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New Music – The Homie, Charley Crockett, Mankyy

New music to cheer from Los Angeles, Texas and Clare

Charley Crockett

Thu, Jan 5, 2017, 11:20


Every week, we highlight a couple of new acts from around the globe who’ve caught our attention. Please feel free to share tips with us or check out all past New Music selections here.

The Homie

Laidback slo-mo soul to start the new year from Los Angeles duo Cole MGN (Samps, Nite Jewel) and J Nadya (Official Tourist, Aziz Habibi). Going on the cut of hooksome debut track “Too Late”, The Homie are already digging an intoxicating groove full of old-school suss and new-school spirit. More coming soon

Charley Crockett

A rambling man from the US deep south who claims kinship with Davy Crockett, this buck grew up in Texas and Louisiana before getting the guitar-playing bug in New Orleans and busking for a living in New York. Now based in California, Crockett’s blues come with big dollops of soul and swing, a performer whose songs are full of gumption and sass. His debut album “In the Night” is a pretty cool deal, as is this excerpt from it, “Trinity River”


Further proof that there’s a lot happening by the Shannon comes in the form of the “Character Development” debut seven-track EP from 18 year old Clareman Mankyy who’s already made his bones with appearances alonhgisde This Side Up and the Cuttin’ Heads Collective. It’s a release which features such local talents as Same D4ence, Spekulativ Fiktion, Aswell and the awesome Jonen Dekay, and others. Released on reliable Limerick hip-hop bellwether Unscene, it’s a cracker of a release full of dash and derring-do.