ALT MAFIA, the biggest and most wanted hip-hop crew, from Kolkata, West Bengal, have released their latest track called ‘CLAP BACK’.

The song takes inspiration from the music of US artists like Travis Scott, Playboi Carti, Kanye West, Yeat and UK artist Lancey Foux. The song uses dark and melancholic diminished minor chords to create a psychedelic sound scape.

We did an interview with the artist over a cup of coffee about this latest release, here’s what they had to say!

Tell us about your track

We are ALT MAFIA, the biggest and most wanted hip-hop crew, from Kolkata, West Bengal. We would really appreciate if you check out our latest track called “CLAP BACK”, by ‘YxvngTrey’ & ‘Moksh Vibe’, the founding members of ALT MAFIA, and produced by “Moksh Vibe”, “Fregit” and “anxious” (all of them members of ALT MAFIA). The song encapsulates and explores the usage of new futuristic sounds in rap music rather than the old signature sounds that have been getting used. From a new sound of synths, bass and drums to vocals that is sonically different from what’s currently popular. The song brings out a punk aesthetic, thus it would doors for punk rap in this country. The song is actually a response to a former rap beef in Kolkata.

Tell us your inspiration behind this track

The track takes inspiration from the music of US artists like Travis Scott, Playboi Carti, Kanye West, Yeat and UK artist Lancey Foux. The song brings out an anarchic, progressive and punkish atmosphere through the production and the lyrics. The song uses dark and melancholic diminished minor chords to create a psychedelic sound scape.

How long did it take to record the track album EP ?

The song took the artists only 4 days to record and get the final master done.

What is the meaning behind the lyrics?

As said earlier, the song is a response to a former rap beef. Through the lyrics the artists establish the fact that they are the best in their field and that they manifest in becoming unparalleled, with no competition. The lyrics are also kind of abstract, hinting that YxvngTrey and Moksh Vibe were drugged out on some substance, most probably LSD, thus coming to the punk aspect of the track.

What brings next after this release?

The song would open doors for punk rap in this country. Also, if given proper exposure, the track would also make way for futuristic and electronic sounds in the desi hip-hop arena.

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