In a world overloaded with similar sounds and hip hop that copies and kicks it with the last big release, Papiwthawork takes only that which matters to him, and builds upon it a sound of his own; with his own stories, his own sense of character, and his own big dreams.
There’s a fifties feel to the melodic development, and to Rae’s performance style. This long-form melody seems soaked in smokey jazz bar vibes, yet the lyricism and indeed the rhythm of the track often leans in a more contemporary direction.
“My mom would get annihilated drunk and play the same Rolling Stones concert (Steel Wheels) on a VHS (1990) instead of a kids show, so by the age of 6, I was building Lincoln Log Guitars and Smoking a white crayon, Keith Richards was my Dora or whatever kids watch these days. “
Emerging with something of a classic driving rock ballad vibe, Flame is a quickly addictive and familiar piece of music and writing, though with a notably poetic back-bone that lays out a series of detailed images and scenes that perfectly suit the emotion and energy of the music.
Royal Ruckus and DJ Sean P collaborate for a recent EP release entitled Royalty Check – just one in a series of planned releases. From that first offering, Back N Effect is the second single and video to emerge, a smooth and enjoyably classic, good-vibes-orientated hip hop track, one that puts out sincere energy and optimism in a stylish, engaging way.
Beginning with an intriguing hit of poetry, followed shortly afterwards by a mildly haunting, slightly Gypsy-jazz like rhythm and soundscape, the song emerges with a decidedly traditional folk aura.
A beautiful project, a breath of real life and skill amidst an otherwise foggy hip hop landscape. Great vibes and heart-breaking authenticity. This one will be on repeat for quite some time.
An EP that consistently rewards its audience for spending time under its spell. Fusing blissfully ambient delicacies with fragments of organic & often tribal-like audio, SHEETS0 brings through both an easy-listening & uplifting dance vibe, with detailed, creative soundscapes, and a collection of deeply thoughtful, passionate songs; a rare & impressive collection of qualities.
A decidedly artistic, cinematic audio voyage – one that you can turn to whenever the more predictable parts of contemporary EDM & trip hop grow tiresome. The 2019 remix pours through like a series of waves, each one slightly different to the last, but always made up of this same ocean of sound & thought.
Songwriter Iskar D’Abrel presents a brilliantly crisp and passionate new single – one that creatively fuses the progressive rock tones of yesteryear with an notably fresh, delicate air of contemporary sound design.
Young Love immerses its audience in hope, in belief and possibility, and in the high energy and brightness of a musical moment that will likely keep people feeling good and dancing for years to come.
California’s Little Sister leads with a finely polished indie-pop set-up on this single, presenting a few distinct riffs, a notable drum-pattern, and a softly whispered vocal melody that somehow cuts through the weight and rhythm surrounding it to drive with intention and purpose.