ATO Returns With EP ‘Side B’ + Video For ‘Nu Balance’.

Rising Northern rapper ATO (pronounced: atu) follows his 2021 Side A EP with the second chapter to the story – ‘Side B’ released last Friday (29th July) via MCMXCV.

Featuring recent singles ‘COLD’ and ‘COURTS’, featuring Jay Bahd, and new unheard singles ‘nu balance’, ‘Straight Light’ and ‘outro’, this highly personal body of work was predominantly written in ATO’s bedroom. Always looking to tell his story both visually and sonically, dropping alongside the EP today is the video for ‘nu balance’ that sees a documentary style snapshot into the life of ATO from the other side of the lens.

Speaking on the EP, ATO says:

“In the time of making SIDE B, I was feeling the fragility of the world around me and found myself more committed to pushing through different feelings and emotions. The project is so desperate to find answers that the honesty is admittedly impulsive and naive at times. I feel that as a result, the vulnerable sides collide with the more resilient moments and give a more holistic reflection on the themes of love, mental health, masculinity, coming of age and pride explored.

Whilst SIDE A marks the birth of what now feels like my sound, I believe SIDE B is more refined than any of my previous projects. The wide range of production influences from stevexcooper, Jonathon Ng and singular balance, inspired me to take steps beyond my comfort zone and experiment more with melody and freestyle than I have done in the past.”

Why not check out ATO’s new EP here and his new video below…

Song of the Day: Bonnie & Clyde – Zaneita

North West London’s ZANEITA teams up with South London’s Kiddo 93 for their ride or die anthem, ‘Bonnie & Clyde’.

The track explores the trials and tribulations of a couple young and in love, battling through themes of crime and lust. Zaneita expresses her infatuation with the lifestyle her lover lives, but also the turmoil she feels knowing that it’s not the life she wants.

‘Bonnie & Clyde’ bears a unique and fresh sound, undoubtedly setting Zaneita apart from other artists in an increasingly growing UK R&B scene.

Zaneita’s love for music began after being gifted Alicia Keys’ debut album ‘Songs In A Minor’ on CD, eventually leading her to pursue a career as a fully fledged artist.

Growing up, Zaneita was also influenced by artists such as Toni Braxton, TLC and Lauryn Hill, leading her to develop her own distinctive voice. This, teamed with her infectious melodies and gripping storylines, effortlessly captivates Zaneita’s listeners with each track.

At the start of 2021, Zaneita began work on her debut EP ‘The Girl Who Lived’, with the first single ‘Quarter Life Crisis’ released in December of that year. In signature Zaneita style, the track, produced by BeatzByDB, is an Afrobeat infused offering with smooth R&B undertones.

Have a listen to ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ below…

Listen To WhoisOrion’s Latest Track, ‘Wagwarn King’.

London-based rapper WHOISORION continues with his consistency of releases this year with his latest track ‘Wagwarn King’.

His signature bar-heavy style laces the throwback hip-hop beat produced by established producer, Marow. For this single, WhoisOrion has taken a different approach than usual, touching on more conscious topics. The catchy hook is an easy one for us to sing along to and gives space to take in the message of the record.

‘Wagwarn King’ was released last Wednesday (27th July). Why not hit that play button below…

K Harrison Drops Another Summer Sizzler, ‘Veneno’

Staying true to the Latin infused rap style we have grown to know from rising Midlands artist K HARRISON, his newest sound of summer ‘Veneno’, is the perfect continuum from previous singles, ‘Love Me Leave Me’ and ‘Fire Fire’.

Bringing the true chilled sounds of summer, ‘Veneno’ provides laid-back beach vibes, with a soundscape created through soft guitar, sultry, yet upbeat vocals and the classic sounds of Latin America, the track undoubtedly transports you to golden sands and turquoise waves – The dream summer.

The heatwave in Britain may be seemingly coming to a close, but K Harrison is sure to inject a dose of heat into the music scene with his accompanying music video. Set in a peaceful yet edgy coastal home location, the video captures achievable summer fun, while still featuring classic luxuries we have come to recognise in today’s rap scene.

K Harrison might only have a few tracks under his belt but has already wowed in the world of rap, not only in the UK but has become increasingly popular across the pond. With monthly Spotify listeners spanning all across the US, from LA to The Big Apple, not to mention being co-signed by illustrious US rapper, The Game, It’s clear to see this Derby born star means business.

Check out the video for K Harrison’s latest joint below…

Song of the Day: Let’s Flow – RizzyB

East London’s RIZZYB returns with his latest Summer sizzler ‘Let’s Flow’. Aptly written on Valentine’s Day with his signature style ever potent on the track, ‘Let’s Flow’ is the perfect fusion of Rap merged with melodic vocals to create his own Afroswing-infused sound.

With the official TikTok sound already gaining traction ahead of the drop, it’s safe to say Rizzy is gearing up to take over this Summer, one single at a time…

Born and bred in Waltham Forest, East London, rising star RizzyB proves time and time again why he is one to watch within the current UK scene.

Rizzy’s artistic scope knows no bounds, having grown up on a plethora of different genres and sounds. From age 9 he became heavily immersed in music, listening religiously on a Walkman that was gifted to him.

Notably, Rizzy’s single ‘Feeling Waved’ has racked up over 150k streams across all streaming platforms, as well as track ‘My One’ being added to the official Spotify ‘Afro/Bashment’ and ‘We Move’ playlists.

His most recent project ‘Players Love Cycle’, which he dropped on Valentines Day this year, also received recognition from BBC 1Xtra presenter Remi Burgz, as well as radio play on KISS FM, Capital Xtra, Trickstar Radio, Reprezent and Flex FM. Check him out below…