Song of the Day

Song of the Day > All Episodes

June 18, 2020

Malik: “Red”

By: Jack Anderson

Having graduated Leander High School in just 2014, Brian Malik Baptiste didn’t skip a beat in pursuing his dreams of becoming a full-time producer. And after four short years, Baptsite had earned his first Grammy (deservingly so) for writing, arranging, and production contributions on “Better Off” from Ariana Grande’s Best Pop Vocal Album of the Year-winner Sweetener. With a more recent nomination as co-producer on Grande’s Thank U, Next and as an ongoing regular contact in J. Cole’s Dreamville rolodex, this native Austinite has just signed with major Kanye inspiration No I.D. as a solo artist.

Enigmatic briefcase in tow, Baptiste has just shared his solo debut single under the new moniker, strutting out confidently yet delicately over an unconventional 3/4 trap waltz. You’ll find even more vibrance on Malik’s ongoing exploration of color, be it in the abstract, societal, or literal connotation throughout Spectrum, starting with this iridescent single, “Red”

KUTX supports Austin music; your support makes KUTX possible. Donate today.


September 8, 2023

Komorebi: “The Fall”

Although DJ Shadow turned trip-hop instrumentals into an American institution at the tail end of the ’90s, we can’t overlook the influence of pioneering English artists like Massive Attack, Portishead, and Sneaker Pimps earlier in the decade. Their unique placement of feminine falsettos over seductive, sample-and-synth-heavy soundscapes still inspires acts today, not just in the […]


September 7, 2023

Beekeeper Spaceman: “Locusts and Honey”

We’re so over the moon from yesterday’s Lunar Gold premiere that we’re not ready to descend quite yet. So before touching down to the terrestrial for the weekend, let’s heed a far out beacon from Dallas duo Beekeeper Spaceman. The skeleton crew consists of guitarist-singer-songwriter Greg Brownderville and producer/multi-instrumentalist Spencer Kenney, who named themselves after […]


September 6, 2023

Lunar Gold: “Low Light”

Even though it’ll always be a nightly main attraction, the moon’s also been a hot topic thanks to recent international missions, both successes or failures. But of course, for every state-funded effort, there’s a private space venture in the hands of a billionaire. Which begs a question. Once corporations capitalize the moon, how much of […]