STEP1 – “Jelly”


A track out today from STEP1, a music collective from Northern Virginia, “Jelly” is an inventive hip-hop success. “Jelly” shows an immediate punchiness with warbly and twinkling synths, amidst an enjoyably layered collection of vocals. Funky bass-laden tinge approaching the 30-second mark with spurting synths makes for a very cool sound — converging precise hip-hop flow with a smorgasbord of electronic, funk, and pop elements. Just within the first minute, “Jelly” impresses with its varied tonal reach and obvious stylistically eclectic nature. The track’s remainder continues the engagement, continuing the playfully eclectic arsenal.

“Jelly” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2020’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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