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.
“(Tech) has lead to some talented people getting recognized who might otherwise not have been, but it’s also lead to an inundation of “talent”. So instead of seeing a newer DJ who has had to practice, invest money & time into his or her art form, we are left with DJ John & Jane Doe who own a Macbook, downloaded free beat matching software & are essentially running their iTunes playlist in front of a crowd.”
Kid Loose manages to balance a clear understanding of music with a sheer passion for melody and originality. World music meets with the entrancing rhythms of house to produce something completely immersive and beautifully uplifting.
The sort of alternative, unexpected pop hit that listeners will take as their own – the kind of song you’re drawn to and naturally assume was written for purely you.
The performance stands out for the passion and character that’s presented throughout. In the same instance, the music is so laid back, but it pays tribute to the classic, simple yet hard-hitting riffs and beats that played the backdrop to some of hip hop’s more historical classics.