Midwest MC’s RAMBUNXIOUS and VEDARONE have rejoined forces to form the group PLAY FAIR CYPHER. Set to release their debut album this summer, “I WANT MORE” is produced by DJ PAIN 1, mixed by RICKABY, and mastered by JOSEPH PATTERSON for REIGNY DAY PRODUCTIONS. Combining current and classic styles of many genres including Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B, Soul and Blues to create a refined blend of music that is both positive and inspiring, yet remains inclusive and without judgement. A mature and socially-responsible alternative, that appeals to those looking to be entertained and motivated without feeling demeaned or inferior.
“WE TAKE TIME” is the first single and features DJ PAIN 1 on both production and turntables. It’s a classic 90′s style track that pays homage to its predecessors by promoting the dedication and effort required to make something timeless, as always “with correct technique”
GHE20G0TH1K is the pride of New York City’s underground party scene and the brain child of the seriously talented, Venus X. She brought her party and some of the crew to Toronto as one of the first stops on her “life-long-world-tour. Catching the two DJs before the party kicked off, we had the opportunity to chat with them about fashion, partying in warehouses and more.
Fil Straughan is an explosive R&B/Soul singer from the UK with an international appeal. He is an R&B Tour De Force. His amazing showmanship and charismatic charm has earned him a myriad of fans around the globe. His style is an unique blend of classic soul and modern R&B that ranks him alongside contemporary soul musicians like Seal, Anthony Hamilton, Maxwell and Musiq Soulchild. Moreover, Fil’s smooth, silky voice is reminiscent of R&B legends such as Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke and Luther Vandross.
Fil Straughan’s music consists of lush melodies and well-sung, powerful romantic anthems. His latest single is called “On My Knees” off of his critically acclaimed “Fil The Soul” album, which is available on CD Baby. The song is tender and passionate. It’s about the power of prayer and the restoration of hope. The track is captivating with an intricate melody and a flawless vocal delivery by Fil. “On My Knees” is a cross over smash. The soul singer is currently is the studio putting the finishing touches on his next album entitled “Conversations With Myself,” which he describes as some of his best work yet.
In the first ever episode of The Organic Sessions, platinum selling producer DJ Pain 1 performs a live remix consisting of original songs he’s produced for Schoolboy Q, King L, Sole and more.
Portland, Oregon’s Devin “Gatsby” James teams up once again with Aurora, Illinois’ JCA Beats Productions for “#ButtonIt” where we find Gatsby delivering rapid fire flows over an instrumental reminiscent of Busta Rhymes “Break Your Neck”. Gatsby also compiled a lyrical video for the track to help in bringing the fast placed bars to life. The song is also available as a free download via Devin’s Audiomack page (link below). Here’s what Gatsby had to say about the record.
When handling one’s own business with the cunning preciseness and execution of a button man, I refer to it as “buttoning it.” So when we say #Button It, it just means “taking care” of business and getting it handled so you can finish the job.