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Sudan-born, Ontario-based A7MD is an artist who deserves to be watched closely. Aside from his archives of releases under the pseudonym Skripter, his new moniker and new sound brings a refreshing, original approach to the contemporary trap sounds that dominate North America’s rap scene. His successful single Zombies, produced by DBLCRSS, boasts a distinctive melodic lilt to his bars, and he is equally comfortable flexing his lyrical skill in the verses as he is delivering a catchy mantra in the chorus; “I only did this for squad, and my only witness is God”.
Rising Cleveland based rapper Nnena debuts her brilliant new single in the form of ‘Work It Out’ produced by Dave Hamelin. The single follows up previously released cuts like ‘Lovesick’ and ‘Not The Thumb’ and wonderfully showcases Nnena’s effortless flow and powerful songwriting. The blistering beat penned by Hamelin features striking drums that you can feel in the pit of your stomach as Nnena works her magic with that infectious and spirited delivery.
Born in Abu Dhabi, raised in the Philippines, and now residing in California, consider yourself introduced to Laica and her brilliant ‘Forever’ EP. Kicking things off with the fabulous lead single ‘Nobody Else But You’ (produced by Cooper Leith), the twenty year-old artist shines on each of the project’s five tracks, as her gorgeous voice glides across pristine soundscapes with ease. From the upbeat opener to the more subdued and heartfelt ‘Close To Me’ and ‘Keys’, Laica wonderfully showcases her versatility as both a vocalist and songwriter and cements herself as an artist to keep an eye on.
Oxford quartet Glass Animals share another fierce and utterly captivating new single in the form of ‘Your Love (Déjà Vu)’. Serving as the follow up to previously released single ‘Tokyo Drifting’ featuring Denzel Curry, ‘Your Love (Déjà Vu)’ is an energetic and psychedelic pop song that boasts a cheerful beat and fluttery flutes as lead vocalist Dave Bayley’s charming tones sweep across the soundscape. With the release of these two singles, Glass Animals have shown why they’re one of the most exciting bands around and we can’t wait to hear what else they’ve cooked up.
After having a sensational 2019, Nigerian based star and COLORS favourite Rema returns with another absolutely stunning single in the form of ‘Beamer (Bad Boys)’. Released alongside ‘Rainbow’, ‘Beamer (Bad Boys)’ captures Rema’s infectious flow and invigorating voice once again as he works his magic over an equally fiery afropop beat penned by Rvssian.
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.
Paris based singer, songwriter and producer Oklou aka Aavril Alvarez teams up with Mura Masa on the delectable ‘entertnmnt’. Opening with bubbling synths, the eerie single shines with Oklou’s intoxicating auto-tuned vocals as the production gradually intensifies with more and more layers of instrumentation thrown into the mix. Check out the dazzling single and it’s equally captivating music video directed by Alexandra Green here.
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.
Rising LA-based singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Maddie Jay shares a playful and utterly enchanting new single in the form of ‘The Peanut Butter Song’. With hints of psychedelic rock and lo-fi hip hop, ‘The Peanut Butter Song’ exudes an ever so cool and inviting atmosphere as Maddie Jay smothers her super smooth vocals atop the glistening soundbed of guitars and drums. Enjoy the single and its charming music video here.
If you’re looking for a record that will quite frankly blow your socks off, look no further than Glaswegian producer, singer and songwriter Sega Bodega’s long-awaited debut album ‘Salvador’. The off-kilter record is a futuristic blend of pop, electronic and R&B that features previously released singles ‘U Suck’, ‘Raising Hell’ and ‘Salv Goes to Hollywood’. Sega Bodega’s infectious production and hypnotic vocals are present throughout ‘Salvador’, but what makes this album hit harder is the songwriting – where Salvador tackles heavy topics like his relationship with alcohol, romance and mental health with a graceful honesty.
Rising Nigerian Afrobeat singer/songwriter Myles impresses with another intoxicating cut in the form of ‘Fine Wine’. With production from Magik who lays down a tantalizing beat which serves as the perfect backdrop for Myles to deliver his chilled vocals and breezy melodies, it’s safe to say that ‘Fine Wine’ is a vibe from start to finish. Check out the scintillating single (which is released by Tinny Entertainment) here.
Indonesia based group Grrrl Gang share their delightful debut album ‘Here to stay!’ which is packed with dazzling indie-rock tracks. Formed in 2016, the band consists of college friends Angee Sentana, Akbar Rumandung, and Edo Alventa who create a whirlwind of fun and eclectic on this debut record which features stand out tracks like ‘Just A Game’. Over the course of the nine songs, Grrrl Gang showcase every side of their artistry, from punk and lo-fi to jangly indie pop that’ll melt your heart.
Currently based in the Cayman Islands, Filipino artist Teö shares his delectable new single in the form of ‘Love Me?’. The 19 year-old singer/songwriter’s super slick vocals gracefully glide across the equally smooth and crisp instrumentation courtesy of Grammy-nominated producer Russ Chell (Lil Nas X, YBN Cordae, G-Eazy) and Epikhpro (Bryson Tiller, Royce Da 5’9). Check out the brilliant single here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this rising artist.
Grimes shares yet another delightful cut from her forthcoming new album ‘Miss Anthropocene’ in the form of ‘Delete Forever’. Accompanied by an apocalyptic music video (made in collaboration between Grimes, Mac Boucher and Neil Hansen) which sees Grimes sat on a throne of sorts whilst everything around her crumbles, the track is driven by soothing guitar lines and strings that wonderfully carry Grimes’ angelic vocals. Check out the striking visual here and keep an eye out for ‘Miss Anthropocene’ which drops on February 21st.
London based singer/songwriter Ojerime follows up previously released single ‘Empty’ with another dark and twisted R&B cut in the form of ‘Whiskey Demo’. Lifted from her forthcoming ‘B4 I breakdown’ mixtape, the track encompasses a smoky atmosphere with its rickety electronics and bass-heavy beat. The South Londoner’s sultry tones wash over the soundscape to further enhance the murky aesthetic of the song – it’s an absolute vibe.
South Africa born, Los Angeles based artist Nick Leng teams up with rapper Chester Watson on the woozy and utterly enchanting ‘Plastic Moon’. Accompanied by a sensational claymation video by Bona Bones, the cosmic single opens with Leng’s yearning vocals before Watson’s breezy spoken word verses that boast his clever wordplay enter the foray. Check out both the single and visual here and be sure to keep an eye out for Nick Leng’s forthcoming debut LP titled ‘LEMONS’.
Australian singer/songwriter Olivia Gavranich aka St. South shares breezy new single ‘Does Your Brain Ever Get This Loud?’. Soundtracked by sweeping electronics, hand claps and twinkling piano melodies, it’s Gavranich’s honeyed tones that truly steal the show here. Contrary to the song’s title, her magical voice transports you to a world of pure serenity and relaxation.
South London based MC Crave Moore shines with his distinctive and effortlessly smooth vocal on latest offering ‘Come Down’. Soundtracked by a super clean beat that weaves in subtle grooves and evokes a mellow atmosphere, the track sees the COLORS alumnus tackle themes of losing your inhibitions whilst “knowing whatever goes up must ‘Come Down'”. Enjoy the brilliant new single here and be sure to keep an eye out for more brilliance from the South Londoner.
Sydney based producer and DJ Unpin shares explosive new single ‘At Traction’ taken from his forthcoming new EP titled ‘Soy Piccolo’. The dancefloor cut is (without a shadow of a doubt) one of the most exciting and intriguing pieces of electronic music you’ll hear this year. Check out the spectacular single here and be sure to keep an eye out for the new EP which is out March 1st via Velodrome Recordings.
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,
Consider yourself introduced to London based artist On Man, whose warped and twisted new single ‘Squares And Triangles’ is an absolute stunner. Encompassing a moody, atmospheric beat that mutates and shifts over its duration, the striking single is taken to another level as On Man’s clever wordplay permeates through. With an EP on the way, ‘Squares And Triangles’ is the perfect taste of what’s to come from this intriguing artist.