Hip Hop

Exclusive premiere: NYC label ARENA 01 launches with compilation of NYC Artists

Visionary music producer David Sisko is releasing a summer mixtape ("#1 Summer") to launch his NYC-based independent record label, Arena 01. Sisko has made quite the name for himself with his production approach to blur genre lines in favor of balancing creative expression with technical innovation. His credits include small and big artists like Lykke Li, Passion Pit, Gwen Stefani, and Sandflower, to name a few.  #1 Summer will be out on July 5th on all digital platforms worldwide. - Susan Moon

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Handsome Naked

Comedy Rap Trio Handsome Naked are preparing to release their 7th studio album, Doors, on July 19th. This is the hilarious work of Eric Oren, Chucho Perez and Brad Kemp, and view the video for the album’s first single, “Fallontine’s Day”, below.

The trio will be appearing on NBC and Chrissy Teigen’s new show Bring The Funny this summer, which premiere’s on July 9th.

You can catch Handsome Naked with Planet Booty and The Cell Phones at Subterranean on July 22nd.

Not Lovely “Ultraviolet Carnation”

Jazz and Hip Hop group Not Lovely is back, having released a new single, “Ultraviolet Carnation”, last week, and promising an album is on the way.

This the band’s second official single, and is three year’s in the making. Not Lovely, on this single, is the work of Joshua Virtue (Vocals), Jack Clements (Vocals), Michael Queenan (Vocals/Guitar), Hannah Fidler (Vocals), Taylor Stevenson (Drums, Synth), Alex Murphy (Keys), and Simon Ciaccio (Bass).

California English

Local beat maker California English (aka Matthew Donnelly) is releasing a new EP called Goodnight, Rose this Friday, July 5th. This is the producers first follow-up to his debut album, Dream Sequence, which was released last year.

Glitter Moneyyy @ Empty Bottle (7/11)

Glitter Moneyyy is the Rap duo of Queen Trashley and TayyySlayyy and over the last month they released the first two single, “Yes!” and “Nastyyy”, from their forthcoming sophomore album, Binge. The album, which is being released by No Trend Records on July 12th, features production from SuperKnova, Brad Kemp, and Messy Beatz.

You can catch Glitter Moneyyy at Empty Bottle on July 11th with SHOWYOUSUCK and J Bambii.

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