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Locals Only: New Singles From Sahab, Hell08's


It's been a long time folks!  And I'm finding it very hard to not quote the rest of that Aaliyah song.  So I'll just go on to say that I shouldn't have left you without a dope beat to step to.  Bah!  I couldn't have stopped that even if I tried!  R.I.P. girl.

So since my little sabbatical there've been a few notable releases.  So lets get to it!

First up, there's "Beautiful", the new single from Fresno studio scientist Sahab!
Like a more daring version of The Postal Service, "Beautiful" shows Sahab at his most evocative, painting vivid landscapes using almost every sound known to man.  Layers upon layers of electronic pulses, backwards guitars, and elegant piano form an exquisite palette that requires multiple listens to fully appreciate.  Through it all Sahab's soulful delivery bursts with passion, intoning the listener to stay true oneself, in spite of what others may want or say.

Sahab's full length album 11:59 is due out later this year.  To download "Beautiful" visit iTunes.  For more information on Sahab, please go to the following:

Next is the satanic ramblings of Fresno doom rap duo Hell08s!
Like a demon simultaneously downing sizzurp and inhaling helium, Hell08's Cloaked 2 Tha Brain EP is freaking ridonkulous.  Featuring razor sharp rhymes by former Beandip frontman Bones Malone and cataclysmic beats from producer Sea Shock, Hell08s form a lethal combination of apocalyptic proportions.  The title track, with its screaming sirens and blaring low brass, is a straight banger.  The song finds Malone "bragging about [his] pentagram" while he walks the burnt streets of Armageddon. Its what Dr. Dre might have sounded like had he been possessed by the devil.

For more information on Hell08's, visit the following links:

It should be noted that both groups will be playing the gigantic Catacomb Party music festival, to be held July 20th over at Fresno's Downtown Fulton Mall!  You can get all the deets at

That's it for today.  We'll see you soon with some more reviews, and some very cool new content for y'all!  

Cristobal Carrillo
June 26, 2013


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