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A weekly playlist sharing our pick of the best new music from the world's most exciting emerging musicians. You heard it here first.
‘come thruuu’ by Reuben Aziz
Made with late night drives and club slow jams in mind, ‘come thruuu’ is a Brent Faiyaz-Esque bop from rising songwriter Reuben Aziz. The minimalist production interchanges between R&B and trap while his sultry baritone adds butter-smooth textures.
‘Humble’ by sagun, AKTHESAVIOR, Pink Siifu
Announcing their forthcoming joint album, u r not alone, today, rapper AKTHESAVIOR and lo-fi producer sagun have come together for 14 tracks of hip-hop greatness. On standout single ‘Humble, the collaborators enlist polymathic wordsmith Pink Siifu, who bodies the hazy boom bap beat with his slurry flows.
‘Running’ by Lutalo, Claud
An indie hit filled with nostalgia, ‘Running’ is an ode to those moments of unrequited love we can never seem to shift. Lutalo and Claud combine for some beautifully dissonant harmonies, which glide over fuzzy guitar riffs and steady drum patterns.
‘Student’ by Georgie & Joe
Hackney-hailing duo Georgie & Joe mark their debut with a bright and bold UKG release, titled ‘Student’. “I’ve got a song that’ll make you sweat”, sings Georgie alluringly in angelic tones, calling listeners to the dancefloor and giving them license to let loose to the breakbeats.
‘Wasting Time With You’ by Denham Audio, Triple Point
Sheffield via London DJ and producer Denham Audio is getting us ready for the weekend with ‘Wasting Time With You’: a euphoric rave track featuring longtime collaborator, Triple Point. Debuting at Boomtown in a visceral b2b with DJ Fuckoff, the track’s release simultaneously announces a 23-date tour, taking him around Europe, Asia and Australasia.
‘Skin to Skin’ by Douvelle19, Kaisha
Newport DJ / producer Douvelle19 is the man behind your favourite grime house flips. Reworking classics from Skepta, Novelist and Dizzee Rascal, the artist has been uploading tracks to Soundcloud for years but ‘Skin to Skin’, the lead single from his new EP, When I Dream, marks a new direction for the artist. Funky house hops, spacey melodies and subtle breaks nestle beneath the mellifluent vocals of Brighton-based songwriter Kaisha.
‘ON THE BEACH’ by dreamcastmoe
DC-based techno crooner dreamcastmoe shares ‘ON THE BEACH’, the second single from a forthcoming EP inspired by a poem written by his mother. The track finds a groove with wiggling house production and the singer-producer's trademark undulating vocals. MOLLY’S SON will be released on February 16, featuring five tunes and a remix of ‘ON THE BEACH’.
‘Start You Up’ by Master Peace
“I live like there’s no tomorrow”, declares Master Peace on the opening line of ‘Start You Up’. With raucous and catchy indie production, it’s hard not to follow suit; leave your worries at the door and revel in the artist’s call for hedonism. The track is taken off his forthcoming debut album, aptly titled, How To Make a Master Peace.
‘missing for you’ by Anjeli, Ledbyher
‘missing for you’ is the opening track off Anjeli and Ledbyher’s collaborative EP, achy. The self-taught and produced sisters transport you to a place of serenity over misty psychedelic production. The full seven track project is essential listening this week.
‘In Your Eyes’ by KeepVibesNear, Jay Lewn
The third single from KeepVibesNear’s highly anticipated project NOIR, ‘In Your Eyes’ delivers sensual R&B electronic and jazz tones with The Silhouettes Project affiliate’s sultry vocals. Jay Lewn joins the production, adding his pop sensibilities to infectious noughties grooves.