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Get Refreshed: The Story of Cartz

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by Alejo Andres Remembering To Forget With Cat Mother Any creative eager to move towards new beginnings in their artistic career might focus on the idea of the “future” more than anything else. Most creatives would more than likely share this belief in full; planning out how things might turn out in going through with an artistic transition is much better than going in blind, obviously.  But what’s even more obvious is this: Quinn – the 16-year-old phenom of the online music world – has never, and will never, be classified under the title of “most creatives.” Simply put, we’re dealing with a talent who stands completely amongst themselves in regards to their place in the modern music landscape as a whole, and nothing better exemplifies that than their brand new artistic endeavor under the pseudonym “Cat Mother.”  This fresh title has arrived with an equally-fresh outlook in regards to their craft. The immense, impactful, and influential waves that they have already created with their past pop-centric work has been effectively concealed and placed out of sight by way …

a song i made for u, friend – [lei]

For as many collectives as there are within the ever-present digicore scene, their dominance brings with them far more positive facets than negative ones from a baseline perspective. Though these groups can confuse and/or overwhelm many via their sheer quantity across the scene, the fact that so many once-undiscovered talents can come to light due to joining any number of them is more than a fair trade for these detractions.  That exact sentiment applies directly to rising 15-year-old standout lei. Being relatively unknown during the beginning stages of their career, they have seen their stocks rise immensely due to becoming associated with a trio of collectives in Co-op, worldonlockdown, and 2k3. Besides being tapped in with the already-established talents that make up these collectives, lei was also conversely given the platform to let their artistry shine on a worthy-enough level compared to their place before.  And they are wasting no time in relishing these opportunities; they have come through with a recent outpouring of jaw-dropping singles that have solidified their rising status within this scene in full effect. It’s a string of hits that have since culminated in “a song i made for u, friend” — perhaps their absolute best …

DON’T WAIT-[Frex]

It’s been about a week since one of the most infectious songs of the month made it onto my radar. After sharing with a multitude of friends and tastemakers, the verdict is set: Frex is an artist who you need to know. I’m not sure why it took me so long to stumble upon the Orange-haired star in the making, but after hearing her latest track, there’s no question that I’ll be keeping tabs on every single thing that she puts out from now on. Born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, the 24-year-old songstress is creating a path for herself all due to her angelic vocals and natural confidence. There are certain people who are born to stand out and Frex just so happens to be one of them. Her newest single, “DON’T WAIT” is the feel good vibe that you’re missing. In a year that a lot of us have lost track of time, Frex will make it feel like it’s summer all thanks to the care free and lively nature of this offering. There is ambience that immediately takes form as soon as the song starts and it’s that same ambience that will hook any listener who takes the time …

Ur Name – [Lissamiaa]

Lissamiaa has been featured on our pages a number of times in the past, and this morning she is making her return with her brand new offering titled “Ur Name”. From the very moment you press play you will be greeted with a familiar melody, before you will find Lisa putting her own spin on a classic, and doing it quite well I must say. She flexed her stellar vocal abilities on this record, using her soothing melodies to create an all around solid R&B jam. I enjoyed this track and I believe that you will too, take a few minutes to get in tune with her below!