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From the EP Sooner Than You Think, Omo Aston drops his new single Man On!

Irish singer and songwriter Omo Aston has dropped his new single Man On! from the EP Sooner Than You Think.

Unfolding from Afrobeat sounds rooted in his Nigerian descent and outlining a paramount part of the arrangement, the song is like a gust of fresh air for an R&B-derived hip hop effort to the likes of artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean. Despite being in the scene since only 2018, Omo Aston prides himself on having achieved thousands of streams without any other support but his talent and an ever-evolving sound that gets to explore features of Soul and even Jazz.

While still being an emerging artist, he’s already gained awareness and appraisal by Irish urban magazines, and it’s fair to expect he’s going to deliver on that pledge in his upcoming project in 2021.

But for now, you can head over Spotify and check out Man On! for yourself.

Review by Jim Esposito.

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Fourstars has dropped their latest feat of curve-creating Trap with “Barcelona (Dreamer)”

Breaking Hip Hop artist Fourstars has recently dropped their latest feat of curve-creating Trap “Barcelona (Dreamer). In the process of doing so, they broke the Trap mould and deservedly garnered plenty of hype around the release.

Not only did they create a sweet vibing accessible mix with the help of producer OFEY, but there’s also plenty of lyrical playfulness making it all too easy to warm to Fourstars. After lyrically reeling off a list of reasons to envy them, they roguishly point out that you’re wrapped up in a narrative of a fantasy. In a world of Trap artists either trying to make you envy them or respect them, it’s incredibly refreshing to hear an artist play on that stereotype.

With their sweet instrumental hooks alongside inventive lyrical waxing, there’s plenty of commercial potential behind their sound. You won’t regret pressing play.

You can check out Fourstars’ latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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King Yash – To Dada and Ma: The Most Candid Hip Hop Track You’ll Hear This Year

Hip Hop doesn’t come much more wholesome than up and coming artist King Yash’s single “To Dada and Ma”. The shimmering beats in this lucidly light mix create the perfect platform for King Yash’s almost spoken word verses which hook you from the first verse.

Only after hearing King Yash’s track did I realise how absurd it is that expressions of familial love are never heard on the airwaves. There’s just a sea of facades spitting self-aggrandized bars in the hope that they’ll resonate. To Dada and Ma is an all too refreshing exception. The 90s-vibe frill-free track serves a stark reminder to show gratitude to the people who have spent a considerable amount of blood, sweat, and tears to bring you into the world.

You can check out King Yash’s single To Dada and Ma for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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RnB Soul Artist Marquarius Has Made Their Debut with the Sensuously Smooth Slow Jam “Can’t Stay”

RnB Soul artist Marquarius has made their debut with the sensually rhythmic downtempo perennial earworm “Can’t Stay”.

With the intricately immersive melodies, polished production, and amount of soul which has been poured into the mix through Marquarius’ vocals, you’ll be hooked in this sticky-sweet slow jam before the first verse has finished.

The duration of Can’t Stay may be criminally short, but the track is the perfect introduction to the up and coming artist’s sound. We’ll definitely be placing them on our radar. Their contemporary take on RnB may be roots-deep. But there’s an unparalleled stylistically magnetic element to Marquarius’s approach to production.

You can check out Marquarius’ debut single Can’t Stay for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Samara – Pull Up – Does temptation ever die?

“Pull Up” is a chilled-out track by a 27-year-old R&B artist, Samara, about two former lovers, including one who is already in the arms of another, that maintain a connection despite their separation. Would one call be enough to reunite them? If they’re on each other’s minds, like the song suggests, then it’d certainly seem to be a matter of time before such an eventuality comes to pass.

Knowing a person, inside and out, is something that can be either taken for granted or appreciated in a loving, long-term relationship.

In this song, Samara seductively talks about desire, through thoughts and feelings that are real for one party and observed as fact about the other, that live on even though they weren’t enough to keep their relationship from imploding in the first place.

Once you’ve tasted someone’s flesh, can you ever get over the temptation to return?

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Written by Lisa Knight

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Sterling Floyd has made their mould-breaking Hip Hop debut with “Bruce Lee”

Breaking Hip Hop artist Sterling Floyd has dropped their mould-breaking debut single “Bruce Lee”. Any fans of ahead of the curve Trap will definitely want to give the release some attention.

The beats set up a solid platform for Sterling Floyd to lay down his energetically smooth Rap bars, while the production allows Bruce Lee to unfold as an atmospherically fresh soundscape which offers plenty of earworm potential. But the true distinction in Bruce Lee is the amount of personal playful soul which has been thrown into the radio-ready mix.

If every debut single was as authentic and as accessible as Bruce Lee, people would have plenty more faith in up and coming artists.

You can check out Sterling Floyd’s debut single Bruce Lee for yourselves on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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EDDIE SATURN – VACATION featuring MyCompiledThoughts

If you like your music fuelled by Funk, Groove, and Soul, prepare to be enamoured by EDDIE SATURN’s latest playfully vibing mix “VACATION” featuring MyCompiledThoughts.

The world may be a little insane right now and going on vacation may be hard but listening to this warm and vibrant mix definitely isn’t. There’s little use in attempting slap a genre-label on VACATION, the soundscape transcends the archaic notion of aural constraint.

The popping melodies sit in constantly evolving beds of electronic effects and pick up momentum as the track which is sure to appease any fans of Daft Punk progresses. Yet with the experimentally melodic Indie feel, there’s very little in the way of assimilation in VACATION.

Perceptibly, co-producer Donny Darkpop pulled it out of the bag when they polished the mix which doesn’t just verse about nirvana, it takes you there.

You can check out VACATION for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Loosh – Get Out the House: Polyphonic Hip Hop Pop

Loosh’s latest Alt Pop single “Get Out the House” is exactly what you want to hear when you hit play on a new artist.

It’s got that instantaneous draw as your mind attempts to get to grips with a beguilingly fresh new soundscape, and the progressive track has quite the aural trip in store. From polyphonic key solos to Hip Hop-style grooves to moodily convictive Alt Pop vocals, Get Out the House contains it all plus plenty of other intricate nuances which affirm that Loosh puts innovation and expression at the forefront when writing their tracks.

If you’re as tired as assimilative uninspired music as I am, go and restore your faith in contemporary musicians. It may have been bad timing to release a track called Get Out of the House just before the world went into lockdown mode. Yet, we can appreciate the sentiment all the same.

You can check out Get Out the House for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kaedo – Survival of the Fittest: Candid, Hook-Filled Old School Hip Hop

Fans of smooth Old School Hip Hop will undoubtedly want to pay attention to the latest release “Survival of the Fittest” from up and coming artist Kaedo.

With a new studio album due to drop, there has never been a better time to jump on the hype around this trailblazer of an artist who perceptibly excelled in reviving old school sounds with brand-new contemporary appeal.

The atmospheric groove alone is enough to make you want to want to give Survival of the Fittest repeat attention. There are also the incredibly immersive melodic progressions which give the track an Indie vibe and the candid lyrics don’t just sting, they burn with sincerity.

You can check out Kaedo’s single for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jay Karnell – There for You featuring BADKids: A Vibing RnB Funk Pop Jam

As RnB goes, it’s rarely as unapologetically experimental as Jay Karnell’s latest single “There for You” featuring BADKids.

Within the mix, you’ll find a smorgasbord of different influences, from Funk to Indie to EDM, to Pop, it’s all in there and weaved together by the artist’s soul and charisma.

Around the electronic beats, you’ll be able to appreciate the ever-absorbing presence of Blues Funk riffs which take the track to the next level. With their vocals and lyrics, Jay Karnell kept their style much more archetypal. So despite the creative originality in There For You, any Seal fans will be in for a treat when they hit play.

You can check out Jay Karnell’s vibing RnB Pop Jam for yourselves by heading over to Soundcloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast