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James Baley Drops “Banishment”

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Today Juno Award-winning musician and multi-disciplinary artist James Baley releases the new single “Banishment” from his forthcoming album A Story available on September 24th, 2021. This single marks the re-emergence of James Baley into the spotlight after being recognized for supporting, writing and recording with a diverse range of celebrated Canadian-based artists including July Talk (Baley is credited as a co-writer/co-producer on their recent Juno-winning, Pray For It), Zaki Ibrahim, U.S. Girls, Badge Epoque Ensemble, and Azari, with whom he collaborated on “Gotasoul” garnering them a Juno Award nomination for Dance Recording of the Year in 2019.

Baley’s new single “Banishment” is an urgent, hard-hitting track that fuses gospel vocals with house and ballroom sensibilities, and acts as a call to the celebration of freedom for Black queer community members, and the need to break away. Banishment is also Baley’s first solo house/ballroom track and features guest Twysted Miyake-Mugler the celebrated Vogue performer and co-founder of the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance. “[Banishment] is about being banished from the (religious) communities that raised you and moving through the mix of feelings that come with grief,” explains Baley. “In the context of this song, Banishment is not a punishment, but rather an opportunity to explore and move closer to one’s truth and destiny. Inspired by my queer experience, Banishment speaks to my journey and the consequences that come with choosing authenticity…it will get you up and leave you wanting more.” Despite the pandemic-fuelled challenges of 2020, Baley was still fortunate enough to be featured on one long-listed (Badge Époque Ensemble) and one short-listed (U.S. Girls) 2020 Polaris Music Prize album. During the spring of 2021, Baley stayed busy having released two singles (“Saviour”, “On My Mind”) from his forthcoming album A Story and performed at Pride Toronto’s 40th anniversary closing ceremony. By sharing compelling stories through his vulnerable lyrics, Baley combines his R&B, gospel, and electronic music influences to create soulful and reflective dance tracks for the church, club, and vogue ballroom.

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Josvani Releases Must-Hear New Single “Who You Wit”

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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.

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DJ FMCT Taps Kalan FrFr For New Single “Needed Love”

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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.

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HoodTrophy Bino Shares “Thang Thangin”

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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.”

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