617Sessions: Class of 2017

By: Shamus Hill

The Boston Music Awards recently uploaded their first installment of 617Sessions, a music series that they’ve created with the focus being providing local artists with professional studio time. The playlist doesn’t have a uniform sound, however, with that being said, each of the artists involved does a tremendous job with their song placement.

Haasan Barclay’s “The Trip” was the first of the tracks to really stand out to me. I’ve been a huge fan of his unique sound for quite some time, and this song most certainly didn’t disappoint. The combination of the drums and guitar right off the bat offer some mellow feels, which Haasan soon after ties altogether with his wonderful vocals.

The second standout off of 617Sessions: Class of 2017 was Big Leano’s “Bowls”. We’re currently teetering on the edge of PACKULA Season, and with that being said, any new Big Leano is cause to drop everything you’re doing and listen. Following his most recent release “Broke”, Leano is only creating even more buzz for his next project. It’s safe to say he’s in his bag with “Bowls” and “Broke” being two of his hottest tracks to date.

In addition to Haasan and Leano, Vintage Lee is another artist that added her own hit into the mix. The production on “My Own” is straight up masterful and she flows effortlessly over it. “These days I been coolin’ all on my own!” sounds Lee during the chorus, and that shit has me hitting the Uzi shoulder harder than Lil Uzi Vert himself. She’s had herself a busy year, and with the successful release of her debut mixtape PiMP and even placement on NBA 2k18’s soundtrack, she’s proven time and time again that she’s here to stay.

Huge shoutout to the Boston Music Awards for coming up with their 617Sessions Series, as its already showcased a tremendous amount of up-and-coming talent from the area. Be sure to listen to some of the other featured artists too, as they’re all extremely talented and putting on for the city in their own respects. Much love to everyone involved who brought this project to life. Stream the entirety of 617Sessions: Class of 2017 below:

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