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Urban EDM

Makh turned the heat up in the UK EDM hip hop scene 100 degrees with his debut, You What

Makh broke the monocultural hip hop mould in his urban EDM debut, You What; the anthemic production begs to be played at max volume for total immersion in the adrenalized hit, which more than deserves placement in the charts.

After a sample of definitively British football chants, Makh uses fiery Bhangra beats and exotic electronic textures in place of the usual 808s. It’s a rhythmic masterpiece, heightened by the Bradford-based artist’s playful lyrical flow, which somehow simultaneously is as sharp as it is smooth.

Honestly, I haven’t been this psyched about UK hip hop since Scroobius Pip emerged. We didn’t need his bio to tell us that he’s a well-versed poet, that kind of canter doesn’t come easy, but with You What injecting personality into a rapid flow is second nature to the artist & producer. Who also runs the Music X Mindset podcast that examines the lives and mental health of artists. Could we love him any more? Absolutely not.

You What is now available to stream on all major platforms via this link

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Lucasso – Let it Go: Trippy Urban EDM

Electronica artist and producer Lucasso is continuing to garner acclaim and rack up streams with his constraint-less mixes. His refusal to acknowledge the demarcations between the electronic genres shines through in his recent dynamic release, Let it Go, which allows you to do just that.

The visceral yet ambient experimental hit incorporates elements of trippy urban EDM and pulsates through energetic grooves. By sticking to the warmer end of the tonal palette, Let It Go comes with a blissfully euphoric downbeat swagger which your summer EDM playlists will thank you for.

Let It Go is now available to stream on Soundcloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Up and coming artist Nolai’s single Stay is the aural evolution RnB has been waiting for

Up and coming RnB artist Nolai blew us away with their bar-setting single Without You. Their latest futuristically-romantic single Stay has given us another reason to get excited about the commercial potential which lingers in their inspired approach to EDM RnB Pop.

The vibrantly explorative soundscape may be a far cry from what you can expect from traditional RnB, and so are Nolai’s fiery nuanced vocals. Yet, accessibility still remains the essence of the melodically infectious single.

Even though there’s a sure enough injection of attitude within the mix, Stay is the perfect introduction to Nolai’s ability to leave you aurally endeared from the moment you hit play.

You can check out Nolai’s latest single Stay for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Shezi Rosewood – No Sleep: Expressively Versatile Urban EDM

US-based artist Shezi Rosewood’s latest single “No Sleep” is one of the most resonant insomnia-inspired singles we’ve heard in quite some time.

The expressively fluid polished mix doesn’t neatly fall into any genre. Instead, you’ll get the sense that Shezi Rosewood ran with their distinctively versatile production style to create a track which is impossibly easy to vibe and connect with.

No Sleep is a hypnotic lucid lullaby which unravels through smooth Trap beats sitting in a bed of downtempo gentle electronica which comes complete with witty evocative vocals which perfectly captures the frustration which surrounds insomnia. Shezi Rosewood aims to deliver music beyond what is currently available on the airwaves. After checking out No Sleep, it’s safe to say that he’s succeeded.

You can check out Shezi Rosewood’s latest single No Sleep for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Ohtearsofjoy – Bitchboyrun: Experimentally Prodigal Urban EDM

Bitchboyrun is the first single to be released from the up and coming EDM artist Ohtearsofjoy’s album ‘Heathenbabywonder’. The Lo Fi production of the single almost glazes the sound with a Dream Wave ambience, as the vocal delivery allows the sound to stray into the New Wave arena. Whilst it has to be said that the track isn’t the most resounding EDM beat we’ve been treated to this summer, there’s still a lot to be said about Ohtearsofjoy’s experimental style which definitely sets him apart from other contemporary Urban EDM artists. There may be a touch too much reverb and effect laid down on the vocals, the beat ran through steadily and with a graceful amount of fluidity.

You can check out Ohtearsofjoy’s latest drop Bitchboyrun for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

You can keep up to date with all the artist’s latest drops by giving him a follow on Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

LOVR – Mazes: Melodically Evocative Urban EDM

Mazes is just one of the stellar tracks from the up and coming experimental urban artist LOVR’s latest album NIGHT GAMES. Mazes comes alive under a myriad of different styles and influences to provide an electric, yet immersive energy which sits at the perfect tempo to allow you to feel the momentum, yet listening to Mazes is as easy as breathing. The melodic progression seamlessly switches up in veracity throughout the duration with digitally woven breakdowns, and sonorously sweet vocal style.

The London born, LA dwelling artist has been homing in on his talent since the age of seven, which explains how at a young age, he’s already packed so much maturity into his sound. Mazes stands as testament to his iridescently bright talent when it comes to beat production.

You can check out LOVR’s latest single Mazes for yourselves by heading across to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Adelina – Love Ain’t Free: Experimentally Electric Urban EDM

Love Ain’t Free is a track that every woman needs in her playlists. Up and coming recording artist and lyricist Adelina created an absolute storm with this single which serves as an aural demand to treat women with a little more respect. With an experimentally electric soundscape it’s impossible to fit Adelina’s sound neatly in a box. Her prodigal approach to composing never fails to astound me, Adelina teamed up with Mantra for instrumentals and Charlie Young for mixing and mastering to create one of her most compelling, hyped tracks yet. It’s the unique urban groove of the direction which compelled me most, the dubbed over beats set the perfect platform for her dulcetly domineering vocal style.

You can check out Adelina’s single Love Ain’t Free alongside her most recent releases by heading over to YouTube. Make sure to subscribe to her channel – I’m sure it’s not the last we will hear from the rhythmically blessed songstress.

Review by Amelia Vandergast