2017 feels somewhat like a shitty movie so far, but at least we’ve got a sick soundtrack to go along with it. This week’s update is brought to you by Jordan Nickerson aka Milky.wav. Jordan is the SIA Production Manager and Assistant Talent Buyer as well as a Curator for Red Bull Sound Select. Our shows wouldn’t run smooth if we didn’t have Jordan. On top of being a boss in the business side of the industry he also performs under his stage name, Milky.wav. His hip-hop beats mixed with his dazzling soul are not to be missed. See him live Saturday 4/7 at Club Vinyl with TOKiMONSTA and Thursday 4/13 at Your Moms House with Zikomo. Genesis – Ravyn Lenae Recently releasing her sophomore album “Midnight Moonlight ep”, Ravyn Lenae’s been catching some waves and this swell is only gonna get bigger from here. This 18 year old from south-side Chicago sports an impressive vocal range, pair that with Monte Bookers productions – and you’ve got something truly special here. Currently studying classical music at the Chicago High School for the Arts, I can confidently say this youngin’ is gonna be on your radar quick. Everything is Everything – Gabriel Garzon-Montano Soul music is making a comeback. Funk, soul & Gospel has been becoming more popular in the recent years, and if acts like Gabriel, Thundercat, Gambino, etc continue to bring us quality content like this – I can’t imagine them going away anytime soon. I’m excited to see whats next. Bruk Out – KRS. Dancehall has suddenly become a desired thing lately, which I think is fuckin’ cool. Or maybe people just like whatever Drake “comes up” with. Either way, Film Noir founder Krs. (pronounced Kris) has been making major waves on the “Dancehall Trap” scene and I’m only seeing up from here. With recent production released for Roy Woods – I can only imagine this kid is gonna be a familiar face of R&B & Dancehall production in the next few years. XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert I don’t know if this song is about relationship issues, substance abuse, or money. But all I know is I love this sad shit. This song makes me feel on top of the world after a long, shitty day, and honestly I wanna hear more Uzi like this. Honorable mention to 808 Mafia’s TM88 for the wavy soundscape. Nothin to Somethin – Syd She’s came a long way from being Odd Future’s DJ, becoming a familiar face in the field of modern neo-soul musicians. She’s not afraid to say how she feels, and it translates well. Roll the windows down on this one and ride out.