New Music Video: Misty Head/Sunny Street – Oscar Jerome

Ahead of his tour with Kamasi Washington, OSCAR JEROME revealed his striking new video for latest single ‘Misty Head / Sunny Street’ alongside the announcement of his next London show which will see him make the ascent from EartH to Heaven – with his biggest headliner to date booked at the latter venue for November 19th 2019.

The new video sees the warped jazz-indebted funk of ‘Misty Head / Sunny Street’ – supported by the likes of 6 Music, Radio 1 and 1Xtra – set against a thought-provoking video that explores themes of gender, identity and self-expression. The four-minute production was made in collaboration with director Sam Rigal and Oscar’s brother Alfie Laurence, aka Moth, who is a drag and performance artist whose surreal androgynous work using himself as a canvas aims to dissect and subvert notions of gender, beauty and the alien other.

‘Misty Head / Sunny Street’ is the latest addition to a vibrant back-catalogue that’s unquestionably marked Oscar out as a tour de force in the burgeoning London jazz scene that he calls home.

Clap your eyes on the video for ‘Misty Head/Sunny Street below:

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Song of the Day: Background Noise – Melle Brown (ft. Oli Hannaford)

22-year-old London-born MELLE BROWN is set to release her debut ‘Intersection’ EP, this Friday (26th April) via Jamz Supernova’s label Future Bounce. The upcoming collection features the likes of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Hot For 2019 artist Tiana Major9, up and coming Manchester rapper Lay Full Stop and producer Interlekt (who’s worked with the likes of Jay Prince.)

The first instalment from the EP comes in the form of soulful house offering ‘Background Noise’ featuring the talented new vocalist Oli Hannaford. The record has already had early support in the form of a premiere from BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra’s Toddla T.

Listen to ‘Background Noise’ below:

Song of the Day: Creepin – Trinity Square

Following its premier with DJ Target on 1Xtra and the visual release via GRM Daily, Nottingham group TRINITY SQUARE have smashed onto the scene with Instagram going crazy for the video and some of the biggest UK channels, including Hackney’s Finest, Young Kings, The StreetBlogs, imjustthatguy and banterNtalent looking like they can’t get enough of it. The group have also pulled in national radio support and playlists from Kiss Fresh, Apple Music, Pulse 88 as well as BBC Introducing via Leicester, Derby and Nottingham.

A group of five young rappers and singers; Huey, ZIA, YD, B5IVE, and Trizzy VS – TRINITY SQUARE are hitting the radar amongst many emerging figures due to their unique style which is both hard-hitting and smooth. Produced by Stunnah Sez Beatz, ‘Creepin’ hears each of the TRINITY SQUARE members bring a different element to the track to wind it into an infectiously catchy number with a hugely melodic, sing-a-long hook. Varying pace and rap flows meet with harmonic lyrics and whilst each individual stands out with clarity, the combination of all elements works together in perfect harmony.

Their distinct twist of UK Rap and singing compliments the already vibrant UK urban scene and following a number of impressive YouTube releases such as ‘Pull Up’, ‘Gwop & Gwolla’, ‘Cold Summer’ and ‘Fanta’, the guys have built up an admirable opening discography for anyone that wants to discover more….

Check out the ‘Purge’ inspired video for ‘Creepin’ below, directed by JP Clearvision (J Hus/Hex):

New Track: Properly – Nizzy

Serving as the lead single for his forthcoming sophomore EP, which is due for release this summer, ‘Properly’ comes off the back of NIZZY’s last single ‘Rice & Peas’ and his critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Dreamin’ In Colour’.

The SynX-produced track, displays infectiously soothing Afrobeats, with hazy influences of Dancehall and R&B.

NIZZY‘s smooth naija-fused sound has already caught the attention from the likes of  BBC 1Xtra, Red Bull Music, Capital Xtra, MTV Base, GRM Daily, Link Up TV, The Beat London, GRM Daily, Link Up TV and Earmilk, among others.

Check out the lush video for ‘Properly’ below, directed by Q (Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy):

New Tracks: Retina/Stay: Joe Turner

Following his debut release ‘Atmosphere’, championed by Radio 1’s Phil Taggart and 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne & Tom Ravenscroft, South-London producer/musician JOE TURNER releases his brand-new double A-side via Jamz Supernova’s record label Future Bounce.

Leading the double A-side is ‘Retina’, a reflective, downtempo electronic track riding on an arresting undercurrent, densely layered with emotive instrumentation and introspective production.

Its counterpart ‘Stay’ is a bouncier, blissed-out track that radiates an emphatic energy through its warm melodies and lush intricate production.

Joe Turner

Born and raised in Croydon, Turner grew up in a house filled with Soul music and a smidgen of nineties electronica providing the youthful musician with a varied musical palette. His grandfather, a jazz pianist, was a major influence, from whom he’s undoubtedly inherited the musical talent that saw him writing his first song at just eleven years old.

Following his teenage years playing in various bands, it has only been in the past twelve months that Turner turned his attention to writing once again. Concentrating on his own material whilst similarly experimenting in production, collaborations ensued with South-London based artists such as Stella Talpo and SIAMAKI before he took the plunge and released his own compositions.

In February 2019, Turner self-released his first single ‘Atmosphere’ which gained the support of BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart, BBC 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft and BBC 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova, amongst many other radio stations & DJs. Also a hit on streaming services it was widely supported on editorial playlists.

With news of further recordings – a debut EP is imminent – and live dates in the pipeline, 2019 is looking to be a big year for the remarkable South-Londoner.

Check out ‘Retina/Stay’ below: