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How Many Offers: East London MC Reptile B rips the script on Chop Freestyle

Listening deeply inside the womb of the underground that has formed a tight bond around his music, Reptile B undresses the melody so skillfully you will think you’ve heard a lyrical chef perform a masterclass on Chop Freestyle.

Reptile B is a queer East London, UK-based grime hip hop artist who is an industry trailblazer and continues to spark up the imagination of everyone who presses play.

Showing us his Jamaican upbringing and inspiration for that timeless old school grime that is still the best, Reptile B shreds the mic on Chop Freestyle and accentuates the aura of the moment that has opened because of extraordinary bravery to beat the odds.

Is the first of his community to go viral on TikTok with UK DRILL track THG.” ~ Reptile B

Chop Freestyle from East London, UK-based MC Reptile B is a stimulating release that reveals so much depth and layer filled excellence from this courageous warrior. Sensing the prey and throttling the moment before someone else takes the throne-this is one of the most revealing listens, your eardrums will have the pleasure of being immersed inside today.

Hear this new single on Spotify and check out the IG for more views.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Tightening That Box: Mindwrack gasps and flays on the emotionally raw masterpiece showing our Collapse

Gagging on the pain and showing us a cruel killer instinct that is flying around our brutal world, Mindwrack reveals that haunting moment when the eyes turn red while the whole inferno-famed world falls over like a monumental Collapse.

Mindwrack is an indie East London, UK-based alternative artist who loves to make that underground outsider music filled with post-rock, hip hop and black metal.

Self produced at home during lockdown, debut EP ‘Orbire’ consists of 6 extremely personal songs that tackle various subjects from loneliness to racism.” ~ Mindwrack

Seizing on the moment and getting us all sweaty with excitement, Mindwrack shall awaken a spirit from within that has been hiding like a lost mummy. There is so much depth here that is rather immense to witness, with a sensationally intense texture that many will either love or hate.

Collapse from East London, UK-based alternative artist Mindwrack is a roaring success that has Lion-like intimidation skills that will have you tearing off the whole bone. Seething hot and never letting us relax for a second, this is a thunderous single that has been made with so much intent.

Loud music is back in a big way. Some might need earplugs for this one.

Listen up on Spotify and see more via the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

East London’s Bitvert returns with a heavy bass-packed 7-minute electronic speaker-shaker, ‘Leftover’

Leftover by bitvert

Catching us off guard with a really roaring track that magnifies the night in all its glory, Bitvert leads us down the darkly lit alleyway and into a world that might remind you of a venue you frequented in your youth on, ‘Leftover‘.

Bitvert is an underground music producer and artist who is based in East London, UK and makes slow-burning ethereal electronica that will jostle your core awake.

Drawing on a DIY ethos of punk applied to nocturnal electronica and mechanical disruption, Civil Serpent was born in the warehouse subculture of East London, drawing together evil strands of pounding 4/4 techno, darkened electronic textures and stupendous sub-bass frequencies that pull the head of the listener straight to the floor.” ~ Rough Trade Records

With a robust display that further cements his cult status as one of those artists you certainly respect in this genre, Bitvert shows that the music is only getting better and scintillates with a powerful single that might thud hard like a big boot on your face.

Leftover‘ from East London, UK-based underground electronic music producer and artist Bitvert sends us a fuel-injected ride that is ready for us right now. There is a consistent bass on offer that rumbles through to the bottom of your soul and grabs you tightly with much intensity, to wipe away any previous self-doubts you had before. With an experienced skillset on offer that is obvious to hear, this is an assertive release that will get you dusting off those dance shoes that have been lonely for too long.

Listen up to this new song on Bandcamp and see more via the IG channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Breaking Me Down: London’s Essosa is shaken up as she regrets falling for the wrong lover on pop-dance gem ‘Lemonade’

Produced by the well-respected music producer Tibo and directed by Alice Rotherham, Essosa expertly recreates the classic 1980s New York dance club energy from The Danceteria and Studio 54 with her fabulous new release called ‘Lemonade‘.

Essosa is a highly ambitious 20-year old East London, UK-born, Toronto, Canada-raised indie-pop singer-songwriter and dancer.

The song has been her most successful venture to date, racking up an incredible 10,000 streams in just under a month via playlisting, her smart TikTok promotion tactics, and her small but dedicated fanbase.” ~ Essosa

Displaying inspiring maturity beyond her age while stimulating our senses with a vocal performance to treasure, Essosa is one of the breakout artists of 2022 with a quite excellent track you will be automatically putting on repeat.

Lemonade‘ from the sensational London, UK-based indie-pop and dancer Essosa, is a flashy video that shows us inside her mind as she wonders why they messed her around for too long. Sung with breathless elegance and classy grace you can’t help but be impressed by – this is a break-up anthem of magnetic proportions – for anyone who has felt the full force of an ex who didn’t treat your fragile heart like it deserved.

Moving on from the rough waters and staying close to those who actually care about you, is the smart way to build up your strength again to love wholeheartedly again.

See this vibrant new music video on YouTube and see more of this hugely talented artist on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Look At Me: M.E.L.O V.i.b.e.s can’t help but be impressed on ‘See Tha Way’ (feat. Senyon)

Taken off his newly released 7-track album called ‘V.i.b.e.s, Vol.1‘, M.E.L.O V.i.b.e.s endeavours to fight the feeling of looking closely at her hips but can’t seem to move his eyes away from true beauty on ‘See Tha Way(feat. Senyon).

M.E.L.O V.i.b.e.s is a London, UK-based indie rapper who loves to express his true stories about the adventures of life and all those vitally substantial lessons learnt.

Featuring the rising vocals of the spectacular East London RnB songstress Senyon, you feel the kinetic energy between these two artists who mesh so well together at every turn like an enthralling chemistry class. With the smooth style of M.E.L.O V.i.b.e.s attached to the centre of this delightful track, there is much to like about this loving romance about two souls who feel like the vibrancy is just right.

See Tha Way(feat. Senyon) from London, UK-based indie rapper M.E.L.O V.i.b.e.s, is a sizzling track that might cause a few blushes to appear out of nowhere. There is so much sensual tension as the eyes lock in close and the hands start wondering, with that smile you can’t help but beam brightly into the night. This is a track to play late at night with your lover, as you gaze close and let the evenings adventures unfold naturally.

Delve your spirit into this soothing new release on Spotify and follow his vibe on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

East London’s Muzuri announced his arrival in the music scene with his debut single, 0127

East London rap artist, Muzuri has garnered plenty of hype with his debut release, 0127, which premiered on BBC Radio Essex on October 5th before officially releasing on October 15th.

The French rapper and songwriter takes influence from the likes of Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Static Major, but he left plenty of room for his own catchy sonic style in his debut which announces his arrival to the music scene and creates a vivid vignette of his life as an artist and hedonist.

With the arresting bounce of the snappy beats and the reverb around them, it is impossible not to get hooked into the atmosphere of 0127 which merges French and English hip hop culture. It’s a stellar track that succeeds in establishing Muzuri as one to watch.

0127 is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Praise My God: East London rapper Romu Nassah appreciates those around him on ‘Blessaid’

As he slides in that tape to remind him of those better days ahead, Romu Nassah walks down the road which has the future ready for him whilst remembering those who have made those doors open for his mind to be free on ‘Blessaid‘.

Romu Nassah is an underground East London, UK-based Hip-Hop artist and chemist who flows with an inner essence which is almost Earl Sweatshirt-like.

With an instrospective style which is a such a blessed listen, you feel like you are witnessing an artist who is only going to improve dramatically over time. Each word is ultimately meaningful, his mellow tone grabs you close and takes you places you feel like you haven’t been to in a while.

Delving into pers al matters in a digestable form, Romu continues to rhyme over a large multitude of sounds, especially those which have roots present from his Southern Asian ancestry.” ~ Romu Nassah

Blessaid‘ from the East London, UK-based rapper Romu Nassah, is a respect-driven track which shows us a man who isn’t taking anything for granted. He realizes that he is onto something special, as he takes the DLR into a new place to find extra inspiration. With a pure delivery and and an honest lyrical ability which is well-penned and thoughtful, this is a track which facinates at every turn.

Hear this deep track on Spotify and see more on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Want You To: Laughing Boy drops dashing love-scorn soul debut single ‘You’ll Never Say I Love You’

Blessing us with his first release from the three-track EP ‘A Commuters Guide To Avoiding Interaction’, Laughing Boy tells us a true story about wondering why they never said those special words which you were longing for on ‘You’ll Never Say I Love You‘.

Laughing Boy is a Northern-born, East London, UK-based indie-soul singer-songwriter. He makes that cinematic experience which is such a fantastic listen, as his profoundly eloquent vocals are matched with such heartfelt lyrics.

A chance meeting with members of the backing band ‘The Under-sink Essentials’ led to the collaboration that shaped the sound to come, drawing influences from classic soul, funk, jazz, 90’s R’N’B, Neo-soul and Acid Jazz.” ~ Laughing Boy

You feel his tranquil energies shine through the closed door as he torments himself – whilst wondering why they didn’t take the step he did – as his mind washes around quickly like being in a cold thunderstorm, to a place he knows isn’t healthy for his broken heart.

You’ll Never Say I Love You‘ from the expressive East London artist Laughing Boy, is a stunning song which shows you his deep regret that his partner scorned him, for no particular reason. All he did was show love, but perhaps this was not meant to be. With a terrific vocal ability and a supremely thoughtful style, this is a rather reflective song which is a fantastic debut.

Sometimes the search to finding your true love leads you to unexpected places. The person you thought was perfect for you, was actually just there to teach you to only open your heart, to those who are truly worth it.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see the IG page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Time Is Soon: UK Electronic artist Bitvert gets his mind ready to conquer on ‘Nowism’

As he studiously works out his plan of action to do what he needs to do, Bitvert gets ready from just around the corner on his bass-heavy new electronic single that is ominously named ‘Nowism‘.

Bitvert is a well-known underground music producer and artist from East London, England. He makes that raw thumping soundscape that is late-night perfect for when you just need to take the edge off, and get all that frustrated energy out of your pulsating body.

Drawing on a DIY ethos of punk applied to nocturnal electronica and mechanical disruption, Civil Serpent was born in the warehouse subculture of East London, drawing together evil strands of pounding 4/4 techno, darkened electronic textures and stupendous sub bass frequencies that pull the head of the listener straight to the floor.” – Rough Trade Records

With a mysteriously fascinating hard nosed edge, this is a powerful song that sets the mood on the current climate in the UK, which is supremely unnerving to say the least. He layers up real warm and takes us for a fastidious journey to the outer reaches away from all the sinister cameras of the city – who watch and control – as he shows us where to start from instead.

Nowism‘ from the East London, England-based electronic music producer Bitvert, shows us a man who is on a well-thought out mission to get all his goals no matter what. He is looking away from the bright lights for now, but is on the right path and knows what to do. This is a fast-paced track with plenty of grit and desire, just like where he is from. Nothing can stop him from grabbing his elusive treasure.

Stream this fine new single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Art pop meets hip hop in Drawn Tide’s latest single, ‘High Rise’.

Drawn Tide’s latest release, High Rise, is unquestionably the most haunting hip hop release of 2021. We may only be halfway through the year, but it’s hard to imagine any viable competition for the glitchy, pensive glitch-hop beats beneath ethereal art-pop vocals.

The East London based artist created a grimy vignette of her hometown that plenty of people will find resonance within after we’ve been enclosed in our isolated homes for most of 2020 and 2021. You’ll feel the sense of loss and yearning right the way through the downtempo single that becomes even more evocative when Darren Mason lends his grimy rap bars.

Without a hint of hyperbole, Drawn Tide is a phenomenally mesmerising artist whose sound falls outside commercial mainstream realms, but any true fan of the aural form will find themselves absorbed.

You can check out the official music video to High Rise that premiered on May 28th via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast