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On The Wave: The New Tunes We Can’t Stop Playing October 2018

People, we’re fully into release season and it feels so good!

There’s honestly so much good music out right now, it’s almost been overwhelming keeping up. Just a stream of consciousness of the new projects you MUST check out…

Lylo Gold – HeartAche & Wray, Jarreau Vandal – Anthology, Blood Orange – Negro Swan, Barney Artist – Home Is Where The Art Is, Seinabo Sey – I’m A DreamMasego – Lady Lady, JMSN – Velvet, 6LACK – East Atlanta Love Letter

And there’s more coming from some (UK) RnB modern legends – Ray BLK, Nao and Ella Mai all have projects coming this month. Summer might have left without saying goodbye but we’ve at least got a well of stellar music to find solace in.

Year of the Producer

Jarreau Vandal returned with a standout project with Anthology and his track Moonlight, serves that last slice of that summery goodness. Generally, music producers represent strong this month, solidifying 2018 as the Year of the Producer with a strong VanJess /Freddie Gibbs/Nick Grant collab return from IAMNOBODI and features from Masego, JMSN and Silk City.

Newcomers you need to watch

Also featured on this month’s playlist update are super promising newcomers. JDA is a truly DIY singer, with her self-produced melancholy minimalist RnB single, Sublime.  The track’s low-fi production with JDA’s full-bodied vocals make the perfect autumnal listen. For fans of more bluesy Soul music, Stella Talpo is back with Leave, a tender, but delightful love ballad.

It’s a whole meal this month, so tuck in below.