Song of the Day: Bob N Bits – Anticalm

Rising rapper ANTICALM is ready to make himself known as one of the most distinctive voices from the UK with his ferocious debut single, ‘Bobs n’ Bits’. The destructive blend of raw and playful storytelling delivers a fresh take on modern rap alongside his production partner Samuel D. Samuel recently worked with Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite who had a number 1 album with the band in 2021.

As soon as the track begins, it demonstrates the influences of hip-hop, grime and punk. ANTICALM is assured as he delivers his tongue-in-cheek lyrics, whilst the futuristic production hooks in the listener with a caustic blend of heavy bass and piercing synths, which gives the track its distinct edge.

Discussing the playful nature of the track, ANTICALM shares: “I walked past a discount shop called bits n bobs when I was living in Manny! Walked home, flipped the chorus and recorded the track that day. Everyone talks about doing bits round here, me, I don’t do bits, I do bobs and bits. Simple!”

The talented rapper tackles his own performances with a similar carefree vigour and passion as his influences Scarlxrd, Slowthai, Plan B, Yungblud and Rage Against The Machine. It’s forward thinking, it’s chaotic, it’s rowdy, it’s powerful. Simply put, ANTICALM just may be the rap scene’s long-awaited answer.

Check out the official video for ‘Bobs n’ Bits’ below…

OUT TODAY: Rising Artist JVSTN. Shares Genre-Bending Single, ‘LOST & FOUND’

With his new single, New York-based pop artist JVSTN. continues his journey into a synthy, sample-based pop sound, but this time experiments with Hip Hop and Psychedelic elements. After the successful release of his first original song earlier this year, JVSTN. is excited to build his discography with another ethereal creation.

Out today, ‘LOST & FOUND’ started when he attended the Governor’s Ball music festival in NYC 2021, his first festival since the beginning of COVID. JVSTN. wanted to capture the feeling of looking around the crowd and seeing lovers kiss, friends smile, and strangers groove to the same beat. He cuts these dopamine-heavy emotions with more depressive and anxious thoughts in the verses and bridge to build up to a psychedelic explosion in the song’s third act. This song was co-written with his longtime writing partner and friend, Charlie Aldrich.

‘LOST & FOUND’ follows JVSTN.’s previous well received offering, ‘Dancing With The Enemy’, an euphoric formula of layered sampled vocals, trip-hop-like beats and an elegant topline. The Brooklyn-based pop hero manages to deliver a track that will appease not only big playlists and radio outlets, but also listeners on the edgier part of the spectrum, effectively bridging the gap to art-pop.

‘LOST & FOUND’ is out today on various music platforms… Check out the official video for the single below…

Listen To Joeyglo’s New Single, ‘Lovely Lady’

Hailing from Nashville, singer-songwriter, producer, and audio engineer JOEYGLO shares his new single ‘Lovely Lady,’ which references the importance of making women feel validated, worthy and enough.

Although women are breaking boundaries all the time, Joeyglo says, “This world would be nothing without a woman or a girl.” “Lovely Lady” represents the prominence of well-deserved women. “The song is about the first moment the protagonist meets a woman and just has to know every little detail about who she is and wants to spend every waking moment with this special human,”

While blending genres and giving a fresh sound to the electronic-pop and hip-hop scenes, the track drew inspiration from “the givers of life,” says Joeyglo. “I wrote this song to be fun and flirtatious while not making women feel sexualized or unappreciated for who they really are as people,”

In Joeyglo’s career, his influences have had a powerful impact on his creativity and have even drawn comparisons to Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, and Jeff Buckley. The style and sound of his storytelling translated into lyrics are on the rise as he furthers himself in the limelight as an artist.

‘Lovely Lady’ was released last Friday (9th September) for your pleasure. Have a listen below…

Henny Knightz Returns With Track, ‘Hackney’

HENNY KNIGNTZ latest drop, ‘Hackney’ narrates the day in the life of the east london bmxer over a rugged, industrial beat.

Henny Knightz is one half of duo The Knighthood Society featuring fellow rapper Nicki Knightz. Henny has executively produced all of Nicki Knightz’ music and Ivohé’s 2022 album ‘goldita y despeinada’ to critical acclaim, and has been covered by Trench Magazine, Earmilk, RWD Magazine, GUAP Mag GRM Daily, KALTBLUT and BBC1xtra

It’s time to check out ‘Hackney, the anthem for the downtrodden and forgotten…

Doechii Drops ‘She/Her/Black B*tch’ EP

DOECHII‘s first EP for Top Dawg Entertainment / Capitol Records “she / her / black bitch,” includes production from Kal Banx, Hit-Boy, Bankroll Got It and Devin Malik, and is Executive Produced by Anthony ‘Top Dawg’ Tiffith and Anthony “Moosa” Tiffith Jr.

The project cements the Tampa native as a distinct voice whose versatile talents range from quick-fire bars to seductive singing. On she / her / black bitch, Doechii outlines different layers of her life experience: from villainous to confident to soft and sad, and to overall proving that she matters.

“Many times I’ve been referred to as a “bitch” as a way to gaslight me out of certain spaces, something I think many people can relate to in one way or another,” says Doechii. “Lots of people will call you various names for doing something differently.

“So I decided to take ownership of the ‘black bitch’ and title my EP she/ her/ black bitch and reclaim that motherf***ing power,” Doechii continues.” So if you’ve ever been put down for being yourself, just remember you’re powerful and unapologetic- these songs are for you.”

In 2022 the Doechii came out swinging, chosen as an XXL Freshman and tapped as an ‘Artist to Watch’ in Rolling Stone, NPR, Vulture, Complex, Uproxx, Pigeons and Planes, FADER, and more. Doechii performed on both The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and on the mainstage on the BET Awards. She was also chosen as the RADAR US Cover Artist at Spotify; the VEVO DSCVR Artist for June; the BET Artist of the Month; MTV’s Push Artist for July; and Billboard crowned her both ‘Artist of the Month’ and a ‘Queer Game-Changer.’ Doechii’s record “Persuasive” also made Obama’s Summer playlist.

Doechii has dominated since the release of her unwaveringly original EPs—2020’s Oh the Places You’’ll Go, featuring the viral smash “Yucky Blucky Fruitcake,” and 2021’s BRA-LESS. This new release continues a hot streak for Doechii following the brazen “Bitch I’m Nice” the rebellious “Crazy” and the seductive “Persuasive” (which SZA later jumped on).

Expect more unparalleled, genre-bending music from the multi-faceted Doechii, the self-proclaimed ‘swamp princess.’ Check out the bada** EP below…