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Trinidad-born, London-based rapper, singer, songwriter and producer BERWYN shares mellow new number ‘100,000,000’, which he originally previewed during out HOME/BRED sessions last year. The reflective new cut serves as the follow up to BERWYN’s incredible ‘DEMOTAPE/VEGA’ tape and stand-alone single ‘VINYL’, and arrives with a vivid music video directed by LOOSE. Check out the brilliant new single (which features backing vocals from his sister Chrissy) to the right.
North London-based artist Joviale follows up 2019’s ‘Crisis’ EP with enchanting, groove-inflected new single ‘Blow!’. Lifted from Joviale’s forthcoming new project titled ‘Hurricane Belle’ (which is co-produced by Bullion), ‘Blow!’ features the artist’s unique, mournful musings traipse across the lo-fi, jazz-inflected grooves. A marvelous introduction to ‘Hurricane Belle’ which is out next month, ‘Blow!’ is completed with a vivid self-directed music video which you can enjoy to the right.
South-East London based artist Joel Culpepper takes our breath away on dazzling new single ‘Thought About You’ which is produced by Shawn Lee. Lifted from his forthcoming and highly anticipated debut album ‘Sgt Culpepper’, the groove-inflected track packs quite a punch as the powerful beat and stylish bassline are topped up with Culpepper’s incredible falsetto-laden tones. Swoon the soulful psychedelia of ‘Thought About You’ here and keep an eye out for ‘Sgt Culpepper’ which is set to drop on July 23rd.
Brixton-based Turkish artist emir taha serves up lush soundscapes and melodic songwriting on new EP ‘Hoppa pt. 2’. Featuring previous offerings ‘Baka Baka’, ‘Mileage’, ‘Kendi Yoluna’ and ‘Bad Reception’, the six-track project sees the emerging talent expand on last year’s equally impressive ‘Hoppa pt. 1’ project. Packed with intricate arrangements that wonderfully blend Turkish influences with slick contemporary instrumentation, ‘Hoppa pt 2.’ is one of the most refreshing projects you’ll hear this year. Stream it in full here.
Consider yourself introduced to Oxford, England-based experimental artist feeo who shares her wonderful new single ‘end song’. Taken from her forthcoming debut EP titled ‘feels like we’re getting older doesn’t it’, the glistening cut captures feeo’s enchanting and wistful tones traipse across a wonky beat that blends the worlds of pop, jazz and R&B as she sings about the end of the world. Check out the dream-like single and it’s equally mystifying and vivid self-directed music video to the right.
West London-based singer/songwriter Maxi Millz follows up ‘Danny Ocean’ with another incredible new single in the form of ‘MDNA’. Lifted from his forthcoming new EP titled ‘Captions’, the spellbinding cut features a luxuriously smooth and intoxicating soundscape filled with groovy guitars and a dynamic trap-inspired beat as Millz tops things off with his impeccable falsetto-laden tones. Dive into the mesmerising atmospherics of ‘Madonna’ here and keep an eye out for ‘Captions’ which is out soon.
British trio London Grammar reveal groovy new single ‘How Does It Feel’ which is taken from their forthcoming new album ‘Californian Soil’. Co-produced with Steve Mac, the striking single serves as the follow up to previous cuts ‘Baby It’s You’ and ‘Lose Your Head’ and showcases a different side to the band’s sound. Listen here as frontwoman Hannah Reid’s impeccable crisp and smooth tones are driven by equally groovy and gritty guitar lines before a killer beat takes things up a notch.
London-based artist Miller Blue shares dazzling new single ‘Me, Myself & I’, which is co-produced by Ahwlee and serves as the first taste of his forthcoming ‘The Tree Of Tenéré’ EP. Arriving with a music video directed-by boy wonder, the spellbinding cut is soundtracked by an alluring jazz trumpet that creates an utterly blissful atmosphere for Miller Blue to lay down those breezy vocals. Check out the reflective single and it’s music video to the right and keep an eye out for ‘The Tree of Tenéré’ which is set to drop later this year.
Emerging British-Tamil artist SLUMKADET (aka Michael Roshan Jr.) shares an homage to Tamil and Indian Cinema with atmospheric new single ‘Blurry Iris’ (produced by Jalus). Having already impressed with the silky moments of ‘Tell Me’ earlier this year, SLUMKADET keeps the momentum going with ‘Blurry Iris’ which opens with one of the most beautiful and cinematic intros you’ll hear this year. Check out the slow-burning single, which wonderfully blends together smooth R&B nuances with Tamil-inspired vocals and is accompanied by a Tamil/Bollywood-inspired visual, here.
South London-based rapper KAM-BU unleashes powerful video for new single ‘Black on Black’ produced by Pablo Pullen, HYLNU & Tom Henry. The explosive bass-heavy beat is taken to new heights with KAM-BU’s sharp and dynamic delivery, marking the track as one of the most important and poignant offerings of the year so far. Check out the single, which is about “empowerment, equality and reflection” and it’s incredible music video here.
Rising London based singer, songwriter and producer Khazali shares exhilarating new single and video ‘NYC to CDG’. Serving as the follow up to last year’s ‘You’ll Be The One’, ‘NYC to CDG’ sees the artist’s soft, soothing tones glide across the electronic instrumentation with ease as he sings about “a character trying to escape his small town for famous landmarks”. Check out the track and the self-directed lyric video to the right and keep an eye out for Khazali’s forthcoming debut EP ‘Going Home Vol.1’ which is out soon.
West London artist and COLORS performer Lava La Rue showcases their incredibly versatile and vibrant new EP ‘Butter-Fly’. The striking five-track project, which features guest appearances from Deb Never and Karma Kid, sees the NiNE8 founder continue to impress with their exceptionally distinct flow and dynamic pen over equally diverse and exciting soundscapes. Stream ‘Butter-Fly’ in full to the right, and be sure to check out Lava La Rue’s brilliant A COLORS SHOW from 2018 here.
London based DJ/producer Mera Bhai (aka Karthik Poduval) shares a glittering re-edit of ‘You, Me, Us’ which was taken from his newly released debut EP ‘Futureproofing’. A sizzling slice of funk filled magic, the three-minute number finds the perfect sweet spot between retro and futuristic as vocalist Andrew Ashong lays down his brilliant chops over the chugging instrumentation. Groove out to ‘You, Me, Us’ here and be sure to check out ‘Futureproofing’ if you haven’t already done so.
Glasgow-based performance artist , producer and DJ TAAHLIAH unveils her sprawling and emotive debut single ‘Brave’. Featuring the distorted vocals of Sophie Thornton, the single encompasses an empowering and consoling atmosphere that resonates wonderfully with the vibrant electronic soundscape. Tuck into ‘Brave’ here which is out now via untitled (recs).
London based artist House of EL follows up last year’s ‘Lazarus’ EP with breezy and delightful new single ‘Better’ which is out via his own label Wunderkind. Driven by subtle electronics, delicate piano chords and glorious brass, the sparkling cut is taken to new heights with House of EL’s impeccable smooth and soulful vocals. An utterly transcendent and relaxing number, ‘Better’ will lift your soul from the moment you press play.
UK-based artist Alicai Harley unleashes her incredible debut EP ‘The Red Room Intro (Yard Gyal Inna Britain)’. Featuring previously released Ashanti-sampling single ‘I Just Wanna Know’ as well as contribution from the likes of Stefflon Don, Nadia Rose and Nigerian Afrobeats artist Moelogo, the ten-track project is packed with spellbinding cuts that showcase Alicai’s versatility and growth as an artist. An instantly uplifting listen, ‘The Red Room Intro (Yard Gyal Inna Britain)’ is a blast from start to finish – check it out here.
Check out ‘Stay’, the irresistible and enchanting new offering from rising London-based artist Gracie Convert. Serving as the follow up to last year’s ‘On Your Mind’ and ‘Sat in My Bedroom’, ‘Stay’ just might be Gracie Convert’s best track to date with its rich, sweeping production and those sweet, honeyed tones shining bright from start to finish. Dive into the sparkling single here which is produced by Charlie Pitts and be sure to keep an eye out for more from the promising artist.
London-based multi-hyphenate artist KESH unveils sprawling other-worldly single ‘Jadine’s Escape’. Having dropped her debut offering ‘not gaan out’ last year, the visual artist, musician and designer continues to impress with her eclectic and experimental production and delicate voice. A melding of sounds akin to that of Grimes and FKA twigs, ‘Jadine’s Escape’ is laced with intricate beats and haunting vocals that’ll transport you from reality for just over six minutes.
Consider yourself introduced to the lush intonations of alt-pop newcomer Cariss Auburn and her delectable new single ‘Float’. Released this past week, the single serves as the first taste of new music from the Wolverhampton based singer who lays down her dreamy vocals over a shimmering, synth-laden soundscape. Enjoy the single here along with its Prickly Peach Films-directed music video here.
Rising UK based pop sensation Griff unleashes powerful new single ‘Black Hole’, her first taste of new material of the year. Having made the shortlist of this year’s BBC Sound of Music poll off of a stellar 2020 which saw the release of superb singles ‘Good Stuff’, ‘Forgive Myself’ and ‘Say It Again’, Griff continues her ascent as one of the most exciting voices around with the bubbly and melodramatic ‘Black Hole’. Listen here as Griff’s soulful, heartfelt tones sweep across the electronic-led soundbed.