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Nu Vintage – “Steady Rotation”
Nu Vintage opens up the list with “Steady Rotation”, a jazzy boom bap joint ripe with warm textures, alluring warm strings, and airy horns that exude a nostalgic feeling. It’s quite soothing and definitely a perfect way to kick off this week’s playlist.
Elaquent – “Tough Love”
Elaquent shares the new single “Tough Love” from his new album Long Drives To Nowhere. The production is as sublime and ethereal as they come with El’s punchy and sparsely arranged drum grooves, mellow somber tones, and crisp sound design to match.
Sun Deep – “Mind Games”
Oklahoma-based Indian experimental producer/instrumentalist Sun Deep makes his entry on our list with his new record titled “Mind Games”. The track is a cinematic and epic piece that blends a layered arrangement of sounds from hip-hop and different cultures from the east and West in a seamless manner. The punchy drum grooves, chant-like vocal samples, sitar riffs and nostalgic textures all add up to create a potpourri of sounds that trasnport the listeners to another plane.
“Mind Games” is taken from his forthcoming EP, Sifnos, which blends danceable beats with traditional Indian instrumentation. Released under Outpost 31 Studios, the five-track EP was inspired by Sun Deep’s visit to the Greek island, Sifnos, which ultimately led to his decision to pursue music full-time.
Riddoch x COMN Dan – “The Abyss”
Riddoch and COMN Dan team up for “The Abyss”, a jazz-infused boom-bap jam ripe with warm textures, lush keys, and punchy drums. The progression is pronounced as it moves along and subtle elements are added from moody strings, cinematic sound designs, and obscure vocal chops.
Rudi Montaire – “im Vorbeigeh’n – Instrumental”
Austrian producer Rudi Montaire makes an entry on our playlist with “im Vorbeigeh’n – Instrumental”, a chilled uplifting tune made up of bright textures, warm basslines, and bouncy boom-bap drums. It’s smooth and quite catchy too.
Sly Johnson – “Trust Me (Instrumental)”
Paris born-singer/vocalist, beatboxer, songwriter, and record producer Sly Johnson drops something funky at our doorstep in the form of this beat titled “Trust Me (Instrumental)”. The track has a solid drum groove, smooth funky bass guitar riff, and soulful synth textures to match.
Dial Choir – “THOU / Y’ALL”
Dial Choir is a production duo made up of Salingitus and Zeta Io, the duo teamed up in 2009 and hasn’t looked back since. Their latest output is an experimental jazz/lofi track titled “THOU / Y’ALL”. The piece is cinematic, dynamic, and off-kilter. From the airy piano riffs, ethereal sound design, and progression build-up, the duo brings something different and refreshing to the forefront.
Citero – “Mist”
Citero‘s “Mist” caught our attention and it was too good not to share. He makes use of somber strings fitted with orchestral aesthetics, dark moody basslines, and soft boom-bap drums. It’s quite dynamic as the ebb and flow are pronounced and there are some progressions heard with the inclusion of keys and mellow textures.
Binfolk – “ButtaDamnthing”
Binfolk makes his entry with “ButtaDamnthing” taken from his debut beat tape. The beat is clunky, choppy, and eclectic, love the guitar riffs, vocal samples, and punchy drums.
Chill Select, Ogi feel the Beat – “Deep, Down & Painted”
Chill Select and Ogi feel the Beat team up for this new beat titled “Deep, Down & Painted”. The result is a soothing and nostalgia-inducing beat ripe with airy strings, warm textures made up of crisp guitar riffs, ethereal vocal runs and solid drum grooves.
Flow-er – “Smooth Loop”
Flow-er makes his entry on our site with “Smooth Loop”, a punchy multi-genre beat that blends neo-soul with modern-day g-funk aesthetics. The lush keys and synths are prominent and the drums are groovy to the max.
CaliCronk – “Remember”
CaliCronk comes through with “Remember” a chilled, reflective tune made up of crisp guitar riffs, warm bassline, and mellow drums. It’s quite somber and nostalgic.
Milli Beat$ – “Beast Mode”
Milli Beat$ comes through with “Beast Mode” a jazz-infused trap beat that hits the mark. The beat is heavy and the borns are quite lush too. The beat also progresses with soft keys that add a dreamy palette to the overall vibe.
kBeats x Dan walters – “Summer zootin’”
kBeats and Dan walters team up for “Summer zootin’”, a splendid soothing beat made up of warm textures and nostalgia-inducing vibes. It’s aptly titled and gives that heartwarming feeling of the summer month.
$urfa – “Feel So Good”
$urfa makes his entry on our site with “Feel So Good”. A laidback sublime track ripe with hazy and atmospheric textures over smooth drum grooves. Perfect for a late evening ride.
Nu Vintage “Matcha Latte”
Nu Vintage‘s new release “Matcha Latte” is a somber, reflective track ripe with warm textures, moody strings, and airy flutes layered over smooth boom-bap-style drums. Perfect for that study time playlist
UK singer/songwriter Kadeem Tyrell shares the new single “Let Me Know” and it’s accompanying visual. Bolstered by the lush and soulful sonic canvas provided by his longtime collaborator Baker Aaron and assistance by writer Pia Morris, Kadeem delivers a heartfelt and soul-stirring performance from start to finish. The track sees him assuring the lady who caught his eye that he is down for the long haul with reassuring words and adulation-filled lyrics. Kadeem sure delivers the goods with his commanding vocals and knack for penning soothing melodies. The video is filmed, edited, and directed By Sonny Jake who blends performance shots of Kadeem with various motifs and somewhat abstract set pieces.
Stream “Let Me Know” on Spotify; iTunes; and all other platforms here.
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UK emcee tRident dwells on past love in his new single titled “fReeze fRame”. The track is as soulful as they come with its warm and nostalgia-inducing soundscape and bouncy drums that blends perfectly with his laidback flow and evocative adulation-filled lyrics. He muses on the intense love he was in and finds it hard to let go of the warm thoughts.
tRident is an English/Italian artist from Camden Town, London trying to pursue what he loves most and attempting to make a career out of it.
Stream “fReeze fRame” on Apple Music, Deezer
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UK/Ghanain singer/songwriter Professor Paws makes his entry on our site with “Bruk Up”, a dancehall infsued afropop jam that aims to raise the ante in the clubs. Over the lush textures and hypnotic drum grooves, Professor Paws delivers a catchy melodic performance with memorable harmonic riffs and lyrics that listeners can bop their heads to.
Bridging the gap between the UK and Ghana — Professor Paws walks a balance beam that sees him equalise his African and European lineage and frame it in music form. Drawing power from his cultural dyad, Professor Paws’ music resides somewhere between melody-driven R&B sound pools, sharp and crunchy electro-rap beats and ice cold Afrobeat cues.
Stream “Bruk Up” on SoundCloud, Apple Music, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram
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Kansas City producer/rapper Bam Keith makes his entry on our site with a handful of songs from his new EP Maybe I Won’t. He has produced for many artists and his music has been featured in TV, Film, ads, and other platforms such as Cartoon Network, Netflix, Vice TV, and more.
“Workin” is the first cut and is a bright and upbeat anthemic song made for the go-getters who are putting in work steadily to live their dreams. The self-produced track is ripe with lush textures and bright keys laced over groovy drums as he effortlessly glides over it with his aspirational-filled lyrics and carefree free.
Stream “Workin” on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer
“LAW 17” is a track that takes funk elements with a modern-day aesthetic and sees Bam dwelling on the concept of staying true to oneself regardless of the external forces around. Bam delivers his verses with such conviction and implores us that inner-strength and determination go a long way further than anything.
Stream “LAW 17” on Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer
“Way of Life” is a laidback and somewhat reflective tune that gives listeners a quick glimpse into Bam’s life. Over a chilled atmospheric textured bouncy soundscape he delivers a melody-laced flow with evocative lyrics that listeners can relate to.
Stream “Way of Life” on Deezer, and Apple Music
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Independent rapper The Insomniak returns with some “Magic” and ” Purge 45″ that further displays his lyrical prowess and diverse skillset as an artist.
“Magic” is a bravado-laden track that is 4 minutes of pure off-kilter lyrics such as “Cross my heart, smash you, to another land, blast you/Straight into the air, cast you/ Like a fuckin’ rod snap you“. He doesn’t hold back and continues with his laidback smooth but commanding vocal tone over the punchy and somewhat moody backdrop.
Stream “Magic” on YouTube, Deezer, and Apple Music
“Purge 45” is a no holds barred, unfiltered look at the current state of affairs from social to political views, The Insomniak proceeds to call out the various incompetences of the government and pundits who are adding fuel to the fire. Again, he doesn’t hold back and proceeds to hit the jugular with pure vitriol and venom.
Stream “Purge 45” on YouTube, Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify
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Atlanta-based Detroit emcee MRK SX and super lyricist Elzhi team up for this solid tune titled “Zen”. Over a somber and somewhat moody backdrop, both emcees share their thoughts and perspective on being at one’s apex at all times. MRK starts it off with his laidback flow and vivid lyricism followed by Elzhi’s expressive verbal display chock full of wit and wordplay.
In 2019, he went on the Shady Gang Tour with Crooked I, Obie Trice, and Swifty McVay and followed that up in 2020 with the single “Good Life” produced by Royce Da 5’9”.
Additionally, MRK SX has released 3 solo projects including The Sockmonster EP, “L Brick Road” and “Announcements are Overrated”. Look out for the new release “The 40 Year Old Rapper” available on all streaming platforms on 4/24 via MRK’s indie label DatFeelin.
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“We On That” is the newest release from rap duo Varn Curtis & Kice who together are known as T.O.N.Y. The production is punchy and has an anthemic feel that sits well with the fiery flows and aspirational lyrics from the duo. The lyrics are vivid and engaging and every listener can relate to them.
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Teck-Zilla is back on our radar again after his last track which you can find here. The producer and deejay on this go-around, recruits Brooklyn’s own John Jigg$, Boston’s Revalation and Detroit’s Nolan The Ninja to get down on this hot new track titled ‘Los Tres Grand’.
Teck-Zilla uses this retro-cinematic and soft bounce to set the tone for this bar-heavy track that sees all three rappers go on an all out verbal onslaught. The horn-driven hook really helps to tie the track altogether. When you hit play on this track, you are definitely in for a big treat. And just so you are aware, Teck-Zilla has a project in the works; yes you heard that and even though it is yet to be titled, it sure is coming and you will be blown away. Take this here as an appetizer before the main meal. You can go here to listen to the track on your preferred streaming platform.
Connect with the guys the following way:
John Jigg$: Twitter / Instagram
Revalation: Twitter / Instagram
Nolan The Ninja: Twitter / Instagram
Teck-Zilla: Twitter / Instagram