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Irish Hip Hop

We already have a contender for trap earworm of the year with Moth Trap’s latest alt-hip hop stormer, whenweparty

If your trap playlists need mixing up with some pounding bass, pioneering flair and almost obscene genre-bending, consider Moth Trap’s stormer of a track, whenweparty, which was produced by Erlax. It almost puts Andrew WK’s Party Hard to shame in its viscerally futuristic urban fashion.

Moth Trap proves just how far we have come from the days when Eiffel 65 was the epitome of rock-steady electronica. The glitchy electro beats mashed with the blazing hot guitar lines and the distortedly hook-filled vocals all prove that the Downpatrick, Ireland-hailing artist is more than worthy of the viral status he gained with his single, To the Moon and Back. Very few artist’s allow their talent to resonate as obsession-worthy. With Moth Trap, it comes naturally.

You can check out whenweparty for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Qn9nety takes lyrical Hip Hop to a new level with their debut album “Occupying Space”


Qn9nety’s debut album “Occupying Space” which is due for release on November 6th is a poignant reminder of just how powerful Hip Hop can be.

The Derry, Ireland-based artist took inspiration from lyrically-minded rap artists, mixed it with his own passion and ability to contort the words into new meaning and released a ground-breaking album which will make it harder for you to claim that 2020 has sucked for music.

The perfect introduction to their sonic sound is irrefutably the concluding track “Everyday” which mixes 80s Synthwave with convectively striking Rap bars. It’s hard to ascertain which aspect of Everyday is blowing your mind. Is it the playfully atmospheric aural alchemy conjured by the beats? Is it how Qn9nety’s distinctive beyond definition Rap bars collide against the immersive melodic rhythms? Is it the raw gritty compassion contained in the lyrics? Whatever it is, you’re going to want to hear it again and again.

You’ll be able to check out Occupying Space for yourselves from the date of release via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast