As mince pies, selection boxes and crackers start to dominate the shelves of our supermarkets, we wanted to turn your attention to the music that defined our spooky season. Is it too early to feel festive? Almost definitely, but with the way of the world at the moment, it’s just about all we have to look forward to. Before you fill your playlists with bare Bublé, check out our recommendations for October.

FLOHIO FT KASIEN - WITH EASE

With Ease is another exhilarating track from Flo Flo. Adding to the energy, Kasien delivers a contagious hook and comes in with a vibey verse - embodying Cadenzas’s typically wavey production. Originally postponing the video’s release, Flohio wanted us to focus on the fuckery happening in the world at the moment; She is one of many artists vocalising support fro the #EndSARS movement. You can now watch the artists hit up their local boozer in the video below.


BAKAR - 1ST TIME

Bakar finally came out of hiding to bless us with a new single last month. Channelling similar energies to BADKID, but in a way that feels more refined, 1st Time simmers BK’s raspy vocals over a contagious chord progression. Watch the saucy visuals below.


GREENTEA PENG - REVOLUTION

With such social and political turmoil in the world, a revolution would be welcomed by most of us with welcomed arms. Tadafi’s reggae dub production is bifta ready, lighting Greentea’s modulated delivery and accommodating the lyrics effortlessly. Peng announced a European tour upon the release of this single. Find out more here.


LADY SANITY & CUZN FRED - PALLY PALLY

Pally Pally is our pick from Lady Sanity and Cuzn Fred’s collaborative EP A Problem Shared. Providing nothing but straight shellings, the project gentrifies some of Britain’s most profound underground sounds: grime, jungle and trap melt into a visceral pot of sonics. The whole EP is worth listening to, so we have linked it below.


JESHI - MASK ON

If you’ve been keeping up with our output, you’ll know we have been fucking with Jeshi for a while now. The East Londoner’s had a busy 2020, dropping a genre defying EP, with features from John Glacier and Fredwave, and now Mask On too. A melting pot of trappy snares glitchy synths and off-filtered drums assembles the instrumental, which comes via PULLEN and Tev’n, who have also been killing it this year.


BAWO - UNDERCOVER FT DONALEE

Bawo and Donalee teamed up for a silky smooth single, which should definitely be filling your playlists this month. Whimsical lyricism, radiant deliveries and an R&B groove all combine to deliver yet another infectious single from Bawo. We are hoping to see a lot more of him in 2021.


PA SALIEU - BLOCK BOY

The latest single off Salieu’s forthcoming mixtape, Block Boy is a cosmic afro-beat banger. As always with the Coventry native, his visuals fail to disappoint. Check back here for more news on Send Them To Coventry.




D DOUBLE E - CONTACT US

Opening Double’s latest mixtape, Double Or Nothing, Contact Us unites industrial drums with the rapper’s idiosyncratic flow. The wordsmith is in fine lyrical form, reflecting on his prestige in the scene and the amount of weed he chuffs too of course. When Splurgeboys and D Double link up for a track, there is only going to be one outcome.


CHLOBOCOP FT NOKIA MANSION - I’MNOTWEIRD

With more waves than a diamond jubilee, Chlobo and Nokia Mansion’s infectious I’MNOTWEIRD is the collaboration you never knew you needed. The track came as a triplet of single releases from the Glaswegian, but this cut stood out with its groovy latin influence and stellar individual performances.


FEUX - SKY HIGH

When we told Feux this was our favourite track from PURENINE, he was pleasantly surprised. Worrying it was too mainstream, the artist confessed it nearly didn’t make the album: hookwise, it’s one of the strongest tunes on there. Read our full interview with him here.


KIANVSLIFE - TAXI MAN

Boom baps, soulful soundscapes and howling vocals make up TAXI MAN, which comes off Kian’s new EP ‘Lady Jasper’. If you are fed up with conventional U.K. rap taking over your airwaves , the Brighton based artist’s new project is thoroughly recommended. It’s 16 minutes of dreamy bedroom indie, for better use of the term, is well worth checking out.


THE SILHOUETTES PROJECT - CLOSER

For this instalment from the Silhouettes Project, it is Elisa Imperilee and Whoeva? linking up in fine fashion. The polished jazz instrumentation nestles under Imperilee’s scintillating vocals, providing the perfect soundtrack to any moody afternoons this winter. Preorder the Silhouette Project’s forthcoming vinyl