SVLXY – UNDERSTAND ME!!! (prod. by VintageMan)

UNDERSTAND ME!!! (prod. by VintageMan)

I 1st heard Of SVLXY ( Pronounced Saley) well browsing Reddit.

I have to say this Female can spit, her rhymes are deep and She also has a playful side to that’s very playful and creative.

This song is on that more deeper side and speaks upon a lot of daily struggles of life.


If Your Looking for A new Artist To check out then we suggest you take the next 4 mins out of your Day / Night to give this A listen.





It would be a biig.mistake if you didn’t check this out … 

It would be a big mistake if you didnt check this out

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If you have not been aware T.E.G has been on a bit of a hiatus as I hant had  Wi-Fi at my apartment for most the summer but I thought I would still try to get a few review’s somewhat written at least .


19xx By Biig.mistake 

Is what I will be reviewing.

I was suggested to check this project out on Reddit and decided to give it a chance.

I am really impressed with the over all feel of the album and how everything sits. there is A really nice blend of Ambient,vaporwave and dream-pop in this project.

A few of my favorite songs are





these are my favorite songs because of the over all vibes I get from them


This song is 2:22 mins of pure awesomeness, The vibes are right with this one,

I enjoy the wavy feeling I get when listening to this track.


This track is just godlike in my opinion.

The Start to it is has very dark and gloomy grind feel to it that eventually brightens up into this beautiful tune.

The feeling of this song has a pleasant feel to it and once you feel like you could fall asleep on a cloud you get thrown back into the chaos of the grind loop.

this time it seams the grind loop continues to get more distorted as we near the end of the song


This Is an epic song that I find to be very dreamy.

This song slightly reminds me of the music in minecraft.

There is a beautiful intro that builds up to something more,

After this point it then leads into this hypnotizing melody that just takes you away and sets your mind a drift.

I really enjoy the overall replayability of this track



These are a few of my favorite songs from biig.mistake And I think that any vaporwave and experimental electro music listener would enjoy giving this a peep


Its a free download to btw !!


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 or send me an email . Be on the lookout for more reviews soon! Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your day!

THE PILLOWS Announce new album and a tour

World renowned cult classic Japanese band “The PILLOWS” have announce a new album slated for release on March 8th, 2017

The new album “NOOK IN THE BRAIN” will have ten tracks, including one ” Osuama ni nare” which has been teaser’d as a single. It’s rumoured these tracks will be the same songs use in Season 2 of the anime FLCL, but it’s not confirmed as of yet.

The album will have a limited run of limited edition versions which will include some extra features like a DVD. There will also be normal editions of the album.

The tour will be in Japan starting early may and ending around July 22nd. 

THE PILLOWS are famous for their nostalgic, melancholy, 90s alternative/shoegaze sound, drawing influences from bands such as the Pixies, however they have been making music since the late 80s and have went through all sorts of genres, ranging from jazz to neo-psychadelica. 

A teaser for their new single can be found here New Pillowsv Song- Ousama ni nare



Now the Question is are you to weird to live or Are you to Rare to Die ???

Too Weird To Live To Rare To Die is a 2 part album that takes you on a creative journey through Malick’s Mind .

Now the Question is are you to weird to live or Are you to Rare to Die ???


Too Weird To Live To Rare To Die is a 2 part album that takes you on a creative journey through Malick’s Mind .

overall this project is very well done and has recived a decent amount of attention on soundcloud.

This project features production from Metro Boomin As well as yung milli and a few other known artist.



here is a write up of a few songs off the project I really fuck with.

Ky$ 4 The Culture ft. FutureTrunk$ (Prod MALICKISDEAD)

Ky$ 4 The Culture ft. FutureTrunk$ (Prod MALICKISDEAD) features Trillpower Member Future Trunk$, this song is instant cloud Banger that you need to show your friends !.


I really fuck with this instrumental hard core and the energy for this song is crazy insane.

Future Trunk$ delivers it with his verse. This songs is just pure aggression for the span of 2 minutes and 39 seconds deft a song that you are going to want to listen to on a bad day.



Another Epic Song of of To Weird to Live to Rare to Die Is



DreamCacher is An amazing song Prod By Yung milli .

I heavily fuck with the concept of this song.

the lyrics are real and I feel the fuck the world vibe this song has at certain points. Malick always brings the fire with his music and I feel Dream catcher is a good representation of what he is going for.

overall I enjoy the parts where he stops to talk about random people that have been fucking with him. This song honestly is a perfect representation of what Artist go through on the Daily.



Another one of my favorite songs of this project has to be The Garden.

This song is absolutely amazing and I really dig the fleetwood mac sample of landslide that is used what a beautiful song.

The lyrics on this song really hit home for me and are on point as at times I feel like I am to weird for most people to understand and just awkward.

This song honestly gives me the feels .




Overall Too rare to die and Too weird to live is an amazing project and should not be slept on by the masses !.


Malick has a lot of potential to make it far in this game and I cant wait to see what he does next !.


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.
     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, 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 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.





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 !!


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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 . 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.
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.
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
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 or contact me on Facebook! Peace!

A Lonely Morning

A Lonely Morning Is a very Awesome song that has a Smooth vibe to it and a nice synth melody that is Paired with some auto tone soaked vocals.

I am Pleased to feature Shallow Vera and his Amazing Song Titled

A Lonely Morning


I Really enjoy Shallow Vera And his Music He has been featured before on the blog a few times and today I wanted to showcase his Song A lonely Morning.


A Lonely Morning Is a very Awesome song that has a Smooth vibe to it and a nice synth melody that is Paired with some auto tone soaked vocals.

I really Enjoy Shallow Vera and the production that is put into his tracks. The beat production for his songs are always on point and I really enjoy the slight trap influences that can be heard in this song. This song Features ft. YungJZAisDead And is produced by  [prod. void]

There is a  nice R an b type feel to this track And it  has that new school ethereal  TRILL Flavor.

The Vocals In A Lonely Morning Are very well done I feel. The auto tune is not Annoying and to out of pitch or range. The auto tune suits this song perfectly!. Shallow Vera lyrics are always deep and straight from the heart and that is something I thoroughly enjoy about him. I hope he never changes this and continues to grow as a Artist and becomes better.

The overall beat for this song consist of the new school ethereal type trap feel that is greeted by spaced out synths and reverb – ed hi hats. I Really enjoy the composition of the beat the levels sound perfect and It never feels like the instruments are battling in the mix .

If I was you and had some spare time I would Look into Shallow vera





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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)

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_