The Aztext - "Everyday Sun" ft. Xenia Dunford
Over the years, The Aztext have grown into masters of many styles. If there's one thing they've always excelled at, though, it's BBQ bangers -- catchy & relatable verses over perfect summer soundtrack beats. They have returned with exactly that: "Everyday Sun" is an anthem packed full of in-jokes and life lessons.
The hook comes courtesy of Xenia Dunford, a spooky talented 802 songwriter who just dropped a 2 EP project, Flesh and Bone (& Everything Within). It's very damn good, but I sure didn't expect her next move would "hip hop hook assassin for hire." 2018 is all about surprises, though. She really makes the song here and definitely has The Touch. (She will be at Light Club Lamp Shop on Friday the 13th and at Radio Bean on July 16th, too.)
The beat is another Rico James composition, and that young man is having a strong year. Formerly known mostly for his photography work and production for Self Portrait. Now, though? He is the co-founder of Equal Eyes Records, a new BTV label that's been on a prolific & consistent run since they started earlier this year.
The AZT family has a lot more coming. First up, GOOD WTHR -- the team of Pro & Kin -- are featured on the latest Soulslicers album. This is a pretty tremendous cosign: Soulslicers are a production team with connections around the world. Their latest LP features Skyzoo, M-Dot, and Edo G. It also features GOOD WTHR on three different tracks. It's a good look on a big platform.