Song of the Day: Mañana – Xadi (ft. Nina Cobham)

‘Mañana’ was born from a long-standing mutual admiration between West Londoner XADI and Manchester’s Nina Cobham. Their musical chemistry is evident on the track with Nina’s ethereal bilingual vocals sitting atop Xadi’s production perfectly on the hook, and his two reflective, melodic verses proving a perfect complement to that hook.

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions, both artists have been extremely productive. Nina’s most recent single ‘Sola’ has amassed almost five million streams on Spotify and picked up support from the likes of Huw Stephens, Jamz Supernova, Children of Zeus and even music icon Christina Aguilera.

Meanwhile Xadi has also had an excellent year. Back in February, Xadi released his second EP project, ‘Day Ends’. The EP and subsequent follow-up singles have received support from Christina Aguilera, Reprezent, NTS, Rinse, No Signal and Foundation FM, and from tastemakers, Twin B, Lily Mercer, Jyoty and Jamz Supernova.

As well as official releases, Xadi also worked hard on putting out a series of Instagram freestyles and covers during the lockdown, which have led to him receiving praise from the likes of Kojey Radical, Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn and Jords. His work has also gained attention from the likes of The Guardian, Complex, Off The Block Magazine, The Pit LDN, Have You Heard, Mission Statement Magazine, Yahoo News and the Irish Times.

Check out the video for ‘Mañana’, directed by Kumiko….

Song of the Day: Address That – OFFCOURSE

As he approaches the milestone of garnering his first million streams led by tracks ‘My Gang’, ‘Beg Friend’ and ‘Still Here’ with Lady Leshurr, and coming on the back of strong support from tastemakers such as BBC Radio 1, KISS FM, BBC 1Xtra, KISS Fresh, Spotify and GRM Daily, exciting fast-rising South London rap artist and entrepreneur OFFCOURSE returns in the final quarter of what has already been his biggest year so far, with his brand new single. ‘Address That’.

Produced by GRM Daily Rated Awards nominee Adotskitz, who has previously worked with the likes of Stormzy, Krept & Konan, Skepta, Mr Eazi and French Montana, ‘Address That’ is a hard-hitting rap track driven by a heavy bassline, which sees OFFCOURSE in braggadocios mode and oozing confidence, as he waxes lyrical about the finer things in his life, while railing against some of the fake elements of the music industry.

‘Address That’ is taken from his forthcoming debut EP, which is lined up for release early next year…but for now, check out the video for the track, directed by 1Time…

Watch Henny Knightz’s Video For Track, ‘Pontiac Black’

One of Hackney’s most intriguing rappers, HENNY KNIGHTZ dives into a weird colorful story through boastful visuals for track, ‘Pontiac Black’, lifted from his critically acclaimed EP, ‘Random House Of Evil’.

Set in Hackney, the three-minute production shows Henny having the best day ever, roaming through his neighborhood on a hot summer’s day…however, throughout the story, there are signs  that the day is seeming too good to be true….

Henny makes one half of duo The Knighthood Society, featuring fellow rapper Nicki Knightz. Henny executively produced Nicki’s 2020 ‘For The Uninformed EP’ to critical acclaim, and has been covered by Trench Magazine, Earmilk, RWD Magazine, GUAP Mag and GRM Daily

Hit that play button on Henny’s eccentric video for ‘Pontiac Black’…

Song of the Day: Write Pages – Wish Master

WISH MASTER‘s single ‘Write Pages’, takes things to a Dickensian level, as the viewer is presented with a snapshot into the Bristol emcee’s past, present and future.

With a concept reminiscent of the classic novel A Christmas Carol, you hear Wish’s depth and artistry in his lyricism, which has helped support his rise in prominence over the past few years.

Supported with a life journeying video showing his progression from a boy to a man, Wish Master flows poetically over a flute-laden head-nodder produced by Van Dam. ‘Write Pages’ delivers a wholesome and uplifting message around being ‘the author of his own life’.

Filmed in part at the world famous university in his home town of Bristol, the Patch Up productions-directed video paints a vivid picture of Wish recreating some of the most memorable stages in his life. From a child to teenager to his present state and even a flash forward to Wish in a stately setting.

Released to coincide with Black History Month, this song ‘Write Pages’ aims to show how dedication is needed to reach your goals, inspiring others to see how anything is possible if you focus and put your mind to it!

Check out the video for ‘Write Pages’ below…

Song of the Day: Invisible Enemy – Georgia Black

North London’s Blues singer GEORGIA BLACK‘s single, ‘Invisible Enemy’ was written at the very start of the lockdown and was inspired by a conversation Georgia had with a colleague of hers, Roberta – Georgia works as a Learning Support Assistant in a college for her day job.

Roberta said, “Don’t you think it’s crazy that whenever we’re usually unwell, we feel we have to be the hero and push ourselves to go to work, but right now, to be the hero is the other way round?”

This really resonated with Georgia and built up an image in her head of super heroes saving lives by staying at home, which laid the foundation for the song. Sonically ‘Invisible Enemy’ is very theatrical in nature, showcasing cinematic soundscapes reminiscent of something from a Bond movie. Her soulful, sultry vocals bring to mind the likes of Lana Del Rey, whilst the seductive synths emit a mesmerising release.

Have a listen for yourself…hit play on ‘Invisible Enemy’ below…