‘Unstoppable’ might be a career best for Lianne. Time spent hanging out with Prince seems to have rubbed off on La Havas who is making infinitely more interesting music right now with a new confidence – see her dancing in the video for further example. It’ll be interesting to see if she follows through on… Read more »

Posted on May 13th, 2015

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The New York trio Wet (http://kanyewet.biz/) are one of the most promising acts who make music in the atmospheric electronic R&B vein in the last couple of years. The band, Kelly Zutrau, Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow, have a debut album coming this year on National Anthem and Columbia Records called Don’t You in the… Read more »

Posted on April 22nd, 2015

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LA duo Made In Heights dropped two fine singles in ‘Panther’ and ‘Ghosts’ last year, Sabzi and Kelsey Bulkin have a new album coming next month called Forgiveness and they’ve given us a listen to the title track – a synth-gilded electronic pop song with beats that bang and vocals that pop. HUH. Made In… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2015

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International man of new music, Brighton-based producer and songwriter Noah Sacré came to my attention last November. Speelburg’s new song, You Got Another Thing Coming (If The Only Thing That’s On Your Mind Is Me)’ continues the run of once-off singles worthy of your ears with a string and bright note-assisted nodding beat and the… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2015

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  DJ and producer iZem knows how to make Latin-flavoured electronic music that beats and bumps with a brightness and sunny disposition. In December, the sometime Dublin/Lisbon-based DJ ‘Sadeo’ featuring local talent Feather. iZem has an album on the way called Hafa and he’s been picked up for plays on KCRW and Giles Peterson (naturally, this… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2015

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Kelela is releasing a deluxe vinyl version of her Cut 4 Me mixtape on Fade To Mind next month but the LA singer also has a new EP called Hallucinogen on the way too. The EP was entirely produced by Arca who Kelela met “on a boat” in 2012. “We sought one another out across… Read more »

Posted on March 5th, 2015

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Andreya Triana is a name you’ll recognise from her vocal collaborations with Flying Lotus Bonobo and Lapalux. The Londoner is a former RBMA attendee and has been biding her time over the last few years since releasing her debut album Lost Where I Belong on Ninja Tune. Now she’s ready for her second album, Giants,… Read more »

Posted on February 3rd, 2015

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From the very first time I heard Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’ back in November, I couldn’t help but admire the influences the pair were mining for the track. Particularly, I’m thinking 80s funk: whether it’s the Minneapolis funk pioneered by Prince along with Morris Day and The Time or the vocoder electro-funk… Read more »

Posted on January 21st, 2015

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Thanks to the popularity of acts like London Grammar, there’s been a succession of suavepop R&B acts that have deliberately or otherwise, followed a similar imprint: yearning, rich vocal tones; warm minimal electronic R&B backing and on-point production techniques. Think of The Hics, Mansionair, Aquilo, Klo, George Maple, Wet and Halos to name but a… Read more »

Posted on January 13th, 2015

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Chance The Rapper isn’t going a regular route in his musical journey. He’s been playing with his live band The Social Experiment ( Chance with Donnie Trumpet, Peter Cottontale, and Nate Fox) and the has a free record with them on the way called Surf before the end of the year. It’s the trumpet player,… Read more »

Posted on November 26th, 2014

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Following their redux version of ‘F For You’ from Disclosure’s debut album Settle, the Lawrence brothers teamed up once again on some tracks on her upcoming The London Sessions release, which will also feature Sam Smith, Naughty Boy and Emili snoorefest Sandé. You have have already heard ‘Right Now’, their first collab for the album…. Read more »

Posted on November 20th, 2014

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LA duo Made In Heights, producer Sabzi and vocalist Kelsey Bulkin have had a couple of fine tracks this year. Their latest ‘Panther’ is a confident step up into a more defined R&B soul mood with Bulkin sharing her desire for a partner while cello provides some mournful tones. The song is on Spotify . Made In Heights… Read more »

Posted on November 19th, 2014

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The Australian George Maple has guested on records from Slime and Flume (sounds like a crap comedy duo?) but the London-based singer has returned to her solo output, after some CMJ shows in New York last month. ‘Vacant Space’, is the title track from her debut EP for Future Classic, and it does the zeitgeist… Read more »

Posted on November 12th, 2014

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