Kai Straw “Hurricane“- Kai Straw is an artist that one comes across accidentally, and seems to manifest all current state of emotions. With an extremely explosive and experimental album, Toothpick, which explores electronic and R&B sounds, Kai Straw’s distinct arrangement and vocal plays create an alluring presentation for the San Francisco based artist. Straw’s third single, “Hurricane” sums up all of these traits and elements, as the soulful and smooth track is brought to it’s fullest potential through whisper, screams, and controlled vocals.
Rush Davis “Feel Trips” Prod. Dillion Pace- Rush Davis, hailing roots from Alexandria, LA and Anaheim, CA, creates an ultimate sexy track with the right amount of kink and smooth production skills. Produced by Dillion Pace, “Feel Trips” embodies excitement and the build from the act of waiting. Davis’ direct thoughts and playful wordplay provides a touch of innocence to the sensual bass riffs.
Author’s note: Not responsible for any pregnancies upon listening to “Feel Trips.”
The Pheels “The Heartbreaker“- Atlanta, GA duo, Curtis Fields and Phil Jones, come to us as “The Pheels” and bring us a psychedelic assortment of sounds fused with smooth R&B on their single “The Heartbreaker.” Cruising through a wave of easy vocals, minimal lyrics, and fuzzy keys, this track takes you down a modern path of electronic vibes with the right amount of detail: “You don’t really want my love / All you wanna do is f*ck.”
AOSOON “City“- London locals, AOSOON, composed of Marisa Hylton and Manny Folorunso, showcase their own brand of “gangster-folk” with their latest single “City.” The duo’s balance of beats, and a rooted heart, create a relaxing state of mind from beginning to end. Hylton’s natural way of speaking and singing, glides across the track’s bass and steady tempo, with a splash of electronic vibes to freshen the ultimate sound.
Charlotte Day Wilson “Work” – Toronto songstress steals hearts with the right amount of effortless, honest emotion on her single “Work.” A steady tempo soothes racing thoughts, as an aching soul drips from Wilson’s vocals. Not needing much of a tempo change, the track stays consistent to guide a listener down Wilson’s reassuring thoughts of making something work.