Detax - MOVES Prod. Loop Faction
Detax teams up with Loop faction once again to tear every page from the diary that documents the life of an artist struggling their way forward and chucks them at the screen in his latest video; MOVES.
Explaining how the drive finds him more than he finds it, Detax makes it clear how not everyone is the same in this scene and how he's one with plans to claw their way up the food chain. From the basic beginnings to capability in current times, we hear the story of those who choose paths one finds easier to travel yet with a lot less returns on - where you find people whining lots and achieving less. Instilling the harsh truth that progress demands aching muscles and tired eyes, the realest lesson to teach any aspiring artist is hammered in as Detax directly calls out every right and wrong trait in detail.
Loop faction provides a beat that brings a strong, consistent rhythm that nails the feeling of a constant but slow movement. A boom-bap kick and snare are the mallet that drives the posts down for a simple drawn out bass riff that sets the 'no-nonsense' simplicity of how the grind is to be approached, while a repeating melody keeps your mind engaged as it subtly shifts at the end of each four bars. Samples are expertly scratched in between verses to complete the beat and the message of the track.
As every synapse for auditory cognition is occupied by the track, our eyes are taken on a tour through a huge derelict. coated in rust and peeling paint, and graf covering every wall, the words 'underground' are fully visualised. Other shots go to a more literal representation of the highs and lows through busy night-time high streets and desaturated sunsets. Movement is constant and cleverly cut while steadily paced, capturing as much of the locations as possible while still not losing focus on the artists.
If ever the grind of personal pursuits becomes difficult to find the drive for, MOVES is a track that will bring out the fight in you to push through the challenges! And after a day's work, it's a good track to appreciate how doing it sets you apart from your peers.
SLARD - HIPHOP MU-SICK
Slard teams up with illternal beats to quickly capture a chaotic situation and document the scene before he moves on. Drawing attention to issues surrounding all of us as we try not to fall victim to the messes ourselves. The overall tune bringing that feeling of passing scenes of an overcast light, where one knows if they don't make an effort to move with it, they'll left wondering where they've ended up.
Bosh is back! After a while away, it is great to see Ronnie return with those classically stabbing vocals that we couldn't imagine Contact Play without. He's got a few things to tick him off but they definitely aren't holding him back as he drops two full-power sixteens that fill us in on where he's been, and how it's only made his fires burn brighter.
The verses are spat over an engaging but smooth beat - courtesy of Dirty Dike which brings mix of simple guitar and a 'trickling' synth over a classic Boom Bap, kick, snare, and sub. All expertly packaged in a video that will keep your eyes locked on with minimal elements and constant movement!
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