d0llywood1’s latest is frighteningly up-front, an aggressive electronic collage that reinforces why she’s one of the best in the vanguard. d0llywood1 is no stranger to unpredictbility. For a couple years now she’s imbued her voice with digitised intensity, trashing between walls of drum breaks and synthetic sustain, without a hint of unironic facade. She walks … Continue reading 2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: D0LLYWOOD1 – SIXTEEN FOURTY-FOUR
NJ rapper LEVEL$ is a force to be reckoned with. His output is consistent, his delivery always innovative, and his textural details nothing short of mind-blowing. As a member of the RBIM collective, he and his friends are making bigger splashes with each drop. His new song ‘Masotan!’ can be streamed here. His 108MICS exclusive … Continue reading 2021 INTERVIEWS: LEVEL$
Phixel’s Shapes & Colors was an incredible release: it dabbled in a myriad of genres and sounds in its exploration of an artist whose experience with life has given her greater wisdom than many of her contemporaries. Less than a year since the album’s release, Phixel has gifted us a deluxe edition that presents leftovers … Continue reading 2021 REVIEWS: PHIXEL – SHAPES & COLORS (DELUXE EDITION)
8485’s latest song moves with the tides; voices breach the waves of electronics, but begin to drown in an immensity of sound. It might be too late to say 8485 is the next big thing in underground music. Her songs distill trending genres with a brutal emotional edge. On “itmakesmesosad” her voice floats like pollen, … Continue reading 2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: 8485 – WHIMPER W/ BLACKWINTERWELLS
Dream Catalogue, the label behind some of the greatest vapor and dreampunk records of all time, finds itself in a strange limbo. It’s still solid, existing as a “destination” for underground vapor culture, but its fourth dimension, the neon-drenched tesseract covered in scrawled kanji and low-res photos of megacities, has passed on. Late last year … Continue reading 2021 REVIEWS: W U S O 命 – PAINTED WITH VOICES
More so than anything else that they’ve released, cnri’s ‘lightroom’ is a product that rewards attention to minute, almost painstaking details. Brimming with tension from the outset, the song is a labour of love from another of Marble Club’s incredible young talents. A eerie dirge of a track, ‘lightroom’ thrives on an ominous guitar loop … Continue reading 2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: CNRI – LIGHTROOM
Returning in 2021 with a name change and a more determined artistic mindset, Charlotte rapper Kaos the Baker has delivered one of his standout musical works with ‘My Nubian Goddess Wit th3 Loccs Go Liv3 For th3 Br3ad So Tap In’. An AKB2 Entertainment and Jewelry Rap Productions team up, the song is produced by … Continue reading 2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: KAOS THE BAKER – MY NUBIAN GODDESS WIT TH3 LOCCS GO LIV3 FOR TH3 BR3AD SO TAP IN
A sprightly alt-rock banger, Cam Kron’s ‘Over??’ provides an authentic take on a genre that’s sadly absent in the oversaturated world of 2000’s scene nostalgia. For a start, this song’s instrumental is legit. The looped guitar may not be anything new, but the live sound of the drums gives the song a satisfying crispness that … Continue reading 2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: CAM KRON – OVER??