Zilla Rocca: Future Former Rapper (Stream)

Good to see the long-awaited solo album from Zilla Rocca has finally been given life. Future Former Rapper is the culmination of a career which spans 13 years, all of them as a totally independent artist – which is no mean feat given how many fellow independents have been swallowed up or broken beyond repair during that same period.
The album is the perfect showcase for the talents that have kept Zilla afloat through those years and finds him accompanied by some of the artists that he has been associated with during that same time frame.
Guest spots are held by the likes of Armand Hammer, Serengeti and fellow Wrecking Crew representative, Curly Castro, as well as a bunch of high-end production credits from Steel Tipped Dove, Messiah Musik, Disco Vietnam and Small Pro. Future Former Rapper is ready to stream below, with downloads available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Zilla Rocca: Future Former Rapper (Stream)”

Zilla Rocca ft. Serengeti & Sid Sutra: Enemy Stranger Friend

Wrecking Crew representative, Zilla Rocca, continues to build the hype for his long-awaited solo album, Future Former Rapper, with a brand new track lifted from the project. Enemy Stranger Friend features two notable appearances from Serengeti and Sid Sutra, with production from Steel Tipped Dove. Future Former Rapper is due for release on 9 November, on POW Recordings. Continue reading “Zilla Rocca ft. Serengeti & Sid Sutra: Enemy Stranger Friend”

Zilla Rocca ft. Armand Hammer: Favors Are Bad News

Pleased to see the arrival of the lead single from Zilla Rocca’s long-awaited Future Former Rapper album. For Favors Are Bad News, the Philly artist has drafted in Armand Hammer aka billy woods and ELUCID, who are riding high off their recently released and rightfully acclaimed Paraffin project. This is Zilla’s debut on POW Recordings, the label attached to Passion of the Weiss, where Zilla is a regular contributor. Favors Are Bad News is produced by Disco Vietnam and you can listen to it below. Stay tuned for more news on the album coming soon. Continue reading “Zilla Rocca ft. Armand Hammer: Favors Are Bad News”

Ness Nite: Tightrope (Video) + Album Stream

More pigeon hole defying, dream-like pop from Ness Nite and her latest video for Tightrope. We had already been treated to the audio a few weeks ago, but now we have an equally enjoyable visual for the infectious track, with Mike Frey once again hitting the mark behind the boards. Pleased to announce that Ness’ album is also out now in all its glory and judging by the initial acclaim, it looks set to push her further into the limelight. You can stream Dream Girl below and you can buy digital/vinyl over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Ness Nite: Tightrope (Video) + Album Stream”

Ness Nite: Watercolor Roses

Ness Nite continues to build the anticipation for her album, as she releases her new single, Watercolor Roses. The Dream Girl LP looks set to be a cornucopia of pleasures if the first batch of singles have been anything to go by, with Watercolor Roses keeping the trend going in all its wavy glory. You can stream the track below and keep an eye out for the album coming on 2 March on POW Recordings. Continue reading “Ness Nite: Watercolor Roses”

Ness Nite: Tightrope

Ness Nite follows up her spellbinding song, Expectations, with an infectious little rhythm called Tightrope. While its predecessor was a more wavy affair, Tightrope picks up the tempo a little bit, thanks to Mike Frey’s production. The song premiered over on Vinyl Me Please, where Ness explained that it “is about doing what you need to do to stay up. When I wrote it, it was about a specific situation, but it has evolved with me. ” This is the next track to be taken from her upcoming debut LP, Dream Girl, which is due out on POW Recordings next year. Continue reading “Ness Nite: Tightrope”

Ness Nite: Expectations

Majestic sounds emerging from the other side of the Atlantic, as Ness Nite brings us Expectations. Featuring joint production from Mike Frey and Ness herself, this acts as a fine introduction to an artist who is sure to be doing bigger and bigger things in the near future. Ness is currently signed to POW Recordings. You can stream Expectations below. Continue reading “Ness Nite: Expectations”

T.Y.E: Unusual

Something a little different, courtesy of Dallas artist T.Y.E. The man is a classically trained opera singer, who then decided to turn his talents towards rapping and the result is something quite unique. Employing both skill sets on his songs, creates things like the very moving Unusual – the video for which premiered on Vinyl Me Please this week. It was shot by Dance Dailey. T.Y.E’s album is due out soon on POW Recordings.