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Alt Pop Artist Michael Relics Got Experimental with Their Compassion in “Savior”

If you’re in need of a little aural salvation, hit play on the latest Alt Pop track “Savior” from up and coming artist Michael Relics.

With a futuristic, urban and genre-crumbling feel, Savior holds your intrigue right the way through the duration. From deep reverberantly fuzzy sonic notes to light textures which add an air of optimism to the track, it’s all expertly crafted and refined to allow you to feel every ounce of compassion which bled into Savior

The short and sweet production may be fairly lo-fi, but Michael Relics’ ability to construct an evocatively bruising track still shines through. We’re officially stoked to hear what they come up with next.

You can check out Savior for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Medy Lema serves up pure serotonin in their latest high-vibe Hip Hop drop “Say to Me”

https://open.spotify.com/album/52obbYdJdr5Up9wueDDBku

Belgian-born, UK-based Hip Hop artist Medy Lema’s latest single “Say to Me” will have you sharing in the same exuberant energy it was produced with before the first verse has run through.

It’s sexy, it’s vibrant, it’s playful, more importantly, it does exactly what good high-vibe Hip Hop is supposed to, it pulls you away from reality and smothers you in good-vibes. Whatever mood you’re in when you hit play on Say to Me, I can guarantee it will be made better by the unparalleled level of ingenuity and soul. The multicultural rhythmically fire drop incorporates Afro beats around elements of Funk, Disco, House and Hip Hop to serve up pure urban aural alchemy.

You can check out Medy Lema’s fresh new drop for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alt Hip Hop artist Skvwalker teases what’s to come on his upcoming LP with the standout single “Time Again”

If it’s been a while since a feat of Hip Hop made your jaw drop, hit play on up and coming Hip Hop artist Skvwalker’s single Time Again featuring Isnotcynical produced by Olivier Bassil & Brian Shiel.

Skvwalker promised to deliver ‘not your average Hip Hop beat’ with Time Again, he definitely didn’t disappoint. EDM, Pop and Hip Hop all converge in the high-vibe euphorically-produced mix which packs in some insanely unpredictable progressions.

Each element of Time Again is flawless, but it’s the rapid changes in the rap bars will leave your heart in your throat. It wasn’t just the beats which transfixingly built up, but the vocals too. If the bars ran any faster they would have been supersonic.

Naturally, we’re all too excited to hear the rest of Skvwalker’s LP Broke Music which is due to drop on August 1st.

You can check out Time Again for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Mandela – ISO: A High-Vibe Hip Hop Playlist Staple

If you’re looking for Hip Hop that soothes the soul, look no further than breaking artist Mandela’s latest single ISO which offers high-vibe sunny grooves and lyrics which will undoubtedly make you feel better about the absurdity about we’re living in.

By playfully alluding to the face mask debate in the lyrics while keeping the tones upbeat, ISO progresses as a transfixing euphoric track which is sure to sweeten any mood.  With the nuances of Jazz, Pop, EDM and RnB which are into the mix, there’s no guessing what kind of aural curveball the track will throw at you next. Yet, each progression was uplifting and inventive as the last. It’s almost impossible to capture Mandela’s energy and inspiring vibes in words. You’re going to have to hit play to appreciate it for yourselves.

You can check out Mandela’s track ISO by heading over to Spotify now.

With an EP and an album in the work, there’s no better time to get Mandela on your radar. So give them a follow and never miss out on their upcoming releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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YT HellaKingin has dropped their grooving RnB Hip Hop hit Friday Night featuring Heartbreaka and Dale Keano

Pop, RnB and Hip Hop all euphorically converge in the high-vibe grooving hit Friday Night which is the latest release from breaking US Hip Hop artist YT HellaKingin.

To add even more dynamism and fire to the mix, YT HellaKingin hooked up with two urban legends in their own right, Heartbreaka and Dale Keano. Soul spills in equal measure from the romantically sweet lyrics, the warm beats and vocals as they switch between arrestive Rap versing and smooth crooning. And thanks to the flawless production, tracks don’t come much more radio-ready than Friday Night.

In short, if you’re looking for an entrancingly tropic aural pick me up, look no further.

You can check out the official video to YT HellaKingin’s single Friday Night which premiered on May 29th via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Olivia Rees – Darker Night: Viscerally Compelling Alt Trap Pop

Pop singer-songwriter Olivia Rees has recently released her phenomenal Alt Pop hit Darker Night. Expect to be hit with full-frontal emotion, viscerally compelling lyrics and hypnotically atmospheric electronic instrumentals.

It’s strikingly meta lines such as “I lost myself when I looked for you” which puts Olivia Rees’ striking style leagues apart from any other up and coming Pop artist in 2020. With a nuanced infusion of Hip Hop in the rhythmically arrestive beats and plenty of bite behind her vocals, Darker Night is as distinctive as it is captivating.

It’s tangibly clear that Olivia Rees never set out to assimilate with this passion-soaked hit. It oozes with authentic creative ingenuity.

You can check out Darker Night for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

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Topnotch is set to drop their adrenalizing feat of Pop Hip Hop “Who We Are”

We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of breaking Hip Hop artist Topnotch’s electrifying upcoming release “Who We Are”. As far as we’re concerned, he’s set the bar for Summer 2020 Hip Hop releases with the phenomenal drop.

So, if you’ve ingested enough lacklustre Rap to last a lifetime, prepare for the adrenalizing grooves in this high-vibe mix. The lyrics may address grounding issues, but the 90s Hip Hop Pop beats take Who We Are beyond the realms of Party Hip Hop and allowed Topnotch to cook up an unforgettable anthemic earworm. If any new release deserves to go viral this year, it’s Who We Are.

Who We Are is due to drop in August, you’ll be able to catch it on all streaming platforms including SoundCloud, in the meantime, you can check out Topnotch’s equally as energetic hits.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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NOMAD. has dropped their high-vibe EDM Hip Hop track “Den of Thieves” Featuring Pop Vocalist MEMORiE

NOMAD.’s latest Feat of Pop-laced EDM Hip Hop Den of Thieves featuring MEMORiE feels iconic from the first listen. In terms of collaborative chemistry, it’s a euphoric phosphorus fire.

The effortlessly evocative track rivals the level of emotion found in the unforgettable collaboration with Eminem and Dido. Yet, Den of Thieves is ultimately all about the sticky-sweet good vibes – making it the perfect addition to your summer playlists.

With a shimmering crisp production thanks to the deft skills of producer @HYPRSPVCE and the compelling lyrical narrative perfectly executed by NOMAD. through their Rap bars and MEMORiE’s Future Pop-style harmonics, Den of Thieves is a track which you’ll want to play on repeat.

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

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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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

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SwifStyle lets you revisit the good times with their standout Funk-driven Hip Hop track “Throwback”  

https://open.spotify.com/track/0u76ZxVRqnhVKahw76qlLD

The standout single Throwback from breaking Alt Hip Hop artist SwifStyle’s latest album “The Renaissance Movement, Phase 1” serves up an infectiously adrenalizing dose of Funk and Soul. It almost makes Daft Punk’s tracks sound flat.

Throwback may aid nostalgia by catapulting you back to the time when Disco and Funk were King. But the vibrantly eclectic approach to production ensured that Throwback is as fresh as Alt Hip Hop comes.

Expect killer acoustic basslines, sensually charismatic vibing vocals, and electrically-charged melodies which will stick to your synapses long after the track has faded to a close. It’s not every day we come across a track with such visceral soul and connectable expressive passion. Don’t hang around getting SwifStyle on your radar. They won’t be up and coming for long.

You can check out Throwback along with the rest of SwifStyle’s album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast