Cali DJ Noodles is blowing up, and her tasty mixes are sure to turn up the crowd at this year’s JMBLYA. This 23-year-old has an incredible music taste that makes for the some of the dopest mixes you’ll ever hear live.
Noodles was born in San Francisco, California, as Micah Mahinay. Mahinay took her first steps into the music scene by sneaking into nightclubs as a 16-year-old. She later learned how to mix on vinyl records after repairing her father’s old turntables, who was a DJ in the ‘80s. As a teen, Noodles would spend hours dedicated to mixing.
In 2014, she was approached by R&B singer Kehlani, and the two became close friends. Noodles became Kehlani’s touring DJ, and together the two have hosted parties and events across the US. One of their collaborative efforts “Dethirsterate” was a mix presented by HYPTRAK. Her tracks “SOBA” and “Lo-Mein” showcase her talent of fusing R&B, hip-hop and electronic sounds. Check out her mixes and get on the TSNMI wave as her and Kehani shake up this year’s JMBLYA.
Last night, as promised to those willing to either tune in to JMSN’s Periscope or text his number for the link, he released his latest track “Most of All.” The R&B crooner takes us through the nostalgia of reminiscing on all the things you miss after going through a break-up. He premired his first single “Cruel Intentions” last month off his sophmore project It Is, due out May 6th. Check out the track below & don’t miss your chance to see him live May 17th at The Parish, cop tickets here.
DJ Mustard has signed some new talent! He took to OVO Sound Radio to debut a new track from his newest signee, Ella Mai. Ella Mai‘s new single, “She Don’t” is produced by DJ Mustard and features Ty Dolla $ign for a guest verse. Mustard’s production hits with Ella Mai’s voice perfectly while also giving her room to vocalize. You can bet we’ll see more of this talented young artist. You can listen to Ella Mai’s “She Don’t” below.
R&B songstress and Austin native Mélat brings us a captivating visual for her new single “Dance Olivia” which made its premiere today via OkayAfrica. You may have seen her last year on tour alongside the 2016 Grammy-nominated band The Internet, as well as this year for Thundercat, among many other performances. The 80’s visually inspired single delivers a powerful message to “Live in fear or live free. The choice is ours.” Peep the OkayAfrica link above for a full article about the songstress and do not miss out on this entrancing video.
If you’re a fan of The Weeknd, you know that he isn’t a stranger to darker aesthetics & the video release of “In the Night” off of his recent Grammy-nominated Beauty Behind the Madness is no exception. Directed by BRTHR FILMS, we’re taken on 80’s nostalgic & action-packed cinematic experience, artfully paired with Abel’s haunting vocals. Enjoy.