On Friday we finally get some new music from Ayman. This track, called Blå, is a commentary on the ongoing street-gang violence occurring in Sweden. Lately things have reached an untenable level of violence with bombings and shooting a near everyday occurrence.
Music inspired by the tragic stories of people behind the headlines.
Because of the frequency of the violence as of late, it’s easy to forget the stories in the paper are about actual people in our society. Neighbours, friends, colleagues, acquaintances, relatives. This song personifies this into the story of a young man growing up in the wrong neighbourhood. It is a story that is all too relatable for too many people today. A story that happens so often it’s easy to become numb to it.
Our culture is used to perpetuate violence and spread gang-related imagery. This is something all of us here at Opus Magnum disagree with. We see the discussion in society that ties our beloved hip.hop culture to this violence and it’s dive deeper into the bond between gang-violence and hip-hop in a special post here.
We recorded Blå at Opus Magnum Studio back in late ’21. It has gone through several renditions before the final version was cut and completed during late spring ’23. Ayman projects powerful themes over a heavy, trap-inspired beat by Siggy Jackson meant to create a wistful ambiance to fit the story’s content. The hook has a tendency of sticking to your brain and is almost impossible to not want to sing along.
The best time of the year is upon us! Finally it is spring in Sweden and we are excited for longer days, more energy, and summer around the corner! Here is an update from us about what we have been up to these last few months.
Over the winter we have had plenty of active projects. Siggy Jackson, TommyBravo and Ayman hosted several hip-hop evenings at Björnes in Örebro. At Club Underground the trio provided a hyped atmosphere full of energy and vibes. Rumors claim there might be more of these evenings this fall. Who knows? Check out some of the pictures above.
At the studio we have also been continuing the development of Alexandra, the young local talent starting to make a name for herself in Örebro. She has a new track that will be hitting the streaming services early this summer. There might be even more coming later this year from this talented singer. Stay tuned for more information and news.
Siggy Jackson and the crew have a bunch of new music dropping this summer, yet again. After working hard all winter together with Ayman and TommyBravo, they are excited to bring some more music your way. Another summer full of hot tunes is coming so stay posted for more information and updates regarding these drops.
As a studio we have also expanded our services providing a fun activity for bachelor/bachelorette parties. We have had several surprised brides- and grooms-to-be enjoy recording a love song for their receptions. Opus Magnum can provide a fun environment for your party to experience the process of recording a song in a studio environment and walking away with a finished product.
We will be hosting several more Cypher Evenings this summer. These are still open for registration. So come by the studio and show off your skills! Keep posted for dates and registration.
More information on coming drops and activities will be posted shortly. Until then, stay right! And as always, drop us a line if you wanna discuss any projects!
Last year we had a summer/fall full of drops from Ayman, Siggy Jackson and TommyBravo that we called Flood Season. It was the collective name of all the tracks and projects that we dropped last year.
Well now it is the beginning of June, and Flood Season 2 is fast approaching. And man, do we have a lot of heavy drops coming up this season. Strap in and get ready for the best time of the year.
This season brings several singles from Ayman, collaborations between him and TommyBravo and Siggy Jackson behind the wheel producing all the beats. We are also featuring a few new artists this season. Stay tuned to find some new flavour layered in.
This season will also last longer with more releases from the artists we are working closely with.
the build up
We have spent all winter in the bunker working on new material that we are excited to share with y’all. The sounds will range from the hard and heavy to the more sentimental and ambient. These tracks are some of the deepest we have made yet and hope you all share in the dissection of the tracks with us. We have branched out to more collaborations and are working with artists from locally here in Örebro to international talent from South America. This year we have spent more time ensuring that we stay true to the vision we are creating and not following the general noise around us. There needs to be some form of self control or integrity where you know what it is you want to say and what you want to do. It’s just a matter of staying true to that vision.
We have also tried to be more engaged socially with livestreams on TikTok and the like to share more moments from the studio than just the finished products. Make sure to check out the links at the bottom and follow Ayman on TikTok to find these livestreams and glimpses into our daily work. We have some more surprises in this avenue coming your way shortly.
Flood Season 2 kicks off with a brutal drop from Ayman called SAVAGE. This track’s drums slam and the distorted delivery from Ayman fills out the ruggedness of this record. Slamming his flag in the ground Ayman proclaims he is here to stay and the game needs to make room. It is a heavy track with plenty of symbolism and depth we can’t wait to share with you. Honestly, it might be the hardest release of the season here to kick it off. But this years Flood Season only gets better from here.
Gotta set the bar high right?
In the meantime you can listen through the entire Flood Season in order HERE!
If you want to get in contact with us or have any ideas about a project just head on over to the Contact Us page.
This track comes from the wee small hours of the morning when you are alone with your thoughts. Or maybe your thoughts alone with you..
You know.. those intrusive thoughts that don’t seem to take a hint. The ones you try and shove to the side but they never really go away. If you don’t recognize yourself in this, don’t worry, Ayman & TommyBravo will give you some help.
Ayman & TommyBravo continue their heat streak with another heavy hitter dropping next Friday. The track, produced by Siggy Jackson, takes on a darker tone and subject matter. Considering the last year we have gone through as a society I think anyone can recognize parts of themselves in the content of this track.
Stay tuned for some sneak previews on social media in the coming days.
Check out the newest release by Ayman & TommyBravo!
This track has more of a classical hip-hop vibe to it. Ayman and TommyBravo wrote this track over one session a late evening early this spring. They both captured the energy right away and found a way to channel their irritations into a form of numb pride and solemn celebration.
Listen to it on your favorite streaming platform here