Song of the Day: By The River – Mermaid Blood

‘By the River’ is a dark and moody alternative R&B piece with soul and pop influences by MERMAID BLOOD. The duo consists of two 23-year-old artists representing Ajax, Ontario, who hope to not only impress listeners with their sound but to connect with their audience through their lyrics chronicling their growing pains and journeys through love, loss, homelessness, sexuality, race, etc. Mermaid Blood are new to the game but hope that everyone can see the potential that they see in themselves. Check them out below…

Song of the Day: Brakes – Capo Corleone x Kuba Więcek

CAPO CORLEONE is an international recording artist and music executive based out of Los Angeles. As the CEO of the highly successful C2 Management and founder and former CEO of Tree4ort Records, his musical endeavors shine bright. The alternative hip-hop artist has solidly embossed himself in global success, honing his international collaboration and artist development like no other.

His latest single ‘Brakes’ in collaboration with notable Polish jazz musician and global producer KUBA WIĘCEK sees the unlikely pairing joining forces to create a hybrid between jazz and hypnotic hip-hop. Blending two worlds blissfully together, ‘Brakes’ showcases transit-inspired melodies, energetic vocal energy and electronic euphony. Initiating their recording ventures virtually, they finally took to the studio in Warsaw to record their latest release. They explain, “It was really magical how quickly we worked together and clicked – we were really inspired by each other and it showed.”

Raised on West Coast artists like Snoop Dogg, 2pac, E-40 and Nate Dogg, Corleone’s latest single ‘Brakes’ epitomizes that ‘on the go’ feeling that never seems to ease up, exploring the idea that you’re running without brakes or the ability to stop. Corleone explains, “The place and time definitely influenced the writing and attitude of my flow and performance. “Running with no brakes on” as I say in the song was exactly how I had been feeling moving from city to city.”

Igniting inspiration to live a life of your own accord, “Brakes” is just the first chapter of Corleone’s and Więceks’ upcoming EP Thank Myself, exploring unparalleled self-gratitude to one’s own accomplishments, remaining strong and succeeding despite life’s obstacles.

Check out the official video for ‘Brakes’ below…

DJ Chase Taps UK Artist OGW For Emotive Joint, ‘Bad Guy’

DJ CHASE teams up with British artist OGW for new emotive joint, ‘Bad Guy’, which chronicles the pain and struggles in everyday life.

OGW made his debut on the UK rap scene in 2022. While he takes influence from contemporaries such as Eminem, Jack Harlow and Kendrick Lamar, OGW’s years of experimenting within the hip-hop genre have culminated in a flow and style that are unmistakably his own.

DJ Chase is the founder of New York City-based production company Worldwide Soundz Records and the founder of DJ Chase Publishing, LLC. Before he was in the boss’s chair, his roots began as a professional DJ, specializing in Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae/ Dance-Hall, old-school, and House music.

Have a listen to ‘Bad Guy’ below…

Song of the Day: Roadtrip – Be Kreative

It’s been a while since artist/producer BEKREATIVE has been in the spotlight…but by no means he’s been sitting idle.

During his time away from the music scene KrBreative, who’s known for dropping R&B and hip-hop slick cuts, has reinvented himself as an artist by experimenting with array of genres, including country music – wow, I didn’t see that coming!

So expect a string of surprises from this guy plus an EP, ‘King of Time’ coming out at some point this year…in the meantime, check out his larger-than-life, trap-infused single, ‘Roadtrip’…

Song of the Day: Overnight – Alamay & Omar Cassius

Bristol-based emerging stars vocalist ALAMAY and OMAR CASSIUS (fka skiimsk) announce their second self-produced EP How tTo Swim, dropping 13th July 2022, and share the heady and soulful single ‘Overnight’. The follow up to their debut release, Aurora, and their lauded Boiler Room debut, ‘Overnight’ is a heart-rending track, with Alamay reflecting candidly on past relationships. A gorgeous, melancholic slice of R&B produced by Omar Cassius, his minimalist percussion, sparse sparkling guitar and brooding bass provide the perfect backdrop for Alamay’s heartfelt vocals.

Gaining an education in Soul and Jazz from an early age, Alamay’s style draws on inspiration from these rich, timeless sounds as well as her Ethiopian heritage. One of Bristol’s most promising new talents, Alamay is bringing a refreshing take on modern R&B/Soul. She first entered the scene in 2019 with her collaborative project with Omar Cassius, Aurora, followed by a track entitled ‘Miirror’ featuring KNWGD in 2020, and made serious waves with her impressive live Boiler Room set, performing alongside deconstructed club titans, Giant Swan and Jabu. Already gaining tastemaker support and a dedicated fan-base, Alamay has laid the foundations for many more impressive projects to come.

Bristol-born artist Omar Cassius (fka skiimsk) entered the scene in 2019 with his collaborative debut EP alongside Alamay titled Aurora. As co-founder of the 1999 platform (a Bristol-based creative collective) he can be found working on multiple other projects – often behind the scenes – with other budding creatives in the city’s buzzing, tight-knit community. To date, most of his creative output and contributions have been his carefully honed, intricate productions. However, How to Swim EP sees the rising artist making his first foray into contributing vocals and bars on releases, with his sights set on further collaborative and solo projects.

Have a listen to the pair’s stunning single below…