Indie/Rock

Big Red Machine

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Do you love Justin Vernon and Bon Iver? Do you love Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National? Check out their new project Big Red Machine— named after none other than the Cincinnati Reds.

Born from the idea of continuing to break down the rigidity of the music industry, Vernon and Dessner earlier this month launched a new collaborative platform called PEOPLE. So many awesome artists to pique your interest and help you discover some new sounds. 

HipHopTrappTwerk

Blood Orange, H.E.R., The Internet, Ella Mai

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There is so much new music out this summer it's hard to keep up! This week I've been listening to so much goodness. Blood Orange's new album "Negro Swan" is fantastic; I'm totally feeling the emphasis on self-awareness, which seems relevant for everyone right now. I also love the new album "I Used to Know Her: The Prelude" from H.E.R.— "Lost Souls" with D.J. Scratch is amazing, as is "Against Me" (the instrumentals remind me a lot of 6LACK). Also solid is her track with Bryson Tiller called "Could've Been."

Of course, The Internet's new album "Hive Mind" is just as amazing as their previous. I've had "Hold On" on repeat for the past two weeks— Syd's voice just floats.

If you haven't listened to her yet, Ella Mai is a queen and has had some lovely tracks the past couple of years. Check out "Trip," released earlier this month, or "Boo'd Up," "Naked," and 2016's "She Don't (feat Ty Dolla $Ign)." There's also a fun superbass remix of "Boo'd Up" with Nicki Minaj (yass!) and Quavo

Zero Waste Life Hacker

ZWLH S.1 Ep.2 Playlist

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HMD is proud to sponsor the ZERO WASTE LIFE HACKS PODCAST.  Our DJs and special guests will be curating music for each episode as well as featuring local artists.  For more information on the podcast or to listen visit ZERO WASTE CO or click on the link below.


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HipHopTrappTwerk

New Tracks from Jhené Aiko, Mura Masa, Silk City, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj + The Weeknd, Amber Mark + DJDS, ZHU + Majid Jordan

August has so far been solid with new album releases! Some favorite tracks this summer include: throwback 90s vibes from the beautiful Jhené Aiko, Mura Masa, some awesome dance moves from Silk City on Loud (feat. GoldLink & Desiigner), on top of Travis Scott's release of ASTROWORLD and Nicki Minaj (her track feat. The Weeknd is fantastic) are keeping our ears and hearts happy as clams. 

P.S. Always and forever a huge fan of Amber Mark— love her on the latest DJDS track, "I Get By."  Check it out here. Also digging the new Zhu + Majid Jordan track "Coming Home."

Soul/R&B

Amber Mark: Conexão EP

You may know Amber Mark from her 2017 track Love Me Right. Her "lounge-quality" sound is a perfect blend of instrumentals and lyrics— soft and sweet but with emotional depth similar to Sade 😍. I love Monsoon (feat. Mia Mark) and Lose My Cool from her 2017 album 3:33am. “I want this EP to have a bigger meaning, and I want people to feel even more emotional with this than they did with the previous one,” states Mark in an interview with Pitchfork.

Electro/Disco/Dance

Mornings with BAYNK

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Last year, New Zealand favorite BAYNK released Someone's EP, featuring tracks including Poolside, What you Need (feat. NÏKA) and Come Home. His easy sound is reminiscent of Hayden James, Bon Iver and even Autograf— perfect for summer weekend mornings.

He has a great interview with Redbull music about finding his potential as a musician, as well as his finding inspiration from artists like Travis Scott and Mura Masa, here. He's playing June 9th in San Diego for those of you looking to add a show to the calendar.