11:11 – 11:11 EP

Following the release of impressive single ‘BYO‘, Toronto’s 11:11 releases his self-titled debut.  The vocalist and producer undoubtedly takes cues from his fellow countrymen The Weeknd and Drake, but it’s where his smooth R&B intersects Trap that things get really interesting.  The seven track EP is a superb introduction to an artist that shows plenty of…

11:11 – BYO

Toronto R&B singer 11:11  has releases ‘BYO [Break You Off]’ from his self-titled debut EP.  The track clearly shows influence from Toronto natives Drake and The Weeknd, while demonstrating his own atmospheric, Trap-inspired sound, coupled with the perfect Mariah Carey sample.  11:11 effortlessly glides over the production by Matthew Burnett, Mike DZL and himself; his voice blending…

SABA – SPARECHANGE! EP

We’re familiar with Saba as an MC, contributing great bars to Mick Jenkins’ recent ‘Wave[s]‘, but not so much as a producer until now.  The Chicago native drops his ‘SpareChange!’ EP, a surprisingly solid instrumental project that demonstrates some serious versatility.  A strong Trap influence presides, but the way that the mellow ‘Catpiss’ gives way to…

BIG DOPE P – STILL HOOD

As part of Activia Benz’ ‘Singles Club’ series, Big Dope P releases new track ‘Still Hood’.  His first since ‘Hit Da Blokk‘ EP, the track sees the UK producer base his Trap-influenced stylings around a simple, catchy vocal sample.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

RUSTIE – BIG CATZZ

‘Big Catzz’, a new track from Glaswegian producer Rustie, begins with a thundering crescendo of rumbling drums and hand-claps, demanding big things.  The rest of the track certainly doesn’t disappoint, with an absolutely huge, anthemic synth lead taking centre stage.  The track seems to sit midway between his most recent and commercial album ‘Green Language‘ and his…

FONZIE – FEELIN’ LIKE THE MAN

Following April’s ‘Troy‘ EP, Fonzie comes through with a new track entitled ‘Feelin’ Like The Man’.  What’s interesting here is that this is straight-up Trap, but with a UK twist; where pitched-up vocal samples and the Grime flow switch up the genre with something fresh.  The West London MC also recruits fellow TDNB artist Handles…