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Marlee has dropped their ambiently trippy soul-soothing exotic feat of Alt Hip Hop “Dope”

Chances are, you won’t hit play on anything trippier than Alt Hip Hop artist Marlee’s recently released single “Dope” this year.

The wavy ambient experimental mix draws you in with the hazy multi-layered beats which Marlee uses to lay down his mellifluously soulful RnB-style Rap bars.

The exotic deftly polished mix allows you to immerse yourself in 3:32-minutes of pure unadulterated escapism. If you’ve paid attention to the outside world recently, you’ll know just how essential aural escapism is. You can either look at the news for your impression of society and humanity, or you can delve into dreamy soul-soothing hits such as Dope.

If any up and coming Hip Hop artist and songwriter deserves to top the charts in 2020, it’s Marlee. Their high vibe is infectious.

You can check out Dope along with the rest of Malee’s tracks by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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KidSeb serves up hazy summer vibes in their latest release “Re: Growth EP”

If you’re looking to soak up some hazy smooth summer vibes, there’s a potent serving in up and coming South Auckland-based Hip Hop artist KidSeb’s latest release “Re: Growth EP”.

The EP kicks off with a dreamy Jazz and Blues-infused Ambient feat of Hip Hop which may be instrumentally hypnotic, but KidSeb’s commanding bars make sure that your attention never falters from the sunny tones and the catchy melodic hooks.

From there on out, you’ll be immersed in East Coast-influenced mixes which any fans of Jay Z, Kanye, Drake, Dre, and Kendrick Lamar will definitely appreciate. But that’s not to say there isn’t plenty of distinction in KidSeb’s EP.

Each track is as dynamic and immersive as the last and demands repeat attention. The tracks may be on the ambient side, but each one offers infectious high vibes.

You can check out KidSeb’s EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sink into the dreamy layers in Sino Ako’s ambiently trippy Alt Hip Hop single “DopeBoy”

It’s not every day we stumble across convictive Hip Hop which is simultaneously warm, inviting and ambiently vibing as Sino Ako’s latest release “DopeBoy”. You won’t be quick to forget the accordant attack on romantic wasters.  If TLC’s iconic track Scrubs had a 2020 equivalent, it would be DopeBoy.

With Rap bars which will leave you transfixed with their soulful yet undeniable command resting on the lush dreamy beats, you can consider the East London-based artist’s sophomore release a vibe-out Hip Hop playlist essential.

But you’ll want to pay close attention to the lyrics which are versed through Sino Ako’s catchy and magnetic vocals. Within each of her releases, Sino Ako pours in unfiltered candid expression which opens up conversations over mental health and other prevalent issues.

It should go without saying that artists like Sino Ako are worth their weight in aural gold right now.

You can check out DopeBoy for yourselves by heading over to Spotify where you’ll also catch her debut single Slow It Down.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Lose yourself in the dreamy Jazz-laced layers of Young Dad’s ambient Hip Hop single “Shine on You” ft Symone.

Shine on You is the concluding single on breaking Hip Hop artist Young Dad’s dreamy jazz-laden album “On a Flight from Phoenix”. Expect warm tones, organic good vibes, and pure downtempo aural bliss.

To create an indulgently dynamic track, Young Dad teamed up with vocalist Symone whose magnetic harmonies perfectly match Young Dad’s soulfully inviting Rap style.

His words are as resolving and connectable as the smooth ambient rhythms which Shine on You was crafted with. My soul feels suitably lighter after hearing it.

If you’re in need of some aural catharsis yourselves, you can check out Shine on You for yourselves along with the rest of Young Dad’s 2020 album via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Au Perry – Shot Clock: Ruminatively Poignant Hip Hop

Breaking Hip Hop artist Au Perry dropped their ruminatively poignant latest single “Shot Clock” on May 30th. If you appreciate powerful lyricism which doesn’t just scratch at the surface of superficiality, you’ll want to make Shot Clock a firm fixture on your downtempo Hip Hop playlists.

Shot Clock offers arrestive amounts insight which flows along with the steady and fluid beats which create a reflective and ambient atmospheric platform for Au Perry’s inspiring introspection. We already can’t wait to hear the aural wisdom which Au Perry will share with the airwaves through his future releases.

You can check out the official music video for Au Perry’s latest single by heading over to YouTube.

There’ll be plenty more from Au Perry in 2020, so make sure you stay tuned via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dozy Boi – Reality: Absorbingly Exotic Jazz-Soaked Chill Hop

UK-based Up and coming Hip Hop artist and producer Dozy Boi has recently dropped their sublimely cathartic Chill Hop album “Here”, you might want to prepare your Lo-Fi Chill Hop playlists right about now.

While each single carries an arsenal of ambience, the best introduction to Dozy Boi’s tension-stripping approach to production is the standout single “Reality”.

The only interruption to the soft mellifluous Jazz-soaked beats is a vocal sample which implores you to question your perception of reality. Ordinarily, that would drive me into an existential crisis, but thanks to the absorbingly exotic textures found in Reality, it’s all too easy to succumb to the smooth and comforting vibes.

You can check out Reality along with the rest of Dozy Boi’s debut album which dropped in May 2020 for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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YAN x TIM FLAIR – MOB VILLAIN: Ambiently Arrestive Hip Hop

American Rapper Yan teamed up with Dutch producer Tim Flair to drop the hazy, dreamy, lyrically ingenious feat of Hip Hop “MOB VILLAIN”.

With subtle nuances of Jazz weaving around the ambiently arrestive Trap beats, MOB VILLAIN organically drips catharsis. And through YAN’s Rap bars, you’ll get to soak up all the soul which was thrown into the melodically blissful mix.

You can check out YAN x TIM FLAIR’s track MOB VILLAIN for yourselves by heading over to YouTube. Your vibe-out playlists will definitely thank you for it.

If it’s your bag, give their channel a follow. MOB VILLAIN is the debut single to be released from YAN x TIM FLAIR’s collaborative EP “Late Nites & Summer Days” which has been produced to freshen up your Summer Hip Hop playlists.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kenta Insense – Turntable: Blissfully Sun-Soaked Jazz-Infused Instrumental Hip Hop

For many, Summer 2020 may feel cancelled. Yet, as long as we have blissfully sun-soaked vibing mixes such as Kenta Insense’s recently released single “Turntable”, it’s impossible to feel totally pessimistic about the season.

The Brooklyn-based DJ and producer prepared an indulgent cocktail of transcendence with Turntable. There’s a vitality amidst the ambience of the soundscape and effortless ease within the structure of the naturally flowing mix which you will definitely want to add to your playlists to get a repeat dose of tranquillity.

You can check out Kenta Insense’s latest single Turntable along with their other recent releases for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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San Diego act Soul Flow reach the right notes with ”Survive”

Hip Hop soul is such a genuine type of music as it has all the right ingredients. Smooth bass lines, followed by soothing vocals that are of such a high standard. San Diego’s Soul Flow warm our hearts and for almost 3 minutes, helping us forget about all the hate and divide that we see on TV currently.

Just staying alive and going through stormy climates in order to get the promised land is the message here. ”Survive” is the new single for this upcoming band and it’s orchestrated to such effect to heal us all.

Soul Flow’‘ take us on a flight of survival and show you their pain while jazzing it up with a world class sound from the whole band. Trying to find that peace of mind is such a tough journey but we can do it, if we all work together. This is a fairly new band but they clearly enjoy playing together and they must be a pleasure to see live in he face. The song is simple, yet comes off genuine and effective. This is the start of an exciting chapter and we are along for the soul ride.

Stream this new Hip Hop band’s music right here on their Spotify page to get that good soul music.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Sheepishwolf – New Life: Soulfully Immersive Lo-Fi Indie Hip Hop

If you could imagine what it would sound like if Matt Berninger started producing Lo-Fi Indie Hip Hop, you’ll get a good idea of the immersive mellifluous magnetism found in up and coming artist Sheepishwolf’s single “New Life”.

New Life is just one of the singles on the London-based artist’s 2020 EP To Die For. While each track is as transfixing as the last, New Life serves as the perfect introduction to Sheepishwolf’s talent when it comes to infusing the best elements of Indie and Hip Hop. You’ll get the driving electronic basslines paired with the raw and intimate nature of the tenderly evocative vocals. What more could you possibly ask for?

Expect plenty more intoxicatingly cathartic singles from Sheepishwolf in 2020. You’ll want to put them on your radar right about now.

You can check out Sheepishwolf’s single New Life for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast