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.
Being a live performance recording, Deep Water has just enough rough edges to re-assure the listener that the talent on show is for real, and actually is playing live. Musically, the pre-chorus chords echo Eminem’s My Name Is, but influences aside, Elta Wave are exploring a soulful pop that has an indie edge and a nod to the 70s – courtesy of sound choices.
There’s a hint of Rage Against The Machine to this style of performance, a welcomed nod to music’s past, though the UK twang and that classic hip hop confidence help take things somewhere decidedly refreshing.
It rocks along, chock-full of character and has swagger to spare. Beholden to a wealth of sounds and songs that you think you can half-remember, it somehow carves a furrow all its own. Excellent fun!
French-producer duo DirtyDiamondz, currently based in London, have compiled an extensive collection of their recent creative offerings under the title of Raw Talent Beat Pack Vol.1 – a project that offers up a whopping 16 original instrumentals, featuring a gathering of equally impressive artists from across the globe.
Ayso has crafted a killer of a hook within this latest release. Bop Truu is the kind of alternative pop song you can’t help but enjoy.
Harvey as a band have a somewhat humble and natural way with music, each new release is enjoyable, impressive, and further cements their authenticity as artists. This process happens slowly but surely, seeing them never fail to write something of depth, and still never resort to unnecessary gimmicks or quirks.
Every one of these tracks drives with intention and showcases an artist with a love for music as much as lyricism – a simple trait in theory but less noticeable on much of modern indie hip hop.
There’s a subtle sense of rising energy – the lyrics, the very concept and title of the song, and the consistent movement musically throughout, all helps this calmness evolve into an incredibly uplifting mood.
Daniel Angelus returns this year with yet another fully introspective, creative project. Act 1 offers further insight and a musically impressive leap forwards in terms of melodic progression, instrumental set-up, and lyricism.
You get a sense that Lux Thugs follows his own rules entirely, but does so with skill and consideration. These bars are thoughtful, clever, honest and reflective – the music meets the needs of this conceptual depth brilliantly.
Zizzo World’s experience and awareness as a musician shine throughout the release. The riffs, the vocal melody, the lyrics – there’s professionalism and creativity intertwined at every step, and always with an essential wave of passion running through everything.