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Galway sensation Melanin Tee kicks off 2023 with ‘Real Facts’ taken from her newly announced EP Mixed Personalities slated to drop in May. Penned by Melanin—the track received its debut when showcased as a freestyle on Reprezent with Laughta. The braggadocious cut sees Melanin power her way through 3lackondabeat’s Drill instrumental with a “flow too clean” that makes her one of the coldest in the game. ‘Real Facts’ was mixed and mastered by Dave Kody, and is set to receive a visual treatment courtesy of JMC, which will serve to reflect her exuberant confidence.

Melbourne-based multi-talent NIASHA enters a new era of main character energy with her latest single ‘MOVE’, a hip hop track that calls out the naysayers who have stood in her way. Harnessing her pent-up impatience towards industry gatekeepers, ‘MOVE’ offers up an unwavering sense of power that radiates throughout the track. While it serves as a message to those who have been an obstruction to her greatness, the record also marks the beginning of a new era – NIASHA’s journey towards creating a lasting impression on the world. On what influenced the record, NIASHA says, “I had been going through a lot of disheartening experiences within my personal and professional life. I realised a part of the problem was that I wasn’t speaking my truth and lacked assertiveness. This record allowed me to put pen to paper and utilise ‘NIASHA’ as an entity that speaks her mind, telling everyone to move out of the way.” Produced by BLUM, ‘MOVE’ channels an energy that makes it impossible to turn away from, finding its excellence in the stark contrast between resonant bass, rising synths and angelic backing-vocals. With distortion throughout the vocals that echo as though they are being delivered through a megaphone, the track sustains a military-like steadiness, inevitably inviting the listener to rally behind the movement.

Crae Wolf returns in style with her hypnotic new single ‘DND’. The “Drill With A Thrill” rapper combines an element of Afro fusion which gives us a glimpse into the “thrill” side of her sound. Masterfully produced by Z3NA, the track allows the MOBO Unsung star room to showcase her rapping and singing talents to full effect. Effortlessly switching from bars to melodic crooning in her trademark sultry style. Crae Wolf glides on this brooding, cinematic yet fantastical soundscape, all of which marries together in perfect harmony to captivate our ears.

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