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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. Yumi Nu – ‘Gully’
Pulling from alt-R&B and indie influences, New York-based recording artist Yumi Nu is mapping out new sonic ground with her latest 4-track EP ‘Gully’. The project’s ethereal title track sees the Japanese-American talent shift gears into a dreamy left-field pop realm, splicing vulnerability with the emotional confidence to take her craft to a whole new level in 2022.
2. OG KEMi – ‘they didn’t need to recast aunt vivienne bro’
Cutting his teeth ghostwriting for various musicians in the UK underground, it wasn’t long before London-hailing artist OG KEMi decided to pave his own way. Now challenging the traditional UK formula with his own experimental rap style, the rising lyricist links up with Zino Vinci and Monét on ‘they didn’t need to recast aunt vivienne bro’, the seventh track from his new ‘POLARIS’ album.
3. Ryoko Virgil – ‘LONELIEST TIME’
Formally known as Virgil Hawkins, the France-born South London-raised rapper now goes by Ryoko Virgil – a change not only encompassing his stage name but his sound as well. Having already staked a claim to being one of the most exciting prospects in the UK underground scene, the rising talent is following in the footsteps of British rappers such as Lancey Foux, looking across the Atlantic at popular US styles and repackaging them into something unique. Taken off the new project ‘Milly Rocking To The Wrong Things’, ‘LONELIEST TIME’ is an anthem.
4. Nile Lambrini – ‘Fragile’
Inspired by the life and works of ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, Nile Lambrini’s 2-track EP ‘On My Way!’ is a pace-setting debut project. Lead single ‘Fragile’ is a mellow, intimate number mixed and mastered by talented DIY producer/songwriter Saint Jude, allowing listeners a sneak peak of what’s yet to come.
5. Voidie – ‘wyd, clogging arteries’
Although Lloyd Garrett has been writing music for a number of years, he only decided to create his own songs as Voidie in 2020. Fusing upbeat synth and guitar melodies with relatable narratives, the UK-based artist’s latest single ‘wyd, clogging arteries’ pours his heart out for an ultra-catchy cut.
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