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Maye – My Love

“My Love” from Maye is so so good. Shot out of an ultramodern canon with A+ production, etc “My Love” is one of the best tracks of the year thusfar. Listen.

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04-04-19

Sophie Faith – Salt

GD this is a great track. Sophie Faith is an R&B singer out of London you should be listening to and the stunning “Salt” is a great place to start.

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04-04-19

Bibio – Old Graffiti

Vet Bibio drops off a new bit of surrealistic indie pop in the form of the excellent rhythm-driven track, “Old Graffiti”.

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04-04-19

Swsh – Come With Me

We’re into the cooled-out R&B of SoCal singer Swsh’s latest “Come With Me”. Those chord voicings in the break!

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03-15-19

Marvin Gaye – My Last Chance (SalaAM Remi Remix)

! Motown will release Marvin’s shelved 1972 LP You’re the Man on March 29th! Here the great Salaam Remi has been tapped to mix “My Last Chance” from those 1972 post-What’s Going On sessions and the track is great! Listen!

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02-20-19

Branko & Sango – Hear From You (Feat. Cosima)

Lisbon-based producer Branko is joined by Sango and UK vocalist Cosima on “Hear From You”. A kinetic mix of Brazilian-influenced rhythms set to an R&B-y instrumental backdrop, “Hear From You” is excellent. Check that cuica-sounding break first heard at 1:13.

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02-07-19

Isabelle Brown – What U Waiting 4

Brighton’s latest talent export Isabelle Brown streams new jam “What U Waiting 4”. The songs itself rides a mid-tempo bed of soulful Rhodes, scattered bits of sax and winds and cool jazz mixed drums. “What U Waiting 4” is part of a four track EP forthcoming from True Panther.

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02-07-19

Stella Talpo – Easy

Yes! “Easy” the latest from Stella Talpo is our favorite track from the UK artist to date. The way, on the track, that walking bass line eases into the rising main harmony line and into the “I don’t mind…” melodic bit. GREAT. “Easy” is A+.

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02-07-19

Biig Piig – Nothing Changes

New from Biig Piig is “Nothing Changes”. The track takes School of Badu sonorousness to a DJ Premier rhythmic aesthetic which is a sound that rules obviously. So we’re into it. Listen below.

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02-07-19

Rosie Lowe – Birdsong

“Birdsong” is the first stream from Rosie Lowe’s forthcoming sophomore LP Yu. Featuring a cast of vocalists that includes Jamie Woon, Jamie Lidell, Jordan Rakei, and Kwabs(!), “Birdsong” is maybe the best song of 2019 thusfar and is a power punch of essential modern pop.

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02-07-19

Lucky Daye – Karma

Fresh from New Orleans is “Karma” by R&B newcomer Lucky Daye. Sampling Ginuwine’s “Pony” in the track’s verse, “Karma” builds into harmony-heavy main hook that is catchy as hell.

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01-31-19

Lolo Zouai – Jade (Feat. Blood Orange)

One of our new favorites, Lolo Zouai released last week new EP “Ocean Beach”. Track 2 of 2 of the EP is the Blood Orange-featuring “Jade”, a cool iteration breaks-driven R&B that should further drive LZ’s expanding profile.

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01-31-19