Qn9nety’s debut album “Occupying Space” which is due for release on November 6th is a poignant reminder of just how powerful Hip Hop can be.
The Derry, Ireland-based artist took inspiration from lyrically-minded rap artists, mixed it with his own passion and ability to contort the words into new meaning and released a ground-breaking album which will make it harder for you to claim that 2020 has sucked for music.
The perfect introduction to their sonic sound is irrefutably the concluding track “Everyday” which mixes 80s Synthwave with convectively striking Rap bars. It’s hard to ascertain which aspect of Everyday is blowing your mind. Is it the playfully atmospheric aural alchemy conjured by the beats? Is it how Qn9nety’s distinctive beyond definition Rap bars collide against the immersive melodic rhythms? Is it the raw gritty compassion contained in the lyrics? Whatever it is, you’re going to want to hear it again and again.
You’ll be able to check out Occupying Space for yourselves from the date of release via Spotify.
Orchestrating soulfully entrancing Hip Hop is no easy feat, but up and coming artist and producer During perceptibly succeeded with their latest melodically nostalgic “An Inconvenient Flame”.
A track which holds such poetry in its title was never going to disappoint. Yet, During exceeded expectations with the quaintly enigmatic track which starts of with a touch of jazzy decadence before the distortion allows the track to transform into a danceable Hip Hop earworm complete with throbbing bass and tantalising tonal opulence. During’s soulfully smooth vocals practically melt like butter over the beats in the accordantly lush high-vibe production which you will want to give plenty of repeat attention to.
You can check out An Inconvenient Flame for yourselves by heading over to Soundcloud now.
Straight off the bat, Atlanta-based up and coming Hip Hop trailblazer Tazforte’s latest single “What I Seen At First” leaves you utterly transfixed.
Blazing Rock solos are usually found as tracks start to move towards the outro but Tazforte utilises them around steady Trap beats to introduce his fire new drop which never drops its momentum.
The high-energy mix may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but any fans of unapologetically authentic electrifying EDM Hip Hop will find a playlist staple when they hit play. It’s visceral, it’s convictive and it’s a sign that Tazforte is definitely one to watch.
You can check out What I Seen At First for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.
Yung Casper brought an elemental amount of energy to their standout Alt EDM Hip Hop track Toxic. The sonically-paced single is the perfect introduction to the up and coming artist’s sound which takes influence from the likes of Eminem. Yet, before the first verse in the short and sweet track has run through you’ll be sucker-punched by Yung Casper’s authenticity.
‘Toxic’ seems to be a word which gets bound around a lot with little thought recently, Yung Casper’s wittily relentlessly rapid Rap bars will invite you to explore the context of one of 2020’s most prolific buzzwords.
The bass-driven beats provide the perfect platform for Yung Casper’s almost hypnotic lyrical fire which comes complete with a tongue-in-cheek attitude. We’ll definitely never forget it.
Finding Hip Hop tracks which are as fire instrumentally as they are lyrically is no easy feat. We’ve done the hard work for you by founding the fresh new drop from breaking Rap artist Night Walker.
No Breaks is just the second single to be released from the artist but there’s already an insane amount of hype behind their supercharged hard-hitting approach to EDM Hip Hop which comes as no surprise with the galvanising effect of the bass-driven mix.
With the flawless production allowing perfect synergy between Night Walker’s succinctly metered bars and the beats combined with the amount of energy thrown into the track, you can consider No Breaks an EDM Hip Hop playlist essential.
No Breaks is available to stream via all major platforms through this link.
If it’s been a while since a feat of Hip Hop made your jaw drop, hit play on up and coming Hip Hop artist Skvwalker’s single Time Again featuring Isnotcynical produced by Olivier Bassil & Brian Shiel.
Skvwalker promised to deliver ‘not your average Hip Hop beat’ with Time Again, he definitely didn’t disappoint. EDM, Pop and Hip Hop all converge in the high-vibe euphorically-produced mix which packs in some insanely unpredictable progressions.
Each element of Time Again is flawless, but it’s the rapid changes in the rap bars will leave your heart in your throat. It wasn’t just the beats which transfixingly built up, but the vocals too. If the bars ran any faster they would have been supersonic.
Naturally, we’re all too excited to hear the rest of Skvwalker’s LP Broke Music which is due to drop on August 1st.
You can check out Time Again for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
New Wave Trap artist Blackmajic dropped their latest single Go (Superstar Figure) featuring Almighty Bhiz, Jaylaflame and Reg Mason on July 24th. If any Trap track deserves to go viral this summer, it is this one.
The bass-driven mix packs a high-octane punch, but you’ll still be able to lock into the rhythmic grind which is offered by Blackmajic’s flawlessly metered Rap bars. Paired with sharp melodic hooks, there’s little chance that you’ll hit play on Go without being fully immersed by the solid, fresh and alchemic rhythms.
It’s one of those rare tracks you hit play on and can’t sit still while listening to it. Hip Hop tracks with that kind of arrestive power are worth their weight in gold. Naturally, Blackmajic is well worth putting on your radar.
Blackmajic’s latest single Go is available to stream via all major platforms through this link.
Breaking Alt Hip Hop artist Mehki Raine infused plenty of Punk attitude into their latest release “Riot”. The experimental release was written way before the riots and protests and it may leave you with the suspicion that Mehki Raine uses a crystal ball for his lyrical inspiration. The US artist perfectly captures the angst, the frustration, and the impatience for radical change to happen.
Riot which was produced by Fish kicks off with a nostalgic Jazz-laden intro before seamlessly sliding into a bass-driven feat of adrenalizing EDM Hip Hop. Any fans of Saul Williams definitely won’t want to hang around hitting play on Riot. If you weren’t already in the mood to crush the oppressive structures which hold together our fragile society, you will be once Riot hits its monumental peak.
You can check out Mehki Raine’s single Riot for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Breaking Hip Hop artist YoungWorldIBI has dropped their high-octane new hit 12.5 and achieved their mission of sharing pioneeringly ingenious feats of Hip Hop with the airwaves.
Hit play and prepare to be blown away by the galvanizing EDM beats and the US artist’s practically unparalleled ability to wax lyrical. Expect plenty more than just sporadic mic-drop-moments. From start to finish, 12.5 is a wit-soaked offering of wordplay which introduces you to YoungWorldIBI’s world through insightfully scathing social commentary and candid introspection.
In short, 12.5 is a flawless release. It stands a testament to the artist’s ahead of the curve Hip Hop style which drips with commercial potential. Get him on your radar.
You can check out YoungWorldIBI’s entrancing feat of Hip Hop 12.5 for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
With more artists releasing music than ever before, it’s getting increasingly harder to find a truly authentic sound. But every now and again you’ll encounter artists such as Laceouss who remind you how mind-blowing the feeling of striking aural distinction is.
Laceouss has recently released their album Platinum Spce. Eery track is a masterfully crafted immersive gem, yet the best introduction to their sound is undoubtedly Love.
While you’re still wondering which genre hole Love falls in, you’ll realise that you’ve already been captivated by the entrancing mix. By the time the progressive soundscape fades out, you’ll realise that Laceouss’ sound transcends the notion of genres whilst flirting with elements of Pop, Hip Hop and Darkwave Electronica.
Despite the smooth, polished and radio-ready production, there’s a dark and gritty feel to Love which sets Laceouss leagues apart from any other artists I’ve heard this year.
You can check out Laceouss’ standout single Love along with the rest of their 2020 release on all major platforms via this link.