Zane Lowe got the first play of the new Lewis Watson single last night as his Hottest Record in the World, and today we’ve got the premiere of the music video.
‘Calling’ is taken from the upcoming EP titled ‘Four More Songs’, and is set to feature some of his most upbeat tracks to date, as well as a bigger sound, said to come from a wave of intense song-writing over the Spring.
Pre-ordering from iTunes now will enable the download of ‘Calling’ immediately, before the EP release date of 1st July.
Lewis Watson - Calling (Official Video)
See Mr Watson in his rawest unplugged form, performing Sink or Swim exclusively for Mahogany last year…
Josef Salvat - Hustler // Mahogany Session
When ‘Hustler’ debuted online it shot straight to the top of the Hype Machine in a matter of hours, and so it’s no surprise the London-based Australian is one of the most in demand acts of the moment.
Josef isn’t doing a whole lot of promo, but we shot this beautiful acoustic rendition in a basement in East London and we were all mesmirised.
The single, produced by Rich Cooper, packs a punch as well…
For the last few weeks I’ve been vibing on the soulful voice of Azekel, a soul singer from East London. Comparisons have been drawn to Frank Ocean, and although I don’t doubt that the young Londoner would find this a fairly flattering link, Azekel has a truly British flavour to his music.
‘That Feeling’ has a stripped back acoustic sound, whilst ‘No Ordinary Love’ has the smoothness of its Sade namesake. However, most interesting for me is ‘Get It On’, a smoky gritty mash up of T-Rex and XXYYXX.
Py - Polyethers
Py, she of the beautiful smokey voice and fantastic Tripping Wisdom mixtape, is back.
‘Polyethers’ is honey drenched love song, with shuffling beats and soul harmonies worthy of Lauryn Hill in her Miseducation days.
Ghostpoet - Meltdown
This track has been around for a few weeks now, but it is so good to have Ghostpoet back on the scene I couldn’t not post it. Ghostpoet’s languid vocal on ‘Meltdown’ tells the all too familiar tale of a relationship on its inevitable and heartbreaking decline.
Jhene Aiko - Mirrors
Jhene Aiko has been on heavy rotation for me over the last few months so it is only right that I share her touching music with you all here on Mahogany.
Hailing from L.A., Jhene Aiko (pronounced “Juh-nay Ahh-ee-ko”) lays her delicate voice atop lo-fi and oft-bassy, down tempo beats. With a solid mix-tape under her belt and a debut album TBA 2013 there is plenty opportunity to mull over the singer-song writer’s melancholic lyrics.
No Artificial Colours - Crying Wolf ft. Alex Mills
No Artificial Colours blesses us with a diamond deep house track, all with the aid of Alex Mills.
It has all of makings of a classic; hissing hi-hats, silky synths and a stomping 4x4 beat, not to mention the perfectly pitched punchy female vocal as the icing on the cake.
Cube Face - Called You
Little information can be found about Cube Face on his Soundcloud page but what will be quickly learnt by dwelling on his page is that Cube Face makes superb music; chilled, pensive, electronic music.
The Liverpudlian seems to draws influence from garage, deep house and 90s RnB/soul for vocal samples to manipulate adroitly.