Singer/songwriter Anastasia Dimou moved from NYC to Texas a few years back and formed Feathers in 2011 and began, if the album ‘If All Here Now’ is anything to go by, a virtual odyssey of songwriting.
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Naughty Boy, aka Shahid Khan, is the man behind one of the songs of the year (yes, it’s a big claim) ‘La La La’ featuring the vocal talents of Sam Smith. The 27 year old producer, briefly a Business and Marketing student, turned his back on university and chose to focus on music.
Hard to believe Katy B is still only one album in such is her presence on the British music scene. Last year’s ‘Danger’ EP showed a more grown up Katy and the smooth dark dance beats of her collab with Jessie Ware on the acclaimed ‘Aaliyah’ has trickled over into her new offering ‘What Love Is Made Of’.
New York’s MS MR are Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow and they’re about to let loose their debut album ‘Secondhand Rapture’ on an audience that has trailed them through the duo’s enforced anonymity, ploughed through the hype as the “US answer to Florence and the Machine”, and waded out to the other side to the sweetened darkness of their music and the accompanying visuals.
‘Hurricane’ and ‘Fantasy’ have caught the eyes and ears of critics and audience alike; swathes of atmospheric electronica and Lizzy’s teasing haunting vocals accompany glitter-vomiting cheerleaders and blue body paint. Welcome to eye opening world of MS MR… bizarre tumblr images, wild weather and all.
Dizzee Rascal seems to have been away for a really long time but his fifth studio album – (imaginatively) entitled ‘The Fifth’ – is just around the corner for a summer release. The debut track, ‘H-Town’, can be heard (but not yet seen) below, featuring hip hop legend and godfather of the dirty South, Bun-B and Houston’s king of the streets Trae The Truth.
Sometimes the journey is as interesting as the outcome and MONSTA definitely fill that ideology. As a trio – comprising of vocalist Skaar, and producers Rocky and Rufio – they have come to prominence only recently as signings to Skrillex’s OWSLA label (and now a joint deal between OWSLA and Interscope), and the insanely huge, magnificent barrage of soul and dubstep that is ‘Holdin’ On’.