Young Heavy Souls present their first official compilation album; 20 all-new tracks from a growing roster of skillful artists and producers. Get to know YHS:
These producers have captured their niche through unexplored sub-genres of hip-hop and electronic music. With their progressive sound, this body of work exemplifies what these artists value most – collaboration. Young Heavy Souls was established in 2011. Creative director, Matt Black cultivated a team of like-minded musicians, filmmakers, photographers, and graphic designers throughout the past three years.
“With this project we wanted to showcase our growth as a team as well as spread our music to new audiences. Young Heavy Souls is a family, and this project represents the spirit and sound of our crew,” explained Black.
The majority of the team consists of artists local to the Midwest, but they join forces with musical talents from all over the United States. All artists featured on the current roster have made themselves a valuable asset to this creation. Several guest contributing artists are featured, including Spankalicious, Eddie Logix, and Heavy Color. – Young Heavy Souls
“The Haunt” is a new cut from Nunca Duerma and Detroit native, Jaws That Bite. With frequent collaborations in the past, this time around the two multi-instrumentalists deliver a macabre track with bump- designed to get heads bobbing and spines tingling.
Nunca Duerma’s new long-player, Shapeshifter (Old Tacoma Records), is still a few months away, but fans can catch him live on The Champagne Safari Tour in December (with San-Fran. beatmaker, Duktap).
Jaws That Bite infuses elements from multiple genres of music to create soundscapes that are unique and organic. MI heads can catch him live on October 28 at the FyouNK Collective in Royal Oak.
Nunca Duerma appeared on Western Michigan’s WIDR this morning to chat with the No Mercy Morning Show and unearth some unreleased nuggets from his sonic catalog.
Peep below to listen and download the 04.12 edition of the No Mercy Morning Show, also featuring performances by Airjob and Jaws That Bite (Young Heavy Souls). Catch Nunca D this Saturday at Shakespeare’s Lower Level, performing with Two Fresh.
About the No Mercy Morning Show: Cool Hand Luke gets the weekend going with three hours of hot beats, that fresh rotation, and music from all around the world on your only source for radio evolution 89.1 FM WIDR Kalamazoo, Michigan www.widrfm.org
Filmed by: Zac Varela, Matt McFerrin, and Derek Wilds
Edited by: Matt McFerrin
Music: “Behind the Mirror,” Marcutio
This promotional reel was compiled by our friends over at Young Heavy Souls (YHS). Featuring highlights from their live events over the course of the last year, the video showcases some of the immense talent operating throughout the Michigan music scene.
Featured artists include:
Black Milk, Griz, MC Friendly, Clear Soul Forces, Elzhi, Shadow Attack, Ana Sia, Mexicans With Guns, Freddy Todd, Jaws That Bite, Duktap, Dayda, Mux Mool, Edsel Very, Opiuo, Dixon’s Violin, Nunca Duerma, Tree City, Marcutio, DeLaZoo, Matt Black, Ty Beat, One Be Lo, Cadillac Duke, Spankalicious, and more.