AUX Files .008
Written by Greg Harris
It’s been quite some time since the AUX Files have been released from their capsule, and the reason was because the editorial key was misplaced. What was once an original series that was once exclusively for Free Press Houston has now channeled over to the Modern Life Mag brand. MLM has always given light to those who hold the future for their genre, and today we place on bifocals on our face and strap in our headphones for our latest edition. This edition features sounds from Atlanta to the alternative vibes of Houston, scroll down to get engaged with what’s offered below.
Sir CRKS - Conversations
If you have scoured the internet for nice remixes or modern chopped and screwed mixes, I wouldn’t be surprised if you came across the Houston-based DJ Sir CRKS. CRKS has been for creating an eclectic soundscape that his fans enjoy and he continues with his latest rendition of Alicia Keys’ “Feeling U, Feeling Me”. The classic from the Diary of Alicia Keys album is twisted into a blender of sounds that evoke alternative yet mellow vibes to the forefront with this record. It’s precisely a lifted song, one where listeners can float endlessly until the track stops.
Baby.Daddi - Kodak
The Los Angeles music continues to develop, change, and adapt to what it brings to them. Whether it the thought provoking fast rhyming schemes of Kendrick Lamar to the soulful synths of Anderson Paak, California has to offer when it comes to music today. Seeing that it’s better to use three heads oppose to one, rising artists Tommy Genesis, Wes Period, and Ye Ali come together to complete the formation of Baby.Daddi. The trio create a sound that revolves Genesis velvet laid wordplay, Ali’s clever mouthpiece, and layered with Period’s witty rhymes and production scheme. One of the most notable songs from their recent project is “Kodak”. The song is not an ode to classic camera company, but it’s melodic record that gives off the best first impression of each artist and puts listener into a space where they relax and digest the music properly.
OMB Bloodbath - Not So Gone
Sparking a nationwide trend over social media with his florescent and flawless “So Gone” freestyle, OMB Bloodbath barged her way into becoming one of Houston’s brightest stars. Continuing to push the bar with her versatility, she presents a gritty cinematic trip in her “Not So Gone” visual. The 3rd Ward lyricist proves she’s more than the trend and levels with her listeners on her the aspects of her life and how she wants to overcome in the end. The hunger found in this piece just lets Houstonians know it’s someone else to watch out for.
Showing growth with a loose string of singles, Brixx collides forces with Giza$ to present their collaborative project, “Plug Brothers”. Timeless is one of the standout tracks from the 3 track EP, showing both versatility and uniqueness with the different flavors that both artists offer. This project is a hidden gem found in the emerging Atlanta and we advise you all to listen up to what the next generation of the “Modern Music Capital” has to offer with their material. Listen to their project here.
Wole De Michls - Stay Up For Me
When speaking of artists that are emerging from the Houston area that carry a mysterious persona, Wolf De Michls has to be at the top of that list. Being known for his work with Maxo Kream and Big KRIT for production, Michls has also brewed a good amount of records that show sides of vulnerability in sync with a lo-fi sound. One of the singles that has caught our attention as of recent was “Stay Up For Me”. Michaels makes a bedroom classic with its PartyNextDoor inspired flow of the song but it’s entirely Michaels’ when he makes his mark with his production and delivery over the song. This loosie is expected to be on his upcoming project, “Naked”, which is slated to release on December 2nd. Stay tuned.
Dice Soho - Ripped Jeans
ouring the country, hanging out with YesJulz and Mike Dean, and modeling in LA, Dice Soho has become more than the rising star that Houston has known him for. Soho is in the matter of reaching his prime and he’s proud of doing so at a young age. The fierce yet iced out youngster from Space City exemplifies all of these components with his new record, “Ripped Jeans”. Although the title may seem simple at first, the song is a congratulatory record that focuses on the essentials of success, progression, and not stopping now. Dice Soho is on sure rise to whatever occasion is placed in front of him.