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Lo Fi Hip Hop


Breaking Hip Hop artist Q Capone has dropped their freestyle rap hit “Gang X3”

If you love the raw and organic flow of freestyle Hip Hop, you’ll want to make room on your playlists for Q Capone’s debut single Gang X3.

Since the release of Gang X3, Q Capone has dropped two subsequent hits, yet their 2020 release Gang X3 is the best introduction to the artist’s playful and energetic approach to production.

Gang X3 may be a fairly lo-fi mix, but the high-vibe melodies will lift you up all the same while Q Capone lays down adrenalizing his bars in absolute synergy with the light warm Trap beats.

There’s little room to wonder why there’s so much hype around Q Capone and their exuberant sound. They’re definitely one to watch.

You can check out Gang X3 for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Sheepishwolf – New Life: Soulfully Immersive Lo-Fi Indie Hip Hop

If you could imagine what it would sound like if Matt Berninger started producing Lo-Fi Indie Hip Hop, you’ll get a good idea of the immersive mellifluous magnetism found in up and coming artist Sheepishwolf’s single “New Life”.

New Life is just one of the singles on the London-based artist’s 2020 EP To Die For. While each track is as transfixing as the last, New Life serves as the perfect introduction to Sheepishwolf’s talent when it comes to infusing the best elements of Indie and Hip Hop. You’ll get the driving electronic basslines paired with the raw and intimate nature of the tenderly evocative vocals. What more could you possibly ask for?

Expect plenty more intoxicatingly cathartic singles from Sheepishwolf in 2020. You’ll want to put them on your radar right about now.

You can check out Sheepishwolf’s single New Life for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


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


Ford Sharpless – Blue? : Ambient Urban Lo-Fi Instrumental Hip Hop

Ford Sharpless dropped their highly-anticipated Instrumental Lo-Fi Hip Hop album “The Cool Era” in November 2019. And it’s exactly what it says on the tin.

The lucid Jazz-soaked beats may be mellow, yet Ford Sharpless’ production skills ensure that each progression spills plenty of winding cathartic mesmerism. Listening to all 13 tracks is highly recommended, but the perfect introduction to their ambient urban nuanced style is the standout track “Blue?”.

The US-based artist first made their inception back in 2003, in the 16 years since they’ve mastered the ability to offer polished aural bliss in their soundscapes. Furthermore, they do it with plenty of distinction.

You can check out Blue? For yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.


Savior – Without You: A Debut of RnB-Soaked Hip Hop

Hip Hop artist Savior made their debut on November 29th with their smooth downtempo RnB-infused track Without You.

The Trap beats feed into an atmospheric mix complete with lush shimmering reverb which creates lucid aural pools to delve into without making Without You all too wavy. The track contains plenty of lyrical depth, although in the verses it felt as though the vocals were slightly lacking in conviction. Injecting more soul and vibe into their Rap bars would make Savior unstoppable. But that’s not to say that Without You wasn’t a debut track which proves that Savior has plenty to offer the airwaves.

You can check out Savior’s debut track for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast