The 10 Best South African Electronic Artists, according to Toya Delazy
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. Toya Delazy – ‘Resurrection’
One of the most unique rising forces in the electronic landscape at the moment, pioneering South African artist by way of East London, Toya Delazy, is grabbing 2021 by the scruff of the neck. Developing a sound that draws from her heritage while remaining rooted in the cultural identity of the UK, her explosive new single ‘Resurrection’ showcases an exciting new sonic direction for the artist in the run up to her forthcoming EP ‘Afrorave Vol.1’.
2. Madeleine – ‘Can I Feel Enough’
Keyboardist and singer-songwriter Madeleine has quite the artillery of musical talent and has used it to establish herself in the London’s revered jazz and Neo-soul scenes, playing with the likes of Arlo Parks. Showcasing her super-smooth sound on latest release ‘Can I Feel Enough’, Madeleine’s vocals simmer over a melange of shimmering key progressions and percussion.
3. Ivohé – ‘MIRA’
Hailing from Berlin, Ivoché channels the spirit of the early 2000s when penning her Latin-infused cuts of Britney Spears-era pop. Awash with hazy production and the singer-songwriter’s dream-like melodies, her new single ‘MIRA’ is an undisputed heater.
4. George Riley – ‘power’
Borrowing from jazz, R&B, trip hop and electronica to land at her future-facing sound, West London’s George Riley is a unique artist who weaves her music with important messages about underrepresented cultures. Her new single ‘power’ continues her habit of fusing a diverse palette of sounds into soulful and vibrant cuts.
5. boywithahalo – ‘story’
With a DIY approach at the heart of everything he does, boywithahalo mixes flavours of indie rock and shoegaze and packages it up with youthful themes of self-expression. New track ‘story’ is a smooth, ethereal number which sees the LGBTQ+ artist develop his emotive sound.
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Check out last week’s BRAND NEW Tracks of the Week, featuring Terry Presume, Kai Kwasi, Kat Duma and more.