Hailing from South Carolina, concept artist M3staken (M3) has ended his trilogy of albums with Rain. After the releases of Apex and Water Colors, which announced the eccentric style of M3 to the world, he has continued in much the same vein with the latest record.
Although Apex experimented with a hint of classical piano, juxtaposed with M3staken’s fracturing producer style, the second and third records focus on complicated beats and a haunting ambience.
Although M3staken takes inspiration from contemporary acts such as Joey Bada$$, Jamie XX and FKA Twigs, these influences are mere hints that the talented young producer draws upon when concocting his complex style of music.
As the last piece of M3’s trilogy, he notes that this is the album that has meant the most to him due to its conclusive nature that seems to summarise his style. M3 commented that Rain is ‘loosely connected to my two previous works and it is primarily a collection of my personal favourite songs’.
Urban artist KADI is releasing her empowering new single ‘Turn U On’, after having worked with Moorish Delta 7, Baby J and supporting Omar. Her new track pushes forward a powerful message all through an R&B, hip-hop and pop tinted lens.
Lauren Hill’s style and talents are just one inspiration for KADI who is looking to empower women by showing them that they don’t need to adhere to the stereotypical conventions of the media. KADI believes that the music industry portrays an image where “having a big ass or showing your breasts gets you attention” but this is not a healthy image in KADI’s view.
‘Turn U On’ comes from a time when KADI was living in New York and a producer of hers told her to conform to this idea. She refused, and the outcome has been ‘Turn U On’.