Song of the Day: The Hard Way – Swanes

Radio One-tipped Toronto duo, SWANES, comprising of brothers Michael and Stefan Bildy, share their butter-smooth new single, ‘The Hard Way’ onto today’s hotspot. The downtempo-R&B cut follows previous releases on French/Japanese label, Kitsuné (Parcels, Hot Chip, Simian Mobile Disco).

With its silky production, glittered with a compelling web of psychedelia, soul and R&B, ‘The Hard Way’ found inspiration, quite interestingly, from the brother’s somewhat infamous doomsaday-prepping relative, Bruce Beach. Beach owns one of the largest nuclear fallout shelters in Canada – The Ark Two – and after Stefan and Michael paid a visit to the shelter, ‘The Hard Way’ was coined, playing out as a concern with the rising threat of nuclear warfare.

Alongside tips from the likes of COLORS and Bandcamp Daily, as well as continued support from David Dean Burkhart’s esteemed YouTube channel, SWANES have found success on influential Spotify playlists such as ‘Indie All-Stars’ and ‘Fresh Finds’. The pair, who were recently highlighted by Australian electronic heavyweights, Future Classics (Flume, Jagwar Ma), have plans to tour North America extensively later in the year.

Check the funky smooth ‘The Hard Way’ below:

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New Track: Overtime – Adian Coker

Following the recent release of ’24 Carat’, ADIAN COKER shares his brand new effort ‘Overtime’, the second single from his forthcoming EP ‘Buena Vistas’, to be released June 2nd on Kitsuné.

‘Overtime’ certainly reflect his busy schedule as the three-minute inspirational smasher documents the long hours he spent investing in, not just only his dreams and aspirations, but for others from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The London-based spitter has always been involved in community work – from working at Youth Clubs, participating in workshops for various charities to supporting social causes such #BlackLivesMatter last year and recently the #ZeroDiscrimination movement for which he recorded a touching video poem that the United Nation on released on Zero Discrimination day (watch here.)

But before you head off, have a listen to ‘Overtime.’

 

 

Song of the Day: 24 Carat – Adian Coker (ft. Tamaraebi)

 

Today’s song comes from ADIAN COKER‘s latest effort, ’24 Carat’, taken from his upcoming EP ‘Buena Vistas’.

The South London rapper/producer has been trailblazing a path since the release of his debut mixtape – receiving critical acclaim from hip-hop tastemakers and beyond, heralding him as a pioneer of the new-school of British hip-hop for his lyrical ability, the quality of his production, creative visuals and overall ambitious artistic vision.

Supported by BBC 1Xtra, Adian has hosted three shows as part of Xtra talent, played the 1Xtra stage at Reading & Leeds Festival, had many tracks championed by Semtex and his single ‘Get Money’ playlisted on BBC Introducing.

2016 saw the release of his second EP,  ‘Connect’ was spotted by international tastemaker label Kitsuné, co-signing the track ‘Krispy’ on its signature compilation ‘Maison 18’ and releasing the track ‘Blue Collar’ on its Hot Stream channels, garnishing international acclaim.

A one to watch for 2017, Adian is about to release his new EP ‘Buena Vistas’ on Kitsuné, composed of 6 original tracks, to be released early June. ’24 Carat’,  is one of those feel good songs that makes you want to jump up and move – so here’s your chance to shake up your Monday – go check this bad boy out.