The Ex Convict, Ang Low, embraces his musical prowess with the release of new single “If I Slipped”

Against all the odds, the Brooklyn based singer-songwriter and producer has manufactured an exceptional R&B track by blending momentous topics such as religion and romance with compelling drum beats and synth riffs. Low’s soothing vocal melody throughout this exhilarating single further transcends his musical genius and hones in on the emotional turmoil of making regretful decisions.

Low’s road to this musical greatness has been far from a quiet ride. Low has served a substantial amount of time in jail and suffered hugely from depression during the cold, lonely nights in a prison cell. But Low has been able to use his first-hand account of this traumatic experience into a positive musical outlet. Low says:

“I just wrote songs in my cell every day. I had no clue where to go from there. But the music just kept me sane, writing kept me focused and going. Eventually this mentality just blossomed into an artist.”– Ang Low

Make sure you keep your eyes firmly fixated on Ang Low’s SoundCloud account around mid-late July 2021, as this is when “If I Slipped” will finally be released. This single to me feels like it has been divulged by a seasoned musician with decades of experience, whereas Low has only been on the scene for a number of years. He is an up and coming artist you will not want to miss!

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Words by Aidan Whelband

Dutch artist Odillia teams up with Tha Doggfather himself Snoop Dogg on brand new track ‘Break It Down’

Odillia releases her most impressive track to date, collaborating with Tha Doggfather himself Snoop Dogg on brand new single ‘Break It Down.’

Released October 2nd, ‘Break It Down’ follows chart-topping debut single ‘End of the World’ and lives up to expectations.

I write all of my own songs. They are all based on things I have personally experiences or the experiences of people in my life. Sometimes, when two people are in a relationship but not on the same page, there comes that moment of honestly where they just have to break it down and say what it is they want or don’t want from each other. I’m excited to play off those emotions in a back and forth with Snoop with beautiful Aruba as the backdrop of the story.

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Written by Odillia exploring the ups and downs of a relationships, it’ll come as no surprise how much success this single is getting across the globe.

A collaboration sent straight from the gods, ‘Break It Down’ is one of the musical highlights of the year. 

Follow Odillia to find out more of her latest chart-topping exploits.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/odilliamusic/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/odilliahh/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/odillia/sets/ep-odillia/s-2tSOnVQHiaA
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3VNAuq8DCfvmhXNIYhrSEj?si=hRJ6t7McQfu2eFMLTcuUyw
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwYuqIl1_5AHyE_N6BdbffQ/videos

Check out the latest episode of The Quite Great Radio Show: https://www.mixcloud.com/QuiteGreatRadioShow/the-quite-great-radio-show-011120/

Watch Quite Great TV’s Weekly Monkjack Round Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3pvM4f3ubA&t=7s

KYRA’S URBAN GROOVES ARE SPALDING HOT

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)”

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kyrajinx/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyrajinx/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kyrajinx

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/kyrajinx

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1B26GC2dldp7sANTrAOIVV

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl5x2tXqBsx1V4pYPcQdAsQ

The Hip-Hop Storyteller: Tony Banks


Based in Brooklyn, New York, Music Bear Tony Banks is aiming to be perceived as the ultimate hip-hop storyteller, and his latest single ‘Run!’ would suggest that he is more than on his way to achieving this.
As part of the LGBT community, Tony has fought against the typical mainstream image that hip-hop music is a hetero-dominated genre, finding his own corner of the musical world which sees him mixing a potent blend of rap, dance and house with his own genre of hip-hop. It’s music for the club, it’s music for everyday and most importantly, it’s music for today with the way that it highlights the faults in society and the oppression of black lives in America.
Many perceive the genre of hip-hop to be nothing more than fast lyrics and attitude, but Tony Banks has transformed the style into something much more with ‘Run!’, managing to tell a story beneath the pulsating beats and soul inspired vocals of collaborators, EarthTone and JwlB.
Standing out from the crowd whilst going from nothing to something, all on his own merits with the help of his outspoken and unapologetic personality – Tony personifies the American Dream. This guy is more than just an artist.
Links:
www.facebook.com/musicbeartonybanks
https://twitter.com/MusicBearTonyB
https://www.instagram.com/musicbeartonyb/
https://www.youtube.com/MusicBearTonyBanks
https://soundcloud.com/musicbeartonybanks

M3staken's experimental concept album 'Apex'

https://soundcloud.com/m3staken/sets/apex
Upcoming artist and music producer M3staken (M3) releases his new soundtrack album titled ‘Apex’. The 8-track collection of instrumental hip-hop features original productions with an experimental twist.
Born and raised in South Carolina, M3 made ‘Apex’ as an attempt to create a unique fusion of classical, hip-hop and electronic styles. It’s an ambitious piece of work for a young producer but he states that “as a primarily hip-hop based artist, it was important for me to emphasise the amount of musicality there is in hip-hop, while also using a mix of classical styles and modern techniques”.
Taking inspiration from the likes of Joey Bada$$, FKA Twigs and Jamie xx, M3’s unique style fuses classical, hip-hop and electronic styles.
M3staken’s classical sound contrasting with the hip-hop beats comes from unique techniques such as using live classical pianos rather than samples, escaping the hip-hop cliché. Consequently, there is an authenticity to his music that sets M3 apart from the crowd.
Definitely worth a listen for those ambitious listeners out there who enjoy something that pushes the boundaries!
 
Links:
https://soundcloud.com/m3staken
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeJtRw31YnOdiDgsNhyhKyQ
https://m3ssi.bandcamp.com/releases

'Turn U On' by KADI


‘Turn U On’ by KADI is not just a catchy hip-hop-rap track that you’ll be coming back to for more, but it is also employs a message behind the lyrics and this is rare in the urban genre.
We all know the stereotypical topics that many rappers explore: drink, drugs, crime and sex – but KADI is looking to take the genre that she loves away from this.
Having realised that the urban industry portrays a very skewed image of women where ‘having a big ass or showing your breasts gets you attention’, KADI felt something had to be done and she is using her music to combat this.
‘Turn U On’ is a song of female empowerment, demonstrating that women don’t have to be sexual to get far, exemplified in KADI’s hook line: ‘I bet I turn you on with my clothes on’. More poignant and intelligent lyricism follows, showing that KADI is not just another urban artist to be lost in the crowd.
Music should have a message and the one that KADI is pushing forward is doing good for both hip-hop music as well as young females all over the world.
Links:
https://www.facebook.com/KADIofficia1
https://twitter.com/Kadiofficial1?lang=en
https://instagram.com/Kadi_official1

'Lovelorn' by Alonestar


Jethro Sheeran, aka Alonestar, returns with the new single ‘Lovelorn’, accompanied by the talented vocals of top ten singer, Rosie Ribbons. The addictive track was produced by Sheeran himself with the help of Massive Attack’s guitarist Angelo Bruschini.
The single explores the popular topic of heartbreak and unrequited love, but uniquely so through Alonestar’s aggressive rap stylings. Jethro and Rosie wrote ‘Lovelorn’ together about past life experiences. Jethro explains that the emotive track  “the strongest and most powerful song I have written & produced to date, it reflects my new sound and style. It’s something fresh and different to anything else out there at the moment. I dug deep to exercise the darkness in this track, and fell into the depths of my soul when coming up with the concept.”
 Being related to Ed Sheeran, Jethro always had pressure put onto his work. However, after going straight to number #3 in the iTunes charts with his debut album ‘Cornerstone’, it was clear Alonestar was going to take on the music industry by storm. He went on to win two EIA Awards, two Exposure Music Awards, wrote all of Ed Sheeran’s SBTV and Live Room Performance raps and produced Bars and Melody’s platinum selling album ‘143’ reaching number 4 in the official UK charts.
 Links:
http://www.alonestar.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/alonestar/
https://twitter.com/ALONESTAR1
https://soundcloud.com/ALONESTAR

‘Pirate’ – Jvgg Spvrrow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmLbn_a-494

Introducing you to the real life ‘PirateJvgg  Spvrrow, ‘Pirate’ by name and nature. Growing up in St Martin where they speak English and the other half French, the bi-lingual artist writes all of his own lyrics and adding to his Pirate image he also does all of his tattoos.

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Jvgg Spvrrow has learnt and built his way up from the streets of St Martin, from life on the block to living life in the studio, music is his religion. This is where his term SM on Da Map comes from, meaning St Martin To The World. Having lived an interesting life he has lots of stories to tell, he is a very eclectic artist recording many different styles, from Hip-Hop to Reggae and Electro.

Jvgg Spvrrow prides himself on his highly diversified tracks allowing to reach various audiences.

Jvgg Spvrrow has a strong look, good fashion sense and originality around his Pirate concept. Inspired by Hip Hop artists such as Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Asap Rocky and french hip hop artists like Booba, Joey Starr and Dancehall artists like Bounty Killer, Movado and Vybz Kartel.jvggpic4

Pirate is Jvgg Spvrrow’s latest release, with a dope hip hop vibe, it is gritty and raw and exactly what you want from a hip hop track, Jvgg Spvrrow is ready to take St Martin to the world.

'Pirate' – Jvgg Spvrrow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmLbn_a-494
Introducing you to the real life ‘PirateJvgg  Spvrrow, ‘Pirate’ by name and nature. Growing up in St Martin where they speak English and the other half French, the bi-lingual artist writes all of his own lyrics and adding to his Pirate image he also does all of his tattoos.
jvggpic6
Jvgg Spvrrow has learnt and built his way up from the streets of St Martin, from life on the block to living life in the studio, music is his religion. This is where his term SM on Da Map comes from, meaning St Martin To The World. Having lived an interesting life he has lots of stories to tell, he is a very eclectic artist recording many different styles, from Hip-Hop to Reggae and Electro.
Jvgg Spvrrow prides himself on his highly diversified tracks allowing to reach various audiences.
Jvgg Spvrrow has a strong look, good fashion sense and originality around his Pirate concept. Inspired by Hip Hop artists such as Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Asap Rocky and french hip hop artists like Booba, Joey Starr and Dancehall artists like Bounty Killer, Movado and Vybz Kartel.jvggpic4
Pirate is Jvgg Spvrrow’s latest release, with a dope hip hop vibe, it is gritty and raw and exactly what you want from a hip hop track, Jvgg Spvrrow is ready to take St Martin to the world.

Christian hip-hop duo Go2 to release new single ‘Nothin On You’

Go2 (Lerish and Vizun, aka. Rick and Dale) combine hip-hop with Christian praise and worship to create a powerful musical outfit. Go2 caught the attention of the rights campaigner and political leader Jesse Jackson, and shortly thereafter they were requested to come and perform in Chicago at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Headquarters run by Jackson and in support of civil rights and social justice.  They have been building a large support base since then: they were nominated for Best Holy Hip Hop Artist at 2009 Gospel Choice Awards, have topped the Christian charts and have even shared a stage with Ludacris.

The duo met in church where Rick was a worship leader and Dale was a minister in training and sound engineer. They formed a friendship out of the mutual ambition to make hip-hop primarily but also because their faith was so important to them and music felt like a great way of expressing their feelings towards God and the ones they loved. Go2 believe that Jesus has blessed them with an ability to make unique music, which can help to spread their message.

 

Links

http://www.ourstage.com/profile/therealgo2

https://twitter.com/TheRealGo2

https://www.facebook.com/therealgo2

https://soundcloud.com/Go2

 

About “Nothin On You”

I wrote this song with a very simple message in mind, nothing can nor should take the place of God in your life. I didn’t write this song to be against having fun or any of that, I wrote it because I myself had let things like money, houses, career and other materialistic things become more important to me than God. The first verse of this song is about a guy who came to a cross road in his life, in a night club, and realized that the things that he looked for to bring him joy no longer worked. He needed something more. I feel this song is very relatable because I think we’ve all had that eye opening point in our lives where we said, “there’s got to be more to life than this. “  This song has a very danceable beat; it reminds me of the famous line-dance style culture. Some songs that were very popular in this same vein are The Macarena, The Cha-Cha slide, The Wobble, The Cupid Shuffle and
The Electric Slide.  What sets this song apart from the pack is the universal, relatable message embedded in this urban contemporary hit.