In the new episode of XXL’s Hip-Hop Moments of Clarity podcast, XXL’s Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten, Executive Editor John Kennedy, hip-hop entrepreneur Rahman Dukes and veteran hip-hop journalist Shaheem Reid discuss who’s the better producer between Dr. Dre and Kanye West, Nipsey Hussle’s legacy, Offset’s phone being hacked and more.
DOUBLE BAM! Dessa just released a brand new single called “Quinine”!!! The track was produced by Paper Tiger with co-production by Lazerbeak and additional production from Dessa herself (shout out to that sweet marimba). A true family affair and ultimate collabo heat knocker in every sense. This is the first new bit of recorded music that Dessa has released since 2013’s Parts of Speech album and hints at way more to come. Check out the track and grab it digitally from any of the links below. Big shouts to Bill Phelps on the sweet cover photo.
Dessa News Wrap-Up
See Dessa in the UK
Dessa and Aby Wolf have crossed the pond once more. Following a free show in Polignano, Italy tonight, the duo will be playing three shows in the UK next week! Get details and tickets below:
Carnage is the latest release from Indie electro band Charly Vox. A down tempo, electronica track that Charly co wrote with Ministry Of Sound DJs and members of Global Underground Anil Chawla and Dale Anderson.
Somewhere between Air and Portishead, Carnage is a departure from the bands previous dance based releases, with it’s rousing strings and sincere, bluesy vocals. This melancholic theme is something that is reflected in the songs music video.
‘Carnage’ is available now through Crossflow Recordings
New Christmas Single! GET CLOSE TO YOU
Release Date 28thNovember 2013! The Music that influenced Joeleen was the Classical Old School Music. For instance a lot of the 70’s Soul, Motown Music and a soft spot for Song Ballads, inspired the little girl while she was growing up.
Joeleen’s Mother always had sweet sounds of inspiration on around the house, and the little Joeleen “there and then” decided she wanted to Sing. Joeleen was only 4 Years old , and was deeply collecting information “Musically” while she was watching the “Soul Bands”that she was exposed to at the Time.
Her love for music grew stronger day by day, and Joeleen wrote her first Song at the age of Twelve, and is still writing Songs Today.
Joeleen on the 1st of September 2009, featured along side “PREMIER” Vocalist HOWARD HEWETT (Singer of the mid 70’s 80’s Legend Group called SHALAMAR!
Joeleen released her First CD “Welcome To My World” in 2012, and released one of the Songs “Shadows of Light and Darkness” from her Album as a Single, to help raise money for the (Children’s Fund) UNICEF.
Joeleen and The Legendary Chris James met on the 14th of July 2013 and decided there and then that they had to work together! Strangely Fate was at Work and Joeleen just the Day before on the 13th of July 2013 had Written the Song “Get Close To You”
The Vocals of Joeleen and Chris are a perfect combination of Warmth and Joy that will definitely put you into The CHRISTMAS Spirit!