This is the time for Mr. Congo to shine, to get paid without delay, and to be recognised for his craft, as he has no intentions to fade away, and he's doing all of this with accomplice MorningMaxwell on their release, Dead Prezzies.
Opening a backpack filled with quick-witted blades, a ski mask full of cadence, a hatchet of growly, animated flow, and keys to one of our favourite narratives that demands you to put your hands up, Dead Prezzies is an adrenaline-fueled rap heist that takes viewers on a thrilling adventure into a heated bank robbery.
“When writing Dead Prezzies, I was thinking of a movie called Dead Presidents that stars Lorenz Tate! It was made in the 90s-20s; when I heard the MorningMaxwell beat, everything collided, and magic was made." - Mr. Congo
Mr. Congo oozes wizardry; he's out of the ordinary as he deposits fearless delivery and experiments with tones that are instant attention grabbers. When it comes to creativity, he has zero chill; he's a vessel full of wonder, exploding on any beat he touches; in this case, MorningMaxwell and Mr. Congo stunt as a dynamic duo, creating a cinematic narrative on a compelling beat.
“MorningMaxwell's production and my quirky take on wordplay and sound effects were the inspiration. I wanted to take the listener on the chase with me and tell a good bank robbery story." - Mr. Congo
When it comes to songwriting, there is a wide array of topics, themes, and emotions that an artist can dip into, and the more avenues covered, the more music enthusiasts get to witness the evolution of an artist. Mr. Congo is THAT artist! Uncharted waters are his thing, and you won't catch him in a loop of art blocks; his energy presents itself as infinite, and this seamlessly translates into his music.
The releases aren’t running dry, future projects are on the way as Mr. Congo is currently at work at his production studio at Sawtooth, located in Bayswater. He's also in the works with Breaknbread Productions, The Get Down events, and Tovch Entertainment with upcoming collaborations. In the meantime, run up those Dead Prezzies, hit the link below.
Let the rhythm take control as TIFFANY hypnotizes with a mesmerizing Greek guitar intro that eases into a Euro summer anthem with the track Agápi.
Prepare to be enveloped in an infectious sway of sound, one that transports you to the glowing islands of Greece. The gods of house music would be extremely pleased with this addition of electronics to their holy realm; it's pure ecstasy.
TIFFANY flaunts breathy, gentle vocals, which are the focal point of Agápi; her emotional depth adds a layer of intimacy to the dancefloor experience, and her tone glides over the beat as she delivers a sweet symphony of bilingual feels. The pre-chorus buildup emanates a feeling of euphoria that stretches vivaciously into a sonic celebration.
“Before this song was created, I had an idea to create a deep house song with a Greek-inspired guitar. With this idea, I went to Beatswithsheph and told them my vision, and Barry whipped out his guitar and played that first hypnotic melody. With Sheph's addition to the beat, vocal melodies were running through my mind, and I knew exactly what I had to do with them. The very next day, I sat down and started brainstorming for the track. I knew I wanted Greek lyrics, but I wanted to still keep it very universal, so I used the most known words "Agapi mou" and "S'agapo" and incorporated that into the main part of the song.” - TIFFANY
Agápi has a fine balance of upbeat energy and subtle electric shadows in the form of pulsating basslines and intricate melodies. The elements weave together to form a tapestry of enjoyment. Whether you’re looking for a late-night club number or a solo living room dance party, TIFFANY has got you covered.
As the beat fades out, the lingering echoes of Agápi ensure that TIFFANY'S presence in the house music scene is one to be recognised and respected. She'll be gifting listeners with more releases, including Deep House and NRG.
Make a note 'cause that's your memo to keep your eyes open and ears ready for her future drops!
Putting the "Burn" in Burn City and the "partner" in partners of crime and musical justice are the Queen and King of the Southern Hemisphere, Viliani and Ciecmate. This week, we’ve got a blazing auditory blitz from them titled REAL.
Viliani and Ciecmate are firing audible rounds of fireworks and firecrackers on this deep beat with their lyrically combustive verses, unapologetically skilled delivery, and gritty flows as they bounce off each other with back-to-back verses on REAL; It doesn’t get as raw and real as this! The track truly lives up to its title in every aspect; these two are as genuine as it gets.
REAL will have your eardrums vibrating and your head shaking in pure enjoyment; pleased, scrunched-up facials included! It’s extra boom and extra bap as Viliani and Ciecmate transport listeners back into the golden era of Hip Hop, lighting a fire of truth and tuning into their sixth sense on the Dr. Dre-inspired beat produced by Viliani.
“Viliani and I actually began writing this song to a different beat that I had made previously. We wanted to set the tone for our album by going back and forth with our lyrics and bouncing off each other with our rhyme schemes. After doing a rough demo recording, we decided it just didn't sit right on the beat, so we scrapped it and searched for another one that was more suitable. Nothing hit the mark until Viliani made the beat that the song is now on. As soon as she wrote it, I said, 'That's the one,' so we rehearsed the lyrics over it, and it was perfect.” - Ciecmate
REAL is a rhythmic resurgence that showcases the intellectual and musical brightness of Viliani and Ciecmate against the dark, heavy instrumentals. The drum patterns are a nostalgic force, and Viliani has an unparalleled ability to sonically craft the past while still honoring the relevance of the present day.
“It's hard to explain the process because it just made itself up in some way. With this beat, I knew I wanted to make something hard. I started with the drums and then just built it from there. I like experimenting with sounds, pitching them up or down, or reversing a loop on certain instruments to see what happens. Beats are hardly ever planned out. This is definitely one of my favourite beats I've ever produced, though. Sometimes I forget I produced it.” - Viliani
REAL is taken from Viliani and Ciecmate’s joint project, MIASMA, a timeless body of work overflowing with invaluable messages that will pivot any listener into a state of consciousness. Quite frankly, it's a must-listen, and if you love the authenticity of REAL, you’ll truly appreciate the art found within MIASMA.
First things first, KAAEE B is a force to be reckoned with; she’s lyrically fearless and drenched in unwavering confidence on her track, Kaaee B Route.
Right from the drop, KAAEE B ignites the flame that turns into a well-controlled au(o)ral inferno; her flow is void of tension, her lyricism is tight, and her delivery bursts with clarity. Kaaee B Route is immaculate from start to finish with its high probability of replay power.
Cue the mic drop, because KAAEE B has killed it. It’s done; it’s dead! Houston never ceases to impress when it comes to talent. Keeping it real, she’s paid the cost to be the boss—and now? Well, she’s shining with musical magnetism as she seamlessly flows through lingustical gymnastics. Kaaee B Route is about owning your magic, remaining solid, and clearing the smoke while simultaneously serving as a reminder that you don’t want any smoke!
“The main thing that inspired me was making my own way in the industry. At the time, I was basically finding my sound through working with different producers, receiving fresh beats, and singing or rapping. I was just simply trying to find myself through my voice.” - KAAEE B
The melodic simplicity of the beat enhances KAAEE B’s tone; it's instrumentally gushy and sweet, but dipped in streaks of cut throat synths, echos, and fade-outs that add a dark layer to the playback.
“There were people like Young Thug and Kenny Lou from Houston, as well as artists like Shordie Shordie, who mostly influenced the direction of the track. I like rappers that do both singing and rapping; it really inspired me to tap into my own sound." - Kaaee B
Best believe there’s more savage bars to come from KAAEE B. Her album 2Dozen is her latest release, and it flaunts her ability to sonically experiment without losing her vocal essence. Jump into our rotation and listen to Kaaee B Route (link below).
Pushing all the sh*t to the side because he knows he's well on the way to his rise, Stazi stomps down doors and clears entrances on his first debut release, The Purge.
This is what you call the sound of VICTORY. Stazi singlehandedly claims his spot in the industry with The Purge. He's manifesting his greatness and pushing his pen until the ink runs dry as he goes head-to-head with his peers. His flow pours out graciously yet aggressively like a waterfall; it's slippery, so don't trip.
The Purge blasts with immense energy over a full instrumental backdrop, and his voice adds to the energetic ascension with raspy, deep tones and a gentle cadence that bounces off the beat. He reflects on his come up, remembers the struggles he faced, and silences the stereotypes. At this point, he's the Lebanese Rap King, putting on for his culture, THE culture, and the city.
"This song drew inspiration from the events in my life. At the time of conception, I was doing it rough, having just been kicked out of home for the first time in life and with no real source of income or sufficient knowledge to stay afloat—I was running off pure determination and resilience. I had nowhere to go; it was just my loyal dog, Smokey, and me. I was faced with two choices: sink or swim, and I kept swimming. After some time, I met the Undrovth Boys, and they let me sleep in their studio until I figured things out, which felt like a clear sign from the universe. This lifestyle shift was the true inspiration for The Purge." - Stazi
Stazi bodied this beat, and despite the full-bodied audible experience, the beat has a soothing effect that embodies the power of alchemy. Turning distractions into focus, misplacement into courage, and fear into strength through all the instrumental elements.
You may need a few plays to catch his wordplay; Stazi is quick with it and witted; peep the Pluto bar. It’s truly evident that he’s here for blood and to take ownership of the crown, which will rightfully be his due to his level of persistence, motivation, and determination. The man needs to be worldwide!
If you love Hip Hop don't hesitate to add Stazi to your rotation, and if you're in Melbourne, pen in one of his shows with fellow immaculate drill rapper Stigma. These two are superstars, and the energy in their music translates to their stage presence.
Listen to The Purge below.