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Visceral Alt Rock and High-Octane Hip Hop Converge in Matt Michael’s Latest Release “Copain”

https://soundcloud.com/mattmichaeltunes/copain

Breaking Hip Hop artist Matt Michael’s latest release Copain is exactly the kind of track which the word ‘Fire’ should be exclusively reserved for. There’s no preparing you for the visceral intensity which the high-octane track packs in.

There are a number of reminiscences to be found in the chorus to the likes of Linkin Park. Yet, perceptibly, Matt Michael threw in a smorgasbord of pioneering energy into Copain.

Vocally, Matt Michael switches between slow and steady Rap verses over downtempo old school Hip Hop beats with semi-orchestral layers, but when the choruses kick in, the vocals evolve into evocatively fierce Alt-Rock vocals.

It’s raw, it’s volatile and it’s a seamless convergence of Hip Hop and Alt-Rock which any fans of new and fresh experimental Hip Hop will want to check out. As he’ll be releasing new tracks throughout 2020, you’ll definitely want him on your radar.

You can check out Matt Michael’s single Copain for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Dan B. and Zorenzo teamed up to cook up a powerfully sobering feat of Indie RnB Hip Hop “Please”

https://music.apple.com/us/album/please-feat-zorenzo-single/1516182145

After a string of successful singles, up and coming US Rap artist Dan B. has dropped a firestorm of a hit with his latest release “Please” featuring Zorenzo.

Every time I hear a contemporary track tackling current issues, I feel my perspectives shift. After hearing Please, my perspective took a seismic transposition. The slow and evocatively compelling feat of RnB Hip Hop is sure to hit a nerve if you have a shred of empathy left Their sobering introspection which shows just how deeply systemic racism is ingrained within our society will leave you grounded, but Please is anything but your usual morose RnB single. It’s empowering, it’s comforting, and importantly it’s educational.

I’m not ashamed to say that I couldn’t make it to the end of the mix with dry eyes. The stunning Alt-Rock instrumentals which lay down absorbing riffs behind the solid structure of the drumbeats are the perfect sweetener to this sobering hit.

There’s also plenty to say about the poetic air to Dan B.’s lyrics. I could tell you all about it, but you’ve got ears. You can check out Dan B.’s latest single Please which dropped on June 17th for yourselves via apple music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Mandela – ISO: A High-Vibe Hip Hop Playlist Staple

If you’re looking for Hip Hop that soothes the soul, look no further than breaking artist Mandela’s latest single ISO which offers high-vibe sunny grooves and lyrics which will undoubtedly make you feel better about the absurdity about we’re living in.

By playfully alluding to the face mask debate in the lyrics while keeping the tones upbeat, ISO progresses as a transfixing euphoric track which is sure to sweeten any mood.  With the nuances of Jazz, Pop, EDM and RnB which are into the mix, there’s no guessing what kind of aural curveball the track will throw at you next. Yet, each progression was uplifting and inventive as the last. It’s almost impossible to capture Mandela’s energy and inspiring vibes in words. You’re going to have to hit play to appreciate it for yourselves.

You can check out Mandela’s track ISO by heading over to Spotify now.

With an EP and an album in the work, there’s no better time to get Mandela on your radar. So give them a follow and never miss out on their upcoming releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast