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Korean Hip-Hop / R&B DisKovery – October 2023

We’re back with another Hip-Hop and R&B DisKovery, and October has showered us with impressive newcomers and enticing comebacks. These indie artists have left an indelible mark with their unique sounds and concepts, offering diversity in sound and vibes. Let’s dive right in.

October commenced with LEON‘s album ‘GROWN UP!’. He has been around since 2018, and LEON’s latest offering stands out with its fantastic acoustics and the seamless blend of R&B and Hip-Hop. Two must-listen singles from this album include the captivating opening track ‘CAIRO’ with its amazing acoustic guitar, and ‘TEN,’ a smooth R&B gem adorned with raspy vocals.

You can listen to this release here, and you can follow him on Instagram for clean aesthetics and music updates. 

Viann‘s latest album ‘HAJIMA’ added an edgy touch to October’s hip-hop releases. This album is a musical odyssey, offering a versatile sound and incredible features that take listeners on a journey through impeccable mixing and unexpected yet harmonious compositions. Every track in this release is a gem, making it a non-skip experience. If you’re a fan of hip-hop and deep house music, this album is tailor-made for you. Give it a listen here

Stay updated on Viann’s music releases and collaborations via his instagram

The brand new project, Cosmic Chips, captivated our attention with their debut album ‘Groove Circuit.’ They channel old-school R&B with a touch of jazz, delivering a listening experience that can only be described as exceptionally smooth. Each track adds a unique element to this perfectly crafted mix, and their soulful vocals, coupled with remarkable composition, make this album a captivating journey.

As this project is still fresh, they don’t have an instagram page, but you listen to this release here, and stay tuned for more from this exciting project.

Indie singer Søye graced us with the single ‘Youuuuu,’ featuring Moim. Søye’s music deserves more recognition, and this single is proof of her sweet, fun, and smooth style, brimming with heavenly vocals that tug at the heartstrings. Don’t miss out on this gem; give it a listen here

For candid shots and music updates, be sure to follow Søye on Instagram

Our final DisKovery of the month takes a more indie R&B approach, filled with emotions. We’d like to introduce Coby‘s mini-album ‘In Dreams.’ If you’re in the mood for delicate singing, soulful melodies, and heartfelt emotions, this release is a perfect fit. Immerse yourself in its beauty and listen to the album here.

That’s a wrap for this month’s Hip-Hop and R&B DisKovery. We’ll be back next month with new recommendations, and in the meantime, let us know in the comments which release was your favourite. Stay tuned for more musical discoveries!

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