Any musical genre is built on two forces. One playing by the rules, coalescing the genres traditional sounds and accepting its place in the pack, the other pushing the boundaries, testing new waters, beating fresh paths through previously uncharted territory. Paydayy is defiantly in the latter category. Yes, Bag Talk is built around a smooth hip-hop vibe and trap’s percussive flow but not like any you have heard before. This is urban music deconstructed to its basic building blocks, the beats and the lyrics, and then put back together using a musical mortar built of distant synth washes, strange electronic motifs and sounds which seem to have been harvested from deep space.
The beat and bounce of the music has enough groove to satisfy the mainstream but it is the back streets that he wanders, collecting musical ideas and re-appropriating other genres that make him stand apart from his chart-focused competition. He blends trippy electronica, sonorous pulsing bass lines, classic street grooves, found sounds and fairly progressive structures into his dark and eclectic sound. You will recognise the various elements he bends to his will but the end result is something new and unexpected.