Hip-Hop Duo Smoothe Hours Drops Brand New Track, ‘Red Room’

An intimate introduction to upcoming debut EP, ‘Darkest Before Dawn’ – set for release later this month – SMOOTHE HOURS‘ afterhours effort, ‘Red Room’, chronicles the first-hand experience of a climactic night, starting with infatuation by a dancer and taking things further by going to a private room, the red lights representing love and passion within the moment.

“We wanted to illustrate the seriousness of love and different aspects of affection, whether in a relationship or single. Sometimes the natural desire for sexual fulfilment outweighs the feeling of love. Sending out an invite to the Red Room can be compared to a mating call which is a primal instinct of human nature” – Smoothe Hours

Check out ‘Red Room’ below…

Watch Re.decay’s video For Single, ‘Sun In The Morning’

Owen Ross and Emanuel Bender – aka hip-hop duo RE.DECAY– have created the surreal music video for debut single, ‘Sun In The Morning (feat. ADH, Mawcom X, Sedric Perry)’ via SPRINGSTOFF.  The single is lifted from their upcoming EP, ‘Down Long Enough’ which will be released on 19 June.

Re.decay reveal a little more about the magic that went into creating the music video: “Sun In The Morning was filmed and conceived by Alex Forge, a wildly talented French film maker. Sedric shot his part in Owen’s studio in Berlin while ADH and Mawcom X filmed their parts in NYC and Accra respectively. Then Alex edited it in Spain and uploaded it over a full day on WiFi that was struggling with the number of quarantined people on it. Like all of our endeavours it involved an international group of creative people overcoming obstacles to make something great.”

Check it out below…

Check Out D. Folks’ New R&B Joint, ‘The Truth’

Coming straight from Virginia,  D. FOLKS presents his brand new single, ‘The Truth’, which sees the R&B smooth powerhouse ponder whether a relationship is worth saving, over some spine-tinglingly soulful soundscapes.

‘The ‘Truth’ is now available on all major download and streaming sites. Check it out below…and if you like what you hear, expect more truthful material from this serious talent this year.

Song of the Day: Easy – Juliet July

‘Easy’ is the latest single from Dutch artist JULIET JULY, following ‘Sunday Afternoon’ which was praised by the likes of Earmilk, Stereofox, Fashionably Early and more for its quiet energy and deft minimalism. Once again, Juliet’s fusion of R&B, soul and jazz drifts in like a soft breeze across the ocean in ‘Easy’, which explores the possibilities that are open to us once we put negative thoughts aside.

Speaking in great detail about her new single, Juliet July says:

“As a creative, we need to deal with lots of opinions of others. How many times have we, as creatives, artists, entrepreneurs heard how difficult, risky and challenging it is or going to be to follow our dreams? What is our plan B? etc etc..I know some people mean well, while some are secretly just envious as they wished they had the courage to do the same.

Either way, I got tired of listening to these ‘warning’ voices about how difficult everything was going to be. And I wrote ‘Easy’ as an answer. Easy gives an alternate perspective on the road to following your true heart desires. This is not to say that you will never come across obstacles or that you can just sit around and wait for your dreams to manifest. I believe a lot in the power of thoughts and hearing everyday how difficult a task is going to be is in my opinion not the way to go about it. ‘Easy’ acts as a POSITIVE affirmation , as a reminder that when we truly listen to what our heart whispers everything is possible.”

Produced by Nelson Clark, ‘Easy’ is also accompanied with a video filmed on the South African coast and within a magical forest just on the outskirts of Cape Town, where Juliet worked and lived for a while expanding her creative endeavours for a couple of months. The video was filmed by Momentum Production, with colour editing by Manny Nickpour.

‘Easy’ and ‘Sunday Afternoon’ will feature on Juliet July’s upcoming ‘Palmtrees In The Mist’ EP.

Song of the Day: Island – Quietype

Toronto-based trio QUIETYPE‘s latest single, ‘Island’ chronicles the feeling of isolation just before the end of a relationship, despite best efforts of keeping it alive. Through the message in the song, Quietype hopes to reach to those who had the same experience.

The guys confessed that ‘Island’ is their proudest work from their brand new self-titled debut EP as the piece is one of the first songs they wrote as a group.

Speaking of the release, Quietype says: “This one was a really interesting song to tackle when it came to recording. There were so many layers, so many unique sounds and tones we wanted to incorporate. For us, it was mainly about finding the balance of incorporating all the sounds we had in our heads while still keeping the song subtle and clear.”

Have a listen to ‘Island’ below…