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Josh! – What’s the Reason: Rapid Fire Hip Hop

“What’s the Reason” is the second single from breaking Bay Area Pop Trap artist Josh!, any fans of relentless lyrical versing sitting in synergy with big EDM beats are sure to find a new playlist essential with this drop.

The fast tempo track is as far from ambient as you can get, instead, the up and coming artist threw in plenty of rapid-fire. While we could definitely appreciate the energy which was poured into What’s the Reason, when the chorus hit, it was easy to feel that there was too much involved in the mix and it was slightly lacking in melodicism. But What’s the Reason still stands as a testament to Josh!’s talent when it comes to cooking up high-fire Hip Hop Rap hits.

You can check out Josh!’s single What’s the Reason for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Don Cooly – One Too Many ft. Ali: Bass-Heavy Alt Hip Hop

Up and coming Hip Hop Rap artist Don Cooly dropped their latest bass-heavy mix “One Too Many” on August 15th, 2019. To create the high fire drop, they teamed up with Rap artist Ali, together, the two artists layered the track with rhythmic lyrical waxing which will hook you into the experimental mix right from the first verse. They didn’t fail to incorporate plenty of vocal switch-ups either, so from R&B harmonics to relentless commanding Rap versing, One Too Many offers it all.

The dark Trap mix comes with lashing of unexpected bass which somehow seamlessly sits against the ethereal reverb which has been poured into the prodigal mix which is One Too Many.

You can check out Don Cooly’s latest single One Too Many for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast




DaJohn – WHATEVER: Bass-Infused Darkwave Trap

Up and coming Hip Hop artist DaJohn hasn’t failed to attract plenty of hype with his contemporary bassy Trap hits in recent years, if you’ve not put them on your radar yet, you might want to start paying attention.

Their standout hit “WHATEVER” stands as a testament to their talent when it comes to cooking up Darkwave grinding rhythms with rap bars which run through with plenty of commandingly sardonic bite. While we could definitely appreciate WHATEVER, it was easy to feel that there wasn’t much of a clear lyrical direction with the track. If DaJohn brought resounding lyricism into the mix, they’d be unstoppable.

You can check out DaJohn’s track WHATEVER for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Latino artist Hayz drops their latest track “Duro” ft Balam Kiel  

Up and coming Latino Hip Hop artist Hayz has recently dropped their latest track “Duro” in collaboration with the deftly talented Balam Kiel. Together they cooked up a fresh Summer hit which wasn’t afraid to play with traditional rhythms which spill plenty of rich, vibrant textures into the mix.

With Duro, you get everything which monocultural music can’t offer, the exoticism reverberates around the intricate instrumentals as the track ebbs and flows in momentum while the bilingual vocals amp up the energy of the infectious hit.

With slow and sultry progressions in the verse which seamlessly evolve into sun-soaked euphoria in the choruses, it’s hard to let this track fade out without being enveloped in the flow of this melodious hit.

You can check out Hayz’ latest track Duro for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Cudi Camaro mixes up Hip Hop with their latest drop “Kingspeed”

Up and coming artist Cudi Camaro dropped their latest Alt Hip Hop track “Kingspeed” on July 31st, 2019. If you like plenty of charisma in your Rap tracks, Kingspeed comes highly recommended.

The playful track takes a lyrical focus as Cudi Camaro’s even and smooth Rap verses dominate the wavy, experimental Trap mix which finds unique ways to evolve right until the fadeout of this mesmerizingly distinctive drop.

There’s already plenty of hype surrounding the Seattle-based artist, yet, after checking out Kingspeed, this is evidently the just the beginning for Cudi Camaro’s bouncy, eccentric style.

You can check out Cudi Camaro’s latest drop Kingspeed for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Sean Reid has dropped their latest Urban EDM hit “Flashbacks”

Up and coming artist Sean Reid has recently released third latest single “Flashbacks” following on from the success of their debut hit which definitely didn’t go unnoticed by bass-heavy EDM Hip Hop fans. Their latest transiently urban EDM Pop hit kicks off with a wavy prelude before amping up the momentum until the soundscape reaches its euphoric peak.

With the flawless production and the tangible amount of energy thrown into this mix, there’s no disputing that it’s a danceable radio-ready hit with the capacity to shake the cobwebs off your party hit playlists. Flashbacks is one of those incredibly rare tracks which have you itching to turn up the volume to max to feel the full intensity and depth of the beats from the first time you hit play.

While the lyrical concept behind the track wasn’t all too out there, Sean Reid still made the concept of seasonal lovelornness fresh once more with Flashbacks. I was starting to think that was an impossible and uninspired mission.

You can check out Flashbacks for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast



Kasper Park Reinvents Contemporary Rap with the Smooth Downtempo Trap Mix “Sorry Baby”

“Sorry Baby (A Sunken Place)” is just one of the atmospheric Hip Hop hits found on up and coming artist Kasper Park’s debut album “Network”.

The West Philadelphia set out to reinvent contemporary Rap, and it’s safe to say that with Sorry Baby they’ve been successful. So, anyone looking for fresh wavy beat-driven Trap for their vibe-out playlists are definitely going to want to turn their attention to Sorry Baby. As soon as you hit play on the track, you sink into a smooth and flowing mix of downtempo Hip Hop, and you surrender yourself to Kasper Park’s rhythmically intricate tide of rhythm.

You can check out Sorry Baby along with the rest of the tracks on Kasper Park’s 2019 album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Maxxid – WAVES: Ukulele-Based Chill Hop Beats

The ukulele will probably never be the most popular instrument in the world, for the most part, that’s due to Folk artists orchestrating grating jangly melodies.

But ukulele-based chill Hip Hop beats? That’s something that everyone needs to hit play on at least once. So, it’s a good thing up and coming Hip Hop artist Maxxid has recently dropped their Lo-Fi vibe-out track “WAVES”. Aptly, the track is hypnotically wavy. As the beats work their way around the intricately transcendental melodies, Maxxid lays down his harmonically magnetic soft vocals which make you realise that Hip Hop and poetry aren’t all that loosely connected. Especially when a ukulele was thrown into the mix.

Naturally, we’re all too excited to hear what Maxxid serves up next – with their pioneering approach to contemporary music, pretty much anything is possible.

You can check out Maxxid’s latest single WAVES for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast



Vexed – See Me As I Am: A Vibe-Out Hip Hop Playlist Essential


Up and coming Lo-Fi artist Vexed has recently released their latest EP “Nostalgic” which will be an incredibly welcome addition to your vibe-out playlists. Even though each of the 6 tracks offers a uniquely compelling Lo-Fi catharsis, the best introduction to Vexed’s distinctive style is the standout single “See Me As I Am”.

With the stripped-back and slightly wavy atmospheric beats, all of your focus falls into the depth of the introspection which is present in the Rap bars. From the first verse, you’re hooked in this smoothly mesmeric mix. Vexed may be an up and coming artist right now, but their ability to orchestrate such smooth ambient grind will undoubtedly award them with plenty of attention in the future.

You can checkout See Me As I am along with the rest of the album from Vexed via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


UK-based Artist Omul Takes Trap in a Fresh New Anthemic Direction with “No Lovin”

If you’re looking for some fresh new Trap mixes to add to your summer playlists, look no further than up and coming artist Omul’s release “No Lovin”.

With No Lovin, Omul found the perfect balance between Future Pop, R&B, and Hip Hop which gives the track a sticky sweet magnetism along with transfixingly intricate and vibrant Trap beats. It’s catchy, it’s commanding, and it’s just one of the singles which you will find on Omul’s latest EP “ALTER EGO” which is packed with energetically authentic hits. Even though there’s a fair enough serving of lovelorn melancholy in the lyrics, No Lovin still registers as a hyped mix which won’t fail to leave an impact.

You can check out Omul’s single No Lovin for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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