gglum – Tangled

Singer-songwriter gglum unveils her latest track ‘Tangled’, featuring production from modern-day legends Mura Masa and Karma Kid.

The emotionally charged track was written during a period of extreme writer’s block and insecurity, as gglum states:

“It’s all about feeling frustrated when you feel like you’re not being treated fairly and how it can affect seemingly unrelated aspects of your life. I was almost looking at how one thing can cause a chain reaction that spreads into weird corners of your thoughts and behaviour. I think there was a little bit of venting of old anger involved when I was writing it.”

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PinkPantheress – Just for me

Emerging UK artist PinkPantheress finally returns with a new bop! Featuring production from Mura Masa, ‘Just for me’ is a sleek ode to old-school UK garage with melodic guitars and those signature saccharine vocals.

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Interview: Quickfire with Draper

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Following the release of new EP ‘Luminous’ earlier this month, London’s master of fresh electronic vibes Draper goes through some quick fire questions for us…

Firstly, tell us more about the new EP…

Exciting escapism, it’s taken about a year to put together and is the result of my confidence in myself right now. I have no criteria to fill, simply writing what comes natural. In essence this is the most natural representation of my music to date.

Where has been the best crowd that you’ve played to?

Reading Festival 2016, my first non BBC introducing stage, I was nervous no one would turn up but I walked out to a pretty packed out tent! It was a great show, I had my full live band with me for that one, so much fun.

If you could play any show in the world where would it be?

Wembley Stadium, oh wait I’ve already done that, next question please…

Sum up your live show in three words…

Lights. Excitement. Hype.

What are your favourite tracks to play live right now?

‘Jealous’ is definitely up there, it has a huge chorus and always seems to get people going. ‘Pressure’ has always been a favourite, it’s got so much going on dynamically and gets so hectic in the choruses, it’s also the slow one of the set so adds something a bit different.

Who’s sound are you obsessed with right now?

Mura Masa, some organic produce right there. Love the sonics.

What was it like working with Låpsley?

It was great. She’s a lot of fun and a great writer, very poetic. ‘Falling Short’ is probably the most abstract thing I’ve done.

Who would be your ultimate collaboration be with and why?

Chris Martin, he’s my favourite song writer of all time. He can make the simplest song beautiful.

What do you have planned for 2017?

I’ve got a show at KOKO on February 3rd, then off to USA in march for SXSW! Then more singles and festivals! It’s going to be a good year.

The EP is out now via M:UK

Mura Masa and WSTRN are joint 5th in the BBC Sound of 2016 poll

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Two very different acts but both have come 5th for the BBC’s Sound of 2016.

Personally, I didn’t expect either to rank in the top 5 but the diversity between these two show that this could be an interesting year.

We’ll find out who’s come in fourth place tomorrow.

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Listen: Mura Masa ‘Someday Somewhere’ EP

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Mura Masa plays his first London headline on May 21st at Electrowerkz in Islington.

New Music: Mura Masa

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Worth sharing for the fact that it’s a pretty interesting listen, this comes from an 18-year old producer from the Channel Islands. Check out here.

New Music: Billie Black x Mura Masa

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A slick track with some beats reflective of London’s current electronic sound. Check out here.