With spring upon us and warmer weather hopefully coming soon, it’s time to delve into the latest songs and EPs. We’ve everything here from R’n’B to House, so sit back, relax, and see what track takes you fancy and add them to your playlist.
Minz FT Blaqbonez & BNXN fka Buju-WO WO (Remix)
This smooth dancefloor jam from Minz has received a new lease of life thanks to this remix. Having an already impressive Afrobeats production mixed in with a classy saxophone, new features from Blaqbonez and BNXN fka Buju make this track even better. This is just an absolute vibe and is bound to get anyone up and on their feet.
Purple List alumni John Alone is back with this chilled piece of alternative R’n’B. The track in question ‘monster‘ features his sleek autotuned vocals over a clean production featuring skittering kick drums. The track is not only sung by him, but also produced, mixed, and mastered. John Alone is clearly a man of many talents and continues to prove he is one to watch in 2023.
T.Fernandez-Once Upon a Melody
On her second EP, T.Fernandez continues to highlight her vocal and songwriting talents. In partnership with Christopher ‘Scam’ Layton, she reflects on her own thoughts and feelings, mixing the mellow with the more bouncy moments. S.I Stature and PaisleighB make for great vocal guests, to help Fernandez tell her story. Moreover, the album ends with a need to stay true and stick up for yourself. This is a message that is sure to resonate.
Sydney Mae-Not the Only One
Sydney Mae brings a unique flavour to the effects of a bad relationship on ‘Not the Only One.’ The track documents neglecting yourself to put energy into a relationship that isn’t working out, and you feel this in her words. The atmospheric ambient mix of pop and soul fits the mood and vocals perfectly, making for a pleasant listening experience. Sydney Mae stands out here and could be someone to keep note of in 2023.
Spring & I-Enough
Spring & I is a rarity in modern music being comprised of two women: Ditte Angelo and Marie Friis. While we are still low on female producers in music, they show their talent on this EP. Whether on house bop ‘I Hate Your Money,’ or the distorted sounding ‘Believe Me,’ there is some great stuff here. Spring & I are a very talented duo that shows female producers need more promotion in society.
Fittingly providing a nice introduction to Zaiy, this three-track EP certainly gives you a sign of his talent. Whether on the mellow title track or vibey ‘I See You,’ smooth vocals and crisp production are present. This is yet another person to rise out of the afro-fusion scene, so keep an eye on Zaiy.
House of EL-Tonight
Bringing the sleek jazz sounds is House of EL. ‘Tonight’ shows off his high-range vocals, highlighting his ability to write and make music. This marks the first part of his upcoming new project, with this just a taste of what is to come. With everything sounding on point here, people are sure to gravitate toward that album.
Composed of Daniel Richards and Alfred Thomas, WIINSTON is making noise for their quirky visuals and catchy music. ‘care4‘ mixes in melodic acoustic/trap production with the smooth vocals of Richards. It’s a real earworm of a track. Alongside the provocative visuals, it’s bound to keep you coming back for more.
Bringing dream pop vibes aplenty, this Swedish-Italian trio truly stands out on ‘Effort‘ from their debut album. The eerie-chilling vocals mix in well with the distorted-quaint production that truly feels fresh and new. And, their first LP ‘Overnight‘ set to drop on April 14th, so get on board with this trio before then.
Charles On TV-Quarter Century
Nearing the age of 25 myself, ‘Quarter Century‘ reflecting on what you have and haven’t achieved is certainly relatable. The indie-pop/disco production is funky and gives an uplifting vibe to a track that finds someone searching for answers. Charles On TV gives a sense of a man beyond his years. Also, the message of the song is sure to hit in an age of comparison and contrast.