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New Wave Trap


Up and Coming Ambient Trap Artist Trooley Has Just Dropped Their Smoothest Mix to Date

If you like your Trap on the softer side, you’ll strike gold with the mellow transcendent vibes which up and coming Hip Hop artist Trooley offers through his mixes.

After making their debut in 2019 with the single “Fake Smile”, he’s proven himself to be a prolific production machine on a mission to soak the airwaves with smooth fluid mixes. Each of their tracks comes with a perceptible ability to ease you into a zen-like state, yet the best introduction to his style is the recently released mix “Slimey” produced by Black Mayo.

The textures in the instrumentals may be light, airy, and ambient, but with an immersive infusion of bass and their softly energetic Rap bars, his tracks find the perfect balance between catharsis and conviction.

You can check out Trooley’s tracks for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


K!T – Leaving My Image: Reflectively Smooth Trap

You’ll often find Trap tracks which are full of self-aggrandized pretence which offers very little resonance for Trap fans to ingest. Which is why up and coming Rap artist K!T’s latest candid humility-soaked track “Leaving My Image” is more than worth two minutes of your time.

The duration may be short, but with the immersive, intricate, and spacey beats, you’ll find it all too easy to lock into the smooth flow of Leaving My Image which unravels under a polished production. It may be on the more ambient side of EDM Hip Hop, yet, with the lyrical weight which the mix contains, it’s still undoubtedly a hard-hitter.

You can check out Leaving My Image which was produced by Eddie for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Saint M – Omeros: Welcome to the New Wave of Trap

Harlow-based New Wave Trap artist Saint M dropped their highly anticipated album “Omeros” in January 2020. If you like to stay ahead of the curve with Trap trends, you definitely won’t want to miss out on this release.

It’s animated, it’s progressive, and you can hear it practically drip ingenuity as the multi-layered energetic mixes weave through their unpredictable yet seamless evolutions.

Even though there’s plenty of diversity in tone and emotion within the fourteen tracks. One thing which remains as a constant is Saint M’s tendency to throw themselves fully into the tracks to offer a completely dynamic and distinctive sound.

Expect crystal clear production, a smorgasbord of urban playful inventiveness, and plenty of affirmations that Saint M is a Trap artist who deserves to be on your radar within the Omeros album.

You can check out Saint M’s latest album for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Tomiah – What I Said: Lyrically Fierce Hip Hop

Up and coming New Orleans Hip Hop artist Tomiah’s latest drop “What I Said” is about as fresh as contemporary Hip Hop gets. The inventively orchestrated multi-layered beats offer plenty of atmosphere amongst the lashings of bass and a plethora of other experimental effects.

With Rap verses which offer just as much grind as the Trap beats, What I Said is immersive right from the first verse. From there on out, you’ll be locked into a lyrical-narrative which is soaked in Tomiah’s devilishly authoritative wit.

What I Said stands as a testament to the artist’s tendency to run with their own creative expressive style rather than assimilating the work of other urban artists before him. He’s definitely one to watch.

You can check out Tomiah’s latest track What I Said for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Breaking Alt Hip Hop Artist FINLINCE! Has Dropped Their Latest Darkly Wavy EP “Threeway”

After making their debut in 2018, FINLINCE! has become one of the most exciting artists in Hip Hop thanks to their tendency to go with his own flow rather than assimilate urban artists before them.

Their most recent EP “Threeway” dropped in January 2020 and each of the five tracks is as dynamically visceral as the last. By mixing elements of OS Hip Hop with New Wave Trap, Synth Wave, Alt Rock and EDM, FINLINCE! was able to offer some of the most indulgently abrasive Hip Hop we’ve heard in quite some time.

The tracks may be short and snappy, but this only amplifies the raw, convictive unpolished emotion which they contain. If he’s not already on your radar, get them firmly placed right now.

You can check out FINLINCE!’s latest EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Hip Hop artist Taran has dropped their most resonant track yet with “Income”

‘Resonant’ and ‘sweet’ may not be terms which you’d commonly associate with Trap music. But up and coming artist Taran aurally ticked both of those boxes with their latest single “Income”.

If you’re as sick of hearing about how minted some Hip Hop artists are and you want to hear lyrics which reflect reality, look no further. Let’s not pretend that the overwhelming majority of us have never been broke. It’s a truth which Taran forces the listener to consider as they listen to the experimental EDM Hip Hop beats carve out trippy fluid melodies. With slight hints of Dubstep in the wavy Trap mix which also serves plenty of groove, it’s clear to see that Taran didn’t set out to assimilate with Income.

You can check out Taran’s latest single Income for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


The Surrge – Paranoid: A Debut of Resonantly Fresh Trap

Up and coming Hip Hop artist The Surrge kicked off 2020 by releasing their hook-filled debut Trap mix “Paranoid”. And debuts don’t come much more promising than this.

Just try staying still while listening to the synergy between the light and melodic beats and The Surrge’s clean magnetic vocals.

Paranoia is an emotion which we all undoubtedly feel. Yet, it’s incredibly stigmatised. With Paranoid, The Surrge strips away the stigma and offers an olive branch of resonance. Perceptibly, nothing stood in the way of their expression with this fiery groove-deep polished mix. The Surrge went full-frontal with their emotion in both the lyrics and the energetic authentic versing of them.

If you put any Trap artists on your radar this year, make it The Surrge.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast


SHA-BENGEZ – Shawty: Sticky-Sweet Wavy Trap

If you like your Trap on the wavier side, you may just find a playlist essential in up and coming Hip Hop artist SHA-BENGEZ’s recently released single “Shawty”.

With their accessible approach to Trap, there’s no room to wonder why SHA-BENGEZ isn’t short on acclaim. They may be relatively fresh from their inception. But that freshness resonates within their smooth concordant style.

With shimmering lashings of reverb over the solid Trap beats, there’s a lucidly strong platform for SHA-BENGEZ to lay down their slick verses. Shawty may not offer anything new with the lyrics, but sentimentally sweet Hip Hop tracks will always be timeless.

You can check out Shawty along with SHA-BENGEZ’s other releases via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Lil EE – Where I Come From ft Mone: Energetically Fluid Hip Hop

Up and coming Hip Hop artist Lil EE has recently released their debut Trap album “Till the Very End” and set the airwaves on fire with their effortless grind in the process of doing so.

Each of the singles allowed Lil EE to stamp down a fresh authoritative style. But none more so than the standout hit “Where I Come From” which features Rap bars from Mone. Between them, Lil EE and Mone created an evocative energetic mix which allows you to grasp the emotion which the track was created from. Hip Hop doesn’t often offer visceral emotion, but clearly, Lil EE isn’t your average artist.

It may be a contemporary hit, but New Wave Trap fans and fans of Old School Hip Hop alike are sure to appreciate the fluidity and the ferocity of Where I Come From.

You can check out Where I Come from via Apple Music or Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


L4rge – Thank God: Gratitude-Driven Trap

There may not be all too many Trap tracks inspired by gratitude. Thankfully, up and coming artist L4rge’s latest single “Thank God” is a refreshing change.

The bars still offer a pensive sting, and there’s still a downtempo cathartic flow to lock into, but the inspiration and sentiment behind the single transforms the experience of listening to the track. There’s no apathy or grandiosity to drink in, just wavy uplifting mantras which won’t fail to resonate.

Thank God is a track which offers a potent serving of humility. But more importantly, it’s a gently inspiring reminder that no matter how rough the world gets, we’ll always have something to be thankful for. That’s definitely something we all need to hear more of in 2020. And now, I can’t think of one artist better equipped to bring it than L4rge.

You can check out Thank God for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast