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Omega Sapien, frontman of the alternative K-pop group Balming Tiger unveils ‘Serenade for Mrs.Jeon’, the lead single from his forthcoming debut solo album ‘GARLIC’. Accompanied by an equally energetic music video which is directed by Jan’Qui, the spirited single features an explosive soundscape penned by Bumjin who lays down the perfect soundbed for Sapien’s powerful delivery. Check out the hypnotic single here and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘GARLIC’ which is out later this month.
Stockholm-based singer and guitarist JÁNA collaborates with Nigerian-American duo VanJess on her breathtaking new single ‘Green’. Serving as the first taste of her forthcoming new EP which follows this year’s ‘Flowerworks’ EP, the spellbinding cut is soundtracked by a vibrant electronic soundbed tinged with gorgeous synths as JÁNA and VanJess lay down their nonintoxicating smooth vocals. Check out the single, which portrays a relationship filled with jealousy here, it’s an absolute gem.
Swedish singer, songwriter and producer Sam Ezeh steps into the spotlight with soulful and groove-inflected debut single ‘CRISIS’. Citing the likes of Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar and Prince as inspirations, Sam Ezeh wonderfully navigates the self-produced soundscape of lush guitars and crisp beats as he sings about “escaping your problems, running away from things you know you eventually can’t hide from”. Dive into the vibrant atmospherics of ‘CRISIS’ and it’s equally exceptional self-directed music video here.
Bombay, India native Adi showcases his incredible versatility as a rapper and songwriter on his brilliant new EP ‘PIGEONHOLED’. Featuring previously released single ‘.22’ and a stellar collaboration with rising rapper Ahmer on ‘COP CAR’, the five-track project sees Adi flex his playful yet sharp lyricism over hard-hitting beats penned by the likes of Versus, Sheil Mehta, BMTJ, MDHV and Kevin Clarke. Stream ‘PIGEONHOLED’ in its entirety here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from this rising artist.
Consider yourself introduced to Zimbabwe-born, Canada-based artist Charmaine who bursts onto the scene with a powerful debut single in the form of ‘BOLD’. Accompanied by a striking music video that’s just as vibrant and energetic, ‘BOLD’ highlights Charmaine’s infectious charisma as a vocalist and writer and is described by the artist as a track that inspires you to be “fearless” and “unapologetically you”. Dive into the empowering atmospherics of ‘BOLD’ here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from the promising Toronto-based artist.
Danish-born, LA-based artist and producer Galimatias shares the gorgeous visuals to ‘GPS’ which features Bas and Xavier Omar. Lifted from his recently released album ‘Renaissance Boy’, the single serves as a slick slice of R&B that sees an icy smooth beat underpinning Bas’ and Xavier Omar’s soothing tones. Check out the single and it’s Alex Nazari-directed music video which features a stunning dance performed by Aahkilah Cornelius and choreographed by Cisco Ruelas.
Dive into the rich and groovy inflections of ‘You Don’t Know My Name’, the latest single from London based artist House of EL. Following the release of previous cut ‘Lazarus’, the new single taps into an old-school 70’s funk soundscape dripping with warbling guitar licks and killer drums to serve as the perfect backdrop for the singer’s impeccably smooth and luscious musings. Check out ‘You Don’t Know My Name’ here and keep an eye out for House of EL’s forthcoming EP which is set to release via his own label WUNDERKIND.
California-born, LA-based, producer and rapper Asha Imuno shares his long-awaited second full length album ‘Good News’ out via b4. Featuring previously released singles ‘CAVIAR’ and ‘BIG WORDS’, the fourteen-track project captures Imuno’s refreshing production-style and versatility as both a singer and rapper. From the roller-coaster soundscapes of ‘SIX PACK’ which sees the artist switch beats and delivery to the laid-back atmospherics of ‘QUESTIONS’ and ‘DREW THE LINE’, ‘Good News’ is a record that shines from start to finish.
Melbourne based artist Tim Shiel continues his ‘Distraction Season’ series with ‘Get Into Your Love’, a collaboration with vocalist and harpist Lucy Roleff. Driven by a relentless electronic dub beat that brings to the mind the raving sounds of Jamie xx, the single is taken to heavenly heights with Roleff’s enchanting vocals soaring above as she sings “get out of the water and get into your love”. Dive into the serene waters of ‘Get Into Your Love’ and be sure to check out Tim Shiel’s other ‘Distraction Season’ single ‘Coliseum’ which features Genesis Owusu if you haven’t already done so.
Brooklyn based artist Linda Diaz (who recently won NPR’s 2020 Tiny Desk Contest) and Danish producer/singer Marie Dahlstrom team up with Elijah Fox and Aligo on ‘Good Thing’. A sensational slice of R&B-tinged pop, the track sees all four artists work their magic over a shimmering beat penned by Elijah Fox as Diaz and Dahlstrom’s gorgeous tones blend together wonderfully before Aligo lays down a slick verse of his own. Check out the brilliant collaboration here.
Having impressed with his impeccable debut EP ‘Session 1: Disillusion’ earlier this year, rising singer Emanuel wows with new single ‘Black Woman’. Encompassing a simple yet utterly captivating instrumentation comprising grandiose piano melodies and chilling strings, the single is taken to another level by Emanuel’s endearing, gentle tones and poignant songwriting. Dive into the gorgeous ballad here, it’s an absolute stunner.
Nepalese-born, North Carolina-based breakthrough artist Curtis Waters (aka Abhinav Bastakoti) shares ‘Pity Party’, his magnificent debut studio album. Since going Tik Tok viral with infectious cut ‘Stunnin” (which features Harm Franklin and has now amassed over 300 million global combined streams), the rising singer, songwriter and producer has gone onto share equally impressive singles ‘The Feelings Tend To Stay The Same’ and ‘Freckles’. On ‘Pity Party’, Waters brings his witty songwriting and slick vocals over playful and emotive soundscapes – stream the entire album here.
Indiana-based singer, songwriter and producer Rahm Silverglade aka RⱯHM ⚉ steps into the spotlight with intricate new single ‘Tree In A Sidewalk’. Forming 1/4 of alt-pop New York based outfit altopalo, ‘Tree In A Sidewalk’ is the first solo offering from RⱯHM ⚉ who lays down a bed of sophisticated electronics and thumping bass for his soothing and solemn vocals. Lifted from his forthcoming debut full length which is out next year, the record is a wonderful taste of what’s to come – sink into the single here.
Parisian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Lou Berry shares his stunning debut full length album ‘Inner World’. Featuring previous singles ‘Is It?’, ‘Mary’s Lies’ ‘Dreamers’ and most recent offering ‘Mine’, the fourteen-track project sees contribution from the likes of LYNN, Gracy Hopkins, Eylia, Hendrix Harris and Ingo and wonderfully captures Berry’s sensational combination of jazz, hip-hop and soul. Listen to ‘Inner World’ in it’s entirety here and douse yourself in the rich, alluring soundscapes.
US-based duo LANNDS (aka Rania Woodard and Brian Squillace) release ‘ninety four’, the latest offering from their forthcoming EP. Serving as another sumptuous slice of electronic indie-pop, the brilliant cut follows LANNDS’ previous single ‘o.o.w’ and further showcases the pair’s wonderful artistry. From Squillace’s intricate and layered soundscapes to Woodard’s sultry and distinct vocals, LANNDS’ third EP is shaping up to be quite special.
Leeds based three-piece Gotts Street Park share ‘Everything’, their groove-inflected collaboration with COLORS alumna Rosie Lowe. Having produced for the likes of COLORS alumni Greentea Peng, Celeste, Yellow Days and Mabel, the rising act continue to impress with their own material as they get ready to share their ‘Volume Two’ EP later this year. On new single ‘Everything’, GSP seamlessly blends together elements of soul, jazz and hip-hop as Lowe’s soothing tones are smothered on top. Dive into the lush atmospherics of ‘Everything’ here.
Melbourne, Australia-based act Hugh Klein follows his delightful debut ‘Quand C’est Mou’ with another dazzling cut in the form of ‘Sensitive’. Taken from his forthcoming debut full length ‘No Plans, No Rules’ via Sydney/Berlin based label Lekker Collective, the single encompasses a lush soundscape of crisp drums, delicate keys and sublime guitars that’re sprinkled with Klein’s impeccably smooth and rich vocals. Tap into the jazz-infused single here and be sure to check out ‘No Plans, No Rules’ when it drops later this year.
Indian artists Hanumankind and Kalmi team up for ‘No Hook’, a hard-hitting cut taken from their newly released mini-mixtape ‘Surface Level’. Accompanied by an equally atmospheric and trippy music video shot and edited by Lendrick Kumar, the 90 second track features a crisp hip-hop beat penned by Kalmi as Hanumankind works his lyrical wizardry with a feisty flow. Check out the track here and be sure to give ‘Surface Level’ a spin too.
Rising Spanish rapper of Moroccan descent Morad cements himself as one to watch with the release of blistering and hard-hitting new single ‘Nos Perdone’. Serving as the follow up to previous singles ‘Normal’ and ‘Papara’ which dropped earlier this year, ‘Nos Perdone’ captures the rapper work his magic with an infectious flow and fiery delivery over a superb, bass-heavy beat penned by Voluptyk & SHB. Check out the single and it’s brilliant accompanying visual here.
Las Vegas-based artist and synthesist Isola (aka Ivana Carrescia) unveils her spectacular debut EP ‘EP1’ which is out via L.A. based label GODMODE. From the opener ‘Ischia’ to closing number ‘Ricorda (Tell Me)’, the seven-track project is bursting with electronic-led beats interspersed with magical, haunting vocals that are epitomised by Isola’s signature synths. Created alongside GODMODE founder Nick Sylvester, ‘EP1’ is a stellar introduction to Isola’s work and cements her as one to watch in the years to come.
Brighton-based singer, songwriter and producer unveils sparkling new single ‘Is It Infatuation?’ alongside a stunning music video. Following the previous cut ‘Savannah’, ‘Is It Infatuation?’ is another gorgeous pop gem that showcases the artist’s intoxicating vocals over a spellbinding beat co-produced by Dan Carey. The track arrives with an equally arresting visual which was shot by DEWEY via a drone whilst under lockdown – check it out here.