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JAY DVRDEN – Sad Witch: Pensively Magnetic Grunge-Laden Trap

Trap doesn’t come much darker than up and coming Alternative artist JAY DVRDEN’s seminal single “Sad Witch”. If you could imagine what it would sound like if Trent Reznor started to dabble with Trap, you’ll get a good idea of what to expect when you hit play on the deeply melancholic track.

The pensively magnetic vocals find their perfect place in the inventively orchestrated soundscape which pairs reverb-drenched synths with striking orchestral layers. With their Grunge-laden unique approach to Sad Witch, JAY DVRDEN found the perfect balance between emotivity and ingenuity.

But Sad Witch is so much more than a playlist-worthy mix. It provides a snapshot of the ennui which is defining a new generation of artists of all inclinations. It may not be as acclaimed as Linkin Park and Jay-Z’s infamous collaboration, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve to be.

You can check out the official video to JAY DVRDEN’s standout track Sad Witch for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Grunge Trap Trailblazer Zlumpyy Has Dropped His Fiercest Track Yet with “Rude!”

Up and coming Trap artist Zlumpyy has created plenty of mould-breaking Trap hits in 2020, but the best introduction to their fiercely authentic style is undoubtedly their recently released aural storm Rude! produced by Mathiastyner.

By incorporating the same untameable angst as 90s Grunge pioneers into their adrenalized Trap mix, Rude! is as volatile as Trap gets. The track may be short, but it packs a convictive punch and you can practically taste the creative catharsis which it contains.

Zlumpyy’s invention of the Scream Trap genre may not be for the faint-hearted, but truly expressive rarely ever is.

You can check out Zlumpyy’s track Rude! along with the rest of their releases via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast