Fresh Tune: “Black Radio” by Alsace Carcione

Written by Leo J

There’s nothing like reminiscing. At times a melancholy feeling is attatched to the experience but for the most part it is always fun to mentally relive those times that have shaped who you are to this day. This leads me to introduce to you this Fresh Tune: “Black Radio” by Alsace Carcione.

“Black Radio” is a love letter to some of the influential music from Alsace Carcione‘s past. The song starts with the chorus and the listener quickly realizes the subject matter at hand. The chorus features a soulful sax performed by Vandell Andrews and a passionate vocal featuring KnowShame. Both features can be heard throughout the rest of the track and are a wonderful addition to the single. The majority of the verses are cleverly linked together with wordplay of different song titles and artists names. “Black Radio” was produced by Keshawn Allen. A job well done all the way around.

Like I said earlier this week from my post about new music from 7evenThity, it was an absolute surprise to get new music from Alsace Carcione. I am a big supporter of hers as I always have her music in the mix when I play out. This one will absolutely go in the rotation as well. You should have it in yours. Click the Bandcamp link below and go cop that.

~ Stay Fresh


Fresh Tune: “Hydrate” (feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow) by 7evenThirty

Written by Leo J

When shelter in place from Covid-19 hit it was predicted that new art influenced from the pandemic would emerge. Today we get a piece of that artistic energy with a Fresh Tune: “Hydrate” (feat Georgia Anne Muldrow) by 7evenThirty.

If you tuned into my live stream this past Sunday you would have heard me play one of his songs. I’ve been a fan of his since he popped on the DFW hip hop scene and was always happy to hear new music from him. I try to keep tabs on artists and I think this is the first song 7evenThirty has released in a while so I was super excited to give it a go.

Hydrate” is a soulful hip hop narrative of our current times. 7evenThirty addresses our state of affairs with rhymes that speak to what we really need to be focusing on. Us. We have absolute control on how we take care of ourselves and each other. In “Hydrate” this theme is presented throughout with thought provoking raps that lead into each other from bar to bar. There’s a lot in the one verse he gives us. The addition of Georgia Anne Muldrow was perfect. She shines throughout the track with more of an emphasis on her on the second half of the song. Well done.

The song is up on his Bandcamp and I highly encourage you to support him. ~ Stay Fresh


Late Pass: “Spinnin'” by Bastards of Soul

Bastards of Soul

Written by Leo J

It’s Friday and I am closing out the week with some more Dallas music. But before I get into that I want to introduce you to this series, Late Pass. Late Pass covers past releases we missed that should absolutely get the shine they deserve. It’s never too late to go and get new music in your life. Being that this blog is new it seems kind of weird to cover stuff I didn’t cover, but it’s important you are informed on quality music, regardless!

So here’s the Late Pass: “Spinnin’ ” by Bastards of Soul. The Dallas,TX soul band released their project back in February. Before the Covid madness Bastards of Soul was garnering all kinds praise with their release coupling it with a series of sold out pop ups/shows and releasing a music video. Recently their music was featured in a sobering video that covered the first shelter in place weekend in Dallas.

Prior to the LP release in February Bastards of Soul released two lead cuts from the album back in November of 2019 on 45: The Way It Should Be“​/”​The Waiting Time .

The group consists of experienced musicians with various backgrounds of genres. This diversity delivers a wide range of feelings and emotions in their music. From the high energy sounds of “Hard Up and Lonely“, to the slow two step of “Back to The City“. There’s something for every fan of soul/r&b music.

Next week they will release a new 45 featuring a previously unreleased track, dropping May 15th. A huge shout out to all of those behind these projects. Josey Records X Eastwood Music Group. Peep their music and video below and more importantly, go cop that! ~Stay Fresh

Late Pass: “Spinnin'” by Bastards of Soul

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