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Slide – [midwxst] ft. [Slump6s] & [ericdoa]

It should come as no surprise to you that midwxst is one of my all-time favorite artists right now, but if you’ve followed along with my articles up until this point, that’s been abundantly clear for quite some time. He is always one to push the limit and never conform to what might be expected of a young up-and-comer in the current music scene, and that has only helped him solidify himself in the industry as one of the most innovative and entertaining artists in the entire world, at least he is in my opinion. Watching him go from a kid with a dream to a kid making those dreams come true has been one of the most amazing journeys to experience first-hand, and it still boggles my mind with the fact that he’s only getting started. A month or two ago he dropped off his latest project Back in Action and considering it is a project I haven’t grown even slightly tired of for a second, I keep looking for more and more content from the rising star because he’s just such a fun emcee to watch grow. Out of every track on this project, one of my favorites has …

mental anguish – [glaive] & [ericdoa]

If you’re at all familiar with the artists I regularly cover within my write-ups, then you already know that glaive and ericdoa are two talents that I simply can’t get enough of. Both of them bring something totally different to the table but work so incredibly well with one another, and it’s clear from their previous collaborations that they simply feed off of each other and make each other better. All of their singles together are all-out hits without a doubt in anyone’s mind, and after they teased a collaborative project for quite some time, we were blessed with their EP then i’ll be happy which has been in constant rotation for me ever since. Despite the quick listen of these 8 songs that span just over 15 minutes long, they show off their dexterity going from some very emotional, introspective songs to records that are much more upbeat and poppy, ultimately adding up to a project that one of the strongest EPs I’ve heard all year. Personally, I love the middle handful of tracks including “heather”, “Pretending”, and “physs”, but I can say with the utmost confidence that there isn’t a single miss, but that shouldn’t come as a …

Sam Morrison’s September Favorites

Every so often, I get enormous bursts of inspiration that I cannot seem to shake. My latest one came in the form of what you’re about to read. With so much great music coming out these days, it’s almost impossible to pick favorites…but today, I’m going to try. For the next 5 minutes of your life, I ask for nothing more than a little piece of your attention as I take you on a trip into my music listening cycle. A lot of great music dropped during the month of September, which is why I decided it would be a blast to highlight some songs that I thought were absolutely exceptional. I often times specialize in covering artists who are just breaking on to the scene, but every once in a while, I love getting to show love to some talent who we already know and love. So, without further ado, keep scrolling down to check out my favorite 16 songs from the month of September; IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: — 1. amphetamine-[boylife] boylife has been one of those artists who never ceases to amaze me with his music. Each time I head to his Spotify page, I’m always elated …

VVRED – [SEBii]

The hyperpop scene never fails to surprise me in the best ways possible, and I never get bored for even a second no matter what artist I’m listening to. While Glaive, ericdoa, and midwxst are some of my favorites, SEBii has rapidly become one of my all-time hyperpop preferences, and it’s clear that even without all the wild vocal effects and alterations that can be heard within this subgenre, he’s as individualistic as it gets. After hearing VVBLUE a few months ago, I was completely sold without a doubt in my mind, and when I heard about and saw all the hype behind its sister project VVRED, I literally couldn’t wait. Some of the snippets and singles on this tape showed a much more arrogant, aggressive side of the typically calmed and composed artist, but I loved seeing a new side of him, and now that the project is in our hands, I can confidently say that it was undeniably worth the wait. All of the 7 songs on this 16-minute-long project are better than the last, but I had to focus on a few of my favorites considering I could write all day if I went too much into …

LA – [midwxst] ft. [KA$HDAMI]

I used to always write about the hyperpop scene as if it was a small, lesser-known subgenre that only draws select audiences and has a long way to go before it gets to the masses. However, so much has changed in the last year or so, and hyperpop has been taking the world by storm, so I seriously couldn’t be more excited. Along with this, I have a few artists that are my go-to favorites, and midwxst is definitely a talent who I find myself constantly listening to even if I don’t intentionally turn on his music. I couldn’t be more excited now that his latest project Back In Action is in our hands, and after listening through it, it’s even better than I could have expected. While there are a few big features throughout this 8 song, 20-minute long project including BabySantana, Slump6s, and ericdoa who all bring various energies and sounds that elevate this project, midwxst proves that he can carry the brunt of any tape on his own shoulders, even though I never doubted this for a second. Even with these guest spots, one of my favorite features was KA$HDAMI on their song “LA”, so you can …

Think You Right – [Whethan] ft. [ericdoa] & [Glaive]

Ever since I became fully engrossed in the world of hyperpop, I have yet to be let down by any of the artists classified in this very niche yet incredible subgenre. Not only are they proving exactly how innovative they can be behind a microphone, but the instrumentals are out of this world, and they never seem to stop releasing things, so there’s always a new jam to get in tune with which is a blessing without a doubt in my mind. If you’re even remotely similar with this genre, it doesn’t take someone like me to tell you that ericdoa and Glaive are two of the poster children for hyperpop, and they’re only going to continue to get better as they make their way throughout their careers and get older. Aside from them, Whethan is a producer who has been solidifying himself in the scene for quite some time, and he has been creating the foundation of so many different songs with some of the most inventive sounds in music, so he definitely can’t go unnoticed, either. Luckily, this trio decided to come together for an unbelievable new song called “Think You Right”, and the results are as amazing …

back n forth – [ericdoa]

I know I haven’t been very quiet about my admiration for ericdoa’s music, and I truly don’t see that stopping ever, especially not any time soon. He’s simply one of the most talented guys in the industry, in my opinion, and his versatility, creativity, and all-around inventiveness are the cream of the crop. I know I just wrote about his Shotclock-produced song “back n forth” right at the end of last week, and it has been something that I’ve had playing on repeat ever since. Because of this, you can only imagine just how excited I was when I found out that he decided to release an unbelievable new music video for it that was directed by Oliver Cannon. When it begins, eric is driving around in his 2008 Hyundai Sonata, and I only know this much detail because of the various messages that pop up and explain the exact situation that is unraveling before your eyes. In addition to the 117,000 miles on it, there is an entire grocery list of problems including a broken a/c, a crack in the sunroof, a broken radio, the fact that it smells like his manager Nick Furci (which could be a good …

Get Refreshed: Lessons On Dance, Pop, and Purpose

“Get Refreshed” is a column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by Bernard Vernon Full Playlist (2021) Dirty Bird: Dirty Bird Dirty Bird is dance music’s preeminent academic. They make a living out of educating others on the craft they know so well, all the while farthing that very craft to new, unfounded places. Just like any professor and/or researcher in academia, they’ve earned their place by showing a simultaneous understanding of this craft’s contextual history and a beyond-adequate usage of it through action and practice.  If Dirty Bird is dance’s professor at large, then their recent self-titled offering is their full-length curriculum. Even the most astute dance music heads learn quite a lot when listening to the discography of this Eldia Records standout; this project essentially serves as the one-stop hub for their endless library of electronic knowledge — and all the careful consideration of culture that comes with it. If you walk away from an album like this and fail to recognize just how tightly Dirty Bird grasps the nuances of their musical environment, then you either didn’t listen to the album at all, or you’re being purposefully dismissive …

back n forth – [ericdoa]

Out of all the people who have been making the hyperpop genre truly grow and expand more than I ever could have imagined, ericdoa is one of the best artists out right now, in my opinion. While I know this label is somewhat frowned upon for some, I have to use it until I find out a more preferable title, even though eric is clearly way beyond this subgenre, and that’s clear as soon as you tune into any single one of his songs. While he never seems to take a break, I couldn’t be more excited to find out that he released a brand-new single entitled “back n forth”, and after tuning in, I couldn’t have been more stoked to share it with you all as well. Produced by Fortune Swan, Kimj, and Glasear, things open up with a very interesting, almost rotational synth pattern that is accompanied by powerful drums and intriguing percussive elements for a foundation that’s as out of the ordinary and incredible as it can get. When eric comes in, he does so with such strength and enthusiasm as the drum pattern switches up and gets bouncier than ever before. As he continues on, there …

Fuck This Town – [ericdoa] & [Glaive]

It’s no secret that over the years, there have been some absolutely game-changing duos in music. While there seems to have been a lull in the current day and age of the industry when it comes to a new tag team powerhouse, ericdoa and Glaive are here to fill the void, and I literally couldn’t think of a better duo in my dreams. Considering they’re two of hyperpop’s biggest stars, despite the fact that hyperpop really isn’t a label that either of these artists typical fit right into, they’re taking the world by storm one song at a time, and they just seem to be getting better and better as time progresses. Most recently, they teamed up with frequent collaborators Glasear, YoungKimj, and Whethan to produce their latest hit entitled “Fuck This Town”, and it’s the perfect soundtrack to get your weekend off to an amazing start. Starting with some very poignant guitar stums, both artists begin to hum and find their voice before having to raise their levels of enthusiasm and go crazy, as they always do. Eventually, some powerful and uncharacteristic drums and percussion come into the picture before everything comes to a head and the beat just …