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The best track from the London singer's yet, from his new EP.

London singer Kwabs (ugh, that name) stood out with his deep voice on last year’s neo-electronic soul track ‘Spirit Fades’. Of late, he’s been working with SOHN on production duties and tracks featured on the Wrong Or Right EP. For the new EP, Pray For Love, out on May 20th, Plan B takes on production… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2014

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Roisin Murphy By Ami Barwell

The first track from her cover of Italian pop hits.

Róisín Murphy will release the Mi Senti EP on May 28th, a six-track collection of Italian pop songs, including five covers of classic pop hits from Italian singers and songwriters, and one original. ‘Ancora Tu’ is from that EP and is a cover of the Lucio Battisti original and finds Murphy is smooth dance diva… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2014

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TALA - 1

Top quality rolling deep synth electronica.

Last week I shared the debut solo track from English/Iranian polymath TĀLĀ on a track called ‘The Duchess’. If you liked that song’s exotic electronic feel, get a load of ‘Serbia’, the debut single proper. The song is a deep and undulating track with an exalted soul hook “You give me that something, just what… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2014

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slime

From a recent free download mixtape also featuring Jeremiah Jae.

Aussie singer George Maple and London producer Slime teamed up this year on ‘Begin to Say’ , a sexy slice of contemporary soulful R&B. They’re at it again on ‘Sonnet’ a track from Slime’s new free download mixtape In The Brickhouse. The mixtape also features the Jeremiah Jae track below. Download the mixtape.

Posted on April 14th, 2014

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mnek

It's pronounced “Em-in-ee-kay” , emkay?

19 year-old 6ft 4″ Uzoechi Osisioma Emenik, MNEK, has been prolific of late as a co-songwriter and singer on tracks from some of the dance acts making a dent on the UK charts – from Rudimental to Little Mix to Gorgon City to Duke Dumont and A*M*E. Well here’s the kid’s chance to shine on… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2014

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Lykke Li – ‘No Rest For The Wicked’

A new video for another big ballad from third album I Never Learn.

As ‘Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone’ and the album trailer suggested, lykke Li’s third album I Never Learn will be heavy on the ballads. ‘No Rest For The Wicked’ is equally immersed in power balladry but with real emotion and without any histrionic bluster. The album is out on May 2nd.

Posted on April 14th, 2014

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weekly

A roundup of this week's best songs with Little Dragon, Ben Khan, Taylor McFerrin, Tune-Yards & more.

OK it’s been a few weeks due to me being away so there’s some songs that are a few weeks old in here. Tracks of the Week playlist 1. Little Dragon – ‘Paris’ Another brilliant single from Nabuma Rubberband. Cannot wait. 2. Ratking – ‘Canal’ A highlight from my album of the week. 3. The Derevolutions –… Read more »

Posted on April 11th, 2014

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indiana

A near-future synth/electro pop hit.

Nottingham soul/pop singer Indiana is back with a new single on April 20th, her first single signing with Sony. A stream of it came out a couple of months ago and the track is being touted as a soon-to-be chart hit (thanks Shazam). Lots of support from BBC Radio One, Rinse FM on Youtube and… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2014

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