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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


Wyatt Roberts – Hate My Friends: Genre-Crushing Urban Alt Indie

Indie RnB Soul Pop artist Wyatt Roberts dropped their latest album “Hate My Friends” on January 3rd and made RnB Pop more melodic than ever.

You’ll hear plenty of urban/alternative crossover tracks on the airwaves already, yet Wyatt Roberts has firmly put his own infectiously sweet stamp down on in true pioneering style.

While each track is as evocatively captivating as the last, there’s no better introduction than the title track. The title track will allow you to imagine what Simple Plan would have sounded like if they incorporated Indie Post Punk, and RnB Trap into their sound. And that may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s easy to see that there will be plenty of Alt Pop fans who see the ingenuity which has been weaved into Hate My Friends.

While it feels like Hate My Friends would have been a stronger track if the lyrics ran a little cleaner. It’s still an incredible track which I’d recommend to anyone who is always o the lookout for something a little different to add to their playlists.

You can check out Hate My Friends via Spotify and iTunes.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


K!T – Leaving My Image: Reflectively Smooth Trap

You’ll often find Trap tracks which are full of self-aggrandized pretence which offers very little resonance for Trap fans to ingest. Which is why up and coming Rap artist K!T’s latest candid humility-soaked track “Leaving My Image” is more than worth two minutes of your time.

The duration may be short, but with the immersive, intricate, and spacey beats, you’ll find it all too easy to lock into the smooth flow of Leaving My Image which unravels under a polished production. It may be on the more ambient side of EDM Hip Hop, yet, with the lyrical weight which the mix contains, it’s still undoubtedly a hard-hitter.

You can check out Leaving My Image which was produced by Eddie for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Loretta Mars – Levels: Fiercely Immersive Hip Hop

It was only a matter of time before up and coming Hip Hop artist Loretta Mars’ standout single “Levels” appeared on our radars. While not every Rap track will be able to lyrically grab your attention, Levels will get you by the scruff of the neck and ensure you follow the smooth but commanding flow right to the outro.

The lyrics in Levels were one thing, but the fierce and snappy electronic instrumentals make it all too easy to follow the pace of the arrestive track which stands as a testament to Loretta Mars’ expressive style.

Levels is packed with the personability and charisma which is rarely contained in Hip Hop. It’s going to be all too exciting to see what comes next from the Jackson, Mi-based artist.

You can check out the official music video to Loretta Mars’ single Level for yourselves via YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Lucid Beats Meet Animated Rap Bars in Jefe Bates’ Standout Track “Mac N Yams”

If an up and coming Hip Hop artist can create a high-fire drop about comfort food, that’s a fairly good indicator that they deserve a spot on your radar. Jefe Bates became a brand-new contender for the king of animated expressive Hip Hop after the release of their debut album Apt 206.

While each track is urban gold, Mac N Yams is a contemporary Hip Hop playlist essential. The nostalgia-soaked beats add immersive lucid layers to the mix while Jefe Bates brings plenty of energy through their charismatic playful lyrical delivery. Mac N Yams pulled together to offer one of the most refreshingly distinctive Hip Hop tracks we’ve heard in a while. Jefe Bates is undoubtedly one to watch.

You can check out Mac N Yams along with the rest of the album Apt 206 for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Saint M – Omeros: Welcome to the New Wave of Trap

Harlow-based New Wave Trap artist Saint M dropped their highly anticipated album “Omeros” in January 2020. If you like to stay ahead of the curve with Trap trends, you definitely won’t want to miss out on this release.

It’s animated, it’s progressive, and you can hear it practically drip ingenuity as the multi-layered energetic mixes weave through their unpredictable yet seamless evolutions.

Even though there’s plenty of diversity in tone and emotion within the fourteen tracks. One thing which remains as a constant is Saint M’s tendency to throw themselves fully into the tracks to offer a completely dynamic and distinctive sound.

Expect crystal clear production, a smorgasbord of urban playful inventiveness, and plenty of affirmations that Saint M is a Trap artist who deserves to be on your radar within the Omeros album.

You can check out Saint M’s latest album for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Tomiah – What I Said: Lyrically Fierce Hip Hop

Up and coming New Orleans Hip Hop artist Tomiah’s latest drop “What I Said” is about as fresh as contemporary Hip Hop gets. The inventively orchestrated multi-layered beats offer plenty of atmosphere amongst the lashings of bass and a plethora of other experimental effects.

With Rap verses which offer just as much grind as the Trap beats, What I Said is immersive right from the first verse. From there on out, you’ll be locked into a lyrical-narrative which is soaked in Tomiah’s devilishly authoritative wit.

What I Said stands as a testament to the artist’s tendency to run with their own creative expressive style rather than assimilating the work of other urban artists before him. He’s definitely one to watch.

You can check out Tomiah’s latest track What I Said for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Enero Trappings – BIG HOOKS: A Debut of Chillingly Ominous, Lucidly Light Trap

Experimental Trap artist Enero Trappings dropped their chillingly ominous mix “BIG HOOKS” on January 23rd, 2020 and blew us away with their avant-garde production style.

Even though BIG HOOKS is an incredibly dark and despondent mix, the textures have been left light, lucid, and nothing short of mesmerising. If anyone could be aptly referred to as the Thurston Moore of the Trap genre, it’s Enero Trappings.

The short and sweet mix may be just 1:22-minutes long. But it’s the perfect introduction to an artist who perceptibly refuses to follow the beat of anyone else’s 808s.

You can check out Enero Trappings’ single BIG HOOKS for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Shezi Rosewood – No Sleep: Expressively Versatile Urban EDM

US-based artist Shezi Rosewood’s latest single “No Sleep” is one of the most resonant insomnia-inspired singles we’ve heard in quite some time.

The expressively fluid polished mix doesn’t neatly fall into any genre. Instead, you’ll get the sense that Shezi Rosewood ran with their distinctively versatile production style to create a track which is impossibly easy to vibe and connect with.

No Sleep is a hypnotic lucid lullaby which unravels through smooth Trap beats sitting in a bed of downtempo gentle electronica which comes complete with witty evocative vocals which perfectly captures the frustration which surrounds insomnia. Shezi Rosewood aims to deliver music beyond what is currently available on the airwaves. After checking out No Sleep, it’s safe to say that he’s succeeded.

You can check out Shezi Rosewood’s latest single No Sleep for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Frenchy – Survivor Story: The Most Honest Hip Hop You’ll Hear All Year

With a title like “Survivor Story” I knew Hip Hop artist Frenchy’s track was going to hit hard. Yet, I didn’t quite anticipate just how much candid honesty the Grime track would offer through the perfectly metered Rap bars.

The beats almost fall away as you hook into the narrative of the downtempo mix which will stay with you for long after it has faded out.

Survivor Story takes you on a lyrical journey through Frenchy’s experience with depression. From how it started, to the thoughts it left him with, to how he pulled himself through it. I will never be able to reiterate enough just how essential tracks like this which expose the human condition are. They prove that despite how alienating depression feels, we’re all in the struggle together.

Survivor Story is available to stream via all major streaming services via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast