Pen and Siimba’s deliveries provide contrast and personality to an enchanting soundscape that hinges on the recurring vocal sample from Mia Gladstone. After several listens, there’s just something about this song that pulls you back into it.
The levels and mix on “Drive By” are perfect – particularly with her vocals – and the song’s hook seems genuinely timeless. I don’t often say this, but it’s honestly very difficult for me to pin down just one or two specifics that I like about this track.
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As a self-producing, self-engineering artist, Froya creates a cohesive sonic terrain built on throbbing bass, airy synths, and dynamic percussion as it builds toward climax.
“Janus” features a dynamic but understated beat that is made for one purpose: to showcase their bars. The two balance witty wordplay with substantive, meaningful bars from beginning to end.
These guys are serious musicians who intimately understand balance, rhythm, and melody. There’s a reason that this song is the first fully instrumental track we’ve showcased on CentralSauce.
The most fascinating aspect of this song is how it morphs and evolves during the verses to an atmospheric, industrial vignette that would leave most rappers clueless. But this is where Shyland Flowers shines: his flows ground an unstructured soundscape, providing an edge that makes this song a singular experience.
From the second you press play on this song, JxSTILL’s lyrics and his effortless melodic delivery take center stage.
Dyo may have made a living out of writing for others, but I couldn’t imagine this song and these words being performed by anyone else. Her voice pours out with clarity, distinctive intonation, and self-assuredness.
Methodical but dynamic. Vulnerable but forceful. As a self-producing vocalist and songwriter, XN skillfully balances dichotomy throughout the 3:08 run-time of “Babe, Now I’m Leaving You”.