Song of the Day: Caesar – Frenzy

Hailing from my neck of the woods – Hackney, baby! – FRENZY comes right through with his first single of 2019 entitled ‘Caesar’, taken from upcoming project ‘Heat of The Moment’.

Produced by Eyes, this new track is nothing short of his trademark – combining a multitude of genres to create a unique and dark hip-hop vibe – which underpins the east London rapper’s matter-of-fact lyricism.

The youngster’s catalogue of music, which reflects his life struggles and seeing close ones locked up or killed in his community, has raised eyebrows from major music tastemakers as well as generating loyal support from BBC 1Xtra DJs Jeremiah Asiamah and Robert Bruce.

Hailed as a local celebrity for his charity work and a mentor for his music to young aspiring artists, FRENZY also runs a workshop called Fast Forward which provides free studio time, production and engineering, which this time has resulted in a compilation titled ‘Fast Forward Vol. 1’.

Check out his first drop of the year below:

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Song of the Day: Feeling Today – Zhao

Hailing from Los Angeles, electro-pop artist ZHAO sets the blog’s limelight ablaze with ‘Feeling Today’, the infectious track featuring electronic soundscapes, which leads to a surprisingly funk-filled bassline and soulful vocals, evoking a sense of optimism and euphoria.

‘Feeling Good’ follows his string of 2018 releases, which earned spots on Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Summer Heat playlists and back-to-back live performances at some of Los Angeles’ most prestigious venues, such as Resident LA, The Moroccan Lounge, The Satellite, and Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Festival.

This guy is definitely made of the REAL stuff; looking forward to his future releases.

Check him out below:

Song of the Day: Imagine – Alex Dutty

Having picked up hundreds of thousands of streams, ALEXY DUTTY has played support slots for the likes of Kano, Ghetts, Wiley, and Bashy.

When he isn’t opening shows for grime royalty, the London-based rapper is renowned for trawling up and down the country selling his mixtapes. The buzz of the support slots and his DIY work ethic saw him sell 60,000 copies of his mixtapes collectively, earning him a nomination at the coveted Official Mixtape Awards two years running.

Taken from his new album, ‘Knock Down Ginger’, the fiery spitter once again step up to the plate and drop his latest reflective track titled ‘Imagine’ with some serious swagger…

Check out the video below:

Song of the Day: Loud and Clear – Kurt Atlas

Fresh on the rap game, New Jersey-born spitter/producer KURT ATLAS makes his entry on the blog and steals today’s hot spot with head-rolling banger ‘Loud and Clear’.

Although a freshman to the scene, this young upriser – now residing in Seattle –  is steadily building a dope catalogue of his music, which has been clocking up streams/views across platforms, including SoundCloud, Bandcamp and YouTube.

Why not jump on the hype and hit the play button on ‘Loud and Clear’…and if you like what you hear, hit that like button…and look out for more of his tracks, coming from REAL soon…

Song of the Day: Isolated Pawn – Juga

Combining the world of chess and music may seem like an impossible task, but Chilean conceptual artist JUGA proved that the two worlds can coexist with finesse through her debut single, ‘Isolated Pawn.’

Featuring a combination of stunning orchestration, Spaghetti Western guitar twang, and JUGA’s spine-chillingly yearning vocals with lyrics displaying unflappable survival techniques through difficult situations, ‘Isolated Pawn’ could be easily hailed as a James Bond theme song.

Also a celebrated ambassador of chess in her home country and a women’s chess activist worldwide, JUGA has already captured the hearts of Chess enthusiasts worldwide with live performances of the track at the 2018 Chess Olympiad in Georgia and the Global Chess Festival in Budapest, with her target now being to captivate the wider world to the science, psychology and art of Chess.

It’s time to immerse yourself into JUGA‘s world and watch the lyric video for the emotive ballad below: