Featured artist: Kyan

KyanforwebThe sound of R&B has morphed through several incarnations.

From the sixties stomp of the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds to the contemporary variety defined by the likes of Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones, the genre has been in a constant state of flux.

Move forward to 2014 and there are a whole new wave of British artists giving the genre another twist and new definition. The likes of Jessie Ware, Young Turks’ Sampha and now Kyan are spearheading a whole pack of young artists with fresh ideas, brilliant voices and an eye on chart success.

UK vocalist, producer and songwriter Kyan is one of the newest and arguably most exciting voices on the block.

Described by the Fader magazine as a British Frank Ocean the lead track from his EP has already raised a number of ears, due to blending futuristic studio techniques with a grasp of what makes for a great song. His raw talent, particularly apparent on the idea filled Rosetta, has not gone unnoticed. Fade to Mind boss and LA DJ and producer Kingdom has already taken time out to remix him while London Grammar have asked him out on tour. He’s going places. And fast…

Kyan’s EP is out now and catch him at the Great Escape Festival in May…


Check out the video for Rosetta below…