Yellow House is the recording project of Cape Town, South Africa based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Emile van Dango. He strikes a balance between dream pop and psychedelic soul, with layers of reverb-drenched guitars swirling amidst thudding-yet-chilled R&B beats while van Dango’s distinct voice echoes loftily around your head. “It Feels The Same Everyday” is a highlight for us and reminds us a bit of Beach House, The Drums and Tame Impala. Yellow House’s Soundcloud and Bandcamp are both full of gems, so be sure to have a dig through!
Artist of the week
Born and raised in Los Angeles California, our Artist Of The Week Lex Lu is the explicit definition of raw energy. At a young age she was infatuated with a wide range of music from, Missy Elliott to Janis Joplin which shows in her sound. Her recent independently-produced album LexAngeles showcases Lex’s ability to to work in a huge variety of styles and genres. Our favourite track, “Let Me Live”, puts a fresh twist on classic California G-Funk while showcasing Lex’s dexterity as both a rapper and a singer. If you’re a fan of Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and Little Simz, you should definitely give LexAngeles a spin.
Luton duo Rylands Heath, comprised of long-time friends Jack Cowap and James Deacon, had been playing music independently in other bands before coming together; and that’s when everything clicked. The boys combine their keen ear for melody and knack for harmonies with a wide range of musical influences to create snappy, genre-bending tunes. Our chosen track “West Coast” showcases the duo’s flair for writing big anthemic numbers that get stuck in your head immediately and stay there for days. Fans of Bastille, Catfish and The Bottlemen and The Wombats should definitely dive into the bombastic sounds of Rylands Heath.
Born Malaika Shaw, today’s Artist Of The Week is Malaika, a multi instrumentalist, songwriter and performer blurring the lines between soul, pop and jazz. With a stunning voice that deftly handles a wide array of styles, Maliaka seamlessly weaves elements of vintage soul and jazz into modern pop and R&B sounds that will surely catch the ears of fans of Alicia Keys, Corinne Bailey Rae and Joss Stone. Check out our current favourite track; “Stop For A Minute”.
Our featured Artist Of The Week this time around is Yurosa, the electronic pop alias of London’s James Debroy. His music playfully pulls elements from R&B and pop and hangs them over a framework of downtempo house and electronic beats, creating a soulful backdrop for his syrupy sweet vocals to take centre stage. Our favourite cut, “Coming Back”, is a slinky chilled-out number that could perfectly soundtrack a cool evening out as dusk sets in, with Debroy crooning hazily as the drums keep a steady, swaying tempo. Fans of Banks and The XX will definitely want to give Yurosa a spin.