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CW: Substance abuse, violence against children and women

Earlier this year, I spent some time searching for smaller SoundCloud artists to discover for my daily commute and personal work. During this time, I stumbled upon a page with the alias Skymad. The page was filled with…


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By the end of 2014, when Wun Two released his infamous Penthouse project, the idle German beatmaker was starting to gain recognition beyond, possibly, his intention. With millions of monthly streamers now in his grasp, the crate digger now has more opportunity in his musical journey.


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Europe has been a hotbed for exciting young artists in recent years. As Germany sees itself with the likes of Wun Two and Wyl, and with the U.K. giving birth to stars such as King Krule and Skepta, there is not a lot of attention diverted…


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Alex Ruby is an artist I stumbled upon back in 2018. It was through his first project, Réaubois, that I found out about his minimalistic production style at the time. The album was comprised of instrumental tracks that felt spacious, filled in by hi-hats, and reverberated…


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Beatmakers and producers are creating content from left to right, filling services like SoundCloud to the brim with beats of all sounds and styles. …


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Hip-Hop music has reached international regality for a few decades now, from the influence groups as the Wu-Tang Clan had in their prime to the influence of Nujabes in Japanese street culture. I came across a humble producer on SoundCloud while perusing for lo-fi hip-hop beats…


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When first listening to this single, the first images that appear in my mind are old documentaries displayed on the television or the internet that glorify the 1960s and 1970s counter-culture. Elongated guitar notes strung by half-dazed musicians on a platform performing in front of…


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Although the pandemic still ensues, the sun is beginning to shine and the warm air is beginning to waft through the screened windows. …


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I recently spoke to a friend who, because of the lockdown, gives himself ample time for his music. Instead, he’s managed to work to a point where he just reached a creative block. I would have thought that maybe this would be the perfect time for…


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Staying quarantined in your room all day while being restricted from healthy human contact and sunlight is not only cumbersome but also unnatural and can be damaging to your overall health. It’s much easier now to lay off your work and continue watching your Netflix series.

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