PHX SHUFFLE

PHX SHUFFLE

Hello, and welcome back to PHX SHUFFLE. This week we have everything you need, from hard hitting lyrics to fresh beats and vocals so warm they’ll make you weak. The Phoenix scene is ever growing and ever more impressive, so we should all be paying close attention. Read...

Speak into the Mic: Alex Bent + the Emptiness

Speak into the Mic: Alex Bent + the Emptiness

Canadian musician, Alexander Bent, is the type of artist whose work of self expression is set to inspire the best out of any listener. Hearing the passion lacing his voice throughout any track, it is evident that creating is akin to breathing for this star in the making. Growing into himself musically across his latest release, Vanilla Blue, Alex Bent dove into the emptiness stretching before him in the hopes of grasping the abyss… and he may very well do it.

Keep reading below to get to know this exciting young artist…

Speak into the Mic: Tullis

Speak into the Mic: Tullis

With today’s media being oversaturated with mediocre and unthoughtful content, it is always refreshing to discover a rising artist with the determination to create something with purpose. After our EIC, Jacob Blieu, introduced me to Tullis’ work, I was quickly convinced that he’s a vivid example of a passionate artist.

Starting his musical journey at the young age of thirteen, later experimenting in his band, “Bears and Airplanes”, and then continuing his career as a solo artist, it is safe to say that Tullis (who goes by his last name) will be an Arizona artist to remember. By…

The Licks Show What They're Made of w/ "How Much More"

The Licks Show What They're Made of w/ "How Much More"

Five piece alternative rock band, The Licks, have been creating some wonderful music throughout the year, accumulating into their stellar debut EP, How Much More. Blending indie, alternative, and beach rock sounds across the project’s five tracks, The Licks never lose our focus for even a second. By touching on subject matter from across the spectrum, The Licks manage to stay crisp and allow for all…

Goldrush 2018 is Right Around the Corner!

Goldrush 2018 is Right Around the Corner!

If you didn’t get a ticket to this year’s Goldrush 2018 Music Festival, get ready for the F.O.M.O. Deadmau5, Steve Aoki and Illenium - all world known names in the electronic genre - are coming to Rawhide this weekend and they each wield different sounds, visuals, lights and surprises for the thousands that will be in the crowd. The three headliners are an eclectic trio of upcoming energizing bass drops, crowd-thrown cakes and award winning sounds. Incase you weren’t already excited, keep reading…

PHX SHUFFLE

PHX SHUFFLE

So this past week has been a fucking win streak for AZ. With our local talent flourishing to new heights with every passing day, there’s been a definite leap in talent to a new level from these soon to be recognized superstars. From elevated content to an exploration of different sounds, our favorite scene is only getting better. Now it’s time to look at three of this week’s best releases with another segment of, PHX SHUFFLE!

Roy Blair is Back!

Roy Blair is Back!

Roy Blair is a freaking genius. Having an unmatchable excitement around his art only draws fans in tighter around him to see what he will come up with next. This time around it was the incredible video for, “Happy”, one of the best songs on his 2017 album, Cat Heaven. Flexing his artistic muscle, Roy takes us on a journey through the the trials of love and wonder across the 4 minutes and…

IDK is a Force to be Feared on "WHY?"

IDK is a Force to be Feared on "WHY?"

One of my favorite new artists remixed one of my favorite songs and it’s fucking sweeeeet. DMV rapper, IDK comes in hot with a new take on 50 Cent’s classic track, “Wanksta”. On “WHY?” (the remixed version of the 2002 hit) IDK reuses the hook and supports it with endless bars that perfectly capture the raw energy originally delivered by 50 over a decade ago, while separating himself as a whole other beast. While walking through the streets of New York, IDK once again proves…

MastodonRare Delivers on the Highly Anticipated, Guilty Gear EP

MastodonRare Delivers on the Highly Anticipated, Guilty Gear EP

Local favorite, and consistent hitmaker, MastodonRare delivers yet another excellent collection of songs with his latest EP, Guilty Gear. With his high energy sound and lyrical content sure to appease even the most critical of listeners, MastodonRare takes himself to a new level across these five tracks. Opening on what may be one of his strongest songs to date, “Aquarius” finds Mastodon in his bag as he crafts a melodic track, fueled with relatable lyrics about his journey towards a dream while…

PHX SHUFFLE

PHX SHUFFLE

Hello to all you beautiful PHX SHUFFLE readers, my name is Riley Tiernan, and I will be filling in for your usual writer, Jacob Blieu, on this addition to our favorite ongoing series. Other than a writer change, it is still business as usual. I'll be giving you three songs from artists out of our booming local music scene for your enjoyment. This week we have everything from lo-fi melodies, to collaborations that you’ll proud to hear from our fellow Phoenicians…

'Twas the Summer to be Childish - New "Feels Like Summer" Video

'Twas the Summer to be Childish - New "Feels Like Summer" Video

 “This Is America”, Star Wars and the Summer Pack. If you were alive in America this summer it was impossible to keep Donald Glover's work out of your feed. And now Glover gives us even more gold in the new video for his musical persona, Childish Gambino's, "Feels Like Summer". Childish Gambino has officially proven to everyone that his videos are the ones to watch out for over the past...