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Having risen to prominence as one of Australia’s most in-demand beatmakers, Ta-ku is back with new project Please Wait, in collaboration with Canadian artist matt mcwaters.

Following on from the recently released “Flight 99” single, Please Wait share the new single “Rush” today. The track is taken from their upcoming “Black & White” EP. This time the duo enlists the vocal performance of New Zealand singer-songwriter alayna and on it, we hear a tale of heartbreak which is interspersed by moody strings and electronic elements.

Meryem Aboulouafa is a Moroccan singer/songwriter that recently signed to the Animal 63 label (home to among others The Blaze). She’s also recently finished an album together with acclaimed French producers Para One and Ojard on which the emphasis is placed on her voice but not just her voice in a technical and musical sense but also her voice as a modern Moroccan woman, musician, and poet.

The sublime and breathtakingly beautiful track “Breath Of Roma” is the first taste from the album.

French-Cameroonian rapper Mikano just released his new single “Silhouette”.

“It celebrates the female beauty in all its diversity. The word ‘Silhouette’ entails an outline with a featureless interior, we can see it’s a woman, but we can’t see her skin colour”.

The single is the first instalment off his forthcoming mixtape, “Melting Balloons” slated for release early 2020. The track is produced by up and coming Parisian producer Sutus, and mixes a pop-driven afrobeat melody with trap-tinged beats.

“I wanted to create a genre-blending track, unifying different music cultures, the African element with British and American styles,”