KAMAUU – MANGO (ft. Adeline)

September 8

If you’re looking for a track to get your groove on, look no further than ‘MANGO’ (produced by Nightshade), the latest offering from New York based artist KAMAUU. A collaboration with Adeline, who lends her gorgeous tones, ‘MANGO’ is a sugary sweet funk-fest which boasts the grooviest of guitar licks and KAMAUU’s irresistible falsetto-laden vocals. Check out the dazzling single and it’s wonderful music video (which is directed by KAMAUU himself) here.

Patoranking – BLACK GIRL MAGIC

August 28

International reggae star and COLORS alumni Patoranking shares funk-filled single ‘BLACK GIRL MAGIC’ from his newly released album ‘THREE’. Overflowing with groove, the single is an empowering and uplifting cut that sees the Nigerian artist’s infectious melodies and silky tones sweep across the funky guitars and energetic drums. Check out the brilliant single here and be sure to watch Patoranking’s COLORS performance of ‘Feelings’ from earlier this year if you haven’t already done so.

LEISURE – Spark It Up

August 15

New Zealand based outfit LEISURE follow up previous release ‘Slipping Away’ with equally breezy new single ‘Spark It Up’. Awash with groovy guitar lines and soaring falsetto-laden vocals that ride the drumbeat with ease, ‘Spark It Up’ is lifted from the band’s forthcoming ‘SIDE A’ EP which is out October 30th. Dive into the dazzling single here, it’s an absolute stunner!

Premiere: Pink Matter – You’ll Never Know

August 12

Premiering here at COLORS, Brisbane based three-piece Pink Matter unveil their glorious new single ‘You’ll Never Know’. Co-produced with close collaborator Harvey Sutherland, the track blends together infectious pop melodies with soulful vocals that sweep across the shimmering soundscape. Check out the single and it’s brilliant music video here and see why Pink Matter are one of the most exciting bands to come out of Australia this year.

snny – Postmodern Black

August 5

Ivory Coast-born, Iceland-based snny shares a groovy and gritty new single ‘Postmodern Black’, the latest offering from his forthcoming debut album. With production courtesy of LEFTI who lays down sprawling guitar licks and powerful drums, ‘Postmodern Black’ shines brighter with snny’s shimmering and soft vocals to juxtapose the relentless instrumentation. Dive into the funk-filled atmospherics of the single here and be sure to check out snny’s most recent EP titled ‘Otito’ which dropped earlier this year.

Bandalos Chinos – Sin Señal

July 29

Dive into the groove-inflected soundscapes of ‘Sin Señal’, the latest offering from rising Argentina-based outfit Bandalos Chinos. Accompanied by a retro music video directed by Tomás Terzano, the track encompasses an ever so relaxing and chilled out atmosphere as those funk-filled guitars and sensational synths carry those equally majestic and dreamy vocals with ease. Check out the fabulous single and video, which follows previous cuts ‘Mi Manera De Ser’ and ‘AYNMG’ here.

Kalisway – Durag

July 20

Introducing Toronto based newcomer Kalisway who is a force to be reckoned with on her infectious and funk-filled new single ‘Durag’. Having already impressed earlier this year with her marvelous debut EP ‘CREAM’ which features standout cuts like ‘Cherry’, ‘Hot Pockets’ and ‘Groove’, the rising artist continues to deliver her delectable slice of soulful vibes with ‘Durag’. Dive into the vibrant single here, it’s an absolute bop from start to finish.

SAULT – UNTITLED (Black Is)

June 19

Enigmatic group SAULT follow up 2019’s ‘5’ and ‘7’ albums with another stellar project in the form of ‘UNTITLED (Black Is)’. The empowering and utterly captivating record, which features a collaboration with COLORS alumni Michael Kiwanuka, boasts twenty spellbinding cuts that wonderfully showcase SAULT’s poignant songwriting and vibrant atmospherics. With ‘UNTITLED (Black Is)’, SAULT continues to show why they’re one of the most innovative and exciting acts around in music today.

Synead – The Rifts

Ride the groove with Brooklyn based singer/songwriter Synead (pronounced sin-aid) on her delectable new single ‘The Rifts’. Soundtracked by a funk-filled beat penned by George Stroud and Jens Dahl Thomsen, the track is taken to new heights by Synead’s soothing and rich vocals that are topped off by the most heavenly of harmonies. Check out the fantastic single here and be sure to put Synead’s previous cuts like ‘Whirlwind’ and ‘Spin’ on rotation too.

MXXWLL – SHEEESH

May 25

Having released a number of stellar mixtapes over the past few years, Sydney based producer MXXWLL unveils his highly anticipated debut full length album ‘SHEEESH’ which enlists the likes of Kyle Dion, SiR and Aloe Blacc. Featuring previously released single ‘LIGHT TURN GREEN’ (a collaboration with John Givez, Rae Khalil and Carrtoons) and ‘THINGS U DO’, the seventeen-track record is filled to the brim with the producer’s enticing and scintillating productions. On ‘SHEEESH’, MXXWLL finds the perfect sweet spot by blending together G-Funk with 90’s and 00’s R&B to create a super chilled out atmosphere from start to finish.

Yellow Days – Treat You Right

George van den Broek aka Yellow Days returns with a dazzling, groove-inflected new single in the form of ‘Treat You Right’. Since his spectacular COLORS performance of ‘So Terrified Of Your Own Mind‘ back in 2017, the singer/songwriter has gone onto release a slew of stunning cuts like ‘What’s It All For?’, ‘Just When’ and ‘It’s Real Love’. New offering ‘Treat You Right’ marks his first release of the year, and it’s an absolute stunner. Dive into the old-school, funk-filled cut here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from Yellow Days.

Jessie Ware – Ooh La La

London based songstress Jessie Ware unveils sparkling new single ‘Ooh La La’ which is lifted from her forthcoming fourth studio album ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’. Serving as the follow up to previously released cuts like ‘Mirage (Don’t Stop)’, ‘Adore You’ and ‘Spotlight’, this funk-filled gem boasts the nastiest bassline you’ll have heard in quite a while. Add Ware’s playful and buttery smooth vocals into the mix, and you’ve got yourself an absolute bop – groove out to the single here and keep an eye out for ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ which is out 19th June.

Tommy Newport – Marigold

Kansas based artist Tommy Newport unveils striking new single ‘Marigold’, an energetic slice of indie rock packed with groove. Last summer, Newport treated us to a stellar performance of ‘Movie Screen’ a standout cut from his ‘Tommy Gun’ EP as well as wowed in his COLORS HOME / BRED session earlier this week. Serving as the follow up to ‘Someone Like Me’ which dropped earlier this year, ‘Marigold’ packs a punch with a hard-hitting, funk-filled beat as Newport lays down his charming musings. Check out the single here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from Newport.

blackwave. – Bittersweet Baby

April 18

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.

FKJ & Bas – Risk

April 16

French producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Vincent Fenton aka Fkj teams up with Queens’ Bas on the fiery ‘Risk’ which is lifted from the former’s latest EP ‘Ylang Ylang’. Released last year, the stunning single, which sees the pair work their magic over a genre-bending beat is accompanied by a superb and artistic music video directed by Lossapardo. Enjoy the groovy song and it’s video here and be sure to give ‘Ylang Ylang’ a spin too if you haven’t already.

Grievous Bodily Calm – Sync Step

March 14

Perth based five-piece Grievous Bodily Calm unveil dazzling new single ‘Sync Step’, an atmospheric jazz cut that’ll keep you on your toes from the get go! A melting pot of oddball sounds that vanish as quickly as they arrive, ‘Sync Step’ is one of those songs that you’ll instantly start moving to regardless of where you are and what you’re doing. Check out the spectacular single here and be sure to keep an eye out for the group’s forthcoming new record which is out later this year.

Beauty Queen – Sweet Memory

February 22

Maui-born, LA-based singer/songwriter Beauty Queen shares another dazzling lo-fi cut packed with groove in the form of ‘Sweet Memory’. Produced by husband-and-wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley of the band Tennis, ‘Sweet Memory’ offers up a magical soundscape of subtle guitar-lines and lush synths that carry Beauty Queen’s (real name Katie Iannitello) delightfully pristine vocals and comes with a brilliant music video directed by Taylor Thompson.

Citizen Kay – Funny Business (ft. Genesis Owusu)

February 20

Australian artist Citizen Kay teams up with Genesis Owusu for his latest single, the funk-filled extravaganza that is ‘Funny Business’. An exploration of “our relationship with mainstream media and how we’re expected to trust it all without question”, the groove-inflected track will get you moving from the moment you press play. Check out the stellar track and it’s accompanying music video which is directed by Nic Vevers here.

Moses Boyd – Shades of You (ft. Poppy Ajudha)

January 13

South London based artist Moses Boyd teams up with COLORS alum Poppy Ajudha on ‘Shades of You’, the latest single from his forthcoming debut album ‘Dark Matter’. The single serves as the follow up to previously released tracks ‘Only You’ and ‘Stranger Than Fiction’. On ‘Shades of You’, Ajudha sings about knowing and appreciating your self worth as her soul-stirring vocals traipse through a murky soundscape comprised of a groovy bass-line and Boyd’s steadfast drums.

Priya Ragu – Good Love 2.0

January 10

Switzerland via Sri Lanka artist Priya Ragu kicks off the new year with ‘Good Love 2.0’, a funk-filled pop gem that impresses from start to finish. The rising singer/songwriter released a handful of brilliant singles last year in the form of ‘Lighthouse’ and ‘Forget About’, both of which wonderfully showcase her delightfully smooth voice and poetic songwriting. That’s exactly the case ‘Good Love 2.0’ which starts off groovy and morphs into a South Asian-spiced cut that packs quite the punch.