“I just wanna make stuff you can play really loudly out your motor, while driving round when it’s sunny! Me and Kurly have been mates for a long time, he’s an amazing live MC, he always gets the rave gassed to 100. I knew he’d be perfect to bring that bubble and fun to this record. It’s literally just about having a good time. I’ve got a batch of other records ready to go and this feels like the right way to introduce the next phase in the FTSE story.”
FTSE brings the party with the help of MC Kurly to kick off the Fourth Edition of the Black Cat Tapes podcast with their new banger, “I’ll show You A Good Time” out on Ministry of Sound! Be sure to become a fan on Facebook and also check out the official website www.thankftse.com.
What can I say except I absolutely LOVE this track “Girlie Bits” from Melbourne, Australia’s Ali Barter. Her clever wordplay really shines a light on the issues Women still face today in 2018. Fan her on Facebook and be sure to visit her official website (www.alibartermusic.com) on your way to buying her new albumA Suitable Girl.
A long time ago in Nowhere galaxy far, far away… It is a period of civil boredom. Drens’ spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Selfie Empire. During the battle, Drens’ spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the BICYCLE, a two-wheel intergalactic space station with enough power… to brighten up an entire planet, if in the right hands.Pursued by the Selfie Empire’s sinister agents, Drens race home on their boards, custodians of the stolen plans that can save all people and restore fun & friendship to the galaxy… and will.
Drens stop in real quick to give us “Bicycle Rider,” and boy does that song get me hyped! Stay in the loop with the band on Facebook and be sure to head to their official website www.drens.de.
(Independent – Washington, DC // Brooklyn, NY – U.S.A.)
Born in Washington, DC and now calling Brooklyn home, Cautious Clay delights our ears with his new single “Call Me.” He’s an artist with a unique sound and a beautiful voice we love here at Black Cat Tapes. Make sure you are a fan and you follow him on the gram.
Teejay Johnson is a female lyricist hailing from Richmond, VA. As a child, this artist began rhyming for elementary school plays and poetry competitions. When she came of age, writing became therapeutic.
Teejay Johnson keeps the podcast moving right along with her sick flow and her latest single “Way Up.” Her ‘gives no f$%@’s’ attitude towards America and the tense times we find ourselves in made us gravitate to her and her unique lyrical gift. Be sure you follow her Soundcloud to stay in the loop with future releases!!
a song about dedication going unseen and under appreciated
Born in Ireland, but calling Chicago, IL home nowadays is our next artist Heather O’neill and her heartfelt tune “Nicotine and Neon.” Hard work and dedication has not gone unseen this time around! Be sure you head to Heather’s official website heather-oneill.com for more info and to purchase all of her music!
Pre-Experimental Go free. Return to the heart. Share what your soul wants you to share. Why care egotistically.
Brand‘s new single “Levels” is a deep and downright captivating tune. I hope you enjoy just as much as I do! If you do and you’re reading this the day the podcast is released, join me at their show tonight in Santa Monica 🙂 (Event Info)
Also, pickup a downlizoad of their new album hurr.
Anumi really caught my attention for their ability to make a song that sonically, could easily be slipped into rotation on Power106 or Real92.3 here in LA, while lyrically flipping the script on the whole genre!
Bobbi Rohs is an artist who has unveiled the true definition of what it means to find comfort in her own shadow.
Bobbi recently lost her best friend and LA flatmate in the summer of 2017. B was her driving force, her inspiration, her support, and her fountain of love. In navigating such a traumatic event, she says she has been forced to reinvent herself.
Like a lotus, a new sound has risen, blossoming through in her second album ITSJUSTTHELETTERB, a dedication dropping on Text Me Records in June of 2018.
Bobbi Rohs is an artist. Words muddy up the music, so I choose to use as few as possible, but “Lay Me Down Slow” is a sonic-masterpiece! Support this amazing new artist and purchase her new album ITSJUSTTHELETTERB.
Saba Abraha is from Ethiopia, a place you don’t necessarily here new music from here in the “West” every day. Her voice is beautiful, and the production is slick, to say the least. Be sure to show her some love on Twitter.
What can I say except I LOVE Gwen Stefani, I LOVED this song back in the day, and LOVE LOVE LOVE the new Birthdayy Partyy remix. What else would you expect, except the best from the birthplace of house music, Chi-town?
LuluJames is an exceptionally talented new artist who calls London, England home and goes by the stage name 3rdCultureKid. Her brand new single “Mto” is enchanting and draws you into its beautiful groove and leaves you wanting more. Click play below and see for yourself! 🙂
She was born in Tanzania and was raised there until she reached age 6. She landed in Newcastle without a word of English or a thick enough coat, swapping Kilimanjaro for South Shields. A turbulent childhood followed, and by 16, Lulu was on her own.
After going back to Africa, to reconnect with her family, her roots and the music, the singer is now back with a fresh new sound that bridges her two worlds. Her music is a patchwork of stories woven from the many lives she’s already lived, told with an unabashed honest that is visceral.
Once again, I implore you to blow this artist on the rise, UP!!! Be sure to follow, share and support 3rdCultureKid via the links below!
Fair warning, this one is an ear-worm! I seriously can’t stop catching myself swinging/gyrating my hips and bobbling my head from side to side to the enchanting sounds of Cherry Glazerr‘s intoxicating vocal melodies laid over the thick indie rock goodness that is their latest single “Juicy Socks,” video linked below… Don’t be nervous, just click play! 🙂
And as always be sure to follow, share and support these awesome upcoming artists via the links below!
Buy ‘Juicy Socks’ by Cherry Glazerr from their full length ApocalipstickHERE!
What can I say except for I’ve really been sleeping on J. Cole. Not that I wasn’t aware of him, and his music. I definitely enjoyed the songs of his that made their way to mainstream hip-hop radio here in LA, but I had never stopped to really examine the artist, and who he was beyond the “pop-single” surface…
Well then there was yesterday, and after hearing yet another J.Cole “pop-single” on the radio, and thinking ,”there is something more to this dude, I feel like all his lyrics are kind of conscious…”, I started his new album KOD on Spotify from the beginning, and discovered my new current favorite rapper.
KOD the album was released this past 4/20/18, and in my opinion is up there with some of the rap/hip-hop greats; Doggystyle, The Chronic, E. 1999 Eternal, Enter The 36 Chambers, Etc., instantly for me.
Below is a sample of KOD, not the “pop-single” you may hear on the radio at the moment, a very conscious tune by the name of “Brackets”…