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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


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


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


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


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


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


J Slikk – Trap Lullaby: Melodically Sobering Trap

There’s absolutely no danger of falling asleep to J Slikk’s latest single “Trap Lullaby”. Expect a sobering aural experience as you listen to the depth of the lyrics flow to the smooth beats produced by Mubz Got Beats & Jurrivh.

If you’re looking for your faith to be restored in the Trap genre look no further than the up and coming Hip Hop artist’s single which serves as a melodic attack to Gang Violence. The bars run through clean with no use for autotune allowing the lyrics to hit that little bit harder. While plenty of 18-year old Rap artists are only versing about their own egos there really is no understating how refreshing it is to tune into the new generation of Hip Hop artists and unravel deep introspection.

You can check out J Slikk’s latest single Trap Lullaby which dropped on January 31st for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Ronbon – Team on Fire: The Artist Using Trap to Drive R&B into the 21st Century

When a vocals hit you like a punch to the throat with the level of passion and emotivity which has been poured into a single, you know you have just stumbled across an exceptional artist.

Which is just what happened when I hit play on RonBon’s latest single “Team on Fire”. The R&B & Soul artist has an arrestive prodigal approach to R&B, but I’m sure that fans of 90s R&B will still come to appreciate the sheer level of visceral romanticised pain which has been poured into Team on Fire.

With the distinctively raw vocals resting on a platform of smoothly rhythmic Trap with plenty of reverb flowing from the synth there isn’t a sweeter soundscape to slip into whilst being pierced by the perceptible levels of emotion in the lyrics.

You can check out RonBon’s latest single Team on Fire for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Lil beans – Hopes Up: Distinctively Raw & Reverb-Heavy Trap

Taking Trap to the next level is up and coming artist lil beans. I know, I know, there are plenty of Trap artist who use ‘lil’ in their names and do the genre no justice. But what lil beans created with his latest single “Hopes Up” may ironically instil hope for the genre.

The track may be teasingly short at just under two and a half minutes. Yet, that’s all the time the artist needed to curate a heavy, curve-creating reverberant beat which lets the reverb gel with the kicks of the 808s for an arrestive soundscape. There may be a fair amount of effect on the vocals, but thanks to the veracity of the lyrics, the emotion behind Hopes Up still hits pretty damn hard.

You can check out Hopes Up for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Prince TY ft JB Schofield – Money: Light & Breezy R&B-Infused Trap

“Money” is the latest intricately immersive new single from up and coming R&B Hip Hop artist Prince TY. To make the track that little bit sweeter he hooked up with fellow artist JB Schofield, together their talents combined to create a raw and textured soundscape which unfolds like no other we’ve heard.

Along with the light and breezy R&B vocals which run through with the perfect pinch of reverb to fit in with the melody of the beat, there’s also the addition of Jazz-style piano in the background. The multi-layered beat is sure to be appreciated by the audiophiles who will find the ingenuity of the light and trickling piano melody meeting with the kicks of the 808’s.

The latest single by Prince TY which dropped in November 2018 may be short and sweet, yet, there’s no forgetting the smooth alchemy he cooked up with Money. Which is why we have placed Prince TY firmly on our radar for 2019

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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