Author: David George

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Kingdumb, ‘Rave In My Bedroom’

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Nobody can stop Kingdumb being so fearless, and with ‘Rave In My Bedroom,’ he proves his class once more. The new EP is the hitmaker’s first collection of songs in 2021, and it’s a testament to him experimenting with his creative toolset and going against the grain.

Each track offers something unique, and the EP as a whole provides something for everyone. Furthermore, with an exciting bass and groove rhythm that is difficult to ignore, the first track, ‘Rave in My Bedroom,’ pumps the endorphins into shape. ‘Brown Skin Soldier’ takes a different route, with a more DnB-influenced soundscape emerging. Meanwhile, with an unconventional movement, ‘Click Click CLasck’ enters a domain of its own. The EP’s final track, ‘Kill Very Many,’ seals the deal with its futuristic vibe.

Speaking about the lead single, ‘Rave In My Bedroom’ from the EP, Kingdumb said: “The track makes me feel energetic overall. I like the 90s vibe on the breakdown; it reminds me of my hometown and gets me nostalgic thinking about music that influenced me growing up. I love sub-bass frequencies too, so when the drop comes, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy (unless it’s playing on a small system with no true bass!). Also, from the moment the speech kicks in, I know what’s coming as I’ve heard it so many times now, so it’s like I’m programmed to feel energetic when it starts playing.”

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780 Masochist, ‘Memories’

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780 Masochist is the versatile hip hop musician circling the scene with his new release, ‘Memories’.

It’s a track that goes against the grain and adds a new dimension to modern mixes. Furthermore, 780 Masochist explores the hip hop area, and he bestows riches with his excellent production and vocal skills, which he flaunts as he progresses through his performance.

‘Memories’ begins with a distant, dreamy synth introduction before transitioning to a backbeat and 780’s indelible vocal delivery. With his framework, 780 Masochist is thinking forward, and all elements and components fluidly synergise ahead of the following part. In addition, the diverse range of influences that 780 has absorbed throughout the years outline the way forward, with a variety of styles and sounds evolving along the way.

Speaking about the new release, 780 Masochist said: “Reminiscent. During the pandemic, like most people, I felt uneasy. It was pretty common for a lot of committed relationships to dwindle during this time. Especially if they lived on the other side of the country. So naturally, things occur that lead to just emotional disaster. I remember I would stay cooped in my apartment for two weeks at a time, with just paranoid thoughts. I remember telling myself, “Your discomfort is a choice, find a way to conquer it”. And that’s when I looked at my mic and decided this is the best way to dispel these unhealthy emotions.”

You can take a listen to ‘Memories’ by 780 Masochist below.

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Kaya, ‘Polish Flowers’

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Kaya is a musician who needs little introduction, thanks to her smash hit ‘Polish Flowers,’ which has soared to the top of the hip hop and rnb realms. She is enthusiastic about her music, and it shows in her presentation, drawing us in and allowing us to relax and enjoy the ride.

Her vocals are pleasingly distinct, with a texture that gives her a well-defined edge. She also adds to her emotional delivery by blending subtle notes with frequently sharper intonation. In addition, the music is captivating, with a concise foundation that delves into the emotional psyche. Although nothing particularly intricate is going on in the background, the noises on display add to the beauty of the soundscape and create an aura that is difficult to resist.

‘Polish Flowers’ is a reflective track that echoes the thoughts of someone missing home. However, it is not a piece of longing music that begs for a return to the motherland; instead, it catches the beautiful memories and induces a happy feeling of looking back while simultaneously appreciating the new surroundings. In Kaya’s case, Scotland.

So, where does Kaya go from here? When compared to other musicians in the same genre, it appears that she does not release new music very often. Even though her releases are too few and far between, the ones she delivers manage to keep us occupied during the downtime.