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Haiko shares energetic new single “IU2LY”

Haiko has shared a bouncy, energetic new cut called “IU2Ly”. Over top of atmospheric synths and clean percussion, the artist delivers infectious melodies that keep the listener hooked throughout.

The instrumental for “IU2LY” consists of bright synths that play out smoothly over top of adrenaline-fuelled drums. Beneath, rich bass glues the track together and provides a solid foundation for Haiko’s catchy vocals.

He comes through with some engaging melodies that keep the listener on their toes, delivering strong verses and a sharply executed chorus. His melodies are playful yet equally well-written, adding to the replay value of this song.

Overall, “IU2LY” is a strong offering from Haiko, providing a great soundtrack for summer and drawing the listener in from the get-go. Hopefully more is soon to come from Haiko as we move into the latter half of 2021.

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Hunnaloe shares elegant new visual for The “Towns Finest / Route99”

New York rapper Hunnaloe has shared an elegant new visual for his smooth, nostalgic singles “The Towns Finest / Route99”.

This new video finds Hunnaloe delivering a charismatic performance of his singles, appearing easy-going yet assured throughout. The video is cinematic and features warm coloration, adding to the reminiscent mood of the tracks. On the two tracks “Towns Finest” and “Route99”, he delivers rapid, powerful verses full of sharply crafted lyricism. Moreover, the beats are dark yet calming, containing wistful samples that carry one back to past memories.

Overall, “Towns Finest / Route99” is a strong release from Hunnaloe, showcasing his superb mic skills and providing two solid instrumentals. He shows much potential on this release, and cements himself as a new artist to keep an eye one going forward for the rest of this year.

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Mr Pigeons breaks new ground on “Pink Fossil”

Berlin-based artist Mr Pigeons breaks new ground on his album Pink Fossil, showcasing his unique style and combining textural and aesthetic elements in a truly intriguing manner.

Pink Fossil opens with album highlight “Elephants”, a track that encapsulates Mr Pigeons’ eclectic, mind-bending style perfectly. This succinct yet layered track contains a feeling of mysticism and spiritual depth. Sonically, the track features fragmented samples that swirl into a psychedelic blend of cosmic sounds. Dusty, deep drums complement the samples nicely, tying the song together and creating an engaging rhythm. He follows “Elephants” up with the mysterious, ethereal “Timekeeper”, a song containing dream-like flutes and subtle, crawling drums. The minimalism of this song is simultaneously relaxing and enthralling, opening up a wide range of emotions. Over top, Mr Pigeons delivers some poetic verses and a memorable chorus.

Next, the glitchy, dark “Western Wilderness” conjures an apocalyptic atmosphere through winding synths that take on an industrial tone. Moreover, the relaxed “Bearth” creates a wistful atmosphere through the use of subdued horns and deep percussion. Another album highlight comes in the title track “Pink Fossil”, which once again captures Mr Pigeons idiosyncratic style and sets a moody, spacey atmosphere. Here, he delivers some truly sharp verses and an intriguing hook. Finally, the album closes out with the ambient, massive “Pink Bandana”, which features epic backing vocals and deep bass. This track makes for a superb closer to the album, containing a colossal, earth shaking instrumental that draws the listener in immediately.

Overall, “Pink Fossil” is an interesting, ground-breaking release from this Berlin-based artist. It contains some of the most left-field hip-hop songs you will hear all year, featuring psychedelic samples that tumble and twist in unprecedented manners. Throughout the whole project, however, there is a feeling of deep spirituality and authenticity that is impossible to ignore, making for a truly intriguing listen.

Written by Jacob Saltzberg

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Anjalica Solomon shares ethereal new single “Honey Queen”

Vancouver artist Anjalica Solomon has shared an ethereal new single called “Honey Queen”. Over top of wistful, dream-like guitars and mystical backing vocals, the talented Solomon delivers a poem about Queer love, expressing eroticism and desire beautifully.

The instrumentation on “Honey Queen” consists of elegant, laid-back guitars that drift along in a surreal state. Accompanied by ethereal backing vocals, the combination of instruments on this track draw the listener in immediately. Beneath, minimalistic, organic percussion glues the track together, providing a relaxed rhythm.

Over top of the magical instrumental, Solomon delivers beautifully crafted poetry about Queer love, capturing desire in a crystalline manner while showing much focus and attention to detail in the writing.

Overall, “Honey Queen” is a strong release from Solomon, for it is sonically mesmerizing as well as lyrically vivid. It is evident that they have much potential in the spoken word medium, showcasing natural ability from the get-go.

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Something New shares atmospheric new banger “3TIME”

Something New has shared a new banger called “3TIME”. This glitchy, adrenaline-fuelled banger provides electrifying energy that makes this track endless entertaining.

“3TIME” is centred around rapid synths that contort into a twisting melody that draws in the listener immediately. Underneath the synths, booming 808s provide an infectious rhythm, paired with hard-hitting percussion. Over top of this beat, Something New comes through with some vicious, fiery verses full of clever wordplay. His flow is lightning speed, and he rips through rhyme after rhyme with ease. All in all, his vocal style is interesting and entertaining, providing a variety of flows.

Overall, “3TIME’ is a strong offering from Something New, for it is an enticing banger that is very replay-able. Hopefully more is soon to come from this talented artist, as he shows inherent potential on this release.

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MUDA! shares fiery new banger “NO PRESSURE”

MUDA! has shared a fiery new banger called “NO PRESSURE”. This high-octane release is a great pump up song, featuring heavy percussion and raw synths.

Over top of rugged, high-energy synths, MUDA! delivers some intense verses full of clever lyrics. His delivery is commanding and entertaining, keeping the listener hooked from the start. Furthermore, the beat is powerful and keeps on nodding their head as they are overcome by jaw-dropping 808’s and crisp percussion. This is a track that certainly provides a lot of replay value, making it worthy of re-visiting again and again.

Overall, “NO PRESSURE” is a catchy track that combines elements of both West Coast and East Coast hip hop to create an entertaining banger. Check it out above!

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TheKidSax shares wistful new track “Need You Now”, featuring Ig4 Music

TheKidSax has shared a new single called “Need You Now”, featuring Ig4 Music. This wistful song provides melancholic yet hopeful vibes that can help keep one going through hard times.

The instrumental for “Need You Now” is centred around bright guitars underscored by clean percussion and rich bass. The production on this song is both optimistic and reflective, providing an intriguing mixture of moods that keeps the listener on their toes throughout. Over top of the mercurial beat, the singers come through with some catchy melodies that get stuck in one’s head for a long time, keeping one coming back to this track again and again. Their songwriting shines over top of this energized instrumental, providing a strong offering.

Overall, “Need You Now” is an interesting release from TheKidSax and Ig4 Music that is moody and simultaneously groovy. The pair show a natural chemistry throughout the track as well, and there is much reason to hope for more music from this pairing in the near future.

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Mr. Stee shares smoky new album “moments in time”

Vancouver musician Mr. Stee has shared a smoky new album called “moments in time”. Over 11 tracks, the artist showcases his textured, smooth style, flipping samples in engaging ways that keep the listener intrigued throughout.

moments in time begins with the hazy opener “morning sex”, which is centred around watery keys and elastic vocal samples. This warm, sexy track is a great opener for the record- introducing the textured, layered sampling style of Mr. Stee. He then follows this track up with the groovy, summery “kundalini linguine”, a track that contains electrifying synths and groovy bass.

Next, album highlight “dreams” provides ecstatic vibes through catchy bass and joyful keys. Bouncy percussion is added underneath to bolster the track and give it an exciting groove. Another album highlight is “pixelated palm trees” which features mysterious keys and driving bass, with pitched up vocals layered over top. This track is a soothing sonic mixture with a lot of replay value.

Furthermore, the smoky “ghost dog” captures a unique vibe, providing a melancholic, pensive offering. The dark strings and thought-provoking keys on this track provide an intricate melody. Finally, album closer “oh to be young and in love” captures a hopeful mood with elegant vocal samples that drift along in a dream-like fashion, underscored by groovy percussion.

Overall, moments in time is a strong release from Mr. Stee, showcasing his eclectic sampling style and deep grooves. It once again proves that he is a skilled producer with a lot to offer sonically, as he covers a lot of ground across the tracklist musically.

Written by Jacob Saltzberg

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Seb C shares new banger “Weekend Hurricane” ft. Elijah Blond

Vancouver artist Seb C has shared an electrifying new banger called “Weekend Hurricane”, featuring Elijah Blond.

“Weekend Hurricane” is an intoxicating track centred around whirling synths underscored by rich, swelling bass. Bouncy percussion is added to build a catchy groove that keeps one hooked throughout. This song is layered and dense, with dynamic production that ranges from darkly subtle to ecstatically energizing. Moreover, the vocal melodies are surreal and moody, providing a contrast to the adrenaline-fuelled instrumental, while simultaneously meshing with it perfectly.

This track is also diverse, showcasing Seb C and Elijah Blond’s versatility. They are evidently sharply skilled and focused artists who put their all into every release. Overall, this is a strong offering and a great soundtrack for summer, providing a smoky, powerful groove.

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Missy D shares uplifting new single “Rollin”

Vancouver’s Missy D has shared an uplifting, groovy new single called “Rollin”.

Instrumentally, “Rollin” contains bright, bubbly lead synths underscored by rich synth bass. Underneath, clean percussion creates an upbeat groove and glues the track together. Over top, Missy D comes through with some memorable melodic vocals and smooth verses. Her delivery is confident but easy-going, making for much replay value on this release.

Overall, “Rollin” is a sharp new release that showcases Missy D’s strong songwriting ability. This track is great for the warm summer vibes, providing a refreshing, tasteful offering.