A delicate jazz-cafe vibe emerges with a subsequently calm and collected rap vocal – one that quietly reminds you to appreciate the little things, and to have your priorities and your gratitude arranged accordingly.
Format offers up a classic rap anthem to bring hard workers and hip hop fans together in a big way. No Entry is a huge track, beginning with a melodic hook – a choir of vocals chanting this rhythm and concept to you in an inviting and immersive way.
Pulsating rhythms are met with growling screams that all culminate in one of the sickest guitar solos of recent memory.
If Ackerman’s guitar playing is fire, then Resurrection’s vocal is ice. Down From Above is two opposing forces of nature that have somehow come together to create a seductive piece of art in Where Angels Fall. It’s a beautifully destructive track that’s enticing in its mysterious uncertainty.
Alex E’s Passionfruit is quite possibly the most unusual and unique release to emerge this year. The whole thing is in its own world entirely, seeming to have been crafted from pure and free creativity. For this reason, it captures your attention fairly quickly; and is incredibly easy to recognise.
An unquestionably beautiful release that easily deserves to be heard and enjoyed by as many music fans as possible. Ethan Wood is a fine musician, a talented producer, a wonderful singer, and – evidently – a superb songwriter.
There’s a humble air of authenticity to this album that makes it a reliable and deeply appealing project. Font Leroy is not out here shouting for attention or desperate for views. Instead, he’s making music that means something to him, that he himself is a fan of, and for these reasons the entire album works perfectly.
Can’t See You Without Me is a totally unusual and subsequently fascinating song that sees Voltanas pour his honest perspective into the process in a raspy and sleepy fashion.
An incredibly unique and fascinating song – from an artist with an original sound and a creative approach that seems free from concern or direct influence.
What a great track, quickly entrancing and addictive in everything from the natural groove of that tribal-like beat to the cool and calm ear-worm quality of that leading vocal line.
Ben Ferrell creates precisely the chilled out vibes we could all use at the end of a long day. Wannabe is a gorgeously mellow jazz-trip-hop track that utilizes a few key ingredients to build something smooth and dreamlike for listeners to escape within.
The Khatarnaak hip hop collective sees the artist breakaway for this individual venture, he offers up a track that hits hard but with an easy to appreciate delicacy at the same time.