//Playing Cincinnati

Every Tuesday, we explore the music scene in Cincinnati, Ohio.

PLAYING CINCY: Oski Isaiah Compiles Show Footage For “Company” Music Video

Fresh off the heels of his F*ck A Job album release, Oski Isaiah drops a new clip for smoothly-served project cut, "Company." Oski released the 10-track Autumn Jivenchy-produced album this summer, which celebrated the Cincinnati rapper focusing full-time on his music career. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkJr5y0Is4I Directed by Dre Shot This, the clip opens up on a signed [...]

By |2019-09-17T15:43:58-04:00September 17th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Indie Rock Trio Strobobean Drop Two New Singles Ahead Of Tour

Late last month, Strobobean released two new hauntingly beautiful singles, "Ghost" and "Walking Alone," ahead of their fall tour. The Cincinnati shoegaze post-rock trio is fronted by Pop Empire's Katrina Eresman and Jake Langknech and Soften's Brianna Kelly. Their debut 4-track EP, Winter, arrived this past May. “I'm excited about our new tracks because they [...]

By |2019-09-10T03:11:09-04:00September 10th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Pop Empire Talk “Novena,” Finding Their Sound & Incense

Cincinnati trio Pop Empire recently dropped their nine-track album, Novena. The indie-rock outfit will head out on a supporting tour this month. Novena marks the 10-year-old group's first full-length album since 2014's Future Blues and the first album with the group's current lineup - founding member Henry Wilson, guitarist Katrina Eresman, and drummer Jake Langknecht. Teased [...]

By |2019-09-05T14:20:52-04:00September 3rd, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Dave Chappelle Brings Stevie Wonder, Chance the Rapper & More to Dayton Benefit Concert

For this week's Playing Cincinnati, we traveled 20 miles north to Dave Chappelle's Gem City Shine Benefit Concert in Dayton, Ohio. Chappelle, who lives in the neighboring Ohio town of Yellow Springs, threw the enormous block party to commemorate the nine lives lost in a recent mass shooting at a local bar that left nine [...]

By |2019-08-28T23:02:52-04:00August 27th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Ihlana Niayla Makes Moves In A Male-Dominated Industry

Ihlana at Timeless Recording Studio. Photo by DeAndre Favors. Ihlana Niayla is a force to be reckoned with. Since developing a love for all things audio during college and in an audio/visual role working at the Cincinnati Zoo, the producer-engineer-songwriter followed her passion behind the board and recently became Timeless Recording Studio's first [...]

By |2019-08-20T17:55:00-04:00August 20th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Oski Isaiah Enlists the City’s Best to Deliver New LP

Oski Isaiah finished out a busy July with the release of his highly-anticipated new album, Fuck A Job. The 10-track LP features assists from Aziza Love on “Anytime,” Monty C. Benjamin on “Over” and Jus Clay on “Business.” Fuck A Job follows up Oski’s 2018 album, Adventure 2, and a compilation music video released just [...]

By |2019-08-08T03:10:24-04:00August 6th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Cash Daniel Talks Touring, Latest LP & Next Project

Cash Daniel has a lot to celebrate. AudioFemme caught up with the Ohio rapper at the listening party for his new project, Not Just Another Vacation Too, where he was celebrating his album, wedding anniversary, and birthday. Not Just Another Vacation Too is the second of its series, following up the original, which Cash dropped [...]

By |2019-07-30T16:37:51-04:00July 30th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Princess Tiana Keeps Moving After Release of “Going Places”

Cincinnati's princess of pop, Princess Tiana, dropped off her Going Places LP, following up the project's previously released singles "Fallback" and "Trip." The sugary-sweet 7-track record plays up Tiana's vocal range over danceable beats. Going Places is Tiana's debut album and follows up her 2017 Believe It EP and her remixed version of Ella Mai's [...]

By |2019-07-21T19:49:37-04:00July 23rd, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Ronin Halloway & SmokeFace Walk Us Through “Pressure”

Photo by Mandy Di Salvo Cincinnati rapper Ronin Halloway and producer SmokeFace teamed up to release their collaborative album, Pressure. The six-track project has been four years in the making and with its release, the duo is able to reflect on how far they've come. Although they say the style of the record [...]

By |2019-07-02T03:27:49-04:00July 2nd, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Dayo Gold Realizes His Purpose With “E.P.S.M.”

"Not only is it giving you messages for your soul, but it just has an all-around good vibe to it that I think anybody would like, from the streets to the book-smarts." Cincinnati rapper Dayo Gold knew he was dropping something special when he first opened up about his album, E.P.S.M., to AudioFemme in April. [...]

By |2019-06-25T13:35:25-04:00June 25th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

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