Burial feat. Pusha T
It’s the beginning of a new month and with that comes great excitement especially because it’s March. And yes some of us are probably a little bit excited for all that basketball playing going on but with each new month comes a new resident of the month, that’s getting a three pointer at the buzzer to win the whole game excitement right there.
This month a group comes to us, well, three artists who decided after producing tons of amazing music for other artists that they best start doing some producing of their own music. And so, YOGI was born, the latest addition to OWSLA, consisting of I/O, Blake, and of course, Yogi. The three London lads started experimenting with mixing different genres of music back in 2009 and because of that closeness these boys already have an undeniably unique and strong sound. After their huge remix of Zedd’s ‘Stay The Night’ last year, the boys leaked their all instrumental track ‘Christian Bale’, a song off their debut EP due out this May. The full tracklist is still hush hush but today the boys premiered the lead single off of the EP ‘Burial’ featuring Pusha T to get their fans even more excited for the music to come.
Let’s just say, Boo-Boo has nothing on these three insanely talented artists and March is going to be another month of madness here at TMN with YOGI.
Betrayal (Jakwob Mix)
“I want to learn to love this feeling…”
The beginning to an unbelievably stunning and haunting song by London based artist Laura Welsh, ”Betrayal” is the perfect song for Welsh because it combines her strong and powerful voice with the intense melodies of DJ Jakwob. The lyrics paint quite a picture of what Welsh is singing about: she is looking for redemption for the person who she appears to love after making some wrong choices along the way. This is a song that has a pop like feel with a dark twist, but a good dark twist. Reminding me a bit of Florence Welch, this beautiful artist is sure to capture the attention of your ears and mind.
What do you get when you combine South-East London, the spoken word, and one bad ass girl?
One female rapper with a killer accent.
Kate Tempest ladies and gentlemen is by far one of the coolest, yes coolest, artists I have ever written about.
She started off as a rapper, toured the spoken word circuit for a number of years, and now works as a poet and playwright too. I mean, why settle for one thing when you can have it all?
And let me tell you, this girl knows how to throw down words and use them. Her recently released ‘Lonely Daze’ is a song off of her upcoming album later this summer on Big Dada and just gives you a hint of the talent behind this girl’s mouth. Her accent is strong but that doesn’t take away from the power of her voice and her clear ability to make you hear her. This is quite a different sound, a mix of beats with Kate’s talking voice to combine for an addictive movement that leaves you ensnared to her will and her conversation.
Don’t worry, Kate’s words will find you and make you listen.
You know those beautiful stories of artists? I’m talking about ones where the artist has had music embodied in them since they were young?
Well, Arizona artist Zella Day is one of those musicians. Growing up in small Pinetop Arizona, this artist was inspired by a vast backdrop of natural beauty. Her family owned a small coffee shop where Zella was surrounded by other musicians and where she first began her musical endeavors performing sets of Elvis and Bob Dylan with just her guitar accompanying her. From there, Zella began writing songs, which we are all so thankful. Today, Zella released her song ‘Sweet Ophelia’, the A-side off her forthcoming debut 7” slated for release this coming spring. Zella has a rugged sound, with a twist of sweet sophistication in her voice. Her lyrics are rugged and truthful while being perfectly matched with instruments. Enjoy this beauty and much more to come.
Kings and Queens
Let me tell you London, keep making talent like this and we will continue to be hooked on everything that is your music scene.
They are a wonderful duo that calls themselves Moonrags or, Cari and Geoff. They began making music together a little over a year ago and their fabulous sound is something worth listening to a time again and again. A mix of jazz, pop, and electronic, these two have a beautiful laid back feel that is good for any day the sun is shining and even the cloudy days. Cari’s voice sounds like a little mix between Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse, which basically means she has a seducing voice with a bit of quirkiness mixed in. And their recent release ‘Kings and Queens’ shows just how diverse their sound is and how they make it work just the two of them. Keep an eye out for these two because they are sure to tickle your ears again soon.
One of the joys of being an artist, whether that is a writer, painter, or musician, is that they get to play out their romantic relationships in their own mediums for the world to see and hear. And that is exactly the story UK singer Blooms is telling in her debut EP, If. Today she released the second song off her EP, “If I,” which tells the story of the “what if” scenarios in her relationship. The EP details a relationship from beginning to end –from lust to love to letting go. Speaking on If, Blooms says
I would describe the whole EP as a moment, it captures a specific period in time.
With help from Darragh
), “If I” is a sultry mix of Bloom’s deep vocals paired with eerie electronic melodies. Stunning with a twist of an exotic feel, “If I” is still just the start to this love story and we are excited to see just how Bloom’s story will end.
Well, there is a certain holiday this Friday that has to do with lots of, well, love.
So what better then to premiere a video that embraces all that is love or more, the simplicity of a lazy love between two people?
Today we have the pleasure of premiering Miss Angela Ricci’s video for her song ‘Lazy Love’. A beautiful slow paced song with a whimsical in-love feeling throughout the whole piece, the video balances out the song quite nicely. Filmed in all black and white, the visuals portray the ballad’s nostalgic essence where Ricci promenades through the cobbled streets in an Italian city. A very Hepburn-like feel, this video tasks listeners back to the basics when it comes to love: what the girl is thinking, what the guy is thinking, what they do when they are apart and when they are together. So wherever you are this Friday, and everyday after, may you always feel a bit of this kind of lazy love with that special someone.