Vlade Kay Unveils Brand New EP ‘Interlude’ Ahead Of Debut Collaboration with DJ Snake

For years, VLADE KAY has been a prominent figure on the pop music scene in his native country Russia – and now he’s planning to make waves across the globe. The first wave comes in the form of his brand new EP, ‘Interlude’, released last Friday (15th November) via Subtone/Kobalt.

Inspired by The Weeknd and Michael Jackson, the 19-year-old singer and dancer will take you on a ride through an atmospheric bed of seamlessly smooth alternative urban and pop music with his melodic/trance-like vocal instrument.

The album comes ahead of Vlade’s major debut single featuring DJ Snake, set for release via Mad Decent in December, with a music video (directed by Drew Kirsch) to be shot in Dubai in January 2020.

The highly anticipated collab with DJ Snake – who has over 7 million followers on Instagram – is sure to place Vlade under the one-to-watch radar for 2020.

Check out Vlade’s first installment of international dominance below…

EP Review: Art 2 – Ugly Savaje

A few weeks back, a young rap contender by the name of UGLY SAVAJE hit my mailbox with his latest EP, ‘Art 2’, requesting some feedback on the set…and naturally, I was honoured give my opinion…

The mini project started off on a strong footing, with ‘Set it Off’ and ‘That One Love Song’. This young emcee knows how to slam down an electrifying flow against the chilled out, seriously head rolling bass.

Going further along the EP, the flame created from the start, begins to extinguish. It’s a crying shame as the quality of the beats come heavily distorted which, unfortunately, drown out the upriser’s delivery. It’ll be great if UGLY SAVAJE mix it up with arrangements that’s fun and uplifting, perhaps fusing hip-hop with R&B or pop music.

Personally, ‘Art 2’ doesn’t fully showcase UGLY SAVAJE as a creditable wordsmith, but with the right background tracks, he has the potential to be great.

Have a listen for yourself.

EP Review: Slow Burn – Wolf Kash

It’s pretty hard to conceive that last Christmas, 24-year-old producer Jordan Saward and his 14-year-old brother Harry – otherwise known as WOLF KASH –  came up with compositions that are so complex, forming their debut EP, ‘Slow Burn’, released late last month.

The four-track set is on par with Model’s ’86 EP, ‘When You Realise…’, as it possesses (at times) insanely juxtaposed electronic rhythmic overtones, carried by a mammoth downtempo drive, giving each production that alternative dance/soulful-ish vibe. Quite ingenious really; it’ll be great to see the duo’s next move.

Take a step into the unexpected and sample ‘Slow Burn’ EP.

Must Listens: Slow Burn, Why Bother.