Timothy Donavan Russell: “Cosmic Tape”


Keeping things rollin’ with the new local music! Here’s another release that we missed towards the end of last year, at the end of December. This is Timothy Donavan Russell’s “Cosmic Tape.” Just two tracks, each clocking in at a little under a half hour each. Here’s a description from Timothy’s bandcamp page:

Imagine. Analog meets digital in the dark of space. It’s all extremely empty, and the origin of the communication signal is obscured by distance and the constraints of technology. You sense storms the size of planets and tranquil caves off oceans where creatures move slowly relative to the speed of life here on Earth, as if in deep time wells—over millennia per foot—but the cause is rather the rate of the cryotectonics and the relative quiet of the neighborhood. Why bother getting up until there is a reason? We are (part of) our world, and so we move at Earth event speed. This, though, feels alien to us, from elsewhere, elsewhen, and elsehow.

You can check out Cosmic Tape streaming on the player below. Also head over to the Timothy Donavan Russell bandcamp page where you can purchase the download of the release.

We are adding this one to our Springfield album archive page for last year, bringing us to 495 total listings.

Tony Colantino: “Companion” & “The Space Drone”


Somehow we missed these two new releases from local ambient solo artist Tony Colantino that came out at some point last month. Tony put up two five-track releases, one called Companion, and the other called The Space Drone last month on his bandcamp page. You can find those both streaming on separate players embedded below. Head over to Tony’s bandcamp page to purchase the download of either release.

Tony also released his debut full length album, Extradimensional earlier last year. We are now adding all of these on to 2019 on our Springfield album archive page.

Danny J: “Young Dumb Idiot”


Happy snowy Thursday everyone, today we are bringing you yet some more new local music that has recently come out in this year 2020, the year of our future. This time today we bring you a brand new 7-track release (EP?) (album?) from local hip hop artist Danny J called Young Dumb Idiot. You can also find that streaming on the youtube player below. Here is a link to find the release streaming on various different platforms. Danny J is affiliated with the Zippir Collective in town along with artists Kid Ziggy, Papa Luke, and JunioR Pasare, all of which are also featured at different points on the album.

We are also adding this one to our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to three releases so far this year for 2020! It’s gonna be a great year.

DJ Reco: “Dope 2 Mixtape”


Keeping things rolling with all of the new music that has been coming out in this city! Today we bring you one that came out late last year right around Christmastime. That is DJ Reco’s “Dope 2 Mixtape” – a compilation of a whole 19 artists from the area, including a few that have performed before at our space. You can stream this whole entire thing and even download it online right here at “datpiff.com.”

Dope 2 Mixtape is a follow up to the first Dope Mixtape which was released earlier last year and features the old South Town Studio / South Town Sound building on the cover. We are listing this one on for local releases that came out in 2019 on our Springfield album archive page.


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Today we are bringing you the first (?) local release of 2020 that we’ve had featured on this site? We know there are a couple of more releases that have already come out from local bands and acts this year, and we have some catching up to do! This one is from a local hip hop act that we have not yet covered on our site, called CHRxS. CHRxS just released a six-track, BLK HRT EP which you can find streaming on the Soundcloud player embedded below.

We don’t know anything about live shows for CHRxS just yet. This is the first one we are adding for 2020 for our Springfield album archive page. Nice.

Papa Luke: “Drinking By Myself”


Local hip hop artist Papa Luke, who is part of the Zippir Collective along with Kid Ziggy, RJC, and others, has recently released his first solo EP. The EP is entitled Drinking By Myself and features seven tracks released late last month. You can check out the first song streaming on the youtube player embedded below. Also check out all of the songs streaming on Youtube right here or on Spotify right here.

Papa Luke performed with Zippir Collective at our most recent hip hop show last month in December, which was also a benefit for Springfield Community Broadcasters. We’ve included this release in our Springfield album archive, bringing us to 61 releases in 2019 and 288 releases we’ve kept track of total.

RJC: “Right Mind”


Today we bring you a local release that is another one that came out late last year in December (maybe even November?)! That comes from hip hop artist RJC, who is part of the Zippr collective along with Kid Ziggy, Papa Luke and more. RJC’s new album is called Right Mind, and you can find it on a good number of streaming platforms all listed out right here. You can also stream one of the tracks, “Feel Nothin'” featuring Kid Ziggy and Kdoe2x on the player below. RJC performed along with Zippr Collective at our most recent hip hop show late last month, which was also a benefit for Springfield Community Broadcasters.

We are listing this one as well for 2019 on our Springfield album archive page.