Shabazz Palaces – The Don of Diamond Dreams

Seattle, Washington based duo Shabazz Palaces return with their magnificent, long-awaited fifth studio album ‘The Don Of Diamond Dreams’. The ten track album includes standout cuts like ‘Fast Learner’ (featuring Purple Tape Nate), ‘Wet’ and ‘Chocolate Souffle’ all of which showcase the pair’s eclectic brand of alternative hip-hop and rap. With each record, Shabazz Palaces bring something new to the table, and that’s exactly the case with ‘The Don Of Diamond Dreams’.

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.

JÁNA – Wild Roses

April 15

Stockholm based songstress JÁNA (pronounced yah-na) introduces herself with her stunning debut single ‘Wild Roses’. The single is a dreamy and enchanting cut that features the newcomer’s lusciously smooth vocals that gracefully float atop the woozy, groove-inflected instrumentation penned by the Swedish heavyweights and COLORS alumni Little Dragon. Check out the dazzling single and it’s gorgeous video here, and keep an eye out for JÁNA’s forthcoming debut EP titled ‘Flowerworks’ which is set for release on July 3rd.

CHLOBOCOP X Lee Scott – BELL ME BACK

Glasgow based artist CHLOBOCOP teams up with Lee Scott with a slice of her distinct and trippy brand of Hip-Hop on latest offering ‘BELL ME BACK’. The single follows up last year’s ‘NARCOTICS’ and features the artist’s fiery bars over an eerie, bass-heavy instrumental courtesy of Bisk and Sun Jun. Dive into the addictive track here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this rising artist.

DeVita – Evita!

April 13

Consider yourself introduced to Koran-America singer, songwriter and producer DeVita who shines on debut single ‘Evita!’, lifted from her ‘CRÈME’ EP. The powerful debut is a banger from start to finish as DeVita’s glossy vocals slide across the retro-futuristic production with a sprinkling of jazz thrown in for good measure. Check out the track and it’s neon-tinged music video which is directed by Jinooya Makes here.

Apashe – Behind My Eyes (ft. LIA)

April 12

Montreal based artist Apashe aka John De Buck teams up with LIA on spectacular new single ‘Behind My Eyes’ taken from his newly released album ‘Renaissance’. Soundtracked by a powerful, crunchy, electronic-led beat, the track is given a softer touch by LIA’s impeccably smooth vocals. Check out the hypnotic and uplifting single and be sure to dive into ‘Renaissance’ if you haven’t already done so.

Zaia – Demons

Consider yourself introduced to Atlanta, Georgia based artist Zaia who impresses once again with his heavy new single ‘DEMONS’ which is lifted from his forthcoming EP titled ‘Very Alone’. The single serves as the follow up to last year’s ‘RESET’ project which featured striking cuts like ‘BLUE’ and ‘ON THE RUN’, both of which showcased Zaia’s genre-bending sound. Check out ‘DEMONS’ here and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Very Alone’ which is out later this year.

Pip Millett – Lost In June

Rising UK based songstress and COLORS alumni Pip Millett reveals her stunning new EP ‘Lost In June’; a soulful and enchanting moment of bliss. Opening with the stripped-back single ‘Deeper Dark’, the eight-track EP also features previously released cut ‘June’ which encompasses a rich and intoxicating soundscape that oozes groove. Throughout the EP, Millett’s mesmerizing and emotive voice shines through and adds a warming touch over the gloriously versatile and invigorating instrumentation. Lose yourself to ‘Lost In June’ here, it’s a stunner.

Gaidaa – Falling Higher

Dutch-Sudanese artist and COLORS alumni Gaidaa returns with the groove-inflected and magical new single ‘Falling Higher’ which follows up the previously released singles ‘Morning Blue‘ (which Gaidaa performed for COLORS) and ‘I Like Trouble’. Driven by an uptempo beat penned by Sam Trax that boasts a killer groove, it’s Gaidaa’s sensationally smooth and buttery tones that steal the show once again. Check out the funky track and it’s equally playful lyric video directed by Yousra Elbagir here.

NEO 10Y – Y

Rising London based artist NEO 10Y shares ‘Y’, an ethereal curiosity banger that boasts a powerful electronic soundscape penned alongside S.B.O. The track follows up previously released cut ‘ILY’ and strikes quite a chord from the get go with its pounding bass and NEO 10Y’s inviting and intriguing vocals which ask “Am I right or am I wrong?”. Check out the emphatic single up top and be sure to keep an eye out for more from NEO 10Y.

fijitrip – New$hoes

April 7

Introducing Norwegian newcomer fijitrip who shares ‘New$hoes’, another captivating single taken from his forthcoming debut EP ‘Tech’. Serving as the follow up to debut cut ‘Not Like’ which dropped last month, ‘New$hoes’ is a glitchy, electronic-led track that captures an element of playfulness whilst shrouding the true sentiment; a one-sided relationship. With these two tracks alone, fijitrip has shown why he’s one of the most exciting artists around – check out the vibrant lyric video to the track here and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Tech’ which is out later this month.

EMY – Freestyle

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.

Premiere: virgil HAWKINS & HNRO – Gollum

London-based artist virgil HAWKINS and producer HNRO share the music video for ‘Gollum’, lifted off their high-octane collaborative project ‘Dragonchild Static*‘. Premiering here at COLORS, the sharp, atmospheric visuals directed by Hawkins, Nathan Li and Tyrus Hill wonderfully reflect the track’s dynamic energy. Dive into the slick music video here, and be sure to give ‘Dragonchild Static*’ a spin if you haven’t already done so!

Afonso – Luz

Consider yourself introduced to London based artist Afonso and his spellbinding new single ‘Luz’, a sparkling jazz and soul inflected gem. Everything from the rich instrumentation that boasts a magnificent string section and gorgeous bass to Afonso’s delicate and polished vocals encompasses a timelessness and sense of class that is difficult to perfect. A song about self discovery, ‘Luz’ is one of those songs that resonates with you more and more with each listen, check it out here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this emerging talent.

Yves Tumor – Heaven to a Tortured Mind

April 3

Miami-born, Turin-based multi-instrumentalist Yves Tumor releases explosive and bonkers new album ‘Heaven to a Tortured Mind’. Featuring previously released singles ‘Gospel For A New Century’, ‘Kerosene!’, ‘Romanticist’ and ‘Dream Palette’, the twelve-track project packs quite the punch from start to finish with is distorted and harsh soundscapes to accompany Tumor’s gritty and powerful vocals. This is the kind of record that’ll keep you on your toes at all times and pushes the boundaries of modern rock-pop.

Kllo – Still Here

Melbourne based duo Kllo (Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam) return with the electric new single ‘Still Here’ taken from their forthcoming album ‘Maybe We Could’. Driven by a set of 90’s inspired rave-drums, the track is given a gentle touch with some delicate piano chords and Kaul’s consoling vocals yearn for understanding as she sings about an emotionally suffocating relationship. Check out the single and it’s Matt Sav-directed video here, and be sure to keep an eye out for the pair’s second album ‘Maybe We Could’ which is out in the coming months.

Latir – Wallflower

North London based singer/songwriter Latir shares new single ‘Wallflower’, one of the smoothest songs you’ll hear all year. The track’s slick production is topped off wonderfully by Latir’s exquisite and sweet vocals that glide across the soundscape with ease as he paints an equally lush image with his poetic lyrics. Check out the spectacular single and it’s brilliant music video here.

Nick Hakim – QADIR

Washington Born, New York based artist Nick Hakim returns with ‘QADIR’, the impeccable lead single from his forthcoming new album ‘WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD’. A dazzling array of Hakim’s signature soulful electronica, ‘QADIR’ is a hauntingly beautiful cut that sees the singer’s captivating vocals take center stage. Accompanied by an equally arresting visual, ‘QADIR’ is the perfect introduction to ‘WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD’ which is out May 15th.

Ayelle & Rationale – Choice

New York based songstress Ayelle teams up with London based artist Rationale on ‘Choice’, taken from her forthcoming mixtape ‘NOMAD’. The brilliant offering follows up previous gems like ‘Trust’ and ‘Effort’, not to mention the pair’s previous collaboration ‘Hurts The Most’ which dropped last September, and wonderfully showcases Ayelle’s golden tones as they glide across the crisp, electronic-led soundscape produced by Rationale. Dive into the lush soundscapes of ‘Choice’ here and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘NOMAD’ which is out later this year.

Ultra_eko – Kitchen Sink Dramas

London based rapper Ultra)_eko shares ‘Kitchen Sink Dramas’, a powerful six-track project that packs a punch from start to finish. Throughout the course of the EP, Ultra_eko showcases his versatility as both a performer and songwriter, navigating hard-hitting and powerful beats tinged with gentle piano chords and sophisticated orchestration with ease. There’s a certain rawness to ‘Kitchen Sink Dramas’, one that resonates with you from opening track ‘The Seventh Day” to closer ‘Twisted’.