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Nigerian superstar Adekunle Gold has returned with a remix of his smash-hit single ‘Party No Dey Stop’. Featuring Reggae star Byron Messia and UK rising star JayO. This remix brings a fresh spin and new life to the original which featured fellow Nigerian star Zinoleesky.
Absolutely – Close To You
Rising star Absolutely has released her latest single ‘Close To You’. Throughout this enchanting track, organ sounds accent a head-nodding dreamy beat with Absolutely delivering vocals, overflowing with emotion. The lyrics nod to Absolutely struggling to shake her feelings for an undeserving ex. With a debut album ‘Cerebrum’ on the horizon, Absolutely is on the verge of becoming a global star.
Akin Soul – Master
21 year old South London native Akin Soul latest single ‘Master’ is a Jazz-infused masterpiece. The multidisciplinary talent pulls fragments of inner-city Soul and Blues alongside darker synths and sharp percussive textures. This Slam Sounds-produced single opens pockets for him to flaunt his remarkable vocal ability. His truly unique sound continues to catch the attention of the UK music scene right now.
Alki Halkiotis has teamed up with talented artist Global Azn on their upbeat new single ‘When I’m With You’. Both Alki Halkiotis and Global Azn’s delivery on this track make it such a perfect collaboration.
Blaqbonez – EMEKA MUST SHINE (Album)
Blaqbonez’s latest effort is his latest album ‘EMEKA MUST SHINE’. This comes a year after the release of ‘Young Preacher’, which included chart-topping, Jae5 produced single ‘Back In Uni’. Tackling themes of success, personal growth and versatility across it’s 14 songs, ‘EMEKA MUST SHINE’ includes an exceptional lineup of stars from across the globe, featuring Black Sherif, M24, Projexx, Victony, Odumodublvck, Young Jonn, Zlatan and US Rap legend Ludacris.
CASISDEAD – Famous Last Words (Album)
CASISDEAD has returned with his latest album ‘Famous Last Words’. This project is filled with CASISDEAD’s signature style. With features from Kamio, Desire, Connie Constance, Later and Neil Tennant, this 23-track album is on the cutting edge of UK Rap/HipHop.
Claudia Isaki – Start Over
French-Congolese Soul-Gospel artist Claudia Isaki has released her latest single ‘Start Over’. ‘’Start Over’ is the second single from the wordsmith’s forthcoming EP ‘More Flowers’. This single explores Claudia’s efforts to find comfort in her faith. Written after a relationship gone wrong, the lyrics come from a place of pain and growth. The song became a beacon for her to reconnect with her faith and heal after her heartbreak.
Elmiene – Marking My Time
Elmiene’s latest single ‘Marking My Time’ is such a soulful, heartfelt single. The violin-clad production is the perfect foundation for Elmiene to showcase his stellar vocals.
ELI – SIN
Taken from her forthcoming EP titled ‘Full Form’, ELI’s latest single ‘SIN’ is an hypnotic, dark, indie R&B track. ‘SIN’ is a powerful expression of the inner struggle by those who feel marginalised by society. Produced by ELI herself, ‘SIN’ is a bold anthem for those who dare to be different and go against the grain.
Femi Tahiru – M.A.S.T.E.R.S EP
Rising star Femi Tahiru latest project is the highly anticipated EP titled ‘M.A.S.T.E.R.S’. ‘M.A.S.T.E.R.S’ provides a more recent and relevant insight into the thoughts and processes Femi experiences daily. This projects dissects his thoughts around love, purpose, career, ego and depression.
Kaien Cruz – KAIEN (Album)
After the release of her collaborative single ‘I Lay’ with Xenia Manasseh, Kaien Cruz has returned with a self-titled body of work. ‘KAIEN’ is a deep, soul project filled with thought-provoking lyrics and solid production, making this album such an easy listen.
King Promise is continuing his winning streak with a two-single pack ‘Perfect Combi’ and ‘Naana’. Blending a range of sounds and influences ‘Perfect Combi’ is a glorious Afrobeats single featuring one of the UK’s finest Afro-R&B stars, Gabzy. The immaculate percussive elements and strings, provide the perfect bed for King Promise and Gabzy to deliver their immaculate vocals and lyricism. The second single ‘Naana’ has a similar energy. On this upbeat Afrobeats track, King Promise speaks on the dynamics of a relationship that keeps coming back despite the hurt.
Kwes E – b4 my fingers crossed (Project)
Kwes E’s latest body of work ‘b4 my fingers crossed’ is filled with witty lyrics and infectious beats. With collaborations from the likes of Phil, Xeroplanes and C Millano, this project is such an enjoyable listen.
Lord Apex – The Good Fight
Rap trailblazer Lord Apex latest single ‘The Good Fight’ is produced by US producer Madlib. Lord Apex glides across the simmering, soulful production, blending styles and speeds. He delivers his signature high-grade lyricism, while painting a picture of what the good fight means to him.
21-year old British-Nigerian singer/songwriter LULU. has returned with her latest single ‘Yesterdays’ featuring The Joy. This Afro-Soul single highlights the talented singer’s complex-yet-compelling storytelling style. South African group The Joy take this beautiful track to another level with their compelling vocals.
MOIO – Moments
MOIO’s latest effort ‘Moments’ is filled with simple-yet-poetic lyricism. Produced by MOIO himself, the stellar production paired with his top-notch vocal delivery are the perfect match.
NSJ Mali – ARCANE EP
Kennington-born rapper and creative NSJ Mali has released his debut EP titled ‘ARCANE’. Boasting of heavy drill textures and emotive production, NSJ’s high-calibre signature flow show his authority and power. ‘ARCANE’ seven-track EP depicts the pressure of living in inner-city London which can steer focus away from his vision of becoming a success.
Odeal – You, The World vs Me
Following on from the success of his sold-out 2000 capacity Outernet show this week, Odeal has surprised his fans once again with a new single titled ‘You, The World vs Me’. This heartbreak anthem captures the highest of highs at the start of a relationship and the lowest lows once the dust settles and, the feelings of emptiness and paranoia creep in. Odeal reflects on how the world keeps spinning after such heartbreak occurs.
P-rallel – Movement (Mixtape)
Drawing from Garage, House, Funky, Jungle and Amapiano, p-rallel’s mixtape ‘Movement’ brings all of these sounds together in one project. With features from KAM-BU, BXKS, Tamera, Toddla T, Deto Black, Dom Valentino and Dexter In The Newsagent, you are bound to find a track on this mixtape that captures your attention.
Prettyboyface – Off The Leash
Prettyboyface’s latest single ‘Off The Leash’ shows his signature rap style. This upbeat rap track is filled with catchy lyrics and flows.
Ray Laurel – MY LUV
Ray Laurel’s compelling new single ‘MY LUV’ speaks to Ray Laurel’s unique style. This Jonah-produced track is such an easy listen.
Rema – RAVAGE EP
Coming off of the highs of the billboard success of Calm Down featuring Selena Gomez, Rema has wowed fans once again with his latest EP titled ‘RAVAGE’. This EP sees Rema connect to his inner flame and rage, releasing a sigh of relief and an outburst of energy he’s been keeping on the inside. This new direction is fueled by Rema’s drive, passion and destiny.
The Silhouettes Project has teamed up with South London rising star Meron T and Newham emcee Kieron Boothe on their latest single ‘Play It Back Again’. This Nikhil Beats-produced track is a warm canvas for Meron T to flaunt her immaculate vocals on. Kieron Boothe’s stylish flows and intricate wordplay elevate this trailblazing track.
Yaoundeboxingclub – Sunday Afternoon
24 year old Alt/Indie artist Yaoundeboxingclub has returned with her latest single ‘Sunday Afternoon’. Produced by Song Higginson and Yaoundeboxingclub herself, this track makes for such an easy listen any day of the week but, most especially on a breezy Sunday afternoon.
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