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North London based artist Ragz Originale teams up with rising singer 24hoursav on delectable new single ‘ring out’. Soundtracked by an hypnotic bass-heavy beat penned by Ragz, hrnoevil & E-Whizz, the track sees Ragz and 24hoursav lay down their super slick vocals and arrives with an equally impressive music video directed by Florian Joahn. Check out the sensational cut here.
East London based singer, songwriter and COLORS alumnus Jerome Thomas shares a delightful new single in the form of ‘Right There’. Soundtracked by a slick beat dripping with groovy guitars and delicate piano melodies, the track is taken to new heights with Thomas’ sublime, honeyed vocals which glide across the soundscape with ease as he sings about making yourself available to your loved ones who are going through a hard time. Stream the single here and keep an eye out for Jerome Thomas’ new EP which is set to be released early next year.
Copenhagen-based, Norwegian electronic duo Smerz share ‘I don’t talk about that much / Hva hvis’, taken from their forthcoming ‘Believer’ project. The singles follow Catharina Stoltenberg and Henriette Motzfeldt’s 2018 EP ‘Have fun’ as well as recent cuts ‘The favourite / Rap interlude’ and capture the pair’s exhilarating and cinematic sound. Blistering electronics and synths skitter across the sweeping soundscape as the pair’s heavenly tones are laid down with a delicate touch to create the perfectly juxtaposing sound on ‘I don’t talk about that much’ whilst the latter single embodies a minimal instrumentation of gorgeous strings. Check out the songs here and keep an eye out for ‘Believer’ which will be released via XL Recordings soon.
Stockholm-based singer and guitarist JÁNA collaborates with Nigerian-American duo VanJess on her breathtaking new single ‘Green’. Serving as the first taste of her forthcoming new EP which follows this year’s ‘Flowerworks’ EP, the spellbinding cut is soundtracked by a vibrant electronic soundbed tinged with gorgeous synths as JÁNA and VanJess lay down their nonintoxicating smooth vocals. Check out the single, which portrays a relationship filled with jealousy here, it’s an absolute gem.
Swedish singer, songwriter and producer Sam Ezeh steps into the spotlight with soulful and groove-inflected debut single ‘CRISIS’. Citing the likes of Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar and Prince as inspirations, Sam Ezeh wonderfully navigates the self-produced soundscape of lush guitars and crisp beats as he sings about “escaping your problems, running away from things you know you eventually can’t hide from”. Dive into the vibrant atmospherics of ‘CRISIS’ and it’s equally exceptional self-directed music video here.
Dive into the rich and groovy inflections of ‘You Don’t Know My Name’, the latest single from London based artist House of EL. Following the release of previous cut ‘Lazarus’, the new single taps into an old-school 70’s funk soundscape dripping with warbling guitar licks and killer drums to serve as the perfect backdrop for the singer’s impeccably smooth and luscious musings. Check out ‘You Don’t Know My Name’ here and keep an eye out for House of EL’s forthcoming EP which is set to release via his own label WUNDERKIND.
Parisian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Lou Berry shares his stunning debut full length album ‘Inner World’. Featuring previous singles ‘Is It?’, ‘Mary’s Lies’ ‘Dreamers’ and most recent offering ‘Mine’, the fourteen-track project sees contribution from the likes of LYNN, Gracy Hopkins, Eylia, Hendrix Harris and Ingo and wonderfully captures Berry’s sensational combination of jazz, hip-hop and soul. Listen to ‘Inner World’ in it’s entirety here and douse yourself in the rich, alluring soundscapes.
Leeds based three-piece Gotts Street Park share ‘Everything’, their groove-inflected collaboration with COLORS alumna Rosie Lowe. Having produced for the likes of COLORS alumni Greentea Peng, Celeste, Yellow Days and Mabel, the rising act continue to impress with their own material as they get ready to share their ‘Volume Two’ EP later this year. On new single ‘Everything’, GSP seamlessly blends together elements of soul, jazz and hip-hop as Lowe’s soothing tones are smothered on top. Dive into the lush atmospherics of ‘Everything’ here.
Rising Spanish rapper of Moroccan descent Morad cements himself as one to watch with the release of blistering and hard-hitting new single ‘Nos Perdone’. Serving as the follow up to previous singles ‘Normal’ and ‘Papara’ which dropped earlier this year, ‘Nos Perdone’ captures the rapper work his magic with an infectious flow and fiery delivery over a superb, bass-heavy beat penned by Voluptyk & SHB. Check out the single and it’s brilliant accompanying visual here.
Brighton-based singer, songwriter and producer unveils sparkling new single ‘Is It Infatuation?’ alongside a stunning music video. Following the previous cut ‘Savannah’, ‘Is It Infatuation?’ is another gorgeous pop gem that showcases the artist’s intoxicating vocals over a spellbinding beat co-produced by Dan Carey. The track arrives with an equally arresting visual which was shot by DEWEY via a drone whilst under lockdown – check it out here.
Consider yourself introduced to British duo AV Dummy (comprising vocalist/rapper BUCHANAN and producer/composer Christy Carey) who share their superb new single ‘Natural Born Killers’. Having stepped into the spotlight with their dynamic debut ‘Brave New World’ last month, the pair continue to impress on this new one with their enthralling soundscapes and sharp, visceral songwriting. Check out the striking cut here and be sure to keep an eye out for this rising group.
Rising East London-based artist and producer BERWYN unveils his highly-anticipated debut full-length project in the form of ‘DEMOTAPE/VEGA’. With just a handful of singles and some features on XL Recordings boss Richard Russel’s Everything Is Recorded project prior to this release, BERWYN has quickly cemented himself as one of the most interesting and innovative emcees to come out of the UK in quite a while. Featuring previous cuts ‘TRAP PHONE’ and ‘GLORY’, the ten-track project captures BERWYN’s heartwarming delivery and soothing tones over rich, expansive soundscapes.
Rising South London based artist Midas The Jagaban unveils her explosive new Afrodance single titled ‘Party With A Jagaban’. Serving as the follow up to her equally irresistible debut offering ‘Come We Bill Ehh’ which dropped earlier this year, ‘Part With A Jagaban’ is an absolute blast from start to finish as Midas’ vibrant vocals sweep across the energetic soundscape with a zip. Stream the single here and keep an eye out for more from this promising artist.
Dive into the vibrant atmospherics of ‘All My Girls Like to Fight’, the latest offering from rising West London based singer/songwriter Hope Tala. Serving as the artist’s first release since last year’s wonderful ‘Sensitive Soul’ EP, the single is soundtracked by a pounding electronic beat laced with delicate piano melodies and some breathtaking strings as Tala lays down her glossy smooth vocals. Taken from Hope Tala’s forthcoming EP ‘Girl Eats Sun’ via PMR Records, check out ‘All My Girls Like to Fight’ here; it is well worth the wait!
Paris-based producer and singer/songwriter Oklou unveils her incredible, long-awaited debut full length project ‘GALORE’. Split into three parts, the eleven-track project features ‘Fall’, the spellbinding single which Oklou performed as part of her COLORS show earlier this year. Joining the pack are glorious electronic-led cuts like ‘Unearth Me’, ‘God’s Chariot’, ‘Rosebud’, ‘Another Night’ and more. Dive into the glorious depths of ‘GALORE’ here, it’s absolutely breathtaking from start to finish!
Nottingham, UK based musician, singer and songwriter George Gretton reveals his long-awaited genre-bending debut EP titled ‘Floods’. Featuring previous singles ‘Overhead’, ‘Slipstream’ and ‘Walk’, the five-track project wonderfully captures Gretton’s exceptional ability to blend together the worlds of electronic, pop, R&B, soul and funk to create an entirely unique and vibrant sound. From the soft intonations of opener ‘Floods’ to the electronic-led closer ‘Perennial’, George Gretton has created one of this year’s strongest bodies of work in ‘Floods’ – stream the project in its entirety here.
Dive into the mesmerising atmospherics of ‘De Parade’, the stunning single from Netherlands-based artist Eefje De Visser. Accompanied by a music video shot on tape and boasting gorgeous choreography, ‘De Parade’ is a stand out offering from the rising singer/songwriter’s brilliant album ‘Bitterzoet’ which was released earlier this year. Check out the brilliant visual here and be sure to give ‘Bitterzoet’ a spin too if you haven’t already done so.
British rapper and COLORS alumnus slothai (aka Tyron Kaymone Frampton) shares new single ‘feel away’ featuring James Blake and Mount Kimbie. Having premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World, the track is “about the doubts we have whether it be within friendships, your partner or with our family” and showcases slowthai’s signature raw delivery over a minimal beat. Check out the single and it’s Oscar Hudson-directed music video here.
Rising artist Finn Foxell continues to show why he’s one of the most exciting emcees to come out of the UK capital with the release of new single ‘Herd’. Lifted from his latest project titled ‘Talk Is Cheap’, the track follows previous cuts like ‘Lights Down’, ‘Pressure’ and ‘Make It Count’ and showcases Foxell’s sharp delivery over a spellbinding soundscape. Check out the brilliant single which features the stunning vocals of Sophie DeMasi here and be sure to give ‘Talk Is Cheap’ a spin too.
Having introduced themselves with their stellar ‘SND 001’ EP earlier this year, London based duo Sad Night Dynamite share a brilliant new single ‘Killshot’. Serving as the follow up to previous cut ‘Icy Violence’, ‘Killshot’ embodies the pair’s visceral and captivating sound comprising haunting electronics and synthwork and arrives alongside an equally impressive music video which is directed by Sam Davis. Dive into the track here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from the rising, enigmatic duo later this year.