SALES released an exhilarating remix of the lead single from their forthcoming debut EP today, with production from XXYYXX. This is a delightful flip, warping their somber cut into an even moodier and lofi record - you can catch the original here along with info on how to order hard copies of their debut project dropping September 22nd.
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Logic samples an Eazy-E classic for a nostalgic boom-bap joint, dropping off the self produced title track from his forthcoming major label debut. Executive produced by No I.D., Logic has definitely been impressing with his latest material, sounding ever confident on this latest record - stream below while you await the release of his album on October 21st.
Anthony Almxghty unveiled his sophomore EP Ode Inglish recently, and celebrated it's release with a party in Downtown Oakland. Bringing along the likes of Down 2 Earth, Tia, a rare DUCKWRTH appearance and other homies, look out for a feature on the artist formerly known as RGLND's project to appear soon.
In celebration of Alt-J's release of their sophomore album, This is All Yours, they decide to release a remix to one of their songs featuring Big K.R.I.T. Never in a million years could we have seen this coming, not only does he remix the beat but he also adds a verse that made the track even better. KRIT will also be releasing a new project tomorrow, but for now check out Big K.R.I.T. flip above.
Childish gave news that he was dropping a new project entitled STN MTN/KAUAI soon. Today Gambino gives us a glimpse of what it will be like with "Sober". A melodic track that is reminiscent of 80's groove with a Gambino twist. Childish Gambino doesn't even rap on this track which even makes it that much significant. Check out Gambino, as he serenades you with his vocals on the rough version of the song.
Today it was announced that Big Sean signed to Roc Nation management, and in continuing with the theme of good news, Sean liberates 4 new cuts for his fans. With some heavy hitting production from the likes of Mike WiLL Made It, Key Wane, another DJ Mustard and Kanye collaboration (they co-produced "Sanctified"), Nate Fox and Da Internz. "I Don't Fuck With You" also enlists Bay Area legend E-40 for a verse, look out for Sean to make some more noise soon.
Veeejzilla is a name that may already be familiar to frequent readers of the site, his contributions to our content have been pretty big, with him doing the design on our features on Supreme's Designer Drugs LP and Saba's Comfort Zone. Last weekend, we hosted the "HEATWAVE" BBQ at Lake Merritt alongside Oakland Music Festival (which is on September 27th, get your tickets now) and HNRL, and headed up to the Haight Street Festival with Veeej the next day. Below check out some words and photos from Veeej of the two events, and be sure to check out his brand Happen Clothing while you're at it. If you have any photos from our BBQ, or just any event we've hosted in general, hit us up or hashtag those with #youthfulkinfolk on Instagram so we can check em out.
Looking at the bigger picture, September is a packed and busy month. This past weekend, Youth Kinfolk, in association with HNRL and Oakland Music Festival, held a BBQ on a beautiful day at Lake Merritt. Good vibes were present, food was provided, and music was blasting with sets from Mele$ Wave and Shruggs. They'll be hosting an event later this month - stay tuned.
This was then followed up by the Inaugural Haight St. Music & Merchants Street Festival hosted and thrown together by by Pink Dolphin, Blackscale, Diamond, and Derby SF. It was truly a beautiful thing to see what happens when the community comes together. There were multiple stages with the likes of Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, J-Boog, HBK, Evidence and Alchemist, and many others gracing them. Nicky Diamonds brought out his fleet of luxury cars and Pink Dolphin had a line around the block for a Kool John meet and greet for $hmop City.