This Month In Music
SiR "Her Too"
Release Date: 10th February 2012
Her Too is an 18-minute jolt of pure, traditionalist R&B and neo-soul. SiR’s successes lay in his polish and maturity. In this lane, his peers have recently focused on self-discovery, nostalgia ultra, and experiments in form, but SiR’s concerns are in subtlety, restraint, and finesse. Much of Her Too feels warm and leisurely.
Ever since her breakout project Whack World, a visual album cramming 15 songs into 15 minutes, Tierra Whack has been known for her colourfully surreal music videos with animation being a prominent theme in her work. By being herself she was able to free create multiple lanes for herself in fashion, music, . Her videos advocates for boundless creative expressions and these themes are still prominent in her new visuals for “Dora,” directed by Alex Da Corte.
“Dora” is everything "Whack". It is deeply catchy and subtly eccentric. Although the sound is adventurous, it’s not really about Dora The Explorer.
Artist Of The Month
Ragz Originale is currently one of London’s most refreshing voices and a great example of where RnB and alternative music sits in the UK scene. Ragz known well as a beat maker, began to produce for Skepta and is responsible for three tracks from his 2016 number one album “Konnichiwa”, and notably the track “Shutdown”.
It seems Ragz has garnered accolades and experience through grime and its crucial to appreciate the multifaceted artistry and how the fluid approach to genre can allow a musician to refine his sound and voice. Although he was known for his grime production, he detached from the genre to release his first album in 2018 “Nature” and lead a new wave of alternative UK music.
Ragz Originale’s is a son of a bass guitarist and has been in the ‘scene’ authentically from young. His sound today from a listeners ear comprises of clean melodies, catchy hooks, slow tempo afrobeat, light airy tone & lyricism and the perfect synchronisation of it all. Moreover, his choice of who he features is also a great reflection of his own sound and taste. Artist like ‘Bellah’ ’Sam Wise’ ‘Oscar #worldpeace’ and others have been great complements to his style.