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Melodic Trap


IvesSaint has taken Trap to melodic new realms with their second single “Last Night at Saint’s”

The evolution of Trap in 2020 continues to blow my mind. After hearing IvesSaint’s second single “Last Night at Saint’s” the up and coming artist became a clear pioneer by pushing the genre into brand-new accordant and melodic realms.

Last Night at Saint’s kicks off with absorbingly angular guitar notes before the steady arrestive beats kick in under IvesSaint’s candid lyricism which perfectly captures that horrendous lovelorn feeling which can lead you into a downward spiral.

We’ve all been there. But what sets IvesSaint apart from the rest is to throw the entirety of his pain into the mix in the hope that others will hear it and find comfort. His lyrical bravery is only matched by his instrumental authenticity. We can’t wait to hear what comes next.

You can check out IvesSaint’s single Last Night at Saint’s for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Bozaay – When I’m Gone: Candidly Resonant Melodic Hip Hop

If there’s any Hip Hop artist worth putting on your radar in 2020, it’s Bozaay. With their latest soul-steeped downtempo hit When I’m Gone the candidly resonant lyrics effortlessly draw you into the intensely emotive track.

If you find truly honest feats of Hip Hop as refreshing as I do, you’ll be bowled over by the sincerity contained in When I’m Gone.

The melodies in the Lo-Fi Trap hit may have been kept light, but the weight of the emotion certainly hasn’t. The short and bitter-sweet hit runs through Bozaay’s introspective when it comes to post-humorous status giving you a stark reminder of your own mortality. But despite the melancholy which has been thrown into the mix, the vibrancy of the notes offer nuances of optimism and resilience.

You can check out Bozaay’s single When I’m Gone which was released on March 24th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Jackboyvick has dropped his latest track Make A Scene (BUMMEE TAPE untold story)

International Rap and Hip-Hop artist Jackboyvick has dropped his latest single ‘Make A Scene’, this is what Rap is all about.

What really stands out in this track, is the revised vocals they’re what makes this song so fun to listen too, using the technique of sampling beats, repeating the lyrics  in a more techno sound after each verse is rapped to give it that Hip-Hop feel, each word is strong and the pitch stays at this mellow pace.

The instrumentation and the use of sound really stands out within this piece, you can hear throughout the use of different synthesiser beats to create the overall rhythmic sound.

You can check out Jackboyvicks latest track by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall


JDA – Sublime ft. Hayche Griim: Soulfully Resonant Melodic Trap

Producer, singer and songwriter JDA teamed up with Rap artist Hayche Griim to create an emotively-driven Soul Trap masterpiece. ‘Sublime’ starts off as a melodically ambient Soul mix full of warm acoustic instrumentals mixed with a sprinkling of digital effect. The basslines matched the arresting qualities of JDA’s unflinching vocal capacity contributing to the dreamy tonality of the track before Hayche’s bars are introduced.

It really is no surprise that JDA was invited to record at BBC Introducing the South with her ability to captivate fans in her melancholy-tinged, yet upliftingly resonant style with the faint elements of Jazz weaving around the kicks of contemporary Trap.

You can check out the official video to JDA’s latest track Sublime for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Keep up to date with his future hits by following JDA via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast