Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.
HATTER – ‘Check In’
With artists such as Loyle Carner and Kevin Abstract proving that smooth and laid-back forms of hip-hop are just as popular as its more aggressive counterparts, Brighton-based MC HATTER looks to make his name heard with his latest contribution to the sound with ‘Check In’. With a mixture of loungy and sweeping production providing the bed to his purpose-led flow, this new release sees the rapper in fine form as he swoons his way through this new single.
Jungle Brown – ‘Keep It Movin’
With their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Full Circle’ set to arrive later this year, London-based hip-hop collective Jungle Brown now continue their support for their next full-length with the luxuriously smooth ‘Keep It Movin’’. Taking influence from the retro sounds of A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul, this jazz-infused rap release aims to put the group firmly at the centre of the British hip-hop map.
Zeke Finn – ‘What You Need’
Having grown up engrossed in the art scene of New York city, the now LA-based frontman Zeke Finn looks to take his varied influences to the next level as he returns with his new single ‘What You Need’. Channelling the exciting and dance-led psych-pop sound of Empire Of The Sun and MGMT, this new jam blends diverse production with a commercial aesthetic, making this one of the more forward-thinking releases he has unveiled to date.
The Dead South – ‘Diamond Ring’
With recent sets at Glastonbury Festival, as well as soon to become the first bluegrass band to headline Brixton Academy later this year, The Dead South have had their sights set on world domination for a while now. And with their hotly anticipated third album arriving in the coming months, the band now preview their next release with ‘Diamond Ring’. Taking their traditional bluegrass sound and giving it a fresh and uplifting direction, this latest single sees them deliver another blast of foot-stomping chords and hip-shaking rhythm.
SK – ‘When You Know’
With soul and jazz becoming a strong influence to today’s pop sound once again, London-based artist SK looks to take full advantage of the zeitgeist with her latest offering ‘What You Know’. Taking the formative sounds of acts such as Aretha Franklin and Donny Hathaway and mixing it with a contemporary vibe, the frontwoman delivers a rich and sensual RnB cut that keeps her reminiscent of other trailblazing frontwomen such as Solange and Janelle Monae.