A tribute to Tony Allen, by Emma-Jean Thackray
NEXT HYPE is our weekly-freshed best new music playlist, along with BRAND NEW which champions under-the-radar artists, then the genre-specific ELECTRONICS, UK RAP DRILL & GRIME, BEDROOM POP and R&B POP & SOUL.
Today guest curating the playlist is none other than BBC 1Xtra mainstay Jamz Supernova, someone who continually has her eye on exciting new sounds. The south London DJ has earned her stripes as a selector in the know, having cut her teeth on stations like Reprezent, and through her Future Bounce label and party series she now champions artists she loves. Today, kickstarting the label’s Club Release series is British-Ghanaian producer Hagan, whose ‘Right Here’ you can find below in her specially-curated playlist.
Ahead of Jamz’s Future Bounce night taking place at Omeara on Saturday March 21st with live performances from Barney Artist and JGrrey, plus DJ sets from (Konny Kon) Children of Zeus, (Femi) Ezra Collective. EVM128, Melle Brown and Jamz herself, she’s put together some of her favourite tracks out today, as well as some music you can expect to hear at the upcoming event.
Stream the playlist while you read her selections below.
Hagan – ‘Right Here’
“UK Ghanaian producer is back with new music! This is the first in a series of club releases on my label Future Bounce!”
Hyrogriflics & Sinistarr – ‘BS6’
“Been waiting for Sherelle and Naina to launch their label, Hoover Sounds, with this! So much energy!”
EVM128 – ‘Changes’
“Legendary broken beat producer part of the Co-op collective! He’ll be closing my party at Omeara with Dark Bruk and UK club vibes!”
Emma-Jean Thackray – ‘Movementt’
“Super-talented jazz musician! Really cool to hear her partner with Warp and push her sound!”
Lorenzo BITW – ‘Salto (ft. Drumcello)’
“An amazing producer from Rome! He’s been plugged into the UK scene for sometime now and has worked with the likes of raHHH and Nico Lindsay! He’s also released great music on one of fave labels: Friends Of Friends! This is a nice roller! Look out for a release dropping from him on my label, Future Bounce.”
DJ Smile Davis – ‘Count My Love (Feat Alice Smith)’
“I feel blessed that through music I get to connect with amazing people from around the world! And it’s always a sweet feeling when you come across a boss female! This lady does it all! And I really love her productions – can’t wait ’til the whole project drops!”
Izem – ‘Lêba (feat. Dino d’Santiago & Ellah)’
“Played this one on my 1Xtra show last week and love it! From Portuguese artists but with a Cape Verde twist! It’s an ode to women!”
Ojerime – ‘Tangerine Dream’
“It’s been amazing to see the growth of Ojerime! She’s really found sound! And I love Mansur Brown’s production on this project! Feels like a great direction for them both!”
Swing Ting – ‘Coming Through (ft. Fox, K.S.R & Eva bee)’
“I think it’s no secret that I love the Manchester scene! I think we all take a leaf out their book from an industry standpoint. They work and support each other and make the music they love! Swing Ting is a great label and I’m always inspired by independent labels who have reached over the ten-year mark and stayed consistent.”
Children Of Zeus – ‘Get What’s Yours’
“Everyone’s fave Manchester duo! I’ve never heard a record I haven’t loved from them! This one is a vibe and we’ve got Konny Kon from Children Of Zeus DJ’ing at Omeara!”
Listen to – and follow – the weekly-refreshed playlist here.