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Surprising release from the Marvin Gaye estate, as they put out an updated video for his song that was originally written as a poignant response to an act of police brutality. The new video features footage of the current various traumas endured by black people on a daily basis in America and shows that the song has lost none of its impact since its original 1971 release.

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The debut EP from Bristol-based vocalist, Anna Lisa, was given life this week. If you’re unfamiliar with her music, she manages to combine a haunting vocal style with electronic, sometimes trap-heavy beats, which create a very immersive and atmospheric sound. Unfollowed was premiered this week by Nitelife Magazine and you can now hear the full thing below. It was co-written and produced with MUSSI. Keep an eye on Anna Lisa’s socials (@annalisa_uk) because I know she’s got a lot more to come. Read the rest of this entry »

A brand new video from Harleighbu and Bluestaeb landed today, for their Queeen Dem track. As the title suggests, it’s something of a feminine celebration and features excerpts from Janne Robinson’s song, This is For The Women Who Don’t Give a Fuck. You can stream and download Queeen Dem on all the usual platforms.

More soulful trap nourishment from Anna Lisa, as the Bristol-based vocalist blesses us with her latest single. Purple is once again co-produced by Anna Lisa and Mussi, who have definitely struck up a winning formula. Purple is available to download now.

On their quest for total world domination, Children of Zeus recently spent some time touring in South Africa. While they were in Soweto they also found the time to shoot a new video, for their Vibrations track, which is the closer on their triumphant debut LP, Travel Light. Vibrations is produced by K15 and the video was directed by Sims Phakisi. Travel Light is available to stream and download now.

Staying in Manchester for a second, as we check out the latest video from Children of Zeus. Hard Work is one of many highlights from their debut LP, Travel Light, which is out now on First Word Records.

Refreshing track from the burgeoning Bristol scene, as Keeda releases her debut single. For Deeper, the vocalist has teamed up with the ever-prolific, Wish Master, and Drog Beats, who handles the production. The video was made by Sektion Red.

Another stellar video from Flying Lotus as he continues to build the hype for his forthcoming album. More sees him teaming up with genre spanning vocalist, Anderson Paak, accompanied by a visually stunning video from Shinichiro Watanabe, who enlists the help of some of Japan’s finest animé artists. Flamagra is due for release on 24 May on Warp.

Harleighblu is a singer from Nottingham, whose work draws on influences from hip hop, soul, electronica and beyond. Thanks to a string of superb releases, including her Futurespective series, she is already forging her own path in an increasingly saturated scene. I caught up with her recently to discuss a number of things including her new project with Bluestaeb, her musical roots and surviving the industry as a female artist. Read the rest of this entry »

Beautiful throwback soul vibes in the latest video from Anderson Paak, as he readies us for his new album. Make It Better also features legendary vocalist, Smokey Robinson, with production from Alchemist, Paak and Fred Wreck. The track is taken from the imminent new album, Ventura, which is out on 12 April.