SVNO From Planet Vegeta Links Up With Onefour’s J EMZ For Debut Single, ‘Like We Do’

Members of two of Australia’s most exciting hip hop groups have combined in ground-breaking fashion. Both hailing from Western Sydney, Planet Vegeta’s SVNO and OneFour’s J EMZ mould their styles, attitudes and years of brotherhood in their latest effort ‘Like We Do’.

The track’s most standout quality is the synergy of the two artists and how they combine effortlessly despite their varying sonic backgrounds. SVNO’s luscious R&B vocal delivery is the perfect fold to J Emz’s gritty, drill inspired rap flow. Holding it all together is a glitzy guitar line and blown out 808s, providing the perfect amount of breathing room for the infectious top lines. The track reaches an anthemic peak with its hook, its lyrics an ode to their local area, brotherhood and friendship.

‘Like We Do’ is handed the baton by a significant amount of energy. J Emz’s OneFour have been hailed as the most exciting and impactful Australian act in recent times, a pioneer in the current wave of Australian Hip-Hop. They’ve combined over 100 million streams and in 2019, claimed 3 of YouTube’s top 10 trending Australian music videos. They’ve attracted A$AP Ferg on track, ‘Say It Again’ which saw the New York rap mogul entering their home-made claustrophobic, banging sonic world. They’ve most recently released latest single ‘Home and Away’ from their debut EP to significant acclaim.

Add on the recent track record SVNO’s Planet Vegeta and the momentum for the track accelerates further. Their most recent single, ‘Mai Elle’ put the group on the global map. It received multiple spins on BBC Radio 1, was premiered on Triple J and received editorial support from local key champions Filterzine and Purple Sneakers. Their debut single ‘Jorja’ led to the group becoming Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist of the week in December, Radio 1Xtra support, as well as opening the mainstage at Field Day in 2020. Their online series ‘Sunday School’ also added steam to the hype train, with its debut episode ‘Boys to Brothers’ getting 72,500 views in the first week. The series is sitting just shy of 310,000 views across just 3 episodes.

Check out  the video for ‘Like We Do’ below…

Drew Makes Noise With Head-Rushing Single, ‘Satellite’

Aiming to bring an emotional rollercoaster of scatterbrained fun with the melodies of pop and dance music to 2020, UK born and bred musician DREW MAKES NOISE released his debut solo single, ‘Satellite’, via One Inch Punch.

Opening with bold lyrics expressing high expectations, ‘Satellite’ reveals the impressive vocal range Drew Makes Noise has to offer. Taking a cheerful approach, his latest offering features boisterous electronic synthesizers to bring forth a youthful exuberance, conjuring up memories of hot summer days filled with pure, unadulterated fun.

While performing with the Ed Zealous band, Drew Makes Noise supported the likes of Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club and Maximo Park. The Ed Zealous band was featured in CLASH Magazine and received a fair amount of air play with Phil Taggart on BBC Radio 1. Belfast based musician, Drew Makes Noise has received support from Gemma Bradley on BBC  ATL Introducing and Aine Cronin-MCartney on BBC ATL Introducing. Ed Zealous performed at the Glastonbury Festival, on the BBC Introducing Stage, and the NEMO Music Showcase and Conference.

This one will sure brighten up your day; have a listen to Drew Makes Noise’s ‘Satellite’.

Ricardo Williams Delivers Single, ‘All I Need’, Featuring Yummy Bingham

After a phenomenal 2019, RICARDO WILLIAMS gives us the 3rd and final single from his critically acclaimed EP, ‘Intermission’ Vol 1 before and slew of new music and tour planned for 2020.

‘All I Need’ is a futuristic/cinematic take on R&B, which features the sensational vocals of R&B veteran Yummy Bingham.

Talking of the single, Ricardo  said: “I just wanted to create an EPIC love song. I grew up on big ballads and really wanted to bring back some of that energy but also throw some twists and turns in there. Giving you something different from me but still familiar.”

With continued support from Capital Xtra, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, Reprezent Radio, and more,
2019 was a big year for Williams, which witnessed the release of his debut EP and two sold out headline shows (London & Birmingham).

Check out Ricardo’s ‘All I Need’ below:

Song of the Day: Fit For A King – Tilly Valentine

After accumulating over 175,000 streams with three self-released singles, whilst gaining coverage across BBC Radio One, BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Radio 6 Music, electronic jazz singer/songwriter, TILLY VALENTINE adds latest effort ‘Fit For A King’ to her impressively growing discography.

Possessing a fresh take of R&B/soul with a hint of jazz, giving the almost three-minute production a vibrant uplift, ‘King For A King’ essentially chronicles when a person doesn’t know when they’re in a perfect relationship – that’s fit for a king!

Before its release last month, ‘Fit For A King’ was featured on BBC Radio One with Huw Stephens, as well as being added to BBC Sounds ‘The Hot List’ and gained further support from BBC Radio 1Xtra.

This one’s a nice little cracker! Check it out below…

Harleighblu & Bluestaeb Take A Stand On Cat Calling In ‘Call’

After appearing on the blog’s SOTD hot spot last week, UK R&B singer HARLEIGHBLU  and neo-soul & hip-hop producer BLUESTAEB circle back with anti-harassment empowerment anthem ‘Call’, the forth single off upcoming joint album ‘She’, out on October 11th 2019.

On a funk infused production courtesy of BLUESTAEB, HARLEIGHBLU takes a stand against cat calling: “We as women constantly have to deal with unwanted attention and aggressive pursuit when we do our thing and this song is a cheerful ‘talk to the hand’, a reminder that we don’t have to entertain such behaviour. Ladies, our journey is a long walk so let this song be the soundtrack to your stride, nothing can stop you especially not the unwanted advances from Mr.Basic”

After HARLEIGHBLU heard BLUESTAEB‘s music at Camden’s Jazz Café in 2016, the multinational duo decided to search for new ways to express their common love for uncompromised hip-hop and R&B. BLUESTAEB’s soulful approach to beat making complemented Harleighblu’s vocals perfectly as she staked her claim on the neo soul and hip-hop territory she always identified with. Hailed as an up and coming ‘queen of soul’ with references to Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse, HARLEIGHBLU’s signature sound has matured into a frank, self-possessed voice, bringing us honest, feminine, yet unrepentant lyrical touches.

Additionally, the Paris and Berlin based producer BLUESTAEB made his name through his releases via German tastemaker label Jakarta Records, where he released alongside Kaytranada, Ta-Ku and Mura Masa. Both his solo and collaboration projects have been internationally praised for their warm characteristic sound, receiving airplays on Soulection, BBC 1, Rinse.FM and many more.

With a full collaboration album set to drop in this month, HARLEIGHBLU and BLUESTAEB continue to impress with their seamless musical chemistry and mutual passion for classic R&B and hip hop. ‘Call’ provides a taste for what’s to come from the 13-track stoke of genius, ‘She’.

Check it out below…