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Heads or Heads – Nightfall: Lo-Fi Trip-Hop Laced Psych Pop

The intellectualism practically drips from the synth-led latest single to be released by up and coming Alt Psych Pop artist Heads or Heads. “Nightfall” laces the dreamy lo-fi mix with subtle elements of Trip Hop to ensure that it offers plenty of Funk to take with you on your cathartically psychedelic Trip.

The Missouri based artist utilised archaic urban elements, deconstructed them, and revived them in an absorbingly fresh work of ingenuity.  Expect a kaleidoscope of colour to be spilt as it softly unravels.

If you can imagine what it would sound like if Mike Patton started releasing more ambient and melodic music, you’d get an idea of what Nightfall offers. Aural ambient treats don’t come much more indulgent than this.

You can stream or download Heads or Heads latest single Nightfall for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Scott Creek – Rackies ft Malik: Lucidly Cathartic Dreamwave Trap

Hip Hop artist & producer Scott Creek teamed up with Malik for their latest lucid Trap release “Rackies”. Consider it a playlist essential if you’re always on the hunt for chilled vibes which have been orchestrated and produced with ample amounts of concordance.

With plenty of Dreamwave elements weaved into the mix, it unfolds as a trippily cathartic soundscape, but there’s plenty of bass propping up the softer delicate notes. The lyrics may be fairly abstract and light, yet Scott Creek still ensured that there was plenty of sticky-sweet soul in Rackies. It’s a flawless mix with pitch-perfect production and it gives us plenty of excitement over what’s to come from the up and coming artist.

You can check out Scott Creek’s latest single via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Marquis Noble Releases Their Latest Single “Who Knows” ft. Dr. Joe Dispenza

Marquis Noble’s latest Hip Hop track “Who Knows” kicks off with a reality-redefining monologue on the skewed concepts we hold in regard to our own personal realities. But there’s very little time to sink into a mind hole about the philosophy you’ve just ingested, as Marquis Noble immediately follows up with their own poignantly jarring introspection.

The melodic, dreamy, and transient mix makes it all too easy to drink in Marquis Noble’s poetically meta bars. Producer Bvtman pulled the track together to offer an ambient and trippy vibe which almost makes Who Knows a transcendental soundscape.

Hip Hop which resonates with such intellectualism will always be welcome on our radar.

You can check out the latest track from Marquis Noble for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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BoogaTronic – Impossible: A Debut of Funk-Filled Trip Hop

“Impossible” is the debut single from up and coming UK artist BoogaTronic who has a perceptibly deft hand when it comes to putting together a lush bed of vibrant Funk-filled Trip Hop. Impossible may be a downtempo mix, yet, the visceral energy which runs through the melodic track relays nothing but good vibes. And they’re not the ‘good-vibes’ sound that gets rammed down your throat, instead, the subtle ecstasy in Impossible flows naturally. Sampling “the Impossible Dream” was an act of pure ingenuity, with those silky vocals slipping into the groove-tight arrangement, Impossible was never going to fall flat. The single was never created to fit neatly within any genre category, instead BoogaTronic used a myriad of different EDM elements to create a fresh new take on EDM Funk.

You can check out BoogaTronic’s debut single Impossible for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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ANGELLIKEFIRE – DarkInTheWhole: Dark Electronic Trip Hop

Looking for some commandingly rhythmic electronica to add to your playlists? Look no further than the latest drop from ANGELLIKEFIRE. The up and coming artist’s latest single DarkInTheWhole is sure to enamour any fans of Lydia Lunch’s dark Avant Garde style.

While the mix may only be little over a minute long the fast-paced Electronic Trip Hop single still treats you to a soundscape you’re not likely to forget in a hurry.

With vocals just as resounding as her production style it’s easy to see how the pioneeringly indulgent artist will be making waves with her tracks which bleed stylistic chaos into the mix. As much as I loved DarkInTheWhole, I’d love to hear what ANGELLIKEFIRE could do with a full-length track.

You can check out ANGELLIKEFIRE’s latest single DarkInTheWhole for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Forrest Del – Sensations: Transiently Flawless Trip Hop

“Sensations” is the latest progressively arrestive Dream Wave Hip Hop single to be released by up and coming artist “Forrest Del” who created a hypnotically smooth mix of ambience through the synth-laden beats contained in his most immersive track yet.

Sitting in contrast to the beats which are potent enough to take you on an aural trip are the fiery vocals through which he still retains command, drawing you even further into the mix of Sensations.

The Los Angeles-based artist and producer has proven to be anything but your average SoundCloud artist thanks to Forrest Del’s commitment to creating prodigal Alternative Hip Hop. So, If you’re looking for a transiently cathartic urban mix to add to your playlists you can check out Forrest Del’s latest single Sensations for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Plastic Teardrops – Next Level: The Only Trip Hop Ballad You’ll Need on Your Playlists

“Next Level” is an upcoming single from the experimental artist Plastic Teardrops’ latest album “Close to the Ground”. Usually he is better known for his unique mixes of Trip Hop and Downtempo Acoustic, yet Next Level is a striking ballad featuring ethereally clear female vocals. As much as I adored the single, and as tolerant as I can be of the organic nature of Lo Fi sound, the single wasn’t the easiest to listen to at high volume. Yet, it’s tangible that the Barcelona-based artist and producer has a clear talent for aural expression with his Urban rhythms, contemporary composition style and subtle transitions between the single.

You’ll have to wait a little longer for the release of Next Level, but you can check out the singles from Plastic Teardrops’ album which have already been released via Bandcamp now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sattam – Don’t You Know: Cathartically Consuming Ambient Trip Hop

“Don’t You Know” is just one of the cathartically consuming singles from the up and coming Electronic artist Sattam’s latest album “Home”. Despite the tentatively transient mix falling into the ambient category, there’s still an overwhelming amount of energy and momentum poured into the viscerally textured beats.

The transcendental flow of the track progresses through subtle build ups, yet, the swells and drops create an alchemically immersive soundscape incorporating element of Trip Hop in the EDM mix, to provide that extra kick. The focus of the track is exactly where it needs to be; on the beat, yet the sporadic simple vocal samples add an almost haunted vibe to Don’t You Know adding to the mesmeric allure of Sattam’s standout style.

You can check out Sattam’s latest single Don’t You Know for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Nick Passion – brkn pcs: Emotively Charged Trip Hop

Brooklyn Hip Hop artist Nick Passion has just dropped an absolute bomb of Trip Hop anthem. If you’re looking for the perfect track to vibe out to, look no further than brkn pcs. His inventive approach to Hip Hop Rap will be more than enough to separate the up and coming artist from his contemporaries. His Rap bars are sweet and tentative, with his muted non-aggressive style he demands an infinite amount of respect. The lyricism is beyond genius, the meter and rhyme is just one of the elements which makes brkn pcs an interesting and refreshing addition to your playlists.

There are so many emotions caught up within the single from the up and coming artists latest 2018 EP ‘Incmplt; who doesn’t love a good play on words?  Each of the tracks on the EP stand as testament to Nick Passion’s elemental diversity and playful inclination when it comes to composing music. The entire EP was produced by Immrcy who left a touch of Lo Fi sound but threw in bucketloads of resonance to create one of the most emotive Hip Hop EP’s I’ve heard in a long time.

You can check out Nick Passion’s single brkn pcs for yourself by heading over to SoundCloud now

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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JasónTheSelfless – I Told You: Deep Down-Tempo Trip Hop

JasónTheSelfless is a rare type of Hip Hop Rap artist that steps to the mic to verse more than his own aggrandized introspection. Within his latest single which dropped in April 2018 there is an overwhelming amount of emotion, sentiment and passion which is palpable not only through the delivery of his Rap bars, but also in the beat. To set the perfect tone of melancholy the prelude runs through with a piano composition, preparing you to embrace a pensive soundscape which without any shadow of a doubt will move you, unless you’re dead inside of course.

Around the piano keys is the contemporary kick of 808 beats which lace the track with the perfect amount of attitude and momentum for JasónTheSelfless to follow with his lyrics. On top of that, the track is polished just enough to allow the deep vibes to shine whilst keeping their resonant texture. The Clermont, US based artist clearly has his style stamped down if I Told You is anything to go by, it’s more than a little exciting to see where he takes his sound next.

You can check out JasónTheSelfless’ latest single I Told You on SoundCloud now, if you’re a fan of down-tempo Trip Hop you’re going to be in absolute heaven.

Review by Amelia Vandergast