Many Voices playlist: Conducta, Yves Tumor, Kenzie TTH and more
As we head further into winter and with the arrival of new lockdown restrictions, we’re all after things to keep our minds occupied. Some turn to Netflix and boxsets, while others (like me) rely on new music to stay motivated and keep energy levels as high as possible. Thankfully, musicians around the world are continuing to deliver the goods even against the backdrop of a turbulent and wholly unpredictable year.
As part of my Many Voices project, I’ve been looking at the experiences of underrepresented voices in Scottish arts and culture. As a fun side element to this, I’ve been curating a weekly soundtrack of sorts, made up exclusively of music by artists of colour. As well as being a great opportunity for me to share some new acts and fresh releases, it’s a way to spotlight the sounds that are keeping my company. Here are this week’s picks and as always, expect a mix of genres, countries and sounds.
Tierra Whack: Peppers and Onions
Conducta: Time (feat. JGrrey)
shiv: Letting You Know
Yves Tumor: Kerosene!
Kali Uchis, Jowell & Randy: te pongo mal(prendelo)
Shirazee, Sarz: AFRICAN IN NEW YORK
Haviah Mighty: Atlantic
Kenzie TTH: Needed More
Asiahn: Get Away
Jayla Darden: Let You Go
Vivian Green: Love Song
Sun-El Musician, Ami Faku: Mandinaye
Loyle Carner: Yesterday
Tom The Mail Man: Faceless
Loski: Flavour (with Stormzy)
POORSTACY, Travis Barker: Nothing Left
K CAMP: ARI
Pa Salieu: Energy (feat. Mahalia)
Valerie June: You And I
Daniyel: Lost Ones
daydream Masi: Animal Style
TSHA, Ell Murphy: Renegade
Hope Tala, Aminé: Cherries
Jazmine Sullivan: The First Noel (feat. Cory Henry)
To listen to all the tracks that have appeared on this playlist so far, check out the Many Voices archive.
Photo is Haviah Mighty: image credit Yung Yemi