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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Congo-born, London-based singer, songwriter and producer Miles From Kinshasa shares his exceptional new EP titled ‘Beloved’. Featuring previous cuts like ‘Wearing Smiles’, ‘Lookin 4 You’ and ‘Motionz’ (a collaboration with Murkage Dave), the eight track project captures the artist’s refreshing sound and serves as arguably his most personal and heartfelt offering to date. From the bouncy atmospherics of ‘Extra’ to the soothing tones of closer ‘Let Me Down’, ‘Beloved’ is one of the most impressive projects you’ll hear this year.
Leeds based four-piece Noya Rao share a dazzling new cut in the form of ‘Heaven Bound’ which is lifted from their upcoming EP ‘Stay’. Having already impressed with previous single ‘Pina’ earlier this summer, the quartet continue to work their magic with the lush soundscapes of ‘Heaven Bound’; a song about the “pure and all-consuming power of love”. Tuck into the stellar new single here and keep an eye out for Noya Rao’s forthcoming EP ‘Stay’ which is out later this year.
London based rapper and producer Josif returns with another blistering single in the form of ‘I Am A’, a lamentation of the institutional racism in the UK. Accompanied by a music video produced by Ashley Holmes piecing together archival footage which depicts Black Britain, ‘I Am A’ is a powerful snapshot showcasing Josif’s honest and cut-throat songwriting and delivery over an equally hard-hitting beat. Check out the single and video (which was researched by Abitivera) here.
South London based Ivor Novello nominated singer/songwriter Mysie (pronounced my-zee) shares a sensational new single in the form of ‘Bones’. Serving as the follow up to previous release ‘Gift’, ‘Bones’ is an intricate and utterly captivating track which sees the rising singer’s magnificent vocals soar across the bass-heavy soundscape. Check out the single which “is about going within, and what your gut has to offer” and its Duran Abdullah-directed music video here, it’s an absolute stunner!
Consider yourself introduced to London based singer/songwriter George Riley and her thought-provoking new single ‘Move’ produced with regular collaborator Oliver Palfreyman. The follow up to last year’s ‘Herstory’, ‘Move’ captures Riley’s breathy vocals traipse across the skittering beat as she sings addresses the discourse around the Black Lives Matter movement. Check out the song and it’s wonderful music video directed by Amy DBM here.
London based singer/songwriter NAO teams up with fellow native Lianne La Havas for empowering and soulful new single titled ‘Woman’, her first offering of new music since 2018’s Grammy-nominated ‘Saturn’. Arguably two of the most exciting and unique vocalists and writers in the past few years, NAO and Lianne La Havas (both of whom have performed stunning sessions for COLORS), serenade with their ever so smooth and soft vocals over a funk-filled beat penned by long-time NAO collaborator LOXE. Dive into the spellbinding single and it’s equally vibrant music video directed by Luis Mejiahere here.
Consider yourself introduced to London based singer, songwriter and producer COMPASS who stuns with debut single ‘Hypocrite’. Having lent a hand in producing and composing for the likes of Tinashe, Jorja Smith, FKA Twigs and Snoh Aalegra, COMPASS steps into the spotlight with one of the most breathtaking and intoxicating debuts you’ll have heard all year. Press play to bask in those heavenly falsetto-laden vocals and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this rising musician.