NJ Rapper atm Takes a “Trip” to Miami in His Psychedelic New “miami nights” Video, Premiered by HipHopDX
Video: atm – “miami nights“
The Mass Appeal-Signed Jersey Native Showcases His Off-Kilter Charm in a Colorful HipHopDX-Premiered Clip for a Highlight from His Debut EP
“If you like Playboi Carti or Lucki, you’re gonna love atm…His relaxed flow and undeniable knack for melody combine to create a carefree vibe that’ll have you hooked after just a few listens.” – ELEVATOR
Teaneck, NJ native atm is an expert beat-rider, accenting tasteful instrumentals with his tumbling witticisms. Taking a trip to Florida’s pastel paradise, atm shares “miami nights,“ his new video. “miami nights” follows atm as he ping-pongs between two different realities–each with a different girlfriend–as a zonked out atm attempts to determine between reality and fantasy. Directed by FakeDell, “miami nights” is a psychedelic feast for the eyes, popping with bright animation and nifty camera trickery. The HipHopDX-premiered “miami nights” is the latest video from atm, the artist’s self-titled debut EP, following the wistful combo video “wholelottaguap / sunset.”
Explains atm: “‘miami nights’ is a light setting in the studio, i wasn’t talking about doing anything specific in miami or even being in miami, just a light setting that helps me focus on making the best music. Colors. Pink. Blue. 🙃The video is a trippy miami night and everyone will love it.”
Favoring organic instrumentation and atmosphere in his beats, atm uses his rhymes like a painter uses brushstrokes, with precise bursts of cadenced rhymes piling up to create an artful picture. On the atm EP, premiered in April by HipHopDX, the rapper works with producer Cor Blanco to craft an enveloping sandbox of sound, combining gentle topline melodies, often from guitars or ukeleles, with rattling bass and trap drums. The new EP kicks off with “rush,” atm’s breakout viral hit, which racked up 1.3 million streams on Spotify and 212k SoundCloud plays. Released by Mass Appeal Records and featuring an appearance from Daydream Masi, atm is the ideal release for the beginning of BBQ season.
Watch “miami nights”: https://youtu.be/KhKlDxeyClU
Check out the HipHopDX premiere: https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.52373/title.dxclusive-atm-premieres-miami-nights-video
Buy/Stream atm EP: https://atm.lnk.to/atmPR
Raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, atm dabbled in music as a fan early on, never realizing it would be his chosen path. Upon graduating high school, atm was bound for the University of Northampton in Pennsylvania, but plans changed after the first semester. “Basically, I got kicked out,” he says with a laugh. He knew he had to push forward and headed back up North. By then his high school best friends, producer Cor Blanco and rapper Puddah, were already cultivating their own movements, urging atm to bring his creativity to the forefront. “I figured, let me try this,” he says of making music. “And I liked it. I was good at it.”
On 4/26, atm will release his self-titled debut via Mass Appeal Records. After an unprecedented rise to the mainstream with his wavy, amorous track “rush”, the New Jersey native picks up where he left off, continuing down a road rife with infectious hooks and unmatched melodic flow. New cuts like the genre-bending “sunset,” aspirational “miami nights” and bag-securing anthem “wholelottaguap” are sure to set the tone for atm’s future hit-making career.
“miami nights”: https://youtu.be/KhKlDxeyClU
“wholelottaguap / sunset”: https://youtu.be/UqMiT4fyhHs
atm EP: https://atm.lnk.to/atmPR