Song of the Day: Confusion – Lady Shaynah

Following on from the release of ‘Over’, LADY SHAYNAH takes the blog’s hotspot for the first time with stunning single, ‘Confusion’ – taken from her forthcoming ‘Chapter 22’ EP.

The stunningly atmospheric piece is an ode to anybody who has gone through a rough breakup and come out the other side still feeling confused and with a lot of unanswered questions.

Speaking on the release, she says “The relationship was quite perfect. Until… he woke up one day, saying he had a vision of his future wife. He said I didn’t have all the characteristics of said ‘future wife’, but ‘we could work on that’. This felt like a slap in my face. What broke my heart, even more, is that when I gave him the choice of taking me the way I am or leaving, within the blink of an eye, he chose to leave. The more I reflected upon the relationship, the more questions I had and thus ‘Confusion’ was born.”

From the age of five, LADY SHAYNAH – real name  Shanice – was taught to play the piano by her Grandmother and later claimed the title of ‘Music Matters Award Ambassador’ in Rotterdam (2014) and went on to play at the North Sea Jazz Festival (2016) before releasing her first LP ‘Dare’ in 2015.

Now a vocal, songwriting and band coach, LADY SHAYNAH teaches at the ‘Babette Labeij Music Academy’ and ZO! Gospel Choir and is set to release her next EP this year.

Have a listen to ‘Confusion’ below:

New Track: A Rotterdam Trip (Diplomatic Immunity Freestyle) – Adilson Evora

It’s been sometime since Rotterdam spitter ADILSON EVORA appeared on the blog. However he back with a bold -ass track entitled ‘A Rotterdam Trip’.

Oozing an instantly likable retro hip-hop vibe, Adilson showcases that hip-hop is alive and kicking in Europe, while giving the listener a tour through his hometown Rotterdam.

Speaking of his latest release, Adilson says: “This track is part of the Student of Life series. Student Of Life will be a returning concept where i will showcase my journey into becoming a better artist and person in general. Containing rare songs and freestyles that wouldn’t make it on a project and would most likely only be heard through my speakers at home. S.O.L is about seeing beauty in rawness, perfection in imperfection and embracing flaws and valuing it as being part of the growth.” 

Formerly known as Concept, ADILSON EVORA first came onto the scene with self-produced EP ‘From Sunup Till Son Down’ in 2014 and has since performed across his hometown, Germany and Russia, well as receiving airplay on MTV in Portugal.

Witness another newcomer – on – the – rise and check out ‘A Rotterdam Trip.’

New Track: Dear – Pete Philly

Following the announcement of his first European tour in years, PETE PHILLY has now revealed his third single of this year, ‘Dear’, following its radio exclusive on Jamz Supernova’s BBC Radio 1Xtra show.

Doused in electronic quirks, ‘Dear’ is an ode to Philly’s urban routes and a nod towards his new music direction. Produced by Melle Jutte, ‘Dear’ threads Pete’s effortless lyrics together with a vast structure.

As well as this, PETE PHILLY has recently announced his first European tour in seven years. Following warm up shows in Amsterdam and Rotterdam last month, Pete is ready to perform brand new material, with a live band, to bigger audiences – and therefore can now reveal forthcoming tour dates in Belgium , France , the UK , Germany and his native country, The Netherlands.

Check this bad boy out:

New Music Video: Darlin’ – Nambyar (ft. Full Crate)

Amsterdam-based R&B tunesmith and producer NAMBYAR is back with a new music video for single ‘Darlin’’, featuring experimental multi-genre music producer and Mad Decent-collaborator Full Crate.

Enhanced by a futuristic edge, ‘Darlin’ is a soothing R&B/soul number. Directed by his brother Kay Nambiar, the accompanied eerie/moody visuals sees the enigmatic artist delivering an intense and dramatic performance – including a dance routine shot in slow-motion.

‘Darlin’ follows the critically acclaimed singles: last year’s debut ‘Warm In The Winter’ was featured on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’. His soulful vocals also gained praises from Hilly Dilly, 22 Tracks and MTV. The Hypebeast premiered ‘Once More’, has earned him features across key international tastemakers such as Music Radar, 1883 Magazine and Hhhhappy.

With expertly layered vocals and intimate lyrics along with a forward-thinking production, the latest offering could be the singer-songwriter’s most compelling release yet. …

Watch the video for single ‘Darlin’.

New Track: Shade – Adilson Evora

“No matter how much shade they throw at you, you can’t let them dim your light”  – this is the  resounding message coming from Dutch rapper/singer ADILSON EVORA through latest track entitled ‘Shade.’

The self produced track will be featured on his debut album ‘Under The Bridge’ which he plans to release early this year. For now, check it out.