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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

Cassie Marin – Disrepect

Cassie Marin’s “Disrepect” is our favorite track to date from the L.A.-based artist. We love the track’s spare production, use of space, and cool main piano chords set against its busier rhythmic bits. A+ from us.

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01-24-19

mindchatter – Trippy

“Trippy” new from mindchatter is a full 100% on the heater meter. Dusting off now the B3 Crystal Ball – “Trippy” rides an ice cold bass line and percussive sticky vocal track to indie pop super stardom.

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01-24-19

imugi – Greensmoke

A Label Called Success is the secondary for newcomer duo imugi and their track for “Greensmoke”. The track’s center is imugi singer Yery Cho’s great main melody and vocal, which spun over an instrumental of soulful electronics and subtly set bits of reverb and delay.

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01-24-19

Sara Diamond – Colors

We’re into Sara Diamond’s sound in a major way. “Colors” the latest stream from the “Foreward” project is impeccable and could be a hit on US R&B radio right now.

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12-14-18

Leven Kali – Thursday

L.A. songwriter Leven Kali, who’s previously worked with Playboy Carti, Syd, etc streams the beautiful Los Angeles at twilight r&b of “Thursday”.

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12-12-18

Still Woozy – Habit

Still Woozy is the aka of Oakland-based Sven Gamsky. “Habit” is the lead single from Woozy’s forthcoming debut EP, “Lately” and is an A++ bit of surreal warm-tones indie pop.

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12-12-18

Chloe Bodur – Billie

Fresh out of NW London is Chloe Bodur whose jazzy and modern turn on trip-hop song structures “Billie” is one of our favorite tracks of the last several months.

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12-04-18

Arlo Parks – Cola

Anchored by a cool shuffle of bass and snare, “Cola” new from UK singer Arlo Parks, is as hypnotic in its construction as it is effective in communicating a potent melodic narrative. A+

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12-04-18

ESCHES – Go (Nylonized)

We’re digging ESCHES sound. Born in Germany but with roots in the US Midwest. One of our favorite tracks this year is ESCHES’ “Go”. Here ESCHES streams a minimalist and GREAT new “Nylonized” remix for “Go” that we adore. Stream below.

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12-04-18