There’s a new breed of activist in town, and hes coming to us with a classic tune for all of those subject to discrimination or hate, just because they were born differently.
The track “So Gay” can be seen in a few different ways, for example, one could see it as a invitation to accept yourself and others for who they are, and others may just see this song as a big middle finger to those who have already acted harshly against anyone a part of the LGBTQ community.
The track itself draws from lots of different styles, drawing from inspirations from around the globe. With a Blues styled husk, Hunter sings the lyrics with strength and passion, while the instrumentation has military nuances, the inclusion of guitars, and a heavy Bass section culminating in this momentous opus.
So be sure to check Hunter out:
Activist and Artist ‘Hunter’ dabbles in pretty much everything creative, whether it be fashion, music or art, Hunter has no barriers when it comes to creation.
New song ‘So Gay’ is a protest to all those who discriminate, or negatively look at people who are different in any aspect. As well as that, the lyrics show the basic and forefront mentality that ‘i am who i am, take it or leave it’, which i feel has a great effect on audiences around the world.
The track itself has influence from blues, to Pop and dance, giving a well rounded and stylistically intriguing take on music that focus on this subject matter.
Its bold and unapologetic about its roots, making hunter a great performer, writer and creator.
Be sure to check him out:
“For us, this is more than just a music video. Like the song itself, we wanted to reach out to as many people as possible, people who have been less fortunate in life, giving them a platform to tell their stories. On researching the ideas for the video, we came across so many charities, and while they are all doing such great work, we were immediately inspired by A Sense of Home and wanted to show support and build awareness. This organisation offered a real solution that could be rolled out across the world, particularly in Ireland where this problem is so prevalent. So please help us share it wide and share it proud with Arms Open.”
Mark, Danny + Glen
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As an artist myself, I know what it is like to write and record your own music, without any financial backing or any other perks to start you off the in the music industry.
However, Christopher Dickinson has surpassed expectations of bedroom composers, as he recorded his most recent single ‘Blow The Roof Off’, entirely at his camp base in the middle east while serving for the US army, fighting for freedom.
This would be no hurdle for the producer, who managed to rig up a fairly cool set up, including Ableton Live; Fruity Loops; Pioneer XDJ and Novation Launchpad. Not Too bad, is it?!
Christopher has expressed his feelings on how he wants to get out of the army, and he feels this could be a possible way to drive his focus towards his overall goal, music making.
Be sure to check out Christopher and his brand new track ‘Blow the Roof Off’, out now:
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Music Bear Tony Banks is aiming to be perceived as the ultimate hip-hop storyteller, and his latest single ‘Run!’ would suggest that he is more than on his way to achieving this.
As part of the LGBT community, Tony has fought against the typical mainstream image that hip-hop music is a hetero-dominated genre, finding his own corner of the musical world which sees him mixing a potent blend of rap, dance and house with his own genre of hip-hop. It’s music for the club, it’s music for everyday and most importantly, it’s music for today with the way that it highlights the faults in society and the oppression of black lives in America.
Many perceive the genre of hip-hop to be nothing more than fast lyrics and attitude, but Tony Banks has transformed the style into something much more with ‘Run!’, managing to tell a story beneath the pulsating beats and soul inspired vocals of collaborators, EarthTone and JwlB.
Standing out from the crowd whilst going from nothing to something, all on his own merits with the help of his outspoken and unapologetic personality – Tony personifies the American Dream. This guy is more than just an artist.
Upcoming artist and music producer M3staken (M3) releases his new soundtrack album titled ‘Apex’. The 8-track collection of instrumental hip-hop features original productions with an experimental twist.
Born and raised in South Carolina, M3 made ‘Apex’ as an attempt to create a unique fusion of classical, hip-hop and electronic styles. It’s an ambitious piece of work for a young producer but he states that “as a primarily hip-hop based artist, it was important for me to emphasise the amount of musicality there is in hip-hop, while also using a mix of classical styles and modern techniques”.
Taking inspiration from the likes of Joey Bada$$, FKA Twigs and Jamie xx, M3’s unique style fuses classical, hip-hop and electronic styles.
M3staken’s classical sound contrasting with the hip-hop beats comes from unique techniques such as using live classical pianos rather than samples, escaping the hip-hop cliché. Consequently, there is an authenticity to his music that sets M3 apart from the crowd.
Definitely worth a listen for those ambitious listeners out there who enjoy something that pushes the boundaries!
‘Turn U On’ by KADI is not just a catchy hip-hop-rap track that you’ll be coming back to for more, but it is also employs a message behind the lyrics and this is rare in the urban genre.
We all know the stereotypical topics that many rappers explore: drink, drugs, crime and sex – but KADI is looking to take the genre that she loves away from this.
Having realised that the urban industry portrays a very skewed image of women where ‘having a big ass or showing your breasts gets you attention’, KADI felt something had to be done and she is using her music to combat this.
‘Turn U On’ is a song of female empowerment, demonstrating that women don’t have to be sexual to get far, exemplified in KADI’s hook line: ‘I bet I turn you on with my clothes on’. More poignant and intelligent lyricism follows, showing that KADI is not just another urban artist to be lost in the crowd.
Music should have a message and the one that KADI is pushing forward is doing good for both hip-hop music as well as young females all over the world.