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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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Gixn – Distant World: Indulgently Hazy Ambient Hip Hop

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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

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Ennio the Little Brother – 30 Juillet: A Relatable Soundscape of Welsh Dreamhop

Considering my all time favourite welsh artists the Manics have provided me with nothing but disappointment this year, it was time to find a new favourite Welsh artist. That artist just happens to be Ennio the Little Brother with his harmoniously sweet renditions of Dreamhop.

His succinct vocals create a more resonant soundscape that I found I could actually relate to. Your average Hip Hop fan isn’t a baller drinking Hennessey at the weekends, thankfully Ennio has provided us a track that us ordinary folk can get reminiscent about. The quintessentially acoustic soundscape he creates almost has a Joy Division Post-Punk chill behind the harmony. Whilst his soaring, sweet vocals take you on a journey with his latest debut track 30 Juillet. With a 5-minute duration the track is a little longer than average. Yet, with every second of the tracks seamless progression, your immersed within the pensive trappings of the melody.

You can check out 30 Juillet on Spotify

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Review by Amelia Vandergast