With his new single “Do You Love Me” causing quite the stir this summer, and garnering strong support from the likes of BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, Bang Radio and Beat FM among leading tastemakers, UK-based Afrobeats star and 2015 NEA Awards nominee Moelogo has just unveiled the highly anticipated music video for the Maleek Berry-produced single, premiered via VEVO.
Directed by Ini (InneX Pictures) and Chas Appeti (Krept & Konan, Ghetts, Lethal B), with cameo appearances from Capital Xtra’s DJ Abrantee and Maleek Berry, the “Do You Love Me” visuals tell a gripping and rather poignant story about betrayal, jealousy, revenge, but most importantly love, using the infamous H. Jackson Brown Jr. quote “sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eyes” as its inspiration.
From his last single “My Sweetie” released via Island Records, to his breakthrough track “Pangolo“, to last year’s underground hit “The Baddest” featuring UK Rap veteran Giggs, Moelogo has continued to push the envelope for Afrobeats music in the UK, and is one of the leading British artists at the cutting edge of the genre. Enjoy the visuals for his latest offering “Do You Love Me” below.
Tommy Dockerz + Lewi B – “Bukky Bottl 2”:
Kettering’s very own rap superstar Tommy Dockerz yesterday released a music video for “Bukky Bottl 2”, which is produced by Lewi B. The track is taken from Tommy’s upcoming album, entitled Pink Platinum, and is a signature piece of Dockerz craziness, with Tommy’s unique slang, humourous lyrics and an infectious instrumental. The track is the follow-up to Tommy’s 2014 cut “Bukky Bottle”, which was produced by Dan Oddysee and taken from the Oddlit album, which was released through the independent powerhouse Blah Records. Check out the video for “Bukky Bottl 2” below.
CasIsDead – “6PM”:
The formidable, always masked, London rapper CasIsDead yesterday released the music video for his track “6PM”. The track is taken from Cas’ latest project, entitled Commercial 2, which is currently available for purchase, solely on cassette tape. Cas’ reputation and unique outlook has made him a long standing fan favourite, with vividly rebellious subject matter and a continuously gritty delivery and flow. The air of mystique surrounding the MC only adds to his appeal. Get your copy of Commercial 2 here, and check out the video for “6PM” below.
Mack Wilds – “Bonnie & Clyde”:
The smooth R&B singer, Mack Wilds thrills with a brand new DJ Camper-produced single “Bonnie & Clyde” which he dishes out to his fans after the release of “Girls Playin Tricks” earlier this year. Mack Wilds who has been busy working on his sophomore album isn’t going to let his fans down as he plays around with this beautiful love song, where he attempts to woo the ex that got away, but she’s got a new man.
According to Mack Wilds “I took a backseat on love after you, I mean I cried after you / Probably died after you, but here we are doing the same things to him that broke us into two”. As we anticipate the release of his upcoming sophomore album, lets enjoy this beautiful mind blowing song.
Wretch 32 + Devlin + Swiss – “Helpless”:
So with the massive release of AR 15’s Concrete Jungle last month, here is the video for “Helpless”, one of the tracks taken off the highly anticipated mixtape, which is stacked with a whole feast of juicy collaborations, with features from the likes of Skepta, Wretch 32, Blade Brown, Chip, Section Boyz, Kano and more. “Helpless” is one of the standout tracks, coming by the way of Wretch 32, Devlin and Swiss all on the same joint.
Check out the heartfelt video below for “Helpless”. Concrete Jungle is one of the biggest mixtapes of 2015 and is making history in the UK music scene, as Always Recording have managed to get 53 UK rappers together to collaborate on one mixtape, purchase it here.
Inheaven – “Bitter Town”:
Do you need some joyous shoegaze to get motivated and prepare yourself for winter? Well South London quartet, Inheaven, have just the ticket in their new single “Bitter Town”. It’s like listening to an eighties montage where you’re the star and the only outcome is eternal and slightly ironic happiness. Reverbed guitars build underneath lyrics like “ignore the sycophantics, embrace the young romantics” from singer James. The track demands attention, with its heavy hooks and noisy sound “Bitter Town” is huge in its presence. Inheaven have already created a storm with their debut single “Regeneration” and it appears they’re not ready to stop the racket any time soon. Stream “Bitter Town” below via Soundcloud.
Jam Baxter + Edward Scissortongue – “First Bite”:
High Focus Records continue their dominance of homegrown hip-hop with the release of the music video for “First Bite”. The track is the first release from the upcoming Laminated Cakes LP, the result of a collaboration between Contact Play MCs Jam Baxter and Edward Scissortongue, with production from the insanely talented Ghosttown, who you may recognise as the man behind the boards on Dead Players material, Baxter‘s collaboration with LDZ rapper Dabbla. The album doesn’t have a scheduled release date as of yet, but you can check the video out below.
Hinds – “Garden”:
Hinds, the four Madrid girls – formerly known as Deers – who’ve been spreading their infectious Spanish-sun energy and uninhibited indie racket on both sides of the pond for well over a year now, took to the web yesterday to share two things with us: that they’re releasing their eagerly anticipated debut album Leave Me Alone on January 8, 2016, and the opening track of the album itself, “Garden”. In keeping with their free-spirited live shows, that more often than not, end with members of the band in the crowd and vice versa, the girls extend an invitation to “take you dancin’” on the newly-unveiled album-opener as guitars churn away in the background. It’s an irresistible offer.