Every week, we share the best new music from upcoming, independent acts across the musical globe. This week we’re focusing quite heavily on hip-hop, but there’s a couple R&B and electronic and indie tracks thrown in for good measure.
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Twig Pigeon, No Call ft. WALLACE
Slinky and seductive, this jazz-infused trip hop offering has rubbed me all the right ways. Funky and sensual all at once, this is one for the bedroom playlist.
Wes Linden, Luv Groove (Prod. 614KG)
Opening with slinky ambience, this track quickly opens up to a slick verse with a unique tone and a really well-crafted flow. Catchy, cool, and high quality – Wes Linden’s onto something.
Savoy Ellis, Say Yea
I love this track. The vocals are stunning – melodically powerful and lyrically entrancing, backed by a soulful, piano and string-led instrumental. I could easily listen to this on repeat.
Alexander Mack, Sharp Dressed
I’m loving the jazz-infused hip-hop this week. The instrumental plays strings, organs and synths against one another, intertwining with the rhythm of the verses. This is really nicely produced.
Vice Souletric, Respect the Legends (feat. King Magnetic) [prod. by 9th Wonder]
This is funky as hell, with a real classic vibe. Save for the Macklemore, Kendrick and Nicki Minaj references, the boom bap track would’ve slipped right in a decade or more ago.
Σtella, Works For You
Taking a short intermission from hip-hop, here’s this week’s wildcard – a haunting Euro-folk track that blends dark pop with neo-trad Greek elements. I’m not sure what it is exactly, but I just love this melody.
Paul Pesci, Motions (feat. Albert Ryan)(Prod. by Architect)
Raw and husky, this hip-hop track glides by under the radar. Temperate and dark, the sparse and watery instrumental perfectly complements the icy cool verses.
Moons Of Mars, Psycho Lover
The only indie rock entry in this playlist, there’s something so magnetising about this track; from the playfully seductive melody to the heady guitar riffs, I love everything about it.
- Brilliant Breeze, N*gga What Feat. Cee (Prod. By Cee)
Another brass-led hip-hop instrumental, this is big and bold, packed with power and charisma. Shout out to Cee, who not only produced the track, but delivers one hell of guest verse.
Secret Family, Young Lovers
Ending today’s hip-hop playlist on a feel-good indie track, what? I didn’t expect it either, but I fell for this song as soon as I heard it. With a massive soundscape, immense guitars, a festival-ready singalong melody and more, it’s not often that I like indie tracks like this – but when it’s this good, I can’t help myself.
Image: Twig Pigeon