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March 10, 2020

Dama Nilz: “All I” (feat. Azurah Vibez) (prod. DatBoyCraig)

By: Jack Anderson

Be it on the mic, on the tables, or in the studio, former Brooklynite Anelia Lomsky has cemented a reputation for overshadowing her Austinite peers under the name Dama Nilz.

Her extended tenure in the birthplace of hip-hop had given the already-competitive Lomsky a considerable leg up in the rap game by the time she moved to the Live Music Capital, where she’s since been in a state of near non-stop hustle. And while you can’t overlook her take-no-guff code of conduct, Dama’s relentless flow, articulation, and depth are all decidedly buoyant over bombastic. After winning the 2019 “Rap for a Stack” contest, Dama Nilz was set to make yet another official return to SXSW, but…well…you know.

Festival news aside, Dama Nilz shared her seven-song full-length, Damanation, just a couple weeks back. So show Dama the love she deserves and work your way through Damanation starting with the album’s killer caboose, featuring fellow pop-R&B singer Azurah Vibez and produced by her Spy Coastal confederate DatBoyCraig, “All I”!


June 18, 2024

Luke Smith: “Jimmy”

We’re right at Pride Month’s midpoint, so just as a refresher: no matter how you identify, be proud of yourself! At the same time, it’s worth acknowledging our place in a progressive city, a quarter century into the 21st, because not every Queer person’s been blessed with those privileges; more often than not, it’s a […]


June 17, 2024

Alexi 8bit: “You Don’t Have to Be Alone Anymore”

In the world of singers, acting cutesy doesn’t necessarily negate sophistication. Like, we’ve seen a lot of success in going north of mere infantile novelty and co-opting that puppy love naivety in a way that’s accessible to all age groups. And while we can point to a major movement of such with jazz-pop hits from […]


June 14, 2024

Molecular Steve: “Wolfman”

Depending on who you ask – a coworker, a friend, or a family member – they’ll all have slightly different takes on your “character” based on previous interactions and observations. But what about those parts of our identities that never reach the surface? Those personality traits that stay buried deep within us? Well, we won’t […]


June 12, 2024

The Wild Kindness: “No One Belongs Here More Than You”

Random acts of kindness: we can’t recommend ’em enough. Because it’s those little gestures you catch in the wild that help us make new connections (no matter how brief or passing), break past malaise and monotony, and recognize the world as a more compassionate place. And new connections are also a key component to what […]


June 11, 2024

Mark Hallman: “Bright Star”

When you’ve spent decades making great records for other people, you’ve got all the tools to do it on your own, right? Yeah, although producers often get relegated to a “man behind the curtain” position for other artists’ critical success, at the end of the day they’re some of the strongest shapers of sound. Take […]


June 10, 2024

Holy Roller Baby: “Speaking In Tongues”

Since its advent at the turn of the millennium, the term “swag” has lent itself to plenty of manufactured personalities. We don’t hear “swag” much anymore, which is fine by us, since swagger ought to come naturally; it shouldn’t be too sophisticated. You take one look at multi-instrumentalist Jared Mullins, who (in the best way […]


June 7, 2024

Daily Worker: “Street Cred”

Ah, Friday afternoon. A beautiful time to be a daily worker, at least in an era where weekends are the norm. And not just because of the standardized two days off. No, there’s also new music from Austin outfit Daily Worker. The trio typically conjures a non-centrist, counter-capitalist aesthetic, down to their choice of band […]


June 6, 2024

Atlas Maior: “Jah Ali – Doctor Phono Remix”

You might’ve caught wind of our own Michael Crockett’s retirement announcement, which means his Sunday evening program Global Grooves will grinding to a halt in just a few weeks. It’s a bittersweet end to an era, no doubt, but fortunately there are other potent purveyors of world music right here in the city limits. Folks […]