Song of the Day: FWU – Asya

Premiering with Robert Bruce on Capital Xtra as his ‘First Play in the UK’, rising R&B singer ASYA (pronounced Us-yaa) is making her mark on the music industry with a strong introduction to her sound in the form of ‘FWU’. With an accompanying music video, the single is taken from her debut 5 track EP ‘ Love Me Till I’m Me Again’, taking inspiration for real life events that people can resonate with.

‘FWU’ along with the whole EP, was recorded and produced by Patrick at HotMoneyStudios in London, although Asya is originally from Cambridge, she currently resides in Derby where she is pursuing her studies in graphic design. Singing has always been her main passion, from posting covers on Instagram, she found viral success after her videos started getting reposted on Instagram.

Following on from her debut single ‘Come Up’ and following single ‘Right One’, which both feature on the ‘Love Me Till I’m Me Again’ EP, she has accumulated 70k+ streams on Spotify, which helped to drive Aysa to record more and inspired her to work on a collection of songs. Taking inspiration from the likes of Jhene Aiko and Dej Loaf, ‘FWU’ is a contemporary RnB jam showcasing her beautiful voice and dulcet tones.

Marking a perfect introduction to the music game, Asya, is just at the start of what is proving to be a promising career, check out the visuals for ‘FWU’ along with ‘Love Me Till I’m Me Again’ out now on all DSP’s.

JimiDaKilla Drops ‘This One’s For/Cognac Arcade’ Video Alongside EP ‘Cognac Arcade’

JIMIDAKILLA’s long-awaited debut EP, ‘Cognac Arcade’, has finally touched down with the release of the two part video ‘This One’s For/Cognac Arcade’. This intricately themed musical journey is an interwoven tapestry packed with storytelling, humour, personality and hip-hop/pop sequenced beats. ‘This One’s For / Cognac Arcade’ offers the listener ‘goldfish bowl’ access into the crazy and colourful world of our Derby native.

Although ‘Cognac Arcade’ is Jimi’s first ‘solo flight’ he’s been performing, recording and releasing with his ‘widely respected’ Derby rap collective Local Geezers for some time. With co-signs from the likes of SBTV’s Jamal Edwards, Grime MC Kamikaze & Link Up TV, Local Geezers have built up a solid reputation in the UK Rap scene for quality music over the past few years, releasing two solid EPs, a handful of high-end music videos, hilarious video and audio podcast programs whilst continuously developing and honing the Local Geezer’s brand position and strategy.

With this video, along with the 6 track EP ‘Cognac Arcade’, is looking to take the crown as one of the most exciting underground UK rap releases of 2020…

Check him out in action below…

New Music Video: Liars – Zeo x Eyez

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ZEO and EYEZ bring along a heavy collaborative track, fully representing the Midlands, with Zeo from Wolverhampton and Eyez from Derby.

The Asian influenced bouncy beat produced by Zeo allows ZEO and EYEZ to flow superbly with their dexterous lyrics about people who aren’t true to themselves. The video directed by Kyle Shox Brown enhances the Japanese style theme.

The pair have both been putting in work with Zeo previously working with some of Grime’s heavy hitters including established artist and producers such as JME (BBK), DJ Q (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Trilla, Bassboy and TRC, amassing national radio support and online coverage from gatekeepers such as SBTV, GRM Daily and RWD Magazine. Whilst this year EYEZ released his all star mixtape Mind The Gap with a Midlands Vs. London cypher on it from Eyez, Mez & Kamakaze Vs. AJ Tracey, Dave & Jammz which gained support from Fact Mag, Complex, RWD and more. He was the Derby captain of the Red Bull Grime-A-Side team who won the clash this year against 7 other cities from the UK.

ZEO and EYEZ prove that Midlands Grime is definitely on the map with their new track – go check it out!