Seattle

  • Let the head nodding beats and subtle melodies of hEron rock you into submission

    Mercifully, the term ‘trip-hop’ has become passé in the music industry, although it has been replaced by the equally vague, albeit more innocuous moniker ‘downtempo’. hERON is a long-distance, Seattle / San Antonio collaboration between Progeny of Chisme/Ghost Palace (MPC, guitar, records) and Rob Castro of Grayskul/Chisme/Ghost Palace (bass)....
  • Esai is one of the most talented young rappers to hit the scene!

    Signed to Audiodose Records, Seattle raised rapper Esai stepped foot inside the studio at age 15, and a year later had already completed his second mixtape entitled “Pugnacious”. The multi-talented Texas-born artist has since dropped 3 full length albums, including his latest self-titled project. Esai, who grew up on...
  • Barrett Staples: “That Yonder” – an amazing project with no downsides

    If there’s one thing the Seattle-based artist Barrett Staples should be known, over and above the fresh-sounding jazzy beats that brings attention to his remarkable and relaxed chemistry, its consistency. Not once has Barrett delivered a terrible recording. He didn’t do it with “Prequel to Something – EP”, and he hasn’t...
  • Auzzeus: “Sound of Suburbia” – knows exactly what it does well!

    Auzzeus is a rapper and singer hailing from just south of Seattle. As a child he participated in select choirs, including Virginia Honors Choir and Lutheran Choir, before he started rapping when he was 20. Auzzeus admires other artists such as Travis Scott, Iamsu and Sam Lachow, and pins...
  • SaeMonae: “Dreams” an uncompromising theme of self-esteem!

    Hailing from Seattle, WA, SaeMonae is a driven, passionate and charismatic artist whose socially conscious lyrical style is a big part of her “raptivist” attitude, as she deals with deep personal and social issues within her songs. SaeMonae’s latest effort, the single “Dreams”, off of the mixtape Dirty Politikkks, materializes...