SClusive Premiere: Little Simz x Waldo - "Mandarin Oranges" (prod. Sango) | New Music

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Let's kick off the first monday of 2014 with a special collaboration from three of the hottest new talents from both sides of the Atlantic who will be making major moves over the next 12 months.Read more


SClusive Premiere: Lea-Anna - Take Control [Mixtape] | Stream/Download

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It's been a quiet year for promising London hailing Dancehall and R&B singer-songwriter Lea-Anna, following a few releases that caught fire in the dancehall world in 2012 she only released one track this year, but today she returns with a vengeance an drops off her debut mixtape Take Control.Read more


SClusive Premiere: Jacob Banks - "I Was Made For You" (Live Performance) | Video

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It's been an eventful twelve months for Jacob Banks, who was one of our SoulCulture 13 For 13 artists tipped for big things this year.Read more


SClusive Premiere: BBHollogramz - '13' [FreeEP] | Stream/Download

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We are definitely good place in time with the amount of musically creative talent oozing out of the Big Smoke, and throwing her gloves into the arena today is newcomer BBHollogramz with her debut EP 13.Read more


SClusive Premiere: Ayanna Witter-Johnson - "Black Panther" | Music Video

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Following a number of years of putting in her 10,000 hours as part of a number of large ensembles, British soul and folk singer-songwriter, accomplished cellist and musician Ayanna Witter-Johnson is set to take center stage with her forthcoming EP Black Panther and today she gives us the green light to SClusively bring you the official visual accompaniment to the project's title track.Read more


SClusive Premiere: Ill Blu vs Lorde - "Fantasy (Royals Remix)" | New Music

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After giving us their dance floor ready take on Drake's “Hold On, We’re Going Home” a few weeks ago, London hailing production duo Ill Blu bring us the second instalment in their series of social network powered remixes.Read more


SClusive Premiere: Kwabs - "Last Stand" (prod. SOHN) | New Music

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After impressing us to no end with his debut outing "Spirit Fade", a perfect combination soulfully rich vocals, vividly emotive lyrics and heavenly instrumentation, Kwabs today grants us the pleasure of SClusively premiering "Last Stand" his latest piece of sonic artwork from his forthcoming album. Read more


Little Simz - "Deranged" | Music Video

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It's full steam ahead for the 19 year old wunderkind known as Little Simz.
Following her video for “3000x” featuring two members of her SPACE AGE collective Josh Arcé and Chuck20, her international feature debut on Brooklyn raised rapper/producer MeLo-X‘s “Rich Man”, releasing her critically acclaimed fourth mixtape Blank Canvas via JAY Z‘s very own Life+Times website and receiving co-signs from the likes of Zane Lowe and Sylvia Rhone, the North London raised rapper/musician, actress and star in the making today brings us a video for "Deranged", one of the fan favourites from her latest body of work.Read more


SClusive Premiere: Paigey Cakey - "Same Way" | Music Video

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A young woman of several talents, rapping, singing, acting Hackney native Paigey Cakey has been steadily building her buzz on our screens as well as the radio, having starred in Attack The Block and BBC drama Waterloo Road whilst outpouring a number of buzz tracks and freestyles. Now signed to London label Alwayz Recordings, the 20 year old triple-threat gets down to business with the official video for her debut single, "Same Way." Read more


Interview: Naughty Boy on avoiding the industry, Emeli Sandé's rise & Hotel Cabana

The majority of us were introduced to Naughty Boy's sounds a few years before we ever caught a glimpse of him. Having taught himself to make music from the shed in his parents’ garden on a Watford estate, the British producer and songwriter, real name Shahid Khan, began furnishing homegrown rappers with beats - Bashy, Devlin and Tinie Tempah among them - before connecting with a then little-known Scottish singer, Emeli Sandé.

Their chance meeting led to an engaging musical partnership that resulted in him producing and co-writing all tracks, bar five, on her multi-platinum selling debut Our Version Of Events, which became the UK’s best-selling album of 2012. 18 months on and Naughty Boy’s own album, Hotel Cabana, debuted at number two this summer, tugging Khan to the forefront.

On a mission to delve into the character of the man behind the hits, SoulCulture sat down with Naughty Boy over a tasty curry in Covent Garden to discuss developing his craft, learning from Emeli Sandé, avoiding the industry, growth of the UK music scene and adjusting to prominence. Read more


Interview: Charlie Wilson talks longevity, Kanye West and beating cancer | SoulCulture TV

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From lead singer of the iconic Gap Band to revered solo artist in his own right, with four decades of hard work and success in the music game under his belt R&B legend Charlie Wilson still knows exactly how to get the people going. His latest album, Love, Charlie, was released at the top of the year but it is his constant touring and collaborations with contemporary hit-makers that keep him at the forefront; his recent live TV performances with Kanye West serving undeniable reminders of Wilson's ever-impressive, soulful showmanship, in case you forgot.

In our recent interview, Charlie Wilson discusses staying relevant and inspired, working with Kanye, his admiration for Rihanna and Beyonce, and battling prostate cancer. Watch below. Read more


Hayley Cassidy f/ Tigger The Author - "Still Stay" | SClusive Music Video

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After delivering her free LP Stripped earlier this year, bubbling British R&B singer songwriter Hayley Cassidy returns today with the official music video for her forthcoming single “Still Stay” a collaborative cut with Dcypha Productions (North London hailing rapper Sway's label) signed rapper/singer Tigger Da Author.

The video directed by Aron Gala and DVisionaiir, is a creative narrative that tells the tale of unhealthy relationship in parallel across two different eras and the different and similar ways they deal with a cheating partner and outside interferences, set to an uptempo and entertaining musical backdrop.

You can watch the full video SClusively below and let us know what you think in the C-Section...

Watch: Hayley Cassidy f/ Tigger The Author - "Still Stay"
http://youtu.be/mkSKG9-Db0c

Hayley Cassidy's “Still Stay” will be released on iTunes on October 6th.


SClusive Premiere: Little Simz f/ MeLo-X + Thurz - "Leave It As That (RMX) | New Music

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Little Simz isn't playing right now. After dropping off the video for "3000x", the first taster from her eagerly anticipated mixtape Blank Canvas, and making her international feature debut on Brooklyn rapper/producer MeLo-X's "Rich Man", the hotly tipped North London hailing rapper and songwriter unleashed something new tonight from the forthcoming tape in the form of "Leave It As That (RMX)".

The 19 year old talent jumps across the pond to recruit two emcees from the East and West for the remix of "Leave It As That" (the original version appeared on her XY.ZED mixtape which was released in February), with MeLo-X and California hailing Thurz bringing their unique lyrical stylings to the proceedings while Simz continues to impress with another stellar verse.
The track was premiered moments ago by DJ Semtex on BBC Radio 1xtra and we can now bring the track to you in it's full CDQ glory SClusively below....

Blank Canvas will be released on September 26th.


SClusive Premiere: MeLo-X f/ Little Simz - "Rich Man" (Prod. MeLo-X) | New Music

As we draw closer to the release of GOD:WiFi, the final part of his GOD EP trilogy series which includes the previously released and well received GOD:LoFi and GOD:HiFi, MeLo-X reaches over to our side of the pond to tap into some fresh and exciting talent for the second track taken from the forthcoming EP and has given us the green light to bring it to you guys 1st.Read more


Prose N Percussion: Cashtastic + Slizer + Exo + Leftie #TopBoy Special | SoulCulture TV

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We're BACK! SoulCulture TV is proud to present another episode of our Prose N Percussion series with the one and only Pauli The PSM on the drums. The concept is simple fresh verses and a dope drum beat = Prose N Percussion.

And following the success of our premiere Top Boy special featuring Kano, Ashley Walters, Sway and Scorcher, we are back with a second installment to celebrate the second season of Channel 4's gritty TOP BOY series.

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For this round we got some of the newer faces from the new season, Cashtastic, Shone Romulus aka Slizer and Exo & Leftie from USG together at the Red Bull Studios London to trade bars back to back for your viewing pleasure, with a special intro from Chiefer Appiah aka Top Boy's Ninja. You ready? Lets go!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pYAE3XvALI

Filmed by Kalvadour Peterson and Tom at Red Bull Studios London
Edited By Kalvadour Peterson
Produced By Versetti
Photographs By Bernard Miller
Musical Director: The PSM


SClusive Premiere: PSM x SoulCulture: Love Chops Vol. Two [Mixtape] | Stream/Download

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We have joined forces with drummer extraordinaire, producer, musician and musical director/host of our Prose N Percussion series, PSM, to brighten up your day with the second installment of Love Chops; an hour mix dedicated to delicious dance remixes, heavy bass lines, soul classics and psychedelic wonders.
With no further ado, tuck in below...

Track list: PSM x SoulCulture: LOVE CHOPS VOL. TWO [Mixtape]

Flying Lotus - Sultan's Request
Kanye - Bound 2
Damian Marley - Welcome to Jamrock
Ariana Grande ft Big Sean - Right There
Aronas - Happy Song
Kill Paris - Baby Come Back
Selda-Same - Ince Ince Bir Kar Yagar
Pusha T - Numbers on the boards
Andre 3000 - Airtight Ninja
Björk - Crystalline (Omar Souleyman Remix)
Dorian Concept - Fort Teen
Jay-Z & Kanye West Ft. Frank Ocean - No Church in the Wild
Simon Muschinsky - Activate
Andrew Ashong - Flowers
THESHINING - Tell me im wrong
Karriem Riggins - Tom Toms
LoveJoy - Raisins and Rum
Eric Lau ft. Tawiah - Where to Go
Karriem Riggins - daOOOOOH!!
Drake - The Motto
Bernard Wright - Haboglabotribin
Hot 8 Brass Band - What's My Name
LoveJoy - Love TKO
Robert Glasper Ft. Yasiin Bey - Black Radio
Young Disciples - Apparently Nothin'
Eric Lau feat Oddisee & Olivier St. Louis - Rise Up
Mono/Poly - Needs Deodorant
Kool and The Gang - Hollywood Swinging
THESHINING - Hey You
Emiliana Torrini - Jungle Drum (Jai Paul Remix)
Cameo - Rigor Mortis [12" Version]
Roy Ayers - Don't Stop The Feeling
Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep
J Dilla - Saturday Night
Jay Z - BBC
Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. and Pharrell - Blurred Lines
Jai Paul - Genevieve
Thundercat - Oh Sheit it's X
Cubic Zirconia - Fuck Work (Dam Funk Remix)
Shola Ama - Imagine (Asylum Remix)
Cashmere Cat - Mirror Maru
Calvin Harris feat. feat. Ayah Marar - Thinking About You
Kanye West vs. Tame Impala - Black Skinhead / Elephant (Nate Belasco)
BenZel - Fall In Love
Cashmere Cat - Aurora
NINA SKY - Day Dreaming
Rita Ora - Radioactive (The Flexican Remix)
Swindle ft. Baby Sol & PSM - When I fly
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z - Suit & Tie (Dillon Francis Remix)
Dreams - Bloodsport
Jay Z - Holy Grail (Rell The Soundbender Remix)
Miguel - Do You (Cashmere Cat Remix)