Five things you should be listening to this weekend (Vol. 16)

Fridays are always a cause for celebration, but even more so this week. This week we finally managed to sell the sofas that have been the bane of my life for the past 5 months. This may not seem like a big deal to you, but I can’t explain how happy I am about it. That, and the fact that I’m heading down to London for a weekend of shenanigans has me in an extra exuberant mood today.

Nick Klein – Paralyzed

Netherlands based duo Nick Klein consists of Nick Klein and Ferdous Dehzad. I can’t help but feel that poor old Ferdous got the rough end of the deal when it came to their name – maybe he was out that day and missed the meeting. After hearing Paralyzed though, I couldn’t care less about what their name is or how they chose it – I’m a fan.

Jimmy Napes – Give It Up

Jimmy Napes has been working away behind the scenes for some time now, co-writing songs for big names such as Sam Smith, Clean Bandit and Disclosure. Well, now it’s time for him to step out the shadows and into the spotlight, as he prepares to release his debut EP, The Making of Me. Give It Up is the first track from this upcoming record, and was produced by none other than Disclosure’s Howard Lawrence. Nice of him to return the favour!

Pell – Runaway

New Orleans rapper Pell was doing the rounds in 2014 and his debut album, Floating While Dreaming, left listeners impressed and wanting more. Critics have drawn similarities between Pell and Kid Cudi, which I don’t think is a bad thing at all, but Pell definitely stands out in his own right.

Sam Gellaitry – Temple

Another shockingly/annoyingly young producer is making waves in the music world, this time in the shape of 17 year old Sam Gellaitry. Sam has already turned out some banging remixes, with Ciara, Kanye, Danny Brown and Jay Z all getting the Gellaitry treatment, but Temple is an original track.

Jay Prince – Polaroids

Jay Prince is flying the flag for UK hip hop right now, and Polaroids is a perfect example of why this London rapper will surely go far. Jay’s smooth, flawless flow reminds me of Kendrick Lamar and if you like Polaroids, I’d recommend going and checking out the rest of his EP, BeFor Our Time.