Yondrik – “Phase One” & “Hold It Down”

By: Seamus Fay

Especially in recent years, Connecticut has arisen as a stomping ground full of budding talent, so much so that it seems I’m finding a new CT native every single week that might just be up next. There truly exists no shortage of promising acts there, and today, we’re here to bring yet another one to the light in the form of Yondrik and his brand new 2-pack of singles, Phase One. If you’ve been reading Graduation Music for some time now, you might recall seeing the name Yondrik appear on our pages with the song “Titan” in past. If not, this is a perfect day to get hip to the rising talent as he surely proves his worth with these two heaters.

At face value, the appeal of both “Phase One” and “Hold It Down” arrives in the form of other-worldly instrumentals and bouncing flows that you simply have to click repeat on, again and again. Yondrik seemingly perfects the art of floating right on top of the beat, and by maintaining his relaxed cadences and smooth, effortless charisma, he attracts listeners without ever trying too hard. Yondrik is just that nice with it. That said, based on his latest release, I’m going to be keeping a close eye on this CT talent in the future, and you should, too. Get hip by clicking play on Phase One at the link below:

Yondrik – “Titan” ft. Scottie Koto

By: Seamus Fay

Connecticut simply can’t be stopped right now with an abundance of brand new talents coming to the light, and today, we keep the streak going with an introduction to CT artist Yondrik and his single, “Titan”. Arriving alongside frequent collaborator Scottie Koto, this track is an absolute banger from the first second to the last, ready to be thrown into any warm-weathered playlist. The vibe is right, and featuring production from Yondrik himself, “Titan” is proof that the multi-talented act is an incredibly promising young figure to keep an eye on.

That being said, it isn’t just the infectious synths of this song that caused it to strike me as a heater in the first place. In addition to the beat, both Yondrik and Koto show out in their respective verses, offering an abundance of clever lyricism that allows any listener to latch onto the wave with an unrivaled degree of both ease and energy. This is communicated in the most compelling way possible, so it only makes sense why each of the two artists are sure to have some bright futures.

Get hip to the CT wave and listen to “Titan” at the link below:

Jonesy – ‘All Of This Is True’ [EP]

By: Seamus Fay

Arriving at our pages from New Haven, Connecticut, an artist by the name of Jonesy is here to let the world know who he is with his brand new, All Of This Is True EP. As the title suggests, every line holds the utmost honesty in Jonesy’s life, and in detailing the trials and tribulations that we see in our daily lives, he has successfully created a relatable piece for any listener to find addicting in its own sense. Connecticut is becoming a hotbed of talent and Jonesy is adding to the cast of rising stars, so be sure to pay attention as we delve further into this one below.

Featuring production credits from The Law, Soshu, Yondrik, K$ubi Kayy, and Papajxn, it’s the inspiring sound of this project, perhaps, that hits the second hardest behind the lyrics. Each instrumental captures such a vivid snapshot of the life of Jonesy, lending itself to the content of the verses while maintaining the overlying focus of the EP perfectly and showcasing the wide array of talent that this young artist holds. His tales of life, struggle, and ambition are aspects that we can all get behind, so don’t sleep on this one.

Listen to the All Of This Is True EP at the link below!