British Soul singer Nao made quite the thunderous noise last year with the song “So Good” together with A.K. Paul (yes Jai Paul’s sibling). Seems like brother A.K. has produced for Jesse Ware and Sam Smith as well in the past.
At the beginning of the month her sophomore “February 15” EP was released on Little Tokyo Recordings. It was recorded over the past few months in the Stoke Newington studio and demonstrates Nao’s development as an artist.
This right here is a straight tribute to the countless 90’s hip-hop & R&B joint that some of us grew up with. His album is not just inspired by the golden era, it almost sounds like it was made in the nineties. Onra looks back, but thinks forward as he grabs his trusty MPC and uses no computer software whatsoever!
On Fundamentals we find vocal contributions from Daz Dillenger, Chuck Inglish, Olivier Day Soul, Suzi Analogue, Black Milk and Melodee. Fundamentals is available digitally on iTunes now with vinyl and CD’s to follow June 1st.
Vancouver stand up! Gotta love all this great new Hip-Hop music being released on the newly formed Self Serve Records out of Canada.
Producer Mosaic teams up with Detroit rapper Frank Nitt (of Frank and Dank) to bring you an eclectic sit-back-relax single titled “Go Slow”. It’s our pleasure to premiere this track on the site and let it be known Mosaic got beats. We don’t even have to tell ya’ll about sir Nitty getting gritty on the mic. Right!?!!
With cats like Moka Only, Dudley Perkins, Frank Nitt and Illa J as a part of their catalog, this upcoming label is of to a great start. Grab the new single Go Slow at the Self Serve Bandcamp page.
It’s a while since we’re heard any new music from the master of contemporary Soul music, sir Jordan Rakei. This ultra talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist out of Brisbane has been traveling the world a lot lately and we can’t wait to greet him in out little country.
After Jordan’s second “Groove Curse” release on Soul Has No Tempo, it’s been a little quiet. No worries, for a collaboration with Kiran Kai from South London hit the net yesterday. The track is called “Maya” and is super sultry and just what we were waiting for. Kinda sounds like this was created a while ago, but even an early draft from Jordan sound better than most producers best attempts.
Look out for Jordan Rakei to visit a city near you. It seems he will be touring a lot this Spring and Summer!
This is not the first time we’ve introduced you to Prince IsaAc‘s music. And it will surely not be the last time either. The mysterious French beatmaker returns with his third “Private” EP, which will be out May 19th on Laruche Records.
We have been blessed by his royal highness to premiere the track “B.R.E.” (Booty Ride Experiment), which takes you on a late night chase for pussy right before sunset. Beware of those nasty hood rats though! Prince IsAac has two more dope tracks for you in store for you, as well as an intro, playerlude and sexylude. Stay tuned for more Future music with a definite Funk influence.
I am sure a lot of you have been waiting for Slum Village to return with some brand new material. Good news, your prayers have been answered…SV is back.
Today a fresh new cut called “Expressive” released on the group’s Soundcloud page and this for my sexy ladies from all around the world. And you know we love sexy women (you better tell ’em BJ The Chicago Kid)! Icing on the cake is Jay Dee’s younger brother Illa J, who’s been making quite some noise again lately. It is said he has another solo album in the works releasing later this year on Bastard Jazz.
Slum Village’s single is taken from the forthcoming album titled “YES” which will be released June 16th.
Every now and again we fall in love. And it has come to my attention that at these moment love longs like the new Kartell song grab the attention.
After the success of the previous Sapphire EP, Kartell returns with a brand new cut entitled “All I Have” featuring J-Rican. I recently received a promotional copy of his forthcoming “Tender Games” EP, out on June 1st via Roche Musique, and let me tell you it’s straight fire.
Seems I’m a sucker for these more light-mood R&B type of songs at the moment, but hey I blame falling in love. Grab the first single of the new EP on iTunes and brace yourselves to this sensuous EP.
Dego‘s sophomore solo LP, “The More Things Stay The Same”, promises to be a wonderful collection of soulful, mid-tempo melodies laced with warm synths and dope beats.
Now the first two tracks of this long-awaited album can be heard online and we thought this would be a perfect time to stream “It Don’t Get No Better” for your listening pleasure. Dego carries out the vision of his 2000black label and collective, formed to continue the legacy of black music.
Dego explains: “This album is about the state of play – truth can bring despair as well as hope. The two sit side by side. Like history often repeating mistakes, but also bringing learning and progress”. Watch our site for more info on the release of this album and once a new delivery date is available, pre-orders will be available again here.
At times like these I realize how much talent actually comes out of London. Miss Obenewa is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and one of many ultra talented soul vocalists that have been making me wonder why I am not visiting their wonderful city more often.
She was classically trained on piano from the age of four and picked up the guitar in her teens. After having contributed on music by Plan B’s music, Obenewa started her own musical journey and released her “Once Upon A Time” EP in 2011. Her music was played on BBC1 Radio and now many years later she’s back with a breathtaking new song entitled “He“.
This particular song was written while she was sick in bed with the flu and later with the help of Raffertie & Walter Ego (Ninja Tune) it came to be her first new single out on Wunderkind.
This is the first single from Moka Only’s forthcoming “Chicken Wingz” album that’s dropping tomorrow. It will be the first full-length release from the newly formed Self Serve Records from Vancouver, that released a hot one from AstroLogical last week. Next week the label is releasing Frank Nitt’s upcoming single “Go Slow” produced by Mosaic and you can expect a lot more things to come very soon!