- Words Liam Cattermole
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.
“Presh-ah” by Perry, Venna
A feature from British saxophonist Venna isn’t to be taken lightly, but it shows just how highly rated Perry is in the UK rap-sphere. Vintage piano loops, pondering boom bap and the rapper’s rhythmical rhyme schemes meld in fine fashion.
“I’M PISSED” by El Londo, Namani
Producer hot-shot El Londo released his 15-track opus today, filled with features from some of UK rap’s most revered individuals. “I’M PISSED” is our pick of the bunch, thanks to an animated Namani verse and steel-pan soaked beat.
“03:17” by Harve, Jaydonclover
Harve, the self-confessed ‘sound maker + heart breaker’, is back and in the company of celestial vocalist Jaydonclover. Their latest single, “03:17”, is an infectious slice of jazz-tinged RnB.
“C U Next Tuesday” by Tay Jordan
Back with more breezy hip-hop, Tay Jordan tells a tale of evading the law on “C U Next Tuesday”. Bouncy West Coast flavours and nostalgic wordplay combines in fine fashion on this single, which features on the rapper’s debut project, ‘Have A Nice Trip’.
“Say My Name” by Sabiyha
Seamlessly weaving her reality though music, Sabiyha’s new EP is a raw portrait of the artist’s Guyanese heritage, queerness and road to self-discovery. “Say My Name” stands out thanks to its sporadic beat and fiery wordplay.
“No Grown Ups” by Grace Inspace
Living a nomadic existence, LA-born and London-bred Grace Inspace is on a poetic journey of self-discovery. “No Grown Ups” is a tongue in cheek anthem that speaks to everyone’s childish tendencies.
“2005” by Remedy Club, Elphi
The debut single from Remedy Club features tech-pop vocalist Elphi, who’s making waves with a unique brand of auto-tune vocals. Festival season is just around the corner, and you can fully expect to hear this on some hefty soundsystems.
“know where to find me” by kid apollo
Recently returning from Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn’s UK tour, kid apollo are resting on no laurels with “know where to find me”. The Brixton trio lean towards muted acoustic and stripped back R&B once more on this single.
“Driving In The Dark” by I Am Boleyn
London based synth-pop stalwart I Am Boleyn announces the ‘80s inspired “Driving In The Dark”. Defined by its introspective lyricism, the single brings up memories of her past over lush melodies and spacious percussion.
“Caviar” by Fredfades, Arthur Kay
Acclaimed Oslo-based artist Fredfades serves up the delectable deep house single “Caviar”. The Nordic beatmaker keeps things fresh with an exhilarating blend of cross-genre club sounds, which have earned him international acclaim.