Song of the Day: Summer’s Over – Samurai Champs

Hailing from two Canadian cities – Saskatoon and Regina – future-hip-hop/R&B duo rapper Jeah and singer Merv xx Gotti – aka SAMURAI CHAMPS, dropped their latest single, ‘Summer’s Over’ into today’s hot spot, drawing influence from their Southeast Asian heritage, while taking pride in their urban-Canadian identity.

Speaking of their smooth latest hip-hop/afterhours banger, they guys says: “For the track Summers Over, we really wanted to capture the idea that good things come to an end. That’s just the reality of it. Just like how the seasons come and go. Embrace change and learn from your experiences. That allows us to be human and as humans we can be hopeful. So if it’s for love, it’s always worth fighting for.”

SAMURAI CHAMPS first graced their presence on the blog with their album, ‘Cabernet Sauvignon‘, named Album of the Month by the blog in July (to view all top releases of the week and month, visit the Instagram account).

Check out ‘Summer’s Over’ below…

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Fake Fake Unveil Their Sophomore Single, ‘Pretty Black Balloons’

Following the release of their genre-bending debut single ‘Goodnightmare’ back in May,
Victoria (Canada) based R&B duo FAKE FAKE return with their sophomore release
‘Pretty Black Balloons’.

A darker contrast to the energetic romp of their debut, ‘Pretty Black Balloons’ introduces the tender, more cinematic side of the duo’s songwriting. With a track length of just 2 minutes and 22 seconds, producer Charlotte Hynds and vocalist Justin Campbell leave no pause and let nothing repeat, prompting listeners to revisit each second on their own terms.

Check out the single below…

Song of the Day: Saw Her – Pound

After gaining rapid support from DJ Target and DJ Melody Kane across BBC Radio 1Xtra for their previous single ‘I Can’t Wait’, East London trio #POUND are ready to repeat their success with latest single ‘Saw Her’,

‘Saw Her’ flawlessly blends Afrobeat and Dancehall elements with a refreshing mix of wavy electro, produced by SupaWave, who is part of the upcoming trio. With vocals from SMXK£ and Darkboi on hand, #POUND achieved a current sound that commands attention. Filmed on the streets of Brick Lane, the energetic video features female passers by who just can’t get enough of that beat.

Starting out as rappers in Grime collectives like Kidz In The Hood and Mucky Wolf Pack, they started their career collaborating with respected MC’s like Crazy Titch and God’s Gift. At 15 years old, SMXK£ was even part of one of “Bow For The Wolves” a massive hit for Mucky Wolf Pack, which saw nationwide success in the heydays of Channel U.

Having supported Kojo Funds and Abra Cadabra, #POUND are getting ready for live performances across the UK.

Check out the blazing video for ‘Saw Her’ below…

New Music Video: Light It Up – Hunger

Following their debut appearance on the blog with single ‘Light It Up’, alt pop-rock trio HUNGER share their carefree video for the latest uplifting offering.

The electrifying act has garnered global attention through their track ‘Amused’, which was featured as part of the soundtrack to Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ and on several TV and online commercials. ‘Amused’ also amassed over three million Spotify plays.

Check out the video for ‘Light It Up.’

Song of the Day: Pattern – Trinity Square

Ever since Huey, ZIA, YD, Baby Boy and Trizzy VS released breakout record ‘Creepin’, they’ve been on an upward trajectory and their latest joint ‘Pattern’ looks set to see them enjoy further success as they continue to take their sound to another level.

With a varied mix of 5 separate sonics that provide rap, singing, depth, pace changes and knock out hooks, TRINITY SQUARE confidently blend individuality with the power of a group and are quickly being identified for the fact they can create big, original, sing-a-long records that highlight their exuberant energy and style.

Rooted in friendship, the music is a by-product of the natural vibe between the guys, which is why it works so flawlessly. Their shared opinions, personal takes on situations and ability to share playful innuendos and concepts, in an individual way, makes the result unique, genuine and contrasting from other music on offer right now.

With their hometown of Nottingham already firmly on lock from impressive early releases including ‘Pull Up’, ‘Gwop & Gwolla’, ‘Cold Summer’ and ‘Fanta’, TRINITY SQUARE found their first taste of major support with their most recent single ‘Creepin’ and have since gained support from fellow Notts chart hitters Young T & Bugsey.

Check out the video for the blazing track below: