Song of the Day: I Only See You – Napoleon Gold

As he gears towards the release of his debut EP, NAPOLEON GOLD releases his latest number, ‘I Only See You’.

Taking inspiration from artists such as Mura Masa, James Blake, Bonobo & Gorrilaz – ‘I Only See You’ marks a new beginning for the newcomer as he venture out and experiments with rich electronic textures with playful and summer-charged chords.

The French Luxembourg-based producer quickly came on the radar last year, with debut release – also the name of his forthcoming EP – ‘ A New Colour’, which lead him to sign with Cinematic Music Group (division of Sony & label home to the likes of Joey Bada$$ and Public Access T.V).The new-found fame already sees him touring across the globe, opening for acts including London Grammar, Glass Animals and SOHN.

The second single from the EP – out this Friday will feature guest vocals from T-Pain with the full EP release on 25th May 2018.

For now, check out ‘I Only See You.’

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Song of the Day: Wild Wild West – Tobi Sunmola

Tipped as Mobo’s ‘One to Watch’ TOBI SUNMOLA returns to centre stage with the second release ‘Wild Wild East’, from his forthcoming EP.

The self-produced single showcases this newcomer’s versatility and ability to combine clever wordplay and infectious flows, with politically driven lyricism. At times the track is reminiscent of the Joey Bada$$ album ‘All Amerikkkan Bada$$’ with the young MC drawing inspiration from his African roots and struggles that he has continued to wrestle with during life in East Manchester.

A play, on the widely known phrase – ‘Wild Wild West’ – Tobi states that, “I used this reference to explain the big bad world I have to deal with, the negativity, deceit, envy and hardship, and how I try to keep my energy high through it all, in the hope of making it back home.”

Growing up in Nigeria, Tobi recalls that “becoming an artiste wasn’t a visible reality. I made music because I really wanted to”. His determination to succeed as a musician against the odds saw Sunmola saving up lunch money daily to skip school and head to the studio with his rap crew Dope Kommunity. Moving to Manchester aged 16 the young poet instantly immersed himself in the grime and UK hip hop scene, and his dedication has seen him achieve great things at the early stages of his career. Alongside winning Adidas’ ‘Take the Stage’ competition, he performed Radio 1 Big Weekend Exeter and has been acclaimed by the likes of Complex, The Line Of Best Fit, Afropunk, DJ Booth and BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

Progressive and perceptive, ‘Wild Wild East’ is a further testament to TOBI SUNMOLA’s out-of-the-box approach as he continues to establish himself as one of the most exciting talents coming out of Manchester’s burgeoning underground music scene.

Song of the Day: Knuckle Up – Dillon Cooper

This will level you out for the weekend…today’s song is Knuckle Up by hip-hop upriser DILLON COOPER.

In  the past year, the American rapper has made a name for himself after the release of his debut mixtape Cozmik, generating a steadyfanbase across the States, Australia, Europe, and the UK.The lyricist heavily draws inspiration from the boom bap rap/hip hop from the 90’s and has been compared to CHANCE THE RAPPER  and JOEY BADA$$.

So go ahead, check it out…and if you’re really digging this track, there’s a mixtape coming out very soon.