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“Down Dance” EP – Appleby

posted by JuicyJackie April 26, 2016

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Appleby always got the right vibes for me. I spent a lot of time listening to “Castles” which is also on the EP and was excited for any projects he was set to release. I got a great surprise when I saw “Down Dance” drop. The project was produced by Elias Abid; the two make a great team. It’s groovy.. it’s soulful.. It’s perfect for this beautiful weather Chicago sometimes has. “Overdose” will be my summer night anthem. Listen to the “Down Dance” EP & tell us what you think!

“This is just the beginning.”



Need Vibes? ProvSounds has “What You Want”

posted by JuicyJackie April 11, 2016

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You might have caught me jamming to Prov’s “Lover Dreamboat”on my snapchat multiple times. Prov’s EP is exactly What You Want.. & what you never knew you needed.

Prov’s soundcloud description of the EP says… “I wanted to make an instrumental project that encompasses my experience of being in love, discovering who I am, and interacting with world around me.”From my first listen I already liked the EP but I wanted to experience it in my own way too.

I put the EP to the test… How does it make me feel?

When I was in a good mood I jammed the shit out of the whole EP. Dancing around my house & just in pure bliss. I could see the connection to love because I felt it. A musician that can connect their feelings through their music.. that is amazing. I felt like the music only made me feel better. My energy went up & all I had was positive vibes.

When I experienced Prov’s EP in a mood I rarely experience… sadness.. It was a journey of emotions. Every single song put me in a place & a situation. I couldn’t help but feel so much. Past experiences good & bad blinked in & out of memory. I let the vibe of the music take me. Each & every song left me thinking that everything was going to be alright. I quickly escaped my sad state of mind. The music put me in a place where LOVE wins.. each & every time.

I was completely refreshed.

One of my personal favorites on the EP is “Lover Dreamboat.” The song is full of love & happiness… reminding me of my own Lover Dreamboat. That quickly put a smile on my face.

At times… I felt like I was floating.. on a psychedelic trip..on a tropical Island.. or dancing happily in the club. I long for music that makes me feel something & I was impressed by each song.

Prov made an experience with his music. 

If you haven’t heard of Prov or listened to his music “What You Want” is the perfect introduction to him & his music. He’s quickly becoming one of my favorite producers due to his unique sound.

Let Prov’s “What You Want” take you on a trip of your own..


Smino EP: S!CK S!CK S!CK

posted by JuicyJackie October 2, 2015



Smino dropped his S!CK S!CK S!CK EP on his birthday, giving us a present as well. I’ve been waiting to hear some more Smino. I’ve been bumping “3M” & “Up” like crazy. I actually went to a clothing store opening last night and heard “Up” playing. There’s a lot of exciting things coming out of the Zero Fatigue team and their name can even tell you why. There’s currently only seven tracks on Smino’s soundcloud.. and he’s already someone you should be on the look out for. The songs just keep getting better and better. Smino is on my artist to watch list. After listening to S!CK S!CK S!CK, I’m sure he’ll be on yours too. The EP was produced by Monte Booker, one of my favorite producers and also part of the Zero Fatigue team.

Smino & the Zero Fatigue team will be having a  listening party at Classick studios for the release tonight at 10pm.


My personal favorite song was “Ruby Red” produced by Monte Booker.


Listen to S!CK S!CK S!CK here: Continue Reading

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Smoke DZA & 183rd – Ringside (EP)

posted by Alex April 8, 2013

smke-600x600We at PursuitOfDopeness are huge old school wrestling fans. With Smoke DZA being an avid wrestling fan as well, he decided to release a new 5-track EP entitled“Ringside.” His release coincides with Wrestlemania being yesterday. The EP doesn’t have any features aside from production coming from 183rd. Check out the tracklist and download “Ringside” below.  Continue Reading