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Prepare your summer hip hop playlists for the larger than life flow in WavyK’s single, HEAT SEEKER feat. Case

After spending four years smoothing his wavey rap flow and amplifying the energy in his subtle but galvanising beats, the independent Jacksonville, Florida-based hip hop artist, WavyK, was ready to drop his era-defining album, MENTALITY, featuring the standout single, HEAT SEEKER, feat. Case.

Toeing the delicate line between nerdy and deadpan, HEAT SEEKER is a summer hip hop drop like no other. If you’re looking for some urban escapism, few tracks serve it with quite as much flavour as this playfully upvibe earworm.

WavyK’s album, MENTALITY, will officially release on June 11th. You can check it out for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: You’ve gotta ‘Feel It’ for yourselves in MDMelo & Francis’ standout electronic soul single.

With its kicking beat, shimmering sonics and the effortless resonance of Francis’ vocals, MDMelo’s title single from his collaborative album, Feel It, rhythmically commands you into an evocative appreciation for the aural delivery of oxytocin.

It has been a while since we have heard funk-riding electronic beats with such deep seductive grooves; the euphoric aesthetic of the collaboration is nothing short of electrifying. The zealously infectious track marries old school soul with new-age electronica to achieve an uplifting effect that can scarcely be put into words; you just have to feel the disco synthetics up against the funk, soul and RnB textures for yourselves.

Here is what MDMelo had to say on his latest collaboration with vocalist, Francis

“Feel It, featuring Francis, is a breakthrough for me; it was a long-term project which focuses on production, composition, harmony, groove and sonics. My main objective is to make sure that Francis gets the notoriety he deserves; he transformed my music world.”

Watch the official music video for Feel It, which dropped on the 20th of May 2022, via YouTube.

Before the release of the 11-track soul album, Feel It, in May 2022, MDMelo & Francis caught up with A&R Factory. Check out the A&R Video Interview with MDMelo and Francis here.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Middle Child & YHWHHH have released their semi-lucid lovesong, Meditate

If you are anything like me and you get the majority of your sanctity in aural form, the dreamy guitar-laden electronica single, Meditate, from the producer, Middle Child and guitarist, YHWHHH, will make for the perfect cosy and compassionate home.

With the vocals dripping with the Elliott Smith effect, the accordance of the choral reverb-swathed guitars, which will make any Slowdive fans’ hearts skip a beat, and the soft electronic layers, Meditate moves past catharsis instrumentally.

Lyrically, the single unfolds as a semi-lucid love song, full of proclamations of tenderly sincere affection which rival the sweet nothings that slip into lovers’ ears between consciousness and sleep. With millions of streams between them, something tells me that Middle Child & YHWHHH will be unstoppable from here on out.

Meditate is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

ZH Livid – Why Did You Leave featuring Kaylee Hailey.

ZH Livid

For his latest single, ‘Why Did You Leave’, up and coming hip hop artist ZH Livid collaborated with RnB Pop vocalist Kaylee Hailey to weave a narratively immersive love story. The collaborative chemistry breathes between them as intensely as it does in any of Eminem & Rihanna’s tracks.

With his sights set on gracing the billboard charts, it is easy to see the Oklahoma-born-and-raised artist’s vision coming into fruition. When you consider his catchy yet poignant lyrics, contemporary yet familiar trap beats and the sheer amount of passion he pours into each vocal note, ZH Livid is a triple threat. Why Did You Leave unravels as the ultimate poetic earworm by illustrating the art-inspiring beauty within romantic regret.

Why Did You Leave is now available to stream and purchase via apple music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Collaboration extraordinaire: Boston’s Falls So Fast drops excellent new indie-rock single ‘Here’s To’

Falls So Fast are back with a deep new indie-rock single that will have you thinking about life’s journey on ‘Here’s To‘.

A Boston-based collaboration between Electric Treehouse Studios owner/guitarist/mix and sound engineer Alec Francesconi and singer/guitarist Todd Stephany,

Taken off their latest seven-track album ‘Pace‘, this is the story and memory of celebrating the journey of life and remembering those that are not with us now. The passionate vocals transform your mood and helps you remember those memories that stick out and have molded you into who you are today.

Falls So Fast like to take their songs and work with trusted artists in their area, to create a fusion of various influences to make songs that are authentic and easy on the ear. With a genuine style like this, these are the kind of rare musicians that make it worthwhile to support, as they have the right attitude and hunger for that pure music that is often lacking these days.

Here’s To‘ from Boston’s Falls So Fast is the type of song that you turn on to remember those amazing memories as you pour one out to those lost and thinking about those you don’t see anymore, whether they have moved or have changed.

Life is a long and winding trail that can bite you sometimes but can also fill you with moments that make you smile and laugh, as you have a cold one and take your time, to keep the important memories fresh forever.

Stream this wonderful creation on YouTube and see more on their Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen