“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]

O-Slice: A Creative Spark for the DMV Region [Interview]

Bucking global trends and staying true to her DMV and Nigerian roots, O-Slice made waves in 2020 and is well-positioned to make 2021 a breakout year for herself and her team. She’s an uber-talented rapper with an All Star work ethic and clear vision for her future. There’s no telling how high she can reach.  She sees herself in the same lane as Aminé and … Continue reading O-Slice: A Creative Spark for the DMV Region [Interview]

The 19th Street Band: Unrelenting Positivity and Cheer [Exclusive Interview]

Music is in a unique position to drag people out of 2020’s many traumas, and the 19th Street Band is a wonderful example of a band focused on positivity and forward movement. In the face of massive difficulty, the band has managed to both stay afloat and add to their fanbase through a series of at-home livestreams, where the band’s leading membres, Meghan and Caolaidhe … Continue reading The 19th Street Band: Unrelenting Positivity and Cheer [Exclusive Interview]

Billie Essco: An Inspirational, Creative Force for Buffalo [Exclusive Interview]

One of the first impressions you’ll get from Billie Essco’s music is his desire to think critically about the world around him. That willingness to challenge norms and think outside the box, all while keeping up a massive creative output, makes Essco one of the most exciting names in both fashion and hip-hop. He specifically mentions attending Fashion Week 2020 in Paris with this rap’s … Continue reading Billie Essco: An Inspirational, Creative Force for Buffalo [Exclusive Interview]

Waffle Mishap Shares Origin Story, Incredible Talent, Message [Interview]

Finale In Gold is an apt title for Long Island Jazz septet Waffle Mishap’s latest release. As a glorious explosion of funk-laden jazz improvisation, soft rock style, and showtune theatricality, the album (released last month) feels like a ride on the roller coaster tracks that adorned the album’s lead single “Lost Without You.”  Danceable highs like “Back On Track” with its screaming sax and punchy … Continue reading Waffle Mishap Shares Origin Story, Incredible Talent, Message [Interview]

Slug Shares Astral Visions, Genre-Fusion Process [Band Interview]

Originally just a passion project amongst three college friends, Slug has evolved into an exciting young group with plenty to offer, providing genre-breaking psych rock/trip-hop/lo-fi for a steadily growing audience. The group may have started with casual intentions, but after their success in producing an ear-catching and innovative sound, it’s getting more serious — you’ll want to stay tuned to see what they’ll do next. Self-characterized … Continue reading Slug Shares Astral Visions, Genre-Fusion Process [Band Interview]

Getting Lost On Cloud Nine: An Interview With STVN

Ever since I first heard STVN’s music at the end of last year, I’ve been listening non-stop. Chill lo-fi with echoes of synth-pop make it feel like taking a musical load off. As you’ll read in this Hummingbird Mag exclusive interview, STVN’s music is all about basking in the glory of right now. It’s about acknowledging that there might unpleasantness ahead, but not letting that … Continue reading Getting Lost On Cloud Nine: An Interview With STVN

Mo Sella Exudes Danceable Positivity & Friendship on Debut [Interview]

Washington D.C. local Mo Sella just dropped his debut album, Stories of a Manhattan Apartment, an ode to the life he lived as a college student in New York City. He was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, before moving to Saudi Arabia for a few years — and he credits living in so many different places for his eclectic taste in music. NYC wasn’t the … Continue reading Mo Sella Exudes Danceable Positivity & Friendship on Debut [Interview]

Interview: Gonzo Talks Producing Mindset, Supporting Fellow Artists

After speaking with Beez and hearing him speak so highly about Gonzo’s musical talent, it was only right that I would get both sides of the story. A few days ago, I had the chance to talk with Gonzo and hear more about his history with music, the many ways Beez has helped his game, and plenty more. Note: Quotes are slightly edited for clarity. … Continue reading Interview: Gonzo Talks Producing Mindset, Supporting Fellow Artists

Dayon Greene Talks New Album “Me,” with an Uplifting Message and Love for the DMV [Interview]

DMV rapper Dayon Greene is set to take flight, dropping a debut album Me, full of trials, tribulations, and lessons. As a rapper and producer, his fingerprints are all over this project. But his signature comes out most in his lyrics, which tell the story of a young man finding himself after being lost, wallowing in harmful relationships. I had the great opportunity to speak … Continue reading Dayon Greene Talks New Album “Me,” with an Uplifting Message and Love for the DMV [Interview]