Hailing from New Jersey, Mooch describes himself as “An Old Soul making real music for real people”, and with ‘Rainy Daze’ he’s probably not far away with that description. From the ‘For You From Me’ mini-album, this is a love song in chilled-out old school Hip Hop format a la early De La Soul, beautifully mellow and down-tempo.
There’s a lovely little jazzy guitar phrase repeated over and around atop swingy drums and handclaps and Mooch’s laconic spoken delivery. In a world that currently seems to be tearing itself into ever greater paroxysms of anger and division, this is a softer, gentler ode to love and to better days ahead; “I wanna hang out wit’ you while it’s downpouring/You give me chills like the crowd roarin’/I know it might sound boring/but one day we’ll be soarin’/and never worry about ever being late in the morning”. Frankly, who couldn’t use a little more of that right now?
‘For You From Me’ is on Spotify or you can check Mooch out on Soundcloud.
Review by Alex Holmes
Off the heels of their successful 2020 Hip Hop debut, Zenith777 followed-up with a lyrically transfixing feat of Ambient Jazz-laden Hip Hop with the single “Carpe Diem”.
Lockdown may not have been the time to seize the day, but now that it’s coming to an end, Carpe Diem drops resolving reminders to pick your passion back up, dodge the drama and brush off the apathy. 2020 may be messed up. But that’s no reason to put optimism and motivation to one side.
With the contemporary Indie vibe behind Carpe Diem, it’s all too easy to sink into the soundscape and drink in the lyrical wisdom which Zenith777 soulfully offers.
Finding Hip Hop artists who you can easily connect with is often harder than finding a needle in a haystack. After you hit play on Carpe Diem, you’ll see that’s just one of the reasons to put Zenith777 on your radar.
You can check out Zenith777’s track Carpe Diem along with their debut single by heading over to Spotify now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast
Canadian artist Swaine dropped their latest hazy vibeout album DUNES on April 30th. You might want to prepare your vibe out RnB Hip Hop playlists for the mellow catharsis-spilling tracks right about now.
While each of the tracks is a soulfully expressive connectable mix, there’s no better introduction to Swaine’s accessibly sweet style than CANYON INTERLUDE. Within the layers of the mix which was deftly produced by elkvio you’ll find nuances of Lo-Fi Hip Hop, Trap, Indie, and Soul giving the track universal appeal. And with the lyrics unravelling like Urban poetry, you’d be hard-pressed to find a Hip Hop mix which parallels the amount of soul, ingenuity, and style.
You can check out Swaine’s track CANYON INTERLUDE for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.
Review by Amelia Vandergast