Welcome to our #RadarCollective where we curate some of the newly discovered Indie artists/Groups that we feel you need to listen to for great vibes on your weekend / weekday. Whether you need to get hype or chill on some classic hip-hop, R&B/Soul vibes, these are artists & songs you need to check out. This week’s features include music from Azusena,Leilani Wolfgramm, ChampionsLeak, Tr3nd, J Elle & Sharna Bass . Scroll below and immerse yourself in great music from acts you might have never heard about.
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1. Azusena – Shiva
23 year old British-American Azusena’s Shiva is one of the coolest records We have heard this month. Azusena’s distinctive and captivating vocals blend through the instrumental with ease.
2. Leilani Wolfgramm – Live Wire
R&B-infused reggae songstress/guitarist, Leilani Wolfgramm, drops her latest single, “Live Wire,” which was produced by Wolfgramm, Fredro Odesjo (multi-platinum producer for Tohoshinki/TVXQ) and Joshua Sadlier-Brown (John Legend, Gogol Bordello, Kelly Buchanan). Already making waves in her genre,she has shared the stage with Ziggy Marley, Incubus, Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, Sublime ft. Rome and New King. The track is slated for a film soundtrack, Paper Year, starring Eve Hewson(Bono’s daughter/The Knick) and Avan Jogia (Tut). Jamsphere raves, “[Wolfgramm’s] voice isn’t matched by anyone else in pop right now, in terms of how she mixes high class elegance with lowdown and dirty grit. She’s the devil and a queen all wrapped in one.”
3. ChampionsLeak – Fuck The Pain Away ft. Radiiio
ChampionsLeak are a producer duo based in LA and Germany.
CHOUKRI Gustmann is an integral part of the German hip-hop scene. German rap giants such as Farid Bang & Kollegah, Xatar, SSIO and Haftbefehl already relied on his skills.
Lukas “LULOU” Loules, known in Germany as Lukas Hilbert, is responsible for over 40 top 100 hits and sold several million records with Udo Lindenberg, Blümchen, Die Prinzen and others. In addition to his career as a solo artist, he was also a member of the iconic German punk band ROH
Through their collaboration with international artists such as French Montana, Tinashe, Chris Brown, Tove Lo, Era Istrefi or Fifth Harmony and countless sessions with the secret weapons of the LA music scene, the idea was born to release the songs in the original form.
The ChampionsLeak sound is the vibe that is created when the Champions League of songwriters meets to make music unaffected by the expectations of major labels and their artists. Only authentic music leaves a lasting impression that is timeless and emotions can usually be transported best by the writer himself.
CHOUKRI & LULOU are featuring the voice colors that make a&r’s and artists fall in love with the songs.
4. Tr3nd – Together
Tr3nd, the new talent of the city of Toronto that is hogging great attention in the public of urban music by its only all of vos and versatility if it is music, TR3ND launches its second single which is expected to strengthen its artistic career and propel it to the crash World wide. Romantic music, good letter good rhythm and quality.
5. J Elle – Phases
RnB newcomer J ELLE to release impressive debut EP alongside lead video ‘PHASES’ (out 8th December)
Having spent the bulk of 2017 writing and crafting her own sound in the studio, LDN based singer/songwriter J Elle debuts her take on contemporary RnB with lead track and debut EP entitled ‘Phases’ which follows warm up track ‘I Lied’ which she dropped last week. The 5 track offering, penned solely by J Elle herself is the perfect introduction to the young artist’s take on the genre. Describing her sound she explains:
“RnB has always been my baby but I wanted to branch out and try other things too, because you don’t grow inside your comfort zone!”
The EP is pinned around some bright, future leaning RnB/Alt Pop productions whilst there are other elements such as grime, pop and trap added to the mix. Production duties have been split between UK producers Drifta and Miguel London. J’s personal approach to lyrical content shines through as both sides of her personality are reflected.
“I’ve been that broken girl but I’m also that bad bitch too.”
Lead single ‘Phases’ acts as an anchor to the rest of the EP as we see a defiant and confident delivery throughout, mixing fictional stories with stark realities and relationship battles. Speaking of the track J Explains:
“I think it describes many modern day relationships. Sometimes I hate you, but that’s okay, cos I’m always gonna love you!”
With 2018 promising to be a breakthrough year for the burgeoning songstress, she’ll be announcing several special collabs and tracks in the following months.
‘Phases’ is out now on all digital platforms | Follow: :KeepItJElle
6. Sharna Bass – Express My Mind
London singer Sharna Bass expresses her mind in her new single. The new release ‘Express My Mind’ is really an attention grabber. It is one thing to have an unique voice but to be able to perform records with meaning with it is what separates the great artists from the great vocalists. The record features a light production that allows for Sharna’s light but impactful vocals to shine.