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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)
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
YUNG HO SEENMR

Dej Loaf – Try Me (SEENMR Refux)

SEENMR taekes Dej Loaf’s already atmospheric and gorgeous “Try Me” and filters it through 7 stained glass windows.  The added space, SEENMR takes it from shack to Basilica, allows Dej Loaf’s threats to receive the grandeur and weight they deserve.  This refux is coming fresh off the heals of his equally spiritual remix of Edith Beake’s “Always In Love”.  So …

pkelly94Dej Loaf – Try Me (SEENMR Refux)
swim team trax 1

Swim Team – Trax 1

Over the past few months, Swim Team has become a crew too talented and unique to possibly ignore.  After a few spectacular SWIMTEAM_RADIO mixes they’ve finally put together 10 tracks into a proper release.  Listening to Trax 1 reminds me of the excitement I got when I listened to M|O|D back in 2012.  Swim Team have such a developed style, …

pkelly94Swim Team – Trax 1
that wave

Icy Twat – Fendi Covered Rari Seats

Lately, Soundcloud has seemed less like a platform and more like a gigantic melting pot for genres.  Scanning through my feed means listening to beautifully distorted, half-realized and half-baked music that only a few years ago would never see the light of day.  Such a low cost of entry has allowed artists to share us their notes, thoughts and wild …

pkelly94Icy Twat – Fendi Covered Rari Seats