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The 1975 – Settle Down [video]

It's been a minute since I've posted anything from the guys of The 1975, so I'm pretty happy to share this one with you guys. As I mentioned previously in issue 3 of CrayonBeats Magazine, I really loved listening to their self-titled debut album, and it seems...
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TxE – “This Town” (ft Vursatyl) video

Last week, the Portland hip hop trio TxE released their highly anticipated, indie rock-influenced album, Vs PRTLND. As a huge fan of these guys individually and as a collective, if you're wondering why I didn't post about it sooner, it's because I'm writing...
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The Preatures – “Better Than It Ever Could Be”

After having one of my favorite songs last year ("Is This How You Feel"), The Preatures have returned with a brand new single. "Better Than It Ever Could Be" turns up the hot, magnetic energy with wailing electric guitars, a funky rhythm section, and an...
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Agartha Audio – “Beat of the Month, Vol. 6″

Rounding out the month of this new year, Berkeley-based producer Agartha Audio dropped his latest installment for his Beat of the Month series. Be sure to catch up with the other volumes at his Bandcamp. But, now, go stream and download his four new beats....
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Small Professor – “Gigantic Jawns” compilation

Today, Philly producer Small Professor released an 18-track compilation called Gigantic Jawns. He combined the instrumentals from two previous releases called Gigantic Vol. 0 and Gigantic Vol. 1. This is one of those projects that you'll click play on and...
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J.Lately x Nima Fadavi – “Fly With Us” video

J.Lately is a rapper from Oakland, California, and he has released a handful of projects so far. There has been a collaborative EP called Score One for the Good Guys with Trey C, a collaborative EP called PB&J's with J.Good, and his own full-length album...
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Gavin Turek – “Remember”

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, producer, and professionally trained dancer Gavin Turek has collaborated with people such as TOKiMONSTA ("Darkest (Dim)", "Little Pleasures", "Clean Slate"), Com Truise, Tropics ("Courage"), and Paper Diamond ("In My Right...
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JGivens – “Bienvenue” video

JGivens is an emcee from Las Vegas that released his debut album, titled El v. Envy, on August 6th, 2013. On his song "Bienvenue," JGivens welcomes you to his city by exposing a darker side of all that glitz and glamour. With a cool flow and strong...
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Jeff Spec – “Time’s Up” [4/52]

So I'm a little late posting this as Jeff dropped it last night, but better late than never. Time's Up is the fourth song in Jeff's 52 Pickup project presented by The Mad Bloggers. This track is a little different from the first three in that it's got a...