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Glitch Hop

Glitch Hop Meets Cloud Rap in Trukadi’s Latest Single, Pick and Choose

After his 2019 debut, the Californian alt-pop artist, Trukadi, hasn’t failed to make an impression with his antagonistic lyrics and experimental beats. His latest single, Pick and Choose, is a distortedly electrifying 1:43 minute hit of glitchy cloud rap with hints of Midwest Emo.

The explicit track carries the indie melodicism of a Post Malone single, but Trukadi made sure Pick and Choose hits like no other with instantly magnetic vocals and lo-fi guitars that bring plenty of warmth to the distinct production that marries glitch hop and emo. Love him or hate him, there will be no indifference when it comes to Trukadi’s sound, and there are few greater testaments of talent than that.

Pick and Choose is now available to stream via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

terrel flower explores disassociation with his Lynchian glitch-hop track, ‘I’m not me’.

Experimental artist terrel flower has released his sophomore single, I’m not me, it may be difficult to pigeonhole in terms of genre, but in terms of feeling, it’s a reflection of dissociative ennui that kicks with an artfully Lynchian feeling of desolation.

Sticking to the darker side of the tonal palette in the downtempo and minimalist single, terrel flower gave the single a chilling atmosphere that allows you to carouse in monochromatic lament. With elements of glitch hop and ambient EDM within the single, fans of Portishead and Hooverphonic will want to indulge in the dark yet compassionately resonant single that welcomes you in and offers solidarity from the track title alone. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but neither was Albert Camus’ poetry, and therein lies the outlier beauty in I’m not me.

I’m not me is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Rose Venom’s Roses Have Thorns

‘Roses Have Thorns’ is the lead track from Rose Venom’s new single ‘Love Shit’, a neat little slab of Hip Hop which opens with a soft, chilled little piano riff before Venom’s angry-yet-beautiful vocal. Telling the story of a ruined love, Venom’s tale of growth and finding oneself amidst the fallout and wreckage – ‘left me so broke inside…/I’m glad I survived you/ I grew some thorns to fight you, boy…’ – ‘Roses Have Thorns’ mixes Rose Venom’s soft-yet-strong voice with an equally soft-yet-strong message among the delicate instrumentation and multi-layered delivery.

A mother of two children originally from Moscow but now living in Philadelphia, this is no story of brotherly love but rather a lost-love letter to hurt, regret, and quiet, simmering rage. It’s potent, powerful, and poetic.

Check out ‘Roses Have Thorns’, and the rest of ‘Love Shit’, on Spotify.  Look up Rose Venom on Instagram.

Review by Alex Holmes

Explord Leaves Us Wanting ‘More’

Busting out of Missouri, the US Midwest isn’t perhaps the first place you think of as the home of kicking glitchhop, but here with ‘More’ presaging his new EP ‘Exposure’, composer/producer Logan S – a.k.a. Explord – has pretty much knocked it out of the park.

Dubsteppy, dark in places yet chilled and laid-back, ‘More’s sparsely instrumented with an excellent repeated female vocal motif and reverb-soaked drums punctuating the sequenced electronica. It sounds in moments like an old-school chiptune piece, or maybe incidental music from 90’s arcade games; think Ridge Racer or Outrun, rain-soaked streets and night-time neon mixed with the Glitch Mob, Pegboard Lights, or KOAN Sound.

You can check out ‘More’, and Explord’s new EP, on Spotify, or follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Review by Alex Holmes

zeh_brah_ – STARDUST: Glitchy Experimental Hip Hop

https://soundcloud.com/zeh-brah

With glitchy Chiptune effects over contemporary Hip Hop beats, zeh_brah_’s latest single STARBURST feels like an urban offering from the future.

Producer PurpleSixBeats ensured that the bright shimmering tones in STARBURST dazzle you as much as possible while the bass creates a solid but bouncy platform for zeh_brah_’s hyped and playful Rap bars. The Atlanta-based artist has become renowned for his distinctive Rap flows in the years they’ve spent finely crafting their artform. STARBURST acts as a testament to how far they’ve come since their inception.

Tracks such as STARBURST are never going to be everyone’s cup of tea. But for anyone who appreciates their Hip Hop more on the eccentric side is sure to appreciate the expressive absurdity which lingers within the experimental mix.

You can check out STARDUST for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.

Josh the Boss Rocker – Sexy Bad: Synth-Led Alt Hip Hop

Alt Hip Hop artist Josh the Boss Rocker has made their debut with the synthy urban treat “Love Bounty”. The standout single “Sexy Bad” treats you to a playfully sweet feat of glitchy Trap which comes with plenty of earworm potential.

Sexy Bad is a soundscape full of endearing charm and inventive eccentricity which should be of plenty of appeal to any fans of the Beastie Boys. Yet, with the sonic, spacey beats the up and coming artist has ensured that there’s plenty of authenticity within their sound. They may not take themselves all too seriously, but the end result of their experimentalism is seriously infectious.

Searching for any amount of Soul in Trap mixes is like searching for a needle in a haystack, but Josh the Boss Rocker more than makes up for the shortfall. Get them on your radar and liven up your playlists.

You can check out Josh the Boss Rocker’s single along with their debut EP by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Scotton Drive – Short Loop: Ambient Instrumental Glitch Hop  

https://scottondrive1.bandcamp.com/track/short-loop

If your ambient electronica playlists are sounding a little dusty, up and coming US-based experimental artist and producer Scotton Drive’s latest single “Short Loop” is sure to inject plenty of glitchy soul amongst the mix.

Technical Glitch Hip Hop beats, soulfully succinct vocals, and intricately arrestive melodies don’t often go hand in hand. And usually, experimentalism hinders accessibility, but with Short Loop, there’s a real sense that you’re listening to a soundscape constructed through immersive innovation unravelling.

Scotton Drive’s ability to play around with light and deep textures at the same time as throwing you rhythmically off-balance with glitchy breakbeats and still leave you hooked within the mix is a testament to their talent.

You can check out Scotton Drive’s latest track which was released on November 11th for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast