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Toronto singer/songwriter/freestyler Olive B, aka Nicole Olivia Balsom, has shared a free stream of her track ‘joey moon’.
The track’s name comes from her father’s old band, Joey Moon and the Crescents.
Balsom comes from a classical background but in an e-mail, she said that, “It was freestyling alone over basic guitar chords or over beats at parties that I really found my musical outlet.”
She hooked up with Toronto producer Kayobe who was looking for a singer for his track ‘Sun Don’t Shine’. The two felt an immediate musical connection and started writing music together, Just a few weeks after meeting, they were working on her debut album no(w)here, out now.
“The majority of my recent music has been in collaboration with Chewy, a Vancouver producer, who I met through mutuals,” Balsom said in an e-mail. “When it came to creating my new single, Chewy sent me the beat and 30 minutes later, I responded with the freestyle for the first verse of ‘joey moon’.”
This follows the release of Balsom’s track ‘always you’, also streaming for free;
Liverpool-based jangle pop duo Her’s have shared a free stream of ‘Love on the Line (Call Now)’.
They also unveiled their upcoming live dates;
Friday 18th May
Beach Venue 2 (SESAC Stage) – 13:00 – 13:30
Horatio’s (DIY Stage) – 22:15 – 22:45
Saturday 19th May
St. Marys Church (Brighton’s Finest Alt Escape Stage) – 18:50 – 19:20
The video finds EverythingOShauN and his brother/producer Xpress, aka DJXP, in a monochromatic world where they become more introspective with their eyes closed, seeing more with their eyes closed leading to eccentric flashes.
French duo Justice have shared the video for ‘Stop’.
The animated clip was created by Mrzyk & Moriceau, the duo behind videos from Air and Sebastian Tellier.
Catch Justice on the following dates;
It’s taken from Powers’ forthcoming EP, due to be released on Commission Music.
He first gained attention thanks to his co-production work on Joey Bada$$’s RIAA platinum certified single “Devastated”. He’s currently on the road with Joey as the official DJ for his Amerikkkana tour.
Powers grew up in Clinton Hill and Fort Greene, two Brooklyn neighbourhoods known for being breeding grounds for musical talent including Erykah Badu, Mos Def, and Talib Kweli. Music played a big role in his life, he attended his jazz drummer father’s gigs since he was a baby.
“I think the first time I learned to walk was at one of his gigs,” Powers said in a press release.
His mother, a dancer, introduced him to The Neptunes, a band that would prove to be one of his biggest production influences. While he was attending Edward R. Murrow High School, he turned his attention to DJ’ing and met the late Courtney Jamal Dewar, aka Capital STEEZ thanks to his admiration for his rhyming ability. The two discussed starting a hip-hop collective and connected with Joey Bada$$ after a talent show and Pro Era was born.
After spending one semester at Berklee College of Music, where he was attending on a full scholarship, he joined the Pro Era crew on the Best Coast Tour. The exciting year ended in tragedy with STEEZ’s death on December 23, 2012. As he spent the holidays mourning the loss of his friends, the love and condolences came in from the fans they had gained over the years.
It made me realize how many eyes were on us with all the people who were shouting out STEEZ,” he said.