Kronic releases ‘Blacksheep’ single with G Eye, Stickz, and Chop Em. Packed with punchlines, clever wordplay, and an unforgettable chorus ‘Blacksheep’ is an instant hit. Grime, Trap, and Hip-Hop combine over a haunting beat with subtle synths and echoing keys over top booming kicks and syncopated hi hat hits. Every verse is in competition with the last, an exercise in steel sharpening steel. The ‘shoulda woulda coulda’ hook is memorable and acts as a chant which is ready for the energy of a live show. Of the recent releases in music Kronic’s latest single separates itself from the pack with quality and originality, the true black sheep among bangers.
With a somber instrumental as a foundation Just Jerick bares it all with his latest single ‘Dark Room’. Overwhelmed by the overload of negativity we are bombarded with Just Jerick examines the world and processes the mass chaos and details his feelings. With emotive production, a haunting piano loop and melancholy keys with spacious synths that have as much feeling as the content, the entire track hits the listener in the heart. ‘Dark Room’ plays as the logical solution to a mind that is too aware of the world it resides in. Just Jerick delivers lyrics from the perspective of a man that shoulders the burden of existence using art as a means to come to terms with a world that would make the average wish for darkness.
Juanita Craft’s ‘Instantly Christmas’ is a heartfelt holiday tune. Warm and eventful Juanita Craft constructs a true track for Christmas that captures the magic and emotion of the festivities that surround Christmas. ‘Instantly Christmas’ details the joy that comes from the first glimpse of the holiday season and the love that follows. With a lush, soulful and warm instrumental Juanita delivers sweet and soft vocals that capture the essence of the joy of the holidays, a great track that is perfect for any Christmas playlist.
Beginning with a haunting piano loop and repeating ambient distortions 2MX2’s single ‘Elegante’ continues to unfold and evolve. An instrumental that goes from subtle hard hitting Hip-Hop to energetic nonstop dynamic dance. The MCs of 2MX2 deliver a rapid fire flow that occasionally dips into English. Their unique sound comprising of Dance, Latin, Hip-Hop, Tribal and Club makes for a single that authentically covers all bases. ‘Elegante’ is filled with energy and emotion and is guaranteed to get entire crowds moving.
The live beat and vocal duo based out of Bangkok release their EP ‘So Hi’. Producer Mt Sol lays down a smooth LoFi foundation that is jazzy, chill and soulful, while vocalist Michi floats above with an atmospheric delivery. The title track ‘So Hi’ is minimalist Chillhop with sparse chords, crunchy drums and a subtle bassline groove. ‘Stage Fright’ immediately follows and adds to the tone with elements of Neo Soul, deep bass and raw soulful lyrics make for a down tempo dance track that expands at the chorus with an oscillating synth and vocal harmonizing. ‘Fone Secs’ concludes the EP, taking the tempo down but retaining the sensual and emotive tone of the first two tracks, lush chords and distant drums create the perfect backdrop for the amazing spacious vocals. MtSolxMichi have a sound of their own and with the few tracks on ‘So Hi’ they have listeners eager to hear a lot more.