Considering how little material he has released, Rejjie Snow (formerly known as Lecs Luther) has done an amazing job building up a fan base and an incredible amount of hype for anything he decides to release. For all the times Snow updates his facebook pages with links to the tracks we’ve already heard from him, every once in a while he actually drops some new material and it hasn’t disappointed us yet. Snow’s latest leak comes in the form of ‘Elijah’ an unreleased track from 2011. The track features a very airy, cloud rap beat on Snow’s laid back and syllable heavy flow. If this is only an unreleased demo, I really can’t be excited enough to hear more of his final products. Fish’n'Chips is dropping… eventually.
XXYYXX has been gaining a huge amount of buzz since we first started digging his atmospheric jams. With the buzz, apparently, has come a gorgeous video for his standout track ‘About You’. ’About You’ works so well as a track because it plays well with the dynamics of the different main vocal samples. Director J Vash convey’s that contrast with stunning hi-def shots of girls exhaling smoke which turns out to be equally as entrancing as it is haunting.
During my first listen of this track I had many stages of digging Ghost Loft’s ‘Seconds’. First there was the manipulated vocal sample accompanied by some great instrumentation which I was sure would be good enough to support a 3-minute track, then the real vocals came in and Ghost Loft won me over… then I kept listening and realized just how good the entire song is. ’Seconds’ isn’t the most revolutionary thing to hit soundcloud this year, but it’s a refreshingly traditional track with the strength of the vocals carrying the song. ’Seconds’ is the kind of track that’s good enough that even if it was getting press from Pitchfork or Rolling Stone I’d still feel the need to write about it.