Track of the week. A blend of indie, soul and RnB that’s been crafted together in a way that transcends any expectation you would have of how it could sound, and created something genuinely new to experience.
Track of the week. Hailing from South West London, Louis Culture shows that staying true to yourself can create the extraordinary. An exciting blend of styles are layered against one another and fused together with thoughtful lyrics, making this one of the most refreshing takes on British hip hop for some time.
Track of the week. A connect between lo-fi beats and a strong essence of emotion is how I would describe this sound. If there’s one pop name to look out for this year, it’s these kids. So damn good.
Track of the week. I can’t remember getting this excited about a Manchester talent for such a long time. A fine balance between RnB and indie – it’s just an effortlessly easy sound to connect with.
Track of the week. Sometimes the simplest melodies can really be quite exquisite. This song could be a definition of heartbreak and love.
Track of the week. I literally can’t stop listening to this… A bold mix of vintage soundbites, old-school string samples and the smoothest vocal delivery this side of London.
Track of the week. The most sublime piece of chill pop I have had the pleasure of experiencing for a while. This kid has delivered a beautiful sound effortlessly.
“The meaning behind ‘Cherry Wine’ is super personal. I wrote about what life looked like before I was dating the girl I love. Before we started dating I was crazy about her (at the age of 14 haha that’s crazy to say) but didn’t know if she felt the same. I wanted to capture what that time of my life felt like. ‘Cherry Wine’ is most definitely a love song, and in the end it all worked out. I’m happy I’m able to share this moment in time. It’s a really special song.”
Track of the week. A song that feels definitive of the times we live in now, and on a personal level really gave me something to think about. Lyrics aside, the track balances gentle beats with a subtle sense of tension. Quite a beautiful piece.
“Often I feel like an outcast but then I feel like most of my peers feel like outcasts as well. I always thought that being young means being hopeful and full of ideas and energy. And I still believe that, but somehow the reasons to be hopeful get less and less.”
Track of the week. While there’s been a resurgence of 90’s techno and rave sounds lately, the balance of playing with the past and taking it to the future has not always been great. This though… Damn. It’s electro pop with a ruthless beat structure. Something that takes you hostage and demands your attention. And I am living for it. For a while it’s felt like the innovation from Swedish pop was slowing down – COBRAH might have just changed that.
Track of the week. Understated and mellow, subtle yet definitive teen indie pop from this 17-year old London talent. I’m just in love with this sound so much…
Track of the week. There’s been somewhat of a resurgence in UK Garage of late (some good, mostly bad), but this has to be some of the best that I have yet to hear.
Track of the week. An immediately captivating and refreshingly unique sound from this Swedish-born, London-raised producer, songwriter and vocalist.
Track of the week. I remember listening to Amy Winehouse for the first time and thinking her lyrics were so arresting, so forward, that you just can’t help but be totally hooked. While Izzy Camina delivers a soft, bedroom pop vibe, the lyrics are really something to behold.
Track of the week. Stripped back, conceptual indie pop with small explosions of melancholic emotion.
Track of the week. Bold and promising pop that’s full of character from this Berlin-based, South African native talent.
Track of the week. Love or hate PC Music, it’s rise is unstoppable right now. Planet 1999 add another layer of emotion over the genre’s sound which makes this track pretty special.
Track of the week. There’s a sense of bravery with the production on this track from English newcomer GZ Tian. It’s a creative mix of understated RnB and catchy hooks.
Track of the week. A bold statement made of techno and hip hop, polished and totally captivating.
Track of the week. A suave RnB and indie pop fusion with a charming melodic essence.
Track of the week. Softly melancholic pop with breezy vocals.