- Words Liam Cattermole
A weekly playlist sharing our pick of the best new music from the world's most exciting emerging musicians. You heard it here first.
‘One Thing’ by KiLLOWEN
KiLLOWEN puts his spin on the heavily sampled Amerie original, ‘One Thing’, reworking the classic around a slick UKG beat. The hedonistic visuals are well worth watching too, as the rapper embarks on a typical night out in the capital.
‘VICE’ by Feux, Mick Jenkins
Levelling up once more, ‘Vice’ is Feux’s most accomplished track to date. Featuring revered Alabama rapper Mick Jenkins, who adds his mahogany flows to the silken production, the track illuminates the Londoner’s velvety vocal range.
‘Pressure To Exist’ by Bel Cobain
London-based singer-songwriter Bel Cobain elevates her sound once more with the emotionally enriching new single, ‘Pressure To Exist’.
‘Never Know’ by Oscar #Worldpeace
MINIKINGZ member and prolific producer Oscar #Worldpeace is back with his first solo single in a year. ‘Never Know’ and its stomach punching production accentuates the rapper’s revelations over this time.
‘hurts like heaven/hell’ by Jaydonclover
Lose yourself in the new four-track EP from Jaydonclover. ‘hurts like heaven/hell’, the title track, stands out thanks to its cosmic rhythms and spellbinding melodies.
‘HOLLABACK’ by Lamsi, BXKS, BAMBII
One of the most ambitious producers of our time, Lamsi’s riotous ‘HOLLABACK’ gets the BXKS treatment, as the Luton rapper spits her jumpy flows with venom.
‘No Shadow’ by Ethan P. Flynn
Detailing feelings of isolation and loneliness, ‘No Shadow’ is our pick from Ethan P. Flynn’s new album, Abandon All Hope. Collaborating with FKA Twigs, David Byrne and more, the Yorkshire-born songwriter proves that he’s still one of the most vital voices in British music.
‘Captain Ants’ by AntsLive
AntsLive books himself a one-way ticket to the top of the UK rap scene on ‘Captain Ants’, a visually and lyrically compelling masterpiece.
‘give it to me’ by Akemi Fox
‘give it to me’ is a swooning electronic R&B cut from Mancunian artist Akemi Fox, who continues her purple patch of single releases.
‘Making It Up’ by Frozemode
Blending jungle breaks with a punkish angst, ‘Making It Up’ solidifies Frozemode as one of the most riot-worthy acts currently on the UK scene.