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Get Refreshed: Lullabies, Tears, and Trends

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by Bernard Vernon Full Playlist (2021) Vision4k: “Lullabies, From a Ghoul” Vision4k spent 2020 in the deepest, darkest doldrums one could imagine. Anyone who experienced their long-awaited album R at the very end of that year would say the same; it was an intoxicating journey through the most ominous spaces of one’s psyche — a pure and utter bone-chilling alternative rock showcase. Not a single ray of light shone over any one of those tracks, as though Vision themself wouldn’t dare to let them in.  “Lullabies, From a Ghoul” – their first transitional release after R – could’ve laid dormant in those same doldrums like a castaway still wallowing in the pains described on that album. Instead, this EP sees Vision finally opening the blinds and letting some light in.  Don’t get it twisted, the project is still far grimmer than the average alt-rock spectacle. But the 6 tracks we have here display the sweetest take on the sinister one could ask for. Though tracks like the opening “Silver & Strained” and “Swan Song of the Buried” chug along …

Get Refreshed: The Unreal World of zootzie, The Real World of glaive, and raegun Responds With Ease

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by Nick D’Apolito Preface: In Memory of Lucas Foster This column is not the place for mourning, but it certainly is the place for memorializing. So much has been said about the impact of Lucas Foster – a beyond-exceptional writer who suddenly passed away this weekend – by so many others far closer to him; as a longtime admirer of his work, craft, and overall presence in the grander music blogging space, however, I feel as though I have a necessity to extend my greatest gratitude for what he was able to do during his short, yet remarkably resounding life as an equal-parts human being and master of their craft.  Be it subconsciously or direct as can be, reading the work of Lucas whenever I could inspired many of the undertakings I went through in my much more active blogging days. He was the ever-true root that others, and even he himself, grew out of as this online blogging landscape blossomed more and more over time. By extension of this notion, it would be difficult to dispute that anyone …

Get Refreshed: What T R A P S O U L Means To Dolly, dazegxd and emotionals Welcome The Scene To Jungle, and doxia’s Hit Streak Continues

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by Parent Company doxia: “hopeouttheroof” The level of admiration I have for someone like doxia is unreal. Every single time they come through with a solo offering, the track never fails to get lodged in my head for weeks on end. It’s honestly something about their gripping, yet soothing inflection combined with just how unorthodox their delivery is that does it for me; these two aspects make for some of the catchiest hooks and even verses alike within the digicore scene and beyond. Their greatness, even in all of its unexplainable tendencies, is just so praiseworthy for being how it is.  Their latest release “hopeouttheroof” of course follows suit, because how could it not? It’s another ridiculously catchy single that sees its repetitive hook utilized in all the best ways possible with its infectious nature. This is another example of just how comfortable the trialx12 mainstay is in their own sound, and they have certainly earned the right at this point to settle in with such a consistently effective approach given how incredibly impressive their body of work is …

Get Refreshed | Kurtains Lore, A Graveem1nd Anthem, And More

emotionals: “cherry REDuXX” If the sonic trends heard on dltzk’s magnificent debut album Teen Week were somehow not fulfilling enough for you, the similar approach taken by fellow digicore standout emotionals certainly will. “cherry REDuXX” employs the same breakbeat-infused and highly-passionate elements that the aforementioned project flaunts so vividly, this time in a much more brief and clear package. Tracks in this light further reveal how well this scene is at turning once-niche soundscapes into the most appealing ones heard today.    Misaku Foxx: “exactly” Misaku Foxx is an agent of honesty. As simple as that title may sound, it’s a tough one to achieve in a music world clouded by facades and purposeful anonymity. Surrounded by anecdotes of personal turmoil, “exactly” hits its apex when the line “I’m just tryna make some shit they relate to” introduces the bridge. Whether it’s explicitly portrayed by others or not, Misa’s lyrical masterwork makes a relevant impression on all their peers in one way or another.   Graveem1nd (Feat. Midwxst and dltzk): “##GraveedUp” Each and every digicore collective has their own traits and aspects about them, and most are defined by the types of sounds and/or approaches consistent with the roster they …

Ahead of New Album “SCISSORHANDS,” Kid Trash Speaks On Their Already-Influential Career

Time and time again are the earliest innovators within prominent music scenes left by the wayside once said scene effectively takes off. For as much creative effort as these select acts put forth in their early work, rising figures who take further inspiration – either directly or indirectly from them – usually end up at the forefront of their scene if this traditional cycle continues.  Numerous past examples could be brought up, but there is no point in getting into any of them. Put simply, Kid Trash has been representing the sounds, styles, and overall culture of the burgeoning digicore scene for years on end now — far longer than many of the community’s standout acts. In saying this, they don’t want to fall under these aforementioned descriptions.  And it’s safe to say they never will. Kid Trash is the musical alias of a 20-year-old named Sophia from Nottingham, UK. Their name has been longer associated with the facets that make up modern online music today than practically any of their contemporaries — all due to how ahead of the curve they have proven to be throughout their artistic uprising in this light. KID TRRRASH · EXOTIC (VIDEO IN DESCRIPTION) …

Onnea – [Emotionals]

What used to be nostalgic inspirations are now becoming nothing else but the norm in modern music. This notion rings true from a variety of angles within the contemporary online music landscape, but perhaps one of the most telling examples of its occurrence is through the resurgence of styles such as breakcore and trance within its grander lexicon.  These two styles along with quite a few others are vivid representations of what our modern youth were brought up on and thus inspired by throughout the 2000s and early 2010s. Artists that embody their aspects are not just taking simple cues from them, they are going all in to truly translate how effective these influences are through their music entirely — putting a modern spin on them in the process. Given that this trend will undoubtedly continue throughout this new year and beyond, it only makes sense that 2021 would be kicked off by an absolute masterwork of this outlook in Emotionals’ new EP “Onnea.” No other project in recent memory translates these past descriptions quite as effectively as this brief, yet unbelievably dense 4-track experience does in full.  Being self-produced and performed entirely by Emotionals themself, this EP is a …