Ragz Originale makes a strong start to the year with the release of his highly anticipated mixtape WOAH. Singles such as ‘ring out’, ‘OG lullaby’ and ‘brush u’ have created buzz around the multidimensional artist with the likes of Tiffany Calver, Benji B and Jamz Supernova championing his latest work.
The canon of music that features on this project further cements Ragz as a leader of the underground scene with a rich and sophisticated palette, fusing elements of rap, R&B and alternative electronic music. ‘mirrors’ is an atmospheric opener with it’s nuanced soundscapes and dreamy vocals from Laura Groves. ‘OG lullaby’ is a deliciously modern R&B song, in hushed tones Ragz sings about the pitfalls that come with growing success over a timeless yet forward-thinking beat. ‘nightcap’ sees Ragz effortlessly go back and forth with up and coming rapper, John Glacier on what may be one of his catchiest tracks to date whilst the slick ‘send 4 u’ is a moody ode to after hour calls and late night lovers whilst ‘brush u’ is a sultry brand of West African influenced R&B oozing with rich harmonies and island vibes. The futuristic bounce of ‘ring out’ featuring one of London’s latest talents, 24hoursav sees Ragz manoeuvring into exciting new areas with its pulsating deep bass and mystifying sounds with the mixtape closing with the twinkling, dream-like sounds of ‘low frequency’.
Since releasing his debut album Nature in 2018, the only way has been up for the Ivor Novello nominee who has consistently demonstrated his rare ability to make timeless music that’s uncompromised by current musical trends, yet feels easily accessible and sounds fresh with every listen. He has gone on to co-found the innovative Mini Kingz movement with Oscar #Worldpeace and BenjiFlow, a collective putting out some of the most refreshing and exciting music out right now, release an acclaimed, hyper-focused EP, txt ur x which featured a stellar line-up of guest artists such as Sam Wise, Mansur Brown and ELIZA and produced for likes of Skepta, FKA Twigs, SOPHIE and more over the years.
WATCH ‘RING OUT’ VIDEO HERE.
WATCH ‘OG LULLABY’ VIDEO HERE.