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Sweet Roddy – ‘Snakes’: Chilled, Laid Back Hip Hop.

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‘Snakes’ starts with a delicious little solo keyboard part, before Sweet Roddy’s vocal kicks in in a wash of East Coast auto-tune, the ‘snakes’ refrain separate from the verse, and defined by it. The lyrics tell of a cheating girlfriend. It’s an age-old tale; boy meets girl, girl hooks up with another guy for ice-cold drinks in the club, girl sends other guy photos…you know the story.

Musically, it’s pretty chilled, laid-back trap; instrumentally, there’s a Yelawolf vibe, maybe a little Post Malone, the main vocal front and centre, the chorus more sing-song and lyrical. It’s poppy, pretty of-the-moment, kind of melancholy and posturing all at once. Isn’t that an age old story, too?

Check out Sweet Roddy here.

Review by Alex Holmes

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CMILL444 has moved the Hip Hop narrative away from glorified hedonism with “Drugs R Overrated!”

CMILL444 dropped their latest single “Drugs R Overrated!” on August 6th and perceptibly achieved their mission of moving the narrative in Hip Hop away from the glamorisation from drugs, sex and excess by pouring some feel-good grooves on the airwaves.

As Scroobius Pip once said “Guns, bitches and bling were never part of the four elements, and they never will be. CMILL444’s sweetly resolving single reaffirms that sentiment. We all know that happiness doesn’t come from anything with a price tag, it’s about time that Hip Hop reflected that fact.

The Indie Trap Pop hit doesn’t just leave you enamoured with the vibrant and accordantly light beats, but with life itself.

You can check out CMILL444’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Txrzxn x ABJ – Make a Wish: Compellingly Sweet Indie Trap Pop

For his latest single “Make a Wish”, Txrzxn teamed up with ABJ and producer Nextlanebeats to cook up a compellingly sweet Indie Trap Pop single which will leave you enamoured before the first verse has run through.

The soundscape may be melancholically tinged, but there’s plenty more to Make a Wish than just your average offering of Sad Boy Trap. Txrzxn’s incredibly magnetic vocals paradoxically inspire optimism as they run through the lovelorn and lost lyrics. With the intricately angular guitar notes around the steady hits of the Trap beats, there’s plenty of depth, texture and atmosphere to immerse yourselves within while the mesmeric midtempo track runs through.

Perceptibly, Txrzxn has a significant amount of commercial potential behind their sound. It’s only a matter of time before the rest of the world finds out about it. Get them on your radar.

You can check out Make a Wish for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jack Lyon has released their heartbreakingly bitter-sweet Indie Trap Pop single “100 Calls”

Breaking artist Jack Lyon has recently released their third single “100 Calls”. Prepare to fall in love with the heartbreakingly bitter-sweet Indie Trap Pop hit.

Along with the familiar sound of the solid 808s, there are intricately absorbing guitar notes adding to the depth and the emotion of the soundscape which is already intensely evocative thanks to Jack Lyon’s vocals and the humility-soaked lyrics.

100 Calls may be tonally light, but the stark, poignant and all too relatable regret which was projected into the mix hits hard. Perceptibly, Jack Lyon held nothing back in any aspect of the orchestration in 100 Calls. He’s exactly the kind of connectable and expressive artist we need on the airwaves right now. We’re already stoked to hear what comes next.

You can check out Jack Lyon’s latest single 100 Calls for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Chris Buxton has dropped their Sun-Kissed Indie Trap Pop Hit “Caught Up”.

Chris Buxton’s latest single “Caught Up” is a sun-kissed Indie Trap Pop hit which serves up a serious amount of sticky-sweet soul.

You’d be hard-pressed to find another Summer Pop hit with vibes which can take you higher than the ones which you’ll soak up in Caught Up. The infusion of Indie nuances allows Caught Up to be connectable and sincere, while the elements of Hip Hop add fire to the Pop-style production.

The short and sweet hit which Chris Buxton created in collaboration with Rap artist Trev is beyond radio-ready. It’s perennial Pop earworm material. Much like the South Carolina-based Alternative artist’s former releases.

It comes as no surprise that Chris Buxton has been able to amass over 3 million streams since making their debut in 2016 with the single “Remember”. His ability to craft rhythmically and emotionally arrestive tracks is unparalleled. Get him on your radar.

You can check out Chris Buxton’s single Caught Up for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast