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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arkansas rapper Drizzy Tae has shared a triumphant banger called “Mo Bags”. At only 13 years old, the rapper shows much potential with sharp songwriting skills, and charisma to spare.
The instrumental for “Mo Bags” is centred around glorious synths underscored by heavy 808s. Crisp drums lock in the rhythm and provide a solid foundation for Tae’s catchy melodies. He comes through with some powerful, memorable vocals that draw in the listener immediately. Furthermore, he shows an incredible amount of confidence and focus for such a young artist, showcasing his potential immediately.
Overall, “Mo Bags” is a strong release from Drizzy Tae, providing a high-octane banger that has a lot of replay value. At such a young age, the rapper shows great promise, and makes one look forward to the future for him.
Written by Jacob Saltzberg for Roundhouse Music Co.
Detroit musician Jay Squared‘s new EP We Loved for 24 Hours is a heartfelt offering, full of vibrance and originality. Over 4 warm, ambient instrumentals, the artist provides infectious melodies and sentimental rhymes.
On EP opener “company (love4real), dreamy keyboards and swirling vocal samples create a romantic, surreal backdrop for Squared’s cozy vocals. He comes through with some memorable melodies that set the tone for this intimate EP.
“company (love4real”‘s ambient soundscape is the perfect interlude to album highlight “ride or die”, a more upbeat, groovy track. The instrumental for “ride or die” is centred around bubbly synths and watery backing vocals, underscored by bouncy percussion. Squared comes through with some great vocals on this track, showcasing a sharp songwriting ability.
Next, the elegant “rivera” provides a wistful offering, featuring crunchy percussion built around relaxed guitars. Subtle synths underscore this track, adding extra layers and density. All in all, this song is a great example of the EP’s nostalgic, heartwarming sound.
Lastly, the EP closes out with the pensive “only one”, featuring viral sensation Curtis Roach. This track contains some strong songwriting, with a memorable hook that stays in the listener’s head for days. Furthermore, the instrumental is excellent, centred around mellow guitars and groovy bass. The two artists share a natural chemistry on this track, bolstering this song’s replay value.
Overall, “We Loved for 24 Hours” is a beautiful, sentimental release from Jay Squared that is worthy of much praise. It is evident that Squared possesses much natural talent, and this project helps cement him as an up-and-comer. Hopefully more is soon to come from him.
Written by Jacob Saltzberg for Roundhouse Music Co.
Massachusetts rapper mikeyblackkk has shared a powerful new EP Manhattan, featuring crisp production and clever rhymes.
Manhattan kicks off with the fresh, high-octane banger “20/20” featuring Phoenix Rios. This track is both smooth and upbeat, featuring reversed keys and clean percussion. Underneath, rumbling 808s glue the track together, providing a strong rhythm.
He follows this track up with the ethereal highlight “Terror”, which features an intriguing, wavy instrumental. This track is a catchy and simultaneously quirky offering, featuring some clever lyrics from mikeyblackkk.
Another highlight on this EP is the atmospheric “Smile”, which features a glossy, layered instrumental that draws the listener in immediately. Rich 808s underscore this beat as dreamy synths float overtop. Moreover, mikeyblackkk comes through with some strong verses full of imagery.
The project closes out with the brooding, powerful “Alien Nation”, which features intense guitars and mysterious synths. Organic sounding drums lock in the rhythm beneath, and the overall production sounds richly textured.
Overall, Manhattan is a strong release full of sharp verses and interesting production. All in all, mikeyblackkk presents a unique style that is memorable and thought provoking. Hopefully more is soon to come from this talented artist.
Ig4 Music and Kaiser York have shared a collaborative new song called “W/O U This Wouldn’t Exist”.
The instrumental for “W/O U This Wouldn’t Exist” is centred around energetic guitars and upbeat drums. Underneath, rich bass underscores the beat, glueing the song together. Furthermore, the overall production sounds textured and layered, adding to the replay value of this song. The vocalists also come through with an infectious hook that keeps the listener’s attention. Their vocal performance is entertaining and sharp, and they come through with some memorable verses.
Overall, one can hope for more music soon from this duo, as it sounds like they share lots of chemistry on this collaboration. This song is catchy and engaging, providing a bouncy, rock-influenced banger.