Sal Dulu Drops Track ‘Girl’, Ahead Of Album

Tipped Dublin-based producer/musician, SAL DULU shares his rather mercurial single, ‘Girl’. The new cut comes off the back of recent singles ‘B’ and ‘Alien Boy 96’ which have found tips from Complex, NTS Radio, The Line of Best Fit and DJ Booth.

Stylistically, ‘Girl’ segues once again with Sal Dulu latching onto distorted beat loops and twinkling piano segments. Whereas ‘Alien Boy 96’ mined a sound affiliated with warm-hued, ambient nostalgia and ‘B’ found collaboration with Richmond, Virginia-based artist, Koncept Jackson, ‘Girl’ harnesses an array of off-kilter rhythms and jazz-indebted sensibilities.

Out today on your preferred music platform, ‘Girl’ is taken from his forthcoming debut album, ‘Xompulse’ which is set for self-release via his own Duluoz Records on 19th February.

Get the first taste of the album below…

Album Review: 2020 DIvision – JYellowL

Irish rapper JYELLOWL jumps right down to it with his highly-anticipated debut album, ‘2020 DIvison’ and addresses the issue of having self-worth through the introductory track ‘2020’, which possesses an intimate, stripped-back setting later joined by drums, idyllic runs of piano keys and a gusty thump of the b-line.

Melodic tones (which becomes patently clear that this is JYellowL’s trademark) against a seamlessly smooth hip-hop/R&B dropback and boisterous bass, continues through the first half of the album, putting a thought-provoking spin on serious topics such as systemic and institutional racism.

‘2020 DIvision’ then ventures into the realms tropical dancehall/Afrobeats (in ‘Hypocrite’ and ‘Change’), moving onto an air of tranquil trap-hop, 90-inspired afterhours in an acoustic setting and even elements of New Jack-ish era in ‘Tunnel Vision’. Along the breadth of genres, JyellowL continues to cover a breadth of tropics, including his experience in the music industry and taking proactive steps to elevating the youth in today’s society.

From the moment I hit play on ‘2020 DIvision’, it became very clear that JYellowL is more than just a musician who is instantly recognisable through his distinctive sound and catchy flow – he’s a strong activist that isn’t afraid to tackle political and social issues that intrigues as well as disturbs him, urging his audiences to find that inner flame to do the same.

Even through his singles ‘Ozone’, ‘Jewels’, ‘Doesn’t Feel Like’, ‘Mademoiselle’
and ‘Tunnel Vision’ were all well received ahead of the album’s release, JYellowL (personally) will be now further placed as one of the most intriguing and promising artists from the Irish rap scene and perhaps beyond – and may well be look upon as a Juggernaut-like political figure among his peers with ‘2020 DIvision’.

Check out 2020 DIvision check below plus the blog’s songs recommendation:

Must Listen: 2020, Call It What You Want, Doesn’t Feel Like, Change, Tunnel Vision 

Dublin Rapper JyellowL Shares Official Video For ‘Mademoiselle’

Rising talent, JYELLOWL, has unveiled the official video for his latest release, ‘Mademoiselle’ – taken from his highly anticipated and forthcoming debut album, ‘2020 D|VISION’.

Following on from his introspective single ‘Doesn’t Feel Like’, which highlighted his experience as an African immigrant moving to Ireland, ‘Mademoiselle’ changes focus and serves as a thank you note to those that have influenced and aided his journey to date.

‘Mademoiselle’ is the third single to be taken from his forthcoming debut LP, ‘2020 DIVISION’…check out the epic video below…

Song of the Day: Seven – EFÉ

A lo-fi / RnB singer songwriter from Dublin, EFÉ draws on influences such as SZA and Zack Villere. Dropping a handful of tracks as Anita via Soundcloud in 2019, she now returns in a new guise (pronounced Eff-Ay) to bring her bedroom soul sound to a wider audience.

Her first release is the remastered version of ‘Seven’, one of those early songs. Given an update by Chemo of KMJ45 Studios (Rag n Bone Man, Four Owls, Roots Manuva, Rodney P), the track serves as a perfect introduction to this astonishing artist and will usher in a period of activity that will culminate in a debut EP .

Check out the video for ‘Seven’ below…