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Being There: Temperature Falls shows us that you just need one loyal soul on ‘Nothing Really Matters’

Taken off their grippingly honest 10-track album ‘Nobody To Believe in Anymore‘, Temperature Falls are in superior form with their latest single all about discovering who is actually there for you when the chips are down called ‘Nothing Really Matters’.

Temperature Falls is an Oslo, Norway-based trip-hop/low-fi-fusion duo act that makes extraordinary harmonies that might stimulate all your inner senses as they make such beautiful melodies.

Composed of Ian J. Ward and Camilla, Temperature Falls delivers a versatile sound grabbing inspiration from boom-bap beats, trip-hop, alternative indie rock and a plethora of contemporary music.” ~ Temperature Falls

Temperature Falls are utterly delightful on this highly thoughtful new single that takes you to places in your heart you might not have felt before. The story is sad at times but always totally honest, as the ear-warming vocals and contemplative lyrics have you so enchanted.

Nothing Really Matters‘ from the Norweigan/English trip-hop/low-fi-fusion outfit Temperature Falls, is such a true reminder that throughout struggles in life, you just really need a loyal force with you to help you through all of the ups and downs. This magnificent effort is sung with a glorious style and comprises a background sound that keeps your mind alert the whole way into the core of this stunning track.

Life can be a really tough journey but through it all, there is always someone looking out for you.

Hear this fine new song on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

George Bien – scared of planes w/ emily: Emotionally Raw, Sonically Ethereal Trap

Lil Peep left plenty of inspiration in his wake; a potent shot of it can be found in the latest single, scared of planes, by the up and coming alt hip hop artist, George Bien.

In the ambient and atmospheric track, the confessional lyricism stings as it resonates, but there’s no taking the catharsis out of the dreamy mellifluous grooves. George Bien has exactly what it takes to define the future of hip hop with his emotionally raw, sonically ethereal style that we can’t wait to hear more of. At 21-years old, the Santa Cruz-based newcomer has already proven his pioneer potential. He is a force to be reckoned with from here on out.

Scared of planes is now available to stream on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Davesar – Fates Dance featuring Archana: Dark, dancey indietronica alchemy.

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NYC artist and producer, Davesar, may be still flying under the radar since his debut but with his latest dark and moody single, Fates Dance, featuring Archana, he’s proven that he has what it takes to climb the electronic charts.

Fates Dance carries the gravitas of Warpaint, Portishead, Policia, Chelsea Wolfe and Crystal Castles with all of the excitement of discovering a new artist with the ability to orchestrate his own very distinct brand of dark dancey alchemy. The indietronica beats are a triumph within themselves; in combination with the clever layering of vocal melodies, Fates Dance feels like exactly that; a whirlwind of rhythm through the futility of trying to control your fate.

Archana’s sultry in spite of being commanding vocals were a perfect fit for the track around Davesar’s compassionately gentle vocal timbre. The collaborative chemistry between them is potent; we can only hope there is more music from the collab in the pipeline.

Fates Dance is due for release on November 19th, 2021. You can catch it for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

BiggKen has dropped his spacey EDM trip-hop track, Grade A, featuring Louie Sace.

Grade A is the latest spacey, psychy hip hop track from US songwriter, artist and producer BiggKen; any fans of Busta Rhymes and Saul Williams will want to delve into the trippy ode to old school.

It comes as no surprise that BiggKen cut his teeth in the EDM scene with the experimental sonic textures that weaved their way into Grade A, which was created in collaboration with Louie Sace. BiggKen’s mission to unify the streets and the clubs definitely isn’t futile. Under his new moniker, his top track, Booty Crazy, has racked up over 68k listeners on Spotify alone. He is definitely one to watch as he climbs the charts.

Grade A is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Good Vibes: SpiRal takes us to a peaceful place in ‘The Spiral’ (Blueberry Slush)

Sumptuously opening the door for us to be lathered by magnificently groovy riffs and a splendid rythm that has you thinking that this should the theme track to your new favorite series to binge, SpiRal dazzle our minds into a happy place of contentment with ‘The Spiral’ (Blueberry Slush).

SpiRal is the label owner of Fennell Records and a trip-hop rock artist who has recently released the 4-track debut EP called ‘A different Future In Mind‘.

There is a really uplifting instrumental vibe of the highest quality at our finger tips here – as each second has been made with such a meaningful elegance – which takes your emotions away from the stress and into much brighter days of joyful laughter.

With elements of blues, trip-hop, rock and instrumental, this is a smorgasbord of breathtaking soundscapes to take your mind into a whole new mindset, that keeps your feet tapping the whole way.

The Spiral(Blueberry Slush) from SpiRal, is a tremendously ear-soothing single which takes you to a happy place in your heart. This is a top tier experience which will elevate you to another world you wish you could be in – as the energy is lit up like a firework display – which has you looking up above and beaming proudly.

Hear this fab new track on Spotify and see more news via FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Close to Monday – Guns (Biicla Remix): Indulgently Dark Trip Hop

The rising trend in dark trip-hop seems to be a damning sign of the times, but the breaking electronica artist, Close to Monday, made our bleak human experience worth it with her ethereally powerful single, Guns.

The Biicla Remix of the single will undoubtedly appeal to fans of Portishead, Beach House and Hooverphonic, but there’s plenty of authenticity pulsating with the beats in this indulgently morose track. The vocals are under just enough reverb to ensure the synergy with the driving downtempo beats, but not enough to stifle the evocative power of her dark yet soulful vocal timbre.

The Biicla Remix of Guns is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

PARTYNXISE has released his pitch-black Avant Garde trap track, iREMEMBERu.

After making his 2021 debut, alt independent artist, PARTYNXISE, has continued to douse the airwaves with ethereal experimentalism; his latest single, iREMEMBERu, is a psychedelically dark feat of avant-garde trap pop that uses its extended prelude to set a chillingly sombre tone.

After the phantasmal whispers and droning ambient electronica, iREMEMBERu breaks into a glitchy feat of polyphonic trip-hop filled with modern trap textures and visceral emotion as PARTYNXISE runs through pained memories. Breakups can take us to pretty dark places, but the pitch-black atmosphere in iREMEBERu is matchless.

iREMEMBERu is available to stream on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Gangster of the Galaxy feat Ariana Rodriguez beguile with their stormer of an electronic alt-rock track, Take Me.

Ariana Rodriguez is on a mission to bring emotion back to music; in her collaboration with Gangster of the Galaxy, the Floridian singer discernibly succeeded; the dark undertones in Take Me create the perfect contrast against the innocence in her light, evocative vocal timbre.

While Ariana Rodriguez’ vocals rest between Portishead and Evanescence, Gangster of the Galaxy brings urban alchemy into the mix over the progressive dark beats which start with bass-dripping discord before twisting into a feat of alt-rock, not all too far from Linkin Park’s sonic palette.

For any dark trip-hop fans, Take Me will feel like home from the first hit.

The radio edit of Take Me is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Trip hop got trippier with the release of Bi&nka’s reverb-drenched seminal single, Loves a Wall

Any fans of Banks & Steelz will find the same amount of infatuation for the trippy ground-breaking tones in Bi&nka’s latest alt electronica single, Loves a Wall. The shoegazey reverb paired with the urban grit in the electronic mix opens up a mellow spacey soundscape for the spoken word rap vocals and the listener to fall into.

On the basis f Loves a Wall alone, it comes as little surprise that the independent Luton, UK-based artist and producer has received airplay from BBC Introducing and has amassed a loyal fan following with her indulgent, experimentally-layered mixes.

With her debut EP in the making, there has been no better time to place Bi&nka on your radar.

Loves a Wall is now available to stream on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Groove with the slow-burning melodies in Blac Samurai’s chillwave hip hop single, Match (All Black) ’21

With his poetic mind and the smooth, trippy flow to his tracks, it has become impossible to ignore Blac Samurai on his ascent from the underground. Soul Glitch is the second album to drop from the Southside Chicago-hailing urban alchemist; the standout single, Match (All Black) ’21, is a serenely sweet introduction to his dreamy sonic palette.

The trippy feat of chillwave delves into the future while keeping grounded and soulful through the intrinsically humanistic rap bars and slow-burning melodies. Unlike many artists taking influences from the OG rappers, Blac Samurai manages to pull something completely fresh. We can’t wait to hear what he muses next.

Match (All Black) ’21 is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast