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Fifty Fifty, Passed

Alex Gough:

Alex Gough is a 21 year old Drummer/Producer/Rapper hailing from Waterford, Ireland. One of the most talked about artists of the new rising Irish music scene, and drumming since the age of 6, he quickly became a well-respected master of his craft and soon turned his hand to producing while also attending the prestigious ‘Cork School of Music’. 2018 saw his first proper outing as a solo artist with the experimental ‘The Infomercial Tape’ EP and hugely popular ‘Afraidofmoney.’


Netherlands-based Sudanese singer and songwriter Gaidaa accesses soul in its purest form through organic R&B punctuated by acoustic instrumentation and lyrics laced with raw vulnerability. Putting up over 1 million streams independently and garnering support from COLORS, The FADER, Schön! Magazine, and more, the rising songstress holds nothing back on her 2020 debut EP, Overture. Growing up between The Netherlands and Sudan, she immediately gravitated towards music as a way to do just that. Her father performed in a popular Sudanese group, which she describes as “some kind of Sudanese political One Direction”. At the same time, she discovered the likes of Lauryn Hill and India Arie and picked up some instruments. She taught herself how to play piano and praticed on a three-string guitar, while also diligently honing her vocals and posting covers to social media. In 2017, Gaidaa’s Kehlani cover caught the attention of producer Full Crate. Together, they cooked up “A Storm On A Summer’s Day”, which amassed nearly 7 million total streams to date. Leaving University, she dove headfirst into music and soon after in 2019, COLORS invited her to record “Morning Blue” at their studio as part of a bigger project shedding light on the political/social climate in Sudan. The title references the #BlueForSudan campaign, encouraging social media users to change their profile pictures to blue in solidarity with Sudan and in honor of a protesting victim who favored the color steel blue. On its heels, “I Like Trouble” quickly crossed 100K Spotify streams as The Fader dubbed it a “Trojan Horse for disobedience”. Along the way, she started assembling her latest project Overture. She heralds the project with the first single “Falling Higher”. A steady beat simmers as her voice stretches from laidback verses into a falsetto-driven hook. The track illuminates the scope of her scorching signature style. In the end, Gaidaa’s soul shines on Overture.




Fifty Session ⎮ Yong Yello x Gaidaa