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.
Tarono & Macho sweetened up the airwaves with their recently released summer Trap single “Trap in a Maze” made in collaboration with Doubleapproved.
If you’re looking for urban good vibes, you won’t find many tracks with the ability to take you as high as Trap in a Maze does. The effortlessly melodic Trap beats flow through rhythms influenced by world music to create the perfect platform for the artist’s smooth Reggae RnB-style vocals.
Trap in a Maze drips both earworm and commercial potential. It’s easy to anticipate big things to come from Tarono x Macho in the future. Get them on your radar. You won’t regret it.
You can check out Tarono & Macho’s single Trap in a Maze which dropped on June 13th by heading over to Apple Music or Spotify.
American Emo Trap pioneer the Hazel Effect dropped their indulgently dark and stormy latest release White Gold Trim on June 14th. We’re already obsessed with it.
The infectiously visceral earworm kicks off with a teasing start before sliding into an anthemically fierce infusion of Emo and Trap. If there’s any track with the capacity to unite Pop Punk kids and New Wave Trap fans, it’s White Gold Trim.
As much as I enjoyed White Gold Trim hitting my ears at home through my headphones, it instantly made me wish that the angsty banger had first introduced itself on a sticky dancefloor with like-minded nihilists.
You can find the resonance in White Gold Trim for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
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Zaiahthegod’s latest track “back then” has already amassed plenty of hype since it’s release in March. If you like your Tap lit, prepare for the scorching feat of pure urban flair which Zaiahthegod deftly crafted to make sure that anyone who has the pleasure of discovering it will feel as adrenalized as the beats.
With the rapid-fire Rap bars, the lyrical diction may not be overly clear on the first listen, yet, that just compels you to give back then repeat attention to soak up the lyrical wit which Zaiahthegod venomously spat into the mix.
You can check out Zaiahthegod’s latest single back then for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.
Breaking Hip Hop artist Fourstars has recently dropped their latest feat of curve-creating Trap “Barcelona (Dreamer). In the process of doing so, they broke the Trap mould and deservedly garnered plenty of hype around the release.
Not only did they create a sweet vibing accessible mix with the help of producer OFEY, but there’s also plenty of lyrical playfulness making it all too easy to warm to Fourstars. After lyrically reeling off a list of reasons to envy them, they roguishly point out that you’re wrapped up in a narrative of a fantasy. In a world of Trap artists either trying to make you envy them or respect them, it’s incredibly refreshing to hear an artist play on that stereotype.
With their sweet instrumental hooks alongside inventive lyrical waxing, there’s plenty of commercial potential behind their sound. You won’t regret pressing play.
You can check out Fourstars’ latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.
Trap doesn’t come much darker than up and coming Alternative artist JAY DVRDEN’s seminal single “Sad Witch”. If you could imagine what it would sound like if Trent Reznor started to dabble with Trap, you’ll get a good idea of what to expect when you hit play on the deeply melancholic track.
The pensively magnetic vocals find their perfect place in the inventively orchestrated soundscape which pairs reverb-drenched synths with striking orchestral layers. With their Grunge-laden unique approach to Sad Witch, JAY DVRDEN found the perfect balance between emotivity and ingenuity.
But Sad Witch is so much more than a playlist-worthy mix. It provides a snapshot of the ennui which is defining a new generation of artists of all inclinations. It may not be as acclaimed as Linkin Park and Jay-Z’s infamous collaboration, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve to be.
You can check out the official video to JAY DVRDEN’s standout track Sad Witch for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.
Breaking Hip Hop artist Dapp3r G dropped their firestorm of a debut “Flesh Flow” on April 10th. If you’re keen to keep track of the hottest urban talent, you’ll want Dapp3r G on your radar and your playlists right about now.
The rhythmically tight Rap bars find the perfect meter alongside the energetic yet undemanding beats which make Flesh Flow all too easy to sink into and find the groove. Flesh Flow may be sitting right on the contemporary Trap curve, but even fans of Old School Hip Hop will find plenty to love about the track. Their lyrical flex and ability to cook up atmospheric beats isn’t something we get to hear every day.
Fans of experimentally atmospheric New Wave Trap will definitely want to delve into the smooth bass-dripping mix “Elbow Grease” from up and coming Portland-based artist and producer Glock N9v.
Elbow Grease unfolds at an easy tempo which makes it all too easy to hook yourself into the instrumental and vocal melodic grooves which progress in tight synergy with one another. By the time the second verse hits, you’ll start to appreciate the hypnotic appeal of the stylistic mix.
Finding playlist-worthy Alt Trap which comes with an entrancingly ambient vibe while still packing an inventive punch doesn’t happen every day. Get Glock N9v on your radar, you won’t regret it.
You can check out Glock N9v’s track Elbow Grease for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Truly evocative Trap Pop may be a rarity, but if you can listen to Tee Melly’s single “Need Somebody” without feeling the pensive sting delivered by the lyrics, I’ve got some bad news for your soul.
Need Somebody is just one of the tracks which you will find on the up and coming artist’s latest 6-track EP “Dying to Live”. While each lyrically-driven track makes candid emotion the essence of the soundscape, Need Somebody hits bruisingly hard – especially now we’re all on lockdown and all undoubtedly feeling alienated in our own way.
The smooth, flawlessly produced beats create the perfect atmosphere in Need Somebody while sitting in perfect synergy with Tee Melly’s deftly metered passion-soaked lyrics. I can guarantee you won’t listen to a more lyrically transfixing track today. Get Tee Melly on your radars.
You can check out Tee Melly’s track Need Somebody for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
Breaking Hip Hop artist Solo dropped their latest fiery Trap mix King of My City on April 16th. By fusing an Old School convictive lyrical style with New Wave Trap beats and lashings of vocal reverb, the past and the future of Hip Hop converge in a track which could unite Hip Hop fans of all persuasions.
The mid-tempo track is energetic enough to keep you hooked into the deftly orchestrated grooves, but smooth and steady pacing ensures that Solo’s lyrics effortlessly resonate as they run through their Rap bars.
If you like to keep your finger on the pulse of fresh new Rap artists, you’ll undoubtedly want solo on your radar.
You can check out King of My City for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.