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Lethal Bizzle & Stormzy – Dude

Lethal Bizzle & Stormzy – Dude

These two MC’s lethal Bizle and Stormzy have Teamed up to bring this fast paced energetic offering to their fanbase. Setting the airwaves alight the two trade verses and compete for attention in this grime track. Calling out anyone who pretends to be something they’re not, the lyrics accuse and boast in equal measure. “What you are on the grime, In real life you live with your marms
You ain’t that dude!”

Stormzy has come a long way since his MCing in the basement, this dude is here to stay and laying down influence in the process. Named as an artist to look out for by BBC’s influential Sound of 2015, this English MC rap artist is poised to set the music world alight.

MØ – Kamikaze – between gaps music blog

MØ – Kamikaze – between gaps music blog

This latest electropop offering, a collaboration between MØ and Diplo of Major Lazer has a catchy vocal. Released on 15 October through Sony, it has already topped Belgium and Danish Music charts. Shot in Kiev, the video for this indie pop track is a cultural urban feast for the eyes. Written by Orsted the song was debuted on radio 1’s Hottest Record on October 14. Mo has certainly achieved her creative aim of making a very distinctive high energy memorable track which will bring her distinctive syncopated horns and popping style to a new fanbase. Following her A high energy track which will no doubt find MO a new following in the UK as one to watch.

Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle

Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle

In a time when young artists can be discovered overnight and rocketed towards Lorde-esque success, Julien Baker is the latest teen songwriter to come onto the scene, with the title track from her new Sprained Ankle album.

And quite frankly, the song is gorgeous. Julien’s soft voice sings about the pain of, well, pain, and its part in her creative process. With muted bass and tinny guitar notes, the song seems to take the 90’s grunge angst and apply to it some 21st century subtlety.

While it’s tricky for young women to distinguish themselves from the scores of other talented, young female artists, Baker has distinguished her music by being vulnerable and honest. She’s just herself.

Dawit Eklund – Lies are Chic

Dawit Eklund – Lies are Chic

Dawit Eklund already has some solid credentials to his name, co-founding the independent record company 1432 R, based out of Washington DC. But Lies are Chic is a piece from Eklund’s creative side rather than his business side.

Lies are Chic is a beat-fuelled electronica number. There’s so much going on that you can’t help but get a little lost in the track. The track bounces, waves and slides, almost daring you to dance, but not making it easy for you. Computerised counterpoints come and go, making sure the track never gets too comfortable in its rhythm.

While the track perhaps outstays its welcome by a minute or so, it never falls into the realm of boring. Chic, indeed.

Miguel feat Chris Brown & Future – Simple Things

Miguel feat Chris Brown & Future – Simple Things

This star studded remix collaboration from Miguel who enlists Chris Brown and Future has found a showcase on his Wildheart album. The lyrically seductive tones of Miguel, blend with those of Chris Brown and Future and ooze from this remix cut like honey and lemon for a sore throat. Beat heavy, this single mixes the smooth dulcet tones of Miguel Brown with the energy of in favour rapper Future to give it a little more edge. The song lit-up the small screen in Girls Vol 2 giving the track a wider following. Currently touring in Europe, Miguel loses nothing of the R&B sexiness and rock guitar in this track. Future’s rapping could be considered overkill, but will undoubtedly attract more attention.

 

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