More beautiful piano balladry from the SBTRKT collaborator.
While part of me wants to hear Sampha only on SBTRKT-style electronica, the man’s sweet voice can definitely carry any kind of tune and the kind he’s been making as a solo artist, with this year’s Dual EP was largely soulful piano music. It’s a sound he continues to explore on the new double A-side… Read more »
Posted on November 13th, 2013
Cork soul singer Brian Deady goes old-skool with some doo wop.
Cork soul singer Brian Deady is back with ‘Lightning & Thunder’ a new single with classic doo woop vibes. It’s up on iTunes now. Deady does doo wop covers including Hall and Oates’ ‘I Can’t OG For That’ and Return Of The Mack: Plenty more Doo Wop covers on Deady’s Soundcloud page.
Posted on November 5th, 2013
Sultry pitch-shifted R&B from a Londoner produced by Kwes and Dave Okumu.
Kwes and The Invisible’s Dave Okumu have teamed up to produce the debut four-track EP from Rosie Lowe, a London-based multi-instrumentalist who was previously heard on Lil Silva’s track ‘No Doubt’. Lowe has a chameleon voice, one that sits between traditional male and female pitches yet also has the ability to push sultry R&B /… Read more »
Posted on November 5th, 2013
Electronic-soul, atmospheric piano and a big falsetto lead McMorrow's comeback.
With James Vincent McMorrow’s second album Post Tropical on the way in early 2014 (January 10th) and his tour dates selling well, the timing is right to hear a track from it. And what a track. James can often be found on Twitter, extoling the virtues of music as varied as D’Angelo to Fiona Apple… Read more »
Posted on October 16th, 2013
Elements of disco and sampled electronica mark Jungle out as a modern take on The Avalanches' sound
Every Friday, I’ll publish my new tracks and artist picks of the week as featured in the Irish Independent’s Day & Night Magazine. Follow Day & Night on Twitter and Facebook for more and pick up the paper to see my entire column this week including a Netflix film of the week and why Lorde… Read more »
Posted on October 11th, 2013
The LA singer with the Aaliyah voice enlists Girl Unit, Nguzunguzu, Jam City and more to make the case for the future of R&B electronic music.
Los Angeles has been home to some of electronic music’s more groundbreaking artists in recent years like Flying Lotus and his Brainfeeder label. Deeper underground, you have Fade To Mind, a record label with a roster whose sole purpose could be described as music to make your head spin. Trading in sharp irregular dancefloor rhythms,… Read more »
Posted on October 7th, 2013
Extra-terrestrial R&B pop, '80s charmers and English rockers do 'Hold On We're Going Home'.
Every Friday, I’ll publish my new music picks of the week as featured in the Irish Independent’s Day & Night Magazine in print. Follow Day & Night on Twitter and Facebook. FKA Twigs There’s not that much genuinely provocative music out there these days despite what Gaga and Miley might think. But then FKA Twigs… Read more »
Posted on September 20th, 2013
Beyoncé's sister dances in Houston.
I’ve seen Solange play two different shows/festivals this year – South By South West in Texas and Glastonbury in the UK and while she’s a great performer and ‘Losing You’ is an absolute JAM, I don’t think she’s quite ready for the big-time, or what she’s aiming for at least, yet. A lot of her… Read more »
Posted on September 18th, 2013
Cassie flips Kendrick Lamar, Laura Welsh gives out to her fellah and Bondax still look really young.
Every Friday, I’ll publish my new music picks of the week as featured in the Irish Independent’s Day & Night Magazine in print. Follow Day & Night on Twitter and Facebook. Bondax – Giving It All (Joe Goddard remix) Like Disclosure before them, Bondax’s Adam Kaye (born in 94) and George Townsend (born in 93)… Read more »
Posted on September 13th, 2013