Album Review: P.E.A.C.E – Dizzy Rambunctious

Angelic overtones which chant over a boisterous drive, introduces DIZZY RAMBUNCTIOUS‘ latest (almost instrumental) album, ‘P.E.A.C.E.’

The project continues on the hypnotic tip, before venturing into the realms of hip-hop/boom bap in tracks ‘Change’ and ‘Boomerang’; the New Jersey producer enlisted some guest vocalists to add extra spice to the mentioned records. Further along the line, eleventh joint ‘Evolucionar’ breaks the hypnotic trance thanks to its playful and uplifting Latin flair.

If you’re looking for that great escapism from the daily hustle and bustle, well this 13-track collection is definitely an option. Check it out below:

Must Listens: Trust, Change, Boomerang, Quiet Place, Alone.

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EP Review: EP1 – Yore

The elegant flair of the piano keys, later joined woeful yet heavenly contribution from the violin, introduce YORE‘s debut five-track offering, entitled ‘EP1.’

The LA’s singer/songwriter’s soulfully yearning vocals delicately pierce through the atmospheric soundscapes which runs throughout the project; a perfectly balanced combination that instantly draws you in a state of euphoria.

Co-produced with Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Robin Hannibal (Kendrick Lamar, Dvsn, Little Dragon) ‘EP1’ firmly puts YORE in the spotlight as one of the most intriguing and exciting artist to break out this year. Check it out below:

Must Listens: Knew Better, Angel Eyes

Album Review: Young HeartThrob – Kodie Shane

KODIE SHANE‘s latest album ‘Young HeartThrob’ displays a harmonious meeting of 90’s style  afterhours R&B and a real gritty hip-hop b-line.

Hailed as the one-to-watch by the likes of Pitchfork, Complex and Vogue, the Atlanta-based singer/rapper pumps an electrifying lick to the flirtatious arrangements, flipping between her sultry soulful vocals and her fierce yet eloquent flow.

There’s a bunch of musicians who are determined on keep that real authentic R&B sound alive, but KODIE SHANE takes R&B as we know it and adds a sizzling modern twist to the genre. Check her out below:

Must Listens: Lost, High Speed, Pulling Up,Sing to Her, Hiatus

Album Review: Sketch (Abstract) – Mission

MISSION comes at you with full force with his latest album entitled album ‘Sketch (Abstract)’, released earlier this month.

The South African rapper teams up with long-term collaborator, producer and NEW LEASE MUSIC regular Jayd Soliar – aka JAS – to create abstracted sounds and overtones that’s rough around the edges, accompanied with a bed of scenic soundscapes offering some lightness. His rap delivery to the contracting combo gives that extra rawness to the nine-track project, whereas the female vocalist soothes over the (respectfully) jarring production.

‘Sketch (Abstract)’ is born from a strong partnership, aiming to push out pieces that becomes progressively dark and avant-garde. Rather than making a project that’s autobiographical, the pair deliberately left it open for the listeners to interpret the album through their personal experiences.

So the ball is in your court; check out ‘Sketch (Abstract)’…and don’t be afraid to leave your comments below about your experience of the album.

Must Listens: La Di Da Di, P*ssy, Questions, Ghost Phase

Album Review: Romance – The Gloomies

THE GLOOMIES‘ latest album ‘Romance’ immediately welcomes nostalgic vibes from the eighties, glazed with a hazy layer which somewhat gives off a futuristic sound.

Comprising of ten tracks, ‘Romance’ encompasses a ray of genres, including indie rock/shoe glaze, lo-fo pop, a brief injection of funky soul (featured in fourth offering, ‘LOOPS’) and concludes with a bop rock (ish) piece through ‘It’s OK’, still obtaining that sound from the decade that provided great music (with the exception of the last track, ‘It’s OK’) along with the strong presence of the hypnotic soundscapes.

Since the release of their  dreamy/mesmerizing single ‘Space’ last November – which is included on this album – I was eagerly waiting for the duo to dish out an album…and finally, here it is! Believe me on this one, it’s definitely worth the wait.

So without further ado, listen to ‘Romance’ below:

Must Listens: Palms, Loops, Tiger, Vampire, Space