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Kite: A Platinum End For Bright Beginnings

Each and every artist that makes up the current-day online music landscape is defined by nothing more than their own sense of individuality. These acts stand out so vividly amongst each other due to how they embrace their individual nature by themselves through their music and image alike, but what makes this scene so fascinating is how they do so collectively in such large numbers at the same time ever-so-constantly.  That is where an artist like 18-year-old phenom Kite comes into play. The Atlanta, Georgia native is essentially one of the most ideal reflections of what these ideas represent towards this entire scene as a whole. This magnificent talent has made an already-experienced career flourish on years end with their one-of-a-kind vocal inflection, superb pop prowess, and an all-around spotless approach to their craft that has made them one of the most defining long-lasting figures out of this burgeoning scene.  Being a member of Goonncity, Helix Tears, and Graveem1nd simultaneously, they have brought with them a dynamic outlook to their artistic presence that seems to find its place in a variety of collectives and other collaborations alike. Though their sound is absolutely untapped, they still find ways to spread it …

Mother of My Kids – [TyFontaine] ft. [Summrs]

TyFontaine is a name you should probably be pretty familiar with at this point in time, and if somehow, you’ve been sleeping, please let this be your wake-up call. Either way, he has consistently been working with various artists of all different levels of fame and recognition, and Summrs is the most recent talented rising star he decided to team up with. While I’m not overly familiar with Summrs and the extent of his previous work, I have heard of the Lafayette native mainly due to his insane work ethic, putting out so many projects in such a minuscule amount of time that you need more than your two hands to be able to count them. Regardless of if Ty or Summrs piqued your interest and prompted you to tune into their most recent record “Mother of My Kids”, the chemistry that these two talents possess is more than enough to keep you intrigued and mesmerized throughout. The two-minute runtime of this brand-new record. Slayer produced this hit, beginning with some ambient, spacey synths, pounding 808s, and hasty hats that give a fairly underground, gritty vibe to these two autotune specialists. While Ty might start out the track with a …

xoxo – [xhulooo] ft. [wolfacejoeyy]

Brooklyn drill music first emerged as impossibly powerful, characteristically aggressive, and full of attitude – all traits that have helped turn it into the force that it is today. However, over time, it seems as though the genre has begun to adapt, largely thanks to the influx of new talent surrounding it. Some artists are pushing further down the more aggressive lane, while others are filling in the gaps with more melodic renditions of drill, utilizing the inherent “movement” that makes drill beats so infectious except in different, uniquely colorful ways. One artist, and one song, in particular, that has done just this in a massively exciting manner is xhulooo with “xoxo.” Featuring wolfacejoeyy, “xoxo” is what happens when drill music meets the melody-infused sound of artists like Lil Tecca, Pasto Flocco, Summrs, etc. It pairs hard-nosed drums with breezy melodies, and allows xhulooo and wolfacejoeyy to attack the song in a compelling new way – braggadocios as can be, effortlessly smooth, and full of the charm and charisma that a successful drill song requires. While Brooklyn remains the home of drill (at least in the U.S.), artists outside of the borough are starting to utilize the sound in unique new …

Pick Sides – [Heffie]

The narrative that “SoundCloud is dead” is a dangerous blanket statement. With communities of artists from Summrs to Lil Tecca, Autumn!, ssgkobe, and so much more, SoundCloud still fosters several flourishing pockets of music. In fact, not only are these artists seeing strong loyalty from dedicated SoundCloud followings, but they’re also experiencing notable cross-platform growth between SoundCloud and Instagram. The fans are there, they’re listening to the music, and furthermore, they’re following the artists, noting SoundCloud’s strong infrastructure for music discovery, even today. One artist showing strong promise out of the SoundCloud world is New Jersey’s Heffie. Just 16 years old, Heffie’s fervent sense of melody is a standout in the SoundCloud community that he exists in, and quite honestly, feels like it could easily translate to even larger crowds. The budding talent’s most recent release, “Pick Sides,” is a personal favorite, and one that pairs Heffie’s emotive songwriting and strong vocal presence with stellar, piano-driven production at the hands of Ran. With an artistic ability that exceeds what one might expect from a 16-year-old, Heffie is clearly a talent to watch, and “Pick Sides” is the song to keep on repeat. Check this one out below and remember, never …

Dirty Money Hustle – [Guwop Reign]

While the narrative that “SoundCloud is dead” holds true in some veins, I would argue that most people are far too quick to denounce its popularity. For instance, just recently, Summrs signed a record deal with Universal Music Group – an artist who built his devout following on SoundCloud, and exists in an entire community of flourishing young talents who are doing the same (Pasto Flocco, Autumn!, etc). One name, in particular, who sticks out amongst this crowd is Guwop Reign – an Atlanta-by-way-of-Boston talent, here today with a brand new single called “Dirty Money Hustle.” Released just 5 days ago, the melodic new offering already boasts 60,000 plays on SoundCloud, with Guwop’s past releases all charting similar play counts, from the upper tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands. Such consistency has helped to expedite Reign’s rise, and it all starts with his sound; a sugary blend of melodies, structured around a supply of flows that never seem to lose their charge. “Dirty Money Hustle,” in particular, brings this style to new heights with its heartfelt, almost surprisingly strong songwriting, fit with reflections on street life, ambition, introspection, and so much more. Clearly, Guwop Reign is ready to take …