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Mumble Rap


Melt into Quietboy’s soporifically sweet Dream Hop track ‘7’

Lo-fi, subtle, with a pretty ascending musical background of chimes and effected bass backing Quietboy’s vocal, this is hip hop in the style of Future, Lil Tecca, or maybe most-closely, Bladee – all tripping-together flow and autotune vocal effects over chilled, relaxed background. No Boom-Bap stylings or fast, drill-style breaks here, this is laid-back, cool, and mellow, almost trance-like in its chilled-ness.

From Quietboy’s fresh new album ‘Who?’ – thirteen tracks of soft, velvety mellifluous hip hop – this is fresh and airy rap from South Jersey, with a sweet, rounded backing track under Quietboy’s poetic multi-syllabic rhymes and melodic delivery. It’s cool, it’s chill, and yeah, it Quietboy softly lives up to his moniker with a stream of consciousness freestyle delivery and a properly mature sing-song cadence.

Check out ‘7’, and the rest of ‘Who?’, here.

Review by Alex Holmes


MK-Jsav – You Know: Soul-Deep Rhythmically-Fiery Alt Pop Hip Hop

MK-Jsav may have only made their debut a month ago, but they’re already proving to be an aural force to be reckoned with. Their standout single “You Know” is undoubtedly the best introduction to their soul-deep, rhythmically fiery approach to Alt Pop Hip Hop.

Mumble Rap may not be every Hip Hop fan’s cup of tea, but those with a preference for it will find plenty to love in You Know. The almost non-lexical vocals find perfect synergy with the melodically fluid Trap beats which create an atmospheric and emotive track which boasts plenty of urban earworm potential.

MK-Jsav is already giving us plenty to be excited about with their distinctive yet connectable mixes. Watch this space. Or better yet, you can check out You Know for yourselves via Spotify or SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


IamTheRealSir – Blue Eyes: Intoxicatingly Smooth Mellow Trap

Up and coming Trap artist IamTheRealSir dropped the video to their latest mix “Blue Eyes” on January 23rd. You may want to pay it some attention because Ambient Trap doesn’t often come as tension stripping as this.

Hard-hitting mellow Trap may be fairly rare, yet IamTheRealSir perfectly filled the gap on the airwaves with their intoxicatingly smooth track which will stay with you for long after it has faded out. They may be fresh from their inception, but their style and the ingenuity are equally as fresh. If anyone’s taking notes on how to use vocal reverb and keep the raw human emotion, you’ll want to hit play on Blue Eyes and grab a pen.

You can check out the official music video to IamTheRealSir’s latest single Blue Eyes via YouTube. The animation is just as immersive and artful as the track itself. The combination of the two is practically hypnotic.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


ScottySlump – Heavenly: Chillingly Atmospheric Trap

“Heavenly” is just one of the chilling Hip Hop singles which feature on up and coming Hip Hop artist ScottySlump’s recently released EP “Save Yourself”.

Whether it was the deep reverberant baritone deadpan Rap bars or the dark mechanical tonality of the beats, Heavenly almost felt the opposite of its name. But that’s not to say that Heavenly isn’t a mesmeric mix, it just comes with intensely phantasmal atmospherics which are slightly disconcerting.

It is safe to say that we won’t be forgetting ScottySlump’s raw distinctive edge for quite a while, and neither will you if you hit play on Heavenly.

You can check out Heavenly along with the rest of the EP for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.