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Premiere: Rafael Vigilantics – “Exit Here”

On Rafael Vigilantics’ just-released single “Exit Here”, eerie guitar tones do great to establish a captivating soundscape in the first minute, with a smooth and precise vocal delivery that reminds of Aesop Ro...
 
Hip-Hop
 

Waters – “Whatever Makes You Happy”

Cape Town rapper/producer/engineer Waters shows a precise flow over lush, key-tinged beats. Waters, who initially started rapping at age 7, touts a fondness for “wordplay to metaphors, melodies, flow, structure and rhyme ...

 
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LocalBlac – “HOV”

LocalBlac is the captivating hip-hop vehicle of Los Angeles-based Travon D. Bryant, who previously released under the name Blac Negus. Stylistically, his fantastic new track “HOV” reminds of the soundscape on the la...
 
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The New Hippies – “Text Me Back, Witch”

Hailing from Orange, CA, The New Hippies are an eclectic act that touch on pop, R&B, funk, jazz, and hip-hop. The act recently finished up a small Southern California tour, opening for the esteemed Wu-Tang Clan. New single ...

 
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DVST8RS – “Chemicals”

“Chemicals” is an infectious, energetic piece of alternative hip-hop, embracing the playful hip-hop embrace of Das Racist while also following an electro-tinged infectiousness reminiscent of Chromeo. The track is on...
 
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GEO – “Better” (feat. Gabriela Francesca, Rex Mac)

Colorful and melodic, “Better” is the third single from LA-based indie R&B/hip-hop producer GEO. Featuring the sugary-sweet vocals of Gabriela Francesca and a lush hip-hop addition from Boston-based rapper Rex ...

 
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RHYNE – “Cynthy”

RHYNE – an experimental hip-hop and future synth producer based in Silver Lake, Los Angeles – pursues a successful, trippy sound on new track “Cynthy”, where chillwave-induced atmospheric synths mesh wit...
 
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RaneRaps – “Voicemail” (prod. Khronos Beats)

“Voicemail” is a success in every regard, from Khronos Beats’ pulsating, infectiously vintage production to RaneRaps’ intensely precise delivery, fondly reminiscent of AndrĂ© 3000 in tone and output. High...

 
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Shoffy – “Fake Friends” (feat. Sidizen King)

Having featured both Shoffy and Sidizen King in the past, it makes sense that “Fake Friends” hooked me quickly. The collaboration from the two Los Angeles-based artists is a smooth, melodic blend of hip-hop and elec...
 
Hip-Hop
 

iLLism – “iLL Vibes”

iLLism are a duo specializing in R&B and hip-hop, with new track “iLL Vibes” expressing a sound reminiscent of ’90s hip-hop from the get-go, with nostalgic static of a radio dial and a DJ personality kicki...