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Mowille – “Sugar Daddy”: tongue-in-cheek summeriness that will stick in your head for days

Mowille is a UK-based Nigerian rapper known for recording in both English and his native Yoruba; for his latest, he’s partnered up with Damola Davis and Uchay to bring us the tongue-in-cheek ‘Sugar Daddy’. The track skirts around the boundaries of Afrobeat, hip-hop, and R&B whilst maintaining something playful and unique, all the while showcasing Mowille’s (occasionally on-the-line) humour.

Yeah, it’s probably not going to win any awards from the PC-brigade, but with a chorus this stormingly catchy, who cares? The lyrics are fun with a great hook, there’s some serious stylistic versatility across Mowille, Davis, and Uchay, and musically the track is bouncy, chilled, and uplifting all at the same time. Watch out for this one, it’s distinctive, frisky, and summery as hell, with a chorus that will stick in your head for days.

Check out Mowille on Spotify.

Review by Alex Holmes

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Carrión – Never Let Me Go: The Future Pop Hit Your Summer Playlists Have Been Waiting For

Artist and producer Carrión has followed on from the success of their debut single with the release of their soulfully high-vibe single “Never Let Me Go”.

By pairing anthemically electric House beats with resoundingly evocative female vocals, you get to feel every ounce of emotion which was projected into the deftly orchestrated mix.

The entrancing feat of Future Pop is exactly what you’d want to hear a poolside DJ in Ibiza spinning. The Swedish-based producer may be relatively fresh from their inception, but clearly, they have what it takes to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Avicii, Martin Garrix, Calvin Harris and Tiesto. Get him on your radar.

You can check out Never Let Me Go for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jeh strides in with summer house anthem ”Alone Together”

Alone Together” is the love summer house song we all needed right now. Jeh is an Indian producer who is based in vibrant Mumbai and this vibe shines like sunglasses reflecting on a crystal blue pool.

Taken off the upcoming ”Sounds” Of Summer” this is a fine single from the young producer. There is summer vibes here in droves and I love the beat that makes me smile and remember the good times. The start puts you in the mood instantly with the sultry female vocals and fresh sound.

Alone Together” from Jeh is all about wanting to be alone with that special crush. You know that going with the flow is the best way to go and you want this to last forever. Just like those hot summer days.

This party song is perfect for those summer days and sunsets with those close to you. Jeh has produced an absolute winner.

Stream this brand new track right here on SoundCloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Halle Abadi – Hero: Powerfully Resounding Pop

Hero” is just one of the recently released singles from up and coming Pop sensation Halle Abadi. The seductively moody soundscape is as resounding as it is pioneering.

With elements of rhythmically arrestive World music weaved into the mix and Halle Abadi’s distinctive vocals, Hero is transfixing from start to finish. The emotion which she’s able to project into the soundscape is unparalleled. With each vocal note pulling you into the lustful mood of the track, you can’t help but find the resonance in the lyrics which scratch well beyond the surface.

With a sound so visceral and immersive, it’s no wonder why Halle has been able to amass international acclaim since recently making her debut. Watch this space.

You can check out Hero along with Halle Abadi’s other releases by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kelly Teh and Cris Tanzi: Exotically Inviting Latin Jazz

Malaysian born multi-instrumentalist Kelly Teh and London-based Jazz singer Cris Tanzi teamed up to create the most exotically inviting single which you’ll hit play on this year.

The chemistry perceptibly spilt from “Amano” as the Indie power couple poured their respective talents, soul and culture into the incandescent soundscape. The Latin Jazz single boasts accessible elements of Hip Hop along with infusions of Funk and Soul to create a dynamic hit which may put you off monocultural music for life.

My unilingual mind may not have been able to extrapolate the exact meaning from the lyrics, but the purifying, warming tones were efficacious all the same.

You can check out the sublimely sun-kissed soundscape for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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HARAKAT MUSIC – Don’t Want It to End: An Entrancingly Tropic Summer Dance Hit

This summer may not be as exciting as usual for many people. But still being able to appreciate fresh new EDM summer hits such as HARAKAT MUSIC’s single Don’t Want It to End is a massive consolation.

The Swedish artist and DJ infused much needed feel-good vibes in the entrancingly tropic mix which fans of Future Pop and Progressive House alike are sure to appreciate. The beat in Don’t Want It to End finds the perfect tempo to feed you reflective ecstasy and allow your rhythmic pulses to become arrested by the deftly crafted danceable progressions.

Don’t Want it to End is a perfect example of a multipurpose EDM hit. Whether it hits you on a Dancefloor or on your drive home, it’s sure to sweeten your mood.

Naturally, we can’t wait for the next hit of aural euphoria from HARAKAT MUSIC.

You can check out the radio edit of HARAKAT MUSIC’s single for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Pop starlet in the making Emily Cole vibes out with ‘Ain’t My Vibe’

Emily Cole, a rising singer-songwriter from Texas has released her new track ‘Ain’t My Vibe’: a summery, pop anthem that’s sure to be an earworm all season long. 

Starting out to the tune of sparkly, pulsing synths underlining some sweetly soft vocals, Emily Cole proves herself to be a young pop artist with some serious songwriting chops. Her melodies and rhymes – and all their corresponding cadence – harken back to a younger, more rebellious Taylor Swift kind of attitude which helps get across her message in a fun, carefree way that truly shines through..

‘Ain’t My Vibe’ grows on you, and that’s because it’s simple and it’s fun – and delivered with a very solid vocal performance from Emily Cole. If you’re looking for some pop that’s fun, a little bit aloof and full of attitude, Cole has it in spades with ‘Ain’t My Vibe’. 

Check out Emily Cole’s ‘Ain’t My Vibe’ on her Spotify page now.

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‘Slredd’ releases bouncy summer R&B banger ‘’No Breaks’’ ft ‘Abksa’

Taken off ‘Chicken Chase Vol 1’ from the Mi Hustle Entertainment label with fellow indie artist ‘Abksa’, ‘’No Breaks’’ is a bouncy track to inspire us to reach for our dreams and not let go, despite the obstacles that ghetto life brings at times. 

The beat is swag-full of flavour, ‘Slredd’ slays with her flow and lyrics that say that she means business now. She is tired of the haters and just wants to do her thing- making money is her only aim now. Extra motivated, you can hear that she is ready to explode music-wise. 

‘Abksa’ complements the song perfectly. Keeping everything in rhythm during the chorus, he sings about similar things to his partner and visualises being in Thailand and also speaks about the pain of ducking and dodging the grave. Growing up in the projects is no cake walk and one must be tough.

Let’s see how the rest of 2020 goes and whether these two can keep on pushing and get that breakout track. ‘’No Breaks’’ is a good song and pushes them up the ranks. 

Hear this song now and get in the mood.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Nickita has released the tear-jerkingly enamouring lockdown video to their Pop single “You’re All I Want”

Even a lockdown couldn’t get in the way of up and coming Pop artist Nickita’s creative ingenuity. On April 7th the official homemade video to her single “You’re All I Want” premiered, even my slightly cold and damp soul feels a little warmer for seeing it.

Forget fast cars, sandy beaches and other snapshots of hedonistic glamour, seeing people step up to the plate to entertain the masses achieved more than a professional production ever could. The beaming faces of resilience were the perfect visual pairing to the smoothly romantic sun-soaked Pop hit.

There are hints of 90s Pop nostalgia weaved into the mix, but commercial appeal drips from the euphorically enamouring soundscape where Nickita’s soulful talent is undeniable.

You can check out the official video to You’re All I Want for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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D’Andre – Dancing Queen ft Java & CassLitAF

Instead of waiting until summer to drop their smooth grooving up-vibe RnB Hip Hop drop, US artist D’Andre treated fans of soulful urban melodies to their latest sun-kissed mix “Dancing Queen” on December 13th.

In collaboration with Java & CassLitAF, Dancing Queen became a mix full of smooth rhythmic danceable hype. With everyone from Jay Z to Bob Marley to Michael Jackson to Usher influencing the up and coming artists sound, they were free to run with their rhythmic expression without all too much consideration to genre constraints. Their expressive freedom definitely resonated in Dancing Queen.

The EDM Hip Hop beats offer a light intricacy while the vocalists constantly switch-up the vibe of the track making it a dynamic feat of romantic urban soul from the prelude to the outro.

You can check out D’Andre’s latest drop for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast