I first came across Justin Love when Vevo had a new videos feed on their website. I immediately thought to myself while listening to him that this sounds like what a lot of R&B has been missing. That vocal presence. That feel. That passion. After listening to his projects “Dreams of Love II” and “When Love Returns” I became a huge fan of his sound.
Island boys the chosen. I came across MANILA GREY around the same time as anders. The sounds and aesthetic to both are so cohesive. You can tell this is an art they’re creating, a movement a little bit deeper than the music but centered around it. When I first heard MANILA GREY one of my first thoughts was the production on this is crazy. Credit goes to producer azel north who apparently is the mastermind behind their sound. Their EP No Saints Under Palm Shade is a testament to that.
I’ve been attracted to a lot of sounds deriving from the London music scene lately. It’s fun, it’s well put together and it’s a vibe. Mabel is an artist I’ve actually been following for a while now ever since I came across a remix to her single Bedroom. She has superstar body language and the music she’s been supplying never misses. The Lumidee sample and the tone she set with this record will make you understand what I mean, Finders Keepers.
Young and choosy, anders is the new star glimmering in the dark hours of nighttime in Toronto. After stumbling across his video for “Diamonds”, which I would classify as a hit single off of his first EP titled 669, I’ve been tuned in to every move since. His music speaks for itself.
In the hills, likely, London RIchards appears to be a very intellectual, creative and fun artist. Seemingly influenced by aesthetically pleasing sounds and concepts of modern music he also manages to incorporate an “old soul” soulful authentic feel to his music as well. A prime example of that effortless blend is in his song “Aaliyah” which is one of the first songs I heard from his collection. It ended up being something I found myself listening to on repeat late night in my room and while I was riding around the city. Another one of my favorites is the song “Ends’ which I’ve listened to countless times channeling a nostalgic recap of gratifying summer adventures. He’s young and he’s talented. I’m definitely looking forward to what’s coming next.