Golden Vessel – “Shoulders (ft. Elkkle & Mallrat)” // Luisa Rivera

Sometimes you get a collaboration that you didn’t even know you could dream for. Producer extraordinaire Golden Vessel teams up with Elkkle and the razor-sharp Mallrat on a song about longing, the shifting nature of friendships and relationships, and tangled webs of feelings. It’s remarkable how much this small team accomplishes over the course of three-and-a-half minutes, from the percussive workouts and subtle synth programming to Mallrat’s impressive wordplay that manages to stay honest and relatable. All of it’s anchored by the main vocal, who knows what the object of his affection needs but doesn’t know how to give it to her. Remarkably mature and well-executed, this one’s worth any heartache it might bring to the surface.

Get more Mallrat with “For Real” on VINYL MOON Volume 014: From The Window.

Dive into Golden Vessel with “Can’t Stay (ft. Abraham Tilbury)” on VINYL MOON Volume 012: Still. Life.

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Mallrat – “Uninvited” + “Tokyo Drift” // Aof Smith

Don’t mess with Mallrat. For real. Not because I think the 17 year old would necessarily take you down. I just don’t want you getting in the way of her groove. Whatever world she runs in is the perfect one for fueling these oddball indie hip hop gems that I’m keeping on repeat these days.


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MALLRAT makes me smile FOR damn REAL

“but time’s not a thing so roll down the windows and we can just sing”

The next time the big ol’ world flexes its weird on you, crank up “For Real” and make everything seem a bit more ok. It may take 2-12 spins for full effect.

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