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Mellow Hip Hop

Kayshon relives the AM magic in his RnB Hip Hop single, Late Night.

Master of catchy hooks, Kayshon has released his latest captivatingly smooth mash of RnB, hip hop and pop, ‘Late Night’, which captures the intimate magic that only breeds in the small hours.

The 23-year-old Austin, TX born and raised artist always looks to his experience for inspiration. And with that, you get the instant affirmation that each of his singles comes from a place of sincerity. With Late Night, you get a potent shot of 90s nostalgia from the modern, intricate and mellow production. Yet, the biggest draw is undoubtedly the sweet magnetism in his pitch-perfect harmonies.

Fresh off the release of his debut EP, Love Cycles, there has never been a better time to make ample room for this up and coming luminary on your radar.

Late Night is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Young Corrupt’s latest feat of mellow hip hop ‘Lost Faces’ will leave you lusting for the simple life.

With their hard-hitting approach to hazy lyrical Hip Hop, it comes as no surprise that Young Corrupt has been able to amass plenty of hype with their honest, gritty and confrontational tracks since making their relatively recent debut.

If you’re yet to be acquainted with Young Corrupt’s lyrical wit, their mellow vibeout playlist staple ‘Lost Faces’ will prove to be the perfect introduction. The beats follow sensual grooves, while Young Corrupt adds plenty of energy to the  mix through their strident Rap bars which paint the plaintive struggles of 21st century romance and leave you yearning for the simple life.

You can check out Lost Faces (prod. Blev) for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

London’s ‘Up In The Air’ is the perfect antidote to Covid-Brexit winter blues

https://music.apple.com/us/album/up-in-the-air/1542491053?i=1542491054

‘Up In The Air’ by newcomer London is the perfect antidote to the current wind, rain, Brexit, and Covid-19 doleful torpor gripping the UK, a summery, upbeat, dance-y mix of R&B-inspired hip-hop and mellow, groove-filled soul. There’s a rich, deep and uplifting ascending bassline, a deliciously soulful female backing harmony part, and London’s soft, Smokey Robinson/Marvin Gaye style tuneful vocal, all lilting smoky East Coast DC vibes and summer sunshine.

‘Up in The Air’ is London’s third single, following up ‘Y.D.L.M. (You Don’t Love Me)’ and ‘5 Questions’, and it’s clear that there’s some growth going on here; all that bodes very, very well for London’s future.

Check out ‘Up In The Air’ on Apple Music and Spotify, and follow London on Instagram.

Review by Alex Holmes

BermudaCal serves a perfect slice of old school mellow hip hop with “Smoke In My Eyes”

Kicking off with smooth, mellow piano and jazzy saxophone before dropping in the hi-hat beats, BermudaCal’s “Smoke In My Eyes” is a perfect slice of old school mellow hip hop with lashings of smooth soul, jazzy stylings, and hints of old school R’n’B.

Melodic, complex, and perfectly driven without being brash, “Smoke In My Eyes” fuses BermudaCal’s jazz background, modern UK Garage, and rap with Cal’s saxophone prowess and lyrical grooves, blending Mac Miller with Post Malone and Frank Ocean to create a unique, old-style-yet-brand-new whole. Chilled, sexual, and beautiful, mellow yet never lacking in energy, “Smoke In My Eyes” could grace a hundred smooth-grooves compilations and sophisticated dinner party backgrounds this autumn.

Check out “Smoke In My Eyes” on Spotify.

Review by Alex Holmes

‘Can’t Fall’ from Atlanta’s 9dreamz is the mellow Hip Hop love song to enjoy

Can’t Fall‘ from 9dreamz is the mellow Hip Hop love song to enjoy with a glass of wine and your lover.

This young Atlanta, Georgia artist impresses here. He likes to make music for the lost souls and dreamers and this is exactly that. A lo-fi song to have an excuse to turn the lights down low, with passionate lyrics to match.

You are falling for her deep but you don’t want to fall in love. You have been hurt before and are scared of getting bitten again. These are worrying but exciting times and the beat showers us with low-lit candles and two humans seeing what is going to happen next. Will you fall hard and get hurt or will this work and make you both happy?

This is a mellow track to enjoy, ‘Can’t Fall‘ from 9dreamz will get you in the mood and make you think about things. With a  chilled beat and thoughtful lyrics, this is a dream of a song.

Click here for the Spotify page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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

https://soundcloud.com/swainesworld/canyon-interlude-prod-elkvio

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

BLINK™️ – NEED MORE: High-Vibe Slow-Tempo RnB Hip Hop

NEED MORE is just one of the mindfully inspiring tracks which you will find on breaking Hip Hop artist BLINK™️’s 2020 EP Peace of Mind.

We’re more than aware that people are apprehensive about giving new artists a chance, yet, with BLINK™️’s nuanced high-vibe Hip Hop style any urban-inclined music fans looking for chilled Hip Hop which isn’t lacking in emotion will want NEED MORE on their playlists.

The lyrical flex in NEED MORE is just as smooth as the beats which create the perfect platform for BLINK™️’s harmonically steady rap bars.
And with the polished finish on the production thanks to the deft skills of Euro, NEED MORE is a radio-ready earworm.

You can check out NEED MORE along with the rest of BLINK™️’s EP which dropped on February 27th via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast