Song of the Day: Run – Yvon (ft Dekar)

YVON uses music as a therapeutic outlet, expressing her thoughts and feelings through creating music, she has collaborated with Dekar to give us her single ‘Run’,  a smooth RnB infused track with a hint of tropical vibes resonating from its core.

Having modelled and walked on runways for the elites of the fashion industry, representing brands such as Victoria Beckham, Maison Margiela, Matches Fashion, Selfridges and Topshop to name a few, Yvon’s main passion and focus is her musical journey. After losing her father at a young age, Yvon started writing poetry at aged seven and writing became a daily therapy for her. Although singing since a young age, her desire to vocalise her poetry sparked an interest in rapping, further influenced by hearing her brothers write lyrics and perform around the house.

With a ‘Free Spirited’ musical style, Yvon combines mainly RnB and Soul, with influences ranging from the greats that include Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo and Jasmine Sullivan. She has spent the last two years honing her craft in the studio and gained support from tastemaker sites such as Dazed and HighSnobiety for her stepped back performance at Sofar Sounds HQ, she has also delivered impressive performed at the likes of Keakie, UN:HURD and The Hospital Club.

Bringing a captivating and unique musical experience, let your mind ‘Run’ with Yvon.

Tia Gostelow shares Brand New Dreamy Alt-Pop single, ‘Psycho’

Australian newcomer TIA GOSTELOW’s single, ‘Psycho’ narrates her own experiences with gaslighting in relationships.

She confides, “I constantly thought I was the issue, that everything was my fault and I kept apologizing for things that I later realised weren’t my fault at all. I feel like when you are in these circumstances, sometimes it feels like you’re going insane, I felt like I was turning into this psycho person and it seemed like nobody else saw where I was coming from.”

Tia came under radar with debut album, ‘Thick Skin’ in 2018. Released in Australia and New Zealand on her own label Lovely Records, the album scooped the Queensland Music Album of the Year Award. It features the hit single ‘Strangers’ which clocked up over nine million streams to date.

Since her impressive inception, Tia has garnered support from the likes of CLASH, Earmilk and Triple J and has toured across Europe as well as performing at major festivals in Australia, supporting the likes of Gomez, Frightened Rabbit, Lewis Capaldi, The Rubens, Ball Park Music and Boy & Bear.

The 20-year-old alt-pop songstress is currently putting the finishing touches on her second album with acclaimed producer Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy, Alex Lahey) that is scheduled for release later this year.

Have a listen to ‘Psycho’ below…

 

 

Song of the Day: Calling You – HXXD

Following on from his recent drop ‘Conversations Freestyle’, Mancunian native HXXDZ continues to bring the levels with single, ‘Calling You’.

Taking influence from Trap and Drill with the additional flair of alternative hip-hop, ‘Calling You’ shows also a softer side to Hxxdz in comparison to his harder drill type flow on previous releases. This sees him taking a more melodic approach whilst clearly showing his versatility to be able to switch between various genres.

The by product of a musical pallet means Hxxdz sound morphs the transatlantic sounds and influence neatly into his style with cold flows, an unstoppable delivery and a knack for lyrical creation. Having received support from the likes of Mixtape Madness, Link Up TV, P110 and GRM Daily, this young artist is really making a name for himself in the UK scene.

With a slew of releases in the pipeline, this really is just the beginning for Hxxdz, growing as an artist with each release, he’s someone you should definitely be keeping an eye on. Check him out below…

Listen To Houston X’s Scarlett Red

Dubbed as London’s answer to Travis Scott, HOUSTON X‘s second installment of the year, ‘Scarlett Red’, a slow alternative R&B burner which is as ethereal and dreamy as it is dark and menacing.

‘Scarlett Red’ follows his first track of the year (CT Side A), which gained 50k streams within the first two weeks of release.

With previous tracks picking up support from various industry moguls, a Highsnobiety premiere and BBC 1Xtra premiere all under his belt, as well as backing from all specialist radio stations (just in the first few months of seriously making music) as well as rapidly picking up fans and more of a cult following at every single performance he does, the future is looking abundant for X.

Check out  ‘Scarlett Red’ below…

Song of the Day: Spazzin – Anderson 100 & Capstone Heights

Taken from their collaborative EP ‘New Moon’ (released via Dudley Road Records, created by Brum football legend Daniel Sturridge), Birmingham finests, CAPSTONE HEIGHTS and ANDERSON 100‘s lead single ‘Spazzin’, sports a soft introduction that leads into a heavy, clattering drill beat produced by Malice Beats. The pair ride the riddim with a gritty, scattergun flow, paying homage to their hometown and the great game of football too.

Together Capstone Heights and Anderson 100 encapsulate the influences and culture of their hometown Birmingham. ‘New Moon’ has a unique sound combining heavy beats, with Anderson’s recognizable skippy rap flow, and soulful, creative lyricism from Capstone.

Over recent months Anderson 100 has released an onslaught of music and made serious gains in the rap scene. Tipped as “…an artist with so much promise” by the likes of Kenny Allstar (BBC Radio 1Xtra), he’s also reeling in support from some of the U.K’s top DJ’s across Capital, Beats1 and 1Xtra, with joints such as ‘Bae Goals’ and ‘House Rules’. As a musician Anderson 100 has built a loyal and increasing fanbase from being able to produce unorthodox sounds whilst portraying integrity through the vibes his music gives, he expresses himself freely and is recognisable by the music he creates.

Singer/songwriter Capstone Heights is known for seamlessly merging multiple genres using 808 beats with hints of Soul, Hip Hop and R&B, to create a cutting edge experience for his listeners, exemplified in soulful tracks such as ‘Destress’ and ‘Champagne’.

Offering something new and unique, Anderson 100 and Capstone Heights prove why UK regional rap is flying high and put themselves on course for being frontrunners of not just Birmingham based artists, but the UK rap scene.

Check out ‘Spazzin’ below…