He told us to keep an eye on his youtube channel as something special would be dropping and special it is. Barney Artist dropped some strong new visuals. “Stay Still” is a pretty hard track. The production is reminiscent of Gangstar in their prime tough beats with a range of samples dropping in and out. Shot in Black and White the visuals match the beats and lyrics perfectly with as i mentioned above some really strong images to match.

Barney Artist continues to impress me with each release. His recent EP “Bespoke” has been on constant rotation over the last few week and if you haven’t already got into it i encourage you to do so pure quality!

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End of the month seems a fitting time to drop the visual for Loyle Carner’s “October” a standout track taken from his ep “A Little Late”. The visuals combine animations and sketches with shots of Loyle. Very much a relaxed head bopping tune something about his tone, flow and lyrics that you can just jam to. This is someone with so much to offer the game.

If you haven’t already download the “A Little Late” EP if you love hip hop you need this.

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YESSSSS NEW MUSIC from the 14th. Its been a long time coming with the duo now becoming a trio with the addition cellist/engineer/producer Jack to the crew. The new track as usual with these guys is pretty genreless but nonetheless full of quality. Tracey’s signature vocal is as good as ever laid over electronic beats and a range of soft atmospheric synth sounds. So glad to have these guys back!!!

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I grew up in the era when the remix meant something and you couldn’t wait to hear what artists had teamed up to feature on the remix of your favourite tune. It doesn’t happen too much in today’s age however the fantastic young talent that is Raheem Bakare has dropped a remix featuring one of the UK’s top emerging talents Tanika to take one of the standout tracks from his AWOL EP “Purple Sky” to another level. Adding the female element gives the track another dimension. She sounds gorgeous and there are some lovely harmonies floating in and out of the track.

This is as good as anything coming out of the US RnB baby making music at its finest. Superb!

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Live or recorded… decisions decisions. Sabira Jade this weekend dropped two versions of her new track the epic “Young Man”. Both versions showcase her stunning voice and sound superb but if you know me you know its all about live and so below is the live version with a full band recorded for 1Xtra’s MistaJam. This is ridiculously good with Sabira sounding just divine over the band. The live drums give the live version a little more life and drama although its a shame that you miss out on some quality harmonies that can be found on the recorded version.

Wonderful song, voice and performance. Superb.

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Always a tricky one taking an absolute classic as your choice of cover song and making it your own. However it must be said Meleka does a pretty good job here taking on the 90′s anthem Candy Rain and delivering a great cut. Her vocal is on point and the more you listen to the production the more it grows on you and the realisation begins to set in that this is very dope! This is the first track from her forthcoming Throwback EP “The Funking 90s” which I can’t wait to hear more of.

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aaaahhhh this is so good. So good that all i should need to say really is Reload Sessions + Rukhsana Merrise = pure brilliance! Watch it and enjoy!!!

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Stumbled across this thanks to the guys at No Long Ting. The video features their music production team Meandou creating a beat for up and coming poet Shareefa Energy to recite her piece over called “sometimes”. Its a lovely combination of beats keys and words with the elements coming together perfectly. Without a doubt a production team, poet and visual team that you should be keeping an eye on.

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Its been a long time coming but Shakka finally drops a new Shakkappella and it is off the rockers!!! Man is actually rapping in FRENCH!!! Ridiculous! No other words needed just watch and listen! Props to House of Alt on the visuals with Shakka who as per usual deliver quality images.

Shakka’s new single “When Will I See You Again” is out NOW

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Anyone who has played Sunday morning football at any stage of life i’m sure will be able to relate to this piece from Lewis Buxton. Performing at a night that continues to grow in popularity and quality Burn After Reading Lewis delivers a Sunday morning tale.

If you’re liking this make sure you get connected to BAR (Burn After Reading) Poetry and get down to one of there great events you won’t be disappointed.

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