The perfect pick-me-up for a moody Monday morning; last week saw the launch of Prince’s legendary catalogue of releases from 1995 to 2010, on all digital streaming platforms for the very first time (you’re welcome).
1995-2010 was a crucial epoch in Prince’s music history, with Legacy recordings releasing 23 highly-collectible Prince catalogue titles(many of them hard to find or out of print) and a newly curated Prince Anthology.
Aside from tearing up the charts, Britain’s favourite Grime rapper has captured our hearts once again with his lovable charm and huge gestures. Last week, Stormzy announced a new studentship scheme for University of Cambridge students, which will see four British black students provided with financial support during their degree courses.
One of our favourite Aussie’s musicians, the talented Matt Corby is back with a sparkling new single, ‘No Ordinary Life’. Following the release of his critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Telluric’ in 2016, Matt has gone from strength to strength by amassing over 180 million streams over the last two years, as well as banking memorable UK performances at Glastonbury and sell-out dates at Electric Brixton and The Roundhouse.
Emerging talent Sam Way returns with a gorgeous, dark pop song out on the 10th of August. Labelled as a ‘sparkling’, ‘sensitive singer-songwriter’, his new song ‘Hard Feelings’ is the next chapter in his autobiographical tale.
The sun might have gone, the summer might almost be over, but the fun certainly hasn’t; BBC Radio 1Xtra has announced the line-up for this year’s 1Xtra Live, taking place at The O2 on Saturday 22 September.
Hot on the heels of London’s current coolest kid Dua Lipa, R&B songstress Mabel has been labelled ‘The best R&B to come out of London in recent memory’ – and has announced her UK headline tour this winter. … Mabel announces headline winter tour
The perfect accompaniment for the summer, Wiz Khalifa has released ‘Rolling Papers 2’ (not literally his own brand of rolling papers – though that does seem like something he would do and something that is indeed the perfect accompaniment for summer…). The Grammy nominated star has unveiled his long-awaited sequel to his 2x Platinum Certified Classic, ‘Rolling Papers’.
‘Rolling Papers 2’ follows Wiz’s last official album released, 2014’s chart-topping ‘Blacc Hollywood’ – it’s hard to believe it’s been 4 years since that. ‘Rolling Papers 2’ includes already released hits such as ‘420 Freestyle’, ‘Hopeless Romantic’ with Swae Lee and ‘Real Rich’ with Gucci Mane. We can’t wait for the sound of the summer!
If you ever used to call anybody ‘merked’ in high school whilst listening to your favourite grime artists (ah, the days of 2007), a dream you never knew you had has now come true. Stormzy himself has been making waves as one of the top grime artists of the decade – and now, Penguin Random House have decided to get in on the act. … Stormzy announces #merkybooks
If you don’t see yourself and your honey slow-dancing to ‘Redbone’ when your old, why are you even together? So says Instagram, but now you don’t need to wait for your elderly years to enjoy the multi-talented, Grammy, Golden-Globe AND Emmy-Award winning superstar that is Childish Gambino and his wonderfully emotive music. Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino has announced his headline show at The O2 on Sunday 4th November 2018, with Special Guest H.E.R. … Childish Gambino to headline The O2