Archives for posts with tag: neo soul

Back in 1998 it’s fair to say that The Soulquarians were a pretty formidable musical force. Featuring some of the most admired artists in the industry, including Questlove, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu and Bilal, the collective were responsible for the production of some of the finest albums of the era.
Things Fall Apart, Like Water For Chocolate and Voodoo were just some of the titles that they played a part in and although they fell relatively silent as a collective in around 2003, their legacy and individual talents still thrive today. Pitchfork recently put together this short film in honour of The Soulquarians, with some excellent animation from Concrete Jungle creator, Steven Cartoccio, and music from the Backwoodz Studioz favourite, Willie Green.

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Powerful new song from Rag N Bone Man as he continues his rise to commercial success. Human has been getting a lot of much deserved hype since its release last week, helped along by a great video too. The song is available to buy now via iTunes.

New project from Ven and Adam Black, as they celebrate women everywhere on the Nightcaps EP. Adam Black provides the vocals, with Ven dropping bars over a selection of beats, resulting in six solid tracks. I don’t much info on the artists themselves, but look forward to hearing more from them in the future.

Beautiful neo soul bliss from Bristol vocalist Eva Lazarus, as she records a live performance of her Amsterdam track. The video was made by BD Film.

Sublime sounds here, as a new video surfaces from the excellent Robert Glasper project, Everything Is Beautiful. The album’s aim was to take on the music of Miles Davis and breathe new and contemporary life into it, with the help of artists like Bilal, Illa J, Laura Mvula and the neo-soul goddess, Erykah Badu. Ms. Badu is the main feature on the new video, as she brings her sultry vocals to a reinterpretation of the 1974 classic, Maiysha (So Long).

Knox Brown – the Birmingham resident and brains behind a string of hits for the likes of Beyonce, Jay Z, Mary J Blige and Aloe Blacc – just released this new track with Anderson .Paak. No Slaves is taken from Knox’s Searching EP, which is due out in August. Pre-orders are available here.

The first video from Children of Zeus debuted on Complex yesterday and it is a beauty. Check out Still Standing and then go cop the single over at Bandcamp.

Great new track from New York singer Roxiny, as she hooks up with producer Cake Kills, for Young Sinners & Saints.

Link Up is the latest release from the excellent union of Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, taken from their NxWorries EP, which was released on Stones Throw. The video was directed by Calmatic.

More new music from Rag N Bone Man, following in the footsteps of his excellent video, Lay My Body Down. Solemn vibes, strong vocals, backed up by some tight production from Mark Crew, who produced the forthcoming album.