BLEND's Monthly Music Radar
By Berkley Moates
“Glitter (feat. Ambré Perkins)” by Keys N Krates
“Sometimes” by Goth Babe
“Right Here” by Dave B.
“Hot Heavy Summer” by Ben Howard, Sylvan Esso
“Underwater” by RÜFÜS DU SOL
“Unos Dos (feat. Jaden Smith)” by ¿Teo?, Jaden Smith
“Drift” by Towkio
“Big Smoke” by Tash Sultana
“Tints (feat. Kendrick Lamar)” By Anderson .Paak, Kendrick Lamar
“If You See Her” by LANY
The young 23-year-old Australian, Tash Sultana, makes her mark on BLEND’s radar this month because of her gritty, passionate music. The ex-drug addict turned busker turned singer-songwriter captures her listeners with a collection of unique beats from different instruments in her solo act. “Big Smoke” off of her most recent album, Flow State, serves your ears with atmospheric guitar notes and golden vocals to zone out and vibe with.
The British singer-songwriter, Ben Howard, takes his talent of storytelling with metaphors and beautiful guitar aesthetics to new heights with one of his latest releases, “Hot Heavy Summer”. The melodic nostalgia his music portrays is evident by the beats and strums carried by intriguing atmospheric instruments. His endless reflection on life and love throughout his music blends perfectly with a cup of hot coffee and a chill in the October air.
The up-and-coming Mexican-Japanese rapper, Towkio, gained his momentum and artistry from his home turf of Chicago.His music takes an adventurous approach on mainstream rap with his first album release, WWW, complimenting 90s soul music and fuzzy beats. His song, “Morning View"", on our radar showcases another side to his artistry as his soft vocals and the sexy, slow chimes in the background instantly transport you to a hammock with autumn leaves falling.