Now we’ve all heard of auto-tune rapper T-Pain, but who knew he was such a skilled singer. Makes you wonder why he doesn’t throw out the gimmick right this instant.
Given that it has brought him to where he is at the moment. Lets be honest though…al this guy needs is a Fender rhodes and a microphone. T-Pain’s Tiny Desk concert on NPR is nothing short from amazing I tell you! They asked him if he would be kind enough to grace the Tiny Desk without any embellishment or effects to show what’s really made his career: his voice. He performs three songs that sound so different, yet beautiful to us.
“Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’)”
“Up Down (Do This All Day)”
They say that every 20 years or so things make it back into fashion. Nineties R&B has been more than hot this year and one of the new ladies on the block is Rochelle Jordan.
Poor Rojo has apparently been through her fair share of heartbreak and now the talented singer/songwriter doesn’t know how to trust anymore. She decided to be a “Playa 4 Life” at least that’s what her her first single featuring IAMSU off the upcoming album “1021” suggests. Not only does this number symbolize her birthday, it also tells the story Rojo has been through. The track was produced by Jay Ant with additional programming by KLSH.
Looking forward to hearing more R&B ladies like Rochelle Jordan and Rachel Foxx since I have fond memories of the nineties and the smooth love-making music it birthed.
Jessie Ware might not be an artist you would expect to see on our little music site. When Robin Hannibal is involved musically, you know we’re all over it.
In 2013 Jessie Ware recorded this demo at the Red Bull Studios in London called “12” that did not make it onto “Tough Love”. Robin Hannibal co-wrote the song and produced it together with Salva. What Paul Salva from Frite Nite Records? On guitars we hear Joel Van Dijk and Jessie’s gentle vocals are the icing on the cake.
Indulge yourself and revel in some midnight delight. Oh and what a gift to be able to download this beauty in wave quality for free.
To commemorate the release of his new OG Cool (Red October Edition) Beanie, Scolla decided to release this song he did together with Skewby from Memphis. The production was done by Mindlabs and iRocksays with additional production by DrewsThatDude.
Nowadays we don’t post that much Hip Hop music anymore, but when the vibe is right and the message is positive it’s all butta. And thankfully this track is available for free download, so go snatch this one up.
Melbourne, Australia is home of many talented musicians. Our latest discovery is from down under and goes by the name of Queen Magic aka Nick Mulhall.
Nick is a multi-talented instrumentalist who also sings. He met photographer Charlie Brophy by chance recently through a mutual friend and they hit it off right away. Queen Magic’s silky debut song is entitled “I Don’t Want” and it embodies what Nick enjoys in life. Both musically and visually. The song is lush with smooth synths and is perfect to enjoy on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Nice and mellow, mellow…right on.
Head on over to Queen Magic’s Bandcamp and scoop up a free download!
Hello world, meet miss Shay Lia from Montréal, Canada. This young lady is one some other sh*t I tell ya. A while ago I had heard her on that Stwo joint, but quite honestly it didn’t stick out. Her new track “3 Months” though produced by Kaytranada is the bizness. For real!
Her raspy voice fits the sex-covered production like a shaft fits a…you catch my drift right? The video is something else too, so we thought we’d spoil you with a video post. Something we rarely do, but for those that prefer audio. Get ya freak on and listen to Shay Lia’s amazing song on Soundcloud.
We’d like ya’ll to meet miss Rachel Foxx. This gorgeous vocalist from London has a classic R&B style and sounds super classy.
She’s already worked with Evil Needle, El Train and J-Louis flipped one of her songs recently. Rachel Foxx’s “The EP” release contains six tracks and gives you great impression of her abilities. Not much info on this young lady yet, but I bet that’s about to change. The winning tracks for us are “Before You” produced by Hurricane and “Intro” produced by none other than Evil Needle.
Fortunately the whole EP is available as a free download on her Soundcloud page, so make sure you snatch that up and enjoy to the fullest!
Young Abhi Raju and Dijon Duenas, aka Abhi//Dijon, met in high school during their freshman year. Abhi was born in India and grew up in Maryland. He always wanted to be a lead singer in a band, while Dijon always wanted to be a rapper. That’s why he started making beats.
Earlier this week the basement R&B duo released their “Abhi//Dijon” EP as a free download and man does this need to be in your music collection. To be really ‘Honest’…that’s the mawf*ckin joint right there! Out with the Nu Soul and in with the Future R&B? Although the two have limited time to create music together, they are doing their damn best to drop some more music this year.
UK producer duo The Code from the UK have been coming up through the ranks. They draw inspiration from Fleetwood Mac to James Blake and everything in between. When it comes to the creations of The Code, there are no restrictions. The future of R&B kinda looks like this I guess.
Their deep infectious track called “9.46” is uplifting and makes you want to get down low and dirty. Another track “Natural” taken from their debut EP “1/11“, was premiered on i-D a few days ago. The elusive pair will release their debut mid August so stay tuned!
Young buck Sam Gellaitry grew up in the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh and now resides in Stirling. Earlier this week he remixed tlm_‘s track “Cherish“, which was pretty under the radar if you ask me. Bang up job though on adding some electronic flavor to this slick R&B jam.
Seems unimagineable how a seventeen year old kid, who started making music at age twelve, is blowing up so fast. Welcome to a new era. Sam is signed to Soulection and will release a white label EP probably later this year. With additional support from HW&W, Sam Gellaitry is destined to go places.