The Relentless team are back with some top picks to soundtrack your day. This week’s selections feature Diplo, Sonny Fodera & Bklava, Bailey Ibbs, Kristy Harper, Rada, Kano and more.
A couple of months ago electronic megastar Diplo joined forces with Sonny Fodera for their bassy summer jam “Turn Back Time”. Now, the pair have enlisted Brighton based artist, Bklava for an official remix. The DJ and singer puts her signature garage stamp on the track for a uniquely UK flex.
Another one for the garage heads. Back in December, Bailey Ibbs dropped his EP, “Gurl” through Dansu Discs. The project has been picking up traction for a minute, with tracks such as “We Run” being shown love on Radio 1. Now Ibbs has returned with a cheeky remix of Jacques Greene’s “Afterglow”.
Get ready to be transported back to the 90s with this dance floor filler - if dance floors were still a thing - “My Body. My Future” from Watford based artist, Kristy Harper. Enlisting the vocal stylings of Samirah Raheem, this track reclaims the words used against women to create an uplifting bop you’ll have on repeat. All proceeds go to women’s charities selected by Kristy and Samirah.
If you’re like us, you’ve probably binged all of Channel 4’s It’s a Sin a couple of times by now. The Russell T. Davies penned show has been making streaming history, and no small part is the show’s incredible soundtrack. Featuring disco divas, 80s power ballads and more, get nostalgic with the show’s playlist.
We can’t believe it has been almost 16 years since Kano released his seminal debut album, Home Sweet Home. Featuring UK classics like “Brown Eyes” and “Ps & Qs” with features from Ghetts when he still went by Ghetto. Now, Jude Yawson, has reflected on one of the record’s more introspective tracks, “Signs in Life”. Yawson is known for co-writing “Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far” with Stormzy in 2018.
Rada is a singer songwriter hailing from London. Her sultry, angelic style has been steadily carving its own lane in the capital’s underground music scene for the last few years, with Boiler Room and i-D magazine taking note. She’s currently promoting a socially distanced gig in Hackney’s Moth Club.