Loud Sounds 41
Cover photo: ANJXLXE
"Loud Sounds" are some of the best new tracks we've found. We are coming back with the 41st installment of the series.
ANJXLXE – Feel it (Kevin-Dave Remix)

Montreal-based R&B songstress ANJXLXE (pronounced Anne-Julie) comes back with a vibey remix of her track Feel It from DJ and producer Kevin-Dave, another Montreal native. She describes the result as a "perfect song to drive to on the pacific coast highway during sunset hour". And we totally agree. The song is melodic, moody and soulful and would be a perfect fit for any alt R&B playlist.

I released my debut single 'Feel it' last year. I wanted to do something fun, easy, seductive.. that feeling you have when you just met someone you like.. when you get butterflies and feel in that 'honeymoon' phase.

I've been wanting to give this song a new life and more soul so I collaborated with Kevin-Dave, producer and DJ from my city. I feel like these easy laid back and soulful colors really align with my personality and where I'm at in my life right now.
Moonkay – Smothered

Moonkay is the project of Londoner Jordan Barritt whose music we've covered earlier. His unique style bridges the gap between moody electronica akin to Forest Swords and the sophisticated soul of James Blake and Sampha. His new song Smothered is notable for its vocal polyphony and the use of voice to create synth-like textures.

The basis for Smothered was creating something that focused around the use of voice. The track has far more lyrics than any of my previous tracks, and things like the initial synth and lead synth in the middle of the song are all made up of vocal samples going through heavy effects. As far as the lyrics go, i'm a very big believer in self-healing, and the lyrics of this song are the output of some of my personal reflections and feelings over the past 3 months.

I took a lot of inspiration from artists like Sampha and James Blake as far as my vocal delivery went. I really wanted to take their kind of sound and feed a bit more aggression into it.
Check out his earlier stuff as well.
King Monday – Lifeyz

King Monday's short and catchy Lifeyz with its effortless raps navigating a cold but groovy beat that keeps seamlessly morphing and shifting is a perfect example of forward-thinking UK rap. The track with its "assertive chorus... emphasises how I'm unapologetically trying to be me now. Not fit in to a certain collective or friendship group. I've come to terms with this path that I'm on and how I can create the environments that bring me peace," says the artist.