Raury - "Sunshine" | New Music

17 year old Atlanta, Georgia hailing newcomer Raury is primed to become something special in the current musical environment, and after grabbing our ears and hearts with his debut single "God’s Whisper", the rising star returns with "Sunshine" a self produced taster from his forthcoming debut EP Indigo Child.Read more


BJ the Chicago Kid – A Soulful Christmas EP | Stream

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Soul slinger BJ The Chicago Kid gave his fans an early Christmas gift. Created in just three days with producer Jairus Mozee and engineer Joe Syring, A Soulful Christmas is an instant holiday jam. Read more


The Hics - "Tangle" | Music Video

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Fast rising band The Hics unveil their debut visual for their lead single and title track from their EP "Tangle".

The exciting six-piece band from London, who all met at Pimlico school where they studied classical music and jazz, fuse all the elements they learnt throughout the years, resulting into immaculate display of electronic soul music at it's finest.

The mellow and smooth vibes of the song are captured brilliantly by the mesmerising visuals that perfecting match the beauty of the soundtrack. Watch the full video below...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOvZ3GHRce0


Sebastian Mikael enlists Wale for smooth Al B. Sure!-sampling single "Last Night"

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Bringing it back to the '80s, Swedish R&B newcomer Sebastian Mikael showcases his sublime vocals over the divinely produced Lamb & Bigg D production, smoothly sampling the Al B. Sure! hit single "Night and Day," to deliver an awesome 21st century bedroom hit. Read more


Saidah Baba Talibah - "High" | Music Video

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Toronto's very own Saidah Baba Talibah releases the accompanying visuals for "High," lifted from her debut album (S)Cream. Understated and beautiful, the Charles Wahl directed video features Talibah's silhouette in front of a plain backdrop for its majority thus allowing the Toronto native's vocals to dazzle throughout. Watch below. Read more


Sandra St. Victor - "I Prefer" (prod. Mark de Clive-Lowe) | New Music

Sandra St. VictorThroughout the illustrious career of Sandra St. Victor, the Dallas-born soul singer may have not always garnered the attention her talents merited. Nonetheless, along the journey countless experiences were no doubt gained;  from major label deals to touring the world extensively and collaborative efforts with some of the very best - including Roy Ayers, Chaka Khan, Curtis Mayfield and Prince.

Ahead of the release of the forthcoming album, Oya's Daughter, lauded as potentially her finest work, we're treated to a taster in the form of new single, "I Prefer." Read more


Mide - 'Mainstream' [EP] | Stream

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Following the prior release of the title track, acoustic soul singer Mide follows up the impressive track with his short EP Mainstream.

Blending alternative soul with Gospel and Folk, the British-Nigerian songwriter pens poetic verses of injustice, love and resilience, with each track being seasoned with rich African vocals and woven together by the musician's beautifully crafted guitar strokes.
Available to download on iTunes now, stream Mide's spirited anecdotes below now.

Listen To: Mide - 'Mainstream' [EP]


Raphael Saadiq speaks on Adrian Marcel's '7 Days Of Weak' mixtape [Video]

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Putting out a video to inform fans of what they can expect from new singing sensation Adrian Marcel's upcoming mixtape - 7 Days Of Weak - his mentor Raphael Saadiq breaks down his admiration for his fellow Bay Area artist and keeps listeners informed of what they are about to be gifted with musically.

While Saadiq is supposed to be championing Marcel due to him being his protege and all, the passion and conviction in Saadiq's mannerisms are that of a man who truly believes is what Marcel is doing for music.

Having already given us "Waiting" [as well as the Wale featured remix] and the delightfully smooth "I'm Still", Marcel drops his new mixtape 7 Days Of Weak today at 12:30 EST. Fans of soul, neo soul, R&B, and pretty much any genre that just makes you feel good, need to be sure they lock in here when the tape goes live.

Check out Raphael Saadiq's endorsement below.

http://youtu.be/PqQDpfEUXAw


Cali - "Fatally Yours" | Music Video

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22 year old Seattle native [who re-located to Britain three years ago] Cali releases a video for her emotive single "Fatally Yours" - with a video that doesn't feature her in it, opting instead for a more artistic approach combining typography, images and swirling backgrounds. Read more


Jakwob f/ Maiday - "Fade" | Music Video

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We've been playing this one religiously since it's premiere on Radio 1 in January, and now we get some visuals to accompany the amazing "Fade", the latest single from producer and multi-instrumentalist Jakwob featuring singer-songwriter Maiday (who co-wrote/produced Wretch 32‘s UK Chart topping single “Don’t Go” and has written for likes of Leona Lewis, Josh Kumra and more).
Watch the beautifully shot monochromatic official video below.

Watch: Jakwob f/ Maiday - "Fade" | Music Video
http://youtu.be/NHKTQcDfv9A

“Fade” will be released on March 18th.


Miguel x Kastle - "...All" (Remix) | New Music

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Not sure how I missed this earlier this week, but better late than never ey? Without futher ado, here's some brand remix goodness from San Francisco, California hailing producer Kastle.

Taking on forward-thinking R&B star Miguel's "...All", which originally appeared on his Art Dealer Chic Vol. 2 EP (and then as a bonus track on the UK edition of his critically acclaimed sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream), the genre-bending producer gives the track a smoothed-out, bass heavy treatment, chopping and screwing Miguel's vocal perfectly with some trap elements giving the cut a whole new feel. Get this one on repeat now.

Listen To: Miguel x Kastle - "...All" (Remix)


Arlissa - "Sticks & Stones" | Music Video

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Arlissa set herself a near impossible task after hitting the public consciousness with a debut song "Hard to Love Somebody" featuring arguably the greatest rapper of all time Nas. How was the 21 year old London raised newcomer supposed to follow that up?

Well today she unveiled the official video for her new single "Sticks & Stones" and put my worries to rest. The Roc Nation managed singer-songwriter's new single is a polar opposite of the Nas featuring warm-up, with it's tribal rhythms, driving beat, yodelling backing vocals and evocative lyrics, the earthy pop track is definitely a winning sound for the emerging star.

Coupled with the official video, which was filmed in the Honey Swamp Island in Louisiana, which feels like a scene from Peter Pan's Never Never Land, with Lost Boys' and girls living their lives how they want as part of a carefree magical tribe. Very impressive stuff. Press play below.

http://youtu.be/aSg2lTpmlMI

"Sticks & Stones" will be released on the 3rd of March


Jakwob f/ Maiday - "Fade" | New Music

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After bringing us the genre blending instrumental "Detox" a few days ago, Hereford, UK born producer and multi-instrumentalist Jakwob unveils his first single of 2013 titled "Fade".Read more


Bridget Kelly - "Special Delivery" | Music Video

After giving us an emotional premiere live rendition at the Essence Festival in New Orleans this summer, the Roc Nation signed singing talent Bridget Kelly brings us the official video for her single "Special Delivery".Read more


Bobby Womack: The Bravest Man in the Universe Tour, London | Live Review


Bobby Womack has had a tough 2012. Early on he fought with pneumonia and was then diagnosed with colon cancer in March. Thankfully both were treated successfully, but it would take time to tell what effect both had on a man whose career has spanned more than 50 years. After a few releases in the '90s following his battle with drug addiction and a 2000 Christmas album, the legendary singer took a step back from the limelight, and appeared to fade into what seemed like retirement. That is, until he re-emerged in early 2010 on “Stylo”, Gorillaz’ lead single from their third album Plastic Beach, which also featured Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey.

His work with Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn eventually lead to his first album in 12 years, The Bravest Man in the Universe; a well-received release co-produced by Albarn and XL Recordings owner Richard Russell that retained his soulful roots while embracing emerging genres including dubstep, grime and street bass. At the HMV Forum on November 27, Womack treated fans to a performance that covered both his entire career, and convincingly showed that his talent still has the strength to continue for many years on. Read more


Jacob Banks - "Kids On The Corner" | Music Video


Ladies and gentlefolk, meet 21 year old Birmingham hailing soulful singer and songwriter Jacob Banks.Read more