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3FK feeds plenty of vocal harmony into his latest Trap mix “Chasing Dreams”

“Chasing Dreams” is the authentically arrestive Trap mix from up and coming Hip Hop artist 3FK. There is absolutely nothing archetypal about the track, with 3FK’s smooth and indulgent Pop-style of vocals it’s all too easy to get caught up in the narrative of the single.

It’s a rare feat to find such a level of vocal harmony in a Trap track – but once you’ve heard it, you may be left with the compulsion to eradicate the excessively produced Trap vocals off your playlists. Then, there’s the deftly intricate beat which sees plenty of progression throughout the track, yet, it always retains its mesmeric moody capacity. The future of Trap is definitely safe in the hands of 3FK.

You can check out 3FK’s track Chasing Dreams for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ceylon – I.R.B.: Emotively Rendered, Ethereally Composed Melodic R&B Trap

“I.R.B.” is the debut single from breaking recording artist Ceylon who orchestrates his atmospheric soundscapes through finding the perfect balance between elements of Trap, R&B, and downtempo Pop. With the motivation behind Ceylon’s sound being to create melodies which explores the psyche of a 21st-century human, it’s easy to feel that your soul is suitably exposed as you listen to the tentative ambient progressions.

The South London-based artist has a perceptibly deft ability to pour emotivity into his soundscapes. The Trap beats are accompanied by ethereally haunting layers of reverb, constructing the perfect platform for Ceylon to lay down his candid and compelling lyricism. What I loved the most about I.R.B. was the fact that Ceylon didn’t use flowery metaphors to verse the lyrics, and the delivery was just as raw as the explicit lyrics themselves.

You can check out Ceylon’s track I.R.B. for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jdotds releases their latest R&B Trap single Raindrops

Following on from the release of his debut EP “ICY” Jdotds has released their latest single “Raindrops” which sits right on the contemporary R&B Trap curve.

The up and coming artist infused the smooth rhythms of R&B and irrefutably made them his own by mixing in vibrantly intricate trap beats which carry plenty of bass. There’s the perfect pinch of reverb on Jdotds’ magnetically smooth vocals allowing them to sit in perfect synergy with the light and deft instrumentals which make Jdotds latest single impossibly easy to listen to. The quality of the production combined with Jdotds charismatic R&B style of vocals allows for Raindrops to resonate as an endearingly masterful single.

You can check out Jdotds’ latest single Raindrops for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Argstarr Stays Ahead of the Trap Curve with Standout Single “Victim”

If you’re looking for a Hip Hop track offering equal amounts lyrical ingenuity and intrinsic emotion, look no further than the latest release from up and coming artist Argstarr.

After a string of successful singles, it was time to drop a full-length album “Trapper Not a Rapper”, while each of the tracks provides a charismatic offering of contemporary Hip Hop, the standout single “Victim” hits so hard it’s almost bruising. Even though there’s plenty of playful wit in the lyrics, the message behind Victim is still incredibly powerful. Refreshingly, even though Victim is a Trap track, the vocals are left to run clean ensuring that none of the conviction of the delivery is lost. Isn’t that a lot better than the wavy Trap soup which a lot of artists are included to serve up?

You can check out Argstarr’s single Victim along with the rest of their album by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dylan James – Come Alive: Pensively Progressive Trap

Heavy New Wave Trap artist Dylan James has recently released his latest single “Come Alive”, and in the short time since the release hasn’t failed to amass plenty of hype around the haunting atmospherics of the single. It’s not every day we get to describe Trap as haunting, but the veracity of the beats paired with heavy vocal effects and deeply compelling lyricism come together to create a chilling alchemy.

Come Alive is the second single which was released after the success of Dylan James’ debut single “Wanna Feel” which acted as an open aural invitation to share in the same pensive emotion through which the track was born.

While the internet isn’t exactly short of Hip Hop artists, Dylan James has been able to set himself apart with a discernible level of distinction. I wouldn’t hang around in putting this breaking artist on your radar, it won’t be long until your mates will think you’re a bit of a loser for not locking into the talent of this exceptionally promising artist.

You can check out Dylan James’ latest single Come Alive for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Trap Gets a Soul Injection with Seint’s Latest Single “Good News”

Icelandic Post Pop artist Seint has cooked up yet another Indie R&B Soul Trap masterpiece with his latest album “IV”, while all of the 14 tracks all perceptibly scream commercial potential there is no better introduction to the artist’s sound than the single “Good News”.

The track kicks off with an old school Hip Hop soundscape before seamlessly switching into R&B which could only have been born in this era. It is not all too often that you get treated to a generous serving of Soul alongside the harsh smacks of 808s, but Seint manages to wrap together a myriad of elements from various genres to create a track which is truly prodigal. Good News also finds space in the arrangement to squeeze in sonic synth melodies to give the track even more distinction. Whilst wavy Trap vocals may not be everyone’s cup of tea, for those who appreciate excessive vocal distortion is sure to appreciate what Seint has created with Good News.

You can check out the single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Slip into Neweye’s Latest Lucid Trap Mix “Mellow Fade, Mellow Lade”

“Mellow Fade, Mellow Lade” is the latest track to be released from experimental Hip Hop & Rap artist Neweye. And while I have listened to some pretty psychedelic mixes in my time, it’s hard to recollect one which is as hypnotic as what Neweye cooked up. In retrospect, the title was a fair warning to what I could expect from his sound.

While the track starts out as you would expect any Jazz-influenced Hip Hop track would, the track quickly transcends into a soundscape of wavy lucidity. The Rap bars fading in and out of focus around the instrumental notes where every note seemed to bleed melody.

Mellow Fade, Mellow Lade may have been under two minutes long, but that’s all the time Neweye needs to leave a lasting impression with his deeply distinctive sound which I can almost guarantee you won’t have heard anywhere else.

You can check out Neweye’s latest mix Mellow Fade, Mellow Lade for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Shilla – Last Time: Trap with a Melodic Acoustic Injection

Trap can be one of the most inaccessible genres there is, but thanks to artists such as Shilla, the soundscape is more accessible than ever. Perceptible amounts of rhythm have been injected into the mix of his latest drop “Last Time”. With the usual rattle and snare of the drum pads you’ll also be treated to melodic guitar progressions which almost give the track an indie feel. Yet, with the distortion on Shilla’s vocals, the track still keeps two feet firmly in the Trap genre.

The beats were seamlessly executed, and the production had a clear cut, but perhaps what will hit you the hardest about Last Time is the undiluted passion that has been poured into the wistfully romantic lyrics. Trap tracks don’t come much more candid than Last Time.

You can check out the official music video to Shilla’s latest single Last Time for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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INFO BLACK – SCI-FI: Extra-terrestrially Wavy Trap

Fans of Trap and Sci-Fi may have struggled previously to indulge both of their interests at the same time. But with INFO BLACK’s latest Hip Hop drop “SCI-FI”, you get the clever fantastical imagery along with the contemporary Trap waves all wrapped together in a clever charismatic mix.

The light tonality of the ambient mix, packs in plenty of texture in the different layers of effects, yet SCI-FI never moves away from being a melodic immersive hit. INFO BLACK’s vocals run smooth and clean for the most part but with the perfect pinch of reverb to allow the vocals to synergise perfectly with the mix which was created with a little help from InfoTheProducer.

SCI-FI was just one of the tracks to feature on the cathartically fluid album “Scotty Too Hotty” which dropped on February 16th.

You can check out INFO BLACK’s latest single SCI-FI for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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UK Trap Artist Devonta Jj’s Single “Bluff” Sends Waves Through the Underground Hip Hop Scene

Breaking Trap artist Devonta Jj hasn’t failed to gain the attention with his wavy melodic soundscapes. His latest album “Wavyting” dropped in 2019 containing nine wistfully raw tracks, each giving you a different reason to be enamoured by his candid lyrical style and ability to put together hypnotically smooth beats.

There is no better introduction to Devonta Jj’s style than the standout track “Bluff”, it may be short and sweet at just over two minutes long, but the high standard of production combined with Devonta Jj’s prodigal style remains perceptible throughout. Bluff runs through with layers of Jazz feeding into the trap mix, and vocals which bleed into the mix slightly, yet, the weight behind the lyricism still packs a weighty enough punch.

You can check out Devonta Jj’s single Bluff along with the rest of the album by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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