Rising singer and songwriter Sam Xhri6 kicks off 2020 with a brand new EP, the sublime and uplifting Soul Fire. We caught up with Sam to find out how things have changed over the past twelve months, what this project is all about, and what his plans are for the rest of the year. Here’s … Continued
The UK’s own Dr LK kicks off the summer early with the dance anthem that is Inna Yuh Party.
This is a rare kind of music that you can actually create your own art or music in the company of, without feeling distracted or overly influenced. It works for you, not against you.
Bridging the gap between engrossing musicality and unwavering lyricism, this is a single that ticks a whole lot of boxes on both sides of the spectrum.
Raw, fresh, no autotune in sight, Jack Da Union put across a narrative with great clarity. The lead vocal is laid back, swagger-filled, unconcerned, close to the mic and in our faces. It’s a classy piece…
Irresistible and so drenched in 80s nostalgia that I almost drowned in the ghost of hair gel past, Satellite is a joyous thing that sounds like A Flock of Seagulls had a child with Starship and invited Miami Sound Machine along to the baptism, where Flashdance… What A Feeling was playing in the background.
The upbeat and optimistic Ode To Joy vibe contrasts well with the language and the angst of the lyrics, resulting in something that – for half of its listeners at least – will light up the room; bringing a glimmer of essential joy in an otherwise turbulent time.
“The main values I want to bring to the music world are Originality, Transparency, Clarity and Class. You know, the ability to keep making and delivering something undiluted, music that doesn’t sound like someone else’s – standing out is the deal.
The Calypso Twins first went public with their sound live on TV, way back in 1990. What’s great is that the musical-comedy duo return this summer with just as much vibrancy and love for music and performance as ever.
The simplicity of the composition can either seem heavily juxtaposed with, or completely at one with, the very idea of infinity.
Lonely builds and bubbles up in a perfectly emotional manner, right the way through until its ultimate, beautifully chaotic breaking point. A powerful and timeless track that brings together unquestionable purity and pain from the depths of the human experience.
From a distance, there’s a simplicity to the sound – an easy pop groove that lights up the room as it should. The closer you get though, the more intently you listen, the taller those personal details and that truthfulness stand amidst the ambiance.