Orange County based producer/rapper CJ Havana, AKA Trill Zilla recently released a new track to his soundcloud. What makes Trill Zilla unique is that he does his own vocals.He is best known for his twerking synths and signature fissuring bass chomps. Trill Zilla has been hard at work in the studio the last year releasing a ton of new material in 2016 gaining respect from the likes of Diplo. Look out for even more material from this artist in 2017.
Westwood presents the ‘ILLectric EP’ from The Funk Hunters and founding Jurassic 5 member, Chali 2na. This team has been collaborating and touring together internationally for over 2 years, however ‘ILLectric’ is their first official studio release. Illectric blurs the lines between HipHop and Electronic Dance Music. The EP features five original songs and a few special guests. I first discovered Funk Hunters this past summer at Shambhala music festival after my camp mates at Camp Stranger Danger raved about them. They deliver both on their live sets & original productions. Most importantly, they know how to handle a proper party. Hopefully we get to see them in Southern California sometime soon.
Los Angeles has a thriving music scene and with LA based artists like thrills, we see why LA is so respected. thrills delivers an electronic sound with existential lyrics that question the routines of life. Known for wearing a paper bag, a symbol that art can be anywhere and anything. The song “Same Ol” is thoughtful and conscious, yet manages to be fun. Expect to see more of thrills in 2016.
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