New Track: Dime – Leo Napier

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Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan) collaborator, LEO NAPIER releases debut single that’ll stick in your head for days.

The London-based singer emerged from the New York electronic music scene after contributing several songs to projects by pioneering DJ/producers Griz and Gramatik. His pop/soulful vocals and poignant lyrics were strong enough to capture the attention of Wu-Tang Clan’s, Raekwon, who appears alongside Napier on Gramatik’s most successful single to date, Native Son. Now he’s ready to step into the spotlight with the release of his debut single Dime released last Friday.

Dime is about the pursuit of the perfect woman. A concept that led to a collaboration with anonymous London-based artist, Pandemonia, a 7 ft tall latex-clad human who is the personification of celebrity and idealised femininity. This constructed figure is an archetype of pop myth and reality, the notion that lies behind ‘Dime’s’ killer music video directed by Dan Blake.

Influenced by the likes of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Bruno Mars, it is clear that the hallmark of Napier’s sound is the ability to stitch traditional R&B/Soul with modern production punctuated by his mischievous raspy voice and cheeky lyrics.

Check out the video for Dime.

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New Track: Carnival – Dizzy Rambunctious

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Producer DIZZY RAMBUNCTIOUS dropped another hot hip-hop instrumental coming in the form of a five-minute smoothie, Carnival. Not to be missed; check it out!

New Track: At Night – Liz Elias (Ft. Flo Rida)

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Nickelodeon’s singer / actress LIZ ELIAS joins forces with Flo Rida for her new single, At Night.  Using a sample from the Ghost Town DJ’s, My Boo, the smooth banger is her first release since signing with Ted Lucas’ (CEO of Slip-N-Slide Records) new imprint, 305 Music and his partnership with Atlantic Records.

The promising performer from Florida found her passion for acting and singing at the age of 5, taking acting/dancing classes at several local companies. Didn’t take long, as she started developing her passion for the arts and wanted to pursue a career in acting and singing.

In 2013, she scooped a guest star role on the web series, Hit Streak, as Lourdes, directed and produced by Eric Foster, before landing the role of Mia, on Nickelodeon’s award winning show TV-series, Every Witch Way in 2014.

Now 2016 sees Liz taking her singing career to new heights by working with 305 Music and Atlantic Records with this brand new project, which showcases her unbelievable vocal range – go and check it out!

New Track: Something Special – Slowes

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Danish duo SLOWES present the next iteration of their psychedelic-pop with new single Something Special,  released through the US (Californian) label Noon Pacific.

The three-and-a-half laid-back production displays the perfect combination of floating synths and the melodic presence of the piano, with vocals dripping with sonic emotion. Their previous release, I Need You generated support from Indie Shuffle, Clash and Idolator and gained over 80k hits on Soundcloud and exposure across BBC Radio, with support from Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart and Nemone.

Taking advantage of the summer season by touring extensively, the synth poppers have performed at Trailerpark Festival and Ideal Bar in Copenhagen, Inversus Festival and Tape in Aarhus and The Shacklewell Arms in London.

Striking a balance between organic pop and ‘chillwave’, Jack Kilburn (vocals) and Anders Hamann (drums) formed SLOWES in 2015. Something Special is now the second single from the pair ahead of their debut EP set for release early next year.

Go on, have a bump free Monday; have a listen SLOWES‘ latest effort.