On ‘Weight of the World,’ Maxo Kream’s world expands amid personal tragedy

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Against convention for new album releases, Houston rapper Maxo Kream released his third album on a Monday, due to the date’s personal significance. Weight of the World‘s Oct. 18 release coincides with his niece Jalae’s birthday, as well as the anniversary of his cousin Andrew’s death. Maxo even remembers Oct. 18 as the date that his younger brother — Jalae’s …

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Fresh Rotation | New tunes JME contributors can’t stop listening to

New tunes from Michael Hurley, BeMyFiasco, Rodrigo Amarante and a fresh dedication to Pops

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Each and every month the JME team handpicks the juiciest new tunes from local, regional, national and international artists and concocts the tasty, tall-glass-of-a-listening-experience that is our Fresh Squeeze playlist. Each song is chosen with intention. And so we often feel like they are worthy of a broader discussion (or at least a bit of context). Here’s four new songs (all …

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Local Spotlight | The best releases by Jax artists out right now

New singles from Faze Wave and Niki Dawson; albums by LPT and DeAndre Lettsome

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The JME team was busy last week, as new music flooded in from across Northeast Florida. New tracks from indie rock quartet Faze Wave and singular vocalist Niki Dawson perked our ears. And meditative and complex new full-lengths from jazz-scene standout DeAndre Lettsome and ten-piece Afro-Cuban salsa orchestra LPT gave us much to chew on.  Here are the best new …

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Fresh Rotation | 3 new songs we can’t stop listening to

New music from Wet Leg, serpentwithfeet and Shannon Lay

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Each and every month the JME team handpicks the juiciest new tunes from local, regional, national and international artists and creates the tasty listening experience that is our Fresh Squeeze playlist. Each song is chosen with intention. And so we often feel like they are worthy of a broader discussion (or at least a bit of context). Here’s three new …

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Local Spotlight | ‘Impetus’ by DeAndre Lettsome

Jax-based alto saxophonist struts across standards and original compositions

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Astute followers of Jacksonville’s red hot jazz scene are surely familiar with DeAndre Lettsome. A founding member of Jax-based purveyors of New-Orleans-style jazz, Let’s Ride Brass Band, the 26-year-old alto saxophonist is an in-demand player. And, as evidenced by the new nine-song collection Impetus (Lettsome’s first solo release on Bold City Music Productions), he’s also a formidable composer and topnotch …

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Local Spotlight | The four best tracks by Jax artists out now

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While jazz gets a weekend in the sun with the Jacksonville Jazz Festival kicking off this week, there are several local artists working in myriad genres that also deserve the spotlight.  Here are four great tracks, all from locals, that the JME team put its collective ears on this week. “In the Garden” by LANNDS Due in large part to …

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Listen | October’s Fresh Squeeze playlist

Discover new music from local, regional, national and international artists

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The JME team is here to help you discover new music. Each month, JME contributors pick the juiciest noise emanating from Northeast Florida and beyond for our monthly Fresh Squeeze playlist. Featuring a few dozen new tunes from local, regional, national and international artists, there are no rules or genre restrictions; just songs we thought were worth a share. Follow …

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Local Spotlight | Top tracks from Jacksonville artists out now

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There’s so much high quality music pouring out of Northeast Florida right now that we aren’t quite sure what to do with it all. We’ll start by writing about it below. And we’ll also continue to add the standout tunes to our monthly Fresh Squeeze playlist.  Beyond that, the rest is up to you. But we’d highly recommend putting these …

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Local Spotlight | The best new tracks from Jacksonville artists

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Jacksonville artists are making a habit out of turning genre conventions on their ears. New tracks from Sailor Goon and K.UTIE find the vocalists toying with the protocols of pop, while Freddy Bricks offers up a singular approach to hip-hop (with a little help from his Duval friends). Here are the best new tracks from Jacksonville artists out right now. …

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Local Spotlight | The best new tracks from Jacksonville artists out this week

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Regular readers of JME are surely familiar by now with multi-instrumentalist Nick Garcia’s project Lost Club. Garcia’s been slowly releasing singles, each one seemingly more refined than the next. Same can be said for Duval hip-hop collective L.O.V.E. Culture, who, after a smattering of EPs and singles, dropped its debut full-length to much fanfare last week. We’ve got new tracks …

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Fresh Squeeze | August 2021 playlist

The juiciest playlist around

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Each month, JME Contributors pick the juiciest noise emanating from Northeast Florida and beyond for our monthly Fresh Squeeze playlist. Featuring a several dozen new tunes from local, regional, national and international artists, there are no rules or genre restrictions; just songs we thought were worth a share. Playlist Highlights: “Behaviour” by Glove “Damn” by Ada Lea “Uh Huh Okay” …

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Local Spotlight | 3 new songs by Jax artists out now

New tunes to add to your playlist immediately.

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Jacksonville artists continue to swing for the fences. This week brought us new tunes from multi-instrumentalist and producer Shane Malone, Afro-cuban salsa orchestra LPT, and hip-hop artist Jahny Steel. Whether working within the strictures of hip-hop, indie rock or salsa, the artists featured herein are expanding the scope of their preferred genre, while simultaneously redefining what music from Northeast Florida …

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