WVS RELEASES // AUGUST 2018

WVS had a great August 2018, here is a quick rundown of how each release performed!

Click on Learn More for a more in depth view of the playlist and online support each track received

 

FIGUERO JONES - RECORDS
Release Date: AUG 31th 2018


A spearhead of the bubbling Hip-Hop movement in Perth, Figuero Jones is back with a melodic, lustful new single RECORDS.

The rap-ballad comes off the back of Jones’ last WVS release, Fortunes, flipping that previous trap-heavy style on its head in what is a slick, love-lead anthem, produced by fellow Perth producer ErikiBeatz.

“Records is a song about a king finding his queen in a world that seems lost to him.. The love, strength, wisdom and power of a queen is often gone unnoticed or subtly neglected, and I’d like to give back to them with this song,” says Figuero on the tracks deeper meaning.

RECORDS is a captivating, rap-sangin’ single that puts the versatility and vulnerability of Figuero Jones well-and-truly on show.


Spotify Playlist (as of Sept 4th)

- New Music Friday AU/NZ (270,360)
- All Aussie Hip Hop (74,909)
- Mellow Styles (47,528)

 

SOPHIEGROPHY - CAUTION (Prod. by Jia Lih)
Release Date: AUG 31th 2018


Following the overwhelming international success of her last single BAG, Melbourne hip-hop Queen Sophiegrophy is back with a bright and bouncy new hit, titled CAUTION.

The eccentric new anthem turns Sophie’s steeze up to a new level, as she spits as confident and fierce as ever over some groovy, tropical alt-trap production by way of Jia Lih.

Since becoming a part of the WVS team in 2017, Sophiegrophy has amassed in excess of half a million streams, which included a spin on Beats1 Radio by hip-hop media legend Ebro Darden.

Caution is a dangerous yet playful new banger from Sophiegrophy, who is quickly making her mark as one of Australia’s most impressive and imposing new artists.


Apple Music Playlists (as of Sept 4th)

- Best of the Week
- New Fire 🔥
- The New Australia

Spotify Playlist (as of Sept 4th)

- New Music Friday AU/NZ (270,360)
- A1 Hip Hop (226,202)
- All Aussie Hip Hop (74,909)

 

VIC AUGUST - BANDIT feat. FIGUERO JONES
Release Date: AUG 10th 2018


Northern Territory-based rapper Vic August is back with a hot-tempered new trap anthem, BANDIT, featuring common collaborator Figuero Jones.

Following the success of August’s Glass House 2 EP released earlier this year via WVS, the 17-year-old lyricist has bounced back quickly with the audacious, attitude-filled new single, BANDIT.

I don’t f*** with average,” is the mantra of the track, and Vic is anything but average, proving once again that he’s one of the countries most talented and entertaining new artists, regardless of age.


Apple Music Playlists (as of Sept 4th)

- Best of the Week
- New Fire 🔥
- The New Australia
- Breaking Hip Hop

Spotify Playlist (as of Sept 4th)

- New Music Friday AU/NZ (270,360)
- A1 Hip Hop (226,202)
- Urban Flavour (205,219)
- All Aussie Hip Hop (74,909)
- Mellow Styles (47,528)
- Australian Viral 50 (#45) (56,834)
- New Zealand Viral 50 (#16) (17,486)

 

HVNCOQ - SWITCH UP (Prod. by GXNXVS)
Release Date: AUG 2nd 2018


Following the success of his debut self-titled EP released on WVS in March this year, Melbourne’s Hvncoq returns with the effortlessly melodic new single SWITCH UP.

Having proved himself to be a singularly talented and eclectic contemporary rapper on his debut, Hvncoq has spared no time in adding another layer to his already impressive repertoire with the GXNXVS produced early-hours anthem SWITCH UP, mixed by Andrei Eremin.

Between the EP, inspired collaborations with Ribongia and Muto and main supports for Duckwrth (USA) and Oscar Key Sung this year alone, Hvncoq continues tosteadily stake his claim within the verdant Melbourne urban landscape the release of SWITCH UP will surely serve to further cement.


Apple Music Playlists (as of Sept 4th)

- Best of the Week

Spotify Playlist (as of Sept 4th)

- New Music Friday AU/NZ (270,360)
- A1 Hip Hop (226,202)
- All Aussie Hip Hop (74,909)
- Mellow Styles (47,528)

 

KWASI X HFNR - AURA GLOW feat. ALLDAY & GRACELANDS
Release Date: JULY 27th 2018 


Coming out of the WVS camp with a monumental new release is Melbourne rapper/producer duo Kwasi x HFNR, who have enlisted the help of Allday and Gracelands on their lustful new hit AURA GLOW.

The new single comes off the back of Kwasi x HFNR’s last release via WVS, Lies, which cemented the pair as one of burn city’s most exciting new urban acts.

AURA GLOW matches Kwasi’s slick, crooning vocals with those of Australian Hip-Hop superstar Allday and rising east-coast songwriter Gracelands, making for a grand new love anthem that melds pop and alternative trap elements effortlessly via some trademark HFNR production.

Kwasi x HFNR well-and-truly keep the ball rolling with AURA GLOW, in what is an undeniable, genre-bending smash.


Apple Music Playlists (as of Sept 4th)

- Best of the Week
- Breaking Hip Hop

Spotify Playlist (as of Sept 4th)

- New Music Friday AU/NZ (270,360)
- Mellow Styles (47,528)