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Hapa – Nine (ft. Great Dane)

In Beats, Dark, Trap by Jeff

The debut album from LA based producer Hapa is a cohesive project loaded with dark and eerie trap production from start to finish. The highlight for me is “Nine” which features blog favorite, Great Dane. It revolves around a sample of children reciting a simple playground rhyme, with distorted bass synths and minimalistic percussion creating a menacing vibe. The song …

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Groke – Drowning

In Beats, Electronic, Instrumental, Trap by Jeff

“Drowning” is a trippy instrumental from up and coming UK based producer Groke. He says it’s a song about “the turbulent descent into the deep blue darkness”, which nicely sums up how this one feels. An intro with frenetic strings leads into an otherworldly vocal style synth, then plummets into the abyss with a monstrous beat. Before it ends, the …

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MEMBA – Boundless

In Electronic, Instrumental, Trap by Jeff

Production duo MEMBA released their highly anticipated SAGA-II EP last week and it more than lived up to the hype. The entire project is a cohesive experience—from MEMBA’s unique, worldly production, to the incredible short film that accompanies it. Check out one of my new favorite tracks, “Boundless”, below and listen to the rest of the EP on SoundCloud.

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Cozway & Jon Casey – Ambush

In Electronic, Instrumental, Trap by Jeff

“Ambush” was first heard last year on RL Grime’s Halloween VII mix and fans have been clamoring for a proper release ever since. It’s finally here, and it was worth the wait. The two newest additions to the Sable Valley roster bring the heat on this monstrous trap collaboration. Cozway and Jon Casey fuse their respective sounds—creating a frenetic and …

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FLMMBOiiNT FRDii – ARE YOU DUMM?

In Hip Hop, R&B, Trap, Upbeat by Jeff

Spark Master Tape affiliate FLMMBOiiNT FRDii recently dropped this sweet summer banger, and I can’t get get enough. Like everything this crew puts out, it’s produced by Paper Platoon. And like everything Paper Platoon produces, it absolutely knocks. The beat revolves around a sample from the 1973 song “Come And Go With Me” by The Dell Vikings, and throws in …

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MEMBA – Walls Down feat. EVAN GIIA

In Dangerous, Dark, Electronic, Trap by Jeff

Production duo MEMBA enlisted frequent collaborator and fast-rising vocalist EVAN GIIA for their intense new single, “Walls Down.” This song follows their lighthearted single “Schools Out”, and returns to the dark and powerful sound design they’ve perfected. “Walls Down” features plunging bass, sharp percussion, and otherworldly chants that combine with EVAN GIIA’s sultry vocals to create a massive and dangerous …

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Billie Eilish – Bad Guy (TOO KIND Flip)

In Dark, Electronic, Remix, Trap by Jeff

It sure seems like Floridian producer TOO KIND drops nothing but heat. His new remix of Billie Eilish‘s hit song “Bad Guy” is a prime example—it’s a fast paced reworking that features furious percussion, dubstep growls, and slick effects that warp the original into a high-energy banger. TOO KIND’s SoundCloud page is loaded with quality originals and remixes, so be …

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MEMBA – Say Less

In Electronic, Trap by Jeff1 Comment

New York City duo Memba‘s latest song features haunting production, original vocals, and an otherworldly vibe. This is the first time these guys have written and recorded their own vocals, and it works out well to say the least—their melancholic crooning providing a unique contrast to the electrifying production. “Say Less” sets the stage with an emotive intro and quickly …

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Cozway – Java

In Electronic, Heavy, Instrumental, Trap by Jeff1 Comment

New year, new Cozway! The fast rising producer had a massive 2018 that was capped off with an official remix of RL Grime’s “Shrine”, and he’s keeping his hot streak going with a hard hitting new original called “Java”. Released via Mad Decent imprint Good Enuff, “Java” is an all out assault of sinister sounds. Cozway’s unique and inventive style …