#NewMusic NOIRHEART – Morgue @_NOIRHEART_

NOIRHEART is an 18 year old rapper/musician based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Coming from a Metal/Hardcore background, his style makes for a unique, heavy and energetic blend of rock/metal and modern hip hop that really brings a full circle to the culture and the youth surrounding it. “Morgue” is NOIRHEART’s death metal meshed single produced by THRAXX (credits 6IX9INE, Famous Dex, Zillakami and more). Press play and let the mosh pitting ensue.

#NewMusic Inner State 81 – Yung Love @Tuckers__Tweets

“Yung Love” is the lead single from Inner State 81’s debut album, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. The song takes a beautiful sample in “Young Love” by Teena Marie and is updated in a new key with modern, energetic drums and a unique, EDM inspired song structure. The young talent seamlessly melds the sample to create his own fusion of indie, hip-hop, and electronic soul music. His work can be described as psychedelic indie-hop that sets a soothingly polarizing tone, providing listeners with a song for an array of moods – from partying to relaxing.

Inner State 81 is the electronic brainchild of University of Pittsburgh junior, Tucker Nicholas. Conceived by 808s and oscillators, Nicholas began producing over winter break 2016-17. Raised by parents who were avid music listeners, he grew up listening mostly to music from the 70s/80s/90s, as opposed to the contemporary music of the time. As high school progressed, Nicholas was persuaded by a friend to get a Spotify subscription. After having access to unlimited music across all decades, Inner State 81 began to develop an affinity for hip-hop music, and the wave of trap music being spearheaded by RL Grime & Baauer.

From ages 9-12, Nicholas briefly played the saxophone & stand-up bass but quit during his middle school years. In high school, he picked up DJing after listening heavily to Diplo & Friends mixes on BBC Radio 1. IS81 was also heavily influenced in style and sound by Kanye West, Tyler, the Creator, Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, Diplo, and Mura Masa. These artists all brought something unique to the table that Nicholas sought to emulate in his own way. After deciding to take production seriously halfway through his freshman year of college, Nicholas began to throw concerts with other college artists in Pittsburgh under the moniker “Inner State 81”.

This past spring, Inner State 81 spent 4 months studying abroad in London where he worked at Blow Up Records, a British record label in East London. Under the mentorship of iconic BritPop DJ Paul Tunkin, he performed at British clubs on three separate occasions. During this time, he also developed a friendship with playlist curator and viral twitter sensation @TEEJUS___ . This friendship helped his music to get picked up in Spotify Discover Weekly playlists & other algorithms. This newfound popularity has helped Nicholas to catch the ear of several industry executives at Interscope Records, who await the release of his July project “A Midsummer Night’s Daydream.

Inner State 81’s production style has been described as eclectic & seamless, encapsulating yet polarizing. His current style has been shaped from influences such as Kanye West’s signature Chipmunk Soul, J Dilla’s sampling talents, and Kaytranada’s effective production abilities. Nicholas combines his love for Jazz & Soul music with his love for Hip-Hop and Electronic music to form a new fusion of genres most alike to artists like Griz and Pretty Lights. He describes the idea behind the project as “taking beautiful music from the past and updating it to add new energy through energetic drums, percussion, and bass-lines to offer a new unique version that keeps the younger generation interested”.

#NewMusic @Flatline_Nizzy – Favorite

Pittsburg native, Nate Freeman J – known by his Hip Hop alias, Flatline Nizzy, fuses a mixture of street savviness and bold sounds for a refined product. After gaining major recognition with his mixtape series “Underrated” in 2013, Flatline Nizzy hasn’t let up one bit. By the time he released his third installment, Nizzy garnered over 400K views over the course of his series. In 2016, Flatline NIzzy was also named as one of the top 10 artists to watch for out of Pittsburgh.

Now, Flatline Nizzy ​has unleashed his new single, “Favorite”, ​to close out the final quarter of 2017. The record is a cut ​off his highly anticipated project, “SALUTE” – which is expected to drop soon! Sampling Pharrell and Snoop Dogg’s hit single, “Beautiful”, Nizzy talks about all the qualities his “favorite girl” possesses and makes his intentions known. Paired with M. Tomlin’s charming vocals, “Favorite” is sure to be your girl’s favorite record.