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Consider yourself introduced to rising Perth based rapper MALi JO$E who shares the explosive and uplifting ‘This Could Be You’. Accompanied by a music video directed by Dylan Guy and MALi JO$E, the spirited track features a scintillating beat that serves as the perfect backdrop for JO$E to lay down his sharp verses and chilled vocals. This being the second release for the artist (following last year’s brilliant ‘Mistakes’), it’s safe to say that MALi JO$E is definitely one to watch.
French singer, songwriter and producer Degree channels the likes of Bon Iver, James Blake and Chet Faker on latest single ‘Call The Inside’. Soundtracked by an expansive electronic beat, the track is given a gentle touch through a sprinkling of twinkling piano progressions and Degree’s impeccably smooth and alluring vocals. Enjoy the brilliant new single here which features on Kitsuné Musique’s ‘Kitsuné Parisien’ compliation.
Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino unveils ‘3.15.20’, his latest full length album which features previously released single ‘Algorhythm’. The record first appeared (and then mysteriously disappeared) on 15th March 2020 on the artist’s website donaldgloverpresents.com. With contributions from Ariana Grande, 21 Savage and frequent collaborator Ludwig Göransson, ‘3.15.20’ is a soulful, funky, jarring, thought provoking, soul-stirring album that might just be Gambino’s strongest offering to date.
Russian artist Kate NV (aka Kate Shilonosova) shares an intoxicating new single ‘Sayonara’, lifted from her forthcoming album ‘Room for the Moon’. Woozy synths, a metronome-like beat and a deep bass serve as the perfect foundation for Shilonosova to work her magic with those ever so enchanting vocals. Check out the magnificent single, its equally intriguing (self-directed) music video here and be sure to check out ‘Room For the Moon’ when it drops on June 12th.
South African based artists dumama + kechou (aka Gugulethu Duma and Kerim Melik Becker) team up to share ‘buffering juju’, their exceptionally soulful and vibrant debut album. Throughout the course of the record’s eight songs, which features contributions from the likes of Angel Bat Dawid, Shane Cooper and Dion Montithe, the pair take you on a soul stirring, spiritual journey that expertly blends together electronic and acoustic soundscapes interspersed with native South African influences and even a sprinkling of jazz.
Consider yourself introduced to the hypnotic and captivating sounds of South London based artist Amani who impresses on ‘Power Games’. The track follows up Amani’s ‘Perpendicular’ EP from 2017, and is soundtracked by blistering electronics that carry her gorgeous falsetto along with ease; creating an entirely immersive and cinematic soundscape. Check out ‘Power Games’ here.
Rising Canadian singer/songwriter Tate McRae unveiling delectable new single ‘that way’, lifted from her new EP ‘all the things I never said’. The captivating single is soundtracked by gentle piano chords and atmospheric, subtle electronic beats that pound there way through as McRae lays down her impeccable vocals. Check out the stunning song along with its equally arresting music video here and be sure to keep an eye out for the new EP which features previously released singles ‘stupid’, ‘tear myself apart’ and ‘all my friends are fake’.
Consider yourself introduced to London based singer/songwriter Jasmine Jethwa, who shines on latest single ‘Empty Waters’. Lifted from her forthcoming EP ‘Hurricane’ which features previously released single ‘Running Circles’, this latest offering is one that will quite simply blow your breath away. The intimate production serves as the perfect backdrop for Jethwa’s brooding tones as she sings about loss and loneliness. Dip into the single here and keep an eye out for the EP which drops April 8th.
San Francisco native LYRAH shares new single ‘The View’, which is accompanied by an equally arresting visual directed by Red Gaskell. The simple, trap-inspired beat gives the track some bite as LYRAH’s impeccably smooth and haunting vocals enrich the soundscape by adding a touch of warmth. This is one of those singles that you can easily get lost to, simply press play and drift away.
Jamaican artist and COLORS alumni Chronixx shares ‘Dela Move’, a fiery and utterly enchanting new single from his forthcoming second album titled ‘Dela Splash’. Accompanied by an equally stunning music video directed by Nabil Elderkin, the track sees blazing production from J.L.L. and Chronixx which is topped off by the latter’s smooth voice. What stands out on ‘Dela Move’, is its sneaky and ferociousness – there’s an underlying darkness that clouds the soundscape which also seeps its way into the songwriting. Check out the visual and keep an eye out for the new album which is out later this year.
Norwegian singer/songwriter Emilie Nicolas returns with her first new single since 2018 in the form of ‘Who’s Gonna Love You’. Lifted from her forthcoming third album which is out this May, the infectious cut follows up 2018’s magnificent album ‘Tranquille Emile’ and continues to show why Nicolas is one of the most exciting voices to come out of Norway. Backed up by a super slick beat, its Nicolas’ pristine vocals and laidback delivery that truly shine – check out the track here and be sure to keep an eye out for the new album.
Consider yourself introduced to New York City based singer, songwriter and producer min.a who dazzles on her new EP ‘Hi-Fi’. Written, performed, produced, mixed AND mastered by min.a herself, the four-track project packs quite the punch, showcasing the artist’s striking production and eloquent songwriting skills. From opener ‘Own Up To It’ to closing number ‘Here For You’, each song serves as delicious slice of electronic pop that sounds just as refreshing with each listen.
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.
Consider yourself introduced to renforshort and her spellbinding debut EP ‘teenage angst’, a project packed to the brim with pop bangers. Featuring previously released singles ‘i drive me mad’, ‘new way’ and ‘idc’, the 7 track EP serves as a breath of fresh fair with renforshort’s unapologetic and gritty vocals, catchy melodies and raw songwriting taking center stage. With ‘teenage angst’, renforshort has truly cemented herself as one to watch, not to mention one of the most exciting new artists from this year.
London-based, Berlin-born artist Kamran Khan aka Fake Laugh shares a sparkling new single in the form of ‘Exotic Bird’ from his new album ‘Dining Alone’. Following up previously released cut ‘Near You’, the groovy track encompasses a shimmering soundscape that straddles the indie-pop line with an alternative edge. Check out the dazzling single which sees Fake Laugh sing about being in “awe of another person and how that awe makes you reflect on yourself” and be sure to give ‘Dining Alone’ a spin too when it drops 13th March.
If you’re looking for a song that will sooth and calm your soul, look no further than ‘Achime’ the latest cut from South Korean/Japanese outfit TENGGER. Named after the Mongolian term for “unlimited expanse of sky”, the duo are comprised of itta, Marqido and their seven-year-old son RAAI. Lifted from their forthcoming album ‘Nomad’, the ambient single captures a transcendent atmosphere that will transport your mind to a place of utter bliss and tranquility.
Consider yourself introduced to Berlin-born, NY-based artist HAWA who showcases her unique sound on intoxicating debut EP ‘the ONE’. Featuring previously released singles ‘MY LOVE’ and ‘IPHONE’, the eight-track project sees refreshing soundscapes from the likes of Oscar Key Sung, Cadenza, Tony Seltzer (and more) and captures HAWA’s incredibly diverse repertoire. Check out ‘the ONE’ here – it’s one of the best projects you’ll hear all year.
French duo Première Fois (comprised of Jordane Saunal and Raphaël D’hervez) share dazzling new synthpop cut in the form of ‘Pur Sang’. A refreshing amalgamation of electronica, pop, hip-hop and soul, ‘Pur Sang’ sees the pair’s soothing tones intertwine wonderfully as glorious synths and a super sharp beat serve as the perfect backdrop. Check out the track here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from Première Fois.
Rochester, NY based rapper ISHMAEL (fka Ishmael Raps) returns with another impressive track in the form of ‘PEACE’ (co-produced by Switch). Serving as his first new song in over a year, ‘PEACE’ is definitely worth the wait. Accompanied by a thought-provoking visual directed by ISHMAEL and Zach Stone, ‘PEACE’ sees the rapper go all in with an infectious energy and fiery flow as he works his magic over the shape-shifting beat. ISHMAEL isn’t playing around on this one – see for yourself to the right.
Rising London based singer/songwriter Millie Turner unleashes her explosive and utterly captivating new single ‘Jungle’. Having already impressed with previously cuts ‘Night Running’ and ‘January’, the Hackney based artist returns with another blazing pop banger in ‘Jungle’, the perfect soundtrack for the forthcoming warmer months. Soundtracked by a powerful and pounding beat, Turner’s irresistible voice and melodies will have you singing along in no time – check it out here.