Veteran of the dancehall, reggae and soundsystem scenes, Rivah Jordan returns with his new trap-influenced track Shoebox. The track is stacked with chilled beats, a consistent mellow bassline and a vibe that can be best compared to artists like Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott.
With a background that involves the whirlpool of drug dealing and the increasingly violent streets of London, Rivah Jordan brings an undeniable realness to his music, whereby he focuses on his struggle with mental health and his journey to ‘financial freedom’ – a topical context that pinpoints serious issues.
Having produced tracks with the likes of Sly and Robbie and Jack Scorpio and supporting reggae legends Wailing Souls whilst in Jamaica, on his return to the UK Rivah initially signed to pioneering British grime label, Big Dada (Roots Manuva, Kate Tempest, Wiley, Speech Debelle, Young Fathers) and received significant support from British pirate radio alongside BBC World Service and BBC 6 Music.
With these experiences, Rivah Jordan exhibits traits of both Jamaican and English vocal styles and his transition from reggae to trap illustrates his chameleon-like qualities as a music artist.
Canadian songbird and instigator of a unique folk and electro blend, Emily Jean Flack is back with her newest single release Tread Softly.
Following the release of single Another Year Gone By and precedent to her forthcoming debut EP release Throwing Shapes later this year, Tread Softly is a heartfelt song that speaks of the pain that comes with unrequited love. A real and raw ballad that is a credit to her passion for traditional Irish music, Emily’s crisp and delicate vocals alongside a blissful blend of piano and string arrangements, gives the song an undeniable radiation of purity.
Produced in Belfast by Pete Wallace and mixed by three-time Grammy Award winning producer/mixer David Bottrill, her Throwing Shapes features guest performances by true stars in the firmament of Irish folk music, whistle and flute player Brian Finnegan from the band Flook and guitarist Marty Barry.
Mixing the old with the new, Emily’s genre spanning music is fueled by mellow, electro beats whilst also maintaining pure folk melodies and lyrical depth that resonates the sentiments of artists like Birdy and Bon Iver.