KH Lyor – ‘M5’ [EP]

By: Seamus Fay

The last time we heard from KH Lyor, it was with his anthemic offering, “Smoke At The Party” – a single which has undoubtedly stuck in our heads here at Graduation Music as a standout release in recent months. Today, he continues the theme of creating warm-weathered soundtracks to life with a brand new, 2-track EP entitled M5. Consisting of “GO!” and “Sunday Morning”, the latest from the KH representative may be short in length, but before we delve further into this one, it must be understood that it lives on and lengthens its impact through the genuine creation of a summer-minded aesthetic. M5 is ready to take over our playlists, and thankfully so.

That being said, when you dig a little deeper, the prowess of this EP is only natural considering the production credits from Niaggi and Christian Yoon – two names that have hit our pages plenty of times as hit machines in and of themselves. Additionally, the song “Sunday Morning” takes to guest spots from KH Belo and WayUp Rui, and all in all, every name featured on the short project alongside KH Lyor absolutely kills it in their respective roles. This EP is a showcase of raw talent in its finest form, and with that, it’s no wonder that M5 is about to do some serious numbers this summer. The weather is warming up, the stocks are rising for the KH team, and now, we have the soundtrack to the moment.

Listen to KH Lyor’s latest at the link below:

 

Gio Dee – “Told Ya” ft. Polo $ummers [Music Video]

By: Seamus Fay

In my time running Graduation Music, I’ve realized that as a writer, you often start to pick up on trends of which artists work best together. One of these unstoppable duos that stuck out since the very beginning is that of Gio Dee and Polo $ummers – two Boston natives destined to garner attention far beyond their hometown as time moves on. Today, they revisit just one of their several standout collaborations, providing a visual companion for the anthemic offering, “Told Ya”.

Illustrating the smooth deliveries and melodic production courtesy of NIAGGI on the song, the video for this one takes to bright coloring and flex-worthy scenery of women as it lets the fans know how Dee and $ummers flex. They bring the energy with a shared, signature effortlessness, and in doing so, provide just the right mood to complement the video and make sure it comes together cohesively. And that, it does. “Told Ya” was already a great song to start with, but now that we have the music video to match, it definitely takes the standout single to the next level.

Click play on the new visuals for “Told Ya” at the link below:

***Shot by Curwyn Henry & AMR, Edited by FreeWRLD & Curwyn Henry

ChefBoyz – “Issues” ft. Gio Dee, Polo $ummers, Buddy L.U.V. & Seuss

By: Seamus Fay

Gio Dee, Polo $ummers, Buddy L.U.V., and Seuss – all names that are making waves here in Boston as some of the most promising young talents in the city. Each artist has their own wave, but when they all join forces and put together the dream team, the energy they share turns into quite the force to be reckoned with. Here enters the latest offering from this group of hitmakers titled “Issues”.

Acting as a posse cut of sorts, this track watches each artist trading verses with one another as it sheds light on the individual talents of everyone while still functioning quite well as a collective. The hard-hitting production courtesy of Niaggi is a cherry on top, and it truly seems like every aspect of this single meshes into a well-crafted piece that I’ll certainly have on repeat for the weeks to come.

Be sure not to sleep on this special joining of forces by clicking play on “Issues” below.