Hiatus’ New Single ‘Semblance’ Meditates Metropolitan Life

British-Iranian producer Hiatus has released a new single ‘Semblance’.

Calm and meditative, it swells between horn melodies and quiet piano chords, flowing in whatever direction it feels. The video is a quiet reflection on what it means to live in the metropolis.

‘Semblance’ is taken from Hiatus’ upcoming album ‘Distancer’, which has been announced for release on April 9 2021.

Throughout his musical career, Hiatus has been inspired by his Iranian heritage. His first album ‘Ghost Notes’ samples heavily from many of his father’s Iranian records, and his track ‘Delam’ features his father reciting and translating old Iranian poems.

Distancer’ came about after Hiatus met Faraz Eshgi Sahraei and his wife Malahat. Faraz plays the kamancheh, a traditional Iranian stringed instrument, and Malahat sings. ‘Distancer’ was born after several recording sessions with the pair in Brixton.

Watch the video for ‘Semblance’ below.

UK Hip Hop Artist, Idris Miles Releases His Gritty New Single, Fall

Based in Essex (UK), Idris Miles is an artist and songwriter who fuses the sounds of Rap, Trap, R&B and Hip Hop. Valuing music that shares a meaningful and powerful message, he is summed up by tight flows, lucid concepts and sheer passion. Idris has built strong momentum for himself in the past year.

Taking on a monster beat from multi-platinum, ​Grammy-nominated​ producer ​TheBeatPlug (Drake, Mac Miller, Yung Thug) Idris Miles spits his immaculate diction atop a dark production with his first single of the year ​‘Fall

The release accumulated 10K+ streams in its first week and was recently co-signed by Roc Nation’s Earl Johnson

Have a listen to the single below, and let us know what you think:

Idris Miles also featured in our Q&A series previously which you can find out more about him here

Jazz Outfit Ebi Soda Celebrate Jazz International Day With Favourite Tracks

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In celebration Jazz International Day we’ve asked one of Brighton’s most exciting 5 piece jazz bands, Ebi Soda to run through 10 of their most inspirational jazz tracks.

Check them out below and let us know what you think:

1. Miles Davis – It About That Time 

2.  Lionel Loueke – Tribal Dance

3. Jack DeJohnette – Epilog

4. Sun Ra – Quite Ecstasy 

5. Oliver Nelson Septet – Stolen Moments

 6. Arthur Verocai – Que Mapa? –

7. Pharaoh Sanders – Love is Everywhere

8. Lounge Lizards – Do The Wrong Thing

9. Ronin Arkestra – Onkochichin

10. Yusef Lateef – Love Theme From Spartacus

Inspired Sound Spotify Playlist Update #3

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We know it’s been  little while since our last spotify playlist update but we’ve come back lovely goodies to keep you going throughout the week. With new music from, Emmavie new album titled, ‘Honeymoon’ who featured in our round of new music a couple weeks back.

We also have new music coming from K15 latest EP release bringing in that soulful, UK broken beat goodness. As well as new music from Ego Ella May, EARTHGANG, Glenn Astro, L’orange, and Ric Flo who featured on our first episode of Inspired Sound Radio last Saturday!

Check it out below:

Inspired Sound Spotify Playlist Update #1

We’ve updated our Spotify playlist with a number of recent tracks which you may have seen on the website from, Joe Armon-Jones, Emmavie, and Matt Muse. You’ll also find a number of new releases from album which will feature in next week’s ‘First Thoughts’, from artisits like Juls, Burna Boy, and Waajeed to name a few.

Check out below, give us some recommendations to add for next week 🙂

New Music: Che Lingo Delivers A Powerful Message In His Latest Track, BADMAN

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Following on from Che Lingo short introspective poetic piece titled, Typical. He turns his attentions to a more serious topic which is a lot closer to home for him, and something which is becoming a problem in London. Having loss someone close to him as a result of a stabbing, Che’s deep melodic voice matches nicely against the downtempo hip hop style production.

Check out the video to BADMAN below:

 

Wanting his lyrics to be felt and acknowledged, Che left the lyrics in his information section:

Everybody wanna be a Badman with a gun,
but not pow like lethal b the man with the song,
I mean pow like lethal now they’re standing in blood,
Like pow pow but them powers ain’t tangible cuz,

Wrong territory man’ll go ape with the silver on your back like the streets ain’t savage enough,

No cap,

I never take my cap off at funerals coz the tears stream loads like a rapper that buss

They couldn’t fathom the potential on the back of that bus,

5 years later now they’re tagging him up,

They put a price on his head,
But that’s devaluing us,

Another king in the grave,
Another family crushed,
Another bias article bout how the capitals fucked,
Another hospital visit another catheter pump,

They say we’re hurting ourselves,
And that the damage is done,
That’s why I work for my wealth,
So I can pack and be gone,

Yeah…

Yo as dark as it sounds I wish death was like a practical joke and couple bruddas did jack-in-the-box,

Yeah,

Popping up back in the blocks,
Sliders and a zoot and some casual socks,
Holding a Rubicon mango in his hand with a bop,
Wishing I could turn back the clock to before,

Everybody wanna be a Badman with a gun,
but not pow like lethal b the man with the song,
I mean pow like lethal now they’re standing in blood,
like pow pow but then powers ain’t tangible cuz…

New Music: LayFullstop Drops A New Video For Her Latest Single, Cherries

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Manchester based soulstress, LayFullstop has come back with the luscious silky new single, Cherries. Expressing her new found femininity, she ebbs and flows around the warm bassline, going back and forth between rapping and singing.

Returning after her brilliant debut EP release last year, Colour Reaction. She represents one of many exciting soulful artists to be coming out of Manchester at the moment, having already supported the likes of Mouse Outfit, IAMDDB, and Children of Zeus, she’s on the right path for future success

Check out the video to Cherries below, and let us know your thoughts:

NEW MUSIC: Ethiopian Jazz Inspired Group – Azmari Announce Debut Release – Ekera

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Formed in Brussels, the 6-piece Ethiopian jazz inspired group –  Azmari are ready to announce the release of their debut EP entitled ‘Ekera’, released 24th May via groove-heavy record label SDBAN Ultra.

‘Ekera’, meaning ‘the other world’, is a deep hypnotic sound that blends asymmetrical rhythms with winding improvisations, sending the listener in to a higher state of consciousness. “We love to jam, we jam a lot and our music comes from that”, says drummer and bandleader Arthur Ancion.

Track listing:

  1. Dolmus
  2. Dört Buçuk
  3. Emnete
  4. Mammouth
  5. K’aïsita
  6. Taksim Dub (Metta Frequencies remix)

Ekera will be released on the 24th May, check out some of their earlier releases via soundcloud: