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Blog Playlist #29

Larri Jae - 'Chapter 30'

Chapter 30 encapsulates the flow that Larri Jae has been trying to find. With a passion for R&B, he doesn't simply want to copy his peers but make his own mark in his corner with his distinctive vocals layered upon well-produced instrumentals.

Breon S.Y.N.D.E.L - 'B.E.C'

Breon S.Y.N.D.E.L could claim to know his city Brooklyn, New York, like the back of his hand. Some of the same streets that influenced Breon’s poetry as a child are now home to some of the most creative hotspots in America. However, Breon makes it clear in this release that not everyone can be a New Yorker with his aptly named new single ‘B.E.C (Baconeggandcheese)’.

Vicky Pasion - 'SOUL STAR'

Vicky Pasion is a London-based recording artist, performer, and activist. She has wowed audiences across the international stages, from London's West End as Young Nala in 'The Lion King' to Munich, Germany's 'Thriller Live' with Michael Jackson. Her original music is reminiscent of her idols Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Toni Braxton, and her upcoming MOBO-supported EP ‘SOUL STAR’ promises classic R&B ballads and a pop-soul fusion. Vicky's soothing vocals and heavenly riffs will lull you into a trance-like state with meditative, R&B, and soulful melodies full of beautiful sounds, affirmations, and emotions through the impassioned lyricism.

Otis Mensah - 'things I should have said a year ago'

North England’s alternative Hip-Hop and abstract poetry connoisseur Otis Mensah writes and performs his music with the purpose of using art to capture introspective journeys. Otis' work seeks to convey how vulnerable expression has both emotional and political power. Using aesthetic language as an instrument, he solos through themes of racial identity, masculinity, and coming-of-age, drawing inspiration from Jazz's rhythmic and expressive freedom. 'things I should have said a year ago,' is a seven-piece investigation of his own fragility and sorrow, shining in this poetry-filled alt Hip Hop E

Fettuccine - 'Sent Before Sundown'

Since the indisputably large mark left by the global pandemic in 2020, music has diversified and evolved beyond a doubt. The performance and writing of music found a way to thrive in isolation, from the comfort and privacy of an artist's home, to the homes of collaborators and fans alike. This intimate and real experience of making music has allowed artists to experiment with new material, new styles and make art without constraint. The electronic pop musical duo Fettuccine is living proof of that.

Express Office Portico - 'Cosmic Joke'

Express Office Portico, Nottingham's own 5-piece, has been on a roll since 2020. Having been featured on BBC Introducing on every track released so far, and fresh off the back of a run of gigs, the band have made their presence known with notable names and venues alike including Nottingham's renowned Bodega in support of Swim School, The Lexington in London with Oliver Marson, and a slot at Nottingham's legendary Dot to Dot Festival. The band has also guested at Beat the Streets festival playing the prestigious Rescue Rooms main stage.

Jada O'Neill - 'Bygones'

‘Bygones’ new single from Leicester-based RnB singer/songwriter Jada O’Neill, follows her first debut smooth and sensual single ‘Waves’.

Jacob Humber - 'Sometimes'

A refreshing blend of acoustic Indie sensibilities with a cinematic dose of commercial appeal, ‘Sometimes’ is a ballad that is as catchy as it is haunting.


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