Premiere: Hip-Hop Duo K.O.A Drops Track, ‘Classic’ Today!

Consisting brothers Austin & Jagger Spacy, K.O.A. has dished up a rather mesmerising number entitled ‘Classic’, out now for your inspection on all good download and streaming sites. Wrapped in a seamlessly soothing hip-hop/bedroom pop fusion, the duo’s latest offering is inspired by their friends who parted waves from them once they made it or ditched them over some girl.

Speaking of how the single’s release came to fruition, K.O.A says: “We never intended to release it but we played this for fun on one of our weekly lives and everyone was telling us to put it out.”

Between them, these guys from Arizona holds a very impressive CV. Austin, a multi-faceted talent, started out as a professional dancer and actor, before teaching himself to produce music whilst dancing on the 1989 World Tour with Taylor Swift. Jagger is an accomplished musician, songwriter and rapper previously signed to MMG (Timbaland’s mgmt company). While their initial releases lived in the alt/pop world, they are now leaning more into an alternative rap sound that feels honest and completely genuine.

Check out their new venture into alternative hip-hop world below…

Breana Marin Drops Infectious Track, ‘Work’

Pop/R&B artist BREANA MARIN‘s new single ‘Work,’ tells a moving story of the hardships that relationships go through while deciding if it’s a journey they want to continue.

“It’s about being in a relationship long past the honeymoon stage,” says Marin. “The point we reach where each person’s true colors are revealed, and deciding if you’re going to put the effort in to make it work.”

While the song’s context deals with a weighty emotional subject, it’s juxtaposed with R&B and pop influences mixed with a hint of island vibes to keep the tone light-hearted and fun. The lively melodies and beats paired with her lustrous vocals create a compelling dynamic that ties each element of the song together.

Breana Marin is a connoisseur when it comes to making hooks. Raised on Sade, Michael Jackson, and Prince, she honed her skills as a teen in the backseat of her parent’s car, singing lyrics to songs on the radio – and standing in front of the TV taking note of Michael Jackson videos. At 13, she began writing her own music, but it wasn’t until college where she began to find her stride. She’s taken the internet by storm from licensing hip-hop hooks to indie artists and is one of the top-performing vocalists and songwriters on the Beatstars platform, where her hooks have brought in incredible sales and racked up millions of views on YouTube. Marin is most known for her velvety smooth vocals influenced heavily by Sade and Imogen Heap. The songwriter’s impressive resume includes Fifth Harmony, Keyshia Cole, Phora, Brandy, and Letoya Luckett. Marin’s also had music featured in television shows on various networks like Starz, OWN, and Showtime.

Check out Breana’s single ‘Work’ below, produced by Dylan Graham (Big Sean, Dave East), BNJMN (Bryson Tiller, DJ Snake, Future), and Coop The Truth (Summer Walker, YBN Cordae, Faiyaz).

Otis Mensah Releases Dreamy Soulful Rap Anthem, ‘Like A Dog’ + Video

UK’s first Hip-Hop poet laureate OTISH MENSAH releases his new single ‘Like A Dog’, a mellow, abstract-rap anthem that wrestles with depression and nostalgia. Nurturing the international collaboration between the Sheffield lyricist and Berlin beat-maker the intern, ‘Like A Dog’ builds on their signature Jazz-Rap sound with a playful bounce and catchy melodic hook.

This single continues the #OtisMensahExists, a creative series blending together surrealist animation and introspective music. So far the series has been supported by major tastemakers including BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Earmilk, GUAP Magazine, The Times, I Am Hip Hop Magazine and CALM.

Check out the animated video for ‘Like A Dog’ below…

Somewon Shares Bitter-Sweet Debut Single, ‘Happy Together.’

Born and raised in Copenhagen, SOMEWON‘s latest single ‘Happy Together’, evolves around the struggle of letting someone go.

The turbulent alternation between the melodically light tones and the glitchy melancholic bass in his latest single could also sum up his upbringing when exploring music. From a childhood in classical choirs to spending his teenage years in the hip-hop community, Somewon – whose real name is Aleksander Demsitz – struggled to find his own identity musically.

After being a backing vocalist for the Danish hip-hop artist Mund De Carlo for several years and releasing a visual hip-hop-soul EP, Somewon has truly found himself in pop music.

Have a listen to ‘Happy Together below…

Rapper Pharaoh Got1 ‘Kickback’ In Latest Track

Following his appearance on the blog with debut track, ‘Pre season’, which displays his hell-bent determination to break the rap game, Luma Records’ rapper, PHARAOH GOT1 comes through with something a little different…

With guitar plucks giving off an alluring Latin-eques vibes, working alongside the heavy bounce of the b-line, Pharaoh’s second offering, ‘Kickback’, sees the Egyptian-born/UK based rapper taking time out to chillax…but only just for awhile, as there’s more bangers on the way from this slick spitter.

‘Kickback’ is out now on all good download and streaming sites…hit play on that bad boy below…