Written by Romo Weeks
Illustrated by Prince Pretzel
Our latest Sounds of the Month playlist and accompanied article to keep you up to date with new releases by our favourite artists. Below is just a sneak peek, you can listen to the full playlist here.
Wesley Joseph – Strangers
I’ve been waiting for Wesley Joesph to absolutely blow up for a while now and it seems it’s finally happened. Every song from Ultramarine is incredible but Strangers is my favourite. He’s doing it big for Birmingham and Walsall.
Deb Never – Disassociate
The first song to be released off the upcoming EP Where Have All the Flowers Gone. Every new song that Deb Never brings out is immediately my new favourite song and this is no different. This gives me all the feels.
Dean Blunt – Nil By Mouth
It was so hard to choose which song to include off Black Metal 2 as I think the album’s best listened to in its entirety front to back. Dean Blunt’s hypnotic guitar loops, fuzzy tones and tongue in cheek lyrics come together perfectly in this song.
Mustafa – The Hearse
Taken from the recent album When Smoke Rises; The Hearse is a beautifully written and produced song by Toronto poet and songwriter Mustafa. With production from Jamie xx and Frank Dukes.
Pa Salieu & Slowthai – Glidin’
I have not stopped listening to this song since its release. If this song doesn’t get you amped up, I don’t know what will.
Oklou – Fall (A.G. Cook Remix)
Oklou’s Galore was my favourite album to come out last year, so I was very happy to find out that PC Music label boss and producer, A.G. Cook, had jumped on a remix of Fall. Classic PC Music synths bring a different vibe and structure to the song making a euphoric ballad.
Merca Bae, BK Beats & Braintear Spookie – Salute
I’m a big fan of BK Beats and Merca Bae’s production. I find myself constantly playing both of their music in my sets. This one with Braintear Spookie is absolutely next level.
Skepta, Pop Smoke, A$AP Rocky, Juicy J, Project Pat – Lane Switcha
This song makes me feel really nostalgic. I love Memphis-style rap, Three 6 Mafia, Tommy Wright, Gangsta Boo, Project Pat are all artists that got me into rap music. This song takes me back to that genre.
You can listen to the full playlist on Spotify here.
Romo Weeks is one of MoHo’s longest standing residents, notorious for getting the room going with their expansive knowledge of R&B classics, hip-hop gems and leftfield edits. Birmingham through and through, their sets and productions take inspiration from artists like Shlohmo, Jai Paul and Nicolas Jaar. Whilst at university in London, Romo’s love for DJing and producing took off and they’ve been honing their skills ever since.
Catch Romo’s show on 1020 Radio every second Monday at 11pm and grab Other-Land here.