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Interview Season 2: YVNG $TEVE

MGR’s secret weapon, YVNG $TEVE makes vicious, contorted and hallucinogenic rap music. 1. How long have you been rapping and when was it that you connected with the other members of MGR? I’ve been rapping for about 4, 5 years or so idk lmao. I recently connected with MGR about a month ago. I have been fuckin with MGR for […]

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2K19 REVIEWED: LXRD UNKNXWN – UNASCERTAINED

PRODUCER: LXRD UNKNXWN SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER UK producer LXRD UNKNXWN is making eerie, dystopian music for an audience raised on a torrent of dark trap and tread, and on his new drop Unascertained he’s bringing these influences to the forefront. ‘Terra’s quiet, bassy undercurrent is shadowed by lurking synths, the melodic elements of UNKNWXN’S sound springing to the forefront. ‘Aer’ is […]

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Interview Season 2: nurture

Dreamside producer Nurture makes dense, melodic music that pursues some of the most atmospheric sounds that the underground has to offer. 1. You frequently post beats both mixed and unmixed on Soundcloud. How often do you cook up and how much music do you have in the stash? I don’t make beats as much as I’d like to as of […]

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Interview Season 2: Zerosuit

By far one of the most exciting underground producers at the moment, Zerosuit’s longevity is also assured. His prehensile, raucous productions are incredibly vivid and go a long way towards his collaborators sounding their strongest whenever he unites with them. 1. How long have you been doing music for? Your Soundcloud only goes back eight months but I would assume […]

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Interview Season 2: Lord Lyrico

MGR affiliate Lyrico presents another of the most creative sounds of the underground a dazzlingly talented rapper/producer with the ability to craft almost any style of hip-hop. 1. Which did you start doing first, rapping or producing? I dexided to just try out rapping when I was like 9ish just as a lil hobby I guess until I started taking […]

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2K19 REVIEWED: CAM KRON – FEELS LIKE JUNE

ARTIST: CAM KRON SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER We may be approaching the Autumn months, but Cam Kron’s new tape Feels Like June seeks to convey a completely different atmosphere. As the title suggests, Cam is rapping over blissful, breezy beats, employing plenty of his trademark hook work for a dazzling six track EP. ‘Bandz On Tha Run’ features one of IAmPissed’s most […]

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2K19 REVIEWED: GORGEONSTARS – LEAVES

PRODUCER: GORGEONSTARS BANDCAMP TWITTER As a follower of Gorgeonstars’ lush, meticulously detailed production, I can safely say that Leaves; which lives up to the aforementioned description with its throbbing, radiant title track; is his best collection of music to date. Every track presents a unique sonic palette: the opener a tidal wave of beauteous synth work, ‘Shine’ a sprawling piano […]

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2K19 REVIEWED: SHARP. -THE SAMPLER PACK

PRODUCER: SHARP. SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER SHARP. is one of the coldest producers in the game, his credits are impressive but the music well and truly speaks for itself, even on his instrumental works there’s a deeply evocative love for the culture seeped into every kick and bass note. If you’re unfamiliar with the man’s work, and you need definitive evidence of […]

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UNDER THE RADAR: OGT THE BISHOP

ARTIST: OGT THE BISHOP SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER A highly eccentric rapper using colourful production to enhance the quality of his earnest, quotable raps, OGT The Bishop is a necessary artist for anyone seeking weirdo, off-kilter deliveries and aggressively creative songwriting in their hip-hop. ‘Pink Vibes’ is both bouncy and a hefty banger, the OJ Da Juiceman influence extreme as the rapper’s […]

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Interview Season 2: ayashi!

NJ’s ayashi! has been making sprightly, dense productions for years now, and his ambition to release projects has only grown in this time. Very much deserving of bigger placements, he is an established producer with a recognisably unique sound. 1. Your production is extremely diverse, do you have any major influences or inspiration? My major influences are kind of whatever […]

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2K19 REVIEWED: LORD VZA – HAIBANE RENMEI & THE OREO SPEEDBIKES 2

ARTIST: LORD VZA SOUNDCLOUD INSTAGRAM The first volume of Lord VZA’s lengthily titled Haibane Renmei & The Oreo Speedbikes series dropped New Years Day 2019, its industrial tread nightmare an unmatched experience in an extremely saturated scene. The opener of Part 2, the dense, metallic maelstrom ‘(Lin Ultra) Dark Throne Radioactive‘, continues this obsession with shadowy, Blade Runner-esque soundscapes. Clearly, […]

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Interview Season 2: levitatingman

Not knowing levitatingman and his enormous contributions to the growth of the underground would be a grave oversight by any avid hip-hop fan. Responsible for some of the greatest production pieces of this decade, the producer’s history is littered with seminal works. 1. You’re truly a veteran of the underground, your work on Bandcamp stretches back a good five years. […]

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2K19 REVIEWED: SOMA – SADHOUSE

ARTIST: SOMA SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER PRODUCER: WHOKILLEDCJ TWITTER Sometimes as a writer, I’m faced with a difficult challenge: to write about music that strays far beyond the typical realms of music that I generally cover. Soma’s new project Sadhouse seems to fit that description like a glove, its hypnotic title track layering the autotune on thick over a metronomic, EDM-inspired beat. […]

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Interview Season 2: Dominus Excalibur

Another recent 108Mics discovery, Dominus Excalibur blends high-octane songwriting with thoughtful, moody lyricism. 1. Where are you from? Does your city have a major hip-hop scene? Originally I was born in Kalispel, Montana but I’ve lived in Tucson, Arizona since I was 5 years old. I wouldn’t say that my city has a major hip hop scene, there’s plenty of […]

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2K19 REVIEWED: ABNORMAL AREA, RAID & 4AM DORIAN – CYBER ABYSS

ARTIST: ABNORMAL AREA SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER PRODUCER: RAID SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER Abnormal Area and Raid have made music before, and Abnormal is a well established user of tread beats in all forms, but this new EP (on which the latter crafts his dark, muscular production with the assistance of 4AMDorian) is still a shock to the system. Rarely is tread music this […]

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Interview Season 2: wtrflls

Scottish artist wtrflls is one of many great talents coming out of the UK, and I’m glad we tapped in for this eye-opening interview. 1. How long have you been producing for? Do you have a favourite song that you’ve worked on? I’ve been playing music since 2009/2010 in bands with my friends (usually guitar or bass) but it wasn’t […]