Baby Jey was founded by two singer-songwriters Jeremy Witten and Dean Kheroufi. For their forthcoming new record, Someday Cowboy, they added Montreal producer Mitch Holtby into the mix. His multi-genre background spans a hip-hop career that saw him open for acts like Big Boi, Cadence Weapon, Buck 65 and Chali 2na. This unique match between singer-songwriters and a hip-hop producer may partially explain the album’s unique blend of shimmery synths and pulsing rhythms with lap steel guitar and jangling mandolins.
"When we wrote these songs, we were listening to all kinds of different stuff. Lots of country music from the 80s like Tanya Tucker, Keith Whitley and Johnny Lee, lots of soft rock like America and Carole King, lots of Prince. I guess our first single – “Someday My Space Cowboy Will Come” – is a play on “Someday My Prince Will Come.” It’s a fun little tune about having a mirage in the desert."
Someday Cowboy was recorded in two days in my childhood home – we wanted a cozy and intimate setting to record and we were too broke to rent a studio. There’s a certain feeling of nostalgia to a lot of the album’s lyrics – we reminisce about tobogganing as kids and dreaming about cowboys, so it’s fitting that I was able to play the same piano that I first learned on. Since Someday Cowboy was recorded live off the floor in a living room, the piano had to be covered in blankets to prevent the sound from leaking to other mics.
The release of Someday Cowboy on September 14th (on NYC label Maintenance Records) will mark an important transition for both Dean and myself as we move to New York City. I’ve been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to complete an M.A. in History at The New School, while Dean is set to begin working full-time in the city. We plan to continue performing and will begin recording a new album in late 2018."
“Just Right” features elite lyricism and flow from Ruste Juxx and MCRE combined with head-nodding production and precise cuts from Finland’s DJ Rullbiza.This track will get the attention of any Hip-Hop head and is sure to stay in rotation.
DJ Rullbiza is a Scratch DJ/Producer from Finland. He has worked with many Finish Hip-Hop artists from the late 90s and has worked with artists worldwide providing scratch hooks. He performed as a warmup artist for a show with RA the Rugged Man, Mr. Green, and Afro in Finland. He is also a member of the DJ crew “Cross Fader Patrol.”
Ruste Juxx is an American rapper. He was born and raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He was a protege of Sean Price, and a frequent guest rapper on Duck Down Records recordings. His first appearance was on the song "Magnum Force" off Heltah Skeltah's Magnum Force. Juxx has been a highly respected artist in the industry for over two decades.
MCRE is an American rapper from Connecticut. He has collaborated with the likes of Pharoahe Monch and El Gant and has become a well-respected lyricist in underground Hip-Hop, earning high praises from Chino XL, Sadat X and others.
SAZE is an Indie Alternative Hip-Hop recording artist and producer who's unique approach to hip-hop is being hailed as compellingly eccentric, dark and blissful.
Relatable and intriguing lyrical content delivered with dexterous flows, technically savvy rapping and sincere melodic and moody vocals are cornerstones of the Brooklyn-based, New Jersey-born artist’s brand.
His confidently cool yet vulnerable voice is complemented by his unique approach to production: a cocoon of rich synthesizer textures, shimmering yet strong melodies and chords, ambient but powerful bass lines complete with aggressive drum sounds and palpable rhythms while modulated and precisely chopped sample flips help to further paint the sonic picture.
SAZE has found a way to craft the soundtrack to life's ups and downs in a fresh, creative style that plays by nobody's rules except for his own.
"The Golden Octave" is the debut album release from Toronto based singer/songwriter Witch Prophet. 'The Golden Octave' is a multi-layered offering, mirroring Witch Prophet's intersectionality and lived experiences as an East African, queer, mother living in the diaspora.
Influenced by both hip-hop and electronic music, Bandeauxx. is a project focused on minimal, electronic pop. Yes, there's rapping. Yes, there's singing too. "I wanted to create a more open-ended take on music that reflected the world we actually live in" says Bandeauxx. "Where ideas and creativity combine to form something greater than the sum of its parts". Bandeauxx. is currently working on a series of projects and playlists focused on non-traditional electronic sounds.
The whole driving force behind the True To Form EP was "do the most honest music you can". Mixing elements from deep house to dancehall, hip-hop and electronic music as whole, True To Form as an EP is planting a flag for a sound in an ever-shifting musical climate. Written in locations like Singapore, Thailand, Los Angeles and Miami, the concept for the EP took shape over 18 months while doing remixes for artists like Xains, LINES, Paperwater and Voila Snow. Now, fully realized, Bandeauxx. is ready to show the world a new sound in and outside of the festivals.
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.