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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

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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

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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

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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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niina rosa – iridescence: The Up & Coming Artist Putting Soul & Groove into Trap

When a R&B Soul track kicks off with the same magnetic draw as the Rolling Stone’s “Paint it Black”, you know that you’re about to hear an absolute aural gem unfold.

niina rosa’s latest single which was released January 2019 “iridescent’ is laced in a mesmeric amount of synth-reverb to create a perfectly fluid beat which is all too easy to sink into. The trap beat provides a solid structure to the track which runs through with a light yet atmospherically immersive tonality.

As hypnotically chilled as the beats to iridescence are, the cathartic effect is only amplified by niina rosa’s vocals which are the epitome of smooth. But what I loved most about the R&B trap track, was the indie vibe behind the single which have iridescence a raw, organic feel.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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NYC Artist Lil Habib Set Fire to the Trap Scene with His Latest Drop “DOLY”

In the short amount of time NYC-based Trap artist Lil Habib has been around on the Trap scene his pitch perfect productions haven’t struggled when it comes to getting the attention his fresh beats deserve. Usually when you hear a Hip Hop track which is well on its way to going viral it’s less than prodigal and feeds off the accessibility of the generic beats. But when we say Lil Habib’s latest single is fresh, we mean it.

Each aspect of Lil Habib’s 2019 release of DOLY is flawless. With DOLY you’re treated to the clever soundbites which you catch in the relentless versing of the lyrics, the atmosphere which the multi-layered Trap beat which carries a slightly R&B vibe, and last but not least is Lil Habib’s endearingly smooth vocal style.

So, if you’re looking for a fluid, high-vibe Trap single which carries as much hype as it does talent you can check out Lil Habib’s latest single DOLY for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Blaz3 – Best Me: Lyrically Deep, Tonally Sweet Trap

Kick off a Trap track with a Rick & Morty sample and you’ve got our attention. Aside from Blaz3 and Jarrod’s exceptional taste in cartoons, they also have the talent to put together an intricately sweet Trap melody as they proved with their latest collaboration “Best Me”.

Instead of running the track through with a tonality as harsh as the sniping lyricism, the notes from the keys were kept light pertaining to a sense of innocence which is then contrasted by the angst written into the lyrics. The lyrics to Best Me are sure to resonate with anyone who has ever felt the sense of satisfaction of growth which attracts those who we’ve outgrown.

You can check out Blaz3 & Jarrod’s latest single Best Me for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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White Boy Filth – I Like Tuh: Domineeringly Magnetic Trap

White Boy Filth dropped his first original release “I Like Tuh” on December 31st and with his debut he established himself as one of the best up and coming Trap artists around right now.

With a heavier and more bass-driven approach I Like Tuh instantaneously hits you with an atmospherically immersive soundscape to which the Calgary, Canada-based artist lays down his ingenious bars. Yet, what really sets White Boy Filth apart from his Trap counterparts are his domineeringly magnetic vocals which carry the perfect balance of aggression and charisma with no use for autotune. Instead, his relentless Rap verses run clean hitting you with every ounce of passion he put into the snipingly sweet lyrics.

You can check out White Boy Filth’s latest single I Like Tuh for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Phoenix GLD’s Smooth Serving of Wavy Trap with “Brown Sugar”

Love them or hate them, no one can deny that excessively produced vocals are a massive part of the Trap scene right now and Phoenix GLD is right on the contemporary curve with his recently released single “Brown Sugar”. The single was released as part of the up and coming artist’s 2018 EP “DRK/BRNZ” and features Apollo Hill who adds even more depth to the track.

It may take a while for the minimalist Trap beat to kick in and accompany the atmospheric notes of the guitar which adds even more of a wavy fluidity to Brown Sugar but it’s well worth it when you get to the sweet spot in the track where the anthemics build. Yet. he faux fade out which is situated towards the end of the track significantly cuts down the momentum in the track after it progresses for a further minute. So it’s hard to feel like the continuation of the beat was a good move as the shorter and sweeter execution would have been more natural.

You can check out Brown Sugar along with the rest of the EP for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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GBlair’s Latest Drop “Stars” Mashes the Contemporary Veracity of Trap with Elements from Decades Past

In a stroke of ingenuity up and coming Trap artist cooked up an absolute storm with his latest mix “Stars” by sampling one of the iconic songs of decades past – none other than “I’m Wishing on a Star” by Rose Royce. While you’re much more likely to hear the single played on a Christmas advert than the radio these days, GBlair has brought the iconic single back to life by weaving the single into a fresh as it comes Trap single.

The track which was produced by RNE LM & Tigerhead keeps the perfect balance between the orchestral strings from the track and the steady intricate Trap beat which GBlair lays down his easy to resonate vocals down upon.

You can check out GBlair’s latest single Stars for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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