Exclusive Artist Review: Sweet Limb – “Vibes” EP

Emerging from the prominent Austin music scene in Texas, Sweet Limb, the official artist project of artist/songwriter Chris Robinson, has been building his craft since 2015 and is well known for his soulful flows and instrumentals. His dynamic signature sound has flavors of old school Hip Hop and R&B but still implements several facets of today’s more modern sensibility, delivering a coherent and cohesive sound that is eclectic, heartfelt and innovative.

Robinson’s breathy and sensually vibrant vocals are what makes his songs truly a standout of their calibre. He has especially taken on the DIY angle to new heights you don’t see with most independent artists, he’s truly passionate about his work and it directly parallels his work ethics as well; and it is especially apparent with his newest upcoming three-track EP Vibes. It’s easily his best work to date and the tracks really showcase Sweet Limb at his pinnacle when it comes to his production and performance value. His songs are written strictly from his personal experiences and his ability to tell a story within his songs are uncanny, unique and multifaceted.

Vibes is definitely a title that lives up to its name. Sweet Limb’s coherently ambient and soulfully subtle style is a tasty concoction that sets the bar high for every track when you listen from start to finish. His track “Kickstart” is direct evidence of this and the song really draws you in as soon as the beat immediately drops. Implementing a chord progression of jazzy guitars as the beat’s anchor instrument, this soulful song has distinctive and notable vocal melody choices as well as lyrical content. “It’s a slippery slope, but we can thicken the road” is a perfect example of the cleverness behind the man that holds the pen to these songs and truly offers a strong message every listener can resonate with.

Follow up track “Ketamine” has a smooth acoustic bass line with atmospheric synth leads that is both bluesy and spacey. The single coil Strat guitar leads add textures to the song as it plays out as well. The instrumental detail in this track is easily the best on the record. Once again, Robinson’s passionate breathy vocals will easily soothe the soul for any listener. His ability to tell a story while utilizing this vocal style is something any listener will not only appreciate, but completely admire as well. Overall, this song’s soulful cohesiveness once again perfectly parallels the production value and is executed in the most effective way.

Final track “Dip” has a dynamic Hip Hop approach but never waivers from the soulful R&B flavors that Robinson is known for. It’s the opening track on the EP and the bossa-nova guitar chords and swells are very crisp and really give this song character. This upbeat anthem has a versatile flow and an arena of clever hooks and bars. Robinson’s showcasing of both his rap and singing skills are vibrant and masterful, trading measures of each to offer up several vibes on this track to really garner the listener’s attention.

This EP delivers several distinctive flavors and colorful instrumentals that piece together a coherently original signature ambient style that is completely authentic and raw. Sweet Limb has been grinding away for about seven years now, and this EP is easily some of his most notable work to date. It’ll easily draw in new fans if this is the first time they are discovering him, which will also entice any listener to do a deep dive into his history as an artist as well as his past and future discography. Vibes drops on December 1st and will be available on all digital music platforms. We can’t recommend this record highly enough.


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Exclusive Artist Review: Silence & Tone Da Boss – “Tone Death” Collab LP

Hailing from the cityscapes of the Cedar Rapids, IA scene, rising rappers Silence and Tone Da Boss have been pioneering the Hip Hop realm since their inceptions into the market – both putting out an array of releases over the years that have put them on the map in several arenas of the Rap world and beyond. Now with both artists taking the helm on this latest release, Silence & Tone Da Boss’s collab record Tone Death proves that both standalone artists are also a force to be reckoned with.

Implementing an innovative and modern twist on an old school Hip Hop signature sound, this 10-track juggernaut showcases both rappers in a way that parallels their performance and production value effectively and dynamically. Both artists shine very bright lights on their best musicianship factors and essentially set the bar even higher for today’s more modern Hip Hop collaborations. Opening track and anchor single “Who Wants The Smoke” is a perfect example of this, setting the tone for the rest of the record in a way that reels you in from the very first listen. Tone Da Boss and Silence blast right into the chorus hook right out the gate, exchanging lines, hooks, verses and essentially tag team this number altogether. It’s a song with very high energy and feels like a solid punch in the gut with its in-your-face approach and charismatic sensibility. Tone Da Boss in his known fashion explodes into his verse bars with his knack for prestigious word precision and high energy execution – delivering an intense performance that touches on several elements of his originality and familiarity as an artist. Silence emerges into his bars and measures with a solid flow that diligently showcases his lyrical cleverness and vocal presence. He’s a perfect compliment to Tone Da Boss’s approach and it’s apparent throughout this record that both artists challenge each other as well as the tracks play out. But it’s not a competitive nature, it’s more along the lines of getting each artist to set the bar higher – and they do exactly that, quite well I might add.

Another notable number on this record is “Summertime (feat. EMDUBAI)”, a track that does justice to the title and adds additional layers of versatility when compared to some of the other tracks on this album. Featuring a melodic piano progression and dangerously catchy chorus hook, this more R&B-oriented number brings out refreshing angles for both rappers and implements a more ambient atmosphere. Silence especially showcases his ability to sing his own hooks, reminiscent to other artists like Drake, Lil Wayne and others in the game that do the same with or without the necessity of a feature artist. Regardless, this track’s chorus will relentlessly stick in your head. Tone Da Boss also brings out a different side of himself on this number, touching on a more hypnotic flow and textures with his use of syllables and word placement. You can tell he goes over the fine details very closely, something a lot of today’s modern rappers tend to lack in several areas. But precision is definitely this song’s most notable highlight, and will easily stand out as one of your favorites on this record.

One more highlight on this LP is “Mirror Mirror”, another single accompanied by an official music video with colorful production value. This clubbing track’s hypnotic beat is effectively raw and really leaves room for both rappers to throw down their verses in a way that serves up the heat without any distractions or post production tricks. The verses on this track are especially coherent and cleverly executed with its concept. It’s a club-goer’s anthem in every sense, bringing forth the vibes, aura and atmosphere of your favorite hotspot on a Friday night – but executed much more intelligently when it comes to the lyrical angle. If you’re looking for a track that goes hard with the bumps and grinds, then this is one you’ll never forget.

Tone Death is the perfect gateway record for discovering both rappers if you don’t already know who they are. Tone Da Boss & Silence are stand-alone rappers with their own impressive discographies and versatile vocal approaches that have been grinding in the scene for years. That’s why this collaboration is such a powerful one – it diligently proves that they can put a strong release together that not only brings out their best performances individually, but also spotlights their chemistry as a team effort as well. The rap game is full of modern collabs, but this is one that you honestly have to hear to believe. It delivers that modern feel while also implementing old school flavors that not only make it relevant, but nostalgic as well. This is a must-hear in every regard.


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Press Release: AlgoRhythm Recordings Presents “Genesis – The Prequel” Releasing On July 4th

Fans and enthusiasts of today’s more innovative and ambient musical auras will undoubtedly be captivated by this upcoming July 4th debut release. Written, produced and presented by LA-based DJ/composer and musical mastermind Nathan Whatley through his startup company AlgoRhythm Recordings, the upcoming debut 7-track release Genesis – The Prequel is described as a lo-fi hybrid fusion of sound, creating a fresh and new type of vibration for music listeners to experience. But also goes far beyond it as well both musically and visually.

Genesis – The Prequel is an atmospheric musical deep dive into a fresh take on today’s modern realm from several different angles – and really showcases Nathan Whatley’s musicianship factors both as a writer and producer over the last 20 years; exploring a signature style that is both enticing and original in its execution. This debut record delivers a dynamic and futuristic approach that will easily draw in any fan of today’s DJ and independent producers circuit. Comprised of 7 melodically visceral songs, opening track “Vibrations” kicks off this release with an upbeat rhythm that merges beautifully with the synth melodies and textures that are present throughout the composition’s arrangements. It’s quite the tasty introduction to the record and really sets the tone for the rest of the release.

Another notable track on this record is “Roses”, a song of soothing rhythms and atmospheric swells with some next-level synth leads. This song in particular has a nostalgic feel that could easily align with the early 90s R&B era, but still delves into a layer of originality that sets it apart as something completely on its own. Regardless, this track is an absolute treat and is definitely a standout on the record. One more notable track on this release is the hybrid and futuristic “Cheers”, which closes out the record. This wholesome track is very unique and implements vocal elements that resonate with its innovative approach. This song plays out more like a soundtrack or film score, showcasing an effective angle that explores Whatley’s craft even more thoroughly than some of the previous songs. It fits perfectly with the album’s aura and still manages to offer something different and versatile in its overall execution.

All 7 tracks play out like chapters; delivering something different with each one but all while implementing a signature sound that brings all the elements of the record together into one big wave of atmosphere that is both futuristic and nostalgic. For a debut release, Genesis – The Prequel is absolutely mind blowing with its production value, versatility and originality. It’s an album that will offer up a solid first impression as well as create the necessary buzz among its listeners to build up the anticipation needed for a successful follow up release in the very near future; thus getting ahead in the music market altogether through the power of a powerful release. New fans will be more than enticed to keep tabs on what AlgoRhythm Recordings puts out in the future, residually expanding the fan base every time a new listener discovers this record.

Genesis – The Prequel is a must-hear on all counts. The record officially drops on July 4th and will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and any other digital music streaming platform. In the meantime, you can hear a few songs off the record on AlgoRhythm Recordings’ official platforms below. You will not be disappointed.


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