Paully fuses the brightness and near-EDM energy of electro-pop with a heavy bass-line and a laid-back lyrical backbone for this latest release.
Offering up precisely the depth and perspective implied by the title, Bless Me When I’m Dead brings through a fairly classic beat, rooted in the vibes from hip hop just a decade or two ago.
Absolute Doubt and Lucki collaborate to bring music fans a brilliantly dreamlike EP, fusing superb sound design with a laid-back and sleepy vocal delivery, creating the kind of late-night vibe insomniacs and those at the end of a long week alike will revel within.
CEO Fields drives with a clear understanding of and connection to the importance of hard work and dedication in line with a natural talent and passion for the process. This is the method for success, and 25/8 deals with it directly, and it does so amidst a fairly unique beat; and with a quickly engaging pair of vocals.
Underlining dashes of influence from the likes of dance-hall and hip hop all at once, the song takes its time to fill the room, leading from a dreamlike aura into a delicate bounce of a beat, progressing from simple, catchy melodic development to a more London-inspired rap flow.
Producer Groove has crafted this album of originals from a position of experience and genuine emotion, fusing the best of his abilities in sound design, with a clear connection to creativity, and a heartfelt look at life.
There’s something inherently inspiring and enjoyable about Scrubs – it presents a level of appreciation and connection, togetherness, that’s rarely introduced or celebrated in hip hop.
The ever-poetic wordsmith Bricen Mac returns this summer with perhaps his most heartfelt & openly appreciative release yet. Directly addressing his father, presenting the song as a gift & a thank you, Dear Father brings back that quietly confident vocal tone, amidst a smooth & ballad-like, piano-led backdrop.
The very concept of balance, of needing to find that in order to achieve peace and to re-connect with those who matter, is something rarely pondered in modern hip hop; or music in general. This song goes against the grain in many ways, not throwing blame or leading with guilt, just keeping things honest.
In terms of genre, New Realms (that title is probably a clue!) is borrowing from all over the place. As well as the influences I’ve already mentioned, there is something of Ulrich Schnauss-era Engineers about the overall effect of the EP. It’s rich, imaginative, compelling and intriguing. It’s hard to imagine higher praise than this.
Awe hits so many sweet spots during its run time, it’s genuinely difficult not to keep hitting repeat as a reviewer. This makes me think real attention has been paid to the arrangement – there’s never a dull moment – and right up to the end, new colours are used to draw us in sonically. Great stuff!
“We might not see it past our self observed flaws, but diamonds come out of the dirt to become something beautiful. Everybody can shine and I want to press that message.”