Repost Rewind Vol. II: Grammy nominees to bedroom beat-makers
If you missed the inaugural edition last month and are wondering what you’ve clicked onto, Repost Rewind is a monthly celebration of artists who use Repost by SoundCloud and the music they distribute with us.
Composed entirely of our artist community’s creations, each one is hand-foraged by us on SoundCloud’s QC team for your listening pleasure.
So kick off your shoes, close a few tabs and enjoy the sounds.
Alice Smith – “The Meaning”
The QC team was spellbound by the artistry and sound of Alice Smith. Already Grammy-nominated with a global fanbase, she skillfully blends blues, gospel, soul and pop on the top of carefully crafted orchestral arrangements.
Powerful, and emotionally loaded, there’s a whole lotta depth in her spine-tingling and soul-stirring sound and lyricism.
For fans of: Alicia Keys, Laura Mvula, Jessie Ware
Stacey Barthe – “Shoot“
Stacey Barthe is the SECOND grammy-nominated singer-songwriter to feature in this month’s edition. Having written for the likes of Britney, Katy Perry and Rihanna, the sky’s the limit for this world-class songwriter.
Her latest release “Shoot” captures the anger, pain and fear felt by Black communities in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests. An of-the-moment pop song that cries out for freedom, justice and change.
For fans of: Estelle, Kelly Rowland, Miley Cyrus
Hippie Tribe – “May Flowers”
New York’s Hippie Tribe floats ambiguously along a few genre lines, with a pop sensibility running centrally through a myriad of influences (they cite artists like Sia, Toro y Moi, Lauryn Hill, Bob Marley, Frank Ocean & Lil Wayne in their bio alone).
A refreshingly musical take on modern trap/SoundCloud rap/whatever you wanna call it.
For fans of: Young Fathers, Blood Orange, Wiz Khalifa
Señoj – “Running”
Coming from a city celebrated for its genre-bending hip-hop and soul, Atlanta native Señoj is the latest artist to prick our ears from this musical hotspot. With an alluring style of modish R&B, her enchanting vocals set the perfect tone for a contemporary pop song. With a sound akin to Ariana Grande, Señoj is a new pop diva bound to make her mark.
For fans of: Ariana Grande, NAO, Sinead Harnett
Marshall Vincent – “Radio Silence”
Soaring, spacious leftfield pop from Berlin-based Marshall Vincent. With a vocal tone reminiscent of Tindersticks at times gliding over gracious, deceptively simple melodies, “Radio Silence” is a neat little ditty made for the airwaves.
For fans of: James Blake, The XX, Sufjan Stevens
Noodles (Groove Chronicles) – “Incredible”
“Legend” is a term bandied out often, but Groove Chronicles work (with the mighty El-B) was seminal in the formation of the darker side of UK garage, laying the foundation for dubstep & providing inspiration to seminal figures like Burial.
Once referred to as “the Gallagher brothers of UK garage,” Groove Chronicles went their separate ways and Noodles continues to fly the flag for the more stripped-back side of their sound.
For fans of: El-B, Steve Gurley, Ghost
Tlim Shug – “Honesty”
Part of the excellent Low Income Squad label’s back catalogue of compilations featuring a host of international producers, we’re particularly into this melancholy, lofi breezer by Tlim Shug.
For fans of: Florian Kupfer, Delroy Edwards, Terekke
Jada Nycole Ellise – “Friendzone ‘99”
With the relatability and candor of a Destiny’s Child classic, Jada’s vocals are both seductive and emotionally honest. Her rich and honeyed tones skim across a head-bopping beat, as “Friendzone ’99” perfectly paints the picture of a modern day break-up.
For fans of: Greentea Peng, Baby Rose, Ama Lou
Jay Creative – “Intro”
We wouldn’t normally highlight the intro as the standout track for an album, but this one from Peckham’s Jay Creative lures you in instantly.
A stylistic throwback to the white-hot UK hip hop scene of the 00’s – ft. that timeless combo of liquid wordplay and sonically sumptuous instrumental.
For fans of: Jehst, Foreign Beggars, Klashnekoff
SharmonJarmon! – “Open Up”
Unembellished and minimalistic, it’s SharmonJarmon!’s warm and husky vocals that take center stage here. “Open Up” stirs excitement for new beginnings as SharmonJarmon! adds depth and intensity though her layered vocals while also delivering us positivity and light in her lyricism.
For fans of: Madison McFerrin, Lianne La Havas, Yazmin Lacey
All tracks are taken from creators using Repost by SoundCloud to distribute their work. We listen to every submission, so if your track passes quality checks & our team likes what they hear, it’s eligible to be selected in future editions.