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10 Albums to get you through Summer feat Kendrick Lamar, Sampha, Jacob Banks and Bishop Briggs.

Words by Marvin Maddix


  1. Kendrick Lamar, “Damn” is probably one of the most anticipated albums of 2017 With Lamar’s laid back vibes but hard hitting lyrics this has got to be one of the best albums of 2017 so far.

Release Date: April 14, 2017
Record Label: Top Dawg Entertainment

2. New pop star Zara Larsson’s 2017 release “So Good” has kept us in the vibe of summer since its debut and now we’re even more excited to grab a cocktail and hear these summer vibe tunes as our backdrop.

Record Label: Record Company TEN, Epic Records
Release Date: March 17, 2017

3. Sampha Sisay acknowledged by Drake, Solange and Frank Ocean this year took time to create his own masterpiece. ‘Process’ isn’t your typical summer album but we feel it’s vibe might just be right to get you through those summer nights and festival days. 

Release Date: February 3, 2017
Record Label: Young Turks

4. Kehlani Parrish aka Kehlani’s First official album release ‘SweetSexySavage’ sees R&B rising star really come into her own. She channel early 90’s vibe which for us is pure nostalgia. 

Release Date: January 27, 2017

Record Label: TSNI / Atlantic



5. She just keeps it real and raw, Mila J with her smooth vocals is so understated but we never get enough. Her new offering “Dopamine” is a 13 track , roof off, hair in the wind kinda album.

Release Date: April 7, 2017
Record Label: Silent Partner Ent

6.This might have been released last year, but a year on, we still can’t believe how fresh Nao’s “For All We Know” debut feels.

Record label: Little Tokyo Recordings
Release date: 29 Jul, 2016


7. New Release Shamir, “Hope” makes it to our list for his reinvention and new sound. Shamir’s Ratchet, released in 2015 has kept him under the FGUK radar and Hope is a truly fresh listen.

Record label: Self Release
Release date: 18 April, 2017


8. British soul singer Jacob Banks’ Shine bright On his new EP ‘The Boy Who Cried Freedom’. If these 5 soulful tracks is anything to go by his debut album due this fall will be an epic listen.

Record label: Interscope
Release date: 20 April, 2017


9. The new self-titled record by Arca is a night time listen. The record, which follows his 2015 album Mutant sets great foundations with its debut track Piel.

Record label: XL Recordings
Release date: 7 April, 2017

10. Sarah Grace McLaughlin aka Bishop Briggs is a British musician we think you might just fall in love with.  Her self-titled EP is day-dreamy and true blend of hip-hop beats, gospel vocals and raw soul.

Record label: Teleport Records
Release date: April, 2017



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