Disco Sam’s latest release ‘1983’ is a throw back love song with infectious chords and an upbeat drum pattern that is part 80s Pop and part Disco percussion. The ballad is an ode to love, a couple that takes ownership as the ‘King and Queen of the Disco scene tonight’.
Zacc P delivers high quality R&B with ‘I Like What I Like’ EP. The opening track and title cut instantly display Zacc P’s firm grasp of modern R&B, lush spacious keys and ambient chords float above booming 808s and trap drums. Vocally Zacc P delivers hypnotic verses with subtly altered vocals that still leave room for his unique inflections. ‘What She Do’ follows and keeps the vibe going with tucked away bent chords, slow tempo, and sensual mood. ‘No Good’ boasts the first feature with Young Sen joining in for an upbeat anthem. The overall feel of the EP is cohesive and concise, each track shares a vibe that consecutively weaves from one to another. ‘I Like What I Like’ is the perfect EP for pre-gaming, late night rides, club nights, or rooftop parties. ‘One More Night’ continues the streak of anthems with a memorable chorus and stand out features from Joe Win and Jean Paul. This 8 track EP is a must listen for any R&B fan, combining the best elements of current music for a complete project that is packed with endless vibes.
With his latest release madebyXXII brings his raw energy and candid emotion with ‘ATLA$’. The title track sets the tone with a sparse spacious delivery over a laid back instrumental of chopped samples and guitar loops. Immediately following the intro ‘Burning Desire Part 1’ cuts through with personal stories and real life tales delivered with brutal honesty. Sonically the EP is filled with atmospheric keys and synths combined with gritty drums and heavy distorted 808s. Numerous vocal samples are played throughout the project, a Kevin Gates interview is used as a pep talk before ‘Thanks’, a straight forward tale of depression and triumph. MadebyXXII takes the creative control of his work personally, altering tracks and adding intros and slowed down augmented outros to various tracks, acting as artist, A&R, and executive producer. The striking cover art is both eye catching and mysterious, a visual representation of the content and feel of the entire EP. ‘LUV’ displays grand ambitions and a desire for the removal of all distractions and defeats. ‘Gullwing Doors’ has madebyXXII getting greasy with a low octave vocal effect on the hook and gritty lyrics. ‘Highway’ is another chapter out of the story, detailing his personal life with no restrictions over a soulful piano loop and slowed down dusty drums. The Atla$ imagery hits it’s pinnacle on ‘California’ with madebyXXII shouldering all his burdens. ‘Trust’ was released prior as a single and has the energy for a full length movie, a Kevin Gates samples comes back in to further the message and keep the theme going. The EP ends on ‘vORHEES 3’ wrapping up the personal tales and trials over a somber instrumental, a great victory lap for a truly cohesive EP that is as creative as it is conceptual.
On his latest single ‘Mixed Emotions’ Yungen MB details his journey. With grit and rawness the artist who “by 13 years old was, drug dealing, gang banging” brings his candid street tales to life on the track. His struggle and perseverance is felt in the very first verse detailing battles and remorse over an instrumental packed with emotion and an intricate piano loop by TrilloBeats. Yungen MB’s straight forward delivery and raw vocals keep the emotion as direct and honest as an artist can. ‘Mixed Emotions’ is a single which boast enormous impact from an artist and man who’s seen it all in life and the streets.
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.