Christopher Leopold has been producing and playing music in bands around Los Angeles for a while now, and he currently fronts Human Barbie, from which he’s released his solo bedroom indie-pop album, ‘Get A Life’. The title track is, in the words of Leopold himself, a “snapshot of one person’s experience of confusion, sadness, and resolve.”
When you listen to ‘Hotel’, by A.T.L.D.V. you might find yourself thinking that you’ve gone back in time, that the track couldn’t possibly be a modern one; there’s a distinct 9os vibe to its RnB sound, with its seamless merging of hip hop rhythms and soulful vocals. But it’s a modern track indeed, and it’s captured the classic feel of the heyday of RnB, while at the same time feeling every bit a part of the now.
Da$Htone is proud of his hometown Chicago, and has taken to the streets with his iPhone, a Steadicam, and a Bluetooth speaker, for the video to accompany his latest single, ‘Someday’. Along the way he’s cajoled passers by into lip synching lines from the song, and put them all together in a tribute to not just Midwestern hip hop, but also to all those who are inspired by it.
We’ve written about Maribased1 a number of times now, and never fail to be amazed by the quality of his flow, and the quick wit of his mind that allows him to switch between styles and rhythm in the blink of an eye. On the one hand he can write a club banger, while on the other he can come up with a sweet and soulful tribute to strong, and independent women. Citing his style as “Northern Flow”, this artist from the Pacific Northwest knows exactly how to make himself stand out, and it’s meant that he’s found a home for his indie music on he likes of BET Jams, and MTV OnDemand, with his singles, ‘Bouncin’, and, ‘Score’n’, as well as his most recent release, ‘Mystery Girl’.