Dawn Richard is wildly underrated. This US singer from New Orleans started out as a member of Diddy-Dirty Money, before striking out with her own releases on her own label.
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London
South London singer Kahlia Bakosi has a presence beyond her tender age.
Performing at a pre-festival showcase on Wednesday night, at the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, Bakosi’s three-song set was simply a taster. Even so, from the moment she introduced herself, she was confident and in control.
Jodie Abacus is smooth like hot butter. Earlier this year the British musician, who hails from Lewisham in south London, dropped his delectable debut EP, For Real and Not Pretend.
There’s warm vibrations and a hint of Bernard Edwards basslines on this new track from Miami producer, and Def Jam signee, Jahkoy.
This month sees the return of brother-sister group, Wild Belle, with the follow-up to their sublime debut album, Isles.
British soul-singing, songwriting wonder, Michael Kiwanuka, has returned, and he’s bearing a red-hot classic.