Reports of rap regionalism’s death were greatly exaggerated. For decades, almost since its inception, rap was the most provincial form of popular American music — a loosely interconnected constellation of local scenes, each with its own sounds and aesthetics and characters and rules. But a few years ago, we started hearing about post-regional rap music … More »
Does Blueface know how to rap? As in: Is he even capable of it? That’s been the question that’s followed the 22-year-old LA rapper since he started blowing up a couple of months ago. This isn’t a question of people not liking Blueface’s rap style, or wondering why younger generations of rap always stick with … More »
Rising g-house sensation Bijou has released a bruising original on Dim Mak titled, “Gotta Shine.” Featuring gritty vocals from $uicideboy$-affiliate Germ, Bijou incorporates elements of hip-hop with deep house vibes.
“Gotta Shine” is saturated with ominous undertones, unrelenting waves of bass, and is tied together by eerie interludes of dissonant notes. Bijou flexes his signature style within each build and climax, as the up-and-coming producer creates an intricate structure categorized by many different layers of sound on top of intriguing rhythmic patterns.
Bijou quickly amassed support among listeners from all over the world for his distinct take on the genre. He’s also been championed by house music powerhouses like AC Slater, Destructo, Don Diablo, and Malaa.
With his first track of the year, Bijou has set the bar high for future releases this forthcoming year.