HXNS: A Dragon/Flying-type Producer (and Pokémon?)

HXNS was only in elementary school when he produced his first hit song. Sure, it was only a mashup on the now-defunct JamGlue, a music editing website, but he was able to rack up significant plays by mashing together the beat from “Vans” by The Pack and the vocals from “Tell me When to Go” by E-40.  While he didn’t stick with music consistently at … Continue reading HXNS: A Dragon/Flying-type Producer (and Pokémon?)

Bassist-Turned-Pilot Patrick Paige II on Pivoting Style, Genre [Exclusive Interview]

Patrick Paige II took his career to the air once again with his second solo album, If I Fail Are We Still Cool? A rhetorical question for many of his fans, the album sees Paige take broad jumps in a series of directions on the road to building an album that’s boundless in genre & style and vulnerable & relatable in lyrics. “I’m so proud … Continue reading Bassist-Turned-Pilot Patrick Paige II on Pivoting Style, Genre [Exclusive Interview]

Where’d All The Time Go: Scott McMicken on Dr. Dog’s Last Tour

[Hummingbird Exclusive Interview] Scott McMicken finishes a cigarette as roadies mull backstage at Lockn’s Fred Festival. The mid-day lull at a sweltering summer festival is nothing new to the Dr. Dog co-founder. After twenty years of touring, the motions of the day are habitual. But there is no doubt in McMicken’s mind that he’s on the precipice of uncharted territory. Not only is the day’s … Continue reading Where’d All The Time Go: Scott McMicken on Dr. Dog’s Last Tour

John Lisi’s Debut Album a Path of Self-Discovery [Interview]

John Lisi’s 2021 album, I Hope This Feels Good, sees the young artist shine his creative flashlight deeper into the winding cave that is a budding career in music. The album, which I love dearly and wrote about last week, takes cues from a variety of genres and shows Lisi as an young, dynamic talent capable of shifting tempos and intentions with a song’s notice. … Continue reading John Lisi’s Debut Album a Path of Self-Discovery [Interview]

Interview: Knyves Escobar Shares Wisdom, Speaks on Inspiration & Pushing Past Labels

On the precipice of their debut project, Knyves Escobar — who uses the pronouns she and they — is leaning into their dynamic musical talent and intrinsically strong self-belief as pillars of what looks to be a long and successful career in music.  Escobar says the upcoming debut will show listeners that they have plenty more in store than the typical R&B sounds Escobar tends … Continue reading Interview: Knyves Escobar Shares Wisdom, Speaks on Inspiration & Pushing Past Labels

Hummingbird Spotlight: Yung Slee

Yung Slee, more closely known by fans as “Slee,” is a rising rapper/singer who broadcasts his consistent releases exclusively to a SoundCloud audience that has pushed many of his singles above one thousand listens. While 1,000 streams aren’t much compared to what’s coming up on your average “What’s Hot” Spotify playlist, it is a solid base for a solo talent who self-advertises through his personal … Continue reading Hummingbird Spotlight: Yung Slee

The Soul Rebels and New Orleans’ Modern Brass Wave [Interview]

The eight-person New Orleans brass band, The Soul Rebels, dropped their first studio album in six years titled “Poetry in Motion” in October of 2019. Through boasting studio collaborations with cultural icons such as the Wu-Tang Clan and Talib Kweli, as well as appearances in world-class concerts and their performance on Tiny Desk with GZA, The Soul Rebels have crafted a gripping discography and collection of remarkable accomplishments that … Continue reading The Soul Rebels and New Orleans’ Modern Brass Wave [Interview]

Interview: Muwosi Describes Gentle Confidence, Creating “Of Compassion”

Focusing on a strong yet gentle sense of self-assuredness, Muwosi’s recent EP, Of Compassion sees the young artist beautifully cultivate personal and airy lyrics and aesthetics.  Produced by LA jazz pianist-composer-producer Lionmilk, Of Compassion displays Muwosi at her core; an empathetic artist seeking to curate gentle and holistic music.  She says it’s relieving to finally release the EP, which was inspired by and started in … Continue reading Interview: Muwosi Describes Gentle Confidence, Creating “Of Compassion”

Livestreams, Memes, and Improvisation: How a Band Called Goose Became the Next Big Act for Jam Music During a Pandemic.

[Hummingbird Exclusive Interview] Due to the past year of lockdowns, quarantines, and an audible absence of live music, the spring of 2021 has become a great hope, a life-preserver that bands and fans have been doggy-paddling towards throughout the uncharted waters of pandemia. Connecticut-based jam band, Goose, recently announced their May run of drive-in shows that will be the group’s first performances of the new … Continue reading Livestreams, Memes, and Improvisation: How a Band Called Goose Became the Next Big Act for Jam Music During a Pandemic.

“Salt on My Tongue,” an Invigorating Introduction to Hyde [Exclusive Interview]

Hyde and Gonzo are here to expel all bad energy this cold season with an energetic, soaring track, the first off Hyde’s upcoming project. The pair link up smoothly for a romantic yet somber single, “Salt on My Tongue,” a release that’ll have you waiting to hear more from the pair.  And while Gonzo’s signature heartbreak lyrics are in full effect on the song, Hyde’s … Continue reading “Salt on My Tongue,” an Invigorating Introduction to Hyde [Exclusive Interview]