The weekend is finally upon us and there is no better way to celebrate than with some new music. This week marks the return of our Cloud 9 series, which if you’re unfamiliar, compiles the best nine tracks dropped on SoundCloud during the past seven days. However, we hope you’ll forgive us on this one, as it features tracks released within the past month. So think of this as a sort of, April Cloud 9!
Please Note: these songs are not compiled in any particular order. Without further adieu, sit back, plug-in to the “Cloud of Sound” and relax as we present;
LØST CULTURE – CLOUD 9: 058.
1. glue70 X KinKai – All I Can Send (prod. glue70)
Standout producer glue70 and skilled lyricist Kinkai team up once more for “All I Can Send“. The two Mancunian talents meet frequently on record, always giving off some super soulful vibes and hitting you with introspection too. These wonderful collaborative loosies will hopefully result in a joint tape or album one day, with a slice of their evident chemistry shown on the release above. Fans of our LC Sound offshoot should enjoy this hugely!
A2 is frequently mentioned as one of the most slept-on artists in London, always bringing a fresh variety of sounds, genres and flows in his music. The South-London rapper, singer, producer and more, always brings quality to table and this time round presents a summer time – slightly house influenced – release in “GSD“. Skipping from R’n’B to Grime and back again, the diverse and unique artist doesn’t really lack much musically. Enjoy one of his latest, “GSD” now.
3. Ojerime – Handle
Ojerime is another artist who can do no wrong, maintaining an impressive level of consistency with her latest release, “Handle“. This infectious drop is amongst two fire bodies of work and many fantastic loosies, all available to hear on her SoundCloud. Bringing back that 90’s/noughties classic R&B vibe with some contemporary style, it’s a “what you see is simply what you get” type of thing. We have featured Ojerime once before and are delighted to once again highlight her music. Expect soulful melodies and equally perfect harmonies throughout.
As we travel overseas, another exciting rapper on the come up goes by the name of Brian Brown. Dubbed WorldofBrown on most platforms, he recently dropped “The Dreamer‘s Anthem“, a song aply named for its feel-good rhythm. TDE‘s Isaiah Rashad is commonly brought up alongside his name, mainly due to them being longtime friends and a part of the same collective, theHouse. The song received some cool visuals – which you can see here.
This is our first run-in with Aus Taylor, who appears to be offering a brilliant start to his catalogue. “PLAY” features Spillage Village members Hollywood JB and JurdanBryant and might be the most relaxing two minutes of music you’ll hear all week. For extra info: other Spill Vill members include the likes of EARTGANG and J.I.D, who are signed to J. Cole‘s Dreamville imprint. Supreme piano keys, chilled adlibs and JB‘s equally supreme lyricism are the standouts here.
7. Alina Baraz – I Don’t Even Know Why Though
8. Eli Sostre – Disloyal (prod. SORIANO)
Teasing his new album set to arrive this summer, Brooklyn talent Eli Sostre releases melody driven cut “Disloyal“. This song shows one aspect of his diverse style, however there’s always an R&B or Soul influenced element in his songwriting/beats. As usual, this one arrives courtesy of Soriano who produces a fair slice of Eli‘s releases. Stream the smooth cut above and stay glued to Sostre‘s SoundCloud/social media for news on the upcoming LP.
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