By Reform Radio
on Mon Jul 25 2022
Welcome back to On Our Radar, a music feature where the Reform team show off their hottest tracks of the week. This week we are exploring the realms of Experimental music, with tune’s to get you in the summer mood.
Rising star Yuné Pinku has just released her first EP. If you are not familiar with Yuné, you want to listen to the first track ‘DC Rot’ to gauge what she’s all about. Born and raised in London, Yuné is making undeniably catchy tunes to dominate your summer activities. Described as the “music for pre-drinking while applying eyeliner”, it’s fair to say her sound has got a mood provoking energy about it. A glimpse of her London upbringing cuts through each track, with London-centric genres like UKG and UK Rave having an audible influence. Through entrancing vocals, strong percussion, fun synthesiser melodies and bouncy UKG rhythms, Yuné proves herself as one artist to look out for this year.
West Londons p-rallel has a new track with Hak Baker and it’s giving off carnival vibes. Starting off as a DJ at parties, p-rallel has firmly secured himself a residency on NTS Radio and is part of the Elevation/Meditation collective alongside artists such as Lord Aphex, touring with established artists such as slowthai. Drawing his inspiration from a range of genres such as Amapiano, Jungle, Rap, R&B, Reggae, Dub, Jazz, Garage and House, you best believe he’s as eclectic as they come.
ROSS FROM FRIENDS
Ross From Friends never disappoints. His latest remix of ‘3210’ by London Rapper Jeshi is built on springy chords that have been making a comeback ever since Bicep released ‘Glue’. As with most of Ross’ tunes, you know it will sound 10X better live. Made for the headline set of a Festival, when dusk is nearing and the music is flowing through your body, surrounded by your nearest and dearest. If you’re booked to see Ross this summer, you’re in for the boogie of your life.
How do we even begin to explain ‘50/50’. I think you best listen to it for yourselves and make your own respective decisions. It’s believed that the duo who make up Jockstrap met at an old music conservatory in London after both studying at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Now the pair are signed to Warp, an experimental Electronic label. Their profound musical backgrounds make an appearance with this new track, showing off their impeccable production skills and avant-garde composing.
Released on Polar Records, a label that showcases music featuring artwork from the LGBTQIA+ community, ‘Hedonistic Tendencies Pt. 2’ follows on from Pt. 1 released back in April. Kiwi’s rise has been short but tremendous, with songs such as ‘Short Tail’ being nominated for DJ Mags best track of the year (huge!). ‘More Raves’ taps into Acid House and Synth-Pop, lurring you in through monotonous instrumental melodies.