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Ambient Trap

Kilabear sang the blasé trap blues in his melodic hit, IDC

The 18-year-old Baltimore-born Gettysburg, PA-raised rap artist, Kilabear, has proven to be one of the most dynamic trap artists in the game since he started releasing his music in 2019. Whether he’s creating adrenalizing high-octane hook-filled hits or getting mellow with his euphonically polyphonic keys & synths, one thing remains a constant – his determination to make each of his projects visceral and emotion-driven.

His standout single, IDC, from his 2022 LP, 101, is an immersive synthesis of blissfully toned chiptune melodies and honeyed harmonies arranged in a sharp killer cadence. While Kilabear signs the blasé trap blues, he invites his listener into a world of escapism, which stems from his tendency to use music as an outlet and sanctuary.

After losing his dad when he was two years old and being passed from domestic pillar to post as his family contended with financial issues, he’s experienced the extreme lows that give him a razor-sharp sense of resonant empathy, which is just one of the reasons why his fans can’t get enough of his relatable, raw, and melancholic tracks.

Stream & purchase IDC on Apple Music or add the track to your Spotify playlists.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Young Monte delivers chill trap transcendence in his latest release, Sky

Young Monte

Chill trap originator, Young Monte, has added yet another downtempo vibe-out staple to his collection. The chill trap remix of his single Sky plays with ethereal layers of reverb, neo-classic piano keys, a meditative 808 rattle and Young Monte’s hypnotically stretched out low timbered vocals that bring a resounding depth to the otherwise transcendent release.

Based on the catharsis that can easily be abstracted from the artfully laidback soundscape, we can only hope he has a chill trap mixtape in the works. My soul feels infinitely lighter for immersing it in sky. He’s definitely one for the radar.

You can check out the chill trap remix of Sky for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

George Bien – scared of planes w/ emily: Emotionally Raw, Sonically Ethereal Trap

Lil Peep left plenty of inspiration in his wake; a potent shot of it can be found in the latest single, scared of planes, by the up and coming alt hip hop artist, George Bien.

In the ambient and atmospheric track, the confessional lyricism stings as it resonates, but there’s no taking the catharsis out of the dreamy mellifluous grooves. George Bien has exactly what it takes to define the future of hip hop with his emotionally raw, sonically ethereal style that we can’t wait to hear more of. At 21-years old, the Santa Cruz-based newcomer has already proven his pioneer potential. He is a force to be reckoned with from here on out.

Scared of planes is now available to stream on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Chill trap prodigy Young Monte teases his hypnotically soulful sound in his latest demo.

Chill trap newcomer, Young Monte, has been teasing the airwaves with his short and sweet demo releases; his latest chillwave demo efficaciously caught our attention; it is enough to change your definition of mellow.

Despite the minimalism in the instrumentals, there is nothing about the easy, wavy grooves that feels sparse. The clever use of rhythmic ambience and spatial effect allowed the demo to deliver catharsis with a serious side-serve of soul, which mostly comes as a side-effect of the artists hypnotically smooth vocal timbre. We can’t wait to hear a full chillwave trap track from Young Monte; he’s discernibly one to watch.

You can get a taste of Young Monte’s fresh sound by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Vibe in style with 12WELVE ambient lo-fi trap track, Wake Up

With his lucid bilingual rap bars falling into the ambient lo-fi trap beats, Latino rapper and producer 12WELVE’s latest single, Wake Up, is as invigorating as it is indulgently mellow.

The Houston, Texas-based artist takes inspiration from the likes of The Weeknd, 88GLAM and Kanye West and wears his influences on his aural sleeve in the short and sweet hit which keeps the production simple to leave plenty of room for the resounding emotion in this vibing pensive hit.

Wake Up is the second single released from 12WELVE’s upcoming album, Forever My Love, where betrayal, love, anger and glamour will be uniquely explored. If you like to keep your chill wave playlists fresh, we’d recommend saving a spot on your radar.

Wake Up is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Mix up your Trap playlists with JMisJustMe’s latest single “Westend”

JMisJustMe never fails to cook up an indulgent vibe with his tracks, his latest single Westend is no exception.

With the intricately light Trap instrumentals, you’re invited to slip into the mellifluously indulgent mix, with JMisJustMe’s vocals, you’re offered a connection. The verses run through at a steady pace to make sure that every syllable in the masterfully metered bars hits hard.

As the track progresses, the instrumentals start to offer psychotropic effects as they kaleidoscopically run through the low-tempo mix which will definitely mix up your ambient vibe-out playlists. The evolutionary nature of the track ensures that you’re transfixed until the outro when JMisJustMe starts to teasingly reveal his playfully enigmatic side. You’ll undoubtedly be itching to hear more from the artist once you get a taste of what is on offer in Westend. Get them on your radar.

You can check out the official video to Westend for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Paul DoggerTee – She’s Famous on TikTok: Hazy Downtempo Hip Hop

The concept of fame is constantly in flux. Now, being famous on TikTok is a thing, and while I’m not entirely sure that’s a good thing or not, I can say with absolute certainty that Paul DoggerTee’s latest single “She’s Famous on TikTok” definitely is.

The ambiently playful track provides a downtempo dreamscape to slip into as you appreciate their modern stylistic production style and their sense of humour. The ambiguously hazy love song leaves plenty to your imagination as you listen to the beats weave through progressions and the vocals which slightly bleed into the mix for the ultimate cathartic vibe.

You can check out Paul DoggerTee’s single She’s Famous on TikTok which was released on May 22nd for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Gixn – Distant World: Indulgently Hazy Ambient Hip Hop

There’s no greater testament to an artist’s talent than their ability to provide cathartic escapism with their soundscapes. Which is exactly what you’ll sink into when you hit play on the transfixing debut album Mixed Emotions by up and coming Alternative artist Gixn.

Just as the album says on the tin, each track will offer a new facet of Gixn’s soul, but each of the tracks come steeped in light accordance. Ingesting lyrical resonance has never been easier.

The introduction track “Distant World” kicks off as a hazy lullaby dreamscape before Gixn’s sweet harmonic vocals start to interplay with the affably resolving instrumentals.

With the lyrics unravelling like an unfiltered stream of consciousness and the melodic beats offering a smorgasbord of ambience, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more benevolently magnetic track on the airwaves from any artist – iconic or new!

You can slip into Gixn’s 2020 album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Legacy LDM – SOLO 独奏: The Trap Mix Your Vibe-Out Playlists Have Been Waiting For

Legacy LDM’s latest Trap track SOLO 独奏 moves beyond fluid, and into the realms of the transcendental.

The rhythmically concordant beats have been polished to perfection to give the track a juicy cathartic feel. SOLO 独奏 would be captivating as an instrumental track, so you can see Legacy LDM’s equally as buttery smooth RnB Trap bars as an extra added perk.

This is the radio-ready grinding track which your vibe-out playlists have been waiting for. They’ve perfected the art of creating an ambient urban jam which still has plenty of energy and momentum to offer.

You can check out SOLO 独奏 for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.

BLVNK22 – REST IN PEACE: Melancholically Mused Ambient Trap

During the prelude to BLVNK22’s latest single “REST IN PEACE” you get a fair amount of warning that what you’re going to hear with the up and coming Hip Hop artists track will be a track steeped in melancholy. Yet, nothing can really prepare you for how sobering and soulful the single is. In the short space of two minutes you get a sense of the depth of BLVNKK’s introspection along with his ability to cook up simple yet rhythmically on point Trap beats. There’s a slight Lo Fi feel to the single which was produced by Zeeky Beats, but this just adds to the weight of REST IN PEACE which carries a transcendental vibe further adding to the ambience of the low-key beats.

You can check out BLVNK22’s latest single REST IN PEACE for yourselves by heading over to Soundcloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast