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Hip Hop producer

Transcend limitation with Henry Franck’s debut single, Focus, featuring Da Skorpion

Haitian American U.S. Army vet, Henry Franck, has dropped his debut single, Focus, featuring Da Sckorpion. The market for trippy inspirational hip hop may be niche, but Franck has what it takes to dominate it with his colourful indie hip hop melodies and introspectively deep lyrics.

The Floridian artist has been producing music around his role as a financial analyst since 200; his debut release tells you how well invested his time was in his production talent.
With the complex instrumental layers that echo with plenty of old school tapedeck delay in the high-quality production, Franck easily stayed clear of assimilation and allowed his authenticity to blossom in the transcendently sweet soundscape.

Focus is exactly the kind of track that you would turn to in search of aural compassion and a sign that you are on the right path, no matter how stagnant things feel in the moment.

Focus is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

SHERIDAN – On Myself: Neo-Classic Jazz-Fusion Hip Hop

San Francisco-based independent artist and producer SHERIDAN has launched his highly anticipated EP, ‘ON MYSELF’; the cinematically arresting title single is the perfect introduction to the prolific artist’s soulfully evocative style.

On Myself is easily the most stunning hip hop track I’ve heard this year. The tender piano keys which pick up jazz and neo-classical sensibilities in their progressions give On Myself a stunning ambience, while the indie feel to the production allows SHERIDAN’s deeply resonant vocals to hit even harder.

On Myself explores those transitionary times in our lives when we unequivocally know that we need to grow to move on, but all too often, that growth happens at a painfully slow rate. The mellow pace of the single conceptually captures those still-life days.

On Myself released on June 17th; you can check it out for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

OvaDos stops the clock in his latest RnB hip hop release, ‘TIMES UP’.

Inglewood, CA rapper, songwriter, producer and engineer OvaDos has eight years of experience in the industry which shines through in his latest 3-track release, TIMES UP.

Each of the three singles is a smooth, mellow feat of RnB hip hop, but the standout track TOOL proves why OvaDos is primed to take over the rap game. After an ethereal, atmospheric intro, OvaDos grooves in with his sublime rap flow; the canter is enough to give J Cole envy.

Despite his hunger to become an intrinsic part of the music industry, his self-produced and engineered hits still carry a humble, instantly loveable vibe that will inject plenty of your soul onto your playlists.

TIMES UP is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Hip hop producer Blue Monkey Beats lets us ‘In the Studio’ with their latest mix.

Blue Monkey Beats

Chicago-based hip hop artist and producer, Blue Monkey Beats, is one for the radar for any fans of Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole and Kanye. The best introduction to their polished production style is their 2020 mix ‘In the Studio’ which packs in all of the soul of old school along with all of the full-frontal galvanising conviction of 80s hip hop.

Blue Monkey Beats’ sound may be big and bold, but it will hook you in from the intro and ensure that your attention never falters from the entrancing, shimmering melodies.

You can check out In the Studio  for yourselves here.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Catfish has dropped their mindfully melodic feat of New Wave Hip Hop ‘No Magic’

Toronto-based artist and producer, Catfish, may only be 19-years-old, but they’re already exuding maturity and nuance within their uniquely beguilingly soulful signature Hip Hop sound. It is artists such as Catfish that leave me assured that the future of music is in safe hands.

While I appreciate aggression is a form of catharsis and protest in Hip Hop, the abrasive attitude can quickly scour away at the sentiment and message in the music, but there’s no danger of that with No Magic. It’s pure soul, a vibration you’re going to want to indulge in time and time again.

It comes as no surprise that Catfish is quickly rising up from the underground with their magnetically mindful lyrics, melodically relentless flows and accordantly transfixing beats. Get him on your radar.

You can check out No Magic via all major platforms through this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast