Welcome to Weekly Roundup #6, where we give a summary of the latest additions to our “Frosted Beats” Spotify Playlist. Updated every weekend, it is the ultimate curation of the coldest sounds from Ireland. Make sure to give it a follow to stay up to date.
Gaptoof Ft. Kojaque – Dreamcatcher
County: Cork / Dublin
Frosted Fact: Both Gaptoof and Kojaque are members of the growing Soft Boy Records collective, which boasts some of the best musical talent the country has to offer.
Instagram: @gaptoof & @ogkojaque
JyellowL – On the Estate
Frosted Fact: JyellowL possesses a degree in politics from UCD. This educational background leaks through in his music as he explores important social subject matters that impact the youth. For example, his single “Tek Time” discusses the glorification of crime.
Isaac Nelson – Mood Fades
Frosted Fact: Formerly known as Bobby Basil, Isaac Nelson has chosen to reinvent himself under a new name and has immediately become one to watch following this storming single.
Chuks X Rose9 – Facts
Frosted Fact: Both artists on this track are members of Avenue9 (AV9), a group that has become well-renowned for its hard-hitting drill music.
Instagram: @chuks9ine & @rose9nine
God Knows Ft. Strange Boy, Hazey Haze, Citrus Fresh, Gavin Da Vinci & Denise Chaila – Who’s Asking? Remix
Frosted Fact: This crazy collaboration sees the “southwest all-stars” unite. God Knows, who won the 2016 RTÉ Choice Music Prize for “Best Irish Album” with Rusangano Family, recruited the help of PX Music and Denise Chalia to assemble the top artists from Limerick for this absolute banger.
Instagram: @godknowsmc, @strange.boy.theweirdo, @is_mise_hazey, @citrus_fresh_ & @denisechaila
Andre Fazaz Ft. Evans Junior X SKARZ – No Cap
Genre: R&B / Trap
County: Dublin / Longford / London
Frosted Fact: Andre Fazaz and Evans Junior are no strangers. They first released a song together back in 2017 entitled “Adore You”. Since then, they have continued to join forces on tracks such as “Take You Right There” and “Hold You Down”, before linking up with Skarz from London on “No Cap”.
Instagram: @andrefazaz, @thatboyevansjr & @_skarzofficial
Orla Carmen – Blitzed
Genre: Neo Soul
Frosted Fact: Despite singing for several years, Orla is only just emerging as an artist now, with “Blitzed” being her official debut single. However, she has previously amassed 180,000 views on YouTube for her covers of “Dancing On My Own” and “We All Try”. Expect to hear her name much more throughout this year with a 6 track EP on the way. Watch this space.
49th & Main X Travis – Party Alone
Genre: Trap / Hip-Hop
County: Kilkenny / Dublin
Frosted Fact: 49th & Main are newcomers to the scene. The pair comprises of Paddy King and Ben O’Sullivan, who has previously released music as a solo artist. This outstanding first effort, which features our very own “Cold Room” host, Travis, will act as the lead single for their debut EP that is due to drop this Friday. Stay tuned.
Instagram: @49thandmain & @travisinih
C.O.B Ft. Nealo – What on Earth?
County: Kildare / Dublin
Frosted Fact: After becoming friends through their admiration of each other’s work, C.O.B supported Nealo at his sold out headline show in The Grand Social last September before releasing this collab. The duo are a perfect example of how music can bring people together.
Instagram: @cob_the_dude_ & @nealodasilla
CARSTEN2X – New Phone
Genre: Indie / Alternative Hip-Hop
Frosted Fact: We have yet another fresh face making an entrance to the scene. CARSTEN2X is half Irish and half Danish but was raised in Dublin. At just 21-years-old, he is a man of many talents as he can not only both sing as well as rap, but is also a songwriter and producer to top it off. Keep your eyes peeled for what he has in store next.