Etta Bond is known and loved for her soulful British vocal and straight-talking attitude. Inspired by the likes of Jill Scott, Billie Holiday, and Etta James, her songwriting finesse, coupled with her powerful delivery is teeming with a vulnerability and honesty that will warm even the coldest heart. Championed by The Guardian as a ‘skinhead soul princess’, she has been named one of their Future 50 rising stars to watch, as well as being tipped by The Fader in their list of 10 UK R&B Artists ‘You Need To Know About’. Etta can already boast an impressive list of collaborations that include SiR, Wretch 32, Labrinth, Avelino, Tom Misch, Kojey Radical and more. With further plaudits coming from Annie Mac, Julie Adenuga, Jamz Supernova, MistaJam, and DJ Target. 2018 will see Etta release a body of work like never before, entering new territories and exploring new concepts, with no boundaries.

Etta Bond Links: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Watch the official music video for ‘Let Me Hit It’ below:

As the UK hip hop and grime scenes continue to cultivate a growing number of homegrown gems, Kofi Stone is a rapper hotly-tipped to become one of its breakout stars.

Following on from his critically-acclaimed releases “Stories in Pyjamas”, “Nothin’ ain’t Free” and “Daddy Don’t Want This” across 2017 – picking up support on tastemakers GRM Daily, Linkup TV, COMPLEX, HIGHSNOBIETY and Consequence of Sound amongst others – Kofi continues to carve his own lane as one of the UK’s most vibrant and naturally gifted young emcees.

Bringing the kind of classic, conscious, golden-era sound beloved to both sides of the Atlantic, Kofi tempers it with a nuanced lyrical invention and bounce that brings serious and thrilling comparisons to some of the best in the UK game. Deemed 2018’s answer to cult icons Hawk House, this is a truly special artist whose live performances continue to mark him out as an undeniable talent.

Kofi Stone Links: Facebook | Twitter | Spotify

Watch the official music video for ‘Nothing Ain’t Free’ below:

Dee Ajayi encourages love, self-love and positivity in her debut single Finishing Touches. Noticeably in her own world of infinite energy; her aura desirable, Dee Ajayi’s soft, soul-baring voice carries with it a beautiful message. Dee Ajayi is now in the releasing stages of her solo projects; an organic body of sound that best captures her bright aura and healing intentions; with influence from the likes of Lauryn Hill, Jamie Woon and Amel Larrieux.

Dee Ajayi Links: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Watch the official music video for ‘Finishing Touches’ below: