A bumpin’ soulful electronic pop jam from a new London musician.
Kate Stewart is a young producer and singer who’s caught my attention recently thanks to the track ‘Close Enough’. A singer who puts across an expressive personality in her vocals, she’s had a couple of decent tracks online produced by Karma Kid along with collab with TCTS and Oliver Heldens’ on his high-streaming ‘Last All Night’.
‘Close Enough’ is the impetus for why you’re reading this, a sleeky sexy Snakehips-style soulful electronic beat and Stewart’s vocal leaving the impression that there’s much more come.
A jazz-trained Brit School alumni.
Billie Black is a name who is on a lot of UK industry lips at the moment. The story goes that the West London student of Guildhall School of Music gained experienc at singing jazz in pubs for college money. That followed her teenage years where she sang with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and went to the Brit School, home of so many recent musicians like Adele, Katy B and Amy Winehouse.
She was less experienced in writing songs, a thing she first shared publicly this June after working with producers Modyn.
That turned out to be a good idea as her first three tracks were all over the Hype Machine and her first gig lead to a publishing deal with Warner Chappell, an appearance on a Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood compilation and support slot with R&B Brooklynites Wet.