KABBA – Rather Be Single

Serving as the lead single from platinum hitmaker KABBA’s forthcoming EP ‘Note to Self’, ‘Rather Be Single’ is an impactful RnB-pop release that was crafted by the artist alongside songwriting genius MNEK.

This is a song that’s all about reclaiming your independence, and serves as a reflection of an intense period of hardship that KABBA was experiencing personally and professionally.


New Music: Amun

A hugely exciting British RnB talent whose melodic vocals are instantly captivating, Amun is making a name for herself as one to watch in 2021.

If you’re wondering why the song sounds so flawless, it’s been co-written by Kabba alongside the Grammy nominated (and Alfitude favourite) songwriter and artist MNEK.


Shermanology – Silly Games


This is the latest single from Dutch R&B/house duo, Shermanology, co-written by the fabulous MNEK.

Dirty Soul Music

Zara Larsson – Ain’t My Fault

Zara Larsson

Zara Larsson’s new pop banger, written together with MNEK and Mack.

MØ – Final Song


A song written with MNEK and Noonie Bao, all about your inner strength. Good vibes.

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2015’s Random List

As has become tradition, here’s this year’s Random List. A collection of music highlights that have caught my attention in the last year. I spend the whole year featuring new and edgy stuff, so it’s nice to put up the last post of the year as a little fun. For previous years, head here.

Most Underrated Talent Of The Year


Kwabs has been a dilemma in 2015. He’s so good, so talented, and the songs are so on-point. But he’s still not tapping the mainstream the way he deserves to be. Maybe it’ll change in the next twelve months.

Most Random Act To Pick Up Recognition In Sweden


Just before the world was introduced to MNEK’s work with Zara Larsson (one of pop’s biggest successes in 2015 in my view), Sweden took an unexpected liking to MNEK’s ‘The Rhythm’ to the point where the track picked up Gold sales. Which is nice since it hardly made impact in the UK. And let’s face it, Sweden knows good pop.

Most Played On My iTunes

dua lipa

Dua Lipa. Emerging from the same team behind Lana Del Rey only less of the weirdness. This is a fresh slice of pop.

Best Pop Banger That No One Will Hear

lucas nord

Lucas Nord’s work is already well noted through this record with Tove Lo, but this track that was released in November took me by surprise. It’s just SO GOOD.

Hottest Fans At A Gig

honne oval space london october 2015

HONNE are a staple on this blog. This year I managed to catch them live and not only was the gig sold out but it was packed with Abercrombie model look-a-likes. Fancy yourselves a hot boyfriend / girlfriend? Catch HONNE live…

Scandi Country Of The Year To Pull It’s Act Together


Norway. What with Aurora (and that John Lewis advert), Astrid S and Loveless all making impact this year in some shape or form, Norway’s shown that it’s the country to watch in 2016.

Biggest Turnaround Moment

justin bieber purpose

Justin Bieber… Where did that come from? Seriously- everyone seems to be on Justin’s side this year with the release of ‘Purpose’ and the random pop gems that are contained within that record. Just goes to show that kid stars can make good as they grow.

Act Who Owned 2015

years and years

Years & Years, as predicted in last year’s Random List. More importantly though, these kids have shown that you can have a lead singer be out, gay and comfortable with himself and have no one care.

Act Who Will Own 2016

Jack Garratt

Jack Garratt. No one’s even pretending that Jack won’t take over the next twelve months. It’s great though; he’s showing off a new style of dark soul-pop that’s touching people in a way I wouldn’t have expected.

MNEK & Zara Larsson make a good Swedish pop song

zara mnek

If you haven’t heard of Zara Larsson then you will in time. She’s already huge in Scandinavia and this teaming with Alfitude favourite MNEK is a great combination. Looking forward to hearing some remixes.