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Currently mid-way through a European tour – no UK dates quite yet, though that could change, with festival appearances booked for the autumn – the Congolese sextet Fulu Miziki‘s first offering from their debut EP offers up an invigorating fusion of psychedelia, R&B and dance music, taking a look at those genres through the lens …

East London’s HUXLXY closed out 2020 on a high with ‘Punk Rock Kids‘, a cinematic affair that mixed buzzing riffs with swaggering R&B and big-room production. Now he’s opening his 2021 account; the year’s half over, so what’s he been up to in the meantime? Putting the finishing touches on a new EP, as it …

An impactful, cradle-to-grave reflection of self, Yaya Bey’s new EP The Things I Can’t Take With Me came together unexpectedly. Bey was set to record her next album when she found herself in the midst of a broken relationship, after which the original project changed direction. Its title refers to her journey of self-reflection, where …

Singer, songwriter, producer and actor, Anthony Hamilton makes an important statement with his new single “Mercy” [feat. Tamika D. Mallory] via his own label My Music Box About the song, he comments,  “I wrote ‘Mercy’ almost a year ago. I wanted to use my ‘man voice.’ It sounds like a guy who is in an honest and vulnerable—but not weak—stance. Have a moment of mercy …

Rising star Greentea Peng rounds off the year with the release of ‘Spells’,  a track first written around the release of her debut EP SENSI and now shared as the perfect send off to 2020.  In her own words: “On a lighter note, to end the year I release spells AKA beg friend. Written around SENSI times, I …

Finish artist Bobby Oroza has teamed up with Timmion Studios house band Cold Diamond and Mink to record a cover of The Shacks tune “Strange Boy” giving it that signature Bobby sound and flipping the title to “Strange Girl” via Big Crown Records Gentle soul from the heart, Strange Girls pairs Oroza’s vocals with softly …

Out right now is the new video for ‘Partner in Crime’, from 20 year old Londoner Nayana IZ. Its the follow up trio her rather brilliant debut EP ‘Smoke Y Fly’, and marks the end of an important year for her. Of the song, she describes it “is about that person you trust most even …

Brought up on a diet of Green Day, Third Eye Blind and Eminem, Arizona brothers Austin and Jagger a.k.a. K.O.A. have released a new single ‘Our Last’, and we’re delighted to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia today. Nowadays more inspired by artists like Lil Peep, Corbin and Bobby Raps, the pair have been working …

STEVIE WONDER has used the occasion of the 36th birthday of his second oldest son, Mumtaz Morris, to release two songs at once. The brace of new tunes are “Can’t Put It in The Hands of Fate” feat. Rapsody, Cordae, Chika, and Busta Rhymes; and “Where Is Our Love Song”, feat. Gary Clark Jr. Released on Wonder’s new label, So What The …

Memorialising the 65th anniversary of Emmett Till’s death (August 28th), ALA.NI is releasing the Adrian Younge produced single ‘Lament for Emmett Till’. The song is a reimagined version of ALA.NI’s sparse, achingly-beautiful song released earlier this summer on July 28th, the eve of what would have been Emmett Till’s 79th birthday. In ‘Lament for Emmett Till’ …