New Music Video: SIR – Akheim Allen

Following on from last year’s explosive reintroduction with ‘Wavs Dnt Die’ and ‘Memo’, which garnered support from BBC 1Xtra, Clash Magazine, Highsnobiety, Trench Magazine, and Spindle Magazine, among others, Edmonton rapper, songwriter and producer AKHEIM ALLEN, formerly known as the artist PW, is back with his brand new single titled ‘SIR’ and its accompanying music video, as premiered via The FADER – this is the first of two offerings to be released between now and the end of the year, leading up to a brand new EP in 2020.

Produced by O12, who has previously worked with the likes of Octavian, Stormzy, Ebenezer, Melii and Koder, and accompanied by a gripping music video, shot and directed by exciting newcomers B2 Creative, ‘SIR’ is a hard-hitting offering led by ominous synth keyboard arrangements and infectious wobbly drum patterns, over which AKHEIM ALLEN waxes lyrical on hustling back to back, and doing whatever is necessary to achieve your goals, while showcasing his captivating flow, writing skills and commanding presence, all traits that make him one to watch right now.

Possessing the lyricism and wordplay of Wretch 32, Avelino or Jay Prince, AKHEIM ALLEN comes championed by the likes of BBC Radio 1, The FADER, Complex, RWD Magazine, Capital Xtra, DAZED, GRM Daily, Link Up TV, and MTV Base, to mention a few. The Edmonton native is fast-emerging as one of the best rappers coming out of North London, while his skills as a producer (Wretch 32, Yxng Bane, WSTRN) makes him a definite cut above his peers.

Check out the slamming video for ‘SIR’ below…

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Song of the Day: Come Down – Ironik (ft. Ayo Beatz)

Producer, DJ and artist IRONIK links up with one of the hottest producers in the UK, Ayo Beatz for a smooth summer banger ‘Come Down’.

Hot on the heels of his collaboration with K Koke on ‘Prayers For Life’, which gained huge support from the likes of Tim Westwood at Capital Xtra, DJ Shortee Blitz at KISS Fresh, BBC London, BBC Asian Network etc, IRONIK follows up with a track full of summer feels and good vibes.
The pair previously collaborated on 2018 joint ‘Watch Nuttin’, and IRONIK is no stranger when it comes to features as throughout his career he has working with top talent including Skepta, Chip, Wiley, Wretch 32 and most recently with JME, Fekky and even went Stateside with Snoop Dogg for 2017 release ‘Tuff’.

Whilst IRONIK has a lengthy list of musical achievements as an artist that include a number 5 official chart position, a top 5 single, a top 10 single, a top 10 album and over a million record sales, he is also a hugely successful international DJ that has regular stints in clubbing capitals such as Dubai. His producer credits include tracks for Tinie Tempah, Chip & Wiley.

Check out the visuals for ‘Come Down’ below:

Song of the Day: Peanut Butter Hazel – Bellah

Singer-songwriter BELLAH Bellah makes her entry onto the blog with latest single, ‘Peanut Butter Hazel’. The track is the second single to be released from upcoming EP, “Last Train Home”, following recent debut, “Never Loved”.

Produced by classically-trained jazz musician Alexander Lewis, known for his work with Earth Gangand Juice WRLD, the track is underpinned by a timeless R&B sound – with its minimalist beat proving an ideal match for Bellah’s irresistible vocals and sensual lyrics.

Making the decision to focus on her own music at the age of 17, BELLAH‘s profile continues to rise, recently achieving widespread support on Capital Xtra and BBC Radio 1Xtra for her work on ‘Purpose’ by Ulteria, as well as featuring on Courage’s ‘Long Way Up’.

‘Peanut Butter Hazel’ further showcases BELLAH’s voice to become a mainstay within the British R&B scene.

Check her out below:

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 Music Video: Icey (Remix) – Ironik (ft. JME)

After teaming up on the original with Fekky, IRONIK continues to accelerate the levels with his brand new remix of ‘Icey’ featuring grime heavyweight and Boy Better Know CEO, JME. Premiered via GRM Daily, the video has already accumulated over 30k views in just over 48 hours. This has been a link up long overdue and without a doubt it’s worth the wait. A mix of trap and grime the North London native seamlessly bind together a whirlwind of cold flows for the aptly named track ‘Icey’.

With one of the most talked about returns of 2017, IRONIK dropped his ‘Truth Be Told’ album, receiving impressive recognition with over 200k+ album streams and making it on to BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Kiss FM and Capital networks, whilst PAPER Mag, The Hype Magazine, GRM Daily and Link Up TV have all supported his return online. The support adds to his lengthy list of previous achievements that include a number 5 official chart position, a top 5 single, one top 10 single, a top 10 album and over a million record sales.

Previous records such as ‘Watch Nuttin’ featuring Ayo Beatz climbed through radio playlists and this ‘Icey’ Remix is set to provide yet another benchmark for IRONIK…check it out…