Each week, Music Week profiles a red hot, brand new artist. This week, it's Manchester's IAMDDB, who looks set for a huge 2018...
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Label: Union IV Recordings
Management: Union IV Recordings
Who: Singer, songwriter and musical polymath Diana De Brito (DDB, geddit?).
What: The word jazz comes up a lot when describing IAMDDB’s music, but as September’s Hoodrich Vol. 3 EP showed, that doesn’t quite cut it. Trap, soul, R&B, samba and more combine in IAMDDB’s intoxicating sound.
Where: Manchester, la la la.
Maybe, but it’s very listenable. The beautiful thing about De Brito’s records is that you slip in and out of them effortlessly, and that’s largely down to her deeply soulful vocals. If you were excited about the likes of Ray Blk and Jorja Smith this time last year, prepare to swoon once more.
Sounds Like Someone’s set for a big 2018?
It’s looking increasingly likely. IAMDDB hasn’t signed a record deal yet, but the support from radio and press has been consistent and lavish at this point.
I’ll keep an eye out, then…
A few months ago, IAMDDB told Beats 1’s Julie Adenuga, “I need to smash it in the UK”. We’ve been warned…