Song of the Day: Section 8 – Jackie Spade (ft. Lute)

With his long-awaited debut album, ‘Aurafication’ JACKIE SPADE taps Dreamville’s Lute for track Section 8′, available now on all streaming platforms.

Speaking of the single, the North Carolina emcee said: ” ‘Section 8’ brings light to the dark environment I was raised in. The uplifting hook and glorifying message makes this song a hymn to be sung across the ghettos of the world.”

‘Section 8’ serves as the second official single from Jackie’s brand new debut album ‘Aurafication’, released last Friday via Champion Sound Recordings and Rapper Big Pooh’s Common Cents Media Group. The album will serve as the full length follow-up to Jackie’s Eclectic EP.

Check out the track below:

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New Track: Shoebox – Rivah Jordan

RIVAH JORDAN, veteran of the dancehall, reggae and soundsystem scenes has returned with an impressive new reggae/trap-influenced single, ‘Shoebox’, taken from his brand new EP of the same name.

Known as the songwriter of cult dancehall singer, Prezident Brown and as the son of popular reggae artist, Jack Radics – RIVAH JORDAN’s life in music has seen him performing and writing for some of the biggest names in the business. But finding financial and mental stability has proved a constant difficulty for him.

Whether drug dealing in the increasingly violent streets of London or getting into fights with musical royalty such as Damien Marley and Jah Cure in Jamaica, RIVAH JORDAN has seen as much difficulty in his personal life as he’s seen success in his music. After taking a two-year hiatus, this latest track represents his reflection on this life of hustling, emphasising the importance of mental health and financial education.

Born in London, RIVAH JORDAN moved to Jamaica after getting caught up in the violent trade of drug dealing and fearing for his life. Producing tracks with the likes of Sly and Robbie and Jack Scorpio his music started gaining significant attention from Jamaican press and radio which led to a tour of the West Coast of the US with Prezident Brown, supporting reggae legends Wailing Souls and performing the headline slot at the Montenegro Sun Reggae Festival.

Based back in the UK, Rivah initially signed to pioneering British grime label, Big Dada and received significant support from British pirate radio alongside BBC World Service and BBC 6 Music. His latest release represents the culmination of his career so far: combining his skills as a rapper and dancehall songwriter, Rivah jumps between his native London accent and Jamaican patois with impressive ease and effect – a hustler-turned-teacher, ‘Shoebox’ is the first of Rivah’s releases in 2019.

Time to check it out below:

New Music Video: So Gone – Raylo

Londoners RAYLO drops black and white video for single ‘So Gone’, along with their release their debut EP of the same name.

Inspired by the darker side of the music industry, the four-piece hip-hop collective self-produced their new five track EP, out now, showcasing a sound which mixes moody bass-lines, melodic R&B vocals and UK-rap.

RAYLO rose to fame in 2016 with debut single ‘Winner’ which was featured on Pot Noodle’s ‘Ring Boy’ viral advert.

Check out the video below:

New Music Video: Eyes – Nuex

On the heels of their debut Affectus EP, DC-based electronic-pop duo NUEX share their gripping new video for single ‘Eyes’. Directed by Abraham Vilchez-Moran, the video tells the story of a young black teen struggling to understand the dysfunctionality of life at home. With his mind, he lets the darkness pass through him in the form of what he believes to be his older self. The choreography is representative of his inner turmoil.

Revered for their dark, experimental sound, NUEX has garnered acclaim from the likes of Afropunk, BlackBook, Saint Heron and Galore. Comprised of singer-songwriter Camille Michelle Gray and drummer-producer Teddy Aitkins, Affectus is a five-track collection that fuses haunting synths with kick-clap, hip-hop influenced rhythms.

After forming in 2014 and recording demos in the basement of Camille’s house just days after meeting, the duo honed in on a unique chemistry that would eventually define their sound and lead to the release of their debut singles ‘Lights Off’ and ‘I Make Bones’.

Check out the duo’s latest ‘unique chemistry’ below:

Song of the Day: Murphy’s Law – Chersea

On surface, CHERSEA‘s debut single, Murphy’s Law’ may be full of pop blissfulness, but don’t get caught up in the hypnotic arrangements: scratch that surface a little deeper and you’re presented with a rather powerful message that make us step back for a minute and reevaluate our thoughts…

The Canadian singer/songwriter aims to serve as the voice of victim liberation. Through the three-minute production, she also urges us to reach out and try to understand those who have experienced similar traumas, in order to restore faith and provide a fresh perspective in the system of victim support.

CHERSEA is set to release her debut LP on Fierce Panda Panada later in 2018…but for now, listen to ‘Murphy’s Law’.​