Ricardo Williams Says ‘Sorry’ In His Latest Afterhours Joint

Fresh off the heels of his come back single, ‘Raindrops’ (which premiered on BBC 1xtra and featured in several Spotify editorial playlists) RICARDO WILLIAMS presents ‘Sorry’.

The new joint is Ricardo’s 2020 style apology letter, admitting wrongs, realising mistakes and trying to make it right. This release yet again shows a different shade to Williams’ musical style, more upbeat and bouncy but still obtaining his R&B swag.

‘Sorry’ is taken from Ricardo’s upcoming EP, ‘Love Tape 2’, due out later this year. Check it out below…

J.Kas x Ruell Slams Down Summer-Ready track ‘BonBon’.

Rapper J.KAS calls upon long-time collaborator, upcoming R&B singer Ruell, to offer some much needed distraction away from the chaotic current events with latest single, ‘BonBon’.

Ruell takes the lead in the summer-charged joint, exchanging his smooth afterhours vocals for a melodic/rock steady-esque flow, which melts right into the vibrant fusion of tropical house and Dancehall. BBC Sheffield-approved J.Kas takes over and adds extra fire with his gutsy MC-delivery.

Previously featured on J. Kas’ soulful/R&B jams, ‘Snapchat (Ain’t No Killing My Vibe)’ and ‘Cali Dreaming’, Ruell has branched out and released his debut solo single, ‘Tiffany’, where J.Kas returns the favour and features on the R&B/trap production.

Besides being a seasoned wordsmith, who received firm support from BBC1’s Huw Stephens, BBC 1xtra’s Charlie Sloth and DJ Ace and BBC Sheffield’s Christian Carlisle, J.Kas is the founder of trendy streetwear, Tokyo Red, established in 2015.

Available now on SpotifyiTunesTidalDeezer and Google Play, ‘BonBon’ follow’s J.Kas’ Afrobeat/Dancehall number, ‘Amsterdam’.

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Get Away with Wish Master’s Double Video for ‘Mindfulness’ & ‘Far Away’

Hotly tipped Bristol lyricist and founder of Official Recordings, WISH MASTER (the guy in the middle; see the above video clip) has unveiled visuals for ‘Mindfulness’ and ‘Far Away’, taken from his third album ‘The Bull (The Best Underrated Living Legend)’.

Two tracks in one, the double-bill music video for ‘Mindfulness/Far Away’ sees the MC cycle far away into the countryside to boost his mindfulness. Fellow Bristolians PatchUp Productions capture the adventure amazingly, joining Wish by the sea for a contemplative classic.

Wish Master was named in BBC Music Introducing’s Ones To Watch 2019, leading to him recording at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios. He’s also supported Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, but awards and accolades aside, his experience in the game is best expressed through his own music.

Check out the video for ‘Mindfulness/Far Away’ below…

 

The Sound Of Modesty Unveils Second Single, ‘Stalemate’

Singer/songwriter Yvonne Han, the brainchild of Leeds-based experimental indie-rock project THE SOUND OF MODESTY unveiled her second single ‘Stalemate’, released last Friday (5th June).

Showcasing a simplistic yet haunting melody and writhing cymbal screeches that slink into the track, ‘Stalemate’ tells the story of a mother and son ravaged by war, as they spend their final night together stuck in silence.

After being in an alt-indie band, ​Once A Week Won’t Kill You featuring on drums, Londoner Yvonne started creating as ‘The Sound of Modesty’ in 2018, developing her own exclusive songwriting style, influenced strongly by not only experimental female artists like Mitski and Bjork, but also electronic pop artists like Egoist and T.a.T.u, whilst crossing over with softer pop such as Sleeping At Last and Regina Spektor.

Yvonne went on to independently release her debut EP; ​Eye, The Cauldron of Morning ​ (2018) which feature her previous soul-stirring single, ​’Metamorphosize’, released under ​Yamcog. Yvonne currently studies songwriting at Leeds College of Music and is currently finishing off her debut album alongside her band for release in 2020.

Have a listen to ‘Stalemate’ below…

KANDA Reflects On Racial Inequality With Emotive Single, ‘Never The Same’

16-year-old Sachin Kanda – aka – KANDA‘s brand new hip-hop single, ‘Never The Same’, is a hard-hitting, emotional piece that expresses societies feelings towards racial inequality and the need for change. A simple acoustic sounding instrumental highlights KANDA’s passionate vocals and lyrics leaving room for the words to resonate with the prospective listener.

“Being a singer-songwriter, I have been working on a project to express my thoughts and emotions about society and its attitudes towards people of colour. Black Lives Matter, and we, as a community must do better to make a change and love another. Rest In Peace George Floyd and countless others who have suffered at the hands of injustice of racial profiling and police brutality. I hope my music too can make a difference”.  – KANDA

KANDA has released a variety of songs throughout 2020, one of which (K.O.T.J) was played by BBC Introducing Coventry & Warwickshire. In addition to this, KANDA has performed at the 02 (London) in the final of the Open Mic Competition UK.

Check out the video for ‘Never The Same’ below…