Song of the Day: Ring My Line – Promise King (ft. Headie One)

Following on from his second single of the year following ‘Slow Down’, which was widely supported by i-D, The Independent, Highsnobiety, DJ Target and more, KING PROMISE brings on the party vibes with track, ‘Ring My Line’. Featuring Headie One, who rolls out imitable laid back bars, King Promise deliver his silky smooth crooner lyrics over a vibrantly smooth afro-fusion sample.

The First Films Worldwide directed video, brings to life the hypnotic single. Filmed on Ghana’s lush tropical coastline, the three-and-a-half minute production features both artists, soaking up the vibes surrounded by statuesque, goddess like women to soon head to an after-hours party.

Born and raised in Accra, Ghana, King Promise is an ardent storyteller inspired by life, love, family, hustling and partying, over an irresistible blend of afrobeats, hip hop and R&B. Since first releasing music officially in 2017 via Soundcloud, Promise’s fanbase quickly began to swell as word spread and a huge buzz manifested locally. Before he knew it, his career had taken off and he now counts fans in the likes of GQ, Complex, Boiler Room, BBC Radio 1 and more. Though a humble guy not bothered by numbers, he has over 35 million streams on his top 5 tracks on Spotify alone and 2.6 million followers on his socials and claims Ghana’s most streamed album of all time with his 2019 album, ‘As Promised’ (which saw him share tracks with Raye, Wizkid and more). With his irresistible signature crooner lyrics and palpably warm and danceable energy, King Promise is somewhat of a hidden gem outside of West Africa.

‘Ring My Line’ is part of an incredible new project he wrote over lockdown which he’s yet to shed light on…check out the video below…

Joeymvne Comes Through With A Heavy Track, ‘Plaistow’

Hailing from East London, JOEYMVNE delivers a soulful, fluid, and trance-like single, ‘Plaistow’ a poetic piece where he gives us a fly-on-the-wall view into his world in Plaistow over Jimmy Edgar’s instrumental.

‘Plaistow’ comes after the release of his single, ‘COD’, which was well received by fans and also had local radio stations. Why not check it out below…

Song of the Day: Roll Up – Mickey Factz x Blu x Nottz

West Coast indie Hip-Hop juggernaut BLU, Bronx rapper MICKEY FACTZ, and Grammy-nominated producer NOTTZ (of 9th Wonder’s Soul Council) have joined forces for EP, ‘The Narrative’, out now via SCHMTCS/Soulspazm.

‘Roll Up’, forms part of the six-track set, which finds Blu and Mickey trading bars about some of the turmoil the world has experienced in the past year and a half– not the least of which is the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to claim the lives of loved ones –over a haunting sonic backdrop laced by Nottz.

‘Roll Up’ is The Narrative EP’s third leak, following the singles ‘Stay Down’ and ‘Reign’. Check it out below…

Producer Blastar Drops Sassy Joint, ‘On Top’

Multiplatinum French producer BLASTAR‘s band new offering, ‘On Top’, which follows his Afrobeat/Rub-A-Dub style banger ‘Solo’, possesses a sultry blend of 90s-style ragga and arguably a soulful twang of reggaetón.

‘On Top’ is taken from his project ‘EXILE’ which will explore various Afro-Caribbean sounds. Spice up your weekend and check it out below…

Song of the Day: Checkmate – Meggz

MEGZZ‘s single, ‘Checkmate’ is a fun, sassy and empowering R&B pop anthem about moving on from a partner who is playing games in a relationship. The catchy and feel-good track promotes self-empowerment and realising one’s worth.

An independent artist from Northamptonshire, whose genre spans RnB, Pop and Neo-Soul, Megzz uses her talents to empower others, promote self-love and speak out about issues such as mental health. Her debut EP ‘Feel My Love’ (2019) explored these topics and introduced her distinctive sound; gaining support from BBC Introducing and notable magazines/blogs such as AnR Factory and Discover Nü. This support continued with her next single (Tell Me Why, 2020) and throughout the pandemic, where Megzz hosted and performed at virtual gigs to raise money for organisations such as Black Lives Matter, Womankind and Mind UK.

Now her latest single is sure to sure her on the radar…have a listen below…