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Beijing based producer Howie Lee shares exhilarating new single ‘蜿蜒风 The Wriggled Wind’ which is taken from his forthcoming ‘7 Weapons Series’. Featuring Lee’s signature blend of traditional Asian sounds with contemporary club elements, ‘蜿蜒风 The Wriggled Wind’ is a track that will keep you on your toes from start to finish. Check out the fantastic single here and keep an eye out for his ‘7 Weapons Series’ (inspired by Gu-Long’s novel series ‘Seven Weapons’) which drops September 4th.
Following on from her previous single ‘Oh My Love’, London based singer/songwriter Sola shares another sparkling number in the form of ‘Mami Wata’. Accompanied by an equally mesmerising visualiser, the track is soundtracked by a mystical beat which is inspired by the sonic wizardry of the likes of Timbaland and Pharrell, it’s Sola’s hypnotic and utterly captivating vocals that steal the show here. Dive into the striking single here and be sure to keep an eye out for Sola’s forthcoming EP also titled ‘Mami Wata’.
Having already impressed with the explosive ‘TNT’ earlier this year, London based rapper NAYANA IZ (pronounced “eye-zee”) unveils her incredible EP ‘Smoke & Fly’. A part of Lava La Rue’s Nine8 collective, NAYANA IZ’s sound is refreshing and exciting and that’s exactly the case with the eight-track project. Opening with the soothing inflections of ‘DEAR MAMA’, ‘Smoke & Fly’ wonderfully showcases her immense versatility as a vocalist, rapper and songwriter; effortlessly alternating from gentle, delicate tones to the fiercest flow you’ll hear all year.
British producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist SG Lewis teams up with Robyn and Channel Tres on club-ready ‘Impact’. Serving as the follow up to ‘Chemicals’ which was released in April, ‘Impact’ sees a scintillating electronic beat dripping with groove provide the perfect backdrop for Channel Tres and Robyn to work their magic. Check out the anthemic single here, it’s a stomper from start to finish.
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.
Consider yourself introduced to Tennessee based artist Boski and his fantastic debut single ‘No Drama’ taken from his forthcoming project titled ‘GREATEST HITS’. Soundtracked by a slick lo-fi hip-hop beat that serves as the perfect, laid-back backdrop for Boski to work his magic, ‘No Drama’ is one of those tracks that you’ll have stuck in your head after the first listen. Stream the single here and keep an eye out for Boski’s ‘GREATEST HITS’ which drops September 15th.
Today we have the pleasure in premiering the music video to ‘Roses’, the stunning new single from UK based newcomer Finn Askew. Soundtracked by a superb blend of smooth piano jazz with a lo-fi hip-hop beat, ‘Roses’ captures the nineteen year-old singer/songwriter’s soulful yet sharp sound. Accompanied by equally stunning visuals which you can watch exclusively at COLORS first, ‘Roses’ is just the first taste of what’s to come from this rising artist.
Having introduced themselves with their fiery debut single ‘Steamy’ at the start of the year, Florida based outfit seeyousoon unveil their magnificent debut album ‘VIDÉ’. Made up of singers, rappers, and producers — Ignacio, Kenny, Denny, Maddie, Josh, Dre, Drex, Luke, and Mitch – seeyousoon’s music is a refreshing and eclectic blend of sounds that showcases the group’s versatility. On ‘VIDÉ’, seeyousoon continue to impress with their ice cold verses and energetic vocals over equally vibrant soundscapes; cementing themselves as one of the most exciting collectives around.
Toronto based collective NO TOURISTS share their explosive new single ‘DUMBO’. Made up of five independent artists and two producers based in Toronto, including French-Congolese rapper Keynes Woods, and Garçons frontman Deelo Avery, NO TOURISTS showcase their blazing sound with a fusion of hip-hop, rap, R&B and soul with inspirations from the UK’s drill and grime scene. Check out the hard-hitting single and it’s equally fiery music video directed by Kevin Kudukis here.
Having shared several singles over the past few months, Dallas-born, LA-based artist Liv.e releases her debut album ‘Couldn’t Wait to Tell You…’. Featuring tracks like ‘I Been Livin’, ‘SirLadyMakemFall’, ‘LazyEaterBetsOnHerLikeness’, ‘Bout These Pipedreams’ and ‘Lessons From My Mistakes…but I Lost Your Number’, the twenty-track project is an amalgamation of classic R&B expertly infused with elements of soul, jazz and hip hop. Dive into the wonderful project here and let Liv.e’s hypnotising vocals and eclectic songwriting wash over you.
UK based electronic duo Disclosure teams up with COLORS alumni Fatoumata Diawara on superb new single ‘Douha (Mali Mali)’. Lifted from their forthcoming new album ‘ENERGY’ (the follow up to 2015’s ‘Caracal’), the track encompasses Diawara’s infectious energetic vocals over a spirited club beat that’s sure to get you moving .Check out the tantalising single and its Mahaneela-directed music video here and keep an eye out for ‘ENERGY’ which drops August 28th.
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.
London based artist Yasmin Leigh impresses on electrifying new single ‘Sweet Tooth’, taken from her newly released ‘Sub Mixtape’. Driven by grungy guitars and spirited drums that are backed up by Leigh’s energetic vocals, ‘Sweet Tooth’ is one of those infectious numbers that get your heart pumping from the get go. Check out the single here and be sure to give ‘Sub Mixtape’ a spin too.
Consider yourself introduced to rising singer/songwriter Emma Rena who impresses on her striking new single ‘Armageddon’ which is lifted from her forthcoming debut EP. Soundtracked by a soft drum-beat, it’s Rena’s unique and dreamy vocals and melodic songwriting that steal the show here. Check out the striking single and it’s accompanying music video here.
Emerging London based producer Sonn teams up with T. Evann on brooding and woozy new single ‘These Days’, lifted from his forthcoming s debut EP ‘something safe’. Serving as the follow up to previous single ‘Rumours’, ‘These Days’ captures Sonn’s signature sound as he fills the soundscape with hazy guitars and lo-fi beat as T. Evann’s fluttery vocals add a certain softness. Check out the track and keep an eye out for ‘something safe’ which is out soon.
London based artist and COLORS alumni Desta French shares an irresistible and explosive new EP in the form of ‘San Lazarus’. An effortless mix of pop and R&B with Latin influences, ‘San Lazarus’ is packed with spicy beats and smooth vocals that shine, strut and sway their way into your heart. Featuring previous favourites like ‘Aguanta’ and ‘Guajira’ which dropped earlier this year, ‘San Lazarus’ is Desta French’s exploration and proclamation of her “cultural identity with no fear”, and that absolutely shines through on each track.
Danish quartet Liss continue to show why they’re one of the most exciting and progressive bands around with their eclectic and soulful new EP ‘Third’. Leading with Bullion-featuring ‘Another Window’, the five-track project also features previous cuts like ‘Waste My Time’ and ‘Off Today’ along with newbies ‘Fool For You’ and ‘Safe With Me’. As always, lead singer Søren Holm’s distinct vocals shine throughout, most prominently on the EP’s closing numbers. Dive into the EP here, it’s a stunner.
London based artist and COLORS alumni Biig Piig aka Jessica Smyth returns with soulful and glittering new single ‘Don’t Turn Around’. Serving as the follow up to previous single ‘Switch’ which dropped in April, ‘Don’t Turn Around’ is a “post breakup, pre glow up tune” that features Biig Piig’s lush vocals over a soothing, funk-filled soundscape. Check out the track and it’s video (directed by BEDROOM) here.
Botswana-raised, Melbourne-based rapper Sampa The Great reveals a striking music video for ‘Time’s Up’, taken from last year’s ‘The Return’ album. Just as fiery and explosive as the track itself, the vibrant visual which is directed by Sanjay De Silva serves as a sharp and direct critique of the music industry’s exploitation of her work and artistry. Check out the hard-hitting single and it’s equally arresting music video here.
Spanish artist Sen Senra (aka Christian Senra) shares magical new single ‘Perfecto’, a wonderful follow up to previously released single ‘Nada Y Nadie’. Opening with gorgeous guitar tones and twinkling piano chords which are topped off by Senra’s delicate falsetto-laden vocals, the track is bolstered by a crisp, trap-inspired beat. As sharp as it is smooth, ‘Perfecto’ is another delightful offering from one of the most exciting Spanish artists around.