Song of the Day: Saw Her – Pound

After gaining rapid support from DJ Target and DJ Melody Kane across BBC Radio 1Xtra for their previous single ‘I Can’t Wait’, East London trio #POUND are ready to repeat their success with latest single ‘Saw Her’,

‘Saw Her’ flawlessly blends Afrobeat and Dancehall elements with a refreshing mix of wavy electro, produced by SupaWave, who is part of the upcoming trio. With vocals from SMXK£ and Darkboi on hand, #POUND achieved a current sound that commands attention. Filmed on the streets of Brick Lane, the energetic video features female passers by who just can’t get enough of that beat.

Starting out as rappers in Grime collectives like Kidz In The Hood and Mucky Wolf Pack, they started their career collaborating with respected MC’s like Crazy Titch and God’s Gift. At 15 years old, SMXK£ was even part of one of “Bow For The Wolves” a massive hit for Mucky Wolf Pack, which saw nationwide success in the heydays of Channel U.

Having supported Kojo Funds and Abra Cadabra, #POUND are getting ready for live performances across the UK.

Check out the blazing video for ‘Saw Her’ below…

Song of the Day: No Limit – Hannah V (ft. Shystie and Pepper Rose)

Celebrating boldness and individuality, ‘No Limit’ is a 6-track testament to the fearless and their pursuit to break barriers, and with the lead single of the same name featuring UK Rap great Shystie, the power combination can’t help but set the unstoppable tone of this EP.

The lyric video is representative of the feminine strength on this record. Pastel hues delicately swirl into a watercolour backdrop as the bold, courageous lyrics stand with power on the screen

Having written, produced and played for artists including Stormzy, Rihanna, Jessie J and scoring a Top 10 album in JP Cooper’s ‘Raised Under Grey Skies’, HANNAH V is a music pioneer. Her determination and desire to always navigate to success irrespective of gender, ethnicity or class has remained her driving force and within her latest release, it is exactly that which she captures.

Rooted in friendship, the music is a by-product of teamwork, fierce resolution and the talent within her circle. Premiered by DJ Target at 1Xtra, lead single ‘No Limit’ features Shystie and Pepper Rose and is anthemic in its charm with a valiant hook and the infectious, quick firing delivery of rap. Within the other 5 records that make up the EP, Misha B, Cherri V, Ama Schreyer, Nicky Brown and Mike Ellison join HANNAH V on the journey and it’s packed to the brim with soul, depth, meaning and instrumental heaven. Think of it as a road trip, with all of your friends and different discussions happening along the way, emotions pouring out at varied pace, some getting soulful and deep whilst ten minutes later you’re all singing together with the windows down. Hannah V captures it perfectly on this EP, only on this trip, there’s ‘No Limit’ as to where the road will take you and how fast you need to go, just as long as you continue to break down barriers and keep it moving….

Check out the bold and beautiful lyric video for ‘No Limit’ below…

New Track: Words – Molly Hammar

Swedish chart-topping RnB sensation MOLLY HAMMAR reveals ‘Words’, the second single from her forthcoming EP.

The addictive, dancefloor-friendly ‘Words’ was written with Molly’s childhood friend Benjamin Ingrosso and produced by Hampus Lindvall (Icona Pop/Zara Larsson). The infectious upbeat pop song simply encourages us to talk openly to each other.

A spirit of adventure, independence and self-discovery shines through Molly’s new music as her captivating vocal directly expresses her opinions and emotions. Previous single ‘No Place Like Me’ featuring grime legend Big Narstie continues to climb the UK Spotify viral chart, garnered widespread media support across the UK from the likes of BBC 1Xtra, Radio 2, Channel 4, The Line of Best Fit and Complex to name but a few.

MOLLY HAMMAR is set to continue winning over UK audiences throughout 2019 with her stunning voice and big personality. Spending her time traveling between London, Stockholm and LA, writing new songs both for herself and other artists. She’s co-written and guested on songs with Sick Individuals and SONDR among others.

The next few months will see the release of another single and a second EP that finds Molly baring her soul on the dynamic within relationships, her own identity and lost nights out in London.

Check out the video for ‘Words’ below:

Song of the Day: No Stress – Marc Jones

Already picking up amazing support from the likes of Tom Robinson at BBC 6 Music, Kan D Man and Limelight at BBC Asian Network, Foundation FM, Reprezent Radio, UK Undiscovered, Premier Gospel (London), Amazing Radio, The Beat London 103.6 FM, BBC 1Xtra, Insanity Radio, NE1fm, Pulse88, Reprezent, Earmilk and Spotify making him the cover of their ‘Blessings’ playlist, MARC JONES dropped latest single ‘No Stress’.

The Croydon native has released four singles to date, racking up over 300k streams without any major push and is set to release his debut EP this Spring, entitled ‘Progress’. The six track project will feature varying moods and topics – sharing a plethora of his own truths and experiences. All the records allude to a disinterest with life’s peripheral perks, and instead focus on uplifting urban culture through music.

Hailing from a part of the world that’s synonymous with gangs and violence, Marc’s aim is to expose people to something different through his music, that others might find inspiration in his lyrics and his authentic story of normality – yet stability. There’s no rags to riches story here which makes the artistry even more impressive. If we’re honest, our sole wish is to be content with our lives and live comfortably – making Marc’s ability to make everyday topics relatable, resonate all the more.

Check out the video below…

Song of the Day: Coming At Me – NUTTY P X SKRIPTURE

As one of the most prolific producers in UK urban music for the last 15 years, there is no doubt that NUTTY P’s distinctive sound has helped to shape the scene’s celebrated success of today.

His work, which has been influenced by hip-hop, rap, R&B and electronic music, has been responsible for hits from some of the most famed UK artists including Wretch 32, Krept & Konan, Professor Green, Ghetts and Sway, whilst his productions under the moniker Stinkahbell add further kudos to his talents in the form of remixes for Skepta, Jodie Connor, Busta Rhymes, Maverick Sabre, Taio Cruz and Cover Drive.

Working in the lab concocting his next array of revolutionary music, NUTTY P has once again been putting his wizardry to practise, this time completing his forthcoming album ‘Infrared’. The 8-track album is set to drop this Friday (29th March) and features a serious line-up of artists including the fiery Lady Lykez as well as SNE, Youngs Teflon, Paigey Cakey and Skripture for announcement record ‘Coming At Me’. Whilst yet to be released, the tracks have already built up some serious support and have been snapped up by the likes of Tottenham Hotspurs (to reveal Delle Alli’s new contract extension), England (to announce them qualifying for the Nations League), Chelsea FC (for their pre-match build up with Tottenham), Manchester United (for their pre-match Champions League build up), Adidas (advert), Soccer AM (showboat), Puma (advert) and even BBC1’s Silent Witness.

Alongside the announcement of the album release, NUTTY P treats us to the first instalment of fresh music in the form of ‘Coming At Me’ featuring Skripture, which was premiered with DJ Target on BBC Radio 1Xtra and added straight onto the huge ‘Grime Shutdown’ playlist at Spotify. Delivering an old skool R&G beat alongside the West London emcee who handles the hook and spits with galloping momentum over the verses, the track comes as a tasty warm up to the forthcoming energetic and ballsy single ‘Who The Hell’ featuring Lady Lykez.

With a ravenous drive that keeps him constantly creating innovative music, placing him consistently in the thick of the scene, Nutty P announces ‘Infrared’ – 8 tracks of genuine, dynamic, spirited and undiluted UK sounds that are being called for right now.

Check out the video below…