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Natt F. – ART (RIP)

Is art almost dead? 23 year old Vegas based Alternative-Pop artist Natt F explores the twisted notion with her latest head-bopping single: “ART (RIP)”. Crafted under her staircase, this flurry of Electro-pop, tropical house & alternative elements hits. Hard. The track proves to be an experiment in auditory alchemy a prime example of the subtle yet disruptive force that is Natt F. With nothing more than a pen, a mic, a retired guitar & an outdated version of Garageband, she’s cranking out big sounds in hopes of igniting a social revolution in a time when Instagram followers can seem to deem one’s value.

Natt has proven herself to be one of few soldiers raging on in the modern war against falsified glamour, digital distractions, & social pressure. With vocal stylings compared to the likes of Santigold, Billie Eilish & Phantogram‘s Sarah Barthel, she manages to walk a lyrical path riddled with blunt truths much like her older inspirations: Thom Yorke & Phil Collins. Minus the always present rhythmic easter eggs nodding to her Caribbean roots, every song is a different blend of unique mechanics, musical styles, & jarring lyrics that create a larger poetic picture. “Filters define my face, A selfie away from a social grave.” Just one of the many macabré ideas explored in Natt’s “Digital Spell” released September of 2019. But what does all of this mean? Well, Its quite clear that she is already proving herself to be something of an acquired taste. Nonetheless, there is no denying that her weighted words & intoxicating sounds have started to ring in the ears of those who listen closely. As supporters eagerly await the release of her 4th single “We’re All Mad Here” early 2020, they have no clue what to expect. They rest in the certainty of knowing that whatever this one-woman-show is creating will burrow into the ears & bring us all one step closer to fulfilling her ever important mantra: Listen. Disconnect.

Edith – No Matter What You Do

Edith is a pop singer songwriter based in London. Born in Romania, before relocating in England, she begun writing songs at school as an outlet for emotions she was unable to vocalise. Creating music was the only path from a young age, with Edith joining any musical assembly available at her school, while also learning guitar and piano. She wrote her first song at just 11 and hadn’t looked back since.

Inspired by contemporary artists such as LANY and Dua Lipa, Edith is an artist with the world of pop crown firmly in her sights – She launched her story to the world with “Don’t Wanna Think” in April, a track that induced the young songwriter as a force to be reckoned with. Edith has worked with many different producers along the way, but Paddy Hunt was the one she found to be most suited for her music. Her recent single “No Matter What You Do” has been has biggest success to date, ranking over 20,000 streams on Spotify. 

In 2019 she gigged mostly around London, to try and build a strong fanbase. Notting Hill arts club, Number 6 Camden and Werkhaus are just a few of the names, as she keeps looking forward to 2020 where she is going to try gig even more places around London. 
Edith has released a self title EP back in May. However she is now working on a bigger project, which is her first album. Edith has written all the songs released on her own, and she is choosing to take the same approach with the future release. 

Carmen Green – Tell Me

21-year-old Londoner Carmen Green released her stunning debut single ‘Part Time, which went on to receive numerous radio plays on BBC Introducing, BBC 6 Music and Soho Radio, and was named Track Of The Week on BBC Introducing Devon and Cornwall. She has since seen her profile go from strength to strength. With a wealth of smooth and seductive jazz-inspired RnB cuts under her belt, she now returns with her latest luxurious offing ‘Tell Me’.

Writing her music within the guise of the urban jazz genre has allowed her to open her sound up, regularly blending her direction with hip-hop and RnB production, which also applies to ‘Tell Me’. Combining a free and laid-back guitar hook, smooth drums, and her own naturally sweeping vocals creates a bold and refreshing addition to her growing catalogue, one that also reflects her own sassy personality.

Carmen Green has also collaborated with former Amy Winehouse guitarist Robin Banerjee on her previously shared single ‘Foolish Views’, which arrived in January of this year and also received airplay on both BBC Introducing and Soho Radio.

Double Agent – Feels Like (Remixes)

Double Agent is Australian music producer returning with three solid reworks of the original new single Feels Like including a VIP version from the DJ himself. Partnering with upcoming producers Wildfire and Secret Spade.

Having seen support on the original number from the likes of Don Diablo, Felix Jaehn, Hardwell, FTampa, Kryder, Sophie Francis, Rainer & Grimm and Kryder,  Feels Like remixes  offer a fresh take on the much loved heater.

Known for his hold over dancefloors across Australia, Double Agent can often be found commanding clubs and warehouses with his deep, dark and club-orentitated tunes. Often drawing on the diverse styles of house music, the remix pack brings together the multi-spanning sounds to help demonstrate how he continually pushed boundaries within both the scene and his releases. Wildfire’s interpretation uses a jackin’ house beat complete with pumping basslines perfect for the club, whilst Secret Spade slows down the tempo of Feels Like with a pollination of funky bass synths. Drawing the remixes to a close, Double Agent rounds off by adapting the original tune by warping the vocals to transform the pop-tinged track into a bass house banger.

Ant Antic – Slow Down

Ant Antic is the project around singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Tobias Koett. The unique mix of ambient, electronic dance music and contemporary R&B, carried by an unmistakably haunting voice, encompasses the whole spectrum of emotions: music that stirs up and at the same time gently envelops. Dreamy melancholy and carefree weightlessness on the one hand, crisp basslines and accurate hip hop beats on the other side. The signature sound of Ant Antic is reduced and uncompromising in its implementation, a few but essential elements and ideas come into focus. The reduction of instrumentation creates a lot of air for the vocals in the foreground, while creative unconventional sound design in the background creates the foundations for an effortless balancing act between pop and club music.

Following the release of the EP Blood Sugar in May 2015, the live as a trio in clubs and on festival stages. The debut was followed by a tour with over 48

Shows in Central & Southern Europe. A new EP and second album released in 2019.

Kehli – Believe It

London based pop starlet KEHLI has announced the release of her next single ‘Believe It’, slated for release on 20 September. Recorded at the prestigious SARM Studios (Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode) the track was mastered by Mike Marsh (Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris). It follows on from her hugely popular ‘One Last Kiss’ (feat Kid Eternal & Sam Ojo). KEHLI has worked alongside acclaimed producers including MSRD and Cam Poole (Anne Marie, Mabel, Raye) and has shared the stage with Irish pop acts Josh Gray and also recently Soulé. The track has already reached Top 5 positions in UK Club charts including contemporary pop, urban and club urban as noted in Music Week, and received radio airplay from BBC Radio 1’s Charlie Hedges and Melvin as well as Kiss FM. The young songstress has already racked up over 215K streams across her Spotify alone, reached over 44K monthly listeners. She’s also seen support from When The Horn Blows, The Digital Fix, CelebMix, Vents Magazine, Ear Milk, Hot Press, The Irish Times and Chill Sounds Good.

KEHLI first made waves when footage of her singing Jorja Smith’s ‘Let Me Down’ went viral on Instagram, racking up 22K views in its first 48hrs. The Dublin native had already gained invaluable experience performing on shows such as X-Factor and The Voice, and had started to pique the interest of fans around the globe, but the power of social media led to an introduction with New York/London based songwriter/producer MSRD, who worked alongside her to cultivate her soulful, passionate and unique interpretation of contemporary pop music.

KEHLI is influenced by acts such as Anne Marie, Adele and Raye, but it is her buoyant energy and ability to put her own stamp on current pop trends that brings a distinctive edge to her sound, while at the same time drawing parallels to contemporary pop counterparts such as Halsey, and Dua Lipa.

On ‘Believe It’ KEHLI lets her crystalline vocals take centre stage, underpinned by a bold beat and gutsy electronic textures. Teaming up with the same powerhouse production team KID ETERNAL as her previous release, the track showcases her magnetic performance abilities, with a certain brave, defiant spirit that is a testament to her live-wire charisma. ‘Believe It’ captures both her vibrant spirit as well as her arresting voice, to create a snappy and utterly enjoyable pop offering.

Speaking of the single, KEHLI says, “I recorded ‘Believe it’ this summer at SARM Studios and had the best time! It’s a fun track that I hope people include in their prinks playlist as it gets me in the mood to go out! Love the upbeat tempo and energy of it!!”.

Hedara – Skin Deep

Since leaving the BRIT Academy in 2016 along with Freya Ridings, Hedara – aka Scarlet Billham – nearly died by falling into a diabetic coma. Little did Scarlet know that she had type 1 diabetes until she was omitted to hospital.

This led Scarlet to reevaluate her music and scrap everything to start again. Over the past 16 months she has been working with a number of songwriters and soon found a connection with Carey Willetts (Dua Lipa, Freya Ridings, Dermot Kennedy) who helped co-write and produce 8 tracks, 3 of which form the foundations to her Debut EP – Slow.

Hedara received excellent support from Radio 2 via Jo Whiley’s new music show and appeared on a number of Spotify, Apple and Deezer playlists. She is back with her second single Skin Deep, which is all about finding your strength.

‘You’re the one finally taking control in a relationship where someone has tried to play you like a puppet on a string, now you’re the one calling the shots.

I wanted an anthemic feel to the song, so I took a lot of inspiration from female musicians that I admire like Florence and the Machine, Jessie Ware and Dua Lipa.’

She’ll be supporting Tom Speight at Bush Hall on the 21st November

Pelicandy – Underlove

Specialising in finely crafted alt-pop centred around a collection of irresistible hooks, London newcomers Pelicandy have made quite the statement ahead of their debut EP release Underlove.

Marshalled by acclaimed recent singles Silent Treatment and You and Me Baby, the electronic duo’s hook-laden efforts have earned warm praise throughout the online community (The Line Of Best Fit, Dork, The 405, Earmilk) so far in 2019, with keen lyrical musings and sparkling atmospherics reinforcing their eccentric qualities.

Speaking ahead of their EP release, the two-piece explained: “Underlove aims to pry into the world’s unhinged psyche with a collection of songs for the armchair psychiatrist. Love songs for the therapy generation, you could say. These are the four songs that define Pelicandy so far and we’re thrilled to finally be sharing them with the world”.

With a series of shows lined up in the capital throughout the autumn, including an EP launch show at The Waiting Room and a date alongside Thyla at Electrowerkz, the risers are primed to gather pace on the live front in the coming months and introduce themselves to an even wider audience.

Pelicandy’s Underlove EP is released and will be available via all digital platforms. Pelicandy is TC Beecham (vocals, guitar, synthesiser & keys) and Nick Mills (drum kit, drum programming, backing vocals)

“No-one’s bottled 1980s Miami excess quite like Pelicandy” – NME

“Off-kilter sleaze that makes them sound like weird pop rather than straight-up chart filler” – Noisey

“Contagious synth pop brilliance” – The Line Of Best Fit

“Seductive hooks and dancefloor-ready grooves” – Dork

“Melodic pop-poem” – Clash

“Mesmerising melodic hooks…dreamy synths” – Earmilk

“Swaggers with the confidence of a band that have been doing this for years” – DIY

Lower Loveday – Chains

Lower Loveday consist of four musicians from the Heart of England with a wide range of influences from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Blondie, The 1975 and U2. By creating an original brand of Indie Pop and combining this with a Rock n Roll edge, Lower Loveday have managed to find a unique formula of catchy pop choruses mixed with punchy basslines and muscular riffs. They’ve received plays on BBC Radio 6 Music on Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing Mixtape with their last release and the demo of ‘Chains’ received national TV play on ITV. Lower Loveday have had massive success on the road too having supported Only The Poets on their UK tour, APRE and Rory Wynne and performing at multiple festivals through BBC Introducing has helped them cement a loyal fan base all around the UK.

The song was written from the point of view of a young man, reaching adulthood and deciding what to do with his life. Having had so much fun throughout his university years, the real world doesn’t seem as good as it is made out to be. The punchy beats and thunderous nature of the song, provide the perfect backdrop for the big, melodic chorus of a man calling out for help.

Having already played BBC Introducing stages, supported the likes of Only The Poets and APRE, and received airplay on BBC 6 Music, Indie Pop 4-piece Lower Loveday return bigger and better than ever with ‘Chains’. Their fresh track and new sound, crafted by northern production duo Sugar House, is a reinvention for the band bringing a dark grittiness to their already catchy, Indie Pop sound.

Sugi Dakks – Black Coffee

Sugi Dakks is the brainchild of LA based Kyle Donald, a Jazz Piano Performance major, his dual interests in poetry and music merged into the pop/soul/jazz/hip hop sound that is Sugi Dakks. His blend of rap, singing, jazz piano is largely self-produced and draws inspiration from Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, Stevie Wonder and Miles Davis. As a writer/producer he has upcoming cuts with Wale, DWY and Raina Rich. His early artist singles have reached over millions of plays, #1 on Hype Machine, spun on BBC Radio and supported widely by tastemakers. In 2018 his debut mixtape ‘The Business’ was recognised widely by key industry figures followed by a much touted debut EP – ‘Black Coffee’.