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Antwerp based newcomer abrahamblue follows up debut offering ‘Hoops’ with another sparkling cut in the form of ‘Can’t Keep Up’. Lifted from his forthcoming debut EP titled ‘Tracks I Made Last Summer’, the shimmering single blends together elements of soul, jazz and hip-hop as abrahamblue sings about “coping with life’s overwhelming demands by not fitting in”. Dive into the glorious single and its accompanying lo-fi music video here, and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Tracks I Made Last Summer’ which drops October 23rd.
Consider yourself introduced to Belgian singer, songwriter and producer Christine Denamur who dazzles with her magical new single ‘Dust’. The simple, twinkling soundscape serves as the perfect backdrop for the singer’s impeccably smooth and alluring tones to melt your heart. Dive into the serene sounds of ‘Dust’ here, it’s an absolute stunner!
Belgium based hip hop duo consisting of rapper Jay Atohoun and singer-producer Willem Ardui share sensational new single ‘Bittersweet Baby’ (produced by Konteks). A blistering number that blends together everything from soul, funk, hip hop, R&B and jazz, ‘Bittersweet Baby’ is one of those tracks that keeps on giving with each listen as you discover subtle nuances that you may have missed on early spins. Check out the track and it’s monochromatic visual directed by Heleen Declerq here and if you haven’t already done so, be sure to give their debut album ‘ARE WE STILL DREAMING?’ a spin too.
Consider yourself introduced to Belgian based singer/songwriter EMY who enchants with the lush atmospherics of new single ‘Freestyle’, the artist’s first new single since 2018. Boasting heavenly harmonies and pungent lyrics that pack a punch, ‘Freestyle’ is one of those quietly graceful gems that comes with a little bit of bite. The gritty guitars and powerful drums are smothered with EMY’s gorgeous, raspy vocals that are reminiscent of Jorja Smith. Sink into the single and it’s equally captivating music video created by Anaïs & Emy Kabore here.
Belgium based duo YellowStraps (comprised of the Murenzi brothers) share a stunning visual for ‘Take Over’. Having treated us to a stunning rendition of ‘Rose‘ last summer, the rising duo have gone onto drop a stellar EP in the form of ‘GOLDRESS’. On the seven-track project, is ‘Take Over’, a sparkling alternative R&B cut that combines jazzy electric guitars and rhythmic drums to serve as the backdrop for the pair’s warming harmonies. The track is accompanied by an equally impressive video directed by François Dubois which you can tuck into to the right,
Belgium based singer, songwriter and producer Tsar B teases new EP with her dark and intoxicating single ‘Rome (Solve You)’. Since introducing herself with the dazzling ‘Escalate’ back in 2015, Tsar B has gone onto release a slew of stellar releases in the form of her brilliant self-titled EP and stunning debut album ‘The Games I Played’ last year. With ‘Rome (Solve You)’ (which comes accompanied with a video game inspired visual by Lion Beach), the singer teases a new EP, and with that, impresses once more with her gorgeous, silky vocals traipsing across the haunting soundscape.
Titillating between aggressiveness and gentleness; violence and peace; roughness and elegance, Lous reveals herself with an open heart through the delicacy of her raw feelings. Without any filter, she expresses the duality of life and its nuances. How love is so close to hate, how joy can become pain in a second and how the loneliest moments can happen in the most crowded places. ‘Dilemme’ is the first track from Lous and The Yakuza’s forthcoming debut album, produced by El Guincho.
Brussels trio L’Or du Commun are gathering momentum. “Sur ma vie”, the second effort from their forthcoming album ‘Sapiens’ scheduled to release this fall, sees Loxley, Primero and Swing deliver an inspirational message of manifesting ambitions and achieving success. The Belgian group is steadily developing their sound, with lively flows, sharp bars and an uninhibited sense of humour that will no doubt give them the keys to their own success.
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Without rain, there can be no flowers. Since 2015’s ‘Negus’, Brussels’ Moka Boka has often returned to the motto that that every cloud has a silver lining and the need for pain to find happiness. Never one to be afraid to speak his truth, on his latest full-length project the rapper shares an honest message of hope, showcasing his surgical flows and melancholic lyricism as he nonchalantly drops spirited bars over soulful productions.
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Combining a unique mixture of rumba, funk and hip-hop, veteran Belgian rapper Baloji’s new album ‘137 Avenue Kaniama’ infuses its irresistible groove with an introspective, soulful core. Drawing inspiration from his unique journey, juggling between Brussels and Kinshasa, between French and Lingala, between loving and leaving, he cultivates his original sound through drawing contrasts and parallels between his experiences, bringing us into his complex world of conflicting feelings.