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New Release: Oreo Jones – Cash For Gold (RS052)

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Oreo Jones returns with Cash 4 Gold, his first full length LP since Betty!

Indianapolis rapper Oreo Jones makes hip-hop for people with unreasonable expectations of what hip-hop can and should be. A gifted lyricist with an ear for rich, textured beats that check off most boxes on the “new school” and “true school” checklists, Jones is both classicist and futurist. “Cash for Gold” delivers the soulful instrumentation that backpack-toting boom-bap addicts demand, the emotional vulnerability we expect in a post-Drake world, and a heavyweight intelligence that never becomes condescendingly academic. Jones isn’t afraid to indulge in classic tropes like the shoeboxes full of cash in “Sufficient Funds,” but never gets hung up on them; he uses pop-culture and sci-fi reference points without relying on them as a crutch. Most importantly, his songs are infectious, the sort that burrow into you brain and remain lodged there for days. Hip-hop in the 21st century means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but Jones is among the rare artists who can satisfy all of them.

Sean L Maloney of the Boston Globe

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World Premiere: John Stamps – G Baby (Official Music Video)

John Stamps just dropped the visuals for his lead single “G Baby” from his Rad Summer debut Green Eggs and Yam!  The track features production from KNAGS, and the video was directed by Joey Ehrgott.  Watch for his album coming first quarter 2016 and for a limited time grab “G Baby” for free via soundcloud!

New Release: Bangs Nicely – The Let Go (RS049)

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Bangs Nicely just dropped his debut full length release The Let Go. The project picks up right where the lead single the Sun Goes Down left off and features the producers signature blend of ambient, downtempo, and trip-hop cuts. As the artist’s name might imply, each and every track bangs nicely.

PURCHASE: Bangs Nicely – The Let Go (RS049)

 

FREE DOWNLOAD: SIRIUS BLVCK – Light in the Attic Remixes (RS047)

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SIRIUS follows up LITA with a 5 track remix EP featuring Lemi Vice x Action Jackson, Shy Guy Says, Bangs Nicely, Lonegevity, and Dylan Prevails.  Download it for free or purchase it on any digital retailer.

Sirius Blvck – Hocus Pocus [Official Music Video]

The first single off of Chedda Biscuits gets the video treatment directed by Miro!

Rad Summer Showcase @ Pit Stop Music Festival

This past weekend, Bloomington was host to the Pit Stop Music Festival, inspired and organized for numerous musical groups en-route to SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas. Rad Summer was in full force on Friday, with label artists performing at The Buskirk Chumley Theater, The Bishop, and The Back Door. Action Jackson, Oreo Jones, Sirius Blvck, Party Lines, Andy D, and PHNM all performed sets. The festival also featured MadLib, Murder By Death, and Maps and Atlases, among others.

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PHNM @ The Buskirk Chumley
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Rad Summer artists performing this week at SXSW include Oreo Jones, Sirius Blvck, TimeSquared, PHNM, David Owen, and newest addition John Stamps. For the full schedule and artist lineup, visit http://sxsw.com/.

New Release: Party Lines – Fool for Losin You (RS045)

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Party Lines’ sophomore release presents a strong danceable and emotional contribution to the Rad Summer catalog!

Party Lines make their return with Fool for Losin You, their second release on Rad Summer.  The lead and title song sets the tone for the entire five track project with the group’s trademark 80’s influenced synth funk sounds.  Between new lead singer Ed Lanier’s soulful voice and a noticeable maturity in song writing, Party Lines have crafted an EP that is not only danceable but also lyrically compelling.  Watch for a video to follow soon!

STREAM: Party Lines – Fool for Losin You (RS045)
PURCHASE: Party Lines – Fool for Losin You (RS045)

SIRIUS BLVCK – Backwoods (Official Music Video)

It has been almost two months since Indianapolis MC Sirius Blvck dropped Light in the Attic, the final piece in his trilogy alongside produced Bones of Ghosts. Since the December release, Blvck has continued to hold the public’s interest by performing live, providing guest verses (listen to this smash), and also a steady stream of visuals off of LITA.

Prior to right now, we have seen visuals for both “Yung Vultures” and “Tribe Quest” (above and below) and today we are happy to premiere the music video for “Backwoods”, quite possibly my favorite track on the album. All the videos have been directed by Sam Mirpoorian and the newest video is a perfect slow motion companion piece to the relaxing, smoked out single that I can’t stop playing. Watch it up above and let us know how you feel. Let this trio of visuals dilate your pupils and know that this is not the last music video from Sirius that you will see this year.

Oreo Jones – Fhloston Paradise (Official Music Video)

Oreo Jones just dropped the LSD inspired visual for “Fhloston Paradise”, the first single off of his upcoming album Cash 4 Gold!

“Fhloston  Paradise” is OJ’s ode to Naptown, inspired by the interstellar vacation destination from the Fifth Element.  The video for “Fhloston Paradise” finds Oreo connecting with frequent collaborator and direct of Let’s Do Lunch Nate Karamanski.  These two previously collaborated on the vid for “Dream Babe” which also featured DMA.  The pair’s style can most simply be described as lo-fi psychedelia.  Cash 4 Gold is set to drop this spring!

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WORLD PREMIERE: SIRIUS BLVCK – Tribe Quest ft. Oreo Jones & DMA (Official Music Video)

Sirius Blvck Just Dropped the Visuals for “Tribe Quest” Featuring Oreo Jones and DMA!

“Tribe Quest” the first single from Sirius Blvck’s latest project Light in the Attick has received the visual treatment courtesy of director Sam Mirpoorian.  Much like the song, the video is a psychedelic layering of various elements that ultimately forms a successful composition.  The track was produced by Bones of Ghosts and features additional vocals from Oreo Jones and DMA and Matt Riefler on engineering.  You can download the song for free and buy the album on most digital retailers.

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