RDGLDGRN – “No Pixar”

I fell in love with RDGLDGRN for their outside-the-box energetic body moving hip hop rock but their new jam “No Pixar” flexes a much more impressive muscle: restraint. They strip back all the flourishes to let lose some raw grooves and rawer flow. It’s a testament to both their talent and wisdom because sometimes a growl is more powerful then a bite.

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Thomas Graves – “Prague” + “Growl”

Sounds like / Music for… people who prefer a real story from the artist over my weirdo ramblings. Thomas has this to say about the beautifully instrumental “Prague”.

I had this brutal virus when I was touring Europe with my College Choir. The bug took me down in a way I didn’t think possible.

This track conveys how I felt on the way home flying back from Prague after surviving the tour. In the end the plane lands and I made it.

Much Love.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Future: If the world is just, “Prague” will go from 112 listens to 112 thousand. And then some. Same for the much funkier “Growl” which still sits under 100 plays.

[MP3] Caleb L’Etoile – “Reservoirs” + Remix of “Rap Songs”

Washington DC’s Caleb L’Etoile has somehow managed to fly under my radar until his recent (& awesome) Johnny Stimson remix put him square on my map with a shiny red pin. Digging into his Soundcloud unearthed a few gems like this  funk groover “Reservoirs” and a solid remix of TBE fave “Rap Songs”. Get into it all!

RDGLDGRN – “Lootin In London” (Featuring Angel Haze) + “Doing the Most” Video

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I first heard RDGLDGRN through the great Kiely Rich remix of “Lootin in London” but their confusing name and life in general distracted me from exploring them further. Now I’ve seen the video for “Doing The Most” and I’m regretting being late to the RDGLDGRN (Red, Gold, green) party! These guys pack so much fun and infectious energy into every note. The multicultural (and colorful) Washington DC band defy genre, geography, race, and most importantly wallflowers. This is body moving music. The kind you get a mosh pit started for but then hug it our when everyone is done sweating.

Their debut album is out now. Get sweaty.