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. Continue reading “Nikki Jean: Beautiful Prison (Stream)”
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.
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. Continue reading “Anna Lisa: Unfollowed EP (Stream)”
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.
More soulful trap nourishment from Anna Lisa, as the Bristol-based vocalist blesses us with her latest single. Purple is once again co-produced by Anna Lisa and Mussi, who have definitely struck up a winning formula. Purple is available to download now.
On their quest for total world domination, Children of Zeus recently spent some time touring in South Africa. While they were in Soweto they also found the time to shoot a new video, for their Vibrations track, which is the closer on their triumphant debut LP, Travel Light. Vibrations is produced by K15 and the video was directed by Sims Phakisi. Travel Light is available to stream and download now.
Staying in Manchester for a second, as we check out the latest video from Children of Zeus. Hard Work is one of many highlights from their debut LP, Travel Light, which is out now on First Word Records.