YKB Releases ‘Yusful Music’ EP

Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, singer-songwriter YKB is transforming the sound of Afropop. Taking his real name Oluwo Yusuf Gbolaga, he has created the title ‘Yusful Music’ for his debut EP.

YKB has carved a lane for himself with his vibrant artistic vision and refined execution highlighted on the five track EP, which features the already released ‘San Siro’ and ‘Bo Card (Things I Need)’ with a combined 1.5 million streams on Spotify. Lead track ‘Komplete Riddim’ is an upbeat fusion with rhythmic patterns and afrobeats blended with an R&B feel to it, with the lyrics highlighting YKB’s incredible vocal range and soft pitch.

Across the EP, with other tracks ‘Pressure’ and ‘Traffic’, YKB delivers with soul and passion, with a sense of urgency and emotion reflecting the afropop roots in African Folk Music. YKB has carved a lane for himself with his vibrant artistic vision and refined execution.

Speaking on ‘Yusful Music’ he says, “That’s all I’m trying to do, transform feelings into sonics. And to do that on the highest level, as best as I can.”

With an ever-evolving sound, he has inducted himself into a new league of artists emerging from the African continent. Have a listen to his seductive EP below…

Must Listens: pressure, bo card (things i need), traffic

OUT TODAY: Listen to LT’s EP, ‘Out the Trenches’

Port Harcourt bred singer/songwriter, LT‘s his first body of work ‘Out The Trenches’ documents the past three years of his life. A seven track, soulful, groovy, synth-heavy, rhythmic project, intentionally put together to showcase the outer-worldly range and drive he possesses as an artist.

Creating the majority of the project from a headspace of gloom, self reflection, and hunger, LT had to channel all these emotions, igniting light out of a place of darkness, hence the title Out The Trenches. LT’s scintillating range in songwriting, performance and cadence shines through on every track, affirming a thematic expression that characterizes a phase personally and artistically. Alongside creating a delicate sonic world that incorporates elements of R&B/Soul, Afrobeats, Trap & Reggaeton, owed to an impressive list of production collaborators, from Killer Producer, Abel Lead Us, Mazi Spice, Trizzy Beatx to other session vocalists and instrumentalists who added to the depth of the project.

Released today (2nd June), LT’s debut ‘Out The Trenches’ is a strong first impression by an artist tipped to go the distance. Have a listen to his collection below…

Must Listens: In Due Time, A Million Lies, My Ana

705’s new EP, ‘7:05’ is a pleasurable fusion of Afrobeats, R&B and hip-hop

‘7:05’ is a six-track project that gives a deeper insight to the person (Surulere Bankholemoh) who most have come to know as Nigerian artist and producer, 705.

Released last Friday (26th of May), the E.P starts off with a surreal but yet motivating track entitled ‘Daily Prayer’ which gives a real introduction to the artist, sharing insights on his beliefs, hometown and upbringing. With party tracks like Arabian nights & Spender ‘7:05’ paints a full picture of 705 as he grab life firmly by the horns and live it to the fullest and party! The dark, sombre contribution from tracks, ‘Pain’ and ‘Over’ paint a vivid picture of returning to the everyday reality he lives once the good times are over.

705 is a . Born in Lagos, 705 was raised by his grandmother before moving to London in 2001. Influenced by so many great artists such as King sunny Ade, Fela kuti, Michael Jackson, Tupac and 50 Cent, 705’s sound is a fusion of Afrobeats, R&B and Hip-Hop Music and 7:05 EP encompasses all the genres into a pleasurable listening experience. Check out the project below…

Must Listens: Daily Prayer, Good Feeling, Spender

OUT TODAY: Sonz Of Thunder UK Gives ‘Joy To The World’ In New Single

Following their previous single ‘Eagles Wings’, reggae/dancehall duo SONZ OF THUNDER UK (SOTUK) are ready to share their single ‘Joy To The World’ out now across various reputable music platforms.

Known for their infectious flow over the years, the guys have recently adopted the exuberant sounds of the Motherland as heard in their Capital Xtra’s Ras Kwame-approved singles, ‘Blessing Pon Blessings’ and ‘Destiny’s Calling’.

Continuing the buoyant vibes inspired by the continent, provided by upcoming Ghanaian producer Biskit Beats, ‘Joy To The World’ is an ode to find beauty, peace and pure joy in the world, despite the current climate, and to give thanks to the creator for the beautiful and joyous opportunities that unexpectedly arises.

For over a decade, SOTUK – consisting of brothers Shane and Dean Brown – have been spreading the words of inspiration across the UK which earned them a steady following in the gospel and mainstream communities as well as receiving continuous support by the likes of Capital Xtra’s Ras Kwame, BBC London, Pluse88 Radio, The Beat 1036 plus many more.

In the middle of the pandemic, which presented various adversities for many musicians, the North-West Londoners came on top and scooped the Music & Media Platforms Awards (TMMP) for best reggae act in 2021.

Their first official release of 2023, marks a new and exciting chapter of great things to come from SOTUK.

‘Joy to the World’ is out now across various reputable music platforms.

Song of the Day: Meet Me In London – ily tgb

London- based artist ILY TBG‘s latest track, ‘Meet Me in London’, is considered his most formidable piece to date.

Not only does the Portuguese-born rapper and producer advance his own style significantly, but he also makes significant strides ahead of the scene. He does this by fusing afrobeat’s irresistible sounds with a vivid pop aesthetic that creates an allure full of impact. The singer-songwriter and producer also hits the ground running from the first second with an earworm encounter that you will find difficult to match anywhere else.

‘Meet Me in London’ is full of life and vitality, with the vast array of sounds and styles that’s on full display. ily tbg, who finds inspiration in the greats such as Ludacris and Justin Timberlake, incorporates his own creative energy into the mix while taking subtle cues from the finest in the game.

So are you ready for something completely fresh? Good. Now hit that play button on ‘Meet Me in London’ below…