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]

Interview: Beez Shares the Importance of Trust and Confidence in Hip-Hop

Gonzo & Beez have been making waves in the ever-expanding hip-hop/R&B atmosphere ever since their inaugural single “Minute Steak” dropped in 2019. Several more singles and a full-length debut later, the duo is gaining traction and a reliable fanbase attracted to their skillful flows & vocals, genre-bending instrumentation, and down-to-earth personas. I got the chance to speak with Beez, born Brian Macalla, who let me … Continue reading Interview: Beez Shares the Importance of Trust and Confidence in Hip-Hop

Interview: Chance Emerson Sheds Light on Songwriting, Inspirations, Aspirations

Yesterday morning I saw this man who didn’t know his life And if he did he chose to lit He wandered in circles Said who are you and darling who am I Fictional and sleep deprived “How Can I” — Chance Emerson Chance Emerson has a folky, singer-songwriter, indie gift and “The Raspberry Men” is an immaculate display of his musical creativity. Covering sounds from … Continue reading Interview: Chance Emerson Sheds Light on Songwriting, Inspirations, Aspirations

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Deetranada’s Debut Showcases Fiery Raps, Clear Motivation [Interview]

“DEEvsEVERYBODY!” is a personal album. As depicted in the project’s lyrics, cover art, website, and personal explanations, it’s a representation of how she feels as a young Black woman growing up in an oppressive world. Deetranada is unapologetic at every moment, showing the world who she is without compromising one bit. After making waves in the Baltimore and beyond with her new album, “DEEvsEVERYBODY!” we … Continue reading Deetranada’s Debut Showcases Fiery Raps, Clear Motivation [Interview]