KADI aims to empower women with latest single ‘Turn You On’

From working alongside artists such as Moorish Delta 7, producers like Baby J and supporting Omar, KADI changes the game with ‘Turn You On’. The female rapper creates music with a message, fusing RnB, hip hop and pop. KADI aims to push a new movement of keeping the music industry sexy yet classy, using ‘Turn You On’ to portray that message.

Inspired by Lauren Hill’s flow and sophisticated style, KADI’s aim to empower women by be completely herself shines through in ‘Turn You On’. She believes the industry in general shows that “having a big ass or showing your breasts gets you attention” but she wants to succeed by being only herself. ‘Turn You On’ was based on when KADI lived in NYC and most of the producers told her she had to be sexual to get far but she believes she can “turn people on with my clothes on”.


Apachelux return with ‘Waiting For The Red Light’

Having made a hit with their debut single, ‘This Time’, which managed to gain airplay across 30 radio stations, Apachelux are back with  the new single ‘Waiting For the Red Light.’ The group also received strong support from The Times for their track ‘Only When You’re Lonely’, listing it as one of their essential tracks of 2015.

The band are influenced by a diverse range of artists including Maya Jane Coles, Royal Blood and even Girls Aloud. With an eclectic style that straddles a number of styles, Apachelux have an affinity for creating those ‘dancefloor moments’.

Apachelux is the musical vehicle of Jay Wigmore and Louisa Strachan who are based in Southend-on-Sea. It may come as a surprise to many, but Southend is currently building a reputation as a hive of musical activity and is home to an increasing number of up and coming artists such as Nothing But Thieves, Asylums and Youthclub.

‘Waiting For The Red Light’ was recorded in the band’s home studio, but mized and mastered by John Webber at Air studios.

The new single isn’t out until 7th April, but you can listen to some of Apachelux’s previous work here on SoundCloud:

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Tsunami Section’s Infectious ‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’

‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’ is the brand new, uber-catchy pop single from duo, Tsunami Section. Made up of Indian born Felician Singson and Italian born Anna Chiara, Tsunami Section create an infectious brand of pop music that will appeal to any ears.

The new single explores some big ideas including life’s journey and the theme of karma, but whilst karma can often have negative connotations, the duo look to the bright side addressing the notion that whatever life throws at you, there will always be another chance.

The track takes the best parts of retro-disco music and combines it with a beat that is sure to get you up and onto the dance floor. Combating the typical contemporary pop sound  with their throwback sound, Tsunami Section are certain to appeal to a wide range of music lovers- especially if you like your music with catchy hooks!

The duo have toured and gigged in over 100 venues, performing in locations such as Mizoram, Delhi and Gugaon. In the past Chiara released a solo LP where she worked with London producer David Ezra.

‘Keep My Singing Wheel’ is set for release March 17th.




Marilyn Carino’s New Electro-Driven Album

Long-time activist and Brooklyn-based Buddhist, Marilyn Carino, is releasing her second solo album Leaves, Sadness, Science after previously having shared stages with Black Star and David Byrne. The new album also features the talents of Mike Mills, the bassist from R.E.M.

Leaves, Sadness, Science presents a unique amalgamation of electronic vibes, married with brief elements of hip-hop and even soul. However, the driving force behind the songs is without a doubt Marilyn’s voice which exhibits an extraordinary range. Her vocals have been labelled as ‘smoldering‘ and ‘powerful to the point of bringing you to tears‘ which only goes part-way in describing what Carino is capable of.

Carino recorded, mixed and performed the entire album herself, ending up with a powerful and genre-challenging collection of head-space grooves formed from deep synths and stark beats. As a Buddhist, Marilyn claims that this is the force that turns her songs into graphic internal monologues, exploring themes of self-expression and sexuality.

Marilyn’s first album was recorded at folk legend Neil Young’ studio with Crazy Horse bassist, Billy Talbot, playing producer. After this, she voyaged to London without a return ticket and ended up staying for a year working in various recording studios. Upon her return to the US, Marilyn founded the group Mudville, whose vintage-electro sound earned them the best song award at the 2008 Independent Music Awards for ‘Wicked’. Little Genius, her first album as a solo artist was released in 2011 and since then, Marilyn has not looked back as she pioneers the way in alternative electronic music.






Rosie O’Sullivan’s New Soul Album

If you think you’ve heard the name Rosie O’Sullivan before, then you might know her from Britain’s Got Talent 2013 where she manged to reach the semi-finals with her stunning vocal capabilities. However, since then, Rosie has lost 16.5 stone and is back with a new style of soul music for her upcoming album.

Gaining influences from her family and relationships, Rosie found her own experiences in life inspire her music most. The album is based around relationships and experiences in her life that have happened over the past few years, but ‘No One’ follows the story of true love between Rosie’s mum and dad that she is lucky to see every day.

There is some truly honest songwriting coming from Rosie’s new music, but her voice is the real star of the show. Her vocals are wide ranging, touching from gentle whispers all the way to powerful and emotive roars; she is a genuinely gifted singer. Her latest set of songs show a side of her voice that can be compared to the likes of Rumer and even soul legend, Sade.

Having grown up with sounds of Motown, Soul and the vibrant style of the sixties, Rosie immersed herself in the unique energy of the music, which has naturally lingered into her own. By the age of eleven Rosie could play both the piano and saxophone and continued to blossom as an artist. She began singing alongside The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain in the 2011 and 2012 BBC Proms and then gained a Bachelor of Music Performance Degree at the London College of Music.

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Jodie H. Dunn’s ‘I Belong In Hell’

Whilst the name of Jodie H. Dunn’s first professionally produced track might sound a little intimidating, there is a beauty and quality of production to the track that promises big things for the young singer songwriter.

For a long time, Jodie had been writing soulful, introspective songs in the comfort of her own home, using a simple keyboard as a writing tool, but now she has teamed up with Andy Whitmore at Greystoke studios to create a more finished product to ‘I Belong In Hell’.

The song is supposedly based on the notion of someone vindictively controlling you at your lowest point; a unique perspective and subject topic for a singer of Jodie’s age. However, she has found inspiration for her songs through her experiences of being bullied during her school years. At points, it was a pressing issue that forced Jodie to move schools, but she is all the better for it using these difficult times to fuel her true passion of singing and songwriting.

With a wide range of musical influences including Frank Ocean, Jhene Aiko and even UB40, Jodie is a supremely talented young singer who you should certainly be keeping your eye on in the near future.






‘Tennessee’ by INJIN

The mysterious musician, INJIN, feels that music has lost its personal touch in recent decades and so he is combatting that with his latest release, ‘Tennessee’, that recalls the best sounds of the 80s.

This is not to say that INJIN is simply a musician of nostalgia though; instead, he has taken the best parts of the music he loves and joined them in partnership with his wealth of experience as a songwriter.

Speaking of songwriting, INJIN’s life story has provided him with quality material for forming his songs. At the age of just seven, INJIN stopped growing: In his teens he was 3’11, meaning he suffered from constant bullying, but fortunately, he was one of seven chosen in the UK to have a breakthrough medical growth treatment tested on him. After a painful task, he began to grow and felt a major change in himself that is reflected in his music.

I N J I N’s difficult past gave him knowledge and experience and soon grew in confidence to push musical boundaries in re-arranging songs from the likes of Pink Floyd, Ten Years After and Deep Purple with his cover band Ruby Spoon. I N J I N took the name Ruby Spoon to America where his strong vocals made him stand out from the crowd.

Exploring different moods with an 80s-esque aesthetic, Tennessee has a mystical haunting sound, marrying pacific wind instruments with electric guitars, synths and INJIN’s distinct and powerful vocals.







Glitter: Adam Lanceley’s ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’

Upbeat and catchy, Adam Lanceley’s latest single  ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’ is successfully injecting some sunshine into the gloomy winter weather!

Although Adam’s musical style is difficult to pin down due to his use of unconventional instrumentation and old-skool recording methods, he takes inspiration from an eclectic range of artists including The Beach Boys, REM, Roy Orbison and even the Rolling Stones.

‘Those Rose Tinted Days’ is a powerful, reminiscent anthem driven by sun-drenched guitar riffs and backed up with Adam’s punchy vocal stylings that reflect his honest and considered song writing process. When it comes to lyrical inspiration, Adam’s mantra ‘as long as it means something to you’ makes itself evident through contemplative topics and cryptic poetics.

Listen to the glittering track here: 



Glitter: Kehlani – Distraction

Kehlani is down to be a Distraction in her latest video, the Say My Name inspired videos is full of bright colours and Kehlani nicknamed Baelani after her London show last week – Very jealous I wasn’t there, but was updated throughout the night thanks to Snapchat.


She is gearing up to release her SSS album early next year and I can’t wait to see what the RnB songstress has in store for us all.