New Track: Throw It Back – Manu Crooks

Fresh off its premiere via DJ Target on 1Xtra, Australian rapper MANU CROOK$ reveals huge new single ‘Throw It Back’.

The blistering  record  is produced by  MANU CROOK$ and co-produced by DOPAM!NE, featuring fellow African-Australian  artist B Wise after the pair previously collaborated on Manu’s single ‘Best Years’. ’Throw It Back’ serves as a follow-up single after the success of “Fuego” (feat. Anfa Rose) released earlier this year.

Manu has just finished a national tour supporting Alison Wonderland, and recently performed to thousands of people on the main stage at Listen Out Festival. 2019 sees Manu as the only Australian artist on the bill for the first Rolling Loud Festival outside the US. Praised as the biggest hip-hop festival in the world, Manu joins massive names such as Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti and Tyga for the first ever AU edition to be held in Sydney in January.

With over 10 million collective views on YouTube, and 20 million collective streams on Spotify, MANU CROOK$ closes the year with another certified banger.

Check it out below:

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Song of the Day: Green Porcelain – Rebecca Phillips

REBECCA PHILLIPS makes her entry on the blog’s top spot with latest offering ‘Green Porcelain’.

The R&B Experimentalist delicately lay her rich vocals over a glitchy, electronic soundscape that lures you right into her world.

On the release, Rebecca says: “Green Porcelain may be beautiful to look at but it’s a cold material and can shatter easily. Ultimately the track explores fragility framed through multiple guises and visual metaphors, mostly in the form of physical materials and textures. It could be asking the listener: can you enjoy a connection when it’s striking appearance leaves you emotionally distant?”

The North Londoner’s debut ‘Burnt Peach’ received praise from the likes of i-D, CLASH, Resident Advisor to name a few – as well as receiving radio play from BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova.

Click play on ‘Green Porcelain’…and if you like what you hear, look out for the Addison Groove Remix and Official Video before the end of the year.

New Track: Call Me In The Morning – The Streets (ft. Chip & Grim Sickers)

Fresh off its premiere as both Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’ on Radio 1 and DJ Target’s ‘Targo Embargo’ on BBC 1Xtra, THE STREETS return with a slamming new release entitled ‘Call Me In The Morning’, featuring Chip and Grim Sickers.

Landing straight on the Spotify ‘New Music Friday’ playlist, Apple Music ‘Best of the Week’ and picking massive support from the likes of Julie Adenuga at Beats 1, Dev at Radio 1, NME, Dork, Complex, Clash, Joe.co.uk, The Line of Best Fit, Hot New Hip Hop and more, the visuals were exclusively revealed via GRM Daily last week. Check it out below:

Song of the Day: He Ain’t Me (Remix) – Ricardo Williams (ft. Lioness)

RICARDO WILLIAMS returns with a big BANG with his second (remix) single ‘He Ain’t Me’, premiered on radio via DJ Ace on BBC 1Xtra.

Produced by Sillkey(Wiley, Jacob Banks, Vanessa White) the remix takes you through a journey of clever wordplay from the opening verse by Lioness through to the catchy and fun summer vibe of the track. This remix proves Ricardo’s versatility and truly displays him as arguably one of the brightest current R&B artists from the UK.

Talking about why he decided to do a remix, Ricardo says “I wanted to show a different side of me but also give people something they can dance to. Not to mention I’ve been a huge fan of Lioness for years and when I heard her DBT remix I knew instantly I had to get her on this track!”

The remix follows ‘He Ain’t Me’ and  Ricardo’s last single ‘Come Over’ which was featured as DJ Ace’s Track of The Week on BBC 1Xtra. He partnered with fellow R&B peers J Warner, Jordan King and Mark Asari for the remix which premiered on BBC 1Xtra. Support was also received from Manny Norte on Capital Xtra, The Beat London, Pulse88 Radio, Reprezent, Westside FM, Ronnie Herel and MiSoul radio.

2018 has already been a big year with the release of new music and various live performances, including supporting Faith Evans on her UK tour (London, Birmingham and Manchester)

Check out this powerhouse-on-the-rise; listen to the remixed version of ‘He Ain’t Me’.

Song of the Day: You’re Crazy – Jodie Abacus

Described by many as Thundercat meets Stevie Wonder, Future-soul artist  JODIE ABACUS  released an ode to all crazy ex-partners, coming in the shape of single ‘You’re Crazy’, taken from his forthcoming debut LP.

The South-London singer has been causing a stir since the early days of ‘I’ll Be That Friend’ & ‘Good Feeling’, with Abacus winning hearts at BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra – not to mention key tastemaker support from the likes of i-D, Pigeons & Planes and Noisey.

His forthcoming LP was inspired by “the worst, mental, fuck-with-my-head year” which saw the singer break-up with a girlfriend of five years and suffer a near-death experience with pneumonia – Jodie now lives with the attitude that he “must be able to take shit and grow flowers”.

Over the coming months, JODIE ABACUS will deliver additional tracks from the album – with a full LP release date to be announced soon….