Claudia Valentina – Sweat

With over a million monthly listeners on Spotify, it’s safe to say that UK singer-songwriter Claudia Valentina is already on her way to pop stardom.

Created alongside Lost Boy, Tom Mann and Digital Farm Animals, Valentina’s new single ‘Sweat’ is lifted from her forthcoming ‘Foreign Affair’ EP (out 9th September) – and is truly a masterclass in pop artistry. Speaking on the EP, Valentina says:

“I’m fascinated with different sounds from around the world and as I’m from a small island, I longed to get out of there and discover a new world of sounds since I was young. Growing up in London and LA has allowed me to be exposed to different types of music through the people I work with.   I’m inspired by the producers I work with and their own individual sounds and I learn so much about different cultures of music through them so I like to merge all these sounds together to create something that’s unique while putting my own musical stamp on everything to tie it all together. This EP is global sounding, it encompasses everything that has touched and inspired me in my life.”

Still only 21-years of age, Valentina has received attention from the likes of MTV UK, Billboard, The Face and i-D, while her catalogue has accumulated well over 20 million streams to date.

Claudia Valentina

New Music: Dean Mitchell

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Hailing from California is LA-native Dean Mitchell. Through her sleek fusions of alternative R&B and dreamy pop, this artist creates sounds that feel both current and timeless in equal measures.

Inspired by genres as varied as old-school funk and R&B through to 90’s grunge and today’s pop, Mitchell’s work draws on a multitude of influences – allowing listeners to experience sounds that are refreshingly original while still relatable.

New single ‘Hold Me Down’ features production from the acclaimed Lost Boy, and serves to showcase Mitchell’s beautiful vocals and exceptional songwriting skills.

Dean Mitchell

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