The alternative jazz singer muva of Earth graced the stage at Berlin's XJAZZ! festival with their voice and tranquility of their harp-playing. Based in London, the artist draws on their Yoruba roots and embraces serenity and spirituality in their music. With only a few releases so far, muva of Earth crystalises a distinct artistic voice incorporating afrofuturistic rhythms and horns.
A body with symptoms of Long Covid, the incompleteness and uncertainty of recovery, the acceptance of the state of the body as a changed one. The Kenyan producer and sound artist Nyokabi Kariũki releases her debut LP "FEELING BODY" on which she dissects the relationship to her body changed by the effects of illness through electronic experimentation, spoken word whispers and field recordings.
Combining lush acoustic soundscapes with a spacious realm to immerse in, Mike Barret and Phil Swan of the new-found project Awkward Branches have just surfaced with their debut EP. Discover the sound of it along with their curated selection of influential gems.
Baby Rose has a voice to remember. Her deep contralto timber gives her music a unique sound and her vocals merge effortlessly with the soulful instrumentation. Making room for all the emotions on her new record "Through and Through", the artist walks us through the process and the feelings behind it.
The South London-based Lucinda Chua is a multitalented artist. Cellist, producer, singer, and songwriter she now releases her solo debut "YIAN" (燕). The record is an intimate and atmospheric exploration of her identity as a person of the Chinese diaspora raised in England and showcases her carefully orchestrated and atmospherically electronic compositions.
The debut record by the singer and producer Sabrina Bellaouel explores her Algerian-French identity, and crafts personal memories into emotive songs. From euphoric pop to heavy techno-inspired house, singer-songwriter meets electronic distortion, "Al Hadr" is a chameleon of a record. This week, Sabrina shares insight into her influences and the formative aesthetic of Algerian music.
Ahead of her new EP we caught up with Dutch rising star Mazey Haze, who has made a name for herself with sweeping, elegant pop music, hitting new heights on "Back To The Start". Discover the artist on a new playlist along with other acts like Spacey Jane, Pip Blom, Feng Suave and more.
Barcelona-based pianist Marta Cascales Alimbau merges classical and contemporary influences. Forming part of the growing scene of young pianists, she explores the range of expression of the 88 keys. Ahead of the release of her single "The Space Between" as part of the piano days project, we met the artist in her hometown.