2020's off to a great start, at least musically. We've had so much amazing content for the two-and-something weeks so far, I can't even imagine what's going to follow.

And I must tell you, I already have one of my favourite finds for the year - Modyst. The Oakland-based rapper teamed up with the Dutch producer Sensi Sye for something beyond beautiful.

"Don't Be Shy" will deceive you at first, masked as a laid-back piano-driven instrumental. While it's indeed super relaxing, Modyst's effortless flow that comes with the chilled beatwork will make this better than you expected. And the soulful vocal samples... oh, my...

It is a song to let go of your anxiety to.

posted by Nasko
January 2020