Amen arrives with debut project, ‘Real’

Amen is finally ready to speak her truth. A voice formerly heard on Text Me Records' Group Chat Vol. 2 and Mikos Da Gawd's "Hell Yeah Brother!" makes her official debut with Real, the sultry, shimmery R&B project overseen by none other than Drew Banga. Amen describes her sound as being like "drinking hot tea outside with a cool breeze." In its essence, Real is self-care on record, whether you're dancing in the mirror or just taking a moment to breathe. Catch Amen along with Basi, Chenelle McCoy, King Tahoe, and Xora Xora for the official Real release party next [...]

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Betabrand Podcast Theatre presents the Noise Pop Podcast

Every Thursday, Betabrand plays host to weekly live podcast and this week's feature is none other than The Bay Bridged Phono del Sol partner, Noise Pop. Led by Noise Pop Podcast host (and our bud!) Adrian Spinelli, the conversation features Oakland-based Mahawam, singer-songwriter ZOLA, the Bay Area's go-to producer Drew Banga and the dreamy folk artist Taylor Vick, better known as Boy Scouts. Betabrand Podcast Theatre: The Noise Pop Podcast Betabrand June 27, 2019 Free, 6:30pm

Mixtape: The Bay Area’s Standout Hip Hop and R&B Producers

This episode first ran on Download: Mixtape: The Bay Area's Standout Hip Hop and R&B Producers (Podcast #426) The Bay Area's vibrant hip hop and R&B scenes include a wealth of talented MCs and singers, but it's often easy to forget the important behind-the-scenes role that music producers play in crafting great songs. A skilled producer doesn't just provide a instrumental backdrop for an artist to showcase their craft; instead, the best producers elevate their artists, adding emphasis that highlights a song's melodic immediacy or depth that demands repeat listens. This mixtape showcases a dozen songs from local hip [...]

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