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Downtempo Hip Hop


Flee Bossin’ has made their debut with the mesmerizing Alt Hip Hop drop “Don’t Hit My Line”

It is no easy feat for up and coming Hip Hop artists to set themselves leagues apart from the rest with their debut singles. Perceptibly, NYC Rapper Flee Bossin’ achieved that with the release of “Don’t Hit My Line”.

Don’t Hit My Line mixes up the usual Hip Hop beats with striking minor-key synth notes around the rattle of the 808s while Flee Bossin’ verses the lyrics which he dug deep to find. His lyrical flex is so on point you’ll feel pierced as you listen to the witty introspection which is all too easy to relate to.

Hip Hop debuts don’t come much hotter than this. If you’re looking for a true connection when you hit play along with absorbing instrumentals, Don’t Hit My Line comes highly recommended.

You can check out Flee Bossin’s debut single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


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


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


Tha Individuals have dropped their distinctively hypnotic feat of Hip Hop “Seasons”

Breaking Hip Hop collective Tha Individuals have just dropped their experimentally atmospheric new mix “Seasons”.

Even though there’s plenty of grind, momentum and conviction which pours from Seasons, the downtempo pacing and inventive production style transform the mix into a distinctively hypnotic feat of Hip Hop.

With each of the four artists including Shmobandie, AldeezDaGreat, WestMoDollaz and Dubsandup bringing a different vocal dynamic to the mix, each progression in the soundscape feels as fresh as the last.

Tha Individuals come highly recommended to anyone who appreciates pioneering ingenuity from up and coming artists. Get them on your radar.

You can check out Seasons for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now. Keep up to date with the artist’s latest releases via Facebook.

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


Ben Alexander – Sons: Entrancingly Melodic Electronic Gospel Pop

If there’s any Electronica artist we’re happy to see a new release from, it’s Bergen, Norway-based artist and producer Ben Alexander.

There was definitely no forgetting them after hearing their single Seek which was full of soulfully stylistic ambient euphoria. With their most recent release Sons, the tones may slightly be harsher, colder, and it may be fleetingly comparable to the likes of Covenant, the Editors and John Grant, yet, Ben Alexander has allowed the soundscape to retain the same magnetic mesmerism.

Their electronically-crafted single is an entrancingly adrenalizing infusion of Pop, downtempo Hip Hop, and Gospel, and it’s safe to say, you’ve never immersed yourselves in a soundscape quite like Sons before.

You can check out Sons which was released on May 29th along with Ben Alexander’s earlier releases via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


LA Alt Indie duo Tricks have made their debut with the genre-crumbling EP “The Epic Preview”

Up and coming LA Alt Indie Electronica duo Tricks have made their dreamily entrancing debut with the EP “The Epic Preview”. Given the title of the EP and the resonant magnetism which the release contains, we’re already excited to hear what will follow.

Each of the 7 tracks on the EP offers plenty of affable aural indulgence. Yet, the best introduction to Tricks’ urbanely nuanced production style is “2squares”. With the Mike Patton-levels of sublime experimental ingenuity, you’ll be transfixed to the ever-evolving progressions which flirt with downtempo Hip Hop, Indie and Soul. Each progression and shift in tone is as seamless as the last in this medley of grooving which follows just the right tempo for the track to be as cathartic as it is captivating.

You can check out 2squares along with the rest of Tricks’ debut EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

To keep up to date with new releases, follow Tricks via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Glock N9v – Elbow Grease: Bass-Dripping Experimental Trap

Fans of experimentally atmospheric New Wave Trap will definitely want to delve into the smooth bass-dripping mix “Elbow Grease” from up and coming Portland-based artist and producer Glock N9v.

Elbow Grease unfolds at an easy tempo which makes it all too easy to hook yourself into the instrumental and vocal melodic grooves which progress in tight synergy with one another. By the time the second verse hits, you’ll start to appreciate the hypnotic appeal of the stylistic mix.

Finding playlist-worthy Alt Trap which comes with an entrancingly ambient vibe while still packing an inventive punch doesn’t happen every day. Get Glock N9v on your radar, you won’t regret it.

You can check out Glock N9v’s track Elbow Grease for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


KDX – 24hr Ghost: Ambiently Smooth Alt Trap

24hr Ghost is the latest track to be released by up and coming Trap artist KDX. If his former releases have slipped past your radar, the experimental slow jam will serve as the perfect introduction to their velvety smooth approach to Trap.

KDX mixed up the usual Trap beat style by weaving elements of Electronic Folk into the quaint and beguiling into the soundscape while the vocals find the balance between magnetic soul and resounding conviction.

In short, if you’re looking for ambient vibe-out Trap mixes from a breaking new artist, KDX has you covered with 24hr Ghost. If all Trap releases were as authentic and as immersive as 24hr Ghost, the genre would get plenty more respect and acclaim in the mainstream.

24hr Ghost is available to stream via all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Bennett – Stimulation: Melodically Smooth New Wave Trap

Las Vegas Hip Hop artist Bennett dropped their latest self-produced album Stimulation in March 2020, anyone who appreciates ahead of the curve ambient Pop Hip Hop are undoubtedly going to want to make time for this smooth melodic release.

The title-track is the perfect introduction to Bennett’s sentimental songwriting approach and talent when it comes to pulling together a light yet immersive soundscapes which will hook you in from the first verse.

Their New Wave Trap style borrows a few vocally harmonic elements from RnB Pop, but the futuristically fresh track firmly remains in the realms of contemporary Hip Hop.

You can check out Bennett’s latest album for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud or Apple Music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast