Song of the Day: Bonnie & Clyde – Zaneita

North West London’s ZANEITA teams up with South London’s Kiddo 93 for their ride or die anthem, ‘Bonnie & Clyde’.

The track explores the trials and tribulations of a couple young and in love, battling through themes of crime and lust. Zaneita expresses her infatuation with the lifestyle her lover lives, but also the turmoil she feels knowing that it’s not the life she wants.

‘Bonnie & Clyde’ bears a unique and fresh sound, undoubtedly setting Zaneita apart from other artists in an increasingly growing UK R&B scene.

Zaneita’s love for music began after being gifted Alicia Keys’ debut album ‘Songs In A Minor’ on CD, eventually leading her to pursue a career as a fully fledged artist.

Growing up, Zaneita was also influenced by artists such as Toni Braxton, TLC and Lauryn Hill, leading her to develop her own distinctive voice. This, teamed with her infectious melodies and gripping storylines, effortlessly captivates Zaneita’s listeners with each track.

At the start of 2021, Zaneita began work on her debut EP ‘The Girl Who Lived’, with the first single ‘Quarter Life Crisis’ released in December of that year. In signature Zaneita style, the track, produced by BeatzByDB, is an Afrobeat infused offering with smooth R&B undertones.

Have a listen to ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ below…

Song of the Day: Done Me Wrong – Danny Boy Steward

After over 20 years in the business and a seven-year hiatus, R&B artist and former Death Row Records artist, DANNY BOY STEWARD shares latest single, ‘Done Me Wrong , which ‘is set to transport us down to memory lane with its velvety smooth afterhours R&B, inspired from the 90s with a 21st century soul vibe.

Danny Boy Steward was signed to Death Row when he was just 15-years of age. He has graced his soothing vocals on choruses of several of 2Pac’s hit songs, ‘I Ain’t Mad At Cha’, ‘What’z Ya Phone #’, ‘Picture Me Rollin’, ‘Heaven Ain’t Hard 2 Find’ and ‘All Eyez on Me’.

Following his departure from Death Row, he took time off to perfect his artistry… and now Danny Boy Steward returns, turning his pain into creative passion through ‘Done Me Wrong’ now on various digital music platforms.

Have a listen to this smooth joint below…

Song of the Day: Let’s Flow – RizzyB

East London’s RIZZYB returns with his latest Summer sizzler ‘Let’s Flow’. Aptly written on Valentine’s Day with his signature style ever potent on the track, ‘Let’s Flow’ is the perfect fusion of Rap merged with melodic vocals to create his own Afroswing-infused sound.

With the official TikTok sound already gaining traction ahead of the drop, it’s safe to say Rizzy is gearing up to take over this Summer, one single at a time…

Born and bred in Waltham Forest, East London, rising star RizzyB proves time and time again why he is one to watch within the current UK scene.

Rizzy’s artistic scope knows no bounds, having grown up on a plethora of different genres and sounds. From age 9 he became heavily immersed in music, listening religiously on a Walkman that was gifted to him.

Notably, Rizzy’s single ‘Feeling Waved’ has racked up over 150k streams across all streaming platforms, as well as track ‘My One’ being added to the official Spotify ‘Afro/Bashment’ and ‘We Move’ playlists.

His most recent project ‘Players Love Cycle’, which he dropped on Valentines Day this year, also received recognition from BBC 1Xtra presenter Remi Burgz, as well as radio play on KISS FM, Capital Xtra, Trickstar Radio, Reprezent and Flex FM. Check him out below…

Song of the Day: Damage – DJ GANZ (ft. Beach Season)

GANZ, A.K.A Jordy Saämena is an Amsterdam-based producer/DJ extraordinaire who developed his masterful blend of hip-hop and electronica from a young age. Over time, GANZ’s sound has evolved, seeing him explore new territories and experiment with indie, pop and avant-garde music. His latest releases showcase his time spent playing with a multitude of genres and ambient soundscapes, creating something that is truly unique to GANZ.

In collaboration with Canadian duo Beach Season, comprised of Sam Avant and Simon Blitzer, GANZ unveils ‘Damage’. This latest partnership has involved international cooperation like no other. Bringing the lyrical ingenuity to life, Beach Season’s euphoric vocals pair seamlessly with lavish lofi beats. They explain, “The lyrics for “Damage” were inspired by the notion of mindless self-indulgence, even at the cost of one’s own well-being. The main root of the song centres around catharsis – a release that Sam and Simon felt even as they composed the lyrics. We have all experienced the need to be self-destructive in order to move past trauma or feel emotion.”

Taking inspiration from 90’s hip-hop and R&B elements, GANZ has developed euphonious musical elements like no other, adding a dimensional feel to “Damage”. Offering bulging basslines, echoing melodies and pulsing rhythmic sounds, this single is set to soar in success. With over 200,000 monthly listeners, his synth-focused productions and remixes helped usher in a new era of electronic music. With streaming numbers in the millions, we’re set to see huge things from GANZ and future collaborative opportunities in the coming months…Have a listen to ‘Damage’ below…

Song of the Day: Courts – AYO (ft. Jay Bahd)

Rising Northern rapper ATO (pronounced: atu) reconnects with his Ghanaian roots as he links up with the Kumasi based artist Jay Bahd for his latest single Courts’.

Created out of a late night session with Kai Whiston, EDEN and stevexcooper in London with vocals sent from Jay Bahd following an online meeting between the two artists, the video was shot during a recent trip to Ghana and sees ATO and Jay roam the streets and beaches of Accra, riding around in a Jeep, quad biking and more interspersed with energetic, docu style cuts of real life in the city.

Following the Flohio remix most recent solo single ‘Cold’. Leeds-based ATO, who is of British-Ghanaian-Danish descent, is set to release his forthcoming follow up EP Side B. coming out this Friday 29th July via MCMXCV. The five-track EP includes new unheard singles ‘nu balance’, ‘Straight Light’ and ‘outro’. Check out the video for ‘Courts’ below…