Song of the Day: Pull Me Back – Yona Marie

Known for her seamlessly smooth R&B tracks, inspired from the nineties, YONA MARIE has switched direction and inject full-on energy into today’s hotspot with her latest EDM banger entitled, ‘Pull Me Back’.

The Washington DC songbird came to prominence back in 2010 after releasing album, ‘The Luv Exposure’ and went to release tracks, ‘High’ and ‘Just Wanna Love You’ which collectively generated way over 1.5 million streams/downloads. Her 2014 album ‘Reminiscent’, was featured on fashion outlets, including Pandora and Boohoo, and magazine advertisements.

Check out Yona’s ‘Pull Me Back’ below:

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Song of the Day: Feeling Today – Zhao

Hailing from Los Angeles, electro-pop artist ZHAO sets the blog’s limelight ablaze with ‘Feeling Today’, the infectious track featuring electronic soundscapes, which leads to a surprisingly funk-filled bassline and soulful vocals, evoking a sense of optimism and euphoria.

‘Feeling Good’ follows his string of 2018 releases, which earned spots on Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Summer Heat playlists and back-to-back live performances at some of Los Angeles’ most prestigious venues, such as Resident LA, The Moroccan Lounge, The Satellite, and Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Festival.

This guy is definitely made of the REAL stuff; looking forward to his future releases.

Check him out below:

New Track: Misty Head/Sunny Street – Oscar Jerome

To say South London singer-songwriter Oscar Jerome had a restless 2018 would be an understatement. One of the capital’s finest purveyors of soulful jazzy vibes, Jerome has been busy getting playlisted and tipped by the likes of 6 Music, 1Xtra and Boiler Room, selling out London’s Village Underground and touring consistently – recently playing a run of shows in the US and further cementing his fast-growing international audience.

Keeping up the momentum for the new year, Jerome has now unveiled his brand new single titled ‘Misty Head / Sunny Street’, which dines on an influence of jazz, funk and hip-hop, delivered with the songwriter’s signature lo-fi grit.

Oscar Jerome (credit: Will Millar)

Driven by a warped Thundercat-esque bassline, the track rides an intoxicating groove as Jerome’s lysergic guitars and impassioned vocals serenade above a warm bed of technicolour synth hues. The new cut comes in support of a short European tour which kicks off with Jerome’s biggest headline show to date at London’s EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) on 20th February .

‘Misty Head / Sunny Street’ is the latest addition to a vibrant back-catalogue that has marked Jerome out as a tour de force in the burgeoning London jazz scene. The single follows 2018’s Where Are Your Branches? EP and the follow-up single ‘Do You Really’ – both of which building on the critical acclaim of his debut self-titled EP released back in 2016.

Check out Jerome’s single below:

New Track: Louder – ThBenj

Rapper/songwriter/producer THBENJ makes a bold entry on the blog with third release of the year titled ‘Louder’.

The latest release possess a fearless use of hip-hop/pop with trap beats offering up a slight dance vibe. Such confident use of genres, spans from the multi-instrumentalist’s extensive music career. Starting as a drummer, THBENJ  performed with multiple bands across Sardinia and mainland Italy in genres ranging from rock, metal, punk, soul and pop before collaborating with a DJ in Ibiza.

‘Louder’ follows singles, ‘Waiting For You’ –  which hit number one on CCG Network Radio Top 20 charts – and ‘Manipulated’.

Check out ‘Louder’ below – and if you’re feeling this track, be sure to look out for the release of THBENJ‘s album next year.

New Music Video: Hotline – J Kas

J KAS once again shakes up the streets of Portugal through the video for latest track, ‘Hotline’.

Coming from his EP ‘Dreamlife Summer Jamz’, the latest release see the natives – young and the mature – jamming to the bouncing bassline which works in harmony with trance-like and tropical-esque tones. This Sheffield hip-hop contender brings on pure positive vibes…determined not to take on ‘No L’s’.

‘Hotline’ follows J KAS‘ feel-good EDM banger ‘Vogue’. Check out the video below: