Baylen x Sub{Q}Taneous – “MovEs” EP (Album Review)


Boston based artist Baylen & producer Sub{Q}Taneous bring you 6 songs off their new album EP “Moves. Baylen delivers a versatile flow throughout the album painting the Space trap genre on a blank canvas. The single “Slam” and the introduction to the tape sets the tone for a journey into the astrals. Sub{Q}taneous’ sounds transcending with Baylen’s energy creates electric magic. This project is great for fans who love turn up HIP-HOP with inspiring flows. This is an album I can see going a long way in the end because of it’s universal appeal. The production on the project is flawless, as if it was calculated for each vocal.

My personal favorite track was”Move Maker” it was high energy and smooth, taking the fans into the “Space Trap” realm. I can see this duo in the same line up as Under Achievers, School Boy Q or even Kendrick Lamar. This is a much needed album in the Boston music scene. Each song brings a new energy to the EP, notable songs like “Scatter Brain” brings the listener into the shoes of the artist creating common ground. Then other songs like “James Brown” shows off the Emcees lyrical ability to switch at any moment. I can hear similarities to Isaiah Rashad and Big Sean this is great for the HIP-HOP community & music period.

The theme of the mixtape creates a silver line that the artists were able to fuse and turn into diamonds. Electric party music and high energy HIP-HOP is a formula to be reckoned with as “Moves” can easily be the background music in universal crowds. I have brought this into my top EPs list so far, can’t wait to see what’s in store from this Dj & Emcee Duo. Visit their Label site for more info or Follow on twitter accounts @Baylenhiphop & @_SUB_Q

About Armando Urena Jr

Senior Publisher for @UGHHBLOG // Been an Underground Hip Hop fan all my life and I'm dedicated to keeping the culture alive on a daily basis. Working hard every day and staying positive is what LIFE is all about.