Mr Gabriel – “Millennial Falcon” // Andrew Archer

“Millennial Falcon” gets points for a Star Wars allusion –call me easy to please. The track does not disappoint with grimy, funky sounds mixed with some solid pop R&B. Exuding “cool”, this seems like a track that will be weaving in out of my head with its repeated hook, “Are you real or just a fantasy?”

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Ryan Little – “Good Grief” // Andrew Archer

Beatmaker Ryan Little isn’t afraid to experiment with more melodic approaches to his field of work, and “Good Grief” is a fine example of that.  “Good Grief” samples noisy synth tones typically used in indie and psychedelic pop to rebrand them into hip hop, and effectively creating a new type of sound that I am totally down with.

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Slum Sociable – “Castle” // Andrew Archer

With a vocal snark reminiscent of Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner and a trip-hop stomp, “Castle” feels both menacing and familiar. Sampled strings and bone-dry snaps add to the feeling of needing to look over your shoulder. Just in time for the spooky season.

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