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Undiscovered is a weekly playlist sharing our pick of the best new music from the world's most exciting emerging musicians. You heard it here first.
“Take It Up” by DEELA
Lagos trap queen DEELA delivers another ethereal rap bop. Supercharging a TiaCorine-esque flow, the wordsmith speaks to wasted time with wasted lovers.
“Changed It” by Downtown Kayoto
Downtown Kayoto’s latest single is a sultry affair. Bathed in his syrupy vocals, “Changed It” analyses the profound effect love can have on anyone.
“Salute” by Tay Jordan, Lowfades, Ashbeck
Norwood-born and bred Tay Jordan is bringing a distinctive gangsta rap flavour back to UK hip-hop. Enlisting Ashbeck for an inherent, braggadocious verse, “Salute” demands respect from the scene with a contagious beat.
“Question” by Jakwob, BXKS
East London producer Jakwob brings BXKS to the frame for “Question”. “I put real pain real life in the verses, man have got aim but they got no purpose” she spits with a thrilling anguish, calling out the scene’s fakery.
“Inertia” by Nate Brazier, Ahadadream
London producer Ahadadream is on hand for an explosive remix of Nate Brazier’s “Insertia”. Powerful and percussive, the track is drum-heavy in nature and ready to be unleashed at this summer's festivals.
“Fire Is Our Friend” by 4am Kru
A euphoric jungle track, inspired by the genre’s '94-'95 golden era, “Fire Is Our Friend” explodes into a frenzy of schizophrenic snares after a slow and melodious build. Eery vocal samples interweave themselves around a wave of ragga breaks, waiting to spill into the soundsystems of clubs worldwide.
“Cold Showers” by Tia Gordon
Writing buttery R&B ballads from her bedroom, Tia Gordon‘s latest track, “Cold Showers”, fuses lo-fi funk with soulful harmonies.
“favourite girl” by Rio Rainz
Rio Rainz transmits “favourite girl” from the pocket of indie rap he’s built for himself. An ode to an unknown lover, the track calls for companionship as the vocalist contemplates saving the world or settling for a life of delinquency.
“Earth” by Kiimi
"Earth" revels in unconventionality. London-based producer and vocalist Kiimi utilises an off-kilter drum pattern to illuminate their chopped and synthy vocals.