NEW MUSIC | SOUL UNIQUE | IT WAS ALL A DREAM

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Above is rising UK Producer SOUL UNIQUE, before he releases his first solo material (that will propel him to super stardom) however he has sent over a taster from his up-and-coming web series DNA.

“I have put together a collection of tracks that are directly inspired by the music I grew up listening to. Through each track I aim to show people exactly what makes up my musical DNA”

SOUL UNIQUE isn’t a stranger to success after producing hits for a string of multi platinum pop stars such as Nelly Furtado, Wretch 32 & SWAY! 

You can take a listen to the track ‘It Was All A Dream’ below!

INTRODUCING | FABIENNE

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Above is London based singer Fabienne. With a style that ranging between Soul, R&B and Nostalgia its difficult to pigeon hole this excellent musician.

With a voice that is instantly likeable and unique, it isn’t long before she is catapulted up the UK Top 40. Gearing up to release her EP ‘City Of Shadows’, Fabienne recently released her single ‘City of Shadows’ on BBC 1Xtra!

Here at All Things Underground, we were lucky enough to be sent an advance copy of Fabienne‘s new EP ‘City Of Shadows’ due to be released March 24th! The EP is a breezy affair that compiles of 4 songs that introduce Fabienne to the music industry.  Songs such as ‘Are We Dead’, ‘Mary Jane, Joseph’ & ‘Sunstroke’ incorporate elements of swing, jazz and reggae to create a breezy and polished body of work.

Be sure to check back here nearing the release for a full EP review , however below is an  exclusive chat with Fabienne about her top 5 tracks that remind her of London!

London- Ofei

I’ve been listening to Ofei for at least 6 months straight, Im so excited to hear more from him, his voice and the stacked harmonies in the chorus are so sick and I couldn’t have a playlist about London without including this!

Easy Easy- King Krule

This guy really epitomises the sound of city living for me, his voice and lyrics are raw, haunting and at times bleak, but the sweet jazz chords he puts underneath add hope and light. I think he’s the truth, his album is my go to listen when Im on the tube, definitely someone I need to see live this year.

Your Wondering Now- The Specials

There’s a ska record stall on Portabello Road that is always playing ‘The Specials’ and ‘Toots and the Maytals’ tunes, this in particular really reminds me of walking to the studio last summer and just generally feeling happy!!

No big Ting- Skinnyman

‘Council Estate Of Mind’ I still think is one of the most overlooked classic hip hop albums, Im a sample addict and I love how he uses them in his tunes. I’m not sure if he’s still making music but it would be a massive shame if he wasn’t, feels so classic to me when I hear this song..

Dont Mug Yourself- The Streets

Mike Skinner. What else can I say.

Daydreamer- Adele

Adele’s first album is my favourite, I saw her support Raul Midon when I was about 12 and I remember being floored by her and just wishing she was my mate! She really is a national treasure and I love how she’s stayed true to her roots throughout.”

For now check out the track ‘SunStroke’ BELOW!

NEWS | YOUNG THUG NOT SIGNED TO CASH MONEY RECORDS

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Despite rumours swirling around the internet last week about up-and-coming rapper Young Thug being signed to successful label Cash Money Records, it seems that the rapper isn’t signed just yet according to a insider with the label. 

With records such as Danny Glover being jumped on by Young Money associates such as NIcki Minaj & Drake it would have made sense for the rapper to sign to such a prestigious label however for now Young Thug will be going independent and reaping all the rewards of being an independent artist!

Remember to check back on All Things Underground for more news about Young Thug!  

NEW MUSIC | AUGUST & US | FUN

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Above is alternative pop artist August & Us. Hailing from Manchester, UK August mixes a blend of soulful pop music to create a atmosphere that he describes feels like “the last few days of sunshine”.

After being 1/4 of Manchester band Kid BritishAugust & Kid decided to take a back seat from the songwriting and instead lets the music come together organically, this can be heard throughout the track ‘Fun’, the music and really adds a DIY element to what would be an extremely polished release.

Having recently appeared on BBC’s Zane Lowe‘s prestigious radio show, its clear that we will be hearing alot more from August & Us on the airwaves this summer.

For now take a listen to ‘Fun‘ below!

NEWS | 50 CENT GOES INDEPENDENT

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Rapper and business mogul 50 Cent, earlier today announced that he will now release future projects independently without the support of a major record label behind him.

His last release was in 2013 with the Adam Levine assisted ‘My Life‘ and ever since 50 Cent has struggled to release the ill fated ‘Street King Immortal‘ under his ex label UMG.

What do you all think about 50’s decision to go independent? Leave your views in the comment box below!