2022 SINGLE REVIEWS: XELLFROMHELL x LATOBBY – COME OVER

Xellfromhell of the collective 6ixtyworld, with fellow member Latobby, shows off his musical prowess with this catchy single released only ten days after his last full-length. Xellfromhell has had an incredibly prolific year, dropping singles and projects alike and collaborating with a wide array of his peers, particularly his fellow 6ixtyworld crew. From more aggressive … Continue reading 2022 SINGLE REVIEWS: XELLFROMHELL x LATOBBY – COME OVER

2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: HACKLE – PETERBILT FT. SEMATARY

Haunted Mound signee Hackle drops his debut single, ‘Peterbilt’–featuring label founder Sematary and produced by Grimoire–a track coated in label-standard witch house and Chicago drill influence while still distinguishing himself from his label mates with his melodicism and infectious energy. Hackle (or Hackledown) has dropped his debut single with the witch-house influenced track “Peterbilt”, featuring … Continue reading 2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: HACKLE – PETERBILT FT. SEMATARY

2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: AMIR BILAL – RAPS 4 GOOD HEALTH

Amir Bilal delivers two minutes of nimble wordplay, a reminder of the power of rap for rap’s sake. Anyone with a laptop can create an entire universe around their projects. Free software is abundant and intuitive, meaning new creatives previously relegated to cassette demos or selling CDs in concert queues (both of which will probably … Continue reading 2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: AMIR BILAL – RAPS 4 GOOD HEALTH

2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: CHLOE HOTLINE – FANTASY (UPTOWN)

Chloe Hotline’s new song turns the photogenic stillness of summer into an ambiguous dream. Chloe Hotline is having an interesting year. Her music over the last few months has arrived bristling with power yet slightly muted by an ever-cautious tone of voice, a voice that drags forward an emotional response by precariously balancing confidence and … Continue reading 2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: CHLOE HOTLINE – FANTASY (UPTOWN)

2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: 200 SHIES & TRIPPJONES – AIN’T BOUT IT

A double helping of NYC grit, ‘Ain’t Bout It’ is yet another impressive effort from two of the city’s hardest-working artists. 2021 has been a year of reinvention for Shies. He’s been working hard on re-releasing his most iconic songs on streaming services, outfitting each with new artwork to reflect the increased level of quality … Continue reading 2021 SINGLE REVIEWS: 200 SHIES & TRIPPJONES – AIN’T BOUT IT