New Track: Sober – Marcel

Known as a ‘national treasure’ by the press, singer-songwriter, producer and DJ MARCEL
rose to fame with Blazin Squad in 2002 after they released a cover of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony track, ‘Crossroads’ which reached number one in the UK Singles Chart. MARCEL went on to secure seven top ten hits, including ‘Flip Reverse’ and ‘Love on the Line’, before securing himself as a finalist on the 2017 hit reality TV show Love Island.

Now, in between TV fame and media commitments, MARCEL is cementing himself as an innovative artist and recently released the afro-swing hit ‘They Wanna Know’, a well-received foray into his forthcoming EP ‘Circles’ due for release later this year.

Not afraid of incorporating his most personal experiences in his songwriting, his latest offering ‘Sober’ addresses the price of fame, highlighting the side to it that people don’t see; the lows, the pressure of the media and the unwanted attention.

Check out MARCEL‘s white and black video for this banging yet heart-tugging track below:

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Song of the Day: No Stress – Marc Jones

Already picking up amazing support from the likes of Tom Robinson at BBC 6 Music, Kan D Man and Limelight at BBC Asian Network, Foundation FM, Reprezent Radio, UK Undiscovered, Premier Gospel (London), Amazing Radio, The Beat London 103.6 FM, BBC 1Xtra, Insanity Radio, NE1fm, Pulse88, Reprezent, Earmilk and Spotify making him the cover of their ‘Blessings’ playlist, MARC JONES dropped latest single ‘No Stress’.

The Croydon native has released four singles to date, racking up over 300k streams without any major push and is set to release his debut EP this Spring, entitled ‘Progress’. The six track project will feature varying moods and topics – sharing a plethora of his own truths and experiences. All the records allude to a disinterest with life’s peripheral perks, and instead focus on uplifting urban culture through music.

Hailing from a part of the world that’s synonymous with gangs and violence, Marc’s aim is to expose people to something different through his music, that others might find inspiration in his lyrics and his authentic story of normality – yet stability. There’s no rags to riches story here which makes the artistry even more impressive. If we’re honest, our sole wish is to be content with our lives and live comfortably – making Marc’s ability to make everyday topics relatable, resonate all the more.

Check out the video below…

New Track: Eggshells – Raylo

London hip-hop collective RAYLO are getting geared up to release not one but TWO epic music videos. Until then, the guys have dropped a brand new single entitled ‘Eggshells’, which displays their signature combo of mysteriously idyllic overtones and that boastful b-line.

It’s definitely worth checking out…and if you’re feeling this track, I have some great news – you can download it for FREE right here.

New Track: Billie Jean – Kid Tana

If you’ve been keeping a close eye on fresh talent via GRM Daily and Link Up TV then KID TANA will certainly not passed you by. Making his debut just six months ago with the hard bodied track ‘Buju Banton’ he then dropped a visual for his Gear 1 freestyle. Now he returns with his banging second joint ‘Billie Jean’!

Taking on the title of the MJ classic, KID TANA hits complicated rap patterns whilst harmonising his colourful writing. Beginning to see a trend in his music, Tana applies several musical influences into one coherent vision that draws on dancehall, trap and afrobeat and hears him flit from the guttural to the sing-along in smooth transition.

‘Billie Jean’ is now available on all streaming and downloads sites…for now, check out the video for the track below…

Song of the Day: Hideaway – Ben Brown (ft. Ehmji)

After spending almost a year in the US, working with Baltimore producer beatsbysteev, singer/songwriter BEN BROWN has slammed down a one hell of melodic hip-hop/R&B joint entitled ‘Hideaway. Featuring the smooth flow of rapper Ehmji, ‘Hideaway’ is taken from his latest EP, ‘410 Interlude.’

Compared to the likes of James Vickery, Tom Misch, and Zak Abel, the North Londoner gained traction in the UK scene last year, playing at Sundown Festival and opening the main stage at Mutiny Festival, following his ‘No Words’ tour which saw the artist deliver his energetic performance style at headline shows throughout the UK in support of his new single – his third consecutive one to reach the top 15 in the iTunes singer-songwriter charts.

This one’s too good to miss….check out the fire production below: