Issue 84

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Bones resides as what you might call a music hermit with Hollow squad rapper Xavier Wulf It's been said Bones only leaves the house for "food & weed" and spends the majority of his day making songs - this could be a very good reason why he releases music at such a steady continuous pace. Since 2014, Bones has released over 10 mixtapes through his label TeamSESH, but it was his track 'Dirt' taken from his 2015 mixtape [Scumbag] that gave Bones more international recognition on a commercial scale when A$AP Rocky sampled the chorus. What makes Bones so damn popular? Call it emo rap, metal rap or cloud rap, Bones does his own thing, delivering singing style raps in a low monotone voice, switching to the screams of a harcore band all over mellow phased out samples and pads infused with heavy 808's. NEW RELEASES The self-proclaimed 'Darkwave Duchess' is the first-lady of Atlanta's weird-rap/RnB label, Awful Records Potent Whisper has a message for the Tories ABRA's debut EP, BLQ Velvet, was released in January 2015 and exhibited her diverse skills, as she wrote, produced and sang on every track. The project was dark, but ABRA's gentle voice showed an insight into her world. The last year saw ABRA's rise as an artist, with soft visuals reflecting the pop sensibilities in her sound, underpinned by Awful Records' appreciation of the avant garde. By June she had released a full-length album, ROSE, with '80s drum-pads and synths set against a backdrop of modern RnB. The next year looks set to hold a lot for ABRA, with new fans eagerly awaiting a follow-up project. If you like what you hear, be sure to catch ABRA live when she visits London to play Corsica Studios on 8th March. The activist and rapper has collaborated with the award winning electric harpist Maria-Christina and The 7 Pedals for another politically motivated track. Together they have fused their sounds together to question the Tories and their actions. Potent Whisper says the track "is a musically unique fusion of harp and rap; politically responsive lyricism set to the experimental - non romantic - backdrop of the electric harp.' Maria-Christina provides an eerie sound track that fits nicely underneath Potent Whisper's clever message. ONE TO WATCH: ABRA TRACK OF THE MONTH: POTENT WHISPER - NOW ARTIST OF THE MONTH: BONES 42 ISSUE 84 / 2016 More at Summer Sixteen Drake Smoke & Retribution Flume ft. Vince Staples & Kučka March Madness (Remix) Future ft. Nas War Pain Meek Mill MF'N Right 2 Chainz Mo Money Curren$y Time For That Kevin Gates Trips A$AP Twelvyy Cry Out (Amen) Lil Wayne Yamborghini High (CDQ) A$AP Mob Waves (Remix) Miguel ft. Travi$ Scott Slugs Trae Tha Truth ft. Young Thug HIP HOP & RNB

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