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RXCH – Song Cry featuring BIG HILLI, FAM and BIG HOOD THA KING YH

For his latest track “Song Cry (Murder on My Mind)”, up and coming Alt Hip Hop artist RXCH teamed up with BIG HILLI, FAM and BIG HOOD THA KING YH to create a track which is as commanding as it is emotive.

Through a mix of contemporary RnB, New Wave Trap, and Hip Hop, RXCH was able to offer fiery energy alongside soul-deep sentiment. It’s definitely not every day we can say that.

While the vocal reverb felt slightly excessive in parts, Song Cry was still a solid track. It just felt slightly criminal to gloss over the emotion which was projected into the mix.

It’s easy to anticipate big things to come from RXCH, their sound isn’t just ahead of the curve, it’s created a brand-new trajectory in the evolution of RnB Hip Hop. I’d put them on your radar sooner rather than later.

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

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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Trap artist JOON has just dropped their 5th Trap Pop Earworm with “Ink Dries”

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After up and coming Hip Hop artist JOON’s latest drop “Ink Dries” featuring Aadie Rip, we’re even more excited about the artist’s potential. By infusing subtle charismatic Pop elements into Ink Dries, it became an accessible immersive track right from the first hit.

That certain inexpressible factor which transforms a track into a hit is well and truly present in Ink Dries. Whether it was their playful experimentalism with the beats and atmosphere, their evocative and energetic vocal delivery, or the tight, solid construction of the mix, we can’t be sure. But what we can be sure of, is that JOON deserves a place on your radar.  Ink may dry, but infectious upbeat bang-on-trend vibes drip from JOON’s latest release.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Bristol Based Trap Pop Artist TX Has Dropped Their Latest EP “Change”

“Change” is just one of the melodically magnetic singles featured on Bristol-based Trap Pop artist TX’s latest four-track EP of the same name. With the EP they’ve demonstrated that they have the lyrical wit and the infectious instrumental hooks to take the scene by storm.

Not only does TX set themselves apart through their intricate multi-layered seamless beats, but their intellectual lyrical style constantly finds new ways of keeping you in awe of their introspection.

With the lyrical depth of Scroobius Pip and the sticky-sweet reminiscences of Post Malone’s sound, TX is perceptibly an artist putting on your radar. Their polished and synergistic sound is one thing; their ability to create tracks which hit as emotively hard as they do is quite another.

You can check out TX’s latest single Change for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Vana Blu brings politics into Pop with their essential hit “T-Erase-Her (Him)”

Given the lack of politically-inspired music on the airwaves from Pop artists right now, you’d be forgiven for being under the impression that everything is peachy in parliament. Thankfully, up and coming Pop artist Vana Blu has made up for the shortfall and provided us with the ultimate sticky-sweet liberal aural treat “T-Erase-Her (Him)”. Not only is it a flawless feat of Trap-infused synth Pop, but it’s also one of the cleverest attacks on the frustratingly absurd state of the Tory party I’ve heard yet.

Artist’s such as Vana Blu are essential right now. Everyone with the ability to make art from the crushing weight of capitalist despair should be following their lead. T-Erase-Her (Him) proves that it doesn’t matter how political you get with your lyrics when they’re paired with the right melody, tracks can still pull together to offer a danceable feel-good vibe.

You can check out the inventively comedic official music video to Vana Blu’s single by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Evenal Has Dropped Their Latest Moody Pop Trap Single “Fatality”

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Billie Eilish may be the poster girl of moody Pop right now. But up and coming Alt Pop artist Evenal is making some pretty dark waves of their own which are going to plash onto your radar sooner rather than later. It’s only a matter of time.

Their recently released Pop Trap single “Fatality” ft Wilfresh is as sultry is as it is ominous. And it’s not every day you can say that about a breaking artist’s work. But everything about Fatality comes together to offer an atmospheric allure which you’re more accustomed to hearing from more established artists.

The concordance of the beat is only matched by Evenal’s flawlessly magnetic vocals which run through the verses in a poised, deadpan style against the downtempo Trap beats. Fatality is as fresh as Pop gets,

You can check out Evenal’s single Fatality for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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SoMuchSoul – Comfortable: Transcendentally Fiery Trap Pop

You’d think that an artist named SoMuchSoul would end up setting unrealistic expectations for just how much soul is found in his soundscapes. But with his latest single “Comfortable” it became clear that the name was well earned.

Comfortable combines Pop with elements of R&B and Trap to create a smooth yet fiery mix which pulls you in from the teasing prelude and leads you into a downtempo rabbit hole. With comfortable, you get the rough with the smooth, as the beat is for the most part is a transcendentally layered dreamscape of the sweet, trickling and chiming synth with the steady kick of the dampened 808s providing the structure. While SoMuchSoul’s vocals are deep and reverberantly hypnotic as they lay down the sweetly reticently lyrics.

Laxcity is clearly the go to producer for creating cathartically raw Pop with the perfect pinch of Urban infusion.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Justyce’s Ambiently Smooth Debut Trap Pop Drop “Distance”

Trap may not be the first genre which comes to mind when you’re looking for additions to your chilled-out playlists. Yet, up and coming Rochester, US-based Trap Pop artist Justyce’s debut single “Distance” brings a whole new level of ambience to the scene. The melodic pacing of the track received pitch perfect production to ensure that the cathartic vibe of the drum pads and synth carries through to your speakers. While in parts the lyricism behind Distance came across as slightly simplistic with the end rhyme placements sounding a little forced, there’s still a great flow behind the mix which allows Justyce to prove his potential as an up and coming Trap Pop artist.

You can check out Justyce’s latest drop Distance by heading over to SoundCloud now

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Frannie B – Cruel: Melancholically Alchemic Trap Pop

Frannie B released her latest pensively styled Trap Pop single Cruel on August 5th, 2018. The resonance won’t fail to hit you as you listen to the melodically-paced single unfold. Whilst it is one thing to create hard-hitting lyrics, it is quite another to write lyrics which will personally tear through you. How Frannie B managed to create such a hauntingly melancholic, yet viscerally bewitching beat will forever remain a mystery.

The beat behind the lyrically driven track is even more captivating, the Trap melodies progress without a hint of predictability under the sweet resonance of the lush synths which remain stripped back and minimalistic to provide Frannie B her introspective lyrics. Whilst many young Pop artists seem compelled to portray fragility with their vocal style, don’t expect to hear anything but vocal strength in Cruel. Alongside her stunning vocal talent, Frannie B is also a deftly able instrumentalist, the ability to create a phantasmically tentative piano melody. She just gets better doesn’t she?

You can check out the official video to Cruel by heading over to YouTube now

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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ALIX – In the Middle: Prodigally Soulful Trap Pop

Whilst Trap-Pop cross overs are nothing conceptual, singer songwriter ALIX has created one of the most prodigally soulful tracks I’ve heard this summer. The emerging artist released her latest single In the Middle on July 8th; treating Pop fans to a melodically cathartic offering of pure, unadulterated passion. As you’d expect from a track named In the Middle the lyricism by large deals with the frustrations of reaching an impasse, which I’m sure is a feeling that most will find highly resonant.

With the up and coming artist’s pioneering approach to sound it’s hard to draw comparison to any contemporary singer songwriters who are putting out the same level of emotion atop of such reverberantly succinct beats. The trap and trickle of the 808 beats provide the perfect platform for ALIX to lay down her vocals, they also treat you to a plethora of lush hooks, intricate breakdowns and stylish synth which carries through each bridge and chorus until the track concludes.

You can check out the lyric video to In the Middle for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Keep up to date with ALIX’s latest singles by connecting with her via Facebook

Review by Amelia Vandergast