RIDL announces new EP, drops single & cover art…

Oakland, CA producer and multi-instrumentalist RIDL is back with a new upcoming EP to be titled “Sphinx of Black Quartz”. This week he’s announced the fist single and cover art.

Listen to “Shaking Hands With Demons”, now playing on your choice of streaming platforms.

bandcamp: Download/Stream @ bandcamp
Apple: Apple Music
Spotify: Spotify
Soundcloud: Soundcloud

IG: @RIDLmusic
Tweets: @ridlmusic
web: studymusicgroup.com/ridl

HMZA. & RIDL team for new single ‘The Rise of Lil BIGFOOT’

Oakland rapper HMZA. is back with a new single to supplement his 2019 album 23, and has re-teamed with producer RIDL for the occasion. ‘The Rise of lil BIGFOOT‘ is a funky, upbeat track, with tones of boom bap and indie rock, which finds RIDL picking up the guitar, and HMZA. bringing his signature ‘precision, with no-fucks-given’ style to the lyrics. The single comes backed with RIDL’s instrumental mix for the beat heads.

Digital is now playing on all platforms, 7″ vinyl tba soon.

Listen here:

SM Podcast | Season 3 of the podcast kicks off with Zamico (Part One)

The Study Music Podcast is back again and the California based world music collective & imprint Zamico is here for our latest episode.

We sat down with Richmond, CA songwriter/singer Andrew Mckleroy and RIDL, who produced and engineered their new album ‘psychotropicoso’. Part one is available now on Apple podcasts. Part two will be released shortly.
Listen on Apple.

Listen to psychotropicoso by Zamico at StudyMusicGroup.com/zamico

Socials: @Zamico @AndrewMckleroy @RIDLmusic @CTZNofficial

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HMZA. releases ’23’ album with production from RIDL, Durazzo, Gelapi…

California rapper and instrumentalist HMZA. (@hmza.official) released a new album Friday May 3 entitled ’23’.

Click here to stream ’23’ on your platform of choice: 23 by HMZA.

For the project, the 24 year old emcee teamed with producer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist RIDL (@ridlmusic), as well as composers Durazzo and Gelapi, among others, to fashion a soundscape that’s psychedelic, and even quite experimental at times, when compared with contemporary rap releases. You won’t find nursery rhyme lyrics, misogny, triplet flows or barrages of hi-hats and 808’s on 23. Instead, HMZA. steers the record into less-charted territories, peppering the experience with sounds of soul, synth wave, alternative and indie rock styles, balanced with traditional ‘boom-bap’ style beats.

The nine track collection includes collaborations with vocalist Atosa (on the tracks ‘Eternal Sunshine’ and ‘On My Level’) as well as a handful of California’s freshest emcees including Edgewize, Gyro, as well as SM co-founder Gee., who worked closely with HMZA. on the writing of record, and appears as a guest on 3 tracks. Stay tuned for videos, merch and tour dates.


Follow the official ’23’ playlist on Spotify to stay tuned in with further content from the album including forthcoming remixes, instrumentals, bonus tracks and selections from some of HMZA.’s musical friends and collaborators.

On the web: StudyMusicGroup.com/HMZA
IG: @hmza.official

Zamico announce new album ‘psychotropicoso’, single & pre-order…

Zamico is a band from California specializing in Brazilian funk, cumbia, reggae and latin styles.

Their new album for 2019 – psychotropicoso – is produced with RIDL, designed and illustrated by Hermano Costas and available for pre-order now on Bandcamp (physicals), iTunes and GooglePlay!

Preview and Pre-Order yours on CD or with a sticker pack from the SM bandcamp shop and get an instant download of the first single ‘Subir’.


Digital drops 2/1 and merch bundles are estimated to ship 3/15.

Album preview event: 1/30 | Oakland, CA | Seventh West
Zamico w/ Zaire & Atosa

Follow Zamico on Spotify:

IG: @Zamico
Twitter: @ZamicoMusic
Web: ZamicoBand.com

New music from HMZA. on Spotify, Apple Music…

New music alert from HMZA. | Just added ‘Grave Stone Blues’ and a handful of others to Spotify, Apple, Deezer or wherever you get your music. Follow HMZA. on Spotify below.

Gee. taps producers RIDL and CTZN, releases 2 new singles…

California rapper ‘Gee.‘ has released two new singles, beginning the roll-out of not one, but TWO new albums. Both records are one producer affairs, and he’s tapped CTZN and RIDL for the jobs.

‘The Last Days’ previews a long in the works full-length album with producer CTZN.



iTunes & Apple Music: https://apple.co/2Le8DGM

‘Moonlight’ (feat. HMZA.) finds Gee. teaming with producer/instrumentalist RIDL, as well as rapper HMZA.


iTunes & Apple Music: https://apple.co/2whnsPm

Further details, tracklists, guests and pre-order packages to be announced soon!

Gee. drops new song ‘Dedicated’, releases Single Series Vol. 1 EP

Gee’s back with ‘Dedicated’, a free single that finds the Oakland rapper re-teaming with Australian duo Melo & Lobe, who supplied the beat for Gee’s 2017 single ‘Life Change’ and the duo’s Astral project, on the track ‘My Life’. Dedicated finds Gee paying tribute to his late mother, reminescing with fluid bars over a smooth, Roy Ayers break.¬†Gee’s latest EP Single Series Vol. 1 is out now everywhere and features collaborations with Subjectjazz, CTZN, RIDL, MYRS, Rogue Pharmacist, Melo & Lobe and Rafalaka Spliffs. Additional production and engineering by RIDL and CTZN and the Gee character is drawn by Pete Cosmos, continuing in the lineage of the single series.

twitter: @GeeRaps | fb: facebook.com/GeeRapsOfficial

Pete Feliciano & Maddy Dullum announce two nights in California, with special guests…

Pete Feliciano & Maddy Dullum have a few dates coming up in California along with trio The Hogan Brothers, producer CTZN, and The Blue Ensemble.

THURS Sept 14
Neck of The Woods
San Francisco USA

FRI Sept 15
The Rock Steady
Oakland USA


Subjectjazz & Gee are ‘Layin Back’ on new single…

The Paris based producer Subjectjazz (@subjectjazz) and Oakland, CA rapper Gee (@GeeRaps) are linking up once again on this summertime banger – Layin’ Back (Doin’ Me) – backed with the Subjectjazz instrumental. The duo previously teamed up for the single ‘History’ and the remix to Subjectjazz’s ‘Journal & Cafe’, which was found on the EP ‘Bullet For The Rap #1’.

(*note) Gee also released ‘The Pastors Groove’, a 2016 ‘freestyle’ track (read: unofficial / non-cannon) over the track ‘Lea’s Groove’ from Subjectjazz’s Bullet For The Jazz project. The song can be found over at soundcloud.com/StudyMusicGroup.

released July 20, 2017

Written by G. Gee, P. de Monteynard, P. Cosmos
Produced by Subjectjazz
Mixed by Subjectjazz & CTZN
Gee character illustrated by Pete Cosmos
Additional production, mastering, design & layout by CTZN

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