San Jose’s Antwon and Oakland’s Safe have teamed up to release “Love Shine Down,” the first song off a summer mixtape from Sick Sad World. The track, recorded at Oakland’s Rec Center Studios (which also doubles as a concert space), was produced by FaTees. The lyrics about girls and partying are what you would expect from a classic summer hip-hop song, but the production and spaced-out vocals from Safe give it a fresh twist. I highly recommend turning it up while you’re drinking around the grill this weekend.
Stream “Love Shine Down” below. Look for the rest of the mixtape sometime around July 4.
Additionally, the folks at Rec Center Studios are looking for funding to make a video for “Love Shine Down”. If you want to know what they are…capable of, watch this video of a sad banana interviewing Antwon, which they also produced. Contact Rec Center via their Facebook page if you’d like to help make it happen.