Preeya Kalidas – “Love Between Us”

Classic, Hindi, R&B, Soul, UK, UK Asian

Score: 8.8

If you can ignore the pointless low-budget video – and we suggest you do just that – try to focus on this stunning new number from Preeya Kalidas, collaborating with Davinche to devastating effect. It feels strange to say out loud, but bizarrely enough it wouldn’t be hyperbole to suggest that this is reminiscent of that glorious Aaliyah/Missy/Timbaland triumvirate. The airy vocals from Kalidas are perfectly understated; the production from Davinche is incredible; the melodies will infiltrate your brain; and it is all delivered with just the right balance.  Well done, Preeya. (Reviewed by Jesal)


Sam Khan – “Rider”

Grime, Hip Hop, Mixtape, Rap, UK

Here’s a short but stinging effort from Sam Khan, possibly one of his best. The bars hit hard over a great Davinche beat, and he manages to combine emotional resonance with great punchlines in a manner he doesn’t always successfully achieve (“Fall Back” aside).