Pongo – Quem Manda No Mic

November 11

Angolan-Portuguese artist Pongo shares her striking new single ‘Quem Manda No Mic’. Serving as the follow up to her brilliant EP ‘Baia’ earlier this year, which featured standout cuts like ‘Kuzola’ and ‘Chora’, the emphatic new single is yet another delectable slice of the artist’s genre-bending sounds. From the get go, you’re thrown into a whirlwind of vibrant sounds driven by the energetic kuduro beats as Pongo sings and raps about her musical journey so far.

Olivia Dean – Baby Come Home

London based singer/songwriter Olivia Dean shines on her utterly emotive and delightfully smooth new single ‘Baby Come Home’. Opening with the gentle strums of the guitar, it’s Dean’s enchanting tones that steal the show here as they wash over the soothing soundscape. A song for “missing the one you love”, ‘Baby Come Home’ serves as the follow up to previously released single ‘Crossroads’ and last year’s ‘Ok Love You Bye’ EP, both of which wonderfully showcase the rising artist’s magnificent songwriting and luxurious vocals.

K-OS & Kaytranada – Boshido

Canada based rapper K-OS with fellow native Kaytranada on an explosive and powerful new five-track EP in the form of ‘Boshido’. The project serves as the follow up to K-OS’ 2015 album ‘Can’t Fly Without Gravity’ and 2018 single ‘No Bucks’ and unsurprisingly is another lyrical masterpiece from start to finish as he works his magic over Kaytranada’s bouncy and vibrant soundscapes. Check out the project, which features a previously released remix of K-OS’ single ‘Crucial’ here.

Premiere: simon a. – Way To Go

Premiering at COLORS, check out the mind blowing new EP from East London based singer/songwriter simon a. titled ‘Way to Go’. Featuring previously released cuts like ‘Grace’ and ‘White Heart’, the five-track EP is a genre-bending journey of self-reflection and self exploration which sees simon a.’s soulful intonations sweep across atmospheric soundscapes that bring to mind the poetic storytelling and vocal range of Frank Ocean. Dive into simon a.’s mesmerising compositions on ‘Way to Go’ here; it’s one of the most impressive projects you’ll hear this year.

The Hop – La prochaine fois (ft. Jok’Air & Jazzy Bazz)

French act The Hop link up with Jok’Air and Jazzy Bazzy on ‘La prochaine fois’, taken from their forthcoming album ‘220’ which is out this summer. An amalgamation of soul, hip-hop, R&B soundtracked by a trap-inspired beat, the track sees the two artists work their magic effortlessly combining smooth vocals and raw, gritty verses. Vibe to the track here and be sure to keep an eye out for The Hop’s new album ‘220’ which features previous released single ‘Berline noire’ which enlists Jazzy Bazz and Krisy.

Clap! Clap! – Moving On (ft. Martha Da’ro)

May 27

Italian producer Cristiano Crisci, commonly known by stage name Clap! Clap! teams up with Martha Da’ro on the tantalising new single ‘Moving On’. Lifted from his forthcoming new album titled ‘Liquid Portraits’ (out via Black Acre), the track is accompanied by a mesmerising and vibrant music video by RUFFMERCY who wonderfully captures the song’s infectious energy. Listen and watch as Martha Da’ro’s sublime and unique vocals traipse across the playful electronic instrumentation and be sure to keep an eye out for Clap! Clap!’s ‘Liquid Portraits’ which drops June 12th.

JPEGMAFIA – CUTIE PIE!

Baltimore rapper/producer and COLORS alumni JPEGMAFIA unveils another blistering new single in the form of ‘CUTIE PIE!’. Serving as the follow up to previous cuts like ‘BALD!’, ‘COVERED IN MONEY!’ and ‘BODYGUARD!’, the single boasts a bass-filled frenetic beat that’s topped off by Peggy’s equally ferocious and blazing delivery. Check out the track and it’s lo-fi self-directed visual which was shot by freaky-chan here.

MXXWLL – SHEEESH

May 25

Having released a number of stellar mixtapes over the past few years, Sydney based producer MXXWLL unveils his highly anticipated debut full length album ‘SHEEESH’ which enlists the likes of Kyle Dion, SiR and Aloe Blacc. Featuring previously released single ‘LIGHT TURN GREEN’ (a collaboration with John Givez, Rae Khalil and Carrtoons) and ‘THINGS U DO’, the seventeen-track record is filled to the brim with the producer’s enticing and scintillating productions. On ‘SHEEESH’, MXXWLL finds the perfect sweet spot by blending together G-Funk with 90’s and 00’s R&B to create a super chilled out atmosphere from start to finish.

Asha Gold – Passenger

Rising London based singer/songwriter Asha Gold shines on her delectable new single ‘Passenger’, the follow up to last year’s ‘Too Good’. Driven by a simple but slick guitar riff that Gold heard a busker playing whilst travelling in Europe along with a crisp electronic beat, it’s Gold’s silky vocals that steal the show once more as she sings about “about escapism and how all your stresses seem to fade when you’re travelling, constantly on the move”. Dive into the single here, it’s a stunner.

M.I.BLUE – Orng

Consider yourself introduced to Toronto based singer, songwriter and producer M.I.BLUE and her sparkling and soulful new project ‘Orng’. Each of the three tracks that make up the EP encompass a dreamlike, almost extra-terrestrial energy that is unlike anything you’ll have heard before. The distinct, soulful compositions on ‘SUNLIGHT’ and ‘FEELIN WAYS’ are smothered with M.I.BLUE’s impeccably smooth and versatile vocals to create an entirely haunting and immersive atmosphere. Check out the spectacular project here.

Connie Constance – Monty Python

U.K. based singer/songwriter Connie Constance has followed up last year’s ‘English Rose’ with striking new single ‘Monty Python’. Accompanied by an equally energetic music video directed by Ethan Barratt and Tom Gullam, the track encompasses a raw and uplifting atmosphere that boasts powerful drums and gritty guitars. However, it’s Constance’s utterly unique and breathtaking vocals that evoke a smooth soulfulness and a sharp bite too – see for yourself here.

Isabella Lovestory – Golosa

May 21

Honduras-born, Montreal-based artist Isabella Lovestory shares club-ready single ‘Golosa’ which is lifted from her forthcoming new album. Accompanied by an equally fiery and captivating music video directed by Tyler Cunningham, the pop-reggae induced track sees the singer lay down her sensuous tones over a pounding beat penned by mysterious beatsmith Chicken. Check out the blistering single up top and if you haven’t already, be sure to check out Isabella Lovestory’s ‘Humo’ project which dropped last year.

Tennis Pagan – GALAXIES A MESS

Melbounre, Australia based producer Tennis Pagan follows up his debut EP ‘EKO’ with fantastic new single ‘ GALAXIES A MESS’. The skittering electronics embody an ambient soundscape that takes refreshing twists and turns, sending you on an intergalactic journey into a lustrous world. Tuck into the magnificent track here and be sure to keep an eye out for Tennis Pagan’s forthcoming new EP titled ‘STRUTH’.

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Tems – These Days

May 19

Consider yourself introduced to Nigerian singer/songwriter Tems and her magical new single ‘These Days’ which is produced by Rvdical The Kid. A silky slice of soulful R&B, the track embodies a shimmering soundscape that serves as the perfect backdrop for Tems’ gentle tones to wash over to create a tranquil and utterly captivating atmosphere. Dip into the single and it’s equally endearing lyric video here.

Chloe x Halle – Do It

American R&B duo composed of sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey share fiery new single ‘Do It’ which is lifted from their upcoming album ‘Ungodly Hour’. Accompanied by a steamy music video directed by Andrew Makadsi, the single serves as another sublime slice of the pair’s sultry and silky smooth R&B which showcases the pair’s heavenly harmonies soaring over the Scott Storch produced beat. Check out the single and it’s equally sizzling music video here, and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Ungodly Hour’ which drops June 5th.

JONES – Giving It Up

If you’re looking for a song that’s just as refreshing as it is smooth, then ‘Giving It Up’ by London based singer JONES is the one for you. Serving as her taste of new music in more than two years (JONES released her ‘New York’ EP in 2018), ‘Giving It Up’ is just a delectable slice of soulful pop that sees JONES’ irresistibly sweet vocals take center stage over an infectious beat. Check out the brilliant track and it’s accompanying music video which was shot in L.A. here.

WurlD – AFROSOUL

May 16

Nigerian star WurlD serves up his sensational blend of electronic and soul on newly released EP titled ‘AFROSOUL’. Featuring standout single ‘GHOST TOWN‘ which he performed for COLORS, the seven-track project boasts the singer/songwriter’s superb vocals which glide across infectious and rhythmic instrumentals that’ll sweep you off your feet from the moment you hit play. Vibe to the EP here and be sure to check out WurlD magnificent COLORS performance if you haven’t already done so.

Feng Suave – Half-Moon Bag

Dutch outfit Feng Suave (Daniël Schoemaker and Daniël de Jong) share dazzling new single ‘Half-Moon Bag’ which is lifted from their forthcoming EP ‘Warping Youth’. Serving as another delectable slice of the pair’s psych-pop, ‘Half-Moon Bag’ will fill you with a sense of serenity as those soothing tones wash over the sensationally smooth and enticing production. Check out the single here and be sure to keep an eye out for the new EP which drops June 26th.

Seasonal Affected Beats – Let the Light In (ft. KAVYA)

May 14

New Delhi based artist Seasonal Affected Beats aka Tarun Balani teams up singer/songwriter KAVYA on the enticing ‘Let the Light In’ taken from his ‘2°’ EP. Soundtracked by a sweeping set of electronics and sizzling synths, ‘Let the Light In’ shine brighter with KAVYA’s sweet and delicate tones. Check out the fantastic single and it’s stunning visual accompaniment by Parizad D, Mohit Mukhi, Jahaan Noble & Michele Ricossa here.

Tkay Maidza – Shook

Australian rapper Tkay Maidza unleashes another explosive new single in the form of ‘Shook’ which is produced by Dan Farber. Serving as the follow up to previous cuts ‘Awake’ (featuring JPEGMAFIA) and ‘‘IDC IF U BE DED’, ‘Shook’ further showcases Maidza’s unquestionable versatility as a songwriter and vocalist. Check out the fiery track which boasts a super crisp beat and it’s equally impressive music video directed by Jenna Marsh here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from the Adelaide based rapper in the coming months.

Shivum Sharma – Diamond

London based singer/songwriter Shivum Sharma returns with sparkling new single ‘Diamond’, his first new music in over two years. Opening with gentle and heartwarming guitar chords, it’s Sharma’s distinct and falsetto-laden vocals that steal the show here as they float atop of the mellow instrumentation which is co-produced alongside Alex Burey. Check out the dazzling new cut here and be sure to keep an eye out for Sharma’s forthcoming new EP which is out later this year.