Harrow native Emmavie makes smooth, soulful electronic infused hip hop that has already got BBC Radio 1Xtra, Paper Magazine and Oprah Winfrey in a spin. She takes the reins for this week's playlist here.

  • By Lucy Doyle
  • 26 Jan 2018
  • min read
Harrow native Emmavie is a self-taught RnB wonder whose electronic infused hip hop has already seen her crowned by BBC Radio 1Xtra in their Best of British series and Paper Magazine namecheck her in their ‘10 Rising UK RnB Acts You Need To Jump On'.

Smooth, soulful and dripping with delicious harmonies, her blissful sonics take inspiration from The Neptunes, Erykah Badu and Dorian Concept and contain echoes of hip hop soul queen, Mary J Blige.

She’s already supported the likes of Jon B and Eric Bellinger, while the track You Love Em, a collaboration with ROMderful, featured on Oprah Winfrey’s drama series, Queen Sugar.

Ahead of her forthcoming London shows (put 31 January at The Jazz Cafe and 1 February at Birthdays in your calendar, stat) she takes the reins for this week's playlist.

Tune in below to the cosmic sounds she's currently playing out in her DJ sets...

New Freezer - Rich The Kid
Kendrick takes every song up to a 10 out of 10.

One More Time - Musiq Soulchild
We don't deserve Musiq Soulchild.

In Orbit - Theo Croker
Cosmic astro sexy jazz groove.

Anita (T-Pain Remix) - Smino
This song grew wings.

In n Out
A playful song by my friends and I.

Kompany - Monte Booker, Smino, Phoelix
The new Outkast.

Selfish - Sylvan LaCue
Triple threat Sylvan always has a message.

Facts - H.E.R
My favourite artist of the year.

Tepid Soul - Poppy Adjudha
A gorgeous soulful vibe from one of London's finest.

On My Mind - Dornik
Future Michael Jackson.

Somebody Else - Fatima
Queen Fatima strikes again.