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Incorporating talent from across the globe, check out our five Tracks of the Week taken from our meticulously-curated ‘BRAND NEW’ playlist showcasing some of the most exciting up-and-coming talents around.
1. HIRA – ‘Eclipses’
A key member of the London-based music collective Paul Institute, ‘Eclipses’ represents British-Indian vocalist and producer HIRA’s vision of modernising throwback pop bangers. Mixing his timeless R&B-inspired melodies with rich electronic soundscapes, the song is a symbol of the rising artist’s technical and creative prowess.
2. J-Racks – ‘Free Flow’
Since emerging onto the scene a short while ago, South East Londoner J-Racks has been able to demonstrate his powerful rap presence across a menacing selection of drill tracks. Taking a no-holds-barred approach for his latest single ‘Free Flow’, the rapper offloads an abrasive barrage of melodies and flows which scatter across the booming 808s and militant drums with unflinching confidence.
3. DavidTheTragic – ‘Tweak’ ft. Kenny Mason
An enigmatic force out of the Atlantic rap scene, DavidTheTragic has made a name for himself with his outlandish shows and unbridled live presence. Away from the stage, however, the maverick lyricist has enough substance in his music to justify his confidence, switching between buttery lo-fi and booming trap without batting an eyelid. His link up with fellow Atlantic rapper and recent Denzel Curry collaborator, Kenny Mason, is not one you want to miss.
4. The Yves – ‘Golden Days’
Thoughtfully articulating what life feels like for a confused millennial generation during an even more confusing year, LA-based indie duo The Yves have a DIY attitude that keeps their music feeling refreshingly authentic. Reminiscent of the 80s and 90s era, ‘Golden Days’ represents what band members Stevie Perry and Jake Randle are all about: intimate soundscapes that seek to connect people.
5. Will Alpine – ‘Inside Out’
Will Alpine is a songwriter and producer from Los Angeles who knows how to make a lo-fi banger. With releases few and far between, the emerging musician makes up for his elusiveness by delivering snappy pop anthems layered with golden vocals, such as on his newest single ‘Inside Out’.
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Check out last week’s BRAND NEW Tracks of the Week, including entries from Serena Isioma, Yung Skrrt, Anna in the Attic and more.