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John “The Liberator” Morrison signs with Deadverse, will release debut album this summer

John Morrison | photo courtesy of the artist
John Morrison | photo courtesy of the artist

Experimental Hip-hop label Deadverse Recordings has signed Philly’s John Morrison – a producer and DJ, in addition to a contributing writer here at The Key. Morrison will be releasing his debut album of instrumental hip-hop titled SWP: Southwest Psychedelphia.

According to Morrison, SWP: Southwest Psychedelphia is an “audio ‘Day in the Life’ journey through Morrison’s Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood.” The record will combine elements of both hip-hop and psychedelic textures along with live recordings and samples. Continue reading →

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See who’s playing the summer edition of Obscura on July 3rd

Visto will perform at the next Obscura showcase | Photo via Facebook
VISTO will perform at the next Obscura showcase | Photo via Facebook

Philly hip-hop and alternative showcase Obscura returns next week on July 3rd, hosted by local blogger and promoter Lissa Alicia. Artists VISTO, MovaKween, NoHeadliner, and DJ John Morrison will provide the soundscape for the evening. Check out some tracks below to get you excited for the event, which takes place at Sarah’s Place in Brewerytown, begins at 9 p.m. and costs $5. Continue reading →