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
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 PKSkyler@yahoo.com or contact me on Facebook! Peace!
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_
sno forest – hatred an album you need to hear available on bandcamp as well as soundcloud !
There has been a slew of Releases lately By so many artist that It is getting hard to stay on top of everything well working 2 jobs, working on music and just the everyday struggles of life.
ANYWAY I have recently been listening to Sn0 Fores† And His Project Hatred
I have to say that I really Enjoy Hatred And I really like Sn0 Fores† And His Production Style. One of the songs that Have really caught my attention is Air Dash.
Air Dash is a very cloudy type beat that has a sample that i am sure everyone is familiar with and will make you want to go get out there grab a go kart and a dozen banana’s and have a good time . ( i was wrong with where i thought the sample came from it comes from sonic i believe )
I really enjoy the melody and over all feeling that I get from listening to Air Dash .
I get the feeling that this track would be a really good track for a rapper to rap on or a singer to record some vocals on but eh then again those are just my thoughts .
I highly suggest you go check out Sn0 Fores† And his project Hatred
Available on Band camp as well as soundcloud
And for your downloading pleasure here is the Bandcamp Link
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I am slowly working on making a facebook page for this blog as well as a tumblr !!
Where do You think Vapor Wave is Going ? Is Vapor wave Dead or is It Being Re-birthed.
What Does Vaporwave , Cloudrap and other like genres even mean to you ?
Many Of the people that Are involved in these genres are mostly just about good vibes and real emotion and being enlightened.
You could almost say That Vaporwave and Cloudrap is almost like a new age hippie movement,
( I am not speaking for everyone these are my own opinions )
I Do Not think that Vaporwave is dieing It is begin to grow and shift to other parts of the web, deeper into nooks and cranny’s that are unknown to the average web surfer.,
A week ago I Got Hit up on facebook By An artist of the name of shallow vera
shallow vera is a Artist comming out of Stockholm Sweden and makes very Dream like Lucid tracks that kind of remind me of sad boys and yung lean.
The Auto tune on Shallow Vera Track Is very enjoyable, The Lyrics are hot And on point. this song has a very Relaxing feel to it that is Very W A V E Y.
I really enjoy Shallow Vera And his work And i am really happy for him that his song Daydreaming [prod.void] is well over 3 k plays on soundcloud.
If you like relaxing type music that you can just drift away to Then make sure to check out Shallow Vera !!