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(Ministry of Sound / Roller Blaster Records – UK)
“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.
(INERTIA – Melbourne – Australia)
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 album A Suitable Girl.
(OMN Label Services / Rough Trade – Dortmund / Cologne – Germany)
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.
(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.
(Independent – Richmond, VA – U.S.A. )
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!!
(Independent – Ireland/Chicago – U.S.A.)
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!
(Independent – Los Angles, CA – U.S.A.)
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.
(Independent – Aurora, Illinois – U.S.A)
Superhero Duo – Broker than the system is… Dog.
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!
Be sure you blow them up at their website www.anumi.art.
(Sibling Records – Germany)
Singer/songwriter influenced by quirky 60s sounds and modern beat driven production.
Ay Wing gives us a lovely, tasty, treat with “Ice Cream Dream” the heavy-hitting dance throwback, with a polished modern slam to the beat!
Go to aywing.com and support this amazing songstress!
(Independent – Bern – Switzerland)
“Where earthy Grooves and Melodies soft as the Wind meet, the Roots of Rock, Modern Jazz and Melancholic Pop grow into an Elm Tree.”
Forlorn Elm paint a beautiful soundscape with their single “Falling Apart.” Be sure to follow them on Facebook.
11. Grand Cross – Grace & Unrest
(Independent – Connecticut – U.S.A.)
Grand Cross are a hardcore band from Connecticut, USA.
How mysterious, we don’t know ANYTHING about these guys ‘cept they rock our socks off! <3
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.
(Ragatac Music – Trinidad and Tobago)
“Trinidads uprising singjay MOSIAH blaze a fire on slavemasters and world leaders”
Mosiah definitely blazes some hot fire with his new single “Burning Red,” a conscious tune going after the oppressors of the world! Be sure to join him on his mission and follow his Facebook.
Then also buy his latest album HERE.
(Silent Sounds – U.S.A.)
Beats & Booze – Stay Hvppy 🙂
HVPPY HOUR is a sick producer from here stateside, and that’s about all we know about him. Buy his “Tight Jeans” in iTunes.
(94sGold – Eritrea – Ethiopia)
Ethiopian songstess, Saba Abraha.
(Independent – Sharon, Pennsylvania – U.S.A. )
“young and raw artist from Sharon, PA who takes a creative approach to his music”
Ross has another sick flow and a deep message, two things we love here at Black Cat Tapes so we had to show love! Make sure you give my man a follow on Soundcloud!
(Independent – Chicago, IL – U.S.A.)
Partyy Music for Partyy People.
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?
(Independent – Ellsworth, Maine – U.S.A.)
Music producer – Rapper – Filmmaker
Charlotte, North Carolina -> Federal Way, Washington -> Ellsworth, Maine (current)
“Lay Back in the Way Back” from eLIJAH isn’t your typical everyday flow, and to be honest that, plus those sick organ keys, is what really caught my attention. Be sure to follow my man on Soundcloud.
Thanks for listening, and reading everybody!
Much LOVE! 🙂 <3