Louis La Roche Will Make You Feel ‘Better’ With Latest Single

Born and based in the UK, producer, remixer and DJ LOUIS LA ROCHE puts a playful spin on the “breakup song” through his latest single, ‘Better’ borrowing the vocals of Lucy Pearson.

Released via his own imprint Ever After Records, the nu-disco meets French House banger isn’t the type of song  to listen to during a breakup;  it’s a song to listen to when you’re ready to go out, dance and release all tensions as you forget about past loves fails. The funky synths permeating throughout maintain the high level of energy required to counteract the somber lyrics. With a rhodes piano solo featured, meeting heavy R&B flavours, the producer has created the perfect take on the modern pop sound.

Louis La Roche

Often compared to DJs, such as Dimitri from Paris, La Roche has previously provided official remixes for artists such as Basement Jaxx, Aeroplane, Lemaitre, Fred Falke and NICOLAAS and received support from tastemaker Youtube channels Spinnin Records, Mr Suicide Sheep, Majestic Casual, and Mr Deep Sense and publications such as Mixmag, DJ Mag, Your EDM, Magnetic Mag and Data Transmission. The British talent has received over 40 Million Youtube views, with his remix for Crystal Bats receiving over 1.8 Million views alone, and over 23 Million plays on Spotify. Louis La Roche has also supported Kylie Minogue on her Kiss Me Once tour, and shared the stage with Armand Van Helden, A-Trak, Aeroplane as well as 2ManyDJs.

Check out ‘Better’ below….

Rosie Shaw Delivers A Compelling Female Empowerment Single, ‘In Bloom’, Out Today

Up and coming alternative R&B singer, ROSIE SHAW sings (nope, wrong word) BLOWS with conviction in her brand new single, ‘In Bloom’.

Possessing a rich soulful/gospel – inspired vibe, the single stems from her experience of breaking away from a toxic relationship and blossoming into a stronger person.

‘In Bloom’ is the UK songstress’ second single, following her stunning debut, ‘Trust Issues’, which is about being ‘apologetically jealous’ within a relationship. The single has showcased her as ‘an old soul trapped in a young body’.

Now this is RAW talent right here…check out Rosie’s ‘In Bloom’ below…

Ricardo Williams Returns With A Slamming Jodeci Freestyle

Following the release of the BBC 1Xtra-approved track ‘Come Over’ (The Remix), featuring R&B queen Teedra Moses, RICARDO WILLIAMS serves up an irresistibly slick freestyle of Jodeci’s hit, ‘My Heart Belongs To You.’

The mini track serves as a stop-gap for more amazing things to come from the Birmingham powerhouse’s critically acclaimed EP, ‘Intermissions’…So stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, check out Ricardo’s freestyle below…

Otish Mensah Unveil Video For Track, ‘Grand Finale Funeral Show’ & Releases Debut EP

Exploring the idea of rap as a form of intellectual art, radical hip-hop artist and storyteller OTISH MENSAH  releases his debut EP ‘Rap Poetics’ – a six track project challenging and breaking down the white-washed elitism of the art world.

Otis’ work reads like a stream of consciousness, documenting journeys of thought as he manoeuvres expertly throughout the project. Valuing art as a fundamental form of activism, Otis is opening up an important dialogue between himself and the ruling establishment, positioning emotional vulnerability at its core.

Lead single, ‘Grand Finale Funeral Show’ tackles the pressures of the art world – to continue to create, design and compose. Otis documents these journeys of thought with artful introspection, his experimental hip-hop rippling with themes of displacement and artistic vulnerability.

Recently making his debut book premiere with SAFE METAMORPHOSIS!!, a collection of poems and philosophical ideas exploring the voice of unspoken trauma, ‘Rap Poetics’ is a continuation of this earnest human expression, taking rap as an art-form in its own right – one that is raw and impassioned.

Describing the artist as “dynamic, skillful and radical”, former Lord Mayor and current MEP Magid Magid appointed Otis as the first hip-hop Poet Laureate of Sheffield in 2018. Having performed with the likes of Mahalia, Arrested Development, Killah Priest, Oddisee and Open Mike Eagle, as well as garnering support from The Guardian and EARMILK, Otis articulates societal injustices with innate precision and candidness.

Enjoy the video for ‘Grand Finale Funeral Show’ below:

Song of the Day: We Ain’t The Same – Thugz SNE

THUGZ SNE‘s latest track,’We Ain’t The Same’, highlights all the things that separate him from the rest of the rappers of today.

The song starts with a sample of Brooklyn NY rapper Maino saying: “This year, I wanna be so honest… I wanna look a couple of these niggaz in their eyes and be like… Nigga…. I don’t like you” a sentiment that resonates all too well with the rest of the song.

The fast paced instrumental (pieced together by @farooqgotaudio) feels like the perfect foundation for such a brutally honest theme, apologetically stating: “we are not the same & I don’t like you” something which is made abundantly clear throughout the chorus.

The boisterous track also pays homage to the late great Nipsey Hussle by the way of: “I can never see you as my equal, fuck I wanna hear yo CD for?” a sample from his ‘Victory Lap’ single.

Available on all platforms, ‘We Ain’t The Same’ sets the pace for the next 12 months of singles and visuals. Get the taste of the first installment below…