Run It Up With #KBXSelect Vol. 20

#KBXSelect vol 20

I recently attended an event where the discussion turned to the music scene in Boston, and how there is no identifiable Boston sound. For example, you know Nashville will be country, New York will be hip hop, DC has go-go. It was presented as a problem, because if you are trying to define Boston music to someone as a cohesive package, there is no unified sound or any one genre that does that.

I actually think that is a good thing. I love the fact that I can just as easily go see a jazz concert as a rock concert. I love that one night a club will bump hip hop, then the next will be house music. On any given night you can find salsa music or reggae. It’s awesome and a reflection of the diversity that exists in the city.

As you know, the goal with #KBXSelect is always to reflect this diversity. The lists kicks off with St. Beauty’s “Holographic Lover”. Mentor Janelle Monae accurately describes the song as a “cosmic slow jam of epic proportions”. That same hazy smoothed out vibe can be found on Ron Gilmore’s “F*ck.Smoke.Drink.Party”.

Another favorite of mine is Jose Guapo’s “Run it Up”. I listen to this when I’m feeling froggy. I just have to remind myself not to do it too much when I’m drinking, because fighting in the street or the club is not cute.

I also enjoyed Trapo’s “Chicago”. I see this as pre-gaming music for the club. I dare you to put this on and not bop your head.

What are the stand outs for you this week? Do you think Boston has a singular sound? If so, what is it? Let us know using hashtag #KBXSelect. We would love to hear from you.

1. St. Beauty (@stbeautyband)— Holographic Lover
2. Brasstracks @brasstracks (ft. Jay Prince @loungeinparis) — Good Love
3. Renz (@renz_ap) — Freestyle (TEASE ME REMIX)[Prod. LekaaGotWings]
4. NipseyHussle (@nipseyhussle) — “BASIC INSTINCT” FT G. PERICO
5. D∆WN (@dawnrichard) — Honest
6. Harris Cole — Introducing..
7. Ye Ali (@ye_ali) — Fiji Dasani [Prod. BeforeIzaiah]
8. Mickey Shiloh (@mickeyshiloh) — Try [Prod. G2]
9. Professa (@professa_252) & Philippe Edison (@philippeedison)— Sentiment (Alt. Take)
10. TEK.LUN (@tekdotlun)— SELF MADE (BABA)
11. Sam Wills (@samwillsmusic)— Light On Me
12. Chuuwee (@chuuw33) — Holy Mountain
13. GRANATA (@itsGranata) — You Dont Need Me [Prod. Phoniks]
14. Jose Guapo (@milliondollarkidd) — Run It Up Ft ShyGlizzy BoosieBadazz [Prod. Spiffy Global]
15. Johnny Cinco @johnpopi (ft. Rich The Kid @whoisrichthekid) — Trap Back
16. Ron Gilmore (@rongilmorejr) — Fuck.Smoke.Drink.Party ft. Cat Cain [Prod. Cedric Brown]
17. Snarky Puppy (@snarkypuppy)— Tarova
18. Trapo (@itrapoften) — Chicago
19. Dabeull (@dabeull) x Rude Jude (@rudejudeforeal) — Slave
20. IAMNOBODI (@iamnobodi) — Arr. 6.
21. INT (@INTworldwide) X SACHA VEE (@sachaveemusic) — T R I G G E R
22. Juicy J (@juicyj) x Wiz Khalifa (@mistercap) — All Night [Prod. TM88]
23. Raz Simone (@razsimone) — Missin Joogs
24. DUTCHBOY (@dutchboyage) & NOVA (@soundsbynova) — FLIP [Prod. NOVA]
25. TOKiMONSTA (@tokimonsta) — In The Mist
26. Dave East (@daveeast) — Gorilla Glue (EASTMIX)
27. Finding Novyon (@FindingNovyon) — LET’S GET LIT [Prod. Sonny Digital]
28. Kent Loon (@nuagekent) — JAMES BOND [Prod. Kanisono]
29. Michael Christmas (@michaelchristmas)— Get Up (prod. By Durkin)
30. Khalid (@thegr8khalid) — Location [Prod. Syk Sense, Tunji Ige, & Smash David]