ICYMI: a new mixtape from 3LetterzNUK, feel-good Kompa from Josh X, and more.
3LETTERZNUK – I’M BACK [ARTBEATZ]
Compiled and composed during quarantine, 3LetterzNuk has used his time wisely to set the stage for a sizable come-up in 2021. Completely self-made, the Chicago born, Ohio-bred, and Atlanta based singer, songwriter, and rapper 3LetterzNuk flexes both his production and lyrical prowess in his most substantial release to date. The I’m Back mixtape weaves rhymes with confidence and swagger over a smooth R&B foundation across 15 clever cuts. Through the duration of the mixtape, we see the young rapper cohesively connect the spectrum of rap, hip hop, R&B, and pop tonalities. Spanning themes of love, fame, prestige, and fast lifestyles, his choice of words exude raw energy that fans of both popular and urban genres are sure to connect with. Taking what was once innate, raw talent, an early career comprised of countless self-taught hours, days, weeks, and years spent honing his craft through syllables, octaves, metaphors, beats, and carefully curated samples – 3LetterzNuk is back with truly refined poise.
Cardi B., Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Swizz Beatz collaborator Josh X pays homage to his Haitian roots with his steamy new record, ‘Creole Love Pt. 2’. Featuring Haitian music-industry star Mickael Guirand and upcoming songstress Saskya, the track echoes the sounds of Kompa and fuses them with modern dancehall extravaganza.
DASHA – BETTER THAN SHE DID [DISRUPTOR]
Californian singer/songwriter DASHA unapologetically continues to craft her sound to inspire women to take the lead in the music space. In “Better Than She Did” she speaks on the resentment felt after being replaced – a feeling that everyone can relate to. Beginning with subtle guitar plucking, DASHA quickly fills the tune with captivating vocal accents. As an award-winning songwriter, DASHA’s words show a dexterity that is as clever as it is devastating.
CloudNone & Direct have collided once again for their stunning Guilty Pleasures EP, out via coveted dance label Monstercat. The 3-track nocturnal journey sifts through glistening production elements, dusky vocals, and glitchy soundscapes to create a cohesively tied heady offering.
DANIEL AVERY – INTO THE ARMS OF STILLNESS [PHANTASY SOUND]
Electronica wizard Daniel Avery does it again with his latest 2-single offering. The ambient-led tracks arrived with accompanying videos that visually mimic the cascading sounds in each of their audio counterparts. The Bournemouth born DJ and producer released his coveted collaborative album Enter Exit with Allesandro Cortini earlier this year.