As always, Culture Climax is a strong supporter of assisting our hometown and surrounding town artists in any way possible. In the month of April, we began featuring a local artist playlist and it did so well that we decided to keep it going! As like last time, you will be previewing some of the hottest tracks from some pretty dope artists located in or around the 407 area. The winner of this month’s contest will receive a feature on the site as well as a free song package from the good people over at Real Feel Recording Studio! How dope is that?!
Voting will begin on July 11th and will end at 11:59 p.m. on July 26th. You can submit one vote an hour per computer and if you’re really feeling a track, give it a download! May the best track vibe the hardest!
Wes Fif: Hold Up
407 native, Wes Fif has been a well known name in the city for quite some time now. With a resume that includes collaborations with B.o.B, Big K.R.I.T. and 50 Cent – just to name a few – Fif has been holding Orlando down for a while. In addition to his crazy collaborations with some of today’s hottest artists, he has been featured in magazines such as XXL, Ozone and The Source. With plans to push Orlando into the musical spotlight, I’m sure his latest track “Hold Up” is sure to add to his already extensive track record of hits.
Twitter: Wes Fif
Originally hailing from Miami, Fl, SDotBraddy is on his way to Orlando in pursuit of a degree at Full Sail University. Citing artists such as Dom Kennedy and Big Sean as his inspirations, SDotBraddy has a sound that is unlike any of the other south florida artists. Extremely versatile and even more unique, Braddy adds a little something different to the music scene as a whole. Peep his latest track “RxS” and give it your vote if you feel it deserves the win!
Charles McQueen: Jose’ Cuervo
Originally from Cleveland Ohio, young artist Charles McQueen moved to Orlando in 2009 to create a better opportunity for himself within the music industry. Combining his midwest roots with his current southern living within his music, Charles McQueen gives us a style like none other. Creating music and working on expanding his other aspirations as an artist, Charles McQueen is determined to make it to the top. Check out record “Jose’ Cuervo” below and give it your vote!
Inspirational Quote: “You don’t work, you don’t eat. You don’t grind, you don’t shine.” – Mike Jones
Twitter: Charles McQueen
Niko Is: Walk On Water
Second time playlist artist, Niko Is, is back for another round of your votes! Living in Orlando since the age of 7, Niko’s love for music was seen at a very young age. Niko has opened up for Big Sean with his band The Great People and was recently deemed as the first hip-hop artists to be featured on 91.5 WPRK’s Local Heroes segment. With a sound that puts a unique twist on “trap music”, Niko’s track “Walk On Water” is one that is unlike anything you’ve heard. Check it out below!
Twitter: Niko Is
DJ NightKid: Pages
Florida artist, DJ NightKid is a part of music team, The Night Kids Crew, and places his focus on underground/digital hip-hop. His talents are seen both on and off of the mic with his musical team which makes him more than just the average artist. Dj, Rapper, Beat Smith, Graphic Designer and self proclaimed Swagg Connoisseur, Dj NightKid is adamant about spreading music to the masses and he’s definitely starting off right with his song “Pages.” What do you guys think about it?
Inspirational Quote: “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” -Bob Marley
Twitter: The Night Kids Crew
Yung Glue: Stop With The Shenanigans
A Tallahassee native, Yung Glue recently moved to the Orlando area in search of place to build his career. Determined to inform people that there are musicians that they can relate to in addition to music, His current track, “Stop With The Shenanigans” is a prime way to show that his music is filled with emotion. Do you feel like it deserves the win?
Inspirational Quote: “Work hard today for a better tomorrow.”
Twitter: Yung Glue
Reino Alexander: Levitate
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, hip-hop artist, Reino Alexander, is one that cannot be classified as standard. Living in Orlando since 2007, Reino Alexander has always been one to stand out – musically and generally. Beginning his lyrical penning at the mere age of 14, Reino has been moving steady with his music for years now. Taking a short hiatus these past few years to “perfect his craft”, Reino Alexander has come back with his track “Levitate”. Listen below and place your vote!
Inspirational Quote: ”A Master is one that sees the day as an opportunity in time to create avenues of reality and emotions that are unborn. The day is a fertilization of infinite tomorrows.” – Ramtha
Twitter: Reino Alexander
Chabo Reyes: Workin’
Hip-Hop artist and Orlando, Florida native Chabo Reyes is best known for being apart of the group Five Tie City. Being the front man on and behind the scenes for the group, Chabo has decided to do a little solo work while still remaining dedicated to his group. Being featured on WeAllScheme.com, SmookieXL.com and meeting with both Curren$y and the Rej3ctz, Chabo is determined to become a household name and with his track “Workin”, he just might be on his way! Check it out and vote!
Inspirational Quote: “As soon as you want to BREATHE as bad as you want to SUCCEED, than you’ll be SUCCESSFUL!”
Twitter: Five Tie City
Flash E. McCooligans: iGrind
Flash E – the E stands for Everthing – McCooligans is best known as one of the lead singers of the Orlando based group, 3Tards. Migrating to Orlando in 2007, Flash was searching for creative freedom. With nothing but time and a great producer, Flash began to look deeper into himself to create the positive vibe worthy music that the scene has been missing. Deeming this sound as “Feng Shui”, Flash McCooligans is determined to reach the masses with his solo project. Check out his track “iGrind” and let us know what you think!
Twitter: Flash E. McCooligans
Who put on for their city?
- Wes Fif (46%, 3,736 Votes)
- SDotBraddy (45%, 3,630 Votes)
- Charles McQueen (5%, 416 Votes)
- Niko Is (2%, 165 Votes)
- Reino Alexander (1%, 75 Votes)
- DJ NightKid (1%, 51 Votes)
- Chabo Reyes (0%, 11 Votes)
- Yung Glue (0%, 8 Votes)
- Flash E. McCooligans (0%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 8,095
Culture Climax would like to send a special thank you out to Real Feel Recording Studios for sponsoring this contest! Book your session now!
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