Truly immersive and creating a captivating soundscape, Lexxicon is an artist that refuses to be limited to one style. Showcasing his Bashment, Dancehall, Tropical R&B and Grime influences, “Bashment SZN” is the definition of cool.
A musician with layers of personality buried within his soul, the intense energy within the first single from ‘Bashment SZN’ is out of this world. Titled ‘Pon Di Floor’ – this is the type of track that makes listeners be even more excited for when the clubs re-open. Can you imagine this dropping when you’re on the floor?!
Talking about the EP, Lexxicon mentions, “As a dancehall music lover, I always wanted to create a small project that really reflected those that I looked up to and this EP is that project. You won’t be able to listen without moving, grooving and wishing you could catch a bubble.”
“Pon Di Floor” is the perfect first track from the forthcoming EP, and gives insight to an incredible release ahead.
Cloudy Clouds releases his debut album, ‘Imprisoned in a Daydream’. A collection of songs filled with nostalgia and an instant ‘classic’ feel to it’s soundscape, this is a statement for the UK’s ever-growing hip-hop scene. Claudio Elliston aka Cloudy Clouds draws inspiration from artists such as Eminem and Sha Stimuli, but always brings his own individuality to the table. An artist that’s not afraid to beat around the bush, Cloudy Clouds’ iconic aspects include British humour, emotive lyricism and personal songwriting.
‘Imprisoned in a Daydream’ begins with a subtle American twang dialogue before venturing into the unknown. A hazy beginning that lingers in your mind for days, and as Claudio states.. ‘I don’t want to leave this dream ever.’ As for the next single, ‘Struggle Rappers Anthem’ isn’t for the faint hearted. Straight to the point about wanting more exposure with his distinctive songwriting, this grime-influenced number is bathed in hard-hitting rhythms. Bringing a strong flavour of the sound of rap in the noughties, ‘Calling Round’ blends elegant piano lines with creative vocals
‘Hear It’ is a collaboration straight from the heart. Featuring rapper Aïda, the lyrics are sharp and fuelled with hook-lines. While the instrumentation is mellow and easy-listening, the chaotic vocals on top are innovative.
‘Wavy’ is a thought-provoking, relatable number, while ‘Freewriting’ features an iconic piano line that nudges early Eminem vibes. ‘Dirty Secrets’ then enters with enchanting vocals, and turns into an experimental hip-hop wonder.
An album that thinks outside the box, most of the release still pays ode to Cloudy Clouds’ influences. Though with ‘My Environment,’ Cloudy Clouds is simply in his natural habitat. Rhyming on command and ambitious piano lines, this number flows like water from a stream.
‘Pillow Talk’ feels like a subtle album feeler on the release. At just under 2 minutes long, the backing vocals are simply bewitching. ‘One Night’ is the most commercial track on the record, and features a collaboration straight from the heavens. Firahs and Lucci Rich add their own flavour to this established anthem. ‘Wrote You a Love Song’ is infused with mainstream pop sensibilities.
Arguably Cloudy Clouds’ most powerful track, ‘Your Future Daughter’ deals with truthful dialogue on the UK’s drug laws. Armed with British commentary and unique views, it’s the haunting backing vocals that you’ll be singing along to. ‘Maybe Tomorrow Then’ tells the story of feeling unmotivated, and always remembering that you can just get things done tomorrow.
Describing the album in one word, ‘Priceless’ rounds off a release with purity and charisma. Cloudy Clouds is an artist filled with character – and the thoughtful, carefully-constructed tunes on this record deserve to be listened to.
Wiley has been permanently banned from Twitter after he launched an extensive thread of anti-Semitic messages on the social media site.
The London rapper faced widespread condemnation after posting the vitriolic messages across Instagram and Twitter last weekend.
Twitter announced on Saturday (July 25) that Wiley had been banned from the site for a week, but his account appears to have been permanently suspended as of this morning (July 29).
When searching for his profile, users are met with a message confirming his suspension and a link to Twitter’s rules and regulations.
It comes a day after Wiley was banned from Facebook after an account reportedly belonging to the rapper began calling out some of his Jewish critics.
An unverified Facebook account under his real name, Richard Kylea Cowie, subsequently mentioned a selection of Jewish celebrities — including Lord Sugar, comedian David Baddiel and BBC presenter Emma Barnett — who have all criticised the rapper.
It’s great to see a zero tolerance response coming from social platforms, hate speech is often all too rife on social media and more action is necessary to combat racist and antisemitic rhetoric.
So why do we say Kyra is Spalding hot , well it’s because
she’s from Spalding , do you get it now but that’s not it as also the BBC have
said so too , ”I have to say, I think this might be one of the best examples
of this style of music we’ve ever had. You know when you go into the uploaders
to listen to music and something, just like, hits you in the face. This is
absolutely amazing!” BBC INTRODUCING (Lincolnshire)
Now as you can imagine the heart of Lincolnshire may not be
the first place you think of in terms of UK R&B and pop but Kyra Jinx looks
to cement her claims as one of the genre’s hottest new acts with her latest
single, 1 of 1. Already with a huge following on Twitch due to her love of
gaming, 1 of 1 looks to garner her even more fans in the music world, the perfect
combination of her infectious positivity and ability to match her melodies with
lyrics taken from her real-life experiences.
Based in Spalding, Lincolnshire, Kyra Jinx has graduated from learning to play guitar to working with Patrick Osei at Hot Money Studios on her own original material, which allows her to both escape from the stresses of life whilst at the same time giving audiences some much-needed optimism and positivity. For Kyra, her music is written to have a positive impact: whether it’s the lyrics, the melody or the beat, if her music makes people happy, this makes the creative process worthwhile. Influences by artists as varied as Stormzy, Paramore and Chunkz, Kyra is the sound of summer the world desperately needs!
But if you don’t know your twitch from your twerk let us
enlighten you as with over 180,000 views on YouTube, 11,000 followers on
Facebook and 600 followers on Twitch, Kyra is dedicated to interacting directly
to communities of friends and fans, committed to entertaining, informing and
listening to people around the world, regardless of background or personal
views. Whether it’s gaming or music, the chorus to 1 of 1 rings true:
So what is the music like eh? Well try these versions for
size and you let us know.
“1 of 1 you won’t find another (You won’t find someone else like me, I’m unique)”
‘TLC’ is taken from Humor’s forthcoming project ‘XLCR’ it’s a self-produced EP with
squelchy synths and punchy 808s and Humor’s energetic personality really shines through.
Check out ‘TLC’ below:
His beats draw from a diverse palette of grime hip-hop, deep/tech house, electronica and 90s R&B. Inspired to produce his own instrumentals after struggling to afford decent beats, he has since honed his craft into a creative and polished sound.
Humor’s single ‘I Told You’ from his first project was previously chosen by Tom Robinson for a BBC IntroducingMixtape on Radio 6, ‘XLCR’ is a strong project, lets hope he can do even better and gain more fans with this project.
Bobstar is an exciting new artist who has managed to cultivate a unique sound of his own based on a fusion of Afrobeat, bashment and grime. His double A side release “Loving Last Night”/ “Blame On Me” will most definitely drive its listeners to the dancefloor. Bobstar’s an upcoming artist with the potential to shake up the club scenes of England and beyond by demonstrating mastery in the creation of urban music as epitomised in the track “Loving Last Night”
Bobstar has collaborated with Afrobeat artists such as Ace and producers such as Rolio D and Rare G. The multifaceted nature of his songs derives from both his ethnical background as well as his extensive interest in different kinds of music.
Robert Gabriel Okoro AKA Bobstar has been passionate about playing music from an early age. Being brought up both in Nigeria and South London has contributed to the fact that his musical approach is thriving from a variety of different cultural impacts – his style has developed from genres that range from Reggae, Hip Hop, Afro House and Jazz to Pop. Bobstar has been soaking up musical inspiration from the likes of Shabba Ranks, Elton John, Fela Kuti and Bob Marley amongst others. With his songs being primarily Hip Hop based Bobstar’s music is comparable to the work of Future and Mavado.
His musical ambitions range from song writing to performing as well as producing, a skill he acquired over the years from owning his own recording studio.
Release date for “Loving Last Night”/ “Blame On Me” is 8th January 2016
Now one of UK grime’s most promising artists, Midlands’ MC Fangol was in a very different place in 2012. Embroiled in UK gang culture at the time, Fangol hit a turning point at age 19 when two of his friends – one in Nottingham, one in London – were shot and killed.
Just two years later, Fangol tells the motivational story of how he’s turned his life around with debut album/mixtape ‘Wake Up’.
With lyrics inspired by his colourful transition from UK street life to musical ambition and success, he is an artist who is working to prove that with the right motivation people can get work to get themselves out of difficult situations. By focussing fully on the music and film industry in the last couple of years, Fangol has gone from living in danger every day to producing some of the most promising Hip-Hop in the industry at the moment.
Set for individual release on 18th April – his music blends underground grime sounds with R&B and hip-hip styles, specialising in tight melodies and rhythms. Rooted in the reality of his previous situation, the overall tone is an uplifting one, aiming to inspire others in difficult situations that they can change their path with the right motivation and positive action.