Shades Of Jade's Josh Williams AKA xJ-Will Describes A New Kansas City Sound
June 21, 2016
xJ-Will on Soundcloud
If you ask Kansas City's legion of jazz-trained hip hop producers, the new Kansas City sound is a lot smarter than you might think. For years, Bay Area rap-jocking plagued Kansas City's urban music climate. Not to say that we don't enjoy Bay Area rap, because we sure as hell...
NEW MUSIC FROM KC: Zarin Micheal, Maal A Goomba, Barrel Maker & West Peaks
June 9, 2016
Whoa, a lot of fire has been dropping on local soundcloud pages, left and right this week. The sharpest raps we've heard from Zarin Micheal thus far appear on "Hollywood Nights". A quick, quirky snippet from Maal A Goomba leaves us still patiently waiting twitching like a fiend for a proper LP...
RECOMMENDED: Kansas City Rap Artist, Loogey, Releases "Fleek Hood Mac"
June 7, 2016
"This ain't the place to be makin' friends, they all got agendas" - Loogey, "Being Alone"
Is Loogey a Westport bartender who just so happens to rap, or a rap artist who just so happens to bartend in Westport? Fleek Hood Mac might complicate things for you, depending on whether you often see him...
Kansas City-based producer and DJ, Brooks Brown, has a brand new song up via soundcloud. The recent high-school graduate's newer material, this one included, has taken a stark turn for the lands where singer/songwriter meets EDM producer. Brooks Brown is a young man on a mission, and this new style for him...
OP-ED: Laptop DJ Press Photos Should Not Feature "Stare & Scroll" Headshot Poses
June 2, 2016
We all know that bigger issues in the world exist, surely aside from one of my more thorny pet-peeves in what I see in social media photography shoots at area music...
Last weekend’s Boulevardia music and beer festival in Kansas City’s West Bottoms District combined a lot of music, a lot of people and a lot of beer. Special to Demencha, photographer Mickey Priolo snapped some really nice photos from the three-day festival, […]
Kansas City rapper, Riley, has a brand new video up for a previously-leaked soundcloud track, “Chasin’ Chicken”. The song was produced by DJ Young Cash and the video was shot and edited by KC-based go-to rap video creator, Kendu. To our knowledge, […]
It’s rare that we do event bumps on Demencha these days, but we see today’s announcement from the Kansas City Techno crew as necessary, bump-worthy news. The KC Techno crew have been putting it down in the city’s electronic music scene for […]
“Your opinion full of shit until you bleed for it.” – Tef Poe, “Steph Curry Flow” St. Louis-based rap artist and activist, Tef Poe has released about 30 songs since the beginning of the year, most of them freestyles and floating, impressive […]
xJ-Will on Soundcloud If you ask Kansas City’s legion of jazz-trained hip hop producers, the new Kansas City sound is a lot smarter than you might think. For years, Bay Area rap-jocking plagued Kansas City’s urban music climate. Not to say that […]