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Up and coming artist Maz drops his first single Godfather

Barely 20 years old and with a confident drive, Poland-born and UK-raised artist Maz drops his first hip hop track Godfather.

Gaining groove from Drake-alike beats and rap style, Godfather is a minimalistic hip hop effort that clutches blunt words and lyrics while keeping the music in a steady loop, as if Maz was vocally announcing his debut into the music scene. Despite being a novice, Maz shows an energetic and thoughtful approach and stresses how important it is to encourage people to pursue music.

By drawing likes to his up and coming project, Maz hopes he’ll bring awareness to North Wales, where he resides, and undertakes a tough yet brave journey that his grit will certainly back up.

You can listen to Godfather for yourself on Spotify.

Review by Jim Esposito.

Kid Riz drops his new single ‘Lola’

Canadian artist Kid Riz drops his new single ‘Lola’, a fresh boogie hit that will surprise you with its authenticity.

‘Lola’ stands from the very first playthrough as a dance-y tune filled with Latin sounds very unlike the typical summer Raggaeton one-hit wonders. It showcases an original feel in its sparkling and captivating loops, indulging you to “shake it” to the upbeat tempo.

Inspired by the likes of Drake, Bruno Mars and, in some bits, Kanye West, Kid Riz manages to “latinize” Hip Hop fundamentals with a tenacious RnB spirit – all building up to a Pop outcome that lives up to the Top50’s mainstream charts.

Being only 19 years old, Kid Riz has youth on his side and a long way ahead to explore and experiment.

Check out ‘Lola’ on Spotify.

Review by Jim Esposito.

Hip Hop and R&B Artist Mayze Announces New EP ‘The Afterparty’

This new single from Mayze is an untorn seduction that’s so damn easy to cling on to. A three-minute masterpiece that can puncture the silent sound of anguish, a slog studded cool jam that discussed how he’d so wanna be on par with that special person that meant a lot to him; “even after the fights and arguments, you’re the only one I’d rather argue with”.

The self-indulgent rapper who has already fallen heads over heel for the partner he raps for seems to be overdosing on the fact that he so would love to wake up each day in twilight and remaining a pair with his partner.

An enchanting melody that’s formed by the union of that mild and enthralling beat, clear annunciation, the basic easy-go lyrical flow, the top-notch control and sweet vocal sound of the artist; all in its appropriate amount – is what makes this song have this cosmic foreign power.

Undeniably, Mayze is a talented rapper that’s quite good with what he does; he killed it on this song. He so much sounded professional.  You’ll find no reason to dislike this song because it’s really awesome and well-laid. A smooth easy style of rapping like that that’s in resemblance with Drake’s.

A good sound quality with a clear message is one of the good features Mayze’s “Ride with You” can be characterized with. In a nutshell, this song is dope and nice.

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-Lilian-Debrah.

MǾǾD– Vegas 4 ThWeekend: Alternative Dancehall? Now I’ve heard Everything

MǾǾD dropped his latest track Vegas 4 ThWeekend just as 2017 drew to a close, offering fans the most twisted mash-up of Dancehall, Electronic and Alternative Rock one could possibly hope for. Forget reaching across genres, MǾǾD’s latest track transcends the foundations of sound by creating his own delectable mix of resonance that regardless of your musical persuasions is a pleasure for you to sink your teeth into.

The talented Singer Songwriter & Producer has utilized his penchant for old-school Alternative Rock with his infinite command over music production to create some of the most fulfilling beats on the Alternative Dance scene today. MǾǾD uses his eclectic list of influences of acts such as Drake, Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco & Frank Sinatra to bring his soulful renditions to life. The production to the sound is highly powered by a euphoric mix of Hip Hop Electronica.

In just 5 months, MǾǾD released an album along with 3 mixtapes, in 2018 he’s made it his mission to release a new album every month in 2018, it will be interesting to see if he pulls it off, but with that commitment to the cause, it’s hard to see where the uniquely talented artist can go wrong.

Vegas 4 ThWeekend is just one of the stand out tracks off his latest EP ‘The MǾǾD Life Vol. 1 which you can listen to on SoundCloud now:

https://soundcloud.com/themoodlife/vegas-4-thweeknd-1/s-2LuKG?in=themoodlife/sets/the-mood-life-vol-1/s-3s8Hw

WilStar – OH LA LA: Drip Drop Dope

The inability of most rap artist to breathe creativity in every line of their work is something all good music enthusiast and loyalist can’t help but complain about. So many things have really changed in the rap game these days, it quite seems to be all about jumping right in the boot to record a song the moment the music producer finally hit some nice chords combo to put out a cool beat.

Whatever happened to music with a good intent of addressing a problem?

It ain’t always about cooking up a well-penned cuss/ diss track or spitting those heavy bars while trying to sound like a lyrical prodigy at rap cyphers. Trust me, this Hip Hop song ain’t nothing like what you’ve heard in a long while; it couldn’t have been sang any better.

Apart from that simple but yet captivating “She be Like Oh La La” chorus that softly adds more happy vibe the song, another thing that’s very hard to miss is that brilliant sound that hurls off every iota of uncertainty as regards the validity of the song’s quality, miles away each minute the song plays.

The Flow of the music and the lyrics are also well punctured and organized. It’s really nice to know that Wilstar is still fresh in the industry and I presume he would be able to pull out more dope songs in his subsequent work with ease.

-Lilian-Debrah

The New Society – Feeling Ways: Rise & Grind

It seems a shame to judge The New Society based on the merits of their latest tack Feeling Ways. Musically the arrangement is solid in this Pop, Rap Hip Hop track that’s fuelled with an infectiously smooth flow and brought to life through it’s funk baselines, the rhythmic vocal ability being the ultimate cherry on the cake, yet I can’t help but feel that songs about grandiosity have been done to death. The disappointment in this track hit me like a brick when It came to the chorus as I waited for a hint of lyrical originality.

The Texan based duo that forms The New Society uses their inspirations from Calvin Harris and Drake for their tracks, but what use is that inspiration if you’re just going to churn out tracks about superficiality?

I would love to hear a track from this band that are singing REAL emotion and feeling that you can get behind and immerse yourself in the track rather than indulging them in their delusions of gangster grandeur.

If that’s exactly the type of music you go for check out Feeling Ways via Soundcloud using the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/thenewsociety/feeling-ways

Dream-Rap? Is That Even A Thing?

Even with the amount of new music being made every day, with sheer weight of collective imaginations, the genre splicing experiments, the fusing and fusion of styles Garrison Carver seems to be on to something new here. Yes, there is a trippy trap beat, a cool R&B vibe and a rap delivery but that is then cocooned in something totally unexpected. Around these more expected elements he wraps a dream-pop haze, chilled psychedelia and electronic washes.

It’s confusing, but experience tells us that is a good thing, expectations are made to be subverted, rules are made to be broken and new musical horizons are their to be explored and DD does all of those things and more. Blissed out hip-hop? Ethereal R&B? Dream-rap? Are those even a thing? The fact that you have to invent whole new genres to put the music in is an indication of just how original this music is and how singular and lateral Garrison Carver’s thinking is.



Alain Bonus – Hit My Phone: Good Vibes Only.

Alain Bonus is a Trap, Melodic Hip Hop mastermind currently residing in Newport Beach, California, US. This ground breaking underground artist definitely won’t be a fixture in LA’s underground rhythm & blues scene. He gets to boast undeniable charisma along with his enviable skills as a singer, song writer and record producer.

All of his deft talents combined produced one hell of a hit with Hit My Phone. It’s packed with the traditional keyboard analogue synth effects that make this Trap track come to life amidst the sonorous guitar strumming. The inspirational new artist infuses his music with upbeat messages to inspire the next generation of Trap lovers. It’s a far cry from all of the bitter contempt that’s normally flowing around the Trap scene. Instead of falling into the slightly cheesy end of the genre, he uses his charisma to dominate the tracks with admirable lyrical ability.

Bonus released his new track Hit My Phone was released earlier Nov’ 17 and it’s no wonder that it’s going down as an international storm.

Check out Alain’s new track Hit My Phone on the Soundcloud link below!

https://soundcloud.com/alainbonus/hit-my-phone-prod-ab

Rap Artist & Performer Coe Stands Out With Release ‘Pushing Buttons’

Rap artist and performer Coe stands out for his inspired lyrical deliver and masterful flow. His talent is absolutely apparent in the context of his brand new studio release, “Pushin Buttons”. The song has a very modern edge feel, with trap influences and a great production value that makes me think of artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye West or Joey Bada$$, just to mention but a few.

It all starts from a well-calibrated set of 808-style samples: the unmistakable drum machine beat is powerful and direct, cutting through the mix with grit and power. The vocals are certainly strong enough to sustain the weight of the music, allowing the song to really stand out.

What I really like about “Pushin Buttons” is that the song as an unmistakably modern feel, but Coe’s influences are also related to old school masters of the genre, making for a really innovative and direct approach. The production is truly outstanding, as the track feels balance and powerful in every way – from the deep impact of the drum beats to the melodic elements, pushing through the mix with quixotic conviction.

Rap Goes Minimal With Uncle True



Rap music is built around big beats and bombast, vibrant sounds and lyrical onslaughts, right? Well, not always. With No Chain Uncle True shows us an alternative path one that is more about space and minimalism than the full on musical salvo’s that we have come to expect. Starting with lilting, almost music box piano tunes and haunting synth washes, even when the song kicks in properly it only adds skittering staccato beats and the rapped lyrics and little else.

It is the space that makes things more powerful, the focus is always on the lyrics and not on the usual studio gimmicks and technical trickery that many artists resort to. Where this fits in to the scheme of things is anyones guess but someone has to be the first to blaze a trail through new territory and that may well be Uncle True’s legacy. When ambient rap or whatever future journalist end up calling it is the fashion of the future, Uncle True will be the cult figure that every one will claim they heard first.