In typical cyclical fashion, that ’90s R&B sound we all discovered through Atlantic 252 and later, (if you were lucky to have a satellite dish a home), The Lick with Trevor Nelson is making its way back into the charts. Starting back in 2013 with AlunaGeorge’s cover of Montell Jordan’s ‘This Is How We Do… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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Last week’s album of the week bestowed band, the LA-based R&B trio King with their “meticulous, spirited and twilit” R&B sound are heading to Dublin for a date at the Sugar Club. The gig happens on April 1st and tickets are €12.50. Here’s the Facebook event.

Posted on February 17th, 2016

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Thanks to the popularity of acts like London Grammar, there’s been a succession of suavepop R&B acts that have deliberately or otherwise, followed a similar imprint: yearning, rich vocal tones; warm minimal electronic R&B backing and on-point production techniques. Think of The Hics, Mansionair, Aquilo, Klo, George Maple, Wet and Halos to name but a… Read more »

Posted on January 13th, 2015

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Beautifully put-together mix of R&B with dark disco and electronic tracks for Dis Magazine by LA duo NGUZUNGUZU. Between this, The Weeknd and Frank Ocean, R&B is now a jumping off point for some fascinating moves. You’ve probably never heard Brandy, Monica, Ciara, Amerie et al sound like this. Tracklisting below. MP3: NGUZUNGUZU – The… Read more »

Posted on April 12th, 2011

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Have you heard the new Usher song? Listening to the central “melody” of “Dat Girl Right There” is akin to listening to a very squeaky mouse. It’s bizarre, perplexing and just plain don’t work. But Ludacris is on it, so it’ll probably be a major hit. Listen to “Dat Girl Right there” @ Vibe

Posted on November 14th, 2007

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