I’ll Be That Friend – Jodie Abacus

by Marisa - February 21, 2015

Soul is making a comeback. If Mayer Hawthorne, Aloe Blacc, or superstar Mark Ronson somehow aren’t enough proof for you, maybe Jodie Abacus can change your mind with his impressive debut single, “I’ll Be That Friend.” Abacus’s release is an uplifting, sunny track with unbelievably smooth vocals and warm, fuzzy feel-good vibes that belong on your […]

Pull Up – GQ

by Ambika - February 19, 2015

Emerging rapper and Native New Yorker Gyasi, also known as GQ (a felicitous nickname he earned as a kid), has the perfect charismatic combination of an Empire state of mind with a laid-back Southern-style swag, creating a recipe for hypnotic hip hop. With heavy influence from Nas, Master P, Wu-Tang, B.I.G, and Snoop Dogg, GQ […]

The Kollection Presents: Positivity

by Kian - February 19, 2015

Good vibes, happy faces, and smiles all around- that’s what we’re all about here at The Kollection. With that in mind, today we whipped up a 10 track playlist with one word in mind: POSITIVITY. This playlist is compiled of tracks that are pleasant and well, positive. Because the word positive covers such a broad […]

Heart Chakra – Boston Chery

by Ambika - February 18, 2015

At a ripe age of 23, vibrant young DJ Boston Chery is already creating a buzz in NYC’s underground music scene, with high regard to her diverse sets and mixes of Trap, Hip-Hop, 90’s Reggae and Chillwave. Today she released her latest eclectic mix “Heart Chakra” which is fun and flows seamlessly between new jams and cool classics, […]

Silent Alarm – Frett (Video)

by Vanessa - February 11, 2015

U.K. two-piece Frett has unleashed a beautiful video (much credit to director Harvey Pearson, who’s responsible for some amazing Aquilo vids) to accompany the spectacularly sparse “Silent Alarm”. Frett’s minimalist sounds have always been a bit left-field, which is exactly what first stole my attention back in March 2014. “Silent Alarm” brings sluggish falsetto and […]

i (Kendrick Lamar Acoustic Cover) – Jackson Breit

by Marisa - February 11, 2015

Here’s a fresh track by the always talented Jackson Breit, one my favorite artists to feature on the Kollection. You may recognize this tune – Breit’s treating us to an acoustic cover of Kendrick Lamar‘s “i,” which recently won not one but two Grammy’s (Best Rap Performance & Best Rap Song) this past Sunday. The […]

101 (feat. Joe Newman) – Portico

by Alexandria - February 9, 2015

Change can be a dangerous thing, but in the case of Portico the risk paid off. After Keir Vine left the group in August 2014, the three remaining members decided to simplify their name from Portico Quartet to Portico. The freshly minted London trio will be releasing their new album, Living Fields, via Ninja Tune […]

Overdose – The Good Fortune

by Alexandria - February 6, 2015

Ever experienced a “WOW” moment before? You know, when you hear something for the first time and you instantly feel a connection to it? No matter how many times you listen to it you keep finding yourself being drawn back? Well if you haven’t, you’re about to. I proudly give you The Good Fortune, the […]