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Withajay offers serious distinction and groove in their high-fire Alt EDM Hip Hop single “Tell Me Why”

Any Saul Williams fans will definitely want to jump on Withajay’s recently released single “Tell Me Why”. Their combination of House and Hip Hop offers some serious distinction, groove, and earworm potential.

The entrancing beats and the flawless meter in Withajay’s playful rap bars along with the nuances of Indie weaved into the mix made Tell Me Why a track I will never forget. Mostly because the wit-soaked hit ended up on my Alt Hip Hop playlists before it had the chance to ran through.

The adjectives ‘experimental’ and ‘ingenious’ don’t often go hand in hand. But with Tell Me Why, you get to simultaneously appreciate the authentic flair and the ahead-of-the-curve commercial potential.

You can check out Withajay’s latest single Tell Me Why via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Stefan – The Surface (Radio Edit): Obscurely Progressive Electronica

The feat of aural insanity which breaking Alt Electronica artist Stefan offers through their standout track “The Surface” is not to be missed. Especially for fans of darkly obscure progressive Electronica.

What starts off as a laid-back Instrumental EDM Hip Hop soundscape seamlessly morphs into a high-octane Trance hit complete with plenty of pulsating energy.

I’ve listened to my fair share of experimental electronica. And it’s safe to say that Stefan is offering peerlessly distinctive mixes. Their devilish ability to hook you into a mix which will never allow you to guess what’s coming is all too refreshing. And it’s all the more reason to place The Surface on your playlists so you can give it the repeat attention it will demand once you’ve heard it.

You can check out the radio edit of Stefan’s latest track for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kotal and Koffi – Icey/Ideas: A Double-Drop of Urban Alt Electronica

Kotal & Koffi double-dropped their two latest Alt Electronica singles Icey and Ideas in one pioneeringly stylistic music video on February 29th. It’s so fresh, you can almost feel a drop in the temperature when you hit play.

The tracks may be hazy and mellow, yet, there’s still an artful Machiavellian air to Icey/Ideas which allows the tracks to transcend the usual vibe-out releases. If David Lynch started producing Trap music, I could imagine the end result wouldn’t be all too far from what Kotal & Koffi offer through their inventive tracks.

You can check out the official music video for Kotal & Koffi’s latest singles via YouTube.

They’ll be dropping 2 new tracks every 2 months, so they’re well worth putting on your radar. Especially if every mix is as transfixing as Icey and Ideas.

Review by Amelia Vandergast