Toby TomTom Provides Perfect Antidote To Winter Blues With ‘Born 2 Be Free’


As the days get shorter and the cold weather well and truly sets in, we all have to work harder to keep our spirits lifted during the humdrum of daily life. Here to give you a little boost up into those beautiful soundclouds is ‘Born 2 Be Free’, the debut single from Toby TomTom.

Toby TomTom is one of those people that we should all attempt to emulate: infectiously upbeat and positive, with a big personality and an even bigger heart.

‘Born 2 Be Free’ is a spiritual extension of Toby TomTom, a distillation of his optimism. Inspired by his hope for his youngest son (and, by extension, all children), “Born 2 Be Free” reminds us all that love conquers fear and we have the right, and most importantly, possess the fight to be free.

While most artists are influenced, rather naturally, by other musicians, Toby TomTom also draws upon the words and deeds of motivational figures such as Bruce Lee and Muhammed Ali, which further sharpens the inspirational edge to his music.

So if you’re ever feeling at all blue, this winter or otherwise, then head over to soundcloud and give ‘Born 2 Be Free’ a whirl. We guarantee you’ll be walking with a spring in your step for hours after.

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Quadri Continues His Line of Fire with New Track ‘White Denim’

Rap, Uncategorized

If ‘Fire‘ announced Quadri’s arrival into the rap world, ‘White Denim‘ sees him accelerating past the competition. Opting for a Giggs-esque flow, the rapper’s prowling delivery and low electronics lend an ominous feeling to the track. While his debut track dealt in big, bold claims, ‘White Denim’ sees the South London MC relax into his flow, oozing in an unspoken confidence.

Listen to the track on Urban Radar’s Spotify playlist below.

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‘Recycle Your Regrets’ by Chase The River

Folk, Uncategorized

Check out the new album from Irish folk artist, Chase The River, entitled ‘Recycle Your Regrets’.

Having gone through a series of unfortunate events in recent years, CTR has formed a highly introspective album that displays his songwriting talents at their best.

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New single from Ciqala: ‘Caving’

Alternative, Electronica, Uncategorized

Check out the new single from alternative-electronic artist, Ciqala, entitled ‘Caving’ here!

Ciqala is the new musical vehicle of Israeli artist and singer-songwriter, Yafit Rahamim-Fleisher, who has teamed up with producer Shai Pelled to form their dark and evocative electro-rock single, ‘Caving’. Well worth a listen!



‘With You’ by J.J Leone

Pop, Soul, Uncategorized

Check out the latest single from Norwich based singer-songwriter, J.J Leone! Fusing acoustic guitar with R&B influences and J.J’s signature soulful vocals, ‘With You’ is a infectious number you won’t be able to listen to just once.

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‘Down The Aisle’ by Music Theory

Pop, Uncategorized

In recent years, pop music seems to have diverged into so many different sub-categories that the base genre of ‘pop music’ doesn’t really exist anymore. However, up and coming Egyptian artist, Music Theory, is changing all of that with his brand of honest ‘pop’ music.

Music Theory writes about the typical topics you would expect: love, loss – that sort of thing. But in a musical world where most songs these days are about getting drunk or debaucherous activity, in some ways it’s refreshing to hear something as simply written as Music Theory’s ‘Down The Aisle’.

The talented artist admits himself that his music falls into the mainstream category, but this is perhaps the most admirable thing about his music; he isn’t trying to form his own ‘niche’ or anything like that, just write good music.

‘Down The Aisle’ is a touching love song driven by an enchanting melody and infectious vocals that pave the way for a highly memorable chorus.

The visionary artist has even started a blog to tell the story of his rise in the music industry which you can check out here:


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Jake Aldridge – ‘Fireman’


Jake Aldridge is somebody who puts his heart into the music he creates. The way he captivates the listener with his confident lyrics and emotional themes contained within his music. Aldridge has been building a strong head of steam thus far. He has gone to number 1 on Zone Radio’s Top 40 Charts, regular airtime on Play Boy TV and featuring on Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing Mixtape.

With ‘Fireman’ the rapper collaborates with singer-songwriter Lisa Ambrose, who won Battle of the Bandstands, which is presented BBC Radio 1’s Rob the Bank. The essence of the song is really the story behind it. ‘Fireman’ is all about losing somebody you love in life. Aldridge unfortunately knows this all too well. He lost his father when he was age 11; the song has a strong emotional impact that can really reap through the listeners once they are aware of this personal tragedy.

Originally not having a musical bloodline, he got into after his father’s death as a form of therapy. You can see how he became a skilled and well crafted lyricist with ‘Fireman’ as they flow smoothly and the evidence of mastering rap is there.  The track is produced to a high standard; it is ballad-esque RnB fused with hip-hop. Lisa Ambrose gracefully holds her own in the unforgettable chorus. Aldridge finds peace in being able to express his personal feeling within his music; it’s similar to his inspiration of Tupac Shakur and Dr.Dre.  If he is able to carry on being produced by Bristol based Ninety II, then we can expect a polished catalogue of songs.

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‘Run’ by Tony Banks

Hip Hop, house, Rap, Uncategorized

‘Run’ is the infectious new track from Brooklyn musician Tony Banks, who fuses a potent combination of house, dance and hip-hop that is carving his own space in the music industry.

EarthTone and JwlB also feature on the track, where Tony exhibits some of his best raps alongside a pulsating beat that echoes the title of the song.

Tony is an artist who takes inspiration from all over the musical world, but most notably, Missy Elliot, Michael Jackson and Andre 3000. As a result, Banks has formed a style like nothing you’ve ever heard before. Tony himself describes his sound as ‘Move ya feet, feel good’ music and it is easy to see why upon listening to ‘Run’.

‘Run’ is taken from Tony’s upcoming EP, Yes Homo.


Upcoming musician and producer M3staken merges classical, electronic and hip-hop styles in ‘Apex’.


Upcoming artist and music producer M3staken (M3) releases his new soundtrack album titled ‘Apex’. The 8-track collection of instrumental hip-hop features original productions with an experimental twist. Taking inspiration from the likes of Joey Bada$$, FKA Twigs and Jamie xx, M3’s unique style fuses classical, hip-hop and electronic styles.