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Incorporating talent from all over the globe, check out five of our favourite releases taken from our meticulously-curated ‘BRAND NEW’ playlist showcasing a handful of up-and-coming artists.
1. Priya Ragu – ‘Good Love 2.0’
Based in Switzerland and with Sri Lankan roots, Priya Ragu is an exciting young artist exploring meaning and breaking boundaries with her eclectic music. Combining legendary influences such as Stevie Wonder and Ms. Lauryn Hill with contemporary sounds heard in the work of Solange and Oddisee, ‘Good Love 2.0’ utilises Priya’s warming vocals to make for a modern R&B heater.
2. Kij – ‘Ok’
Adding to the vast amount of raw talent coming out of London at the moment, Kij delivers ‘OK’ seemingly effortlessly, riding the minimalistic lo-fi beat with a flamboyant confidence that oozes out of the speakers. Switching between flows like it’s nothing, this artist definitely has bars – and lots of them.
3. Nix Northwest – ‘See U In The Morning’
Proving to be one of the standout tracks from his album ‘Life’s a Bitch, I Just Need an Early Night’ which released in October last year, ‘See U In The Morning’ amalgamates all the qualities of Nix’s lyricism and flow into a catchy yet beautiful UK hip hop cut. Rhyming over a series of delicate guitar twangs and faded drums, the young artist’s blossoming talent is clear to see.
4. Booky Blanco – ‘In CT’
Nonchalantly throwing down verses over a distorted, speaker-shaking trap beat, New Jersey-born rapper Booky Blanco has a style that can’t be ignored on ‘In CT’. The effortless flow only juxtaposes the complexity of his rhymes and if one things for sure, you’re going to want to turn this one up…
5. Sofila – ‘One (feat. Chozin)’
Slowly crooning over a smooth jazz track that quickly turns trap, Sofilia’s crisp vocals work together with Chozin’s blunted lyricism, making for a great all-rounder that you’ll find yourself bobbing along to for the rest of the day.
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