Archives for posts with tag: soul

A heavy, soulful cut from Terri Walker, taken from her recent Joe Buhdha helmed EP, The Breakout. Can’t Tell Me Anything also features Manchester favourites and previous collaborators, Children of Zeus. The Breakout EP is available now on all the usual platforms.

Absolute monster of a track from Seanie T, as he gathers up fellow veterans from across the genres for this sprawling posse cut. The list of participants is impressive, with more years of service than I can count, under their collective belts. Roots Manuva, Rodney P, Blak Twang, Ragga Twins, Tony D, Ty, MC Creed, Hill Street Soul and Ricky Rankin are just a few of the 20+ artists involved, all backed up by some nice production from DJ Suro and Seanie T. Veterans is lifted from Seanie’s Rough, Rugged & Smooth album, which saw its release earlier this year.

A soulful energetic cut from Gardna, as he releases a video for the title track from his upcoming solo LP. On Good Time Not A Long Time, the Bristol MC has enlisted the ample talents of veteran soul singer, Omar, along with some fine production from Brad Baloo of The Nextmen. The video was made by Chris Lucas. More news on the album soon.

Jazzy strains on the latest single from Harleighblu and Bluestaeb, as they finish paving the way for their album, which arrives in full tomorrow.

Fresh funky vibes from Raphael Saadiq as he releases the video for his latest single, So Ready. The track is lifted from the Tony! Toni! Toné! singer’s latest album, Jimmy Lee, which is out now on Columbia.

More fresh soulful vibes from one of MCR’s finest, as LayFullStop returns with her latest single, PMT. The track is produced by RKW and is lifted from Lay’s new Cherries EP. You can hear the EP now over on Spotify.

Happy to see the arrival of Nikki Jean’s debut release on Rhymesayers. Having first come to my attention as the lead singer of Nouveau Riche, alongside The Roots affiliate, Dice Raw, Nikki’s voice was always especially captivating. Having teased us with a couple of singles over the last year or so, including the atmospheric, People & Planes, the Philadelphia-based vocalist proves her worth with this seven track, hip hop infused EP. There is a lone feature from regular collaborator, Lupe Fiasco, who drops in on the previously released single, Mr Clean, with the rest of the project allowing Nikki’s lyricism to simply shine through. Downloads of Beautiful Prison are available over on Bandcamp and the full EP can be heard below. Read the rest of this entry »

Surprising release from the Marvin Gaye estate, as they put out an updated video for his song that was originally written as a poignant response to an act of police brutality. The new video features footage of the current various traumas endured by black people on a daily basis in America and shows that the song has lost none of its impact since its original 1971 release.

Credit: Emma Blake Morsi (@blakemorsi)

The debut EP from Bristol-based vocalist, Anna Lisa, was given life this week. If you’re unfamiliar with her music, she manages to combine a haunting vocal style with electronic, sometimes trap-heavy beats, which create a very immersive and atmospheric sound. Unfollowed was premiered this week by Nitelife Magazine and you can now hear the full thing below. It was co-written and produced with MUSSI. Keep an eye on Anna Lisa’s socials (@annalisa_uk) because I know she’s got a lot more to come. Read the rest of this entry »

A brand new video from Harleighbu and Bluestaeb landed today, for their Queeen Dem track. As the title suggests, it’s something of a feminine celebration and features excerpts from Janne Robinson’s song, This is For The Women Who Don’t Give a Fuck. You can stream and download Queeen Dem on all the usual platforms.