This month we’re introducing you to new talent that we’ve been watching, and this has been the toughest playlist to pick out just six tracks to give you more detail on, but here we go.
Heading up our emerging talent playlist is the beautifully floaty track, ‘Motherless Child’ from Romare’s heavily anticipated debut album, Projections (released on Ninja Tune Records). Taking African-American musical elements and fusing them with modern beats, it’s a sound we’re not all familiar with but can’t help but finding it somewhat infectious. An artist doing his own thing, in his own way – we highly respect that.
Down the line we’ve re-featured Sylvan Esso’s track ‘Coffee’ in case you missed it first time round. Since the release of their self-titled debut album last year, the two piece hailing from North Carolina have been busy touring, making a lasting impression along the way. Booked into gigs and festivals all across the summer there are plenty of chances to catch them live.
Next up is from New York based two piece, Lion Babe – ‘Treat Me Like Fire’. We know little about Lion Babe, but thanks to a strong backing from Gilles Peterson on his Worldwide Radio show we have their beautifully soulful track on our system. Currently with one UK gig on their roster, head to Bristol on 19th May to catch them live.
FKJ aka French Kiwi Juice has had nothing but praise across 2014 and in to 2015 with his impassioned and seemingly improvised, soulful live sets – demonstrated here on the ‘new music go-to’ youtube channel Eton Messy.
Having stumbled across Tom Misch back in 2013, we’ve seen the 19-year-old producer/singer/songwriter creating and collaborating on some truly impressive pieces. We’ve featured ‘Paper Planes’ from his latest release with Carmody – a truly honest, genuine and warm sound. Boasting an array of hiphop, soulful and upbeat infused productions and remixes, he has a strong un-released catalog on his soundcloud, give him a follow.
To round off our emerging talent we have ‘True Love’ from Tobias Jesso Jr, an artist that nearly put down songwriting after a snowballing series of unfortunate events back in 2012. Thankfully, he pursued writing songs and has a debut album dropping on March 16th on True Panther Records – already receiving top pre-release reviews due to the pure, authentic nature that depicts his journey over the past few years. Check out the video to his latest release, ‘How Could You Babe’ here.
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