Los An Jewels – Rainbows

Los An Jewels
Los An Jewels’ latest single “Rainbows” embraces summer with a hyper pop rap style which also includes some rock and reggae elements.
Usually, when I post a video on the site social accounts, it’s because I don’t plan to write an article about it. This time I’ll make an exception, since Los An Jewels‘ latest single has so much going on that I want to spend some words on it.

While their usual trap/hip-hop sound is still present especially in the beats, there are very summer-ish vibes coming from a couple of different styles: on one hand we have those electric guitars supporting the hook which remind me of late Nineties western pop/rock; but even more, there are some ska-reggae influences in verse adding a beach-like touch. It’s almost a different group from the one we know, if not for the almost too powerful kick drum, the autotuned vocals and the fairly simple melodies, which are all the reasons that make me enjoy Los An Jewels.

As you can see from the MV, the group is now a duo after Nullmayu House left; hopefully, the two remaining members Lie La Lie and Satis Faction will keep it going and maybe will find a new companion.

I admit that when I first heard about them I has some doubts since I’m not really a fan of trap music, but Los An Jewels are managing to make the style interesting adding various elements to it. And that’s why I need to remember that they are not merely a trap unit, but a hyper pop rap one, which is clearly what this song is made of.

韻ふめ!どーぷちゃん (Dopechan) – Doping! (Type A)

“Doping!”, the debut ep of 韻ふめ!どーぷちゃん (Dopechan), it’s just what you would expect from them: a very nice idol hip-hop release perfect for your night drives.
Finally, the debut ep of the hip-hop idol unit 韻ふめ!どーぷちゃん (Dopechan) is out; after getting to know them through their nerdy rap videos, I was looking forward to listen to this release. So let’s check is out.

The trio already proved to be at ease with different moods through their two MVs, the introspective and quite gloomy “メランコリー・ヒューマノイド” (Melancholy Humanoid) and the more EDM-ish and cheerful “Remains”; but actually both of them featured various shades of these emotions and in Doping! they include even more feelings in their music. Just give a listen to the bright lightheartedness of “シリシヨクエゴイズム” (Shirishiyoku Egoism), which incorporates rock-ish guitars, joyful rhythms and dreamy choirs; on the other hand, “ロンリーライダー” (Lonely Rider) brings back a bit of darkness through glitched piano melodies and ethereal synths.

This mini-album sounds like the perfect soundtrack for driving through the night, relaxing with the gentle lights of the street lamps and Dopechan‘s music to keep you company; the different emotions they bring through their songs will make you loop endlessy through these twenty minutes of music until you crave for more. And we need more from this unit.

Dopechan even manage to surprise you with “どーぷちゃんアンセム” (Dopechan Anthem), a short instrumental which unexpectedly delves into an almost industrial rock explosion; and, just like that, they go back to a nocturnal and almost jazzy sound with the bonus track. And then you remember why you love this group so much: the wide array of emotions you felt in their music ever since their first MV of “Remains” which always manage to amaze you.

If there is anything unsurprising in this release, it’s the quality of its content: I personally expected it to be this much enjoyable and it didn’t disappoint me at all. A very nice debut mini-album indeed.

韻ふめ!どーぷちゃん (Dopechan) – メランコリー・ヒューマノイド (Melancholy Humanoid)

The new MV by 韻ふめ!どーぷちゃん / Dopechan proves that they are a perfectly capable hip-hop idol unit; their first mini-album Doping! will be out on January.
If you have been following us, you should already know about 韻ふめ!どーぷちゃん / Dopechan, thanks to their nerd rap videos. Right before the release of their debut EP coming out in January, they published their second MV for “メランコリー・ヒューマノイド” (Melancholy Humanoid).

Faithful to its name, the song is a bit more melancholic compared to the more EDM-ish “Remains”. Making use of gloomy melodies and slow beats, the backing track supports the three girls’ rap while they rhyme their way through the song exhibiting their different timbres and nice flow.

The video looks quite simple, mainly showing the members in a dark and smoky room with some weird hand puppets probably representing the melancholic humanoids. The final part features abstract and colorful light effects similar to the imagery Dopechan have been using on their social media pages.

As if the nerd rap videos and the previous MV weren’t enough, Dopechan proved once again that they know their stuff and are perfectly ready to debut with their mini-album. Doping! will be out on the 22nd of January and we can’t wait to listen to it.

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