Vanessa J Powell

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Apple Cherry
New Music Aug 5  |  

Jasper Sommer – “Apple Cherry”

Jasper Sommer delivers a new rendition of Nao‘s sassy-soul infused single, “Apple Cherry,” bypassing the sensual aura present in the original. Instead, he has drenched his rework with his potent yet distinguishable sound. The magnetism of this refurbished track channels it away from the soul-infused vibe of the original. Instead, he brings out an alter-ego, allowing the audience to . . .

The Living Dead - Realness
New Music Jun 22  |  

The Living Dead – “Realness”

United Kingdom dwelling duo The Living Dead summon their self-produced track, “Realness.” This record is a gritty, legitimate account of life from their perspective; a flip reversal of what society generally perceives as important. The parallel universe painted by The Living Dead portrays a small fragment of the journey in life they have embarked on. . . .

Jasper Sommer
New Music Jun 16  |  

Jasper Sommer – “ENTER: THE WOODS” (EP)

Jasper Sommer is a reclusive naturist with a idealistic vision to change the landscape of the world we live in today with his music and art. Spawned from the depths of Derbyshire, Sommer has attained a multifaceted skill set that has helped him mold the unorthodox, underlying framework of his music – something which earned him . . .


Selvsse Discusses His “Rituals” EP & Creative Process (Interview)

South Londoner Selvsse has released some exquisite sounds over the past year. With the release of his Rituals EP via Souletiquette, he grabbed our attention once more. I jumped at the chance to talk to him further about his production process. I spoke to him via Skype and immediately caught the vibes from his home studio. Selvsse greeted us with a smile. Already zoning out . . .

J Warner
New Music May 1  |  

J Warner – “EST. 1990” (EP)

Disturbing London‘s J Warner has released his EP, EST. 1990. Working alongside other Londoners such as Wretch 32 and Kojey Radical, he is definitely one to keep an ear out for. The UK r&b scene is full of talent, but J Warner stands poised to make his mark. Stream J Warner’s EST. 1990 below.

Love Again
New Music Apr 23  |  

Ta-ku – “Love Again” ft. JMSN & Sango

Australian producer Ta-ku is known for his respected presence on SoundCloud, thanks to his uplifting remixes. Now, he slows it down and releases his first single, “Love Again,” from his upcoming EP, Songs To Make Up To. Accompanied by Detroit singer JMSN‘s harmonizing vocals and additional production from Sango, this song is definitely one to sit back . . .

Jamilah Barry
New Music Apr 22  |  

Jamilah Barry – “Silly Q’s” ft. Jack Nichols-Marcy

We caught a glimpse of talented, Leeds-born East Londoner Jamilah Barry earlier this year with her feature on Nii’s “Scarlet.” Now she presents us with “Silly Q’s,” a beautifully crafted song which she produced alongside North London artist Jack Nichols-Marcy, who mixed and mastered the song. Watch out for a glimpse of Jamilah’s seductive French singing. Stream “Silly Q’s” below.


Learn About London Creative Kojey Radical and Watch His “Bambu” Video

London-based poet, creative director, and artist Kojey Radical has nothing but creative flair oozing out of him. As soon as we caught ear that he’d be releasing a video for his eccentric single, “Bambu,” we reached out to find out more about the man behind the music. The video was directed by Kojey himself alongside Most Popular Human and The Rest, a . . .

sober thoughts

GoldLink – “Sober Thoughts” (Video)

Goldlink releases a new video for “Sober Thoughts,” his Kaytranada-produced single that released back in May 2014. GoldLink sets off the party scene with a dope visual directed by Shomi Patwary, co-founder of the creative collective Illusive Media, which is based in Virginia Beach. This video just might set up “Sober Thoughts” for another successful run on our warm weather playlists. Watch . . .

New Music Mar 29  |  

Skepta – “Nasty” (Video)

Skepta has been killing it this year, from Kanye cosigns to collaborating with the Flatbush Zombies on “RedEye to Paris.” Recently, Skepta released a simple video for “Nasty,” including some targeted lyrics calling out Devilman for snitching, over a tense, futuristic beat. Devilman has held a grudge since 2013, when Skepta beat him in a battle. . . .


Producer EllegaS Talks Social Media, Pokémon and Sam Gellaitry (Interview)

We’re Soundcloud enthusiasts over here at Artistic Manifesto, so it’s only right that when you find a new low-key producer doing his thing you pay homage. I would like to introduce to you Tenerife native, Pokémon lover and producer EllegaS. I had a moment to get to really know him and see what his music is about. Here are . . .

Bonkaz – “Rollin” ft. Renz (Video Premiere)

Bonkaz showcases charisma both on and off the stage with a new, one-take rehearsal music video for “Rollin.” “Rollin” is the fourth track off ofN.B.A – No Boys Allowed, a five-track collaborative EP with fellow London native Renz. In regards to “Rollin,” Bonkaz explained, “it was the day before NewGenLive, we were rehearsing, Ray Fiasco had the camera. The end.” We’re happy . . .

We Don't Wanna Be
New Music Mar 10  |  

Maverick Sabre – “We Don’t Wanna Be” ft. Joey Badass (Video)

Maverick Sabre and Joey Badass return with “​a voice for what’s going on in our world” directed by Drew Cox and produced by Ryan Elliott the pair set the scene in the streets of London and Brooklyn in a black and white visual as they act out the important message portrayed in this tune. Maverick explains: “Me . . .

New Music Mar 9  |  

Captpizza – “Time After Time (Remix)”

It’s always refreshing scrolling through Soundcloud. Sometimes we find some of our favorite old school classics, pushed into a electronic, futuristic new age by creative musicians. This is what Captpizza has done for us with his “Time After Time” Remix.  Stream Captpizza’s “Time After Time” remix below. Hear more of Captpizza’s music here

this side
New Music Mar 9  |  

A$AP Ferg – “This Side” ft. YG (Video)

A$AP Ferg and YG are giving us an insight on their side of life in their new video, “This Side,” which features footage from Ferg and YG’s recent joint tour. These two are due to be back on tour starting on April 24th. For tickets and more information please click here. Watch “This Side” below. (WorldStarHipHop)