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EDDIE SATURN – VACATION featuring MyCompiledThoughts

If you like your music fuelled by Funk, Groove, and Soul, prepare to be enamoured by EDDIE SATURN’s latest playfully vibing mix “VACATION” featuring MyCompiledThoughts.

The world may be a little insane right now and going on vacation may be hard but listening to this warm and vibrant mix definitely isn’t. There’s little use in attempting slap a genre-label on VACATION, the soundscape transcends the archaic notion of aural constraint.

The popping melodies sit in constantly evolving beds of electronic effects and pick up momentum as the track which is sure to appease any fans of Daft Punk progresses. Yet with the experimentally melodic Indie feel, there’s very little in the way of assimilation in VACATION.

Perceptibly, co-producer Donny Darkpop pulled it out of the bag when they polished the mix which doesn’t just verse about nirvana, it takes you there.

You can check out VACATION for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Loosh – Get Out the House: Polyphonic Hip Hop Pop

Loosh’s latest Alt Pop single “Get Out the House” is exactly what you want to hear when you hit play on a new artist.

It’s got that instantaneous draw as your mind attempts to get to grips with a beguilingly fresh new soundscape, and the progressive track has quite the aural trip in store. From polyphonic key solos to Hip Hop-style grooves to moodily convictive Alt Pop vocals, Get Out the House contains it all plus plenty of other intricate nuances which affirm that Loosh puts innovation and expression at the forefront when writing their tracks.

If you’re as tired as assimilative uninspired music as I am, go and restore your faith in contemporary musicians. It may have been bad timing to release a track called Get Out of the House just before the world went into lockdown mode. Yet, we can appreciate the sentiment all the same.

You can check out Get Out the House for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kaedo – Survival of the Fittest: Candid, Hook-Filled Old School Hip Hop

Fans of smooth Old School Hip Hop will undoubtedly want to pay attention to the latest release “Survival of the Fittest” from up and coming artist Kaedo.

With a new studio album due to drop, there has never been a better time to jump on the hype around this trailblazer of an artist who perceptibly excelled in reviving old school sounds with brand-new contemporary appeal.

The atmospheric groove alone is enough to make you want to want to give Survival of the Fittest repeat attention. There are also the incredibly immersive melodic progressions which give the track an Indie vibe and the candid lyrics don’t just sting, they burn with sincerity.

You can check out Kaedo’s single for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jay Karnell – There for You featuring BADKids: A Vibing RnB Funk Pop Jam

As RnB goes, it’s rarely as unapologetically experimental as Jay Karnell’s latest single “There for You” featuring BADKids.

Within the mix, you’ll find a smorgasbord of different influences, from Funk to Indie to EDM, to Pop, it’s all in there and weaved together by the artist’s soul and charisma.

Around the electronic beats, you’ll be able to appreciate the ever-absorbing presence of Blues Funk riffs which take the track to the next level. With their vocals and lyrics, Jay Karnell kept their style much more archetypal. So despite the creative originality in There For You, any Seal fans will be in for a treat when they hit play.

You can check out Jay Karnell’s vibing RnB Pop Jam for yourselves by heading over to Soundcloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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SSG Joker – No Love: A Resonantly Nihilistic Trap Playlist Essential

Up and coming Hip Hop artist SSG Joker’s latest drop “No Love” is a fiery fresh offering of romantically nihilistic resonance which will hook you in from the first verse.

The refreshing honesty in the lyrics combined with the direct unapologetic nature of the delivery makes it all too easy to lock into the vibe of this humble mix. It is a minefield of snaring vocal hooks which will drag you from the melodicism in the warm and intricate beats.

Whether you’re an Old School Hip Hop fan or prefer to delve into the works of contemporary Trap artists, you’re sure to appreciate the US-based artist’s merging of the two styles in No Love.

You can check out SSG Joker’s track No Love for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Danny Paul – On Sight featuring Brooke Taylor: Authentically Amorous RnB

While there were many romantically-rendered RnB singles which were released on Valentine’s Day, none quite resonated in the same sticky-sweet sentimental way as Danny Paul’s single “On Sight” featuring Brooke Taylor.

With lyrics which refreshingly cut to the point along with a familiar yet fresh flow, On Sight unravels as a radio-ready single with an authentically amorous feel. With Brooke Taylor’s powerfully nuanced vocals in the mix, there was an incredible amount of collaborative chemistry within On Sight.

Instrumentally, On Sight keeps the tones ethereally light and evocatively smooth so that ingesting the deftly orchestrated melodies is even easier. With their debut album “Edan in the Evening” due to drop in 2020, you may want to make space for this exceptional up and coming talent on your radar.

You can check out the official video to On Sight via YouTube, or you’ll be able to stream On Sight via all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alt Hip Hop artist TheTaqee Has Made Their Debut with “808 Heartbreak”

Experimental Hip Hop artist TheTaqee made their 2020 debut with the single “808 Heartbreak”, and it’s safe to say we’re already hooked on their ominously mellow pioneering style.

Hip Hop production being accessible to more artists has made it harder to find distinctive debuts. But it’s easy to feel like we’ve struck gold with 808 Heartbreak which is so dark and experimental that it wouldn’t be out of place in a David Lynch film.

While not one of the seamless progressions in 808 is predictable, you won’t need all too much convincing when it comes to surrendering your consciousness to this beguiling feat of urban ingenuity.

You can check out TheTaqee’s single 808 Heartbreak for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alt Latino Artist Young Swan Has Made Their Debut with the Stylistically Exotic Single “Lagunita”

If you’re looking for exotic, and rhythmically stylistic urban grooves, look no further than the debut single “Lagunita” from up and coming Latino artist Young Swan.

The production on Lagunita may not be the smoothest, but the track still boasts a fiery danceable flow which is arrestive from the first verse. Bringing Papu in on the mix ensured there was plenty of dynamic versatility written into the mix which will keep you hooked right up until the soft fade out in the outro.

Perceptibly, Young Swan has plenty to offer to the airwaves, their track not only boasts a solid structure, but it’s also an energetic adrenalizing mix which you won’t forget in a hurry.

You can check out Lagunita for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Flamma – Licked Off My Face: Wit-Soaked Relentlessly Energetic Grime

https://open.spotify.com/track/1MzVky4armkwnqdwGgINR0

Flamma’s recently dropped track “Liked Off My Face” makes Dizzee Rascal sound as edgy as Mary Berry.

Their relentlessly energetic drop is just one of the tracks which you’ll find on their 2020 6-track album “Rise”. Each track stands as a testament to their pioneering approach to Grime, but there’s no better introduction to Flamma’s explosively expressive style than Licked Off My Face. If any Grime track can get you in the mood for hedonism, it’s Licked Off My Face.

While you’ll find plenty of grit in the wit-soaked Rap bars, the flawlessly intricate multi-layered beats are as polished as you’ll find in Grime.

You can check out Liked Off My Face along with the rest of Rise for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Enero Trappings – BIG HOOKS: A Debut of Chillingly Ominous, Lucidly Light Trap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIfzrGW4cCA&feature=youtu.be

Experimental Trap artist Enero Trappings dropped their chillingly ominous mix “BIG HOOKS” on January 23rd, 2020 and blew us away with their avant-garde production style.

Even though BIG HOOKS is an incredibly dark and despondent mix, the textures have been left light, lucid, and nothing short of mesmerising. If anyone could be aptly referred to as the Thurston Moore of the Trap genre, it’s Enero Trappings.

The short and sweet mix may be just 1:22-minutes long. But it’s the perfect introduction to an artist who perceptibly refuses to follow the beat of anyone else’s 808s.

You can check out Enero Trappings’ single BIG HOOKS for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast