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Syd – ‘Nothing From Somethin’
From the excellent debut album from The Internet’s Syd, who makes sensual modern R&B feel easy. ‘Nothing From Somethin’ is my current favourite.
Missy Elliott – ‘I’m Better’ featuring Lamb
Every now and again, Missy Elliott returns to claim your ears for a long weekend and provide talented kids with songs to dance to. ‘I’m Better’ is a Missy jam of the highest order. Get low.
Bolis Pupul – ‘Wei’
Sampha – ‘Kora Sings’
Current highlight from the long-awaited debut album from Sampha. More on the album.
Dirty Projectors feat. DAWN – ‘Cool Your Haart’
The DPs’ forthcoming self-titled album hets its most pop and most intriguing moment yet with ‘Cool Your Heart’ a collaboration with D∆WN Richards. “An anthem against co-dependency and about feeling cool by yourself”, the song (and video) leads by example. Tyondai Braxton helped out on the production and Mauro Refosco “brings the Bahia beat.”
Soulé – ‘Good Life’
Dublin singer Soulé’s debut single ‘Love No More’ made a big enough impression locally that is was nominated for an Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year. And it’s easy to hear why. Soulé is one of the most promising new artists in the soul, R&B and pop sphere in Ireland and to further prove it she has dropped her follow up single ‘Good Life’, a song inspired by ’90s house, 2step and garage.
Joshua Burnside – ‘Tunnels Pt.2’
Ephrata‘s lead single ‘Tunnels Pt.2’ is awash with urgency, imagination and immediacy.