Song of the Day: Vices – Alfie Neale

Originally from Dorset, now based in Brighton, singer-songwriter ALFIE NEALE has been steadily building his fanbase with songs full of emotion and blunt honesty, where he pours his soul into every lyrics he writes.

His latest ‘Vices’ is a true testament of the above, as it reflects the compilation of his experience of moving to a new city (Brighton) and living with five of his best friends for two years. The song describes the importance of the little things in life, and how much support friends must show each other through the hard times. Although the bottom line of the song is serious there are less serious aspects to the song such as simple case of not having enough money to get a taxi home from a night out in Brighton.

The track is part of Alfie’s forthcoming five-track EP Titled ‘If My World Falls Apart’, set for release in March. To support the EP Release, Alfie will be playing a London headline show on April 30th at Colours Hoxton and a short run of city festivals including Live at Leeds, Hit The North and Liverpool Sound City.

Have a listen to this stunning track below…

Song of the Day: They Look Just Like They Know – Michael Baker

MICHAEL BAKER‘s first release of the year, ‘They Look Just Like They Know’, is a stirring acoustic piece of delicately plucked strings, rich reverb and cinematic movements, all of which steers the listener’s attention to Baker’s tender vocals and penchant for storytelling.

As with previous single, ‘Baby Books’, the Brighton songwriter once again turns to the subject of mental health, signified by the line “the mind can be a deadly place,” which Baker sheds further light on in the quote below:

“I wrote ‘They Look Just Like They Know’ when I had moved to Brighton after spending a couple of years of living in my Van and moving around. This song is a melancholic ponder on both the comfort and discomfort of memories, and how sometimes, in the darker times, your own home can feel strange and unfamiliar. It’s the difference between feeling at home in your mind, and feeling trapped in it.”

‘They Look Just Like They Know’ also follows previous single ‘Past The Evening’, which was premiered by Clash Magazine, who described it as “a tender return, showcasing the songwriter’s deftness of touch, and his gilded use of colour.”

Previous support for Michael Baker has come from BBC 6 Music , Youtube and Spotify Tastemaker Alex Rainbird with ‘One God Damn’, The Independent with single ‘The Steady & The Stuck’, and was selected for BBC Introducing London’s Artist of the Week . Michael also supported Sarah Jarosz at Union Chapel, performed at the inaugural Black Deer Festival and completed a UK and European tour back in November 2019.

Have a listen to his latest stunning piece below…

Sunny Achille reflect on habit and addiction in ‘Obsession’

Brighton-based SUNNY ACHILLE signs out 2019 with the release of single ‘Obsession’

Produced by Kai-A, ‘Obsession’ is about habit and addiction. Sunny explains: “It’s something we can all relate to in some form. We can often break a promise to ourselves and find ourselves escaping in a toxic way. Down the rabbit hole we go with our Obsession!”

Sunny grew up on his mother’s music collection ranging from Jazzmatazz, Lighthouse Family & Seal – to Coolio and The Streets – which led to have a diverse musical palette of his own. Blending trap with dubstep like synths, Achille combines his hard-hitting lyricism with left-field hip-hop elements throughout ‘Obsession’.

‘Obsession’ is out now on all major download/streaming sites. Stay tuned for the official music video in the coming weeks….

New Track: Tell Me Where – El. Train

UK producer EL. TRAIN teases his fans with a fresh new single ‘Tell Me Where’ ahead of anticipated album ‘Puzzles’ coming early summer 2019.

His first release for 2019, ‘Tell Me Where’ brings EL. TRAIN’s signature sound that combines hip-hop, R&B and electronic beats to the forefront, through the soulful bounce production, giving a taste of what’s to come on the 13 track album next month.

With a growing collaboration list that counts some of the hottest emerging UK talent in Pip Millett, Sam Wills, Iyamah, Age of L.U.N.A., Jerome Thomas, Barney Artist, Cold Callers, Kudu Blue, Sidders and Miki Rose, EL. TRAIN has amassed over five million streams as well as support from tastemakers including Soulection and NTS radio.

As one of the UK scene’s brightest emerging producers he is making serious waves on both sides of the Atlantic with additional support coming from MistaJam, Huw Stevens, DJ Target, BBC Introducing South, Complexion (Radio Westside), Rinse FM, NTS, Reprezent Radio and Soulection DJ’s.  His reputation as a UK tastemaker haven’t gone unnoticed either, with the producer been picked up for a monthly Soho Radio radio residency to further showcase his eye for upcoming talent.

EL. TRAIN further cement his place as one of the hottest UK producers by slamming this soulful house beauty…check it out below…

Song of the Day: Ting Dun – Ocean Wisdom (ft. Method Man)

After jumping in to the epicentre of the UK rap scene with the release of his independent Top 40 album ‘Wizville’ and the huge lead single ‘Revvin’ featuring Dizzee Rascal, OCEAN WISDOM is back with the visuals for another huge album joint ‘Ting Dun’ featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man.

Sewn into very fabric of Ocean’s music output, from the tracks themselves to everything aesthetic, is pure, unadulterated hip-hop. Whilst he already boasted an impressive online following and had gained millions of views on his videos, ‘Wizville’ has been the driving force behind his recent surge in awareness and popularity. His incredible delivery and lyrical ability, teamed with first class productions and visuals fast-tracked OCEAN WISDOM to the forefront of our minds and playlists, and with the release of ‘Ting Dun’ he looks to set to remain there too.

Coming through with extraordinary execution on a beat interconnected with layers of vocal and hip-hop gold, the two wordsmiths demonstrate their mastery and inimitable styles. OCEAN WISDOM rallies into his double time flow during the course of the track whilst Meth’s mellow tone and wit is delivered with nostalgic precision.

Quickly becoming synonymous with the title of UK’s hip-hop visionary, OCEAN WISDOM takes things to new levels on this latest visual release. Grainy film effects sits over low-riders and Cadillac’s bouncing along on hydraulics against the backdrop of America’s East Coast bringing it home for hip-hop lovers and connecting both sides of the pond perfectly.

The first half of 2018 has become a monumental year for the Brighton native, having smashed a string of dates in the UK and Austria on his ‘Wizville’ tour, he also received 4/5 stars for Wizville from The Guardian. Ocean graced the 1Xtra studios and performed a historic Live Lounge alongside Dizzee Rascal for their track ‘Revvin’, which became highly playlisted by the station, and also went on to light up social networks with an exceptional cover of Busta Rhymes ‘Gimme Some More’.

Ferocious and fierce with a faultless flow, OCEAN WISDOM stays high on the agenda with ‘Ting Dun’ ft Method Man.