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Doe Dillinger offers resilience in their adrenalizing indie trap track ‘Falling Down’

Breaking hip hop artist, Doe Dillinger, is riding their own wave in their trappy indie rap track ‘Falling Down’. If it’s been a while since you’ve been blown away by a phenomenal up and coming artist, hit play.

Their sound carries plenty of appeal for fans of Post Malone and Yelawolf yet, Dillinger was even more experimental with their instrumentals by allowing them to carry the same cutting air as the guitars in Interpol’s Turn on the Bright Lights album along with other post-rock nuances.

It’s tracks like Falling Down that make genres seem utterly irrelevant in 2021. With Dillinger’s tendency to create without constraint, there’s no telling what kind of adrenalizing alchemy you’ll be falling into with their tracks. Falling Down is the perfect ‘high-vibe’ hit for anyone who knows how hard it can be to pick themselves up and find the faith and resilience to carry on, all while unfolding as a dominantly electric hit.

Check out the official music video that launched on March 6th via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tommi – Stay Close: absorbing indietronic trap

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After a string of successful singles, alt-trap artist, Tommi, released their debut LP release ‘Tourist’ which exhibits their experimentally ethereal production style and tendency to delve deep with their introspection inspired lyricism.

The standout single, ‘Stay Close’ is as intimate and as absorbing as new wave trap gets. It holds just as much merit as a beguiling feat of instrumentally sparse indietronica as it does a lyrically-led trap track. Paradoxically, Stay Close is both bold and daring and absorbingly accordant all in the same affable urban breath.

While most artists create for themselves, Tommi creates for the younger generation. His music is essentially an invitation for others to see that you don’t need to be perfect to succeed. With his motto being ‘life lessons as studio sessions’, do I really need to tell you to get him on your radar?

Tourist is now available to stream and purchase in full via apple music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Doing it his style: Jay Wst flows the way he wants to on ‘Rebel’

Jay Wst gets the crew ready for action and shows us his dope flow on the new smoke-filled single ‘Rebel‘.

Jay Wst is an underground hip-hop artist and makes that kind of blaze-gaze reflection type of music, that has your head moving and your body ready for more.

With an indie-trap kind of stimulating style he flows with a pace that will you leave you in astonishment at his lyrical abilities. He raps about stories with his homies, life in this crazy world, making that money and doing things his way. This is a leader in his community who likes to call the shots and not have anyone gassing him up all the time.

An elusive street artist who is respected by the true hip-hop fans, you get the feeling that if he is focused and works on his branding, he could go as far as he wants to.

Rebel‘ from the criminally underrated Jay Wst, is that street-hop bounce that is for those who love that cruisin’ music out late at night. The rhymes open the curtain to what’s its like outside in those dark corners and with a rugged abandon, we are once again reminded of the ultimate underdog. He is a rapper that has so much talent and if he can get on the right feature or music festival, you will see him blow up.

When you get that one chance in life you have to take it and it feels like he will. In his own rebel way of course and he will always keep it real with his crew, as there is no other option.

Stream this late night ride music on his YouTube and check out IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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SadHappyRabbit – That’s Alright featuring Lil Ringey

Before we escaped 2020, SadHappyRabbit released their pessimistically-titled debut album ‘We’re Fucked’, which may flirt with nihilism, but the essence of the Portland-hailing artist’s sound unequivocally lies in their refreshing candid vulnerability.

The standout track, ‘That’s Alright’, which was created in collaboration with Lil Ringey is the perfect introduction to SadHappyRabbit’s unique marrying of Indie Hip Hop and Emo Rap. Anyone who has a proclivity for morosity – especially in the presence of romantic disparity will find plenty of resonance in the single.

Yes, the lyrics are dark, but darkness and romanticism have come hand in hand ever since Shakespeare started doing his thing, and this barbed depiction of painful romantic duality is just as efficacious at evoking strong emotion as Hamlet.

There’s no room to wonder why SadHappyRabbit has been able to amass so much hype since making their debut in 2020. Their fearlessness when it comes to lyrical honesty is practically unparalleled.

You can check out That’s Alright for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

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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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KiDD RicH sets a hazy lustful scene in their latest release “2am”

There’s been plenty of hype around breaking Hip Hop artist KiDD RicH since they made their debut with the single “Comfortable” in 2019. On the heels of their successful singles, they’ve dropped their debut album “The Statement, Vol. 1”.

The track which especially caught our attention with its hazy indulgent tones was 2am, a tale of nocturnal lust which won’t fail to instil the amorous vibes. The lust is inscribed in the sultry, light and melodic Indie Trap beats. They’re also found within KiDD RicH’s soft and mellifluous vocals which project plenty of emotion into the track as they verse the deeply introspective lyrics.

From the first verse, you’re immersed in the scene which KiDD RicH sets with the warm summer tones. You practically feel an increase in the temperature when you hit play.

You can check out 2am along with the rest of KiDD RicH’s debut album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Prepare Your Vibeout Playlists for Swaine’s Soulful Catharsis-Spilling Mix CANYON INTERLUDE

Canadian artist Swaine dropped their latest hazy vibeout album DUNES on April 30th. You might want to prepare your vibe out RnB Hip Hop playlists for the mellow catharsis-spilling tracks right about now.

While each of the tracks is a soulfully expressive connectable mix, there’s no better introduction to Swaine’s accessibly sweet style than CANYON INTERLUDE. Within the layers of the mix which was deftly produced by elkvio you’ll find nuances of Lo-Fi Hip Hop, Trap, Indie, and Soul giving the track universal appeal. And with the lyrics unravelling like Urban poetry, you’d be hard-pressed to find a Hip Hop mix which parallels the amount of soul, ingenuity, and style.

You can check out Swaine’s track CANYON INTERLUDE for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Wyatt Roberts – Hate My Friends: Genre-Crushing Urban Alt Indie

Indie RnB Soul Pop artist Wyatt Roberts dropped their latest album “Hate My Friends” on January 3rd and made RnB Pop more melodic than ever.

You’ll hear plenty of urban/alternative crossover tracks on the airwaves already, yet Wyatt Roberts has firmly put his own infectiously sweet stamp down on in true pioneering style.

While each track is as evocatively captivating as the last, there’s no better introduction than the title track. The title track will allow you to imagine what Simple Plan would have sounded like if they incorporated Indie Post Punk, and RnB Trap into their sound. And that may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s easy to see that there will be plenty of Alt Pop fans who see the ingenuity which has been weaved into Hate My Friends.

While it feels like Hate My Friends would have been a stronger track if the lyrics ran a little cleaner. It’s still an incredible track which I’d recommend to anyone who is always o the lookout for something a little different to add to their playlists.

You can check out Hate My Friends via Spotify and iTunes.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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P3G Trap – Drippin My Stain: Unapologetically Fresh Indie Trap

Whether you love or hate mumble rap, there’s no denying that P3G Trap’s latest drop Drippin My Stain is as fresh as it gets in the Hip Hop arena. Whilst in points it felt that there was a little too much going on in the mix to keep up with the lyrical flow (or the beat for that matter), you were still sucked into the chaos of the mix and the admiration of P3G Trap’s relentless rap flow.

The momentum that the track carries is almost dizzying, and the South Carolina based indie artist’s ability to create so much hype stands as testament to the artist stylishly resounding talent when it comes to Hip Hop.

How they managed to pull the multi-layered beats together is almost beyond comprehension, yet, I’m assuming it had a lot to do with producer 706Hitz’ deft touch, every pitch sat at the perfect level to allow each impounding beat to almost leave you feeling bruised.

You can check out P3G Trap’s latest single Drippin My Stain which dropped June 17th for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast