Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.
Coach & Ref - 3-D
Longtime studio partners Bleu and Daple step into the fore as electronic duo Coach & Ref with the brooding 3-D that features a blissfully intense vocal performance from Brooke Tomlinson. It’s hard to describe the sound they create with this triumph of a release, and while powered by an unbound electric energy, they are not afraid of the borders of so called “genre”.
Smallzz - What’s Your Name ft. Pryme Kingz
Versatility is an important asset in urban music as the industry moves so fast it’s important to keep up with it, and an artist who has this in abundance is South London’s Smallzz. Linking with the trio Pryme Kingz, the four tiered synergy pairs hip hop and rap with a variety of genres, including latin, afrobeats, dancehall and more for a track that is a great soundtrack in and outside the party atmosphere that it creates.
RYNO - Who We Are
Shaped in the boroughs of NYC, electronic act RYNO apply the city’s sense of hope and possibility into an anthemic crossover of pop. Pulling inspiration from the ever evolving sounds of future bass, the shimmering synths work in perfect tandem with the soaring vocals and sharp trap influenced drums, all forged around a stellar pop backbone - definitely an exciting new addition to this new direction of pop.
Fred Lessore - Quietly Drowning
Drawing from multicultural upbringing amongst seven other siblings, South East London debutant Fred Lessore weaves a lifetime of emotion into his first foray Quietly Drowning. The electronics feel so organic when placed against the guitars and deeply emotive vocals. At its core, the track is a exploration of alt-folk themes but it’s so much more than that, and Fred is truly onto something with his distinct vision.
ISA - Shy (Acapella)
Despite being merely 20 years of age, ISA’s number of releases has already hit double figures, a true statement of the amount of music she has inside of her. Whetting our appetites for her early 2019 album, ISA sets her incredible vocals talents at the forefront with an acapella version of her honest and empowering track Shy that encourages the listeners to address complex thoughts.
Shortydubs - Love My Life
New Zealand-born and Tennessee-based Shortydubs captures lightning in a bottle with the alt-hiphop anthem Love My Life for a genre crossover like no other. Delivering a punk infused rap flow over heavy electro inspired synths, Shortydubs works his niche with an inimitable finesse and has no trouble standing out against the crowd.