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Capone – [ICEDOUTOMNITRIX] x [Roxas]

There are seldom individuals who can lay claim to the same type of resounding influence that ICEDOUTOMNITRIX has over the modern music landscape today. Being a beacon for any and all modern eras in the world of hip-hop, he has convincingly taken the sounds of yesterday and infused them with a certain sense of relevance, prowess, and overall quality that has left those who follow in his light the clearest path towards reaching the already-monumental place that he stands in right now. Though this telling influence is entirely powerful and quite obvious once fully recognizing it, his status is rarely placed on the pedestal that it deserves — both in his effect on the music he makes alone, and also via his outstretching nature towards rising figures that look to take after him. But if there were to be a song that fully encapsulates both of those aforementioned aspects within his untapped artistry, it would certainly be his most recent offering “Capone” with once of music’s brightest young talents in Roxas. This track serves as the epitome for all that he represents as a wholly integral figure within contemporary music today, and it is by all means an all-too-outstanding single …

Malware – [Dirty Bird]

Whenever a certain genre and/or subgenre resurfaces after a long period of absence in the public consciousness, a corresponding “renaissance figure” will always arise with it and carry that sound into its new life. Sometimes this can certainly happen with a group of individuals too, thus creating a “scene” that comes with it; in the case of house music’s grand resurgence back into the public eye as far as this modern online landscape is concerned, there is only one person who can definitively lay claim to that title. You would have to look a mile past the obvious if Dirty Bird was not the answer to that fact. Continuing off of plenty of projects that further developed this telling mix of house stylistics that range from acid, lo-fi, and even tried and true jazz all the same, he had fully cemented this development with such landmark releases this year as Brainworks and d&db.nfo — the latter of the two being a collaboration with fellow house purveyor and Eldia Records mainstay Dazegxd, and the former being a solo masterpiece from him that has easily gone down as the year’s overall greatest house offering. Or else it would have, if not for …