Conor Albert - Only You

Some serious Tom Misch vibes right here!

19 year-old producer and multi-instrumentalist Conor Albert started making beats and playing guitar at the age of 8, peddling his homemade albums to friends in the school playground. Exploring dubstep and EDM in his early teens, it was listening to artists such as FKJ, Tom Misch and Jordan Rakei whilst learning piano and bass that encouraged him to make jazz-inspired beat-driven music.

Conor quickly gained a sizable following on Soundcloud with his early demos gaining over a million streams on the platform. This lead to collaborations with artists such as Marie Dahlstrom, James Vickery, and Carmody amongst others. Catching the ears and advice of both Howard Lawrence from Disclosure and Tom Misch, Conor releases his official debut track ‘Only You’ on 24th May via Young Poet Records.

Showcasing the multi-instrumentalist’s genre-bending beat-making skills, ‘Only You’ is a laid-back summer anthem featuring a dreamy vocal hook courtesy of The Naked Eye, frenetic shuffling hi-hats, a hiphop beat and jazz piano solo, all packed into the space of three giddy minutes.

Talking about it’s creation, Conor says:

“I started ‘Only You’ in September of 2018 after being inspired to make some dancier music. I'd been stuck in a rut of making slower hip-hop music, and thought I'd try switching things up a bit. It started from me just chopping up some of my piano playing and pitching it down, and ended up forming into one of my favourite tunes. I asked my friend The Naked Eye to sing the main line for me, and she killed it! I owe a lot to her for lending her voice to the song, it glues everything together. For me this track was a bit of a turning point in my production. I started to care less about how complicated something had to be and more about the groove and feeling of a track. I've tried to keep this same mentality ever since, and hopefully it's reflected in the tunes I release next.”

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Rob Araujo - Nineteen

If you’re a fan of artists like quickly, quickly, Anomalie, or Tennyson, you should really check this out. Rob Araujo’s skilful jazzy style really just blows my mind. Not only is he an amazing solo artist, but he’s collaborated with some big names like Tom Misch, Naji, VALENTINE, Ian Ewing, Anomalie, and more.

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Anomalie & Rob Araujo - Hang Glide

You know that moment when you wake up all energized after a well deserved good night sleep? 'Hang Glide' has got me in that feeling as soon as I heard it. Two of the most talented jazz/electronic artists right now, Anomalie and Rob Araujo, joined forces to create an impeccably raw and sonically vibrant piece of work. Let it sink in and get your day started off on the right foot.

Enjoy the track below and make sure to support these incredible artists.

IBI. - Fame II

IBI. (pronounced as eebee) is not an artist you should glance over quickly without listening closely to his music. Ranging from Jazz to Trap influences, he's able to combine genres that at first seem crazy but once you listen to it, you just know it works sonically. That's how I felt with his new song 'Fame II,' a sequel to his earlier release 'Fame'.

Recently getting featured on NEST HQ, IBI. is slowly but surely gaining attention, with artists like Graves, Jinco, Caden Jester and more following him. Keep your eyes open and your ears peeled for IBI. this year.

Enjoy the track below and make sure to follow/like IBI. This track is available as a free download here.

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