3:00AM STROLL

I have Skimmed through The 3:00 AM Stroll Project A few times And I have to Say I really enjoy it.

The Vibes are on point with this project and the vocal samples are Absolutely Amazing.

Have You Heard Of LO-FI ,

Are You familiar with the Lo Fi genera of music ??

we touched On the Lo Fi style briefly With

BLAYNE B and his project Lo Fi Luv  

TODAY WE ARE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT

3:00am stroll

by  Pantalaim0n

https://o-nei-rictapes.bandcamp.com/album/3-00am-stroll

I have Skimmed through The 3:00 AM Stroll Project A few times And I have to Say I really enjoy it.

The Vibes are on point with this project and the vocal samples are Absolutely Amazing.

3:00 AM STROLL IS A MUSICAL NARRATIVE

I often find my self looking into the meaning of this project a lot and the idea behind all of the track titles.

A few of my Favorite tracks off this project are

1. Track 4  Passing Street Lights

 https://o-nei-rictapes.bandcamp.com/track/4-passing-street-lights

2. Track 8 Earphones off

https://o-nei-rictapes.bandcamp.com/track/8-earphones-off

3. Track 9 Passing her house

https://o-nei-rictapes.bandcamp.com/track/9-passing-her-house

 

The 3 tracks I just listed I suggest you check out And Vibe Along to

Pantalaim0n does An excellent Job At making this Project tell a story with the sounds and vibes.

overall I really like this project and think that you should at least check it out and give it a listen.

 

Also the Sample In track 12 is godlike https://o-nei-rictapes.bandcamp.com/track/12-fourth-cigarette 

The Old school real hip hop heads might recognize it .

 

 

 

PK’s Picks #2 – SoundCloud SpotLight !

Hey everyone, it’s your boy PKSkyler back again with another edition of PK’s Picks – a semi regular feature where I sift through a ton of submitted and underground/outsider music to try to find out what YOU need to be peeping!! This week we’ll be doing a bit of a smorgasboard of SoundCloud artists in particular, so let’s dive right in!

DEXTRO by Yung Psyche ( prod. Emune ) Yung Psyche

Very catchy and smooth trap influenced cloud rap-ish song. I probably listened to this song like 10 times this week lol. From the artwork, you might think is some death metal song or some kind of edgy rap song but in reality you’ve got a classic here. Yung Psyche has some chilled out bars and an infectious hook. His bored, zoned out rapping style compliments the retro 80s anime feel of the sample the beat uses as well. My one gripe would be that the song is a tiny bit too short and I bet Yung Psyche has more rap bars and more energy saved up for us for use in another song. Shout outs to Emune and Yung Psyche for making a really nice low key song tho.  definitely would recommend a listen and a download and keeping these guys on your radar.
Final Score : 8/10
Listen to DEXTRO by Yung Psyche ( prod. Emune )

 

“JOHNCENA ( prod. SBOY)” by Max Wells johncena

Warning, fire inbound~ Max is an MC from Austin, Texas with a mission. This beat is super into that chill trap wave but there’s a great energy being brought to the table. However to be honest there was something about the way the track was mixed and mastered, it has a sort of artificial or robotic tinge to Max’s voice and his bars are already on fire, he doesn’t really need that extra stuff, also his ad libs were a little goofy for me. Coulda did without the “cannot see me john cena” mumbling at the end. All in all though definitely a nice track and am looking forward to the next banger.
Final Score- 7/10
Listen to Max Wells’ song JOHNCENA 

“Falling  Leaves” by NISH (KUMO VILLAGE) nish

Nish seems to be a producer from Stow, United states with his own knack for chilled out beats. This song “Falling Leaves” perfectly encapsulates a relaxing feeling into a nice 2 mins of smooth hip hop bliss. This song definitely gave me some Nujabes vibes and him being a super big influence of mine I definitely gravitate to the feeling this song emotes. It’s like you could relax by a river under the shade of the tree all day, without a care in the world. Also digging the somewhat lo fi sound here, gives off a nostalgic feel. Since it’s just an instrumental and it is simple i cant say it’s the best song I’ve ever heard but hey NISH, you’re now on my radar!
Final Score- 8/10
Listen to “Falling Leaves” by NISH ( KUMO VILLAGE)

“Trip ft Space Dolphin (Prod. TOO RAW)” by Johnny Gee johnny-gee

So first time I’m ever hearing any of these guys, forgive me if I mix up who is who. Thing that sticks out the most to me is this amazing instrumental (good shit TOO RAW) and a bit of a funny/upbeat energy and lyrics. I mean to be honest I couldn’t help but smile and laugh with some of the lyrics/adlibs/delivery. I’m not sure if it’s exactly my style but I do see it being a good party song. You can tell these guys don’t give a fuck bout bitches and they got the drugs and guap like that lol…Some of the lines and shit are just too funny for me “by my lonely you don’t know me so just give me face,” “different strains like candy stores, xans ate like candy bars” lol.  Highlights of the song would be the beat- just the way it’s so light, chimey and wavey in the background, the mixing and mastering there was done well- and I liked the verses more than the hook really. Rapping in a charismatic way like that is nice.
Final Score – 7/10 
Listen to “Trip ft Space dolphin (PROD. TOO RAW) by Johnny Gee
“Breathing Underwater” by Hiatus Kaiyote hiatus

I have never heard a song by this band until this one and WOW am I pleasantly surprised!! The lead singer of Hiatus Kaiyote, “napalm,” has such a great tone to her voice it accompanies this song perfect. You are gently serenaded by her voice, some light guitar and bubble sounds, until a big explosion of emotion into this sort of jazz fusion style where the guitar becomes played in a more upbeat fashion and even some synths start to make their way into the amalgamation. Midway through the song, if you’re accurately following the gentle waves of highs and lows Hiatus Kaiyote are expressing and if you aren’t getting that feeling of literally floating through the water and breathing it in, I guess it’s just not your style. Some people could say the song could end earlier however I enjoy them drawing it out a bit more for more of a reprise ending. This is some soulful stuff and I’m very interested to hear more!
Final Score 9/10
Listen to Breathing Underwater by Hiatus Koyote

” 🌑 New Royal Moon ( // . swirl) ” by JDez 力 jdez

Jdez is an underground hip hop artist and producer whos trying to push his own rap. This beat is super relaxing and reflective, perfect for the types of lines Jdez is saying. The entire song seems to be an expression of self and search for meaning. I do have to come down on Jdez a bit- there’s nothing with rapping slowly and i dig most of the bars/your flow, but i do gotta say there was a couple of parts of the songs didn’t flow exactly quite right, like trying to cram too much into one bar. I’m similar in my rapping style at times, it can be hard to discern what was a genuine mess up and which was done on purpose, but to strive for that perfection is a good goal.
Final Score 7/10
Listen to New Royal Moon by Jdez

So we had some really great up and coming music today! Really glad to hear all these great new tracks and review em. Be sure to send me your music, your friend’s music, anything you want reviewed! You can reach me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PKSkyler or send me an email PKSkyler@yahoo.com . Be on the lookout for more reviews soon! Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your day!
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~PKSkyler

LO FI LUV

Every now and then We need to step back and look at life for what it is ,

LO FI LUV IS THE PERFECT SOUL SEARCHING SOUNDTRACK OUT THERE.

 

Every now and then We need to step back and look at life for what it is ,

LO FI LUV IS THE PERFECT SOUL SEARCHING SOUNDTRACK OUT THERE.

Blayne B really knows how to bring that old school style with a nice NEW school flavor.

his LO FI LUV project has defiantly been in heavy rotation for me. Alot of the production is based around  Lo Fi easy going type sounds and melody.

If I am Correct I believe this is the 1ST project Blayne B has sang on.

All Of the Songs on LO FI LUV are Flawless but A few of my favorites would have to be , I’m Sorry, And Nicotine.

I consider all the songs On LO FI LUV to be absolutely amazing and is deft a underground gem.

 

 

I’M SORRY

I’m Sorry Is A beautifully pieced together song. The song overall is very well done the beat is flawless and the Rapping is magnificent.

I really enjoy the singing that LIL Digital does on this song and the other rappers voices help compliment the overall dynamic of the track.

The lyrics are very real and are heart felt. The artist involved in this song really help make it what it is.

I really enjoy the old school kinda feel to alot of the songs on LO FI LUV. Blayne really knows how to bring that old school style with a bit of a new school flavor and I really enjoy him because of that.

The outro to this song is amazing and has a really sick vibe to it that almost reminds me of some like Kanye West type outros on 808’s and heartbreak ( Just my thoughts I really enjoy this )

 

 

 

 

 

NICOTINE

Nicotine is a perfect driving / relaxing type song. The hook is very hypnotic and catchy.

The beat is very laid back and wavy with A heavy Lo Fi influence.

Blayne’s rap on this song is flawless, And I feel Nicotine Is A good comparison to my own very Love of music.

The Placement of this track is Perfect in the Albums Track List and the Features on this Track Are perfect. The Females voice on the Hook harmonizes nicely with Blayne And J-Wheelz verses.

overall I really enjoy this track and feel that It is already A timeless classic.

overall LO FI LUV is an AMAZING work of art that I suggest People to check out And I Hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.

 

If you Are Digging Blayne B And LO FI LUV Then Make sure to give it A share On Facebook.

 

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Also Do not forget to Check Blayne B out on soundcloud

PK’s Picks #1 -aoi’s “1”

     Welcome to the first official segment of PK’s Picks. I’m PKSkyler, and I regularly siphon through the best lesser known music I can find on the depths of the internet and bring it to you in a casual review style format. Today’s choice was emailed to me about a week ago, and I’ve had a few enjoyable listens since then. We’ll be sending our ears on a quest through a relaxing symbiosis into a new musical world with this enticing bandcamp oddity ” 1 “, the debut EP by aoi.
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     From what I’ve been able to gather, aoi is an independent composer, musician, and producer from Montreal,Québec. He studies molecular biology at the University of Montreal, and he also studied jazz music performance for bass guitar in the past. His debut album/EP “1” was created on his laptop over the summer and during autumn, which he released on October 22 of this year . It is experimental in genre, iinfluenced by post-rock, electronica, alternative, progressive rock, jazz and classical. I would label it along the lines of something like “electric prog?” I don’t know, but it’s good stuff, reminiscent of influences from artists like Radiohead or Pink Floyd, yet on some Scott Pilgrim style video game adventure.  
    We start this album off with “wavelings” a chilled out and spacey yet well structured opening instrumental. It opens with some pretty synths and guitars, which aoi increasingly adds more layers of as well as some electronic ambience. I eventually get the feeling of being in the Egyptian desert searching for an oasis, and finding illusions, yet continuing my voyage.
    The next two tracks change the tone to something even more distant and far from this world. It seems we have left or are leaving Earth, or at least found lands yet undiscovered. The electronic and upbeat yet dangerous nature track 2 puts off reminds me of some tracks off the Castle Crashers OST. A relaxing, and yet foreboding sample of a woman talking enigmatically appear at the end of track 3- “the void between“, seeming to warn us of the potential perils of our journey and human nature….who is this mysterious voice? She speaks the first and only words on the album.
     I personally really enjoy tracks 4 and 5. They feel like something pulled straight out of a video game set in some futuristic or at least technologically advanced setting- one with a great composer. Now that I mention it, this entire soundtrack would be fitting for a video game with its reliance of electric noises and synths in pretty much every track.
     Track 6 is the first to use some piano which I really enjoyed and felt it helped close out the song and bring us to the final track masterfully which is track 7, “waltz for ioa draconis“. It has the most fitting title of any track and is in my opinion the most emotionally charged. It’s incredibly soulful and melancholy, yet stays true to its title of being well…a waltz. You feel as if you are drifting back and forth in a sense, dancing in circles, the powerful electric guitar ballad helping drive your movements and paint this picture in your mind. The album leaves us with a sense of fulfillment from our journey, yet desire for comprehension of the meaning from it.

     The entire album is incredibly cohesive, relying on the previous and following tracks to help mesh together a seamless listening experience. You can also tell aoi has studied music and took care designing these songs, employing electroacoustics to his advantage. Some listeners may find qualms with the lack of any lyrical content whatsoever or what can seem to be the droning on and on nature of prog rock in general, however I personally find this EP to be relaxing and enjoyable to listen to, as well as not too distracting. It’s something you could put on while doing homework, in my opinion. That doesn’t make it boring and detract from its interesting sounds and textures though, although I can admit some listeners would be turned off by how the album was made all electronically, and goes through its variations a bit slowly. I also felt that the album performs best when listened to in one sitting, which can be seen as a negative to some as well. However all in all I would still recommend this to others and will have many more listens. I am looking forward to hearing more of what aoi will be releasing.

Final Score: 8/10

   Next week I’ll be checking out another lesser known gem. Feel free to send your submissions or anything you want to check out to me or my email, PKSkyler@yahoo.com. Thanks for reading.

Larry Furlow Is sure to Get your head bumping

Larry Furlow has not disappointed me yet.With 18 songs on his soundcloud that all bang and tell a story of there own. Larry Furlow is deft someone to look out for

Here Is some of that New flavor Iv been looking for.

Larry Furlow has not disappointed me yet.With songs 18  on his soundcloud that all bang and tell a story of there own.

One of my Favorite songs By Larry Furlow Has to be

SOMERSAULTS 

Somersaults .

 

Somersaults is a very wavey track that I have been listening to now for a while.

The lyrics are very Smart and creative. The story telling In these bars are spot on.

The hook to this song Is incredibly dope and Is almost nostalgic to me Because as A kid I went though a wrestling phase and loved Smack down vrs raw.

Anyway Larry Furlow Delivers with Somersaults. The Beat is incredibly funky and laid back.

 

DIPPIN & OUT

 

 

Another Dope Song from the Man Larry Furlow is Dippin & out

Dippin & Out Has A nice Smooth jazz kinda feel to it that is sure to get you grooving.

This song is a little bit different then Somersault’s but still keeps that Lyrical steez that you are looking for. The beat is deeply hypnotic and the producer did an amazing job with the mix down and master of the over all track.

 

I really dig Larry Furlow And his style and he is for sure someone that we are looking at now !!

 

Make sure to check him out on soundcloud

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PK’s Picks Edition #0- PKSkyler(SUBMIT YOUR MUSIC TO ME!!)

Hey everyone! PKSkyler here! I’m going to start a (hopefully) weekly feature here at The Experimental Gateway where I highlight an Artist, one of their Songs, and one of their Releases. I’ll go in depth aboutwhat I like and don’t like about them, as well as introduce them to you all. I’ll give reccomendations similar to the artist, and finally i’ll give a score for the artist’s album. If you’re a lesser known artist and you want to be reviewed, send me a message! Email submissions to PKSkyler@yahoo.com . You can also find me on facebook easily~  PKSkyler’s Facebook
Tell me:
1.) your name, and your artist/band name
2.) a short bio
3.) song you wish to be reviewed as a single/standout track
4.) album/ep/mixtape/release you wish to be reviewed and listened to in full
5.) Social media/music links (Facebook, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Twitter, etc.)
6.) anything else you feel may be important

For this nonchalant and unofficial “episode” of PK’s Picks, let me just tell you a bit about myself.
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I’m Skyler Nelson, AKA PKSkyler, an experimental hip hop artist based in San Diego, CA. I’ve been into music since I was a child, seriously addicted to all kinds, but I’ve just started MAKING music seriously this year. I’ve made music before, but never thought to try and really go for it until this year. I’ve got a huge varriety of influences, so many so that there’s too many to list.
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One of my more popular songs is “Always Asleep.” The song basically is about how we wish to escape this world through things such as sleep, meditation, and perhaps otherwordly or unsavory means, and how life affects us, and how we must perserve (but its still just a chilled out rap song.). Listen to the single here
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My main album is Life Of Skyler. I can’t review my own album but here it is.  Life Of Skyler I would love all of your feedback on my work!

Email submissions to PKSkyler@yahoo.com or contact me on Facebook! Peace!

Underground Vaporwave/Hip-Hop Spotlight 8/20/16: Justcallme by Nesta

Hello everyone! I’m a new writer known as PKSkyler. Today I’m going to be reviewing a track I stumbled across by an artist known as Nesta_. He seems to be hip hop and vaporwave influenced so I gravitated towards his music insantly as I love both these genres.

This song is called “Justcallme.”It is a Vaporwave track for sure and it comes off the album “Life As a Rose” and it is the final track off of Side A (the album is formatted like an old school vinyl LP.)

First I would like to say that the song follows a well established Vaporwave formula pre-set by the well known Macintosh Plus song; Use a slowed and pitched down song from the 80s that is normally relatively unknown, usually with a female singer with lyrics relating to love, and find the catchiest samples from the song.  (if you have no idea what I am talking about, look here Macintosh Plus Lisa Frank 420)
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An objectively good Vaporwave song would follow this formula or slightly deviate from it while also keeping it’s own unique charm- ” Justcallme” does this very well. Nesta_ uses very smooth backing vocals and a looping catchy intro to set up the track’s delve into the singer’s love ballad. The song clocks in at 2:40 making it very addicting: unlike many vaporwave songs whichd rag on and on, this song’s infectious groove will make you replay it over and over. Props to Nesta, keep your eye on him!

Listen to Justcallme and check out Nesta_ here! “Justcallme” by Nesta_
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Peace~
PKSkyler

Who is Blayne B ???

Blayne’s inspiration consist of many artist from Bones, $uicide boys to chance the rapper, and many others

Who Is Blayne ??

No Really WHO IS BLAYNE B ??

Blayne b is a rapper coming out of Great Bend, Kansas.

( Yess You heard or should I say read that Right Great Bend,  Kansas )

Blayne’s inspiration consist of many artist from Bones, $uicide boys to chance the rapper, and many others

I really Enjoy Blayne’s Style And how he brings him self to the music game.

He has an awesome flow as well as an amazing story telling ability

Blayne Is an all around good guy that is dedicated to his craft and improvement.

LUCKY STRIKE

The video For Lucky Strike is Really Entertaining I enjoy the 50’s Cigarette ad that is the bases of the video. The lyrical content is on point and very intelligent.

Chillin

 

Blayne Does An excellent job finding the beats that he uses for his song. I could almost imagine how much hard work this dude does put into his music.

 

I am really stoked to hear More From Blayne And hos plans for his future and what he wants to do with the rest of his career.

 

 

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Pierquin and The Beards [feat. Pierquin] – Make​/​Shift

Make Shift is by Pierquin and The Beards.

 

I was sent A bit Ago that I thought would be a unique feature to have on the Experimental Gateway!.

Make Shift is by Pierquin and The Beards.

I have to say the beat is very well done and has an awesome grove to it. I really like the drum patterns and the guitar type sounds.

The vocals are very well done and the lyrical content is interesting and keeps you listening for more. This song is very trippy and has a bit of an underground feel to it. 

The auto tune that Is used in this song Is very well done.

Pierquin 

Is an artist on the come up you should be on the look out for he has many project that we will be looking into on The Experimental Gateway.

 

 

Swed Mercury And the Mass Mind Mob

Swed Mercury is deft an Artist on the come up you need to check out

I have been listening to this artist and his collective  alot and I have to say I love them and the style of music they create is awesome. If you are into Cloud Rap, Vapor rap or anything laid back and spacey I am Sure Swed Mercury can fix you up

Swed Mercury and the Mass Mind Mob have very quick production styles with about 4 tapes droped with in the last 3 monthes  all ranging between 4 to 5 songs each with production from #TeamSesh Members Cat Soup and Drew the Architect, As well as many other producers with some self produced tracks as well. I can deft See Mass Mind Mob Making a name for them selves and almost being as big as Team Sesh Or SBE some day.

A few of the Tracks that have caught my attention are remember, B L O O D, And glow

REMEMBER

I Really Enjoy Remember and the story it tells. the Beat is very fresh I really enjoy the atmospheric type piano in it . The chorus to this song is very catchy and the word play is fun. This song really takes me on a trip and at the end of the Day I think all of us want our music to be Remembered.

 

Swed Mercury- B L O O D (Prod. Rain)

 

B l o o d is a very laid back trippy track that has a deep meaning you just have to find it. I really reflect with this song and how it kind of has a message where you gota leave some people behind to get to the place you need to be. The production and execution on this song is absolutely flawless. I really love the mummbly harmonized chorus it is very hypnotizing and dream like .

 

Swed Mercury- Glow (Prod. Doza Emms)

https://soundcloud.com/3mobb/swed-mercury-glow-prod-doza-emms

Glow is possibly one of my favorite songs by Swed The melodic-ness is perfect.

The double time flow on this song is very enjoyable and I really dig Sweds execution on this Track.   I really enjoy the messages That Swed Mercury hides in his songs and the emotions you get from his music are absolutely indescribable.

 

If you would like to Hear More of Swed mercury’s Music then Go and check him out on Bandcamp and Soundcloud

 

 

https://swedmercury.bandcamp.com/

 

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