When the hip-hop sensibilities of two genre-fusing entities intermingle, a forward-thinking take on contemporary sound ensues, as TroyBoi and Snakehips assert on “Wavez.” The producers place a fresh-sounding spin on the hip-hop/electronic format. From the rushing crescendos of synths to the taut bassline that stretches across “Wavez,” the single is a resounding representation of TroyBoi and Snakehips’ shared ability to deviate from conventional sound constructions.
The unconventional pomp and circumstance is apparent in “Wavez’” wonky yet fluid arrangement, its various samples, and the pop-culturally attuned lyrical flair of its verses. The nimble mid-tempo outing finds TroyBoi and Snakehips at collaborative ease, the synergy of their styles a vibe-inducing enrichment of modern dance sound.
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