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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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Vi$ion 444 – Pick Up: Trap with an Indie Twist

Vi$ion may have created the most melodic Trap Pop singles to have ever graced the airwaves with his latest single “Pick Up”. With an acoustic guitar progression which would sound just as at home in an Indie track as his stunning composition, the single has an infinite amount of appeal to fans of all genres. Even those with no particular penchant for Trap beats will fall under the allure of the mesmeric tonality of the single which uses plenty of spatial effects to set the perfect pacing to allow the sentiment to hit that little bit harder. The slight Lo Fi feel to Pick Me up added to the raw organic texture of the sound, and if by the time the track fades out you aren’t a little bit in love with Vi$ion 444, I’d start to doubt whether you’re human. There are very few artists out there right now with such a smooth vocal capacity who use 808s to set the beat for their ethereal expression.

You can check out Vi$ion’s latest track Pick Up for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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J Sloan’s Latest R&B-Infused Trap Single “What Else” ft Oz

“What Else” is the latest single to be released from the up and coming Hip Hop artist J Sloan who laces his sound with a smooth R&B influence. For the track he teamed up with Rap vocalist Oz who provided a stark contrast with his commanding Rap verses to J Sloan’s Trap-style crooning which makes good use of vocal effects to keep his sound right on the contemporary curve. Beat wise, in parts, it was hard to feel like the lyrics and the beat sat in synergy with each other. The two elements of the track seemed to flow separately and for that reason it was hard to allow the sentiment behind What Else to truly resonate.

If you’re looking or a romantically sweet hit of R&B-infused Trap, you can check out J Sloan’s latest single What Else for yourselves via Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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99Runtz – Runtz: Experimentally Reverb-Driven Trap

“Runtz” is the latest track from the up and coming Rap artist 99Runtz. When you hear the short and sweet Trap track unfold, its pretty much impossible to find another artist to compare 99Runtz to. Whilst there may be plenty of ambient, melodic and dream wave Trap floating around right now – his latest mix is something else entirely. Fans are either going to love it or hate the downtempo urban mix; which is mainly due to the fact that Runtz comes dangerously close to being a Mumble Rap track, whilst there will always be fans of the genre, it should be almost impossible to decipher the lyrics to a track given that’s usually where the resonance lies. Yet, if you’re looking for a vibe-out Trap track to add to your playlists, look no further.

You can check out Runtz along with the artist’s earlier releases for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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