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

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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!

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.

 

 

Alone…

Hey Everyone what Is up!!. Today I am going to Be Looking At the Song Called Alone By FutureTrunk$

Hey Everyone what Is up!!. Today I am going to Be Looking At the Song Called Alone By FutureTrunk$ ( Future Trunk$ Is A canadian Artist From The Vancouver Area )

 

Alone Has A very Heavy beat That could Possibly Kill your Headphones. I Highly Suggest you check this song Out On A good System. Alone Is Produced By  The Virus and Antidote.

( The Virus And Antidote is a Producer who has produced songs for Bones )

BONES – RESTINPEACE

HOPEFULLY NOW YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH The virus and antidote. 

Alright Now Back to the Song Called Alone By Future Trunk$.

The Beat is very well produced By The Virus And Antidote. Future Trunk$ Brings A bit of A rap-core feel to this songs beat that Some People May find A bit Edgy and uncomfortable to hear. I personally really Like the Rap Core style to this song, It is A nice refresher from most the other Artist in the Vaporwave / Cloudrap type genres that stick to there clouded sounds and dreamlike state. I Highly Suggest you Check Out Future Trunk$ and his Project that Is set to come out in A month Or 2 !!.

If you are interested in hearing more of Future Trunk$ then check Out His Soundcloud

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What Is The Experimental Gateway ??

The Experimental Gateway Is An attempt at Trying to connect you the listener/viewer to music and World Topics that We feel you should know about.

What Is the Experimental Gateway?

The Experimental Gateway Is An attempt at Trying to connect you the listener/viewer to music and World Topics that We feel you should know about.

This Blog is loosely based around experimental hip hop, Cloud rap, and vapor wave type Music genres. If You are unfamiliar with these genre’s then you should stick around something might catch your ear I promise ;D.

The Experimental Gateway is not just a home for cloud rap and vapor wave we also do enjoy other types of music and plan to be taking submissions in from Artist all around the world no matter the genre, you just have to qualify to our standards ( don’t worry we are not like other blogs ) .

A Email Address Will Be available within the next few weeks for your submissions ( If you are really keen to get your music reviewed and posted before the email address is available please follow me on Twitter and contact me there https://twitter.com/originalNizzy )

If You are still reading this I understand you may be wondering \

“what the hell is cloud rap, and vapor what ”

These are often things said by those who are new to the genre and have not discovered the Glorious delightful sounds of vektroids many alter egos ( Macintosh Plus, New Dreams Ltd, PrismCorp Virtual Enterprises, Laserdisc Visions, 情報デスクVIRTUAL, and dstnt, )

or have not seen the Visuals for Cloud rapper Yung Lean’s Song Hurt  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stgrSjynPKs

 

Now Many have gone on to Say Vaporwave Is Dead and that Cloudrap is Lame but I believe these genre’s are young and still have room to grow and Breath, After all Vapor wave is a Genre that was originally made as a joke, for fun as you could say.

The origins for cloud rap seam to be a bit more lose and not defined As there are many that have helped pioneer the sound and bring it to the masses ( A$AP ROCKY, CLAMS CASINO,  MAIN ATTRAKIONZ  )

So are these genre’s Dead? I don’t think so They have Just started to grow and will continue to grow and evolve until they become something completely new.

There Actually Is A Collective Of Artist that I have gotten into contact that might be the revival of these so called fading genre’s  

For example Here Is A song that got sent over to me today that I am absolutely in love with.The feeling it has is very nostalgic and ethereal. This Beat almost reminds me of that feeling as a child you get when you wake up on Christmas day.

https://soundcloud.com/futurescapeedm/sunset-view-from-the-clouds

Heaven’s Touch BY Sn0 Fores†

I really do Hate to Keep On dragging This Post On and On But I have Another Artist I would Like to spread some light on is A Producer by the Name Of HisFlyness His Song Cloud city has only been on Sound cloud for 1 day And already is well on its way to passing 100 plays

 I feel that this artist is defiantly doing the right things to push his music and I would love to see him continue to push him self and his craft.

Cloud City (Prod. HisFlyness)

 

Well I hope you Enjoyed the First Post From The Experimental Gateway we have more to come!!.

PEACE AND LOVE