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[EP] Bari – The Prefix

St. Louis rapper Bari gave the world a taste of things to come with a three song EP known as The Prefix. The first two are solo tracks produced by Monte Booker while the final track features Smino (who also handled the beat). It’s a short and sweet project, one to hold our attention until something larger arrives from the talented rapper.

Ben Niespodziany
Twitter: @neonpajamas

[EP] Socctrain – Meredith

Because you need more beats in your system. This eight and a half minute project from Ottawa producer socctrainlofi blends lofi instrumentals with an atmospheric ambiance. Meredith acts as a nice escape when you only have ten minutes to get away.

Ben Niespodziany
Twitter: @neonpajamas

Sick Sad World with Vela Seff

Repeat after me: SICK SAD WORLD. The newly formed collective of frequent collaborators Vela Seff, Nancy, and Tombo have been churning out music at an alarming rate. Vela Seff, in particular, just released Tears on the Fronto, a five song EP fully produced by Tombo as well as a single with Nancy and Bigbodyfiji. From what I can gather, everyone involved has much more on the way.

Ben Niespodziany

Twitter: @neonpajamas

[EP] Misery Club’s Club Misery

Misery Club’s debut project Club Misery dropped last month. Featuring Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Lil’ Zubin, Fantasy Camp, Jon Simmons, Nedarb, and Foxwedding. Foxwedding really does it right with the first half of production on this EP. Handling two of the backdrops on the four song Club Misery, the final two tracks come produced by Nedarb and remain stuck up in the clouds. If you need more, the group released another single a few weeks back. Don’t sleep.

Ben Niespodziany
Twitter: @neonpajamas

[EP] Fantasy Camp – How to Fix Everything

Solo artist Fantasy Camp recently let loose the seven song project How to Fix Everything. Handling production for half of the EP on his own, the emo / acoustic rap project features Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, taxpurposes, Taylor Morgan, and mertensite. Great artwork too.

Ben Niespodziany
Twitter: @neonpajamas

[EP] Trapo – Oil Change

It’s been almost two years since Wisconsin rapper Trapo released his 15 song project, Shade Trees, but the wait has been worth it as the MC returns with a dozen new tracks in the form of Oil Change. Jazzy and soulful with plenty of live instrumentation (these drums!), this is yet another unique release from a rapper in a league of his own.

Ben Niespodziany

Twitter: @neonpajamas

Moon Beby’s Two EPs

Chicago artist Moon Beby has quietly let loose two quality EPs this calendar year. With 23 dropping earlier this year, he recently followed it up with Only For a Season. Treated as a rough EP of demos, these thirteen songs (as well an an additional twelve that were released in the between time) showcase an artist honing in on his craft and his style. Prolific, lofi, ambient, dreamy, nd authentic, these are tracks to play once the sun goes down and the world is fast asleep. “Sequence of Events” demands some grass.

Ben Niespodziany
Twitter: @neonpajamas

[Singles] Catching up with BB Sun

One month ago, one of our favorite MCs BB Sun released the three song EP, Sketch Money Sunny. Lofi and drowsy, BB Sun rhymes over soulful and jazzed out production, sounding like a vintage cassette tape and a bag of grass.

Since releasing these three pieces, BB Sun has gone on to drop the loose single “Shopping” (produced by Khrist Koopa) as well as the track “Superhot” which comes produced by BSBD member Televangel. It’s a clouded affair, one that we’re front row for.

All of these tracks clock in under two minutes and are worth your while. Like infomercials, like snippets, like leveling up after burning down an ounce of spinach.

Ben Niespodziany
Twitter: @neonpajamas

[EPs] Updates with Zubin and Friends

Vocalist Zubin is a new name for me, but he quickly grabbed my attention by being in great company. Last month, he released the six song EP, Misery. Fully produced by Nedarb (who we interviewed back in October), the project is sorrowful, atmospheric, and full of falsetto. It’s something to play on the late night when you can’t get a text back.

Showing no signs of letting up, Zubin followed up his EP with Nedarb by releasing the split single Potion. Featuring Horse Head, Fantasy Camp, Cold Hart, Foxwedding, and Jon Simmons, the collaborative singles come and go too quickly. So damn good.

Ben Niespodziany
Twitter: @neonpajamas

[Feature] The Cloudy Emotions of Nancy and Tombo

The collaborations between Nancy and Tombo are some of the most consistent and prolific pieces of art coming out of the Midwest this calendar year. Splitting production duties, vocal duties, and even EP hosting duties, the two multidimensional artists have encapsulated their sorrow through four EPs (so far). Just last week, they released My Head is Empty, I Am Safe, a five song open diary of late night confessions and melancholy.

Prior to their most recent EP, they released The Rose from the Sea to the Door last month. The three song project is monotone sadness, depressed smoke clouds, and 4am coffee pots. I mentioned it on Twitter, but these songs should only be allowed to be played once the sun goes down. Late night tunes that don’t sound the same if the sun is out.

Nancy’s and Tombo’s four collaborative EPs don’t stray in style, but rather, build up on a sound unlike any other. With each release (and many more down the road), they’re further showcasing their brand of lofi dreamo. Aquatic, slumped, drowning in booze and substance, these are tracks to play when you can’t sleep, when you want to float inside someone else’s head, if only for a minute or two.

Ben Niespodziany
Twitter: @neonpajamas

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