Bringing through perhaps his most stunning, multi-layered soundscape yet, and fusing this with a quickly addictive, anthem-like vocal line – offering both melody and spoken word in rhythmic, infectious doses – Double Up takes hold from the offset; and refuses to let go until the journey is over.
These are hip hop hits for the modern listener, and the album in full makes for an eclectic yet welcoming, calming playlist of fresh expression and finely crafted vibes.
The whole thing sounds fit to grace the hip hop landscape of these final moments from 2019, and at the same time, it works well to introduce the vocal tone, writing style and intentions of a hard-working New York artist.
Leaning with ease towards the nostalgic smooth vibes of artists like Verb T, Get High offers an anthem for easy living, laid-back good times and relaxing into the day. It’s a refreshing alternative to the weight of the world, and the soundscape and vocal performances alike feed into the overall mood brilliantly.
This is a rare kind of music that you can actually create your own art or music in the company of, without feeling distracted or overly influenced. It works for you, not against you.
Those of us who once reveled in the dreamlike delicacy of alternative, ambient electronic music – trip hop escapism from the likes of Lemon Jelly – will quickly find something to love about this release.
A Christmas hit with a difference, rising star Lardi B collaborates with Projext for this beautiful pop-hip-hop crossover; one that pays tribute to those who matter, those we hold close – particularly at this time of year.
Offering the perfect fusion of genres and a sublime energy level to take us through to the new year, Candy From Strangers is an EP and go-to playlist that envelops listeners in retro, melodic good vibes.
Dance-pop duo ITSTALENTNIGHT grab attention early on with this single, driving interest with an empowering title, an immediately impressive, rhythmic flow, a quickly infectious hook, and a soundscape that essentially paves its own creative way through contemporary tones.
“I was so terrified every time I sat down to play in a bar or cafe that my hands were shaking. And I screwed up a lot but I didn’t let that stop me.”
“It’s our hope that by introducing more people to this listening room format, we can help build up local, organic scenes as well. We are different means to the same ultimate goal: helping artists to grow and reach new fans in a way that puts the music first.”
New Jersey’s Vae Day flies high on the strength of fast bars and cleverly crafted ideas with this single.