UNDER THE RADAR: JOEY MAGIC

Reading rapper Joey Magic titled his new single ‘Nostalgia’ for a reason, the song is a labyrinth of ideas best analysed when paying particular attention to his wistful, stream of consciousness writing style. This track is part diary entry, part advice column and part generational observation, but it all culminates in a warm, inviting single … Continue reading UNDER THE RADAR: JOEY MAGIC

2K19 REVIEWED: TRRM – ICE FOREST RITUALS

All of the content that I’ve heard so far from Canada’s Trrm, including the epic Ice Forest Rituals single ‘Ghost Eagle Kamikaze’, has been grimy, apocalyptic, and flawlessly produced, mixed, and mastered. Faced with the full tape, I’m immediately greeted with a more refined variant of that sound. ‘Ground Acidic’ continues Trrm’s obsession with dystopian … Continue reading 2K19 REVIEWED: TRRM – ICE FOREST RITUALS

UNDER THE RADAR: STONE PT. 3

A continuously mysterious maker of head-scratch inducing, lo-fi rap, a large part of SToNE’s appeal is the uncomfortable calm of his music, it feels like being caught in the centre of a raging tornado. This unease if once again center stage on ‘NYB 2.0’, another perfect slice of zany, vocally-altered madness. The rapper is insanely … Continue reading UNDER THE RADAR: STONE PT. 3

NEW SINGLE: TRRM – GHOST EAGLE KAMIKAZE

Canada’s Trrm is a master of building atmosphere. xisrupt’s beat at first sounds like gentle snowfall, but a heavier, bleaker blizzard soon careens into view, threatening to suffocate the helpless vocal cries buried in the mix. Trrm’s vocals however are anything but subtle, his bruising raps speaking chilling omens of death, pain and isolation. Lyrics … Continue reading NEW SINGLE: TRRM – GHOST EAGLE KAMIKAZE

UNDER THE RADAR: RICKYLAGOON

ARTIST: RICKYLAGOON SOUNDCLOUD INSTAGRAM Seattle rapper RickyLaGoon is a veteran of the true sound of the underground: sinister, gruff-voiced coated in a layer of grime and filth. His latest offering, titled Scripted Opus, $ounds Of Suffering, compiles some previously released material alongside new material to make for a satisfying collection of the rapper’s music. As … Continue reading UNDER THE RADAR: RICKYLAGOON