‘Trippin’, the latest sultry and sensual alt-pop hit from Italian-enigma Giulia, was one of the most ear-catching releases of 2019. With its bass drops, lazy drum beats and Giulia’s unmistakable vocals, it’s one of those songs which is both instantly recognisable for what it is, yet remains a total mystery. We wouldn’t have it any other way, of course.
North London producers Bento and Zeeko work together under the moniker of Hushh, and have recently joined forces with singer songwriter Shak, to produce their new EP, ‘Elements’. Released on 26 March, ‘Elements’ takes its inspiration from the multi-national heritage of the trio, and combines elements of alt pop, electronic, soul, and contemporary disco, with the end result an entrancing aural experience.
New York Emcee Safaree is known for his incendiary verses, which as often as not have people questioning if he’s actually said what he’s said – given in a flurry of punchlines, witty one-liners, and the unadulterated truth. His latest track, ‘NFL’, could be seen as rude, but it’s also quick-witted and hilarious; four minutes of rhyme over an incredibly catchy trap beat.
BRIT Award winning Paloma Faith’s fourth album, ‘The Architect’ hit the number 1 spot last year, with singles ‘Guilty’ and ‘Crybaby’ becoming firm radio favourites. Produced by TMS, the third track released from the album, ‘Til I’m Done’, is disco-funk driven and certainly looks set to follow in their footsteps.
Raised in SoHo and Greenwich Village, New York City, Valerie Ghent has music in her veins, with both her parents in the industry – her father Emmanuel was known to many as a pioneer of electronic music, and her mother Natasha peformed with the American Ballet Theatre and Queens Symphony. Valerie’s single, ‘New York City Streets’, is a love letter to New York City, and comes from her fourth album, ‘Velours’, released in 2016.