve seen, fans both old and new will definitely be in for a treat!

Peep the dates below and grab your own copy of the album via iTunes.


GoldLink: Twitter // SoundCloud // Website