Unlike the trains on a snowy winters day, you can rely on Matt Tarr to bring you the biggest and best songs that we’ve stumbled across on time every week and this week is no different. With the majority of the Fresh This Week tracks coming from homegrown UK artists this time around, this list should keep you entertained for a while, or at leat until next Friday anyway…
Kwazi Cort ‘CRB Freestyle’
The self proclaimed ‘King of Rock n Rap’ shared the visuals for his ‘CRB Freestyle’ recently and caught our attention instantly. Filmed by Maybach Music Group’s DRE Films, the visuals provide another level of intensity to an already hugely fierce track. With this marking Kwazi Court’s official debut, we guarantee you’ll be seeing a lot more from this talented artist over the rest of 2015 and beyond. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.
CassKidd x Izzy Bizu ‘Adam & Eve (Remix)
South West London singer Izzy Bizu and rising producer CassKidd joined forces for this track and the result is the brilliant ‘Adam & Eve (Remix)’. Izzy is a young vocalist whose unique vocals grab you instantly, whilst BRIT School graduate and Reprezent FM presenter CassKidd’s productions are melodically beautiful and enchantingly mystical. Look out for these guys. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.
Newham Generals feat. Brakeman and Chronik ‘ Bang Boy’
D Double E and Footsie aka Newham Generals released their N to the G’s EP this week and along with it, the video for their track ‘Bang Boy’. Teaming up with Slew Dem member Chronik and long-time collaborator Brakeman for this one, it is the most exciting track on the EP and has had us hyped all week. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.
Nick Jonas ft. Stormzy ‘Chains’
Having sold over 17 million albums worldwide, The Jonas Brothers were loved by fans from all across the globe until they decided to focus on solo projects in 2013. I’m sure that no-one ever expected to see South London MC Stormzy’s name on a track alongside yougest Jonas Brother Nick, but that is what has happenned and the outcome is actually great. Although a little more mainstream pop than Stormzy’s usual sound, he does his credibility no damage whatsoever with two assuringly confident verses. Well played Stormz. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.
Kieran Alleyne ‘Be Around’
Touted as the UK’s answer to Chris Brown, Kieran Alleyne has had an amazing start to his musical career. Having played the part of a young Michael Jackson in West-End hit musical ‘Thriller’, Kieran has gone on to release his debut EP Breaking Good to positive reviews and has now worked with the biggest producer in the world, DJ Mustard. All this and he’s still only 20 years old. Not bad work eh. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.
Kojey Radical ‘Bambu’
Joining forces with rising Swedish producer Lupus Cain to a create a completely unique blend of genres, combining spoken word poetry with a trap influenced instrumentation, Kojey Radical is beginning to make a huge name for himself. He is about to tour in support of Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers and with a clear sound and style that is uniquely his, there’s no reason why he won’t be able to enjoy the success his prize winning friends have. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.
Caine Marko ‘Clap For Me’
Caine Marko is a name with a concept behind it – as an avid comic fan, the rapper took his name from an X-Men character. Just like the human juggernaut, Caine Marko sets out to be unstoppable in his musical quest and with ‘Clap For Me’ as his introduction to the scene, he has made a phenomenal start; this could easily be one of the biggest hood anthems of the year. Follow on Twitter.
50 Cent feat. Jeremih, 2 Chainz and T.I. ‘Get Low’
When we heard that 50 Cent was singing using autotune on his new track, a huge sense of fear struck us. Thankfully, he actually does it really well and it made us wonder why we ever doubted the G Unit leader. Bringing fellow huge artists 2 Chainz, T.I. and Jeremih along for the ride, ‘Get Low’ is a brilliant warm up ahead of Fiddy’s London show at the O2 arena in July. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.
Lauren Ashleigh ‘Touch Me (Final Cutt Collective Remix)’
The Fonda Rae eighties dance classic has been given a modern makeover in this mega track by talented vocalist Lauren Ashleigh. The remix comes courtesy of the Final Cutt Collective and the garage vibes throughout have had us attempting to recreate the moves in the video all week, although not with as much style or rhythm. Follow on Twitter.
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