Dom Péri – [Sighdafekt]

Tel Aviv, Israel. If you haven’t noticed, I go to great lengths to find unexposed Hip-Hop. A lot of research and internet exploration leads me to some of the most talented up and coming artists I write about. Today, I have found Israeli rapper, Sighdafekt. His recently released single, ‘Dom Péri,’ is an absolute banger. Sighdafekt has a distinct and compelling rasp and hunger in his voice, one in which I find difficult to compare to anyone else. The young rapper effortlessly floats through the woozy production from start to finish, giving, ‘Dom Péri,’ the exact amount of swagger necessary to have his listeners chanting along with him. Produced by Santino Le Saint, the thick 808’s and thunderous kicks give an audience the opportunity to mosh, jump, and cause a scene. In short, I think Sighdafekt will be making his way over to the U.S. in no time. Once the world hears him, there’s no telling what he can do. With much more on the way, make sure to follow Sighdafekt, and listen to, ‘Dom Péri,’ here: Words by Barry R

Feel Like Drugs – [Santino Le Saint]

UK crooner Santino Le Saint makes his Lyrical Lemonade debut today with an R&B-centered effort in “Feel Like Drugs.” Tackling a relationship that’s lost its high, Santino deals with the comedown. Despite knowing things aren’t the same, he seems unable to let go; his striking, emotionally-charged performance lending authenticity to the message. Though emotional, the song doesn’t lack power. Both Santino with vocals that really jump out at you, and the beat (particularly the crisp snares) have a certain flair that gives this some serious kick. Love may not feel like drugs, but the video certainly does. With an array of colors, neon flashes, and some interesting POV shots, the video has a trippy feel, and, even with a simple setting–just Santino alone in his studio wrestling with conflict–it keeps you engaged from start to finish.