Arcvde Music (pronounced Arcade) is an alternative hip-hop collective consisting of Johannesburg based Hoax, Vitu as well as Subs. These guys promise to set the hip hop game alight with their funky and 90s inspired beats. The feel of their music is soulful and for lack of a better word, “conscious”.
They make music that is reflective and thoughtful when their peers make music that is trappy, bouncy and all about turning up. And it’s no surprise, with their musical influences being Little Brother, Reason, Tumi and Joey Bada$$, to name a few.
Vitu, one-third of the alternative hip hop band, comes through with a track called This Time Next Week and he kills it on his own. There is nothing typical about his delivery and even his lyrics on this joint. It is hella smooth and the saxophone on the beat goes in. This is the type of music you play when you are trying to get deep inside yourself and search for purpose.
The track is about getting lifted up and getting lost in the moment and just forgetting about your troubles. I have to give the dude props because from the beat, the lyrics and mood of the track, I really cannot fault it; all I have is praises.
Vitu explains: “This Time Next Week is a jazz influenced Hip Hop experimental project that samples Jazz musicians, who have had an influence in my life, in my music and in shaping the way I think as an artist”. This song, also produced by Vitu, samples South African jazz musician, Hotep Idris Galeta.
Take a listen to the track below and let us know what you think!
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