As you well know I am all about promoting exciting up and coming talent on the blog and having already shared 30+ tracks online this local producer has his sights set on the big time..
“..a year ago I didn’t even know what hip hop was, I had no idea how music was made but now I’m finding myself musically and I’m ready to fuck shiz up.”
Michael Stakim aka Changing Currents is a 17 year old Sussex based college-goer who is showing the professionalism of someone twice his age. With his beat making aesthetics on point, sampling and creating his own, this guy could be the next real deal. Personal favourites include his 90’s jazz change up of Missy Elliot’s ‘Get Ur Freak On’ and the original taster ‘Slurpin” which you can go and bop your head to below..
As a producer though it’s your collabs that make or break you and his first official track laid down with college friend/singer-songwriter Tammie is a simple yet effective bright start.
Give this kid a few years and I guarantee you we start to see his name alongside some big ones. I’m willing to put a lot of money on it. Actually, only got £13.40 in my wallet, that will have to do.
Definitely get to checking out his full catalogue of tracks on his SoundCloud and go chuck some support his way..
Now, I know, I have been away for a few months and I know that this means I have missed A LOT of the end of 2017’s musical buzz. More importantly the local, Brighton homed buzz..but fear not I am here with four things you need to hear/see just incase you were as distant as me over the last few months..
Yonaka shared the pink linen engulfed visuals for their killer single “Bubblegum” off their debut ‘Heavy’ EP. After finding them a few years back, boy are they proving to be one hell of an uprise. 2018 is gon’ be big for this bunch..
Klae became a new name to divulge yourselves in as they shared their debut track “Fake”. Showing that there are two sides to everything in the video for a promising local upstart..
High Tyde continued to finish their 2017 in style by sharing “Young Offenders & “In Your Head”, both with videos boasting their teen breakout aesthetic. Again, another band with a bright year ahead for sure..
Sulky Boy went and dished out “Shasta Fay” alongside a swanky new look (big fan). An already decent following throughout the lanes of Brighton, a breakout year for the stick out duo? Maybe..
SO, that’s ya lot, for now anyway..
OH and my aptly named ‘Playlisted Weekly’ Spotify playlist will be back and up to date this Friday (05/01) TOO! Get on that ting below here:
Something happened the other day, something that got me very excited. Do you recall a band called Mausi? WELL. You may remember hits such as “Sol”, “Move” and “My Friend Has A Swimming Pool” bringing a little bit of danced up sun into your life a few years back..
We always had one mission: dream big and fuck things up.
That’s right, they’re back and they’ve brought their catchy dance hooks with them on new single “Famous”. Hitting up the 80’s synth this track explores the trance inspired side of the band that we never got to see under management. After sitting on this track since their split it has that feeling of a big old middle finger to the music industry and I think after listening it’s fair to say that these guys come out on top.
Now, releasing via their own label XIX Music this talented, banger producing, pop bunch can push on with releasing what they want, when they want and this can only mean BIG things.
Boogie and scream along (definitely what I’m doing) to “Famous” below..
I have had a shit few days and this track has perked me up enough to write about it so that in itself makes it a winner in my eyes. Phoebe Bridgers is from LA and she is creating pure magic with her newest releases..
With swooping, folk inspired guitars plucking away at broken hearts “Motion Sickness” is easy on the ears. Reverbed vocals paint the picture around some of the best songwriting scenery I’ve seen in a while, picking out happy smiles amongst a whole host of sad faces.
The forthcoming album “Stranger In The Alps” comes out on Dead Oceans on September 22nd and I will be all over it, as should you..
p.s US peeps can find all her tour dates (starting next month) HERE!
After a flurry of under the radar releases flying out of our seaside city I thought it would be only right to give them all the shout out they deserve, plus I really couldn’t be bothered to do like four different posts. Yes, it’s one of those weeks..
First off we have the mighty, upcoming duo Tuska with their newest alt pop sway. Soon to release their debut thang named S.E.P (Slight Extended Play) it’s for sure an exciting to time for these two cheeky chaps..
Four lads going by the name of Wild Front up next with my favourite track off their brand spanking new EP “Physics”, fresh off of BBC Introducing festival stages and everything..
Josh Mcgovern is soloist bolstering this post with his strong, dreamy vocals on “The Devil Below Me” and judging by the sound of it you best be watching out for this young man in the very near future..
Last but never least we have Thyla, a band I fell in love with so very long ago and who have just released (in my opinion) their best track to date. Get your ears around the incredible “Pristine Dream” asap..
This is just me scratching the surface of the Brighton music scene and it’s dominance in the music industry at the moment. If you like what you hear from the talented bunch above then get searching “Brighton” on our bar up in that top right ^ to find more spangly new gems to get all giddy over..
Much love xx
(p.s all of the above are my weekly hits because I couldn’t choose between them.)
I had the pleasure of being invited to the album launch of Brighton collective Bright City last week. Built inside the holy walls of St. Peter’s Church this is yes, music written about and surrounding a God but really, as an on the fence atheist, when you strip away the directive lyrics you will find a banger or two and that’s what sets these guys apart from your musical Christian stereotype..
Packing out The Old Market in Hove their album tracks “You Are The One Thing” and “Fly” brought the party to life, whether you were celebrating a faith or just celebrating the weekend these tracks made you feel great! Other tracks “Your Love” and opener “Maker Of The Moon” also stand out, promoting the diverse songwriting talents within the group. There were moments where the crowd took to their knees in prayer and their were times of moshing and drink lobbing, this isn’t your normal church band, this is the future.
Whether you are of faith or not give this album a chance. These guys aren’t just out to preach, they’re out to create atmospheric pop music and in my eyes they’re doing that pretty damn well!