JOIN THE JAZZ LEAGUE
Your weird uncle’s favourite genre gets an urban upgrade
This is your man. He fuses house, jazz and gentle trap with sultry vocals – his back catalogue can soundtrack all sorts of chilled nights in…
Check out: His show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire,* or his YouTube Colors session.
You need Mancunian monarch of trap-jazz IAMDDB. She mixes hiphop and sass-dripping lyrics – and is about to blow up.
Check out: IAMDDB Unscripted, the YouTube series charting her success.
You’ll like urban jazz with a side of pop soul. Try Ibeyi, AKA twins Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz. (They were in Beyoncé’s Lemonade video.)
Check out: Their latest album, Ash, and European tour, from late September.
BLUE LAB BEATS
That get-together you’re planning is begging to be accompanied by Blue Lab Beats, a north-London duo who specialise in jazztronica (jazz and electronica, FYI). Check out: Oooo Lala, taken from debut album Xover.