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Otto – Rear View: Hypnotically Hazy Hip Hop

It’s charismatic, it’s playful, it has absolutely no intention of carrying a high-brow pretence; it’s up and coming Hip Hop artist Otto’s latest single “Rear View”. The single may be in danger of falling into the Nerdy Hip Hop arena, but is there anything more cathartic than slipping into a pure serving of unfiltered aural expression?

Rear View practically oozes ambient vibes along with plenty of aspects of experimental Trap futurism. The track will draw you into the mix at the same time as leaving you transfixed by the layers of jazzy indulgence. Potentially, what I loved most about the track was the lack of effect on the vocals, even though the beats are a smorgasbord of contrasting glitchy effects, the vocals retain a natural human magnetism.

You can check out Otto’s latest hazy Hip Hop mix Rear View which was released in May 2019 for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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