Song of the Day: Waves – MNRØ

Following up from her widely-acclaimed debut single ‘I’m Not Running to You’, Manchester-based MNRØ’s latest single, ‘Waves’, displays a more contemplative, soulful side of her musical DNA.

This intriguing slice of futuristic pop is nonetheless just as addictive and catchy as its predecessor’s expletive-laden, confrontational blast of electro-pop, and seems tailor-made for sultry late summer evenings on the beach.

‘Waves is out now on all download and streaming platforms…have a listen below…

 

Rising Manchester Future Soul & RnB Artist Nina Cobham Enlists Bipolar Sunshine On The Remix Of ‘Sola’

Tipped by tastemakers including Jamz Supernova, BBC Introducing Manchester, Huw Stephens & NTS – NINA COBHAM has been on an upward trajectory since releasing ‘Sola’ at the beginning of the year. The original release has since surpassed over 3,000,000 streams on Spotify alone – defying the odds as an independent artist and proving that anything is possible, even during a pandemic.

Now Nina unveiled the remix of the well-received single, featuring Bipolar Sunshine. Check it out below…

 

Song of the Day: Need To Do This – Trigga Ryder (ft. Sizlak)

Previously featured on NEW LEASE MUSIC with tracks, ‘Thats A Fact’ and ‘Not Staying The Same’, Manchester’s Rapper TRIGGA RYDER teams up with Devon-based rapper, Sizlak for a slick boom bap number entitled, ‘Need To Do This’, available now.

As this is a track that displays the guys’ pure determination to keep their passion for music alive, I’ve decided to drop this banger on a Monday to give you guys some motivation after the weekend. Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Calling You – HXXD

Following on from his recent drop ‘Conversations Freestyle’, Mancunian native HXXDZ continues to bring the levels with single, ‘Calling You’.

Taking influence from Trap and Drill with the additional flair of alternative hip-hop, ‘Calling You’ shows also a softer side to Hxxdz in comparison to his harder drill type flow on previous releases. This sees him taking a more melodic approach whilst clearly showing his versatility to be able to switch between various genres.

The by product of a musical pallet means Hxxdz sound morphs the transatlantic sounds and influence neatly into his style with cold flows, an unstoppable delivery and a knack for lyrical creation. Having received support from the likes of Mixtape Madness, Link Up TV, P110 and GRM Daily, this young artist is really making a name for himself in the UK scene.

With a slew of releases in the pipeline, this really is just the beginning for Hxxdz, growing as an artist with each release, he’s someone you should definitely be keeping an eye on. Check him out below…

Dominic Lawson Drops R&B Throwback ‘Wrap’

After lending his vocals to the critically acclaimed ‘Hacienda Classical’ album by legendary Hacienda DJs Graeme Parker and Mike Pickering, singing, arranging and composing for brass fusion collective Twisted Tubes, working with the likes of the AMC Gospel Choir, performing on projects such as Colours Classical, Disco Classical, and Garage Classical, and collaborating with producers such as Marshall Jefferson, Midnight City, and House Of Virus, Birmingham born/ Manchester based singer/songwriter, DOMINIC LAWSON unveiled his brand new solo single titled ‘Wrap’.
Co-produced with Andre Hutchinson, who has worked with the likes of Little Mix, Laura Mvula, and Mae Muller, and co-written with Joe Hazlett, ‘Wrap’ is the first of two singles, with which Dominic is kicking off his 2020, while he puts the finishing touches to his debut solo EP, which will be released in the autumn.

Speaking about the inspiration for ‘Wrap’, Dominic Lawson says, “I wrote ‘Wrap’ with my friend JoeHazlett, we had the chord sequence on loop and just talked forever. The song came about as we were talking about the woes of being single in our 20s, the dating scene is tough out here! Musically, I wanted an R&B throwback, having grown up on the likes of Destiny’s Child, Black Street, and Boyz II Men, meanwhile SZA’s ‘CTRL’ was playing in the background, so her flow and melodic choices also influenced us – we caught a vibe and just started running off these lines about falling for somebody”.

Dominic Lawson

With over two million plays under his belt, performances at Glastonbury Festival, Manchester Pride, and the Royal Albert Hall, plus previous support from BBC Radio One, Dominic is a strong and exciting prospect for British music in 2020. His style is firmly rooted in R&B and soul, but with lush pop, rock, jazz and classical music, Dominic comes with an artistic credibility and versatility that set him apart from the current music landscape.

Have a sample of ‘Wrap’ below…