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Sep 27, 2022
Jay Dot Rain Fall in Line Drop
Jay Dot Rain's album is on the way and his song Fall In Line made it
Sep 26, 2022
What's Working: Patrik Huebner
AJ had a chance to link with with Patrik Hübner, a creative director and artist who stands at the intersection of generative design and brand. In this discussion, we go deep on the future of generative art, autonomous brands, and the consumer to co-creator transition we're witnessing. This was a fun conversation. https://www.instagram.com/patrikhuebner/ https://twitter.com/PatrikHuebner/
Sep 20, 2022
NTRL Phlote Mix #1
Once this got voted up Phlote.xyz it was a no brainer to get this on here.
Sep 19, 2022
What's Working: Zima Blue
Zima Blue's unique style is what keeps his DJ sets interesting. If you've ever heard one of his productions or sets than you understand that his music range is vast. We recently sat down with Zima to find out what he's finding and where in our latest segment of What's Working.
Sep 13, 2022
Carter Brown Energy Secret Drop
Carter Brown's Energy is ready. Good secrets are hard to keep.
Sep 13, 2022
Black Dave Phlote Mix #1
Buy Dave's Calm on Zora Now. Dave plays to his strengths. Rapping about anime and sneakers with a ferocity unlike anything you've seen. Black Dave is a 1 of 1 and a web3 vet. We're here for his art and look forward hearing more music. With Dave's Calm now available on Zora we had to grab a mix from him.
Sep 10, 2022
Zima Blue: Secret Radio Set #1
Zima Blue is a problem. For his first Secret Radio Set he went off so crazy. Good Secrets are hard to keep. 00:01 Fissure - GRRL 03:22 Leonce - Wildside (remix) 05:42 Riton + Kah lo - Rinse & Repeat (Ase Manual Remix) 07:26 Off The Meds - Wena 10:24 IVARR - Booty Motion (Group Chat) 13:47 Roaming Data - DC9V 16:37 Over and Out - Roaming Data - Tryna Make 18:13 Scratcha DVA & Karen Nyame (KG) - B2l 20:04 Wischweg - Skofi, Skyfarmer 21:57 Kev Koko & Bauernfeind - Pushe Packs (feat. Pashanim) 23:50 French Fries - Yo Vogue (VIP) 26:06 BREAK IT DOWN - DINERO & TAH TAH🤞🏽 28:10 The Bible (Jersey Club Remix) feat. Aye Urb 29:32 Papasito - Gasolina (Deliriousninja Flip) 32:03 Evil Needle - Saudade
Sep 10, 2022
What's Working: Sowmya Krishnamurthy
This all started from a Twitter conversation about curation vs gatekeeping. We've followed Athena Yasaman for some time as she's put us on to so many new artists. Sowmya Krishnamurthy is true to this, not new this. Spanning 15 years of experience you've seen her work in such establishments as Rolling Stone, Billboard, XXL, Playboy, High Snobiety, Complex, New York Magazine, Village Voice and Time. She's interviewed your favorite superstars from J.Cole and Kendrick Lamar to Travis $cott and Ariana Grande. With her forthcoming book, Fashion Killa: How Hip-Hop Revolutionized High Fashion dropping with Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster, we sat down to with this respected industry voice to continue a conversation started on social media.
Sep 9, 2022
RVOL - Phlote Set @ The Pocket DC (8.17.22)
Buy this Set Reggie is a DJ to keep your name on, he recently played our show in DC and closed things out with a remix of Busta Rhymes that left nothing to be desired. Music is only going to become more creative and DJs are going to hold the keys to the castle. The most creative DJs will flourish and we see Reggie not holding back. 5 Artists to Invest In (Mirror)
Sep 7, 2022
What's Working: Claude J Easy
We learn more each week talking to our top curators and this week was no different. Claude J. Easy has worked on several projects in and out of New York City. With his work on the production side of things with such shows as the YO! MTV Raps reboot he has his hand on the pulse of whats happening. Recently, we sat down with Claude to see whats working for him. With an above average Generosity score and a hit rate of over 50% almost half of everything Claude drops in the site gets a co-sign. If you are in New York and want to work with us, he's the person to talk to.
Sep 6, 2022
Van Buren Records (Jiles Drop) Drop - Foul Intro
DSM Drops Friday and the network pushed their single "Foul" into the playlist just in time.
Aug 28, 2022
What's Working: SingNasty
SingNasty is hands on in the Washington, DC music scene. Sitting down with Matt we spoke to him about not just what he's finding but how he's finding it. SingNasty's profile is a who's who of talent in the DMV including acts like Butch Dawson, Chris Allen, and Anexis. With an 81% hit rate almost everything Matt touches gets validated by the network. If you are a rapper with a song already on Bandcamp or Zora and you want to get it amplified, then SingNasty is your guy. You can send your music to SingNasty at any of his social media below Twitter: SingNasty IG: Sing.Nasty What are the last 5 songs you liked? Allan Rayman - Lucy The Tease Destiny's Child - Say My Name Brent Faiyaz - ADDICTIONS (ft. Tre' Amani) Kenny Mason - Get An Idea JID - Dance Now (with Kenny Mason)
Aug 15, 2022
Heres Whats Working: Es Famojure
We are pretty deep into Phlote.xyz now and some of the best curators are showing themselves, one of these is Es Famojure. We talked to Es about her process and 5 songs that she's currently loving.
Jul 13, 2022
Drop Pod #2: Jay Dot Rain - Just Like You / Frontline
Anchoring southern rap's newest generation is Jay Dot Rain. Coming on Tuesday is a 2 pack of songs that feel like an accurate representation of what his upcoming album has coming. We sat down with Jay Dot to tap in and preview these two tracks but also to understand why he chose this route. Your newest favorite rapper is from the south and we're bringing him to you.
Jul 12, 2022
Drop Pod #1: Lil' Pill - Jumpstart
Big Pod Energy. Hallway, Pill, and AJ speak on the eve of his launch and talk shop about literally as many hypotheticals as humanly possible.
Jul 9, 2022
Curator Call: #12 Austin Hurwitz
Venice Music Collective is working hard for musicians. Austin Hurwitz is a large part of Venice's success as his work as their Senior Vice President continues to show. We sat down with Austin to talk the past, present and future of Venice.
Jun 15, 2022
CURATOR CALL #11: Will Toms
Will Toms is all of the above but first and foremost he's a creator. We admire this Philadelphia native's track record of creating spaces to help creatives harness their powers. As the Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of _REC Philly_, Will and his partner Dave Silver have grown REC to almost 20 employees and raised over $3M dollars to scale their socially-driven business model from a warehouse in North Philadelphia to a state-of-the-art facility in Center City. Will’s vision is to scale REC’s model of “a gym membership for creatives” to span across international communities, establishing a network of 100,000 independent creators that all have access to the resources, strategies, and opportunities necessary to own their future. Our founder AJ, sat down to talk to Will about his continued success as an entrepreneur and much more.
May 24, 2022
Curator Call #10: Godmin
Godmin is a creative monster, and Heaven Computer is one of the most in-depth projects. Following projects and seeing them evolve, it is easy to see the creator's mind and sometimes their intention. Godmin's new project God Observer is on another level, but it's not a surprise to those who know. Details Godmin sprinkles into these projects impact the experience in such a profound way.
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May 3, 2022
CURATOR CALL: #9 Yana Sosnovskaya
Yana is currently leading brand and marketing at one of our favorite companies in the web3 space, ZORA. We rounded out Season 1 of our Podcast series with the right person. If you are familiar with Zora Zine than you understand that Yana is a storyteller above everything else.
May 3, 2022
CURATOR CALL: #008 Florian Adolph
Florian is a conceptual digital artist based in Frankfurt, Germany. "TRUNK" is an Augmented Reality Token™️ (ART) from his latest ENTANGLED NFT Collection. This collection of NFTs will be important pieces in a broader story that will unfold in  future collections. ENTANGLED is now showing at [X] Gallery in Crypto Voxels. This NFT includes all augmented reality files, and animations, that may be periodically upgraded by the artist. Florian’s work is concerned with the exploration of metaverses and the development of fictional archeology. Florian creates beautiful digital antiques.
May 2, 2022
CURATOR CALL: #007 Le Mav
Le Mav is a producer, engineer, and songwriter from Nigeria working with some of the best emerging artists from Africa. When we met Mav he was just entering the space and we spoke to him about some of his day-to-day obstacles as he navigates onboarding talent from the other side of the world.
May 2, 2022
CURATOR CALL: #006 Gabrielle Micheletti
Gabrielle is a creator/collector and just an amazing thought leader in this new curated internet. Speaking with them we found out that their energy is just as empowering as the pieces we've collected from them. As a curator it takes but a second to speak with someone and truly find out if they are walking in a path that you can walk beside confidentally. After speaking with Gabrielle we are proud to own a piece from her.
Mar 20, 2022
CURATOR CALL: #005 Mark Redito
Our conversation with Mark Redito was one of the more enlightening convo's we've had in quite some time. Effortlessly we spoke about how music has evolved from a spiritual tool all the way into the commercial realms that we see now.
Mar 10, 2022
CURATOR CALL: #004 Abieyuwa
Abieyuwa's art explores the intersection of heritage and reflection and we love her for it. I was drawn to her nail art instantly but a deeper dive into her photography and you'll find some real gems. We spoke with Abie here to find out exactly what excites her in the world today.
Mar 7, 2022
CURATOR CALL: #003 John Gotty
We sat down with a man of many hats and shoes. John Gotty is a sneaker connoisseur, music expert, and overall great person to know. Gotty's work as the founder of The Smoking Section has led to many great journalists moving on to have fruitful careers. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Gotty to really see what he is curating.
Feb 23, 2022
CURATOR CALL: #002 Carlyle Smith
Carlyle Smith is an executive producer & Artist Manager. He's work with musicians like Joey Bada$$, SZA, Mac Miller, Ari Lennox, Marco McKinnis, several Netflix Originals and directed loads of music videos. We sat down with Carlyle in our office to speak about what he are the most fascinating things he's finding out here.
Feb 14, 2022
CURATOR CALL: #001 Maxwell Step
Our Curator Call is designed to showcase phenomenal thought leaders and find out what they are finding exciting in the world. Our first one is picasso of the pixelation, the one and only Maxwell Step. We love what Maxwell is doing in the web3 space and we got into some of his biggest hurdles and what he's finding that excites him.