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August 20, 2018

Tone Royal: “Late”

By: Jack Anderson

San Antonio’s Ray Villarreal spends a good portion of his on-mic time as a sportscaster, but he also moonlights as a hip hop emcee. Onstage and in-studio Villarreal goes by Tone Royal and lyrically he jumps between relaxed and aggressive like it’s nobody’s business. Tone’s been releasing music since 2015 and he put out his latest full-length Late this past February, joining us in Studio 1A not too long afterwards.

Tone Royal’s Birthday Bash is this Saturday at Swan Dive so let’s get the festivities started early with “Late”!


September 29, 2023

Tribe Mafia: “Take Me” (feat. Erik Goca)

It’s beyond satisfying to hear a homegrown Austin artist not just outside the local city limits, but in a piece of media that gets global reach. And while it may be impossible to top White Denim in the official Nintendo Switch trailer, we gotta give it up to Tribe Mafia for their recent induction into […]


September 28, 2023

Daniel Fears: “Say Something”

Here at KUTX and Song of the Day, we try to be as dutiful as we can in providing both an accurate representation of the Austin Music Experience and great tunes. But honestly, all talent aside, for some local artists we often have to dig around to find something that’s actually airwave worthy. Daniel Fears, […]


September 27, 2023

Nihiloxica: “Asidi”

What happens when you aggressive UK bass collides with testosterone-driven Bugandan percussion? Nothing quiet, that’s for sure. That specific combo of acoustic and electronic, of modern and traditional first came about with the formation of Nihiloxica half a decade back, when UK producers Spooky-J and pq linked up with Nilotika Cultural Ensemble members Isa, Sally, […]