Meet Lionmilk; Jazz Pianist, Producer & World-Builder by Noor Kalouti

Moki’s fourth album, Visions Of Paraíso drops today, on September 24th.  Before this record, Moki was signed to Paxico Records but switched to Leaving Records after fellow beatmaker, Mndsgn, introduced him to Matthewdavid. The 18- track album will be the first of three upcoming collaborative albums between Lionmilk and Leaving Records. The lead singles have already dropped, listen to Arched Feet From Now On and Chuva de Verão here

Before delving into this new project, however, I’d like to take a step backward— before the days of Spotify profiles and label promotions— when Moki didn’t have Instagram and lived in New York City. 

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Concert Review: Kamaal Williams & Jitwam @ Le Poisson Rouge, nyc (03/09/17) by Noor Kalouti

Kamaal Wiliams’ (aka Henry Wu) reputation continues to be one of class, his show at Le Poisson Rouge on March 9th, 2019 strengthened that stature beyond doubt. After, releasing his album The Return and founding his own label Black Focus! (the same title as Yussef Kamaal’s famed debut album) Wu began embodying the continuation of Yussef Kamaal sound as a solo-artist. Knowing all this, I arrived at LPR beaming with excitement—I knew I was in for a treat.

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#7SONGSAWEEK REVIEW by Noor Kalouti

Hello all!

I hope you’ve already delved into last week’s roundup, but if not I’m here for you! We’ve got some seriously groovy music on the roundup including new music from Monte Booker, Andrea Valle, and Omo Frenchie.

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Concert Review: Kirk Knight at Rough Trade, Brooklyn. 02/01/2019 by Noor Kalouti

It was a strikingly cold January evening, and I had tickets to a show— reluctantly, still, I got ready to attend a Kirk Knight concert at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. My resistance quickly faded as I stepped into a familiar venue where, of course, another Pro Era member Dessy Hinds was opening. A young Brooklyn rapper known for his hit Savior Dessy prepped the audience perfectly for the man I came to listen to, Kirk Knight.

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#7SONGSAWEEK REVIEW by Noor Kalouti

If you’ve already delved into this week’s soundtrack—great! If not, allow me to walk you through these new releases. We finally have new music from James Blake, Toro Y Moi, and surprisingly 9th Wonder. Honorable mentions go to Everything Coagulates by Bremen, a small Japanese duo producing high-quality, psychedelic instrumentals that will shake your frozen little hearts back to life. Read on!

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#7SONGSAWEEK REVIEW by Noor Kalouti

Happy Holidays my friends! Whichever holiday belongs to your culture, I hope you are making the most of it— enjoy this brief but well-deserved vacation! For those of you who are hustling on the holidays, this roundup is for you. This week’s roundup will start with some hip-hop from 21 Savage and JJ and end with some peaceful tunes from Yann Tiersen and Alanna Matty.

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Weekly Roundup #7SONGSAWEEK by Noor Kalouti

Back at it again with the weekly roundups! I hope your bellies are full from all that stuffing and family drama (I know mine is). I’ve got some all around GREAT music for you this week, I’m proud to say there’s only one song that I’m disappointed with. We’ve got some new music from Earl Sweatshirt, Leikeli47, Narcy, and more!

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Ultraviolet, Kelly Moran: An Introduction & Album Review by Noor Kalouti

Ultraviolet follows her self-produced album Bloodroot, dropped in 2017, a record you’d expect from someone dubbed a ‘prepared-piano specialist’. While Bloodroot is intense and calculated, Ultraviolet is this free-flowing, emotive promenade through Kelly’s colorful mind.

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White Bronco: A Ranking of Songs from A Day-One Fan by Noor Kalouti

For those of you that have kept up with the blog, you know I’ve been anticipating White Bronco since Action Bronson announced its release date alongside the debut of its titular track. This is his first independent project since he left Atlantic Records, and I bet you he put a great deal of weight on this 26-minute project. He even designed the cover-art himself!

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