MAGIC MIX

hip hop . r'n'b . trap

WEEK STARTING 19 Apr

Genre pick of the week Cover of Not Waving, But Drowning by Loyle Carner.
Not Waving, But Drowning’ follows Loyle’s BRIT (Best Male, Best Newcomer) and Mercury Prize nominated, top 20 debut ‘Yesterday’s Gone’. The bedrock of honest and raw sentimentality that you heard on ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ left an inextinguishable mark on music in general and UK Hip Hop in particular, standing out as an ageless, bulletproof debut.

‘Not Waving, But Drowning’, Loyle’s new album, gives yet more evidence - as if it were needed - of his razor-sharp flow and his unique storytelling ability. Yes, he can rap, but he allies that with the sensitivity of a poet, the observational skills of a novelist, and warmth of your best friend. The album opens with ‘Dear Jean’, a letter to his mother in which he’s telling her that he has found the love of his life, “a woman from the skies”, and he’s moving out.



STAFF COMMENTS

Millie says: Loyle Carner returns with this stunning second album ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’. Again, he has perfected his sound of poetic hip hop and his distinctive vocals makes him stand from the crowd for miles. Bookmark this one for sure!!!

FORMAT INFORMATION

Ltd LP Info: Gatefold, Heavy Weight Black.

Dialect / Talkboy

In My Zone / Wasting Time

    Leeds born Dialect is known across the country as a formidable MC with highly rated performances on Don’t Flop, Lord Of The Mic’s, SBTV, Radio 1 Xtra & an appearance on Tim Westwood TV. Staying true to his WY roots & name, Dialect delivers in his raw Leeds accent, staying real throughout. He’s not afraid of hard work, regularly taking to the streets of Leeds to busk, honing his flow. He has performed at King Of The Dot, Canada’s premier rap battle league & is a team captain regular in Red Bull’s Rap Battle League.

    FFO: Skepta, Wiley, Stormzy, Ghetts, Kano, JME, Novelist

    Talkboy are a group of six friends from Leeds who sing songs about each other, the people around them, and the lives they lead.

    Talkboy is Katie Heap (vocals), Calum Juniper (vocals), Tim Malkin (guitar), Charlotte Jones (keys), Tom Sargent (bass), Jake Greenway (drums).Talkboy is Katie Heap (vocals), Calum Juniper (vocals), Tim Malkin (guitar), Charlotte Jones (keys), Tom Sargent (bass), Jake Greenway (drums).




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