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Danny Adams

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an evil witches love spell – [Lil Boom]

By Danny Adams // 13 Nov 2020

In a music scene where copycats and imposters run rampant, I constantly look for someone who’s not afraid to break through barriers and make songs that are uncharacteristic of the typical norm that is expected of artists. As for Lil Boom, he is the posterchild of weird, unusual, and obscure, but in all the best possible ways. He doesn’t seem to make music for any specific crowd or fanbase, but rather pushes himself beyond the limits of typical creation, consistently bringing out of the box offerings to life, and fans have been completely eating this up. Full transparency, I am relatively new to the world of Boom, and although I know he’s been making waves for quite some time, I figured it was about time that I saw what all the hype was about, and I must say, he didn’t disappoint whatsoever. On his latest song “an evil witches love spell”, he might have some unique wordplays and an individualistic sound, but it admittedly isn’t quite as bizarre as some of the other records I’ve heard while skimming through his discography. Lil Waifu produced this jam, utilizing upbeat, almost video game-like synths that bounce along with the tempo of the …

18 – [Turbo]

By Danny Adams // 13 Nov 2020

I’ve said it before and I don’t mind saying it again, I’m not a fan of country music, plain and simple. Although this is the case, I make pretty much one singular exception, and that is for Turbo. While people might debate whether or not this is actually Country or not, there is a clear overtone of the genre, so I don’t see why it’s not. Aside from this, Turbo mashes multiple different genres together including Hip-Hop, Pop, and various other elements that highlight a plethora of styles, bringing them all together for the perfect storm. His voice is just awesome in my opinion as well, because it has a slight trademark accent, despite him being from Canada, and the gritty rasp of his singing is just captivating to me. Most recently, he dropped off a brand-new music video for his hit song entitled “18”, and I couldn’t be more excited. Considering the track has been out for a few months, I’m going to focus more on the visual because it’s got many different parts to it and a storyline that is compelling, so you can listen if you haven’t already while watching to kill two birds with one stone. …

Tears and Pistols – [Dro Kenji]

By Danny Adams // 13 Nov 2020

I’ve been writing so much about Dro Kenji in the last few weeks, but that’s because I just found out about him and I can’t believe what I’ve been hearing. He has surprised and pleased me with every new song he has released, and I can’t even believe that this is just the beginning for the young South Carolina native. Whenever internet Money takes a chance on a rising artist in order to mold them into a star, you know they don’t mess around, and there is absolutely no exception in Dro Kenji’s case whatsoever. In my article earlier this week about his single “Save Me”, I mentioned how he was gearing up to release his first mixtape with the help of Internet Money entitled Tears and Pistols, and after a grueling wait and so many promotional pieces of content being shared all over social media, we finally have some of the most remarkable music in one cohesive place, and I couldn’t be more excited for the world to hear it. Beginning with “Hell”, an almost digital-sounding, fast-paced instrumental introduces us to Dro in a captivating and attention-grabbing manner. As he begins to spit, the beat remains simple and gives …

Right Now – [Jaah SLT] ft. [Young Nudy]

By Danny Adams // 12 Nov 2020

After finding out about Jaah SLT just a few months ago, I constantly find myself being surprised and on my toes when it comes to his music. Just when I thought he was one of the more aggressive, carefree, and ruthless artists in the music industry, he completely switches up the vibes and goes in a different direction, doing so as effortlessly and naturally as anyone possibly could. This is clear as day on his most recent project 9-25-20, where he mixes in some heavy, gritty sounds with other, more jazzy styles that shouldn’t work together from the outside looking in, but complement one another in such a remarkable fashion, words just don’t do it justice. It’s a project you just have to hear to understand what I mean, and it’s well worth the listen if you somehow haven’t heard it already. This is as obvious as ever on one of the standout tracks on the project “Right Now” featuring Young Nudy, where he incorporates some Jazz-influenced Trap sounds that almost come off as being slightly playful and elementary while Jaah’s bouncy delivery and lighthearted flows shine through unlike anything else you’ll hear on the entire tape. I’m going to …

Past Lives – [Martin Arteta]

By Danny Adams // 12 Nov 2020

Often times, I pay attention only to the music scene in the United States, as most people do, but when artists from other countries begin to gain traction in the US industry, I know that means they have a truly wonderful talent. As for Martin Arteta, he’s a singer I just found out about who hails from Stockholm, Sweden, but there were a few key points that made him stand out to me even before tuning into his most successful release. I was shocked to find out that he was only 17 years old, and it turns out that music is just a hobby at the moment, although he’s hoping to turn it into his career eventually. He has also been producing for around 6 years, at this point, starting to make music on his dad’s computer at only 11 years old. Although his BØRNS cover of their song “Past Lives” has been out for quite some time at this point, I’m just finding out about it now and after hearing it, I couldn’t help but write about it. It was produced by martin himself with the help of additional producers named by_joelmichael and Alex Marcu, and although it is …

Leave Me Alone – [Killval]

By Danny Adams // 12 Nov 2020

It never fails that when an artist hops on a beat produced by the prolific hitmaker Nick Mira, their stock is going to rise exponentially. This is nothing new for Killval, a Richmond, Virginia native who is familiar with Nick on a basis that is even deeper than the music itself. Although I don’t know much about him other than the fact that he’s from VA and is only 20 years old, I also found out that he grew up with Nick and even attended the same high school, so their roots run deep and the chemistry shows every time. While artists at young ages never cease to surprise me, Killval is one of the most consistent artists producing a familiar yet individualistic sound that is only elevated when he works with Nick. Most recently, the two decided to drop off a brand-new song entitled “Leave Me Alone”, a title that isn’t very welcoming, obviously, but pairs well with many of val’s other more isolating song names. As the beat begins, Nick delivers some passionate, almost flamenco-inspired guitar licks that are eventually brought to new heights with rapidly tapping percussion, succinct 808s, and even some high-pitched piano keys that tickle …

Stay – [Lovsky]

By Danny Adams // 11 Nov 2020

Often times in music, when emotions are at the forefront of creating a song, the finished product just seems to come together so much more honestly and purely. This is why Lovsky has become such a moving artist in my eye, and although I’m definitely new to the sonic world she has been bringing to life, I can tell that her feelings drive her creation which makes her offerings so much more compelling than many other artists who try and fabricate a storyline to achieve the same effect. It’s simply not the same, and you can tell within the quality of the songs that she’s using her real-life experiences rather than making them up in order to tug at someone’s heartstrings. “Stay” is the name of her most recent single, and it’s a pivotal point in her career because not only is it an incredible record, but it’s the first single she has ever released where she is the producer as well as the arranger of the track. While she takes the brunt of the effort on this song, she also reached out to friends including Scott Tixier, Chase Aaron, Eduardo Josue, and Mike Snell in order to bring various …

Stallion – [909Memphis]

By Danny Adams // 11 Nov 2020

It has been a bit longer than expected since the last time I wrote about 909Memphis, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t consistently been releasing hits, because quite the opposite has been happening, actually. While my last article on him might’ve been a couple of months ago, he has dropped off a slew of bangers that continue to top his previous offerings, which is high praise because his music is always top-notch and has been for the years he has been active in the industry. As for his brand-new song “Stallion”, he recruits legendary artist Mexiko Dro to produce another hit for him, and although I’m admittedly not overly familiar with Dro’s work, it’s clear that the right decision was made. Mexiko creates an absolutely flawless foundation for Memphy through airy, prevailing synths that include taps and bells for percussive elements while pungent, impactful 808s elevate this offering. As it unfolds, you hear the plug ad-lib sprinkled in throughout, pointing out the fact that although it might be considered a plug beat which is a style that is familiar in the underground, it sounds very individualistic when compared to many of the other, more simplistic plug beats that have been …

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