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Izy – Freez (prod. Rambow)

Izy’s streak can’t be broken.  It’s crazy to think that 6 months ago he hadn’t even put out a track yet considering how fully formed he’s become as an artist.  “Freez” is the latest entry in Izy’s collection of animated, stream-of-conscious raps and while I want to call it his most polished that would do a disservice to all his …

pkelly94Izy – Freez (prod. Rambow)

DooF – scuse me dood

pkelly94DooF – scuse me dood
doooof ness

DooF – CHRCTR16

Virginia based rapper DooF has attracted the attention of Turbo Tape Recordings who just put out a new collection of his tracks as part of  their TEAMBATTLEMODE mixtape series.  In typical DooF fashion, none of these tracks venture past the 2 minute mark however they aren’t forgettable either.  It’s no secret that DooF has only grown more confident over the course …

pkelly94DooF – CHRCTR16
in love with a ghost

In Love With a Ghost – Memories (ft. Luui)

Our first introduction to Luui was his great collaboration with long time Up-Turn favorite Devenny.  Here, Luui has lent his rhymes to producer In Love With a Ghost who is the first person I’ve seen describe himself as chillwave since 2012… so I guess it could be hip again.  Ghost mostly stays in the background allowing Luui to explode on the …

pkelly94In Love With a Ghost – Memories (ft. Luui)
deliveryboyzz

lar$ & derf – Orange Juice Substitute

I’ll be honest, music and artists that I can’t find any info on are incredibly appealing to me.  I don’t know anything about lar$, derf, buddhifarian or deliveryboy[z] (hence the photo above that I scrounged of his twitter) but I challenge sometime to find a better piece of uncut, bedroom/dormroom/basement/media center of their highschool? rap than “Orange Juice Substitute”.  Or …

pkelly94lar$ & derf – Orange Juice Substitute
hanz mature

HANZ – Sink

There aren’t too many other experimental producers that I follow as religiously as Hanz.  Honestly, there aren’t any others.  When serious music critics want to puff out their chests experimental and noise musicians are always easy to bring up because let’s be real most people don’t have the time or patience to listen to 3 hours of field recordings.  Maybe …

pkelly94HANZ – Sink