Detroit producer Matt Black’s fetching, trippy release swapped top spots at WYCE with Albion’s The War & Treaty. Check out the rest of the chart; listen to songs from all of the artists.
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For Peace to Mateo, aka Matt Black, the new “Some Strange Reason” album that’s generating a buzz throughout the region represents “a labor of love.”
The Detroit-by-way-of-Kalamazoo producer, songwriter and head of the Young Heavy Souls record label spent two years honing the material for his full-length debut album and it’s paid off.
Recorded at various Detroit locations – with the bulk of it created at the Young Heavy Souls studio in the Grand River Creative Corridor – the atmospheric collection enchants listeners as it meanders through a hypnotic mix of trip-hop, glitch-hop, dream-pop and more.
So, not surprisingly, this genre-pushing, innovative and dreamy collection officially released by Young Heavy Souls in August rose to No. 1 on The Local Spins Hot Top 5 chart for September, representing the local or regional release getting the most airplay on WYCE (88.1 FM) – moving up from the No. 2 spot for “Some Strange Reason” in August.
The new album swapped top spots with Albion’s rootsy The War & Treaty, which came in at No. 2 in September with “Healing Tide.”
That was followed by Pink Sky’s “Forms” (back on the chart after topping The Hot Top 5 in June), Lansing singer Jen Sygit’s new album, “It’s About Time,” making its chart debut at No. 4, and finally, a tie for No. 5, with Lindsay Lou’s enduring folk/bluegrass album “Southland” sharing the fifth spot with a new entry, indie-rock band Bedroom Ceilings’ “Projection Replicator.”
SEPTEMBER’S LOCAL SPINS HOT TOP 5 ON SPOTIFY
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NEW LOCAL MUSIC ADDITIONS TO WYCE-FM: SEPTEMBER 2018
Bedroom Ceilings, “Projection Replicator”
Jen Sygit, “It’s About Time”
Maddie Jackson, “Hollows”
Ford Turrell, “Days Go By”
Alicia Michilli, “Letters from the Edge”
Carrie McFerrin, “The Wolves”
Peace to Mateo, “Some Strange Reason”
The Blue Pines, “Separate Sets of Eyes”
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