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JAY DVRDEN’s latest release No Justice is a chilling Shoegaze-infused Trap attack on racial injustice

Alt Hip Hop artist JAY DVRDEN’s tracks always have an overwhelmingly profound effect. Naturally, their latest release “No Justice” featuring Rap artist Lil Rose TFB which chillingly alludes to the injustice revolving around the unforgivable number of black lives lost hit insanely hard.

JAY DVRDEN kept with their usual sludgy Grunge Trap style with No Justice. The angular cutting notes weave through the rattle of the 808s and vocals bleed into the mix just enough to find perfect synergy with the morose melodies.

The Trap artist’s ability to make nuances of Shoegaze carry the same mesmerising hypnotic draw as they do in Slowdive’s tracks makes JAY DVRDEN one of the most pioneering artist’s I’ve heard this year.

Aural fascination aside, No Justice is exactly the kind of track which we need more of right now. It grounds you in empathy and compassion for the victims of police brutality and charges you with the motivation to take a stand.

You can check out the official music video to No Justice which premiered on June 21st via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

IvesSaint has taken Trap to melodic new realms with their second single “Last Night at Saint’s”

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.

Review by Amelia Vandergast