Skream – You Know, Right?
Heavily supported by the likes of Annie Mac and Jackmaster, ‘You Know, Right?’ has been a huge success for Skream since its emergence; the simple vocals and breakbeat percussions are so stimulating and the track itself brings so much energy.
Amy Winehouse – ‘Me and Mr Jones’
The queen of soul made a mark with this Jazz track back in 2006, and I’m still continually playing it. Amy’s iconic voice and the 1950’s vibe melt into each other to create a musical masterpiece. The song was originally meant to be titled ‘Fuckery’ and its lyrics are powerful and honest, with Amy describing her doubts about her relationship – believed to be with Nasir Jones. Amy’s tracks will never cease to impress.
Bryson Tiller – ‘Don’t’
This track was released in May 2015 and Tiller has since grown in popularity. The song sees Bryson trying to catch a girl who is mistreated by her lover, and it’s noted as the pinnacle of his career, receiving over 20 million plays on his SoundCloud in under a year.
Chase and Status ft. Liam Bailey – ‘Blind Faith’
One of my all-time favourite songs, Chase and Status’ production collaborates with Bailey’s soulful voice effortlessly. The music video gives homage to British culture of the 90s and the song itself brings so much vibrance and power. I saw the duo play the song at Ministry of Sound in London and it made the atmosphere even more electrifying.
Beyoncé – Sorry
This empowering track comes from Beyoncé’s latest album, ‘Lemonade’. With the intro opening up dark and slow, it transitions into a distinctive R&B beat that combines with the lyrics to undeniably ooze sass. The track is sure to make anyone feel better about a break-up.