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Wavier – Millions featuring evo-lvd: EDM Hip Hop which is all about the grind.

Breaking Hip Hop artist Wavier’s latest single “Millions” will appeal to EDM and Hip Hop fans alike. To create the high-fire drop they teamed up with evo-lvd who contributed to the dynamic eccentric energy poured into the Grime track which could only have ever come from London.

But you can expect much more than your usual gritty Grime tones in Millions. With the up-vibe grooves Wavier weaved into the fluid and polished mix, you’ll lock into an energetic hit when you hit play.

The smooth rhythmic grind transcends what the beats in Hip Hop usually offer, leaving us with no confusion as to why there’s so much hype around Wavier’s sound.

With the inventive electronic intricacies and effects, Millions possesses the level of gleaming ingenuity which you’d hope to hear from a new artist. He’s definitely one to watch.

You can check out Wavier’s track which dropped on February 15th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Up and Coming Hip Hop artist Trev has Dropped Their Latest Single “Found Me”

Romanticism may be rare in Trap, but there’s a sure enough serving of it in up and coming artist Trev’s latest single “Found Me”.

Their vibrantly animated mix of Pop, RnB, and Hip Hop allows them to offer a sentimental soulful vibe at the same time as keeping the beats incredibly fresh. By switching between introspectively deep RnB harmonics and relentless Rap bars, there’s as much diversity in the track as there is ingenuity.

Found Me is more than just your energetic Hip Hop track. The sharp hooks will grip you while simultaneously allowing you to share the sticky-sweet fire it was created from.

You can check out Found Me for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud or YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alt Hip Hop artist TheTaqee Has Made Their Debut with “808 Heartbreak”

Experimental Hip Hop artist TheTaqee made their 2020 debut with the single “808 Heartbreak”, and it’s safe to say we’re already hooked on their ominously mellow pioneering style.

Hip Hop production being accessible to more artists has made it harder to find distinctive debuts. But it’s easy to feel like we’ve struck gold with 808 Heartbreak which is so dark and experimental that it wouldn’t be out of place in a David Lynch film.

While not one of the seamless progressions in 808 is predictable, you won’t need all too much convincing when it comes to surrendering your consciousness to this beguiling feat of urban ingenuity.

You can check out TheTaqee’s single 808 Heartbreak for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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VonnDrey Has Made Their Hip Hop Debut with the Single “Distance”

Up and coming Caribbean Alt Hip Hop artist VonnDrey has made their debut with the sun-soaked exotic Trap mix “Distance”.

With the beats using Reggaeton influences, VonnDrey was able to construct a vibrant mix. And with their vocals, they projected plenty of energetic soul into Distance. There may have been a touch too much reverb on the vocals, but Distance still remains a solid mix which would be right at home on your high-tempo Hip Hop playlists.

VonnDrey is definitely an artist to watch in 2020, get them on your radars.

VonnDrey’s debut single Distance is now available to stream on all major streaming platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Adan Del Rio – Can’t Believe U featuring Netta: Sentiment-Soaked RnB Trap

For their latest single “Can’t Believe U” Alt Trap artist Adan Del Rio teamed up with RnB vocalist Netta to create an evocatively deep mix which is full of collaborative chemistry.

Despite the fast pace of Adan Del Rio’s bars, it was all too easy to drink in the passion-soaked poetic lyrics thanks to his clean, clear and convictive diction.

What a needle is to a haystack is usually what melodicism is to Trap music. But in Can’t Believe U, the light and cathartic guitar notes find the perfect balance in the mix against the 808s. It’s everything you could possibly ask for from a contemporary Rap track.

You can check out Adan Del Rio’s latest track Can’t Believe U by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Mistajay – Savage: Warm, Jazzy Old School Hip Hop

“Savage” is the exceptionally misleadingly-titled latest single from up and coming Hip Hop artist Mistajay. With the jazzy, warm and almost ambient instrumentals, Savage is practically hypnotic as far as the beats are concerned.

Yet, when it comes to the bars, Mistajay projects even more heat into the mix with the fiery soulful verses. The verses may follow a smooth place, but there’s plenty of sticky-sweet energy projected into them all the same.

Usually, you’d have to turn to one of your favourite old school artists to get this much resonance out of a Hip Hop track. Yet, it’s impossible not to warm to Mistajay’s humble and gentle approach to the genre. Which we’re sure we’re going to hear plenty more of in 2020. Watch this space.

You can check out the official music video to Savage which dropped in September 2019 via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Old School Hip Hop and New Wave Trap Combine in CiViL’s Latest Single “Guarantee”

Up and coming Hip Hop artist CiViL’s latest single “Guarantee” finds the perfect balance between New Wave Trap and Old School Hip Hop.

In Guarantee, CiViL laid down their angst-fuelled Rap bars on the solid beats which borrowed elements from Old School Hip Hop such as the ominous atmospheric tones. With the beats and the bars running clean with minimal effect, Guarantee almost has a freestyle feel which makes it all too easy to get hooked into the narrative.

It may be a short (and not so sweet) track, but within the 2-minute duration, you’ll see why so many Rap fans are drawn to CiViL’s deadpan Rap delivery which flows next to completely synergetic beats. Needless to say, the production on Guarantee is incredible.

You can check out CiViL’s latest track Guarantee which dropped in February for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Hayden Brenen x L.D.N – Mi Cariño: Exotically Fresh Urban Alt Pop

For their latest release, London-based Pop artist Hayden Brenen teamed up with L.D.N to create their fieriest drop to date “Mi Cariño” which is sweet enough to simultaneously appeal to Pop, Latino, Rap, and Hip Hop fans alike.

With the smooth harmonic Latino Pop vocals mixed with L.D.N’s grimy yet charismatic Rap bars, there was an insane amount of sun-kissed chemistry in the mix – and that’s even before you consider the vibrantly rhythmic beats.

The exotically danceable single is a celebration of aural multiculturism. Neither genre or geography could constrain the euphoric energy in Mi Cariño. Perceptibly, it was a track born from pure creative expression.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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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

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Truth Boy – Bang out the Debby: Charismatically Convictive Hip Hop

Any fans of Xzibit, Dre, Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg are going to want to check out the debut track “Bang out the Debby” from up and coming Hip Hop artist Truth Boy.

The high-fire energy in the mix comes at you from the modern EDM beats, the charismatically convictive verses, and the wit-laced lyricism. In short, Truth Boy is a triple threat who won’t be classed as up and coming for long if he continues to bang out urban earworms as well as the debby.

Even though there’s a playful and high-vibe feel to Bang out the Debby, the track lost none of the authority. Instead, it just amplified how accessible the track was and stood as a testament to Truth Boy’s pioneeringly refreshing approach to the genre.

You can check out Truth Boy’s debut single Bang out the Debby for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast