New Music Video: Hotline – J Kas

J KAS once again shakes up the streets of Portugal through the video for latest track, ‘Hotline’.

Coming from his EP ‘Dreamlife Summer Jamz’, the latest release see the natives – young and the mature – jamming to the bouncing bassline which works in harmony with trance-like and tropical-esque tones. This Sheffield hip-hop contender brings on pure positive vibes…determined not to take on ‘No L’s’.

‘Hotline’ follows J KAS‘ feel-good EDM banger ‘Vogue’. Check out the video below:

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Upcoming Release: Stand Up – Alice Night Circus

Julia Scott, the brainchild behind ALICE’S NIGHT CIRCUS delivers an upcoming piece that’s (personally) totally unexpected and angelically pure…

With the organ leading to explosive soundscapes, boasting gentle pop sensibilities and the guitar providing a soft rock – ish vibe, ‘Stand Up’, showcases the Sheffield singer’s gentile vocal instrumental which – out of nowhere – roars with intense power that is arguably on par with the likes of Florence and The Machine and Carrie Underwood.

‘Stand Up’ will be out from 25th August on all download/streaming sites. Have a listen to this truly stunning single that will send your entire body into shock of excitement….

Song of the Day: He Ain’t Me (Remix) – Ricardo Williams (ft. Lioness)

RICARDO WILLIAMS returns with a big BANG with his second (remix) single ‘He Ain’t Me’, premiered on radio via DJ Ace on BBC 1Xtra.

Produced by Sillkey(Wiley, Jacob Banks, Vanessa White) the remix takes you through a journey of clever wordplay from the opening verse by Lioness through to the catchy and fun summer vibe of the track. This remix proves Ricardo’s versatility and truly displays him as arguably one of the brightest current R&B artists from the UK.

Talking about why he decided to do a remix, Ricardo says “I wanted to show a different side of me but also give people something they can dance to. Not to mention I’ve been a huge fan of Lioness for years and when I heard her DBT remix I knew instantly I had to get her on this track!”

The remix follows ‘He Ain’t Me’ and  Ricardo’s last single ‘Come Over’ which was featured as DJ Ace’s Track of The Week on BBC 1Xtra. He partnered with fellow R&B peers J Warner, Jordan King and Mark Asari for the remix which premiered on BBC 1Xtra. Support was also received from Manny Norte on Capital Xtra, The Beat London, Pulse88 Radio, Reprezent, Westside FM, Ronnie Herel and MiSoul radio.

2018 has already been a big year with the release of new music and various live performances, including supporting Faith Evans on her UK tour (London, Birmingham and Manchester)

Check out this powerhouse-on-the-rise; listen to the remixed version of ‘He Ain’t Me’.

Song of the Day: You’re Crazy – Jodie Abacus

Described by many as Thundercat meets Stevie Wonder, Future-soul artist  JODIE ABACUS  released an ode to all crazy ex-partners, coming in the shape of single ‘You’re Crazy’, taken from his forthcoming debut LP.

The South-London singer has been causing a stir since the early days of ‘I’ll Be That Friend’ & ‘Good Feeling’, with Abacus winning hearts at BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra – not to mention key tastemaker support from the likes of i-D, Pigeons & Planes and Noisey.

His forthcoming LP was inspired by “the worst, mental, fuck-with-my-head year” which saw the singer break-up with a girlfriend of five years and suffer a near-death experience with pneumonia – Jodie now lives with the attitude that he “must be able to take shit and grow flowers”.

Over the coming months, JODIE ABACUS will deliver additional tracks from the album – with a full LP release date to be announced soon….

New Track: Tableturn – Marek Kubala

Newcomer MAREK KUBALA pours his inner musings into his debut EP ‘Awhile’, released on 10th August via 3BarFire Recordings.

Fusing the progressive electronics of French duo Air with the acoustic subtleties of Elliot Smith and Nick Drake, ‘Awhile’s warm, lo-fi tracks combine heartfelt lyricism with lush instrumentation. First from the EP is lead single ‘Tableturn’ which hails back to a relationship that wasn’t meant to be, enveloping the heartfelt lyricism with soaring strings and soft instrumentals.

Based in East London, the Huddersfield native began his musical journey playing the folk and acoustic nights around the North of England. During his studies in Liverpool, he was introduced to a vibrant house and techno scene. Integrating the two worlds, ‘Awhile’ combines the retro 60s/70s-influenced psychedelia of indie music with the droning hypnotism of electronica.

The budding artist is set to release more this year as the lead singer of a new electro-indie band, comprised of DJ/producers Jerry Bouthier and Andrea Gorgerino (Kitsune/Vivienne Westwood).

In his pursuit of new sounds, Marek can be described in contrasts: organic yet downbeat, nostalgic yet forward moving. With the release of his debut EP, the musician has demonstrated his ability to successfully create his own sonic dreamscape.

Hear for yourself; have a listen to ‘Turntable.’