Perhaps one of my favourite aspects of writing for music is the chance to discover new and interesting artists. From up-and-coming rap moguls to alternate and laidback tunes, the month of June has seen a slew of music releases from new discoveries. From our old favourites however and in case you’re up for a long read, we spoke with Run The Jewels on the trial and tribulations of making music with a political agenda while in a slower change of pace, we also spoke to British-born Bruno Major for details on his new music.
In May as we saw the lifting of restrictions Down Under, dance tracks were on the agenda, now we’re broadening our horizons with fresh artists to change things up. This is who and what is on ICON’s music playlist for June.
‘take my hand’ remix by torren foot
What struck me about in-demand remix producer Torren Foot is his ability to take an already-great track and make it an absolute banger. Just two weeks after releasing a remix of Yung Bae’s ‘Bad Boy’, Foot dropped ‘Take My Hand’ by Lastlings, the perfect track to a Friday night.
‘cHANGED UP’ by IIICONIC
Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, iiiConic is set to be one of the country’s most successful hip hop exports if his latest single, ‘Changed Up’ is anything to go by. Inspired by his trip home to Ghana in West Africa, this is by far his most dynamic track to-date.
‘On My Mind’ by STEVAN
In a slight change of pace, Wollongong artist Stevan, is another Australian local destined for the world stage. ‘On My Mind’ forms part of his brand new mixtape Just Kids which combines lyric-heavy rap sequences, electric pop sensibilities and chilled out melodies for easy listening and music perfect for concentrating in the home office.
‘a few brief moments’ by yoste
I would be lying if I said that I hadn’t been listening to new EP, A Few Brief Moments by Yoste all weekend after it landed in my inbox late last week. You wouldn’t think all of his music was made in a small bedroom with secondhand music gear. But it’s this sense of minimalism which makes Yoste so unique. Our favourite track is ‘You Can’t Fix Me’.
‘Yesteryear’ by Cosmo’s Midnight
Music duo Cosmo’s Midnight cemented their cool and alternate reputation in 2018 following the release of What Comes Next. Since then the boys behind the dance-worthy tracks have released a slew of fun music, one single being a collaboration with Ruel. This month was the hotly-anticipated single ‘Yesteryear’.