A dash of Pearl Jam, a touch of Classic British Rock, a few hints of vibrato and a stunning use of contrast – Ibiza ’98 from the UK’s own NEVERMAN is a superb new single, and a brilliant taste of what’s to come from their upcoming EP.
Genre-busting in the way that only music with disparate influences can be, Optimist bears many repeat listens as you unwrap its sonic charms.
Fusing melody and rap, clever references and long-form bars alongside quick rhymes, the single showcases a range of talents and a genuine thread of personality that introduces the G-Pak sound with style and intention.
Contrasting big beats and a warm, synth-led soundscape, with the absolute delicacy of a higher-toned vocal lead, Las Olas proves as exotic and ambient as its title implies, and introduces Pariz Noir in a uniquely memorable way.
Bringing purpose and artistic intention back into hip hop – outside of that which intends to purely create volume, or draw attention – Fifth’s Cost Of Doin’ Business offers a classic hit of story-telling and soul; introducing the artist in a bold and beautiful way.
SHADNR kicks in with a bang, taking 2020 by the horns as 925 Freestyle showcases everything from style to character, talent, and an increasingly impressive, captivating flow.
A fine introduction to the band, Day By Day is all at once an experimental, jazz-kissed arena of beautiful chaos, and an addictively rhythmic, soulful hip hop classic that effectively marches to the beat of its own drum.
Their somewhat humble, authentic approach is always refreshing in a world of largely methodical, results-driven artistry.
This is still early days for Ramsey, but his voice has the tone and character to hit with unique impact, and the emotion he injects into every release offers a genuine moment of humanity and natural talent.
Sarah Reynolds takes us back to the classic pop days with this single. Fusing a ballad-like piano progression and structure, with softly breathy RnB vocals, a long-form melody, and a light yet tripped up drum-line, I Need Love utilizes simplicity to make itself known.
LVSTNIGHT’s debut EP combines dark story-telling with equally intense vocals and often unsettling, creatively unpredictable soundscapes.
Kicking into gear with a deep house vibe, fine production and a nostalgically big bass-line, Marquette King blends genres in a stylish, unexpectedly addictive way with this single.