Phony PPL – “Why iii Love The Moon”

[From Excellent Reception : Episode 1] By lil’dave Phony PPL are a band out of Brooklyn who make jazzy R&B and hiphop with the mentality of a bedroom producer.  Even though they are pretty much fresh out of high school, they have a sound far beyond their years and they have a few releases already…

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – “Slip Slide”

[From Excellent Reception : Episode 1] By lil’dave In May 2015, a mysterious new release appeared on iTunes as a free download.  This new piece of music was the debut album “Surf” from a group called Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment. I happened to find out about this randomly from a few messages in…

Mura Masa – “Lovesick ***k”

[From Excellent Reception : Episode 1] By lil’dave Producer and multi-instrumentalist, Mura Masa, has been making a lot of noise on the underground over the past two years. Hailing from the same beat centered music scene that has championed artists like Kaytranada, Sango, and Cashmere Cat, the 19 year old producer is well on his…

Bilal – “Holding It Back” feat. Kimbra

[From Excellent Reception : Episode 1] By lil’dave Over the summer, Philly-based artist Bilal released his fourth album “In Another Life” on BBE Records out of the UK.  Well, technically it is his 5TH album, if you count his heavily bootlegged-but never released “Love For Sale”.   On “In Another Life”, Bilal leaves the production…

Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators – “Hot Sauce”

[From Excellent Reception : Episode 1] By lil’dave Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators are a band based out of Finland who specialize in the retro funk and soul sound.  The lead singer, Nicole Willis, is a Brooklyn native who cut her teeth singing in various bands throughout the mid-80’s and 90’s.  She has been…

Dirg Gerner “Vicious Cycle”

Written by lil’dave (This article originally appeared on Okayfuture.com in 2013) The illustrious Dirg Gerner, aka the vocal alter ego of forward-thinking producer fLako, just posted a snippet for a new song called “Vicious Cycle” from his forthcoming self-titled EP. “Vicious Cycle,” which recently premiered on Benji B‘s Deviation radio show (BBC Radio 1), sounds…