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Temperature Falls revived the Alt 90s sound with their Trip Hop track “Cut the Wire”

Temperature Falls’ 2020 single “Cut the Wire” is an Alt 90s dream wrapped up in an Urban Pop earworm.

If the tantalising tones as used by the likes of the Deftones send your synapses into overdrive, you’ll find the very same spark in Cut the Wire which oozes with feminine sensuality. There may be reminiscences to the likes of Portishead, but the modernity, the hunger, and the sheer level of contemporarily-contorted emotion will ensure that Cut the Wire sticks with you long after it has faded out.

The Oslo-based Alt Trip Hop duo offers more than just ingenuity or a fresh new sound. They achieve what so few bands do, they reignite rhythmic nostalgia while leaving you transfixed by their own signature sound.

You can check out Cut the Wire for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Blac Owms trip hop onto the stage with ‘Pole Party’

Blac Owms are from San Diego in the United States and they show us mad skills on their new single called ‘Pole Party‘.

These are just two siblings coming back to America from Japan who have put all their faith in Daniel Jacobs to see past the horizon. This track was produced by Baltimore based underground producer Donnie Katana who has produced tracks for artists such as Wiz Khalifa, YBN Nahmir, $not, Ugly God, Comethazine, Night Lovell, Project Pat, Haroinfather, Big Baby Gucci, and many more.

This is a fun trip-hop track that is quick in execution and the flows are quite nice. Hip Hop like this is rare to hear, these two are so talented and rap with vigor. The song is about those nights at the club and how the vibe is, sometimes up and sometimes down.

Pole Party‘ from Blac Owms is a fire track that shows the growing maturity of the talented rap duo.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Real Clothes – Taiping Rebellion: Aurally Alchemic Avant-Garde Dark Pop

Real Clothes

Brooklyn-based Dark Pop artist and producer Real Clothes is set to release their chillingly hypnotic track “Taiping Rebellion” as part of their 2020 EP “Precaution”.

The EP addresses the instability and authoritarianism which seems to be slowly tearing apart the fabric of our society.  The EP was also orchestrated as an outlet for the grief which anyone with an ounce of empathy and compassion is undoubtedly feeling right now.

You’ll find plenty more than just lyrical resolve when you hit play. The indulgent infusion of Dark Pop, Trip Hop and Avant Pop pulls together as an entrancingly immersive single. Around the solid bass-driven beats, the chiming notes add plenty of depth to the instrumentals which Nico Fox’s vocals alluring find synergy with.

You’ll be able to find Taiping Rebellion along with the rest of the artist’s 2020 EP “Precaution” on all major streaming platforms including Spotify from August 7th.

To keep up to date with future releases head over to Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jase Emeka has dropped their trippy and playful high-vibe Hip Hop single “The Dream”

UK-based experimental Hip Hop artist Jase Emeka has dropped their most playfully inventive single yet with “The Dream”. It can be hard to find authenticity amongst up and coming artists, but you’d be hard-pressed to find an artist offering as much soulful charisma as Jase.

The Dream kicks off with an extended trippy and hazy instrumental prelude before Jase comes in with his humility-soaked spoken word vocals. Of all the Hip Hop intros I’ve heard as of late, none allowed me to feel as endeared as The Dream did.

When the slow tempo smooth Rap bars kick in, you’re hooked by the lyrical melodies which find perfect synergy with the light, warm and grooving beats. For my sanity’s sake, I’ll definitely be placing The Dream on my playlists and Jase on my radar. If dreamy melodic Hip Hop which oozes soul is your bag, I’d highly recommend that you do the same.

You can check out Jase Emeka’s single The Dream via Spotify.

Keep up to date with their latest releases by heading over to Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Marlee has dropped their ambiently trippy soul-soothing exotic feat of Alt Hip Hop “Dope”

Chances are, you won’t hit play on anything trippier than Alt Hip Hop artist Marlee’s recently released single “Dope” this year.

The wavy ambient experimental mix draws you in with the hazy multi-layered beats which Marlee uses to lay down his mellifluously soulful RnB-style Rap bars.

The exotic deftly polished mix allows you to immerse yourself in 3:32-minutes of pure unadulterated escapism. If you’ve paid attention to the outside world recently, you’ll know just how essential aural escapism is. You can either look at the news for your impression of society and humanity, or you can delve into dreamy soul-soothing hits such as Dope.

If any up and coming Hip Hop artist and songwriter deserves to top the charts in 2020, it’s Marlee. Their high vibe is infectious.

You can check out Dope along with the rest of Malee’s tracks by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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”Livewire” by Redgrave Jones is a Trip-Hop jazzy journey for the ages

Luckiest Girl In The World by Redgrave Jones

You have always has a feeling that you are a bit of a trouble maker and can be temperamental. You are always straight to the point and people respect that. Being a live-wire can be tough and people expect you to be the life of the party. You are worthwhile and have a heart of gold.

Los Angeles in California is the home of the sultry-voice goddess of a musician, Redgrave Jones. I’m blown away on my chair listening to this single. I wish I could see her live with the band. Her voice transfixes me and I feel like she controls my every move while listening. Redgrave’s style is diverse and you can see that she is inspired by different genres.

Livewire” is taken from her ”Luckiest Girl In The World” EP from 2017. This is an incredible song with loads of trip-hop jazzy soul laced with a beautifully stunning bluesy bow-tie full of goodness. A dazzling effort here and I am excited to hear more from Redgrave Jones as she is such a tantalizing talent.

Stream this incredible track via Bandcamp right now.

Find out more about this LA artist on her Facebook page.

Review by Llewelyn Screen

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Pop meets Chill Hop in IIsaiah Bennett’s Blissfully Sweet 3rd single “Ride with Me”

While some artists have felt hindered by the lockdown, up and coming Pop artist IIsaiah Bennett has perceptibly been inspired and put his talent to good use.

After making their debut with “Corona” and following it up with the incredible sophomore release “Right Here”, they’ve dropped yet another blissfully sweet single “Ride with Me”. The resonance within the track allows it to unfold like an aural cuddle. That’s as close to a cuddle as some people are going to get these days.

With rhythmically magnetic nuances of Hip Hop in the Pop mix, Ride with Me will add plenty of high vibe groove to your playlists. The melodic beats may be soft, but there’s little chance you’ll forget the deftly orchestrated hit which you’ll be all too happy to give repeat attention.

You can get IIsaiah Bennett’s single in your own ears by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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dotCom – This is the Day featuring Jtuck: Transcendentally Sweet Ambient Trip Hop

https://fermanchu.bandcamp.com/track/this-is-the-day-ft-jtuck

For their seminal single This is the Day Atlanta-based up and coming Hip Hop artist dotCom teamed up with Jtuck to create a hypnotically cathartic feat of smooth Trip Hop which is all too easy to sink into.

The ambiently sweet production has an insanely strong magnetic pull which allows you to lock into the transfixing Rap bars and pay careful attention to the wit and wisdom which the lyrics were born from.

This is the Day is a track you hit play on and it allows you to instantly receive gratification. Tension is soon stripped by the ethereally light melodic beats while dotCom and Jtuck verse their succinctly metered poetry leaving you inspired by the insightful introspection.

You can stream and download This is the Day which dropped on May 26th for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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

Low Angles by Heads or Heads

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

https://soundcloud.com/scottxcreek/rackies-feat-malik

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