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NIPPER TAPS CO-PRESIDENTS
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IN THE U.K., 2017 
They're pounding it across the pond. (1/19a)
HITS LIST & VINE
Not so lonely at the top (1/19a)
THE GRAMMY WHISPERER PICKS MORE  KEY WINNERS
Grein does some genre-jumping. (1/19a)
GRAMMY WHAMMY
Who's performing, for reals.
PLUGGING INTO POWER
Which major pop figure is pondering a move into politics?
BUILDING A BETTER PIZZA
Let's talk crust.
I'M A STABLE GENIUS
Pass the Big Macs.
THE B-SIDE
Nick Hakim (ATO)
3/13/17

WHAT IT IS: After releasing his intimate collection of lo-fi neo-soul songs—2014’s two-part Where Will We Go EP—to praise from the New York TimesNPRFader and more, the D.C.-bred singer/songwriter is preparing to deliver his debut full-length. He recorded Green Twins over the course of a year, experimenting with analog equipment in his bedroom and in Brooklyn studios. Across the album, which ranges from chaotic psychedelia to airy musings, Hakim’s singular, soulful voice cuts through.
ALBUM: Green Twins
RELEASE DATE: 5/19
SINGLE: “Bet She Looks Like You”
LIVE: On North American headlining tour now, includes SXSW; has toured in the past with MaxwellHow to Dress WellKING, more
INTERNET: 430k+ streams of current single; featured on New Music Friday (1.8M), New Indie Mix (740K), Chill Vibes (656K) playlists and others; 230% increase in Spotify monthly listeners; featured on SXSW preview playlists by NPR and Spotify
RADIO: Impacts NonComm/AAA 
on April 3; early support from KCRWBBC Radio 2BBC Radio 6
PRESS: NPR All Songs Considered single premiere; Fader Gen F (“Achingly beautiful soul music”), Stereogum (“A hazy, deeply felt bit of modern soul”), Amazon (Artist to Watch), NylonOkayplayerVultureRemezclaObserverUncutWashington Post, more
BOOKING: Matt Hickey/High Road Touring
PUBLISHING: Downtown Music Publishing
MANAGEMENT: Chris Gentry/United Management