THE RE UP – THE RELEASES YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO FEATURING [@ENNYINTEGRITY], [@JAZ_KARIS], [@KHAMARI] & MORE
Here’s our latest new music favourites that we think you need to tap into:
Narissha – Cats Cradle
Think slow, funk-inspired production and soulful singing and you’ve got ‘Cats Cradle’. Narissha’s harmonious vocals blend right into the production as she compares uncertainty to a game of cat’s cradle.
Jorja Smith – Try Me
With lyrics full of introspection and an enchanting instrumental, Jorja Smith is back. Her raspy vocals elevate the lyrics and the gunshot sound effect right before the chorus give the song an explosive feel.
Jaz Karis – Therapy
UK R&B princess, Jaz Karis has blessed us with another silky single. This time she’s establishing boundaries after heartbreak. Play this one when you’ve recognised your self-worth and realised you deserve better.
Venna – EQUINOX EP
Venna’s latest EP is full of free-flowing Jazz melodies. The texture created by each instrument produces this tranquil momentum where his collaborators such as Mick Jenkins and Knucks can lay down their lyrics.
Khamari – Right My Wrongs
Khamari’s honeyed vocals run smoothly over a soulful sample of Darondo’s ‘Didn’t I’. He recounts a relationship where he feels he tried his best but it didn’t work out, making a great use of imagery by paying attention to the fine details in his lyricism.
BODUR – GORGEOUS
BODUR’s vocals come like a supernatural force on her latest track, where she explores multicultural identity. The beat is earth-shifting, with deep synths and hard-hitting drums.
Grace Carter – Bloodwar
Minimal yet melancholic piano allows for Grace Carter’s raw, powerful voice to come to the forefront. The triumphant lyrics express that she won’t stand to be treated less than what she’s worth.
Ray Laurél, Jeshi – DONTLEAVEMYSIDE
Ray Laurél’s whimisical lyrics and rockstar flair shine through as the heavy instrumentation blasts through the track. When Jeshi cuts through, contrast and pressure is applied through his gritty lyricism.
ENNY – We Go Again EP
ENNY’s exquisite cadence runs between the jazz-toned production. The sound of the EP is mellow and warm, kept alive by the way she switches between flows.
Lefty Been Rich – Up
A hybrid of jersey club and melodic rap, Lefty Been Rich has created a bouncy summer hit. His vocals float through the track as the boom of the drums pulsates underneath.
Strandz – J’adore
Banking on his nostalgic essence, Strandz takes an old hip-hop sample to celebrate treating his girl right. His girlfriend Lola also makes an appearance on the track in a back-and-forth on the chorus, her sultry vocals add a flirtatious element to the track.