401 WST release the first single and video for “Won’t Put U Thru That” with Zach Zoya from their much anticipated forthcoming EP Our House Volume 2, available Fall 2021 on Kyngdom Records / JN SHPPRD. 401 WST is an electronic and house music duo comprised of world-renowned DJ-artist 4KORNERS (Toronto Raptors official DJ) and producer Ashton Adams , named after the provincial highway that connects their hometowns of Cambridge and Toronto respectively. Through their mutual love of house music and their fascination with its Black culture roots, the duo collaborated with Montreal’s Zach Zoya (7ieme Ciel/Universal Music Canada), a fast-rising star on the Canadian rap and R&B scene, to create a bouncy, dance floor ready ode to real love that is sure to become an anthem this summer.
“Won’t Put U Thru That is a love song made for the dancefloor that’s mostly about heartbreak and hope, but with a pulse,” explains 4KORNERS about the inspiration behind the new single. “We wanted to make a classic love song by blending the energy of house music from the originators of the genre, paying homage to the godfathers like Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson, Larry Levan, Inner City and many more, but doing it our way with a modern twist, for the new generation of club and festival kids.” Adds Ashton Adams: “This is also an intentional collaboration of three Black artists coming together to celebrate house music’s Black culture roots and to create a song that everyone can enjoy and sing along to whether you are on the dance floor or driving in your car listening to it on the radio.”
Citing the origins of house music as their inspiration, 401 WST express their deep love for the unique, innovative, and most of all, pure nature of the music and the Black DJ’s and producers who started it all. Being shut out of the mainstream due to racism, classism and homophobia, the forefathers created their own spaces and sounds, birthing an entire movement in the process. If you fast forward to today, there appears to be a cultural erasure of sorts, where these music forms have become detached from their Black culture roots, and from the communities themselves that birthed the art form. By fusing the essence of what was, with the technology of what is, 401 WST are making House Music Black Again, and composing genuine soulful house music for all who come to lose themselves in it. The captivating video for “Won’t Put U Thru That” was directed by Nukky.
Josvani Releases Must-Hear New Single “Who You Wit”
Josvani’s latest single “Who You Wit” is set to captivate audiences.
The artist’s exceptional rhythmic flow breathes new life into the genre in this dynamic track. “Who You Wit” is a musical journey exploring a day in the life of a young millennial man. Josvani’s unique blend of cutting-edge beats and catchy lyrics defies the typical rap genre.
Josvani is an artist who weaves narratives through rhythmic verses and pushes the boundaries of hip-hop. “Who You Wit” showcases his dedication to the craft and pushing the genre forward.
Josvani loves hip-hop for its power to express and tell stories. Hip-hop is his cultural phenomenon, resonating with everyday life’s experiences and struggles.
“I find solace and empowerment in the rhythmic beats and poetic lyricism, as they provide a medium to convey my emotions, aspirations, and societal observations.” – Josvani
Josvani connects with like-minded artists through hip-hop’s authenticity, fostering unity and understanding. Josvani finds his voice through hip-hop’s dynamic and diverse narratives.
Josvani is preparing for upcoming events including live performances at SXSW, collaborations, and attending All-Star Weekend as his single gains momentum. He aims to redefine hip-hop with his unique talent and infectious beats. Stay tuned to witness his mark on the industry.
Stream “Who You Wit” today. Follow Josvani on social media for daily updates and more.
DJ FMCT Taps Kalan FrFr For New Single “Needed Love”
DJ FMCT’s first-ever album titled Devoted features the first official single “Needed Love” with RocNation artist KalanFrfr.
Born Maliki DeCampos, The rising star hails from Bridgeport, Connecticut. Passionate about music since childhood and now making waves in the hip-hop scene. DJ FMCT created hits like “Should’ve Ducked” and “Smoking & Thinking” in collaboration with Lil Durk.
“My journey into music started practically as soon as I could talk,” DJ FMCT reveals.
Old-school music in childhood sowed the seeds of his love for music. When asked about their most proud achievement as musicians, DJ FMCT humbly responds, “In my opinion, my greatest achievement was the moment I started hearing my music played beyond the boundaries of my city.”
His production resonates in the music industry, with many tracks he worked on with Durk landing on the Billboard Top 100. Three words that describe him are “astounding,” “devoted,” and “profound.”
DJ FMCT’s tracks showcase his dedication to the art form, featuring thunderous 808s and his sought-after signature bounce of modern trap. He is influenced by industry giants like Murda Beats, Southside, and Timbaland, and infuses his unique touch.
The album is supported by collaborations with renowned artists such as Lil Durk, G Herbo, Esparo, and many more.
Stream “Needed Love” below and check out more on DJ FMCT on social media.
HoodTrophy Bino Shares “Thang Thangin”
South Central bred rapper HoodTrophy Bino releases the new single “Thang Thangin”. This is a powerhouse track loaded with hyperactive beats, boisterous brass instrumentation, and brazen rap flow. HoodTrophy Bino sings, “Left cheek, right cheek / Make that sh*t jump.” With rapid-fire sonics that spiral out of control, “Thang Thangin” will make your whole body shake.
Recently taken off parole and now officially out of the system he was in since age 13, HoodTrophy Bino is a standout example of someone who has overcome insurmountable obstacles, escaped gang life, and created a better future for himself. Today, he is an advocate for gang members who grow up in the hood and witness death every other day with seemingly no way out.
HoodTrophy Bino has opened for Soulja Boy, Tee Grizzley, Bow Wow, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Omarion, Flo Malcom, Skinnyfromthe9, YN Jay, and Ohgeesy. He has received acclaim from Lyrical Lemonade, HipHopDX and more. With three new albums on the horizon, a viral single, “I Want Her” with a Kalan.FRFR remix, and features with Mozzy, 03Greedo, Jehki and RadioBase, HoodTrophy Bino is a prolific rapper and motivator for his generation. “I’m not here because I’m the best, I’m here because they tried to break me and they couldn’t.”