Song of the Day: On Me – Brandz (ft. Ziezie)

Lifted from his second solo EP in two years, Street & Soul (SNS), UK rap and R&B rising star BRANDZ has linked up with eclectic UK rapper and singer ZIEZIE for his single and EP focus track titled ‘On Me’. Produced by Vitals, who has also worked with the likes of B Young, Ty Dolla $ign and Lil Tjay, the infectious UK R&B-rap fusion offering also comes with a lush perfect-for-summer music video filmed in London and shot by seasoned video director Sesan, whose directorial credits include working with Kanye West, Cardi B and Migos, among others.

‘On Me’ comes on the back of Brandz recently receiving the BRIT Certified Silver award for his viral hit track ‘Intro (Real Love)’ with Zion Foster, from their breakthrough 25/8 collaborative project that has amassed over 250 million streams and sold over half a million units worldwide.

Emerging onto the UK music scene as part of the award-winning British duo Tizzy x Brandz that gave us cult classics such as ‘All Ways’ and ‘Escobar’, Brandz has gone on to become a force to be reckoned with as a solo rising star, with over two million monthly listeners on Spotify, and support from the likes of BBC 1Xtra, GRM Daily, TRENCH, Earmilk, Spotify, MTV UK and Notion, among others. Over the past 12 months, the North London native has been working on his highly anticipated Street & Soul EP and his debut album with the likes of 4-time Grammy Award winner Larrance Dopson (1500 Or Nothin) and DJ Khalil (Nipsey Hussle, A$AP Ferg), among others.

Now it’s time to check out the master at work…click play on the video for ‘On Me’ below…

Song of the Day: Could It Be – UpSinceYesterday

R &B/hip-hop sensation, UPSINCEYESTERDAY makes his bold debut on the blog, stealing today’s top spot with single ‘Could It Be’.

Melodious and captivating, Upsinceyesterday embraces his hip hop roots, incorporating his artistic influences such as Drake and Kanye West, throughout the track. With harmonies aim to allure the prospective listener, Upsinceyesterday asks throughout the track, ‘Could It Be’ that he could find a ‘passionate relationship in this hectic world’?.

Since his 2017 debut ‘Up Since Yesterday’, Upsinceyesterday has gathered a collection of fresh and passionately artistic tracks to ‘capture people’s ears’. Evidently, listeners have loved his previous work, as his first single ‘Straight Up Out The Jungle’, has received over 8,000 streams on Spotify. Making music he enjoys listening to, Upsinceyesterday has no plans to slow down, as he prepares to release a further three tracks by summer, ‘focusing on the formulas and execution’ of his music.

Check him out below in an epic official video…

Luke November Drops New Track ‘Queen Bee’ + Video

Fresh from being sampled on Pop Smoke’s ‘Faith’ and Kanye West’s ‘DONDA’, East London’s promising talent, LUKE NOVEMBER continues to perfect his hybrid sound with Brand new track ‘Queen Bee’.

Taking an alternative route to his counterparts, Luke November is rapidly gaining international support ahead of his homegrown discovery. Following the release of his track ‘Call Me Bad’, Kanye West’s management team were quick to contact Luke November. They loved his music and wanted to sample it on Kanye’s collaboration with Pop Smoke and Pusha T. Entitled ‘Tell The Vision’ the track debuted on the U.S Billboard 200 and features on Kanye West’s critically acclaimed album ‘DONDA’ and Pop Smokes posthumously released album ‘Faith’.

Still in the throes of discovery, Luke November is one of East London’s most prominent up and coming artists and his ‘Queen Bee’ release is the crescendo of a whirlwind year for the experimental musician. Providing soulful, melodic vocals over an aggressive sounding drill beat, ‘Queen Bee’ rises to a different level with it’s extremely catchy hook that contrasts perfectly with the fast-paced delivery of the verses. A smooth undertone of a soft, feminine vocal blesses the record to flawlessly harmonise with Luke’s deeper tones. The essence of the song is love in its purest, unadulterated form, making it easy and accessible, free of complication. Luke’s ability to create a musical journey of the traditional theme of love is artistically spun in to a new concept with his modern twists and styles that we can all relate and aspire to. The East London artist confidently blends a fascinating selection of musical influences to create this rare, one-of-a kind musical masterpiece, delivering something that is easy to digest yet able to take the listener on a sonic adventure.

Evolving with his music and making an exceptional addition to his discography, the independent London based artist is ready to be further unearthed by his home nation with ‘Queen Bee’. His intergalactic love story is detailed further in the visuals by multi award winning videographer ‘Dego Visionz’. As he continues to break boundaries with his unique blend of sounds, Luke has managed to set the perfect stage for his forthcoming EP dropping later this year.

Check out the official video for the single below…

Douglas McGuire Delivers Summer Anthem, ‘Island’

Alternative-pop singer-songwriter DOUGLAS MCGUIRE shares his brand new new summer anthem ‘Island’. Having collaborated with Grammy award-winning engineer James Auwarter of Coda Room Audio (Kanye West, Rhianna, Jay-Z, amongst others), McGuire creates fun and uplifting material that connects to his listeners, largely due to the dedication and commitment that can be heard in every word he sings.

Speaking more on the release, Douglas explains: “This song is the final in a trilogy of songs about a girl I only dated for a couple of weeks, but who had a very profound impact on me and my life. The lyrics carry strong nautical themes, which collectively come to represent the ups and downs of the relationship I once had, and where I am right now in life as well as with respect to the relationship I had with this girl.”

Born in Croydon, and raised in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, the France-based producer/singer-songwriter has been described by fans and professionals alike as Taylor Swift/The 1975 hybrid – with a distinctive, sombre, and smooth vocal tonality and an endearing honesty behind his lyrics, juxtaposed with major, uplifting chord progressions that have an undeniable mainstream appeal.

Have a listen to ‘Island’ below…

Song of the Day: Take Control – 633 (ft. Nizzy, Drowze, OB Flamez, Kid Alpha)

Soul-stirring and culturally immersed, East London’s hottest DJ and production duo 633 return with their release of single ‘Take Control’ featuring Nizzy, Drowze, Kidalpha and OB Flamez.

Making a strong entry to 2020 by working with artists including KSI, AJ Tracey and JME, 633 also dropped their debut single ‘Run Around’, which received strong support across Kiss Fresh, BBC Radio 1Xtra, theresnosignal and over 120,000 streams via Spotify. In addition to their production and artist elevation, long-term friends Jevanni Letford (“Royal Wedding DJ” / KSI’s Official DJ / Reprezent Radio) and Eugene Diabour (D Double E), haven’t stopped to take the foot off the gas, with the year seeing them perform at the worlds biggest radio rave ‘Kiss Fest’ alongside names including Calvin Harris, Joel Corry, Gorgon City and Rachel Anson. The final piece of the 2020 puzzle comes as their sophomore release, ‘Take Control’ touches down and they tip it to be the “biggest close to the year.”

Mapping out their own exceptional solo careers respectively, Jevanni has built a strong name as a DJ seeing him support and work with the likes of Skepta, Nile Rogers, Tinie Tempah, Talib Kweli and Kanye West as well as appearing on BBC Sports Relief and making a cameo in the 2018 Snickers TV ad as DJ in Sir Elton John’s hip hop house party. Eugene has gained credits and worked with Cheryl, Kele le Roc, UK hip hop Legend Sway as well as D Double E, Fallacy and many others, so the combination of talents to form the duo, aided by their lengthy friendship, is proving to be a magnificent one.

Have a listen to 633’s ‘Take Control’ below…