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Foursix - LVL1 by Alex Young

Foursix captured by  @branndannart

Foursix captured by @branndannart

Members of Foursix, a music collective and art label with New York roots, understand the importance of chemistry, especially in a group of seven people.

When Foursix linked to make music last, J-Payso and Verdé Madera, two of the groups members, crafted "Favors," a song detailing the nature and lifestyle of a nine-to-five job.

After recording "Favors," "we felt so good about it we wanted to carry that energy into a new song," Foursix says.

The individualistic creativity each member in Foursix has builds rapport amongst the crew, comprised of Amoedo, Ashlee, J-Payso, Jahnei, Verde Madera, Zach Day, and Zino. They create a fun, good quality in their music when the group's good chemistry reflects in in their art.

Such is the case in Foursix's newest song, "LVL1." Performed by J-Payso and Verde Madera, the song is produced by Jahnei, one of the collective's two in-house producers along with Amoedo. Also, the track is from Foursix's debut record, "The Manhattan Project," which is due for release soon.

If you are in New York, see Foursix for their show at Webster Hall on July 6, and watch and listen to their most recent works, "Favors" and "LVL1," below.

Liana Bank$ - Off by Alex Young

"I've always found it alluring, the way we buy clothes to please the eye, and the eye in turn only wishes to remove them," says Liana Banks, a New York native songstress.

While Banks explains her latest single, "Off," her vocals evoke sensuality and caress listeners into the mood. With each release, following her success on "LVLUP," Banks gives tastes of her future debut project, and her soulful sounds. Enjoy "Off" below.

A$AP Ferg x Tory Lanez - Line Up The Flex by Alex Young

Via A$AP Ferg's  Instagram

Via A$AP Ferg's Instagram

A$AP representative Ferg, hailing from New York City's Harlem neighborhood, is in promotion stage for his upcoming album, Always Strive And Prosper, and for his joint tour with Toronto rapper Tory Lanez called 'The Level Up Tour.'

Both A$AP Ferg and Tory Lanez pair now for a rocking collaboration in song "Line Up The Flex." 

Listen to the duo's new song because it will make you feel energized and "hella" confident.

Purchase Ferg's Always Strive And Prosper album on April 22 and get tickets for the tour here.

 

 

Dan Witz Paints Mosh Pits by Alex Young

Limbs flail, heads bob up and down, bodies squish together, chests hit chests, elbows and fists connect with faces, people stumble, people embrace, and people dance in mosh pits.

Chicago native and Brooklyn resident Dan Witz observes the chaos that occurs in a concert's mosh pits, and skillfully illustrates the experience in paintings. His particular artwork is astounding because of his self-proclaimed "academic realist" painting style.

Feel your jaw drop as you browse the images of Witz's paintings, and put yourself in the mood with ITR's "Lemme Mosh" playlist. 

Catch the painter's solo exhibition called "Mosh Pits, Raves and One Small Orgy" at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York from April 2 - 30, 2016.

Jonathan LeVine Gallery: 529 West 20th Street, Gallery II

Liana Bank$ Dates Commas Not People by Alex Young

Liana Banks, a 25 year-old singer and songwriter from Queens, New York, garners attention for her effort on her debut single "LVLUP."  The song is aptly featured on ITR's "Run and Tell" playlist and also reached number 10 on Spotify's United Kingdom Viral Chart.

Since riding her wave of success, Liana keeps her momentum following up her debut with a track taken from her forthcoming Insubordinate mixtape. The new single, titled "M.O.N." (Money Over N*ggas), is sage advice made more appreciable by its R&B and soul tones.

"People will hurt you. Commas won't. Date commas," Liana says.

The interesting fact is this statement would very rarely come from a male. Sometimes males have no regard for females' emotions and have doggish behavior towards the women they interact with. Sometimes males' pursuit to money is just as much of a vice as is the p*ssy. True or untrue, these statements come from the mind of a male, so I hear the songstress on focusing her attention on stacking paper and finding love later. "Find someone who can add to your money so instead of your own personal stack, y'all can have stacks on stacks together," my girlfriend hopes for Liana. Companionship over everything.

Either way, listen to "M.O.N." below and stay tuned for Liana's mixtape release date.