While promoting my own artist from Alabama I came across this young guy who really impressed me. Only 17 and from Birmingham, Alabama Nick Simmons aka YBN Nahmir had built a huge fan base before he even broke one record in the music industry.
After building a big following as a gamer on Xbox Live YBN Nahmir later released his breakout single. "Rubbin Off the Paint" has gained a big buzz in the south with all of the high school age kids. On this track you can taste the bay area influence as he talks about his life and how things are for him here in the south. In interviews he credits his bay area sound to the fact that he made a lot of friends in the bay area via the internet while gaming.
The nerd gamer in me is very proud of this young man and I'm really digging his sound. I hope as you enjoy my playlist you can get into this track as much as I do. And If you want a better idea of where the southern sound is going listen to more of his music and artist like him.
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About the Curator: Adrian “Science” Robinson
Adrian “Science” Robinson is a producer, audio engineer, & artist manager who has a love for music that stems from a family long history of singing and dancing. He attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida for music & video production, and later worked very close with one of Florida’s major independent record labels. He has lots of fond memories old and new that seems to tie in with many songs, and loves to share them with others. After working with multiple recording studios, independent labels, & internet radio stations, he moved on to publishing music for independent artist in the independent music community.
6 February 2019
I love it when a musical connection is made! I’ve been banging on about Zero 7 and then their offshoot, Fragile State, on this curation and then what happens? I come across someone new with a name that sounds like I should like them – Ambient Jazz Ensemble – and who’s central to them? None other than Neil Cowley…
30 January 2019
I can barely believe that I’ve let this curation go so long without more than a passing reference to the legend that is Peter Gabriel – though Genesis feature here with “Cinema Show” from “Selling England By The Pound” which has him on lead vocals…
22 January 2019
In keeping with the “world” themes of this curation, Bliss hail from Denmark, though their collective owes as much to influences from Guinea and Sweden! They first appeared in the early 2000’s which really was the halcyon period for ambient chill stuff it seems – a golden age? …