Tony’s car gets stolen! But he got it back! And Paul recounts how he fell in love with ska.
The Greatest Hoax – As The Light Dims [Expiration Compositions]
Kill Lincoln – Second Cities [Sheila]
Reesa Renee – Tunnel Vision [single]
Queue – Frontier [single]
Dawkins – Bad Faith [EP1]
The Cowards Choir – The Singing Tree [single]
Singer Reesa Renee released her first solo single in a minute, and we are digging the slow party jams conjured by producer Aleem Bilaal on “Wanna”. The music video, shot by Yah Yah of Minister Cinema, features gorgeous afro-puffed Instagram model Char drinking and smoking with Renee and her crew. Catch her joyful live performance at Saturday’s 4th annual Funk Parade on the Duke Ellington Black Broadway Stage just prior to the parade’s kickoff.
Had enough of Reesa Renee yet? Us neither! Yesterday we featured her new collab with Black Cobain, but today the floppy-headed singer takes us back to her 2015 EP Lovers Rock with a brand new video. “Delay” is a dream-pop torch song taking us in close to Renee’s longing for love, shot beautifully by Amil Barnes. After Renee travels to SXSW to perform at the WeDC house, check her out next at the Funk Parade Kickoff Jam Thursday March 16th at Tropicalia.
DMV rapper Black Cobain is currently blessing the west coast with his talents, but his new single “Brown Sugar” is a collaboration with our own afro-headed sweetheart Reesa Renee. This empowering ode to ladies with brown skin is a sexy, slinky mix of rap and R&B, and the video features Renee singing with Miss Black Virginia USA Midori Amae and the mysterious _PandaWhite, who really shouldn’t be so shy hiding underneath a giant panda head.
Singer Reesa Renee can belt out a soulful song with the best of them, but her wide, fun loving smile and nerd glasses style complete the package as a memorable entertainer. 2017 is going to be a standout year for Renee, with new music coming in February and a cover feature on DC’s Modern Luxury magazine gracing the stands now. Her newest music video is this mellow unplugged rendition of “Radio”, originally from her 2012 album Reelease, featuring fellow DC musicians TK of Cloud 9 and Jay Rojas of Top 5.
R&B singer Reesa Renee explores dance-rock terrotiry on the infectuous guitar-driven single “Guess Again”, produced by her bother P’Kay, from her 2015 sophomore EP Lovers Rock. Her bright smile and unmistakeable auburn ‘fro light up the single’s music video, directed by Minista Millz. The song delves into Renee’s struggles to maintain personal connections while on tour, so the video incorporates tiny vignettes of her adorably goofy tour life playing shows all over the country.
The current theme in DC music is the ascendancy and ubiquity of women throughout every genre. We try to feature diversity with every episode of our podcast, so it’s not wall-to-wall straight white dudes, but for the last episode we put together, our first cut of songs featured women leading every one. 5 of our last 6 song and video posts are either solo female or female-fronted bands. Where ya at, bros? These ladies are showing you up, and R&B singer Reesa Renee puts a cherry on that trend with her new single “Hello Mama”. Producer Reggie Volume pumps the slow jam uptempo with a funky guitar riff and staccato brass section that makes it easy to fall for Renee’s sweet smile and floppy afro. The video by Minista Millz of Minista Cinema puts just the right animated touch to a tale of sweet summertime love connection. Grab her EP Lovers Rock now.
On this week’s episode of the Hometown Sounds podcast, Tony can’t bounce to the latest club bangers because a new Popeye’s special is weighing him down. Also, Paul admits to creepin’ on Periscope. But what you really want are the freshest DC songs from Swings, Reesa Renee, Gent & Jawns plus exclusive new tracks from Br’er, The Beanstalk Library and Jacqueline Pie Francis that you can’t hear anywhere else!
Gent & Jawns – Moon Bounce [Moon Bounce / U NO I]
Reesa Renee – Guess Again [Lovers Rock]
The Beanstalk Library – Big Dumb Hooks
Jacqueline Pie Francis – Blue Sky [The Sea]
Swings – Tiles [Sugarwater]
Br’er – Reprobate [Maskings]