Petite Noir & Kingdom – CoeurWorld

South African artist Yannick Ilunga aka Petite Noir teams up with American producer Kingdom on new double single ‘CoeurWorld’; Noir’s first release since 2018’s ‘La Maison Noir / The Black House’ EP. Kingdom lays down explosive bass heavy beats on ‘Alive’ and ‘Through The Bad Times’ as Ilunga’s rich vocals pierce through the soundscapes as his words empower and console. Check out the project, which is “dedicated to sending love out to the world during these trying times” here.

Her Songs – If We Try

January 29

Global collective Her Songs share ‘If We Try’, a sparkling new R&B cut taken from their forthcoming new EP titled ‘Toronto Vol. 1’. With members dotted around the world (Denmark, England, New Zealand and the USA), the group meet up in different cities to record their music, and as the title to their next project suggests, the forthcoming collection of songs were recorded in Toronto. On ‘If We Try’, we hear London based Emmavie and Marie Dahlstrom lend their delectable harmonized voices over a late-90’s R&B inspired beat.

TNGHT – II

November 12

After seven years, Scottish producer Hudson Mohawke and Canadian artist Lunice make their long-awaited return as TNGHT with the release of their superb new EP ‘II’. Featuring the previously released singles ‘Serpent’, ‘Dollaz’ and most recently the bombastic and utterly intoxicating ‘First Body’, the eight-track EP is an absolute blast. The second half of the project is just as revitalising and charming as the first with the duo’s playful instrumentation impressing on tracks like ‘What_It_Is’ and ‘I’m In A Hole’.

Anoushka Shankar – Lovable (Ft. Ibeyi)

October 14

Indian sitarist and artist Anoushka Shankar teams up with French-Cuban sisters Ibeyi on the gentle yet empowering ‘Lovable’. Opening with the heartwarming strums of Shankar’s sitar, the track melts your heart as the trio’s tranquil voices harmonise to perfection before sharp electronics enter the mix. The healing words uttered wonderfully complement the serenity in the production, check out the track here.

DORJ & Melodiesinfonie – MUAR

September 24

Tel Aviv based DORJ and Zurich based Melodiesinfonie team up on their spellbinding collaborative project ‘MUAR’. Featuring the previously released singles ‘Margish’, ‘Shabur’ and ‘Alamaim’, ‘MUAR’ is a collection of eleven songs that is brought to life by groovy guitars, gentle keys and DORJ’s impeccable voice.

SAULT – 5

July 5

There’s next to no information on SAULT, except that they’re a trio (that features London based artist Dean “Inflo” Wynton Josiah who’s written for the likes of Jungle and Little Simz) signed to Forever Living Originals, and that their debut album ‘5’ is an absolute blast. The fourteen-track record is a kaleidoscopic sonic adventure that’s packed with groovy disco gems like previously released singles ‘We Are The Sun’ and ‘Don’t Waste My Time’. If you’re looking for the perfect album to soundtrack your summer, look no further than ‘5’.