On The Record: Joy Crookes

“Koz had heard some of my stuff and asked me bluntly whether I liked Nina Simone to which I replied – “Nina? Are you serious? She’s a goddess to me”, or something along those lines. He wanted to take ‘Feeling Good’ and switch it to ‘feeling bad’ or ‘BAD FEELING’. I thought about what that meant to me and made it a song about your instinct in a time of temptation.” – Joy Crookes

Naaz – Words

Words has a certain effortless charm to its melody and subtle production, that instantly grabs your attention with a gorgeous vocal floating on top of the track. There is no real fat on the track itself, which makes for a real showcase for Naaz’s vocal chops and production ideas.

Brockhampton – Face

Watch the Kevin Abstract-directed video for “Face”, the first taste of Brockhampton’s second mixtape, Saturation.

Kudu Blue – Shaded EP

After two years, Kudu Blue shares their debut EP, Shaded, as a clear signifier of the British band’s unique style.

Launchpad: Yakul

Yakul is the freshest outfit to come out of Brighton’s ever-creative climate. While we might not know much about this newly formed four-piece, what we do know is that their debut ‘Giveaway’ is a sure-fire winner for listeners with a soft spot for modern jazz and future soul. You could align Yakul quite nicely alongside…

Video: Denai Moore – Trickle

The visuals to Denai Moore’s latest single ‘Trickle’ is a declaration of growth, a break-up letter to her demons and a love letter to the liberated self. ‘Trickle’, produced by Steph Marziano, was first played on Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 show and released on Because Music. On brave new track ‘Trickle’, Moore deals with…

Natalita – Break Your Jaw

New Orleans has always been a treasure trove of artistic depth and talent. From blues, through to jazz, R&B and in more recent years Hip-Hop. Natalita is a singer-songwriter whose roots are currently anchored in the historic American city. She has just released her new EP ‘6’, one of the singles from this EP is…

Denai Moore – Trickle

Londoner Denai Moore has been releasing consistently gorgeous genre-bending music for a few years now. From her debut EP ‘Saudade’, to her collaborations with the likes of SBTRKT and Mura Masa. That journey has brought us all the way to ‘Trickle’, Moore’s new single. Restrained in its production, the track allows enough space for Moore…