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Artist: Daire Patel feat Aby Coulibaly
Label: Independent via AWAL
Impact date: Out now
ROTD featured date: Monday 18 May 2020

We say

If like us, you have been keeping an eye on the burgeoning Irish hip-hop and R&B scene over the past year or so, you may have heard of emerging artist Daire Patel. A recent addition to the Word Up Collective roster alongside the likes of Tebi Rex and Natalya O'Flaherty, Patel combines a rap feel with a lo-fi bedroom pop sound influenced by the likes of Mac Miller and Frank Ocean. Following up on his previous single, Hold Me Down, which has clocked up over 185k streams since its release on Christmas Day, Patel has now dropped this hypnotic slice of melodic hip-hop. Released on Friday (15 May) and featuring on Spotify UK’s New Music Friday, No Cap, R&B UK, Surface and Spotify & Chill editorial playlists, Sirens is a beautiful blend of soft hip-hop beats and synth flourishes, guided by a gentle piano melody and the contrasting bars of Patel and vocals of Aby Coulibaly. It’s pretty stunning and meaningful. Expect to see this rack up more exposure over the coming weeks with RTE 2FM and BBC Introducing already keen supporters. Not to be missed.   


Live: Annette Udell, Word Up Collective
Management: Phil Udell, Word Up Collective

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We are always looking for future hits and stars - signed and unsigned. To submit music for consideration please send an email with a link to one track and some info to Kevin Marston.

Unfortunately we can't respond personally to all submissions, but we do listen to everything.

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