//Playing Cincinnati

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

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 |2019-08-20T17:55:00-05:00August 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 |2019-08-08T03:10:24-05:00August 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 |2019-07-30T16:37:51-05:00July 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 |2019-07-21T19:49:37-05:00July 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 |2019-07-02T03:27:49-05:00July 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 |2019-06-25T13:35:25-05:00June 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 |2019-06-19T16:13:56-05:00June 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 |2019-06-14T14:43:51-05:00June 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 |2019-06-04T19:46:12-05:00June 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 |2019-05-23T01:17:34-05:00May 21st, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Cincinnati|

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