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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.

Anna Lisa is a vocalist from Bristol who brings haunting melodies to trap heavy beats. She’s still in the infancy of her career, but she definitely possesses the necessary skills to make a name for herself in the UK and beyond. Courage is her most recent single and serves as a fine introduction to her approach to music. The track is produced by regular collaborator, MUSSI and the video was made by Cineview Productions.

Great compilation from genre defying London outfit, Button Eyes, as we finally get all their beautiful songs in one place. Button Eyes first came to my attention with the release of Simple Days and A Fever, back in 2013, which featured vocalists Gemma Williams and Rag’N’Bone Man – still some of my favourite work of his to date – as well Please Don’t Take My Blues, featuring contemporary blues man, CW Jones. Now thanks to Lewis Lindgren (184, Taunton Manor etc.), the man behind the music, we have those tracks alongside later releases like Chemicals and Erase Me. Nobody’s Baby is available to stream below and downloads are available via Western Decadence. Read the rest of this entry »

Anderson Paak brings the summer vibes back on the lead single from his new album. We know he’s been in the lab with some legends recently and for further proof we need look no further than on Tints, where he is joined by Kendrick Lamar. Oxnard is due for release later this year.

Honoured to be able to bring you the world premiere of the latest video from Children of Zeus. Still riding high on the wave of the release of their triumphant debut album, Travel Light, the Manchester duo now return with some new visuals for one of the album’s many high points, Fear of a Flat Planet. The track also features the distinctive talent of fellow Manny family member, LayFullStop, along with another striking video from Tarnish Vision. Travel Light is out now on First Word Records.

Fantastic new single from DJ Yoda as he enlists the ample talents of Joel Culpepper on London Fields. It’s a definite change in direction for the DJ and producer, but it’s a change that works extremely well and I’m hoping we get to hear more material in the same vein in the future. You can stream London Fields below. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Friday, the sun is shining, Trump is getting the British welcome he deserves and we can finally indulge ourselves in the debut album from Children of Zeus. It has been a very long time coming and any regular visitors to my blog will know the work that the Manchester duo have put in over the years to get to this point. Weighing in at 13 tracks, Travel Light is everything I was anticipating. The MCR family vibe is as strong as ever, with guest spots from LayFullStop, [KSR], Metrodome and DRS, plus further production credits from Juga-Naut, Sebb Bash and Beat Butcha. Their trademark hip hop-soul sound is the most prevalent on the album, but there are elements of reggae and jazz at work too, making Travel Light a highly ambitious album, but one that works incredibly well. You can stream it in full below, with downloads and physicals available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

In case you hadn’t heard me banging on about it, Children of Zeus release their debut album on Friday after much anticipation from their ever-expanding band of followers and fans. To get us in the mood, this morning saw the release of the latest video from the Manchester duo. All On You features Konny’s old sparring partner, DRS, alongside one of MCR’s many rising stars, [ K S R ]. The video was made by Tarnish Vision. Travel Light is available to pre-order via Bandcamp.

Nice mellow joint from the recently released Astro Travelling E​P, from Jordan Nathaniel and Wish. The video was made by This & That Media and the EP is available now via Bandcamp.