//Playing Cincinnati

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

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|

PLAYING CINCY: TRIIIBE Stays Busy With New Album, Solo Projects & Outreach Programs

With three very active members in Cincy's hip-hop community, TRIIIBE always has a lot going on. Aziza Love recently dropped her solo effort Views From The Cut EP, Siri Imani is gearing up to release her debut solo project Therapy project next month, and as a trio they've not only been working on new music, [...]

By |2019-06-19T16:13:56-04:00June 18th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Cincinnati Throws Down At Bunbury Music Festival

Last weekend, the city of Cincinnati gathered along the Ohio River for the 7th annual Bunbury Music Festival. The three-day fest featured headliners like The 1975, Greta Van Fleet and Fall Out Boy, along with impressive supporting acts such as Machine Gun Kelly, Girl Talk, Run The Jewels, and Sublime with Rome. Local talent, like [...]

By |2019-06-14T14:43:51-04:00June 14th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: TRIIIBE’s Siri Imani Talks Gentrification on “513” She-mix

Photo by Taylor Hughes. TRIIIBE's Siri Imani called out Cincinnati gentrification in her new "513" she-mix of Drake and BlocBoy JB's 2018 hit, "Look Alive." The addictive beat of the track puts it on instant replay as Siri brings light to the inequality and displacement currently affecting those in Cincinnati's downtown Over-The-Rhine area. [...]

By |2019-06-04T19:46:12-04:00June 4th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Leggy Talks New Album, Tour & Videos Coming Soon

Initially coming together in high school and emerging as a dreamy punk-tinted band after college, the Northside-bred, female-fronted Leggy has grown into Cincinnati's latest long-reaching musical output. They signed to independent UK record label Damnably (Wussy, Golden Gurls) in 2016, after label head George Gargan heard them perform a live set on the local radio [...]

By |2019-05-23T01:17:34-04:00May 21st, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Music Resource Center Brings Teen Musicians Together

The Music Resource Center of Cincinnati is a stable home for low-cost musical equipment and artistic guidance for Cincinnati's teens. Four times a year, the organization hosts a city-wide showcase where the public joins the Center as audience members and Cincinnati's youth can put their talents on display. "The showcases are a place for our students [...]

By |2019-05-16T14:00:39-04:00May 15th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Princess Tiana Remixes Ella Mai’s “Shot Clock” in New Video

Photo by Kayla Rogers Princess Tiana solidified her place in Cincinnati’s music scene earlier this year with her single "Trip." Since then, she's been dropping videos to tease her next release, a full-length project titled Going Places. The seven-track album follows 2017 EP Believe It, and although it took her two years to prepare [...]

By |2019-05-07T14:25:25-04:00May 7th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Aziza Love Awakens Her Phoenix With “Views From The Cut”

Aziza Love, one-third of Cincinnati hip hop group TRIIIBE, released her debut solo project, Views From The Cut, earlier this month. Aziza gracefully balance rapping, singing, and spoken word - a style she's honed in her previous work with the group. Although brief, the four-song EP powerfully reverberates self-worth and makes an impact as an [...]

By |2019-04-24T02:21:15-04:00April 23rd, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

PLAYING CINCY: Dayo Gold Talks New Album, Soul Music & Nipsey Hussle

Cincinnati hip hop artist Dayo Gold is gearing up to release his 10-track album, EPSM - Essential Postive Soul Music. The Lima, Ohio rapper first hit the Cincinnati music scene in 2016 and has spent the last two years perfecting his craft. Currently being mixed by Devin Burgess, EPSM will follow his 2018 project, The [...]

By |2019-04-16T15:18:56-04:00April 16th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

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