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After collaborating with the likes of Beyoncé, FKA Twigs and Run The Jewels, Boots has turned his attention to his own solo work. A debut album AQUΛRIA is coming on November 13th on Columbia records and the title track featuring Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors just dropped. It’s a percussive handclap-lead track with growling synths with dark… Read more »

Posted on August 25th, 2015

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As a keen visual artist as well as musician, it’s no surprise that FKA Twigs new EP M3LL155X has four videos for five of the release’s tracks, all directed by the lady herself. The EP features the recently debuted ‘Figure 8’, the already-released video for ‘Glass & Patron’ along with the brilliantly twisted ‘I’m Your… Read more »

Posted on August 14th, 2015

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As fans of Lisa Hannigan will know, the lady’s breath-filled voice is one of her main draws. While she’s no stranger to collaboration having started her career with Damien Rice and many others, we’ve never heard her singing over some smooth electronic R&B, which her tones are very suited to. R I T U A… Read more »

Posted on August 5th, 2015

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I don’t think we can pretend to be too surprised that Alessia Cara won big with her debut US TV performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, knowing that she is signed to Def Jam and her debut track ‘Here’ is built on a solid Isaac Hayes sample. Still, with only one track in… Read more »

Posted on July 30th, 2015

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The French Cuban twins Ibeyi have been playing their own inspired cover of Jay Electronica’s ‘Better In Tune With the Infinite’ live over the last year or so. ‘Exhibit Diaz’ was yesterday premiered on Apple’s Beats 1 radio and is the recorded version of that song. It’s on Spotify and Apple Music and for sale… Read more »

Posted on July 29th, 2015

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Cork’s Brian Deady has proved himself to be a fine vocalist, and one with variety as recently demonstrated by his a capella doo-wop covers and his original soulful music. For his newest track ‘A Darkness’, there’s a change afoot. Deady is delving deeper, and coming up with the heartfelt goods. Check out the track which… Read more »

Posted on July 27th, 2015

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It’s become increasingly harder for new artists to stand out in the field of R&B, such has the genre become so overwhelmed with a new style that relies on electronic production and the rise and fall dynamics that can be achieved with synth filters and drops. The Los Angeles singer Gallant has been one such… Read more »

Posted on July 1st, 2015

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I remained largely immune to the music of Shura, the BBC Sound of 2015 shortlisted artist. I had sort of dismissed her music as lacking and more about industry hype – her songs thus far fit into the trend for gossamer beautifully-sounding R&B but didn’t catch. ‘White Light’ shatters that perception for me. It’s a… Read more »

Posted on June 11th, 2015

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Odd Future affiliated group The Internet, Syd Bennett, Mat Martians and band are back with a new album called Ego Death on June 30th and it sounds like the start of something clean, focused and real from them. Ego Death will feature guests like Janelle Monae, Vic Mensa, Kaytranada, Tyler, The Creator and more. ‘Special… Read more »

Posted on June 3rd, 2015

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