Features

January 26, 2018 in Album Reviews, R&B, Women by

Paris Alexa – Bloom [ALBUM]

Singer/looper/producer Paris Alexa dropped her highly anticipated new project, Bloom, this morning, and it’s everything we wanted. 

The 7-track R&B/Soul experience is solid from top to bottom, putting the 19 year old Seattle songstress’ skills on full display. Acoustic and upbeat production pairs wonderfully with Paris’ powerful voice, lending to a sensual and intimate listen. 

Deadhead is my personal favorite, but the story-telling throughout the project is impeccable. Definitely something you should not miss. 

January 25, 2018 in Music, Video by

S. Loyal – Trapping Is A Hobby ft. Trap Kitchen LA (Prod. by 6ix) [VIDEO]

Portland rapper S. Loyal hops off tour and makes his WOHM debut with a clean new video with cameos from Spank of Trap Kitchen, as well as FLIBOIMOE and Mikey Vegaz. Slangin’ out the food truck is the theme as Loyal does his thing over a tough beat from 6ix

Buzzing locally with their new Portland location, Loyal makes a smart bet attaching his brand to the Trap Kitchen which has already garnered attention from celebrities across the spectrum. The high-energy anthem stands on its own two though. Peep game and give it a spin. 

January 25, 2018 in Music by

The Pariahs – Jazz Ciggy

The Pariahs are one of those bands you can’t really pin a tag on, but their latest single, Jazz Ciggy, is undeniably hip-hop. Lead vocalist Wes Guy – a long time WOHM favorite – leads the way with his Kweli-esque flow, running circles around and through the eclectic instrumentalists’ dynamic living beat. 

With an album slated for Winter 2018, The Pariahs tossed out a cool loosie that should wet your whistle. Furthermore, you can catch The Pariahs at The THESIS on February 1st along with a soulful crew that will get you ready for Valentine’s Day. 

The single is available for streaming on Tidal and Spotify (below), or you can grab it on iTunes

January 24, 2018 in Music by

Maze Koroma – Rewind (Prod. by Neill Von Tally)

Maze Koroma has the uncanny ability to sound experimental when he knows exactly what he’s doing. Over a spacey beat from label-mate Von Tally, Maze spans topics in a way only he can, leaving listeners with more than a few things to think about.

The EYRST signee released his latest yesterday via Pigeons & Planes, and you should peep the associated interview. Full album later this year. Check it.

January 23, 2018 in Music by

Brown Calculus – Live At The Map Room

Brown Calculus, a duo consisting of Brown Alice and Brown Calvin, made their own unplugged style album, Live At The Map Room, during an intimate live performance. (And no, I wasn’t invited, but I’m not going to hold it against them.)

The live album flows beautifully. A soulful collection of melodies that demand calm, the EP showcases the vibey live energy that Brown Calculus has become known for. Brew some coffee, roll something up, and enjoy. 

January 23, 2018 in Music, WOHM Premiere by

Yung Mil – Crabs In The Barrel ft. Philup Banks [Official Music Video]

“I can’t name a person that I owe something /
but they still be asking let me hold something. Nah!
Did this by myself by my lonesome /
(But I) got these real ones riding with me for the long run.”

Yung Mil dropped flashy new imagery for Crabs In The Barrel, which features an appearance from Detroit’s Philup Banks, and WOHM is here with the video premiere. Created by Mil’s own visual production company, Aeon Visual, this marks the third music video from the young moguls standout EP, Thoughts 4 The City.

January 22, 2018 in Music by

Chris Lee – I Already Know (Prod. by DJ Banks)

Chris Lee broke this lil’ gem out at The THESIS earlier this month but I didn’t know he’d dropped it already.

I Already Know is a short but sweet lil’ slapper that showcases Chris penchant for making West Coast anthems. Word has it Lee has over a 100 songs in the vault, we’ll be here when he decides to let another hot one go. 

January 22, 2018 in Music, Video by

Mic Crenshaw – Earthbound [VIDEO]

I came across the video for PDX super vet Mic Crenshaw’s Earthbound over the weekend and I have to say, I’m really impressed. Remarkable visuals accompany the conscious song, culminating in a fresh, outstanding and thoughtful product.

When it comes to finding your niche and staying out the way, Crenshaw is in a league of his own. When he’s not travelling to remote continents, you might catch the Midwest native whipping around Portland on his impressive motorcycle. Or you might find him mentoring young people who keep the traditions alive. The lead track off his album by the same name, Earthbound boasts flashes of mainstream appeal while staying rooted in Crenshaw’s mystique. Check it out.

January 20, 2018 in Album Reviews, Live Music, Music by

Dave B – Pearl [ALBUM]

Admittedly, I’m late getting to this Dave B album. But with a project this good, there’s really no time limits. Easily one of my favorite artists in the Northwest, Dave continues his streak of dropping consistent and timeless music with Pearl. 

From the opening track to the bonus track, Dave’s 3rd album impresses with smart lyrics, soulful melodies and beautiful production. Magnum and Sweetest Thing stood out to me, but each listen has me discovering gems, such as the expert rap flow on Dreamboy, which also includes heartfelt words from his mom. Production from Darius Rios, Elan Wright, and Nima Skeemz power the project with dreamy beats that complement the rap-singer’s groovy flow.

January 19, 2018 in Music, Video by

Warm Gun – Nu Diamonds / Got Me Now [VIDEO]

Seattle dynamo Warm Gun dropped an alluring visual for his sonically temptuous singles, Nu Diamonds and Got Me Now. 

It seems that Black Umbrella has taken over everything in Seattle, and I can’t say I’m mad. Clique cameos from Dave B, Raz Simone and Sam Lachow add life to the Sam Roberts-directed mini-flick and the likes of Emree Franklin don’t hurt a bit. 

Good luck not getting this one stuck in your head.