Song of the Day: Destiny – Aina More

South London artist and producer AINA MORE could easily be described as one of UK rap’s best kept secrets, or perhaps one of the UK’s best new and emerging rap artists.

Having already been championed by tastemakers such as BBC Radio 1, The FADER, MTV and BBC 1Xtra, among others, and with The BRIT Awards featuring her on their BRITs compilation album a few years ago, the British Nigerian native should firmly be on your radar. On the off chance that she isn’t, Aina More is back in the frame to make sure of it!

She closes out 2020 with a fiery new track titled ‘Destiny’ and an equally fierce music video to go with it. Co-produced by Aina More herself and long-time collaborator Musiek Mambu, the track opens with an attention-grabbing sample of the Seun Kuti afrobeat classic ‘Bad Man Lighter’, before Aina More gets in her bag for two minutes straight, as she waxes lyrical in braggadocios fashion, about everything from her superior rap skills to decrying false prophets to the excellence of black women, while giving listeners an update on what she’s been up to this year.

Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Destiny’, Aina More says, “With what I’ve been creating lately, there’s so much that I’m going to give of myself musically in the coming year, I have this unquenchable hunger to express myself freely, and ‘Destiny’ is the first part of that. Lyrically, I needed to remind everyone of just who Aina More is, and overall, I feel it represents my identity well, even down to the Oye 2.0-directed visuals – I’m very authentically Yoruba, but I’m also that girl that grew up in London, and sometimes I let my ego just do its own thing”.

With a fusion sound that can be described as a cross between Kendrick Lamar, Skepta and Fela Kuti, and a performance prowess that has seen her touring with Professor Green and opening for her idol Lauryn Hill, Aina More is typified by her unapologetic lyricism and cutting edge sonics, as highlighted as far back as her 2016 EP ‘For People With Short Attention Spans’ as well as subsequent tracks like ‘Girls Killing It’, ‘Afrikan Lady’ and ‘Healer’ that led to rave reviews and support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, The FADER, MTV and The BRIT Awards.

Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Be That Man – Like Tye

After the undeniable chemistry formed between R&B artists, Tyler Rivers, and Ty Rome, when they collaborated on their well-received single ‘Better Than My Ex’, the artists are now back as a duo under a brand new moniker that goes by LIKE TYE.

With creative energies taking a back foot for many artists during the pandemic lockdowns, the duo spent countless hours in the studio refining their sound and ultimately creating a uniquely vibrant brand. Their debut single ‘Be That Man’, is one bonafide R&B/pop tune fuelled with inspired and storytelling lyrics over an R&B throwback-inspired instrumental.

“We wrote this track from the perspective of a person in a relationship where they realise they need to step up before they lose what they have. The beat had that throwback vibe so we were inspired to write something that suited those early 2000’s R&B tracks.” – Like Tye.

‘Be That Man’ is now out on all download and streaming sites. Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Lonely Too Long – Mullally

A true force to be reckoned with and an artist at the top of his game, Norwich-based pop singer/songwriter MULLALLY creates powerful material that genuinely connects to listeners through his passion for music, dedication and conviction that can be heard in every word he sings.

Using his music as a platform to maintain a conversation on mental health, ‘Lonely Too Long’ is written about the apprehension of falling in love because of the fear of heartbreak and being left lonely all over again. With loneliness being such a big theme in his writing, Mullally has decided to work with The Marmalade Trust to bring awareness around loneliness, especially during such harrowing times.

Speaking more on this, Mullally explained: I wanted to capture the sadness of being lonely and the joy of finding someone, all in the same track. This track is really close to my heart because even though it’s written about a very particular point in my life, it manages to pop back up and be relevant over and over again as life continues. I wrote this almost 3 years ago with Eg White and Jon Green, two amazing musicians, so I’m thrilled that I can finally share this song. I’m also excited to be working with Marmalade Trust to bring awareness around loneliness in the UK.

He’s a rapidly rising star with building dialogue around him having had support from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, 1Xtra’s DJ Target, Beats 1 and MTV along with supporting Annie Marie, Jess Glynne, Rag ’n’ Bone Man, Clean Bandit and many more on tour.

Make sure you look out for more powerful material from this talented guy in 2021…but for now, check out ‘Lonely Too Long’ below:

Song of the Day: 90s Baby – Ria Marie

Full of soulful pop melodies and mellow R&B beats, RIA MARIE‘s single, ’90s Baby’ is steeped in nostalgia – bringing up a wealth of unmistakable 90s references. Certain to spark childhood memories, Ria puts a nostalgic spin on a classic love song with her intimate vocals.

To say that singing is in her blood would be an understatement. A distant relative of the trailblazing Carter Family and the daughter of a singing prodigy associated with musical legends such as Whitney Houston and Bob Marley, Ria has always had an undeniable passion for creating music. Hear for yourself…listen to Ria’s epic single below…

Song of the Day: Breathe, Reimagined – Adreyn Cash (ft. La Swave)

Following the successful release of ‘Killshot’, ADREYN CASH teams up with Mobo unsung Finalist La Swave, an Essex based rapper/producer, on the new single, ‘Breathe Reimagined’, the third single to be released from his Re:Imagined Series.

With Adreyn’s smooth alternative sound, La Swave’s Joe Budden inspired UK flow and Producer Aaron Baker’s pop/ RnB track, the trio offers up  a fully reimagined version of the original ‘Breathe’.

Jamaican born, British artist Adreyn Cash has been making a big impact in the Pop/RnB world with his music being premiered on BBC 1Xtra, with further support from Reprezent Radio, Elicit Magazine, and Link Up TV, among others, and has garnered over 100,000 streams on Spotify alone.

With only less than a month away to the new year, Adreyn intends on finishing strong in 2020 with ‘Breathe Reimagined’…check out this bad boy joint below…