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NEAR TRUTHS: THE KYNCL-LOUSADA DANCE HAS BEGUN
This oughta be interesting... (9/30a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
RAP EDITION
Michael and Kyle find a feast of hip-hop to chew on. (9/30a)
CHART FINAL: VERANO INVADES FALL
Like a broken record... which it is, figuratively speaking. (9/30a)
HITS LIST: COUNTDOWN
TO ECSTASY
We enter the month that was once known as Rocktober. (9/30a)
HIS OWN ARCHITECT:
THE STEVE LACY BUZZ
It was a surprisingly easy "Habit" to break. (9/30a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
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