Heavily inspired by Bon Iver, James Blake, Yung Lean and Travis Scott, UK artist FAYME‘s offering, ‘Demon’, is a portfolio of experimental sounds with ominous vocals that results in an enjoyable night time vibe.
With the aim to create a Bon Iver esque trap song, Fayme uses his producing, engineering and vocal skills to create his own genre which he likes to call, “Neon Trap” – a dark eerie instrumental that allows him to create techno esque synths that work well with his vocals.
16-year-old Sachin Kanda – aka – KANDA‘s brand new hip-hop single, ‘Never The Same’, is a hard-hitting, emotional piece that expresses societies feelings towards racial inequality and the need for change. A simple acoustic sounding instrumental highlights KANDA’s passionate vocals and lyrics leaving room for the words to resonate with the prospective listener.
“Being a singer-songwriter, I have been working on a project to express my thoughts and emotions about society and its attitudes towards people of colour. Black Lives Matter, and we, as a community must do better to make a change and love another. Rest In Peace George Floyd and countless others who have suffered at the hands of injustice of racial profiling and police brutality. I hope my music too can make a difference”. – KANDA
KANDA has released a variety of songs throughout 2020, one of which (K.O.T.J) was played by BBC Introducing Coventry & Warwickshire. In addition to this, KANDA has performed at the 02 (London) in the final of the Open Mic Competition UK.
Today’s song is coming from one of UK’s brightest rappers, WANDA. His latest single, All We Got, is the third release from his debut mixtape, The Rebirth.
Born and bred in Leicester, WANDA began rapping since the age of 15 and in 2009 he signed his first record deal with Global Xzotix Records as writer and recording artist. He part ways with the record label in 2011 and although there were no official releases, the young rapper sites his experience with Global Xzotix Records as a learning curve.
WANDA featured on hip-hop group Leicester All Star’s hit track Straight from Lc. This track received heavy rotation on BBC Radio 1Xtra and the video to the song received over half million views on Youtube. WANDA also had the opportunity to support acts such as BOW WOW.
2012 saw this talented artist penned songs for himself as well as other singers. In 2013, WANDA released his first mixtape The Rebirth. If you haven’t heard of WANDA, I suggest you listen to All We Got, as it is the perfect introduction to this guy’s oh-so-sick freestyling! With this track, this may be his breakthrough year!