Black Saint – ‘Don’t Wreck My Holiday’ feat. Kelli-Leigh
It wouldn’t be summer without an absolute banger from these London boys. Black Saint have been consistent in feeding us dancefloor bop after bop and ‘Don’t Wreck My Holiday’ is no exception. This time the trio rope in Kelli-Leigh on vocal duties and it’s safe to say that we can hear this soundtracking festivals, late nights and summer days for the foreseeable future.
Tom Zanetti – Make It Look Good feat. Preditah
Back with another main room, surefire club hit is Leeds DJ and producer Tom Zanetti, enlisting notable grime producer Preditah in for his latest single ‘Make It Look Good’. A cheeky, bouncy, dance-floor offering, this single sounds like it could be a huge summertime anthem and expect to see Tom and his high energy show at festivals including SW4, Creamfields more across the summer. One for your weekend playlist.
Barney Artist – Something True
Making lo-fi, laid back hip-hop with jazz influences, we discovered Barney ARTIST after he announced his debut album and new single ‘Something True’ last week. The album features collabs with Jordan Rakei, Tom Misch and George The Poet amongst others and the first single from Barney impresses, and his style of easy hip-hop excites us. Quoting on the track, Barney says ‘Something True’ should make you feel a little tipsy and very in love.’
Leo Stannard – Please Don’t
‘Please Don’t’ is the opening track of Leicester based Leo Stannard’s long awaited debut album ‘Maratea’, and it is a treat in itself. Having been taught classical guitar since the age of 9, he’s developed a unique percussive style of play, coupled with his own soulful tones. Listing inspirations as diverse as Neil Young and Kendrick Lamar, there’s a raw realism to his song-writing that demonstrates a level of emotional experience beyond his years.
Years & Years – All For You
‘All For You’ comes as the sizzling final teaser of tomorrow’s ‘Palo Santo’ release, a club anthem that has only heightened our anticipation. The track stays true to the suave blend of upbeat and bittersweet we’ve seen so far, and is according to frontman Olly Alexander is one to “get deep on the dance floor [and] release your inner demons,” to.
Mekdes – Out of Here
19 year old Mekdes is quickly making a name for herself, and proving that whilst Sweden may be churning out powerful female pop stars, Norway is by no means short of pure talent. ‘Out of Here’ is the sort of sun soaked neo-soul that Mekdes explains gives her “the freedom to be exactly who I am”.
Avelino – Boasy feat. Not3s
Tottenham’s leading lyricist and hottest new export Avelino, shares his latest collaboration; new single ‘BOASY’ ft. fellow breakthrough rapper NOT3S. A lilting, sun-soaked anthem that sees Avelino command bars with his familiar, distinguished dexterity alongside NOT3S’s buoyantly infectious chorus. Undeniably one of the most anticipated collaborations of 2018; the versatile rappers’ rapper is storming through 2018 with a plethora of stand-out releases and we’re excited to see what the rest of the year has in-store for him. 2018 will see Avelino perform a string of live dates at notable festivals this summer, alongside more hotly-anticipated new music that will continue to buck expectation and affirm his status as one of the most exciting acts to emerge from and represent the UK.
Naked Elephant – ‘Sun Kissed’ (ILL BLU) Remix
London based production duo iLL BLU reworked the feel-good summer track by the 5-piece Las Vegas band to create an infectiously upbeat dance, club, house version. A remix that we see being played at clubs, bars and day raves all over the UK and beyond.
Drake – ‘Don’t Matter To Me’ feat. Michael Jackson
Drake released his highly anticipated album ‘Scorpion’ on Friday with a total of 25 tracks. The album broke records by crushing the number of streams any song has reached in 24 hours on both Spotify and Apple Music. The R&B half of the album contains the song ‘Don’t Matter to Me’, which includes the vocals of the late Michael Jackson. The track highlights Drake’s singing voice and brings you back to the days of ‘Take Care’.
Florence + The Machine – ‘Big God’
Florence + The Machine are back again with, ‘High As Hope’, the groups fourth studio album. Florence Welch stuns everyone once again with her powerful vocals and vibrant energy. The track ‘Big God’ displays her angelic tone over dramatic drums and electric bass playing. This new release is the first in three years from the group and was most certainly worth the wait.
88 Rising – ‘Warpaint’
88rising is a new touring group consisting of 11 Asian artists such as Rich Brian, Joji, and NIKI to name a few, who tour together across the globe. Of course it was inevitable some of the artists would team up for projects and ‘Warpaint” is a direct result. The song shows off NIKI’s beautiful vocals while she sings about bravery and resilience. The song is a step away from typical Asian pop music and gives off a very American pop/R&B vibe. Go ahead and have a listen for yourself.
Pale Waves – ‘Noises‘
The goth-pop band’s newest single, ‘Noises’ is just that: pop, but with an edge. The song is reminscent of the 1975, which should come as no surprise, given that the 1975 are among Pale Waves’ mentors. The Manchester band is currently recording their debut album and we’re excited to see what’s to come!
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