Dope Melody and Catchy Lyrics
Fresh off the release of their latest E.P release ‘Life of Sampson’, which saw a string of sensational videos accompany it including the dating show ‘Take Me Out’ inspired ‘Mr Perfect’, the trio drop their latest release just in time for their tour alongside 80’s favourites ‘Madness’.
Constantly lashing out surprises and creative flair with their twists on visuals, their new endeavors or their unstoppable drive; whether that be winning the ‘Best Buskers’ award from the Mayor of London or popping up on stage alongside Michael Buble, the trio have now taken inspiration from the unlikely form of Beenie Man and his classic track ‘Drinking Rum & Red Bull’.
Combining their cheeky personalities and lyrical delivery with melodic guitar riffs and a catchy drum-beat, it’s a track that has an immediate familiarity to it. Buoyantly detailing the peaks and troughs of a holiday romance, the Rum & Red Bull visuals, shot on a retro video camcorder, capture two young love-birds romancing by the seaside, capturing perfectly the ‘boy next door’ charm that The Tailormade have become synonymous with.
Summer Vibes To Get You On Your Way
Stepping out with a bubbling sun-soaked summer scorcher, Rizzy Entario is coming up quickly from the underground to make his name in the current UK musicsphere. Delving in to a sweet combination of rap, afro-fusion and RnB undertones, Rizzy lays down soulful melodies and a compelling hook with his smooth vocals for this addictive number.
A relative newcomer to the UK rap scene, Rizzy Entario hails from East London. Heavily influenced by the sounds of Mostack, Not3s and J Hus he has released a string of well received videos across gatekeeper platform GRM Daily, whose support has been fundamental in the success of his peers. Tracks ‘100 Properties’, ‘Flexin’ and the aptly named ‘Wavey’ have been released in quick succession over the last 3 months, all achieving an impressive number of views and ensuring the audience keeps their eyes firmly fixed on this star in the making.
Extending his profound work rate to the studio, Rizzy Entario is hard at work on his debut EP which is set to drop later in the year.
Gotsome Got Another One
We all know how gotsome get down with their infectious tunes, it seems the guys have yet another club banger on their hands as the newest track getting the attention, ‘Everybody Know Now’ is becoming a fan favourite.
You know how the story goes, Gotsome give us some fire for the streets and we all get burned shuffling through the soles of our trainers. And this story is no different from any other banger released by the guys as this new one will more than ensure you tire yourself out from dancing and most definitely will have you looking at new trainers. The head nodding is going to be a permanent fixture with this one too as the beat just entices you to throw parts of your body into the rhythm and this will result in the infamous head nod familiar with most Gotsome tracks.
You know we’re a fiend for some sick vocals to get your vocals chords going and have you trying your best to get into the singalong crew and believe us, this is one of those tracks that will play on your mind until you know all the words and then after you know the words... game on!
Electronic Vibes Flowing Through This One
Having recently arrived on the scene with his slick debut ‘Real Close’, Buckinghamshire’s HUME gives us another taste of the natural talent and prowess that earned praise from across the tastemaker world. The new release ‘Zero Movement’ is another tender offering that again puts the young-producer’s distinct gravel-flecked vocal at the forefront, neatly supported by a complex, yet delicate electronic production.
Fluid, dynamic soundscapes and slow rolling West Coast R&B grooves of the 1990s evolve through ‘Zero Movement’ with soft electronic elements interlacing with minimal percussion conjure instant comparisons to the rich sounds of Honne or AlunaGeorge. It is the effortless intensity that unfolds throughout the track that defines HUME as a serious name in his own right – truly a song for chill out reflection and late summer nights.
Speaking on the track, HUME states: ‘Zero Movement was written all about being totally infatuated with someone and getting nothing back, but realising that it all comes from my hesitancy and lack of confidence at making the first move… Being stuck in the middle!
Conor Maynard Joins Forces With KKA & TBND For A Smash Out Now On Spinnin Records
Looking for a summer smash to get you going through all the long days? KKA & TBND have given a lil cross genre revamp to Shakira’s ‘Whenever, Wherever’. Joined by the much loved Conor Maynard, the music video gives you the summer holiday vibe.
Speaking of how the track came to life KKA say, “We are very proud that we could use the sample of Shakira’s 2001 hit single ‘Whenever, Wherever’. The track was written by Shakira and Gloria Estefan and we are huge fans of them. We’re really happy with the result and secretly hope they like it too!”
Conor Maynard hopes the song will hit the sweet spot with Shakira and has said, “It’s sick to be working with the Kris Kross boys again, it was such a laugh last time. This time we’ve done our take on a classic Shakira song so hopefully people will love it. Now all I need is a DM from Shakira saying I did a great job and that we should hang out some time.
Speaking about working with KKA and Conor for the first time The Boy Next Door says, “After my 2017 hit ‘La Colegiala’, I have been constantly looking for summery influences for my tracks. At a certain moment I heard this classic Shakira tune again, which I hadn’t heard in a long time, and instantly got very inspired by it. After the initial idea came to existence I asked Kris Kross Amsterdam to work with me on this track. We went into the studio together and after we finished the tune, they asked Conor Maynard, who Kris Kross Amsterdam worked with before, to add an amazing vocal to it. Conor immediately got excited about it and after one week everything was recorded and finished.
‘Whenever’ is the second single KKA and Conor Maynard have released together and follows their 2017 hit ‘Are You Sure?’, which has had over 50 million streams and was supported by Radio 1, Capital FM and KISS Fresh.
Debut EP Set To Do Wonders By A Fascinating Creative
The creative mind that is, Becky and the Birds has delivered to us her debut self titled EP. The 5 track EP by the Singer / Producer has been cleverly stitched together with soul-stirring spoken word vocal samples and noises plucked from nature.
The Becky and the Birds EP features the highly acclaimed debut single ‘Holding On’, which was released earlier this year to an avalanche of praise for its eclectic alt-pop and trip-hop influences. It also features the latest single ‘Concept Store’, which incorporates jazzy pianos and bass among classic hip hop beats.
The EP opens with the lush ‘Becky’ intro before breaking into ‘Malaysia’, where Becky and the Birds' rich, flighty vocals soar among delicate orchestrated samples. The following ‘Die While You Love Me’ is a tantalising pop song with a magnificent sky-high chorus, while the EP closes with intoxicating vocal samples in ‘My Man’.
When listening to music Becky and the Birds experiences synaesthesia, visualising colours and patterns. Regarding how this reflects the EP Becky and the Birds says, “I want people to feel it… I want it to be about the art, and to build a whole world around it, with visuals - art using all of the senses. I don't want it to be so much about me, or what I look like.”
The Becky and the Birds EP features a genre-spanning blend of lush electronics, with nods to trip-hop and ‘90s R&B and the result is reminiscent of SZA, Solange and Erykah Badu. It finds Becky and the Birds taking ownership of her work while rejecting the pop-saturated sound of her native Sweden, resulting in a true-to-self, multifaceted project.
Scott Diaz Showing Us That Class Is Permanent
With summer around the corner and festivals coming out of our ears, it’s now time for legends to show some of the up and coming guys just how make a banger. Scott Diaz has a BANGER for the summer and beyond.
Mr Diaz and more than delivered on this track as this new one ‘Second Chances’ is a mix of Funky House, a dash of soulfulness and a twist of garage elements. If you’re looking for a track to get you up and on those shuffling feet of yours then my friends, Scott Diaz has more than delivered as this track is a main stay. This tune is just testament to how dope Scott Diaz is. An absolute legend demonstrating that class is indeed permanent
Everything about this track is great from the lyrics being sung to the vocalists’ smooth and slick voice to every instrument used to create this tune. If you’re wondering if summer is on its’ way, Mr Diaz has the answer, and that answer is yes. We dare you to try and find something bad about this track..... we’ll wait!
This One Will Defo Get you On Your Feet
Music is universal and we love music from people from every and anywhere. Trevis is a musician from Norway and along with uber sick director, Isaac Yowman, has created a really fun and vibrant music video for his latest release ‘Way You Do It’.
The video was directed by multiple-platinum creative Isaac Yowman and the track was written, recorded and produced in Spain with Harmony 'H-Money' Samuels and Edgar 'JV The Producer' Etienne, who has made music for the likes of Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Fifth Harmony and Ne-Yo.
Born in Olso, Trevis’ journey started at a very young age. Part of a well-travelled family he was exposed to the music and cultures of well over 100 countries, which account for his diverse musical style and leanings. Not hailing from one place, Trevis has been inspired by many genres including pop, rock, blues, R&B and Rap.
From the age of eleven, he became involved in everything to do with music, from producing and writing songs to playing instruments, singing, rapping and dancing. He went on to spend three years as an exchange student in Los Angeles and was swallowed up by music and dance in the pop culture's capital and has since been working with producers, songwriters and choreographers.
Slicker Than Your Average Release
Following massive international hype as frontman of electronic project Wolf Colony, Era Noble now comes through with his new self-monikered project and a slick new release “Stranger Than Fiction”.
The London-based singer/songwriter and artist would quickly pick up critical acclaim from serious tastemakers including NOISEY, SPIN and WONDERLAND MAGAZINE for his distinct and charismatic pop-electronica which quickly led to superlative shows at the likes of Hard Rock Rising, Webster Hall in NY and House of Blues in LA opening for the likes of LANY and Tove Stryke. Meanwhile his tracks would race to over 4M streams on Spotify alone.
Growing up between New York City and Paris has instilled in Era a natural ear for polished city pop, fused with natural melody and the kind of fresh, compulsive tempos that are hooky as they are innovative. “Stranger Than Fiction” similarly conjures comparisons to the easy city gloss of Phoenix, mixed with subtle touches of electronica to carve a distinctive niche all his own. Get ready to hear a lot more of Era Noble this year, his ability to craft effortlessly popular, gorgeous music is very much still intact.
This track shows us the current high levels Draper is at
Emerging UK producer Draper comes through with his second release following the drop of his 2nd EP “Socha” in January with ‘On and Off’. A powerful and uplifting new track that demonstrates Draper’s artful production with tropical pop lyricism.
Draper has become one of the most in-demand production and writing talents of the past few years, following work with superstars Bring Me the Horizon and Rita Ora, going on to embark on projects with the likes of Itch, Twin Atlantic and in particular Låpsley – writing and producing her cult hit single “Falling Short”.
Now following a rapturous live performance at SXSW in Texas and the release of his first major label EP, Draper announces his brand new release of the year alongside a national tour. Get ready to hear a lot more from this rising beat maker in 2018.