Song of the Day: Lemme Know – Lydia Singer

Hailing from Milton Keynes, LYDIA SINGER finds influence from the pop heavyweights including Ariana Grande and Camilla Cabello. However, cleverly, she stays authentic with a sound which will catch you off guard with her nail-biting vigour.

Her latest, ‘Lemme Know’ is a testament to her signature sound as soars with confidence, and vocally Lydia shines radiantly taking no prisoners with her upfront approach to song writing.

‘Lemme Know’ is a diary of Lydia’s adventures, and she leaves no room for any ambiguity with her articulating clearly with every spoken word. Musically, Lydia delves deep into the pop realm with her returning with the jewels. As a result, the beat is piercing, and the rhythm and melody prove captivating.

Released last month, ‘Lemme Know’ comes straight after receiving airplay on BBC 1Xtra with ‘Games’ and having another single in the top ten of the club charts, as well as racking up over 150,000 Spotify streams combined for her previous releases.

So you know you’re in great company here…check out the music video for the single below…

Song of the Day: No Speaking – Juice Menace

Continuing to make serious waves whilst only a few singles deep, Cardiff-hailing rapper JUICE MENACE unveils her latest track ‘No Speaking’.

With a self-assured and assertive 2020 so far that’s seen an impressive run of singles, the young rapper ups the ante once again on this up-tempo, quintessentially drill production. Complete with all the bass, bounce and flex, Juice shows off her rap dexterity, delivering sharp lyricism, mean flow and an unwavering aggressiveness as she is boastful about being about her business.

Involved in multiple aspects of her craft, Juice developed the treatment of the video herself and ‘No Speaking’ positions her not only as a talented creative but also a leader of an artist with the confidence and demeanour to reach the upper echelons.

Check out the official video for Juice’s ‘No Speaking’ below…

Listen To Terreur Nocturne’s New Joint ‘Nécropole’ ft. OstiOne

New single from the group with the legendary OstiOne from the K6A collective as guest. Big dark beat with a trap flavor and obscure poetry raising a morbid cynicism specific to this deeply Phonk project.

TERREUR NOCTURNE is a Quebec rap duo made up of Mc Phylis (Mc Phylis and Maxime Robin, Arvida Crew) and BeatMaker-rapper Max T (Trunk 25, Token of Hate).

The project aims to be a spiritual hip-hop journey in which the two rappers exhibit a deep sense of cynicism, disgust and revenge without ever taking themselves seriously. It’s not Horror Core, nor Trap strictly speaking, it’s just rap made by two disillusioned thirty-something and a little bored of making art to entertain the plebs. All highlighted against a trap-vintage sound background: 90’s south rap, brag rap, vintage sampling, horror, old school video games, dragon dungeon, mysticism.

For the real music lovers, it’s good québ rap more nested, more underground which puts more on the tech, the flow and the darks beats.

Discover the more ofTerreur Nocturnes’ previous music on: http://squashcomp.ca/artist/terreur-nocturne/ 

Polish Rapper Schafter Taps UK’s Newcomer Houston X For New Track ‘Need Help.’

With all the chaos that 2020 has presented, this didn’t stop rappers SCHAFTER and HOUSTON X from dropping one hot collaboration titled, ‘Need Help’.

A refreshing and electric trap-wave combo, ‘Need Help’ kicks off with rhythmic percussion which is layered by synthy impressions where the pair deliver fresh and flex worthy verses that detail their flashy lifestyles and fly-boy ways.

The accompanied video-shot in Warsaw and London – embodies the theme of the track which is inspired by the idea of trying to get away from something but being unable to.

Quickly becoming a phenomena in his country’s ever-evolving hip-hop scene, Schafter is known for his take on melodic trap. Last year, he burst onto the scene with ‘Hot Coffee’ which accumulated over 27,000,000 streams on Spotify alone. UK’s upcomer Houston has built a steady cult following for his distinct, genre-defying sounds, ranging from hip-hop, R&B to rock and pop. Houston X was previously featured on NEW LEASE MUSIC with track, ‘Scarlett Red’

Check out the video for ‘Need Help’ which was shot during lockdown…

Song of the Day: Justin Bieber – Smoke Boys (ft. Dizzee Rascal)

The most prolific, innovative and defining British acts of the past ten years sadly announced the news that their forthcoming project “All The Smoke” due 23rd October will be their last.

After Dizzee dropped track ‘Act Like You Know’ the Smoke Boys single off of his forthcoming album ‘E3AF’, SMOKE BOYS have now announced their new single ‘Justin Bieber’ featuring the Grime legend off of their new and last ever project. With the whole EP produced by MK The Plug, this track combines both the strength of drill & grime for a futuristic style beat, track and video.

Their lyrical energies ride with ease over the vibrant production, with it’s skippy drums, garage-esque vocals, big 808’s and metallic eastern samples, with Dizzee Rascal gliding in for the final verse on top form, adding his charm, charismatic delivery and effortless flows. Smoke Boys and Dizzee Rascal have both shown how two genres can fit so fluidly and gracefully together.

Although this will be their last project as a group, there will be more to follow from Deepee, Swift, Sleeks, Littlez, Inch, and Knine as solo artists, and their last project together promises to end with a bang.

Check out the Smoke Boy’s final video for single, ‘Justin Bieber’.