Jalen N’Gonda – I Need You

R&B meets the indie rocking of Merseyside on Jalen N’Gonda’s ‘I Need You’. Drawing upon the subject of a man, feeling blue, Jalen croons over a rhythmic bed of guitar. “The idea was to shoot a video about a guy not wanting to be on a film set…quite up to its contrary. It’s some soul,…

Dantes – who do you think you are?

Some more sumptuous soulful R&B here from Dantes with his new single ‘who do you think you are?’ Synths swirl underneath Dantes’ silky vocal, taking you on a melancholy journey. “This was the first time I ever recorded clarinet on one of my own pieces. The whole thing came together in one take and I…

Quote Club: L Joevon

“The new single Candy Red is featured by Jon Black, a great R&B singer, and it came from page 32 of my most recent novel, Seeds in the Concrete, an interactive novel that you can scan while reading the book to listen to music that will but you in the zone of the current scene…

Quote Club: MALIKA

“This is the third song off of my EP, Songs About C, released 08/08/17. It’s about loving someone whole heartedly, being in the moment where you have fallen and feel like things couldn’t be better. It’s a real love song with the fun and sass of RnB.” – Malika Follow: Facebook Instagram Twitter

Quote Club: Tashana

Don’t be fooled by the intro, Tashana is an R&B / Reggaeton force. The British-Jamaican songstress is wowing us with her polished new single ‘Island’; her flow is seamless and bounces along the bass heavy beat with ease. “I thoroughly enjoyed working on this project with my team, and I can’t wait for the world…

FIVE: Moh Flow

The second instalment of our new playlist feature ‘FIVE’ comes courtesy of Moh Flow, a Syrian rapper who has just come off a collaboration with Pusha T. ‘Options’, the resulting track, became a part of Spotify’s ‘I’m with The Banned’ campaign: supporting refugees in the wake of Trump’s travel ban. Having just released his new…

J.W.J. – Runnin’

Welcome to the soulful world of Jeremy Jones, A.K.A. J.W.J. An introspective writing style is paired with a gorgeously textured vocal – enabling Jones to reach emotional heights that are out of reach for many emerging artists. His aptitude for conveying his story and connecting with the listener is rare; pushing his already great writing…

Quote Club: Fabian Secon

“5ive and I met online around January 2016”, Fabian explains. “Having a mutual appreciation for each other’s talent, we started working instantly. The vibe was very natural, and we spent a few months experimenting. Our aim for Until We Meet Again was to fuse alternative R&B, pop rock and trap elements to create a fresh, progressive body of…

Launchpad: Uma

Uma is a beguiling songwriter plying her trade out of Los Angeles. Her charismatic vocal appeal reminds me of Banks and TALA, drawing you in with subtle inflections. Her new single ‘Golden’ is a gorgeous piece of alt-R&B; well written melodies glide on a dynamic tide, with a stark beat providing rhythmic interest. “Golden is…

Djiil – Sick N’ Tired

And old school hip-hop beat lays the foundation on Parisian producer Djiil’s new single Sick N’ Tired. The beat is accompanied by a guitar that phases in and out of soulful licks, peppered around Mickey Shiloh’s sumptuous vocal. Follow Djiil: Facebook

Tony Black – Get Back

“On “Get Back” I wanted to blend ​a ​summer time pop sound with a rap twist while still having a message and making it radio friendly. ​I think ​we’ve all been in a​ similar situation where what we have​ or what we are doing​ isn’t necessarily ​fulfilling that need we sometimes have a yearning for. So this song,…

Edan – Life After Dilla

“This song was written as a tribute to my wife and newborn son. J Dilla has always been a huge inspiration for me, his music always had a depth to it that I feel you could write your realest feelings to. I heard Dilla’s “Life” has as I was preparing to be a father, and…