A quirky concept made relatable and memorable, plenty of energy and bounce, a striking bit of artwork. Off Gate does everything it needs to do, and it does so in a stylish, surprinsgly quiet, non-intrusive manner.
There is light at the end of the tunnel. So whether the colours have fallen away, or are about to fall – any day now – the EP encapsulates that state of change, that calm before the storm.
One recent collection is the EP Devil In Denim, a fine example of the creative sound-play and contemporary rap style that consistently unite to make up Yng Spk’s sound.
Sniper Girl is fascinating, the verses draw you in with darkness and difficulty, then the hook resolves with a sense of optimism and self-belief – the inspiring notion that better is always possible, regardless of how dire your circumstances may be.
Stylishly blending ambient, cinematic sound design, with smooth vocals & poetic, personally reflective story-telling, DRAMA/QUEEN is a haunting & addictively immersive track – the perfect way to kick off this re-emergence of SUNDERWORLD.
Refreshingly creative production helps quickly elevate this EP before the rap aspect even steps up to the stage. Throw in a beautifully mellow, classic and freely meandering hip hop vocal, and the result is a fine fusion between jazz-cafe vibes and thoughtful, poetic reflection.
Blending the immediately joyful simplicity of a spacious, minimalist yet colourful soundscape, with an equally carefree, clean-cut vocal style, Polite kicks into gear with a softly hopeful bounce of good vibes, and it continues to impress unexpectedly throughout its lifespan.
Blissful good vibes meet with a mellow performance approach and a chilled perspective on life overall throughout this fresh EP from San Francisco’s Sifu Bey.
“SpeedRacer featuring Dizzy Wright & Nikko Dator is being released this week on all streaming platforms. It’s a high energy track that’s great to play to get hyped up. You can grab an early copy on my Bandcamp page.”
Not only is Face The Mirror composed to a pristine and engaging quality, but the underlying concept is one of personal depth, reflection and honesty, and these traits united make for something that hits with classic, compelling impact.
Back with another beauty, perhaps offering his most engaging groove yet, Voice Of G takes on the current social climate with an aptly-themed freestyle entitled Home.
Apo’s Vault Vol. 1 is a brilliantly eclectic, increasingly engaging new album, which quickly moves from good to great to superb throughout its 13 original tracks.