Words by / Ben Cardillo
I first saw Suave the Performer perform outside of Dujarie Hall my freshman year of college. He was able to get the small crowd hyped up by actively engaging them and having a commanding stage presence. Suave consistently puts on a great show for his crowds, bringing a great energy to every show he plays. Even when I talked to him about contacting Topper Radio to perform at Goat Fest he said he was excited to “get everyone lit.”
Suave specializes in creating gloomy and intense trap music. He has released a lot of music in this style, and some of the highlights are “Sauced Up”, “Losing Control”, and “Higher Ground.” “Sauced Up”’s slow lyrical flow is backed by a Southern Florida style trap beat with heavy 808’s and an eerie piano sample. “Losing Control” has a definitive punk energy to it, taking influence from artists like Smokepurp and Ski Mask the Slump God. The blown out bass and vocals make it one of his hardest hitting tracks. “Higher Ground” has a break-neck flow and brag rap lyrics backed by another trap influenced beat.
Although Suave has been more focused on darker, heavier music, he is still able to create great music with a lighter mood. Recently, Sauve released a remix of Tyler the Creator’s collaboration track with A$AP Rocky “Potato Salad.” Suave’s deep voice meshes perfectly with the old school playful beat. He raps about positivity and his ambitions as a rapper, a common theme in much of lighter his work. Fans of his less heavy work should check out tracks like Dreaming of Paradise and Colorful World. His feature on Donnie Chocolate’s “Friday Night” also has a playful energy
Suave has also been producing recently, dropping an album of instrumentals titled “Sounds for the Odyssey” on Soundcloud. The instrumentals are space-like and other worldly. Synth samples float over trap-influenced hi-hats, kicks, and snares. The whole album has a sort of cloud rap feel to it.
Suave the Performer has his music on Soundcloud, Apple Music, and Spotify. Just search “Suave the Performer” and listen to a couple tracks to get ready for his performance at Goat Fest. His energetic stage presence makes him a must see at Goat Fest IV.