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GoldLink: Roses (Outkast Cover) In a very brave move GoldLink (aka D'Anthony Carlos) has covered OutKast's brilliant "Roses" from 2003's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Accompanied by just a pianist, saxophonist and Hare Squead & Masego with back-up...
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Jessie Ware: Midnight
From her upcoming third album, Jessie Ware's "Midnight" is a beautifully crafted song. Ware's vocals are (as usual) powerful yet vulnerable, and the track builds with just the right amount of drama. Similarly to her 2012 song "Wildest Moments," the...
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Mahalia: Sober Produced by Maths Time Joy, "Sober" is Leicester-born, Birmingham-based singer/songwriter Mahalia's most recent release and it's beautifully sleek and fluid. A little more R&B and boom-bap than her previous releases, it's a smooth and...
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Mr Jukes feat. Charles Bradley: Grant Green
Featuring the sensationally soulful Charles Bradley, Mr Jukes' "Grant Green" is our pick from his album God First, which officially released today, 14 July. Aptly named after the jazz musician the track samples, the song is spirited and uplifting...
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Terrace Martin Presents The Pollyseeds: Mama D/Leimert Park
From the lush record Sounds of Crenshaw Vol. 1, by Terrace Martin's supergroup The Pollyseeds, comes "Mama D/Leimert Park"—on which Martin (who produced Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly) plays all the instruments, as well as the vocoder-aided vocals...
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Princess Nokia: G.O.A.T. Princess Nokia's brand new video for the Wally West-produced "G.O.A.T." sees her rolling around the city in a bright red Polaris Slingshot three-wheeler. The NYC-based artist references her individuality and self-assurance...
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Cody ChesnuTT: It's in the Love While Cody ChesnuTT's 13-track record My Love Divine Degree is full of great tunes, "It's in the Love" is particularly glorious, acting as a reminder of ChesnuTT's knack for sweet, spirited songs. With squishy, fuzzy...
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Cody ChesnuTT: It's in the Love
While Cody ChesnuTT's 13-track record My Love Divine Degree is full of great tunes, "It's in the Love" is particularly glorious, acting as a reminder of ChesnuTT's knack for sweet, spirited songs. With squishy, fuzzy synths and uplifting lyrics, it...
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Wilma Archer feat. Amber Mark: Like a Hunger
Composer and songwriter Will Archer—formerly known as Slime but now producing music under the moniker Wilma Archer—has united with NYC vocalist Amber Mark for the soulful pop tune "Like a Hunger." Archer's first release in two years, the track addresses...
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Little Dragon: High Along with a video for their glistening new track "High," Swedish band Little Dragon has announced a North American tour that will begin in April. The first release from the four-piece since 2014's Nabuma Rubberband, the song is...
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Peanut Butter Wolf: RIP 2016 On the first day of 2017, Peanut Butter Wolf (aka Chris Manak, the founder of Stones Throw Records) began releasing his RIP 2016 mixtape in parts. Just a few moments ago, Part 3 appeared on Soundcloud and—like the previous...
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Flamingosis: Bright Moments
New Jersey-based Flamingosis (aka Aaron Velasquez) released his gorgeous record Bright Moments a month ago. The sample-based album, which the artist worked on for several years, features a lush, layered sound that's part hip-hop and part funk, with...
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AG Cook: Superstar PC Music fans have been waiting for the official version of "Superstar" to release since RBMA Festival New York last May, when subversive pop producer AG Cook performed it live—on a grand piano. Originally written as a top-line...
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Charles Bradley: Changes
It’s hard not to shed a tear, listening to Charles Bradley’s music. At the same time, it’s impossible not to feel uplifted too. Such is the anomaly that is the 67-year-old soul singer, whose passion radiates so strongly it feels like he’s right...
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Lawrence: Superficial
NYC-based band Lawrence, helmed by siblings Clyde and Gracie Lawrence and backed up by a talented slew of musicians (including a three-piece horn section), are driving to Austin this very moment to perform over the next three days at SXSW, before continuing...
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FKA Twigs: Good to Love Resembling something a closer to a ballad than we're used to from her, FKA Twigs' brand new song "Good to Love" is her most intimate yet. With a close-up, personal (yet exquisitely stylized, like every Twigs production) black...
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Hot Chip: Started Right "Started Right"—the endearing single from Hot Chip's recently released sixth full-length album, Why Make Sense?—has been given video treatment in the form of a beautiful woman singing solo karaoke in a dimly lit bar. It...
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Jacob Banks: Grace
At just 23 years old, Jacob Banks sings with the spine-tingling, heartbreaking soul of somebody much older, hitting the lower registers like a veteran. "Grace" (from his upcoming EP) starts out minimally, builds with handclaps, and turns into a glitchy...
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Premiere: Hiatus Kaiyote's "Molasses" Live in Paris
In a time when hyper-manufactured hits created in multimillion dollar studios dominate the airwaves, Melbourne-based quartet Hiatus Kaiyote have been stoking a different kind of fire with their DIY approach built on raw energy, creativity and most...
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Lilith Ai: Hang Tough
The lo-fi soul of Lilith Ai's latest track "Hang Tough" is more than a sum of its parts. A resonating power in her voice carries lyrics of warped depth, all nestled atop the strumming of her guitar. And yet, from the nuances of an electronic-influenced...
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Jill Scott: You Don't Know
Jill Scott's newest song "You Don't Know" is a heartbreaking, bluesy ballad that's entirely full of feels. Originally recorded by Carl Hall in 1967, Scott's version sees Questlove on drums and Adam Blackstone (who has worked with everybody from Kanye...
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D'Angelo: Live on SNL D'Angelo sent an important, visual message in his recent SNL performance: while he sang "Really Love" dressed in high-fashion, the singer stood atop a chalk outline and donned a hoodie, and his band wore "Black Lives Matter...
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Jon Hopkins: Form By Firelight (with Raphaelle Standell)
English musician Jon Hopkins fine-tuned his ambient electro production skills under the masterful ear of none other than Brian Eno and the conceptual brevity of this mentorship has paid off. Hopkins released his Asleep Versions EP this week, a 25-minute...
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Frank Sinatra: I've Got You Under My Skin
We recently had the pleasure of meeting iconic rocker Iggy Pop, who told us a range of contemporary acts he enjoys listening to—a rowdy group that includes G.O.A.T., Ice Age, Black Lips and Sleigh Bells. But, he tell us, a song that he listens to in...
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The Sugarhill Gang: Apache (Jump On It)
Henry Jackson, better known as Big Bank Hank from the early '80s rap trio The Sugarhill Gang, passed away this week at just 58 years old after a battle with cancer. The industry pioneer's career began with him as a music manager for hip-hop artists...
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