“[4BAR4] is two potent minutes of hip-hop heat that sees the MC pair joust with rapid-fire wordplay over a mid-tempo beat and retro scratch DJ-style production.” – Music Feeds (AUS)
“Rode that production real niceeee.” – 4/5 stars– Ebony Boadu – triple j (AUS)
“Kiyanosh is stepping up to meet the old school and bridge the new. His boom bap influences & 4 bar swaps with Stoyan on the feature are a refreshing ode to the classics, this is 100% one for the hip-hop heads old and new.”
– Jannah Beth – Mood Media (AUS)
Following on from the release of his critically praised single KARMA, Sydney-based Iranian jazz rapper Kiyanosh has returned with his potent new single 4BAR4 featuring rapper Stoyan.
The track is two ferocious minutes of intricate wordplay, flawless delivery and crisp production, forming an amalgamation of hip-hop excellence. Snapping snares and serene synth stabs create a playground for both wordsmiths to experiment with their rhythm and cadence, with the expertly arranged one-shot video clip depicting the playful, but erratic bars flawlessly.
Kiyanosh will continue with his dynamic 2020 output, with both 4BAR4 and KARMA appearing on his forthcoming EP ‘Dying Alone’ – due October 1. In addition to his solo project, Kiyanosh is also a member of hip-hop duo SKID2 and founder of the Spretbot Syndicate record label and collective.
Previous releases have been strongly supported by the likes of Australian radio stations triple j, triple j Unearthed, FBi Radio, 2SER FM, 2XX FM and Radio Adelaide. The tracks also received praise from blog tastemakers AUD’$, The Word is Bond (USA), Hip Hop Magz (USA), Music Feeds, The Soundcheck and Something You Said.
Kiyanosh embraces the sounds of jazz, soul, electronic and everything in between. Born and raised in Sydney with most of his family overseas, Kiyanosh often explores his Iranian roots, his Australian upbringing and the inevitable clash of cultures, ideals and lifestyles between his two worlds.
4BAR4 ft. Stoyan is available worldwide now via Spretbot Syndicate
With thanks to Good Intent