Interview | Jelani Blackman [Sep 2017]

This article originally appeared on ViperMag.com It has been a whirlwind couple of years for Jelani Blackman. Despite a personal contribution to music throughout most of his life, it was the release of his successful debut single ‘Twenty//Three’ in 2016 that caught the attention of the public, catapulting him into a new sphere of intrigue…

Interview | L Martin [Sep 2017]

After recently releasing his debut EP Growing Pains, L Martin took the time to speak to Naye Music Journal about the project, his musical origins and trying to stand out in an overpopulated scene at the moment. For those who may not know you, introduce yourself… “I go by the name of L Martin. I’m a West…

#NayeTuneOfTheDay | Dizzee Rascal – Hype Talk

Dizzee Rascal – ‘Hype Talk’ – Showtime Prod. By: Dizzee Rascal Irrespective of his immeasurable influence on the Grime genre by this point, for me, this song was the moment Dizzee truly separated himself from the rest of the emcees in the scene. His marrying of the Grime sound with the level of storytelling that wasn’t primarily evident throughout…

Music | L Martin – Growing Pains [EP]

L Martin has dropped his long-awaited EP Growing Pains, which gives a clear and distinct idea of what the gifted emcee is about. As the title suggests, the EP’s lyrical content carries a personal feel that illustrates L Martin’s depth as an artist, as well as what sonic direction he intends to move in from…

Music | Marie Dahlstrøm – Anymore

Marie Dahlstrøm has continued her succession of engaging releases with her latest effort ‘Anymore’, the first single that is taken from her forthcoming project Nine. The talented singer has built a reputation for utilizing smooth and soulful vibes through her music, and ‘Anymore’ is no exception, with her near flawless vocals earning her many plaudits….

Review | The Cool Kids – Special Edition Grandmaster Deluxe

After a much-publicised hiatus that led to them establishing themselves as solo artists, Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks (or Sir Michael Rocks, to use his full title) have reunited as the admired duo The Cool Kids. Their last project together was When Fish Ride Bicycles (2011), however, Chuck explained earlier this year during an interview with HipHopDX…

Music | Jerome Thomas – The Stone [Video]

Jerome Thomas has revealed the visuals for his single ‘The Stone’. The video for the track – taken from his 2016 debut EP Conversations and produced by El Train – is directed by Christoper Cargill and shows Jerome seemingly at one with nature as he navigates his way through the trees in his usual eccentric style. It’s…

Music | Manik MC – Midnight Express [EP]

Manik MC has dropped his official debut project Midnight Express. The talented mic controller has steadily built a reputation over the last couple of years, gaining the attention and support from the likes of Maverick Sabre, Jehst and Loyle Carner (who he toured with and who appears on the EP) for his accomplished progress. Midnight…

Music | Romderful Ft. Mayzin, Emmavie & KayFaraway – Summer Time Ting

Romderful has linked up with Mayzin, Emmavie & Kayfaraway for ‘Summer Time Ting’ – the vivacious and soulful track that is worthy of the reference to everyone’s preferred season. The Soulection-affiliated producer hailing from Birmingham creates an infectious vibe through his multi-instrumentation, inviting the talents of Mayzin, Emmavie and KayFaraway to express themselves interestingly with…

#NayeTuneOfTheDay |Jamiroquai – Everyday

Jamiroquai – ‘Everyday’ – Travelling Without Moving Prod. By: Jamiroquai From the scintillating instrumentation to the saucy vocals, ‘Everyday’ is undoubtedly a standout track from one of the most pioneering bands to come from the UK. The way the intro gently guides you into the drop is irresistible and bound to have you hitting those…

Music | Talos – Dissonance [EP]

After preparing fans with the first single just a few weeks ago, Talos has dropped his latest project, Dissonance. As he discussed in his interview with NayeMusicJournal.com, the talented producer’s vision for this particular effort was challenging but worthwhile, as the final product is a testament to his attention to detail when curating the project. The 12 tracks…

Interview | The HeavyTrackerz [Aug 2017]

This article originally appeared on ViperMag.com The HeavyTrackerz musical journey to this point has been a strenuous but worthwhile endeavour that has lead to acclaim from peers and critics alike. From claiming recognition after being partly responsible for the success of Meridian Dan’s ‘German Whip’ in addition to Stormzy’s ‘Not That Deep’, the producers have…