Song of the Day: Change My Ways – Dayton James

‘Change My Ways’ stems from Toronto singer/songwriter DAYTON JAMES‘ experience of how his mood/selfish ways affected his past relationships and their growth.

Oozing afterhours goodness, ‘Change My Ways’ is the first release from Dayton’s new EP, ‘Nonnative, Vol. 1’, out now on all streaming/download sites.

Have a listen below:

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Song of the Day: Quavo – Deep Green

Smashing close to 200k views in a matter of weeks, 70k streams, plus huge support from the likes of DJ Target and BBC Sheffield, ‘Quavo’ is yet another consistent release from one of Steel City’s finest…

DEEP GREEN collabs with his fellow Sheffield comrade Coco for the production. The two have a long history in music, both emerging in the local scene at a similar time and rapidly taking hold of their city before majorly breaking through in their own lanes on a national and international scale.

Whilst ‘Quavo’ first made an appearance on the ‘6 Years Deep’ album, the track has now been released as a single along with the visuals and is an exceptional representation of the star. Clever punchlines, intricate flows, confidence in his delivery of melodic singing/rap alongside harder, weighty bars plus his ability to create records wrapped around relatable subject matters have made him a vehicle for UK Rap, in fact, such is the case that his ever-growing fanbase are even known as his ‘passengers’ rather than fans, as they join him on his journey.

Already a regular at tipping millions of streams and views, DEEP GREEN has paid his dues, successfully smashing the circuit with freestyles, including his notable ‘Fire In The Booth’ for Charlie Sloth, and the endless shows supporting artists including Skrapz, M Huncho & Yxng Bane. His inclusion for Toddla T’s BBC Radio 1Xtra Live Lounge with DJ Target and the endless radio support are mere indicators to his undeniably exciting future and whilst the ceremonious applause and limelight are of course welcomed, it’s the depth in lyrical ability and his captivating character that keeps more passengers jumping on board with the Deep Green journey.

Check out the video for the slamming track below:

Song of the Day: Cruel World – Jasi (ft. Nelson Barros)

Award winning rapper JASI is more than just a musical artist but a creative in the truest form. His latest song is ‘Cruel World’, the title track from his new EP which was released last month, which followed two previous releases ‘FTS’ and ‘Okocha’.

Speaking of the release, JASI explains: “Cruel World was inspired by the passing of my grandmother. She was taken off life support following an accident, but somehow stayed alive for 10 days in the hospital without food, water”.

The reflective mood and lyrical content effortlessly align to the theme, with mellow undertones in the production, painting a picture of what JASI is describing. The rapper and songwriter enlists French-Creole battle rapper Nelson Barros on the feature verse, with production from Forgotten.

“In the song I talk about recurring personal demons and social injustices whilst contemplating out the existential hypocrisies of living in a “Cruel World”. Ultimately we all have to look out for ourselves.”

Jasi

Hailing from Bristol, JASI won a Royal Television Society award for his role writing and performing the lyrics in Mansa Musa Riddim that was part of Channel 4’s Random Acts series. More recently he’s worked on a film for the BBC called Dying 2 Live. He’s also a core member of Bristol based collective TΛΣ (consisting of RnB singers, Afroswing rappers, events and clothing).

Check out the heart-gripping track below…

Song of the Day: Feels – MRG (ft. Rio Nilo)

Available now on all digital streaming platforms, ‘Feels’ is the second single from Dominican-American rapper MRG‘s forthcoming debut album, ‘Live From The Hurst 2’. Featuring guest vocalist Rio Nilo, the song finds MRG expressing his fear of being vulnerable with a love interest, over a LOUD-produced backdrop with EDM and trap overtones.

“The track is about a woman who got me in my “Feels”. I had mixed signals from her at first so I didn’t want to express how I felt because of my pride… I was scared of getting rejected but I kept it solid and said how i really felt… I want listeners to understand that being scared to be open and vulnerable with a person is a common feeling in many relationships. I finally understood being vulnerable can be an act of courage and can bring people closer together. By being authentic to your feelings you can also inspire your significant other to do the same.”MRG

Check it out below…

 

Song of the Day: Big Zoe – Dutch ReBelle

After enjoying the incredible success that her latest album ‘Bang Bang’ spawned, DUTCH REBELLE  isn’t stopping to take a break. Just as summer reaches its hottest point, Dutch is giving her fans a cool splash of her new wave with her single ‘Big Zoe’.

Produced by INTL SHOW, ‘Big Zoe’ shows Dutch in peak form, spitting bars over a kick heavy track that immediately brings up feelings of Carnival and summer vibes.

Check out the visuals for the dope-heavy track below…