Off the heels of their third studio album ‘Rainbow Child’, the dynamic New York alt-R&B/Soul duo LION BABE – comprised of singer-songwriter and performance artist Jillian Hervey and producer/DJ Lucas Goodman (aka Astro Raw) – have shared their first single of 2022 ‘Harder’ ft Busta Rhymes.
An electrifying combination of up-tempo House & Hip-Hop produced by Astro Raw and International House producer-DJ Mike Nasty, ‘Harder’ demonstrates Jillian’s ability to keep the party dancing with her signature vocals and mesmerising melodies, while exchanging energetic rap verses with the Hip-Hop legend Busta Rhymes. The single is currently featured on the NBA 2K22 video game and soundtrack released in September 2021.
One decade after his debut album ‘Handprints’, HANDBOOK returns with ‘Keepsake’, featuring two sublime tracks, instrumental ‘Keepsake’ and ‘No End’ featuring rapper, Supreme Sol who gets into the lush hip-hop cooking with the finest chill spicy soulful ingredients.
For the single Keepsake, Handbook says: “This track conjures up feelings of security. There is a feeling of being centred that anchors the piece, as well as a feeling of being content and happy. A keepsake is a memento, a reminder of someone, or somewhere, one has left behind: this is how music can work sometimes – it takes you back to a certain time, and a certain place.“
So go on, have a listen to ‘Keepsake’ and ‘No End’… and if you like what you hear, be sure to look out for his full length LP coming out this spring.
Bringing one of the most explosive and infectious collaborations of 2021, the award winning DJ, producer and songwriter SPINALL recently teamed up with the Afropop sensation Adekunle Gold for the single ‘CLOUD9’ – and now kicks-off 2022 in spectacular style with its brand-new visuals.
Directed by Dammy Twitch and shot in Lagos, Nigeria, the eye-catching music video sees the international Afropop superstars and style icons bringing the party vibes in the must-see clip. Produced and co-written by Spinall – making use of his own signature fusion of energetic Afropop sounds mixed with elements of Hi-Life, Hip-Hop and R&B, which have cemented his position as one of the most crucial figures of the vibrant Afrobeats scene – and featuring Adekunle Gold’s smooth, mesmerising vocals and hypnotising melodies, ‘CLOUD9’ has all the addictive, tropical energy to take us through to the summer months.
Causing major waves throughout last year with his fifth studio album ‘Grace’ which spawned hit singles such as the song of the summer ‘Sere’ ft Fireboy DML along with its remix ft 6lack . Spinall continues to push the thriving scene forward to the world. With the exciting release of his new single ‘CLOUD9’, Spinall is set to continue making his mark as one of music’s brightest stars into 2022 and far beyond!
Check out the video for the vibrantly cool single below…
One of my new year’s resolutions for 2022 is to include a more eclectic collection of music on the blog…but I’ve decided to bring that resolution forward after listening to cutting-edge violinist ASHER LAUB’s single, ‘Dreaming Awake.’
The single showcases the very reason why Asher has generated way over 1.2 million streams across various platforms. The pop/dance backdrop serves as the perfect stage for Asher to create an instantly euphoric feeling with his fleeting fiddle.
Released on October 14, this original song suggests a different way of looking at the world. It is also accompanied by a great music video now available on YouTube – https://youtu.be/voexbyDw19M
Asher Laub started his musical journey at the very young age of 2. Expert in trans-genre improvisation, his skills have led him to venues like Lincoln Center and Madison Square Garden. He has also been featured on major news sources such as NBC, WABC, and CNN.
‘Dreaming Awake’ is now available across various music platforms…Go on, have a listen!