LOS ANGELES, FEBRUARY 13, 2019 – Los Angeles based writer and producer C.P DUBB has hit #1 for his work on A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s #1 album, Hoodie SZN, charting in the top spot for three weeks in total. The Cutcraft Music Group writer co-wrote and co-produced the single, “4 Min Convo (Favorite Song).”C.P DUBB and A Boogie Wit da Hoodie have enjoyed prior success together on the Platinum-certified “Timeless.”
Fleetwood Mac is one of the most sacred artists of all time, but Hana Vu does the rock band justice on her cover of their 1982 hit “Gypsy.” The 18-year-old is a self-taught musician hailing from Los Angeles and has already shown a tremendous amount of potential with her impressive debut EP titled How Many Times Have You Driven By that came out this past summer on Luminelle Recordings. Today, we’re premiering Vu’s groovy take on Fleetwood Mac’s classic and it’s definitely a version that Stevie Nicks would be proud of. Furthermore, we guarantee that the song will instantly put you in a delightful mood for the remainder of your day.
“‘Gypsy’ is the height of vocal, instrumental, and lyrical intricacy,” Vu said in an email. “It is almost forbidden to cover such a monumental track.
Vu is also well known for collaborating with Willow Smith starting with their 2016 song “Queen of High School.” This year, she also opened for Nashville’s Soccer Mommy so she’s really been making her rounds. Stop what you’re doing, scroll down, and stream Vu’s cover right now. For more from this promising indie artist on the rise, check out her How Many Times Have You Driven By EP. By: Sydney Gore for High Snobiety
“This is me as a person, with all my influences and everything.”
Several years after emerging as one of the most-talked-about and critically-acclaimed newcomers of his era, Kossisko (formerly the Ice Cold Perm and Ivry mastermind 100s) is ready to drop his first formal studio album since beginning his new artistic evolution on 2015’s This May Be Me. Titled Low, Kossisko’s upcoming LP serves as the follow-up to 2015’s Red White N Cruel. A departure from the sounds that made him a cult favorite and internet hero of the post-blog era, Low takes the industrial tones of Yeezus, the funk-as-high-art mindset of Prince and the dancefloor sensibilities of every popstar since Michael Jackson and blends them together with a genre-agnostic approach.
“I could say this is really like my debut album,” Kossisko tells us, breaking down his new Low LP. “I did some EPs and shit, but it wasn’t this. Now it’s dialed in, and this is what the f*ck I wanted to do. This is the first album I feel like I have ever done — even considering what I did with 100s. This is me as a person, with all my influences and everything. Now, I’m at the point where I’m like, “this is exactly what the f*ck I wanted to do.’”
“I listen to everything, but I mainly draw influences from Rick James, Prince, Depeche Mode, Ariel Pink and shit like that,” he adds, explaining some of the inspirations for his latest sound. “That’s what I really be listening to.”
To support his upcoming project, Kossisko is debuting a new visual and record, “CARDIO.” The concept for the “CARDIO” video took a few months to create, and Kossisko even spent a great deal of time and effort creating a special moodboard, miniature music video set and treatment for the piece.
Check out Kossisko’s new music video for “CARDIO” above, while Low is scheduled to arrive next Friday, November 16; pre-orders are currently available as well. Read the Patrick Montes/Hypebeast exclusive interview with Kossisko at the following link.
Hana Vu is a low-key indie pop quartet whose groovy love songs are written, produced, and fronted by Hana herself. Hana pulls deep insight from seemingly unremarkable moments to pen thoughtful, woozy bedroom pop jams. Her live band peppers in energetic, clean guitar licks and thumping rhythms to round out their enchanting sound.