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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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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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Beautiful jazz electronica from the Brainfeeder musician and son of Bobby.

Brooklyn musical polymath (producer, composer, pianist, DJ and live musician) Taylor McFerrin (son of Bobby – ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’) will release his debut LP Early Riser on Brainfeeder in June and much like Flying Lotus, his influences are firmly in the realm of soul, jazz, hip-hop and electronica. His debut has been long in… Read more »

Posted on April 9th, 2014

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A Swedish/American brooding electro-pop collab.

Two upcoming artists, Swedish pop male Erik Hassle (who has written for Shakira) and American R&B singer Tinashe team up for a perfect synergy of both worlds with some horn-featuring hip-hop production and lyrics about a woman who is like alcohol. Totally worth the hassle.

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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Bright and poppy new track from Krell's forthcoming “What Is This Heart?” album.

Where his recent utterly-brilliant track ‘Words I Don’t Remember’ went for atmospheric R&B, Tom Krell’s new one ‘Repeat Pleasure’ has a more upbeat pop feel to it. It’s the second song from his “What Is This Heart?” album, announced today for release on June 20th by Weird World. The album was inspired by Prince, Lou… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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Watch the video for the R&B vocoder pop track from this Swedish/American singer.

‘Don’t Wait’, the debut single from American/Swedish singer Mapei which came out last year was supported by remixes featuring Chance The Rapper, Giraffage and Kingdom. The lady also appeared on Flying Lotus’ recent Ideas + Drafts + Loops mixtape. The video for the R&B vocoder pop track just dropped. Peek above.

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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All about this rising 25 year-old singer.

New York-based singer Niia (pronounced “Nye-a” ) came to my attention through the wonderful hazy track ‘Generation Blue’. Her debut single ‘Made For You’ had a video directed by Tony Kaye (American History X and a Johnny Cash video amongst others) which featured lots of sex dolls and she does a wonderful cover of Majical… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

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Alt-J R&B? Whatever you call it, it's good.

Glass Animals were one of my favourite bands at SXSW this year. I liked them so much I went to see them twice. They feel like a band on the brink, they already have great songs, they are already great live and they already have something a bit special going on – namely supremely constructed… Read more »

Posted on April 1st, 2014

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The slick R&B pop band get their debut album release date.

After the news that Woman’s Hour signed to Secret Canadian, today comes the news that the London/Kendal band will release that debut on July 11th. The album is called Conversations and the band have shared the silky smooth title track. The four-piece’s debut will feature previously-released tracks ‘To The End’, ‘Our Love Has No Rhythm’,… Read more »

Posted on April 1st, 2014

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