Joy Crookes – Power
‘You seem to forget you, came here through a woman, show some fucking respect’.
Following her latest single ‘Power’, Joy Crookes has released her awe-inspiring video for the track centered around women’s rights, race, gender, and class. Shot in black and white and directed by Crookes herself, this video will give you goosebumps. It’s bold in all the right ways clearly showing where she stands in the fight for ‘Power’ – ‘You can’t take my power you got nothing on me’.
Havoc & Lawn, Anderblast – Genesi
Having done the rounds on this year’s festival circuit and gaining fans and attention from some of the biggest names in the House music scene, Havoc & Lawn are making quite a name for themselves. This collaboration with Anderblast is set to end the summer in style. Bringing the two unique sounds of both Havoc & Lawn and Anderblast, ‘Genesi’ has a deep bass, smashing synthy build-up and a tribal undertone.
Mike Mago & Tom Ferry ft. ILY – Remedy
Already established in the scene having remixed for the likes of Charlii XCX , Ellie Goulding, Avicii, Tiesto, and Clean Bandit; Mago is back with another banger and is bringing new talent to the forefront. ‘Remedy’ features the beautiful voice of ILY on it, who hails from Sweden who has a mysterious and cheeky quality in her voice which, paired with Mago and Ferry’s genius, completes this song perfectly.
Tom Misch – South of the River
Misch has just released the video for ‘South of the River’ which is made almost entirely of clip submissions from fans as they dance and play to the song. It features a dancing dog, a titanic moment on a rooftop and some in-synch jazz and hip-hop dancing, it’ll make you envious. With his new dance-y direction, Tom brings great 80’s funk notes and an irresistibly catchy beat. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch it and I dare you not to dance along.
Cali – Baptized
This is a song that takes raw, powerful emotion and makes you want to sing in the same way artists such as Lana Del Ray and Adele do. Baptized is big, bold and proud to be so. The combination of Cali’s voice and Misreid’s stripped-back production creates something whole and different.
Byron – So Naïve
East African guitar and glitchy electro instrumentals – this is a song paving the way to the new sound of soul. Returning to his routes Byron explores traditional Ugandan music and experiments with its boundaries by adding contemporary, electronic and 21st-century layers onto what very few have attempted to do. It is bold and bizarre in the best way possible. Byron calls it the ‘Noir Wave’ of soul, and we are certainly on board.
Rowe – King
Clear, complex and cross-continental. Rowe takes the back streets of London and the urban indie-pop and adds a glossy American layer on it. This track is ever shifting yet it doesn’t become clouded nor confused. Playing with the levels and balances of the different sounds within ‘King’, it’s clear Rowe is about to unleash something big with his music.
Wide Eyed Boy – Loving You is So Easy (Acoustic Session)
Confession – this is the second time we here at Demur are adding these boys on to our Demur Decks. However, in comparison to how we viewed the original version of ‘Loving You is So Easy’. This version has a whole major dimension and atmosphere that is not even reminiscent of the first. Played acoustically, you hear the raw pain that comes with the tag line ‘Loving You is So Easy When I’m Down’ and the somber atmosphere that is created. It’s paired with a stripped down backing of raw guitar and precaution that takes away the ability the original song had, to make you forget the melancholy of love and instead laugh.