Jordan Rakei quickly became one of my favourite all round artists after hearing his Groove Curse tape; I then saw him open for NAO @ Heaven in London, and he didn’t disappoint. This track is gorgeous; the layers of elements in this tune, is exceptional. Fast pace jazz drums, whirling electric pianos and his voice … More Jordan Rakei – Talk To Me
If you were looking for something dope, look no further. Jorja Smith hosts all her talents on this one, a great soul voice, spoken word and thought provoking lyrics. Electric pianos riff alongside classic soul drums. This is that reminiscent vibe, it made me thinking of running round London as a youth. This is one … More Jorja Smith – Blue Lights
This is just lovely. Swell uses this samples perfectly and embeds perfectly in a jungle of bassy drums and ticking swirls. It pitches up and down and flows along with the beat. This is really hard not to vibe to.
Mahogani music’s Dan Shake is back with a banger. ‘Northern Merry’ is a shoutout to Northern Soul, with funky bass tones, grooving drums and the Mahogani trademark of well worked soulful samples. The single drops on 16th Jan for free download HERE.
Firstly, I just want to say how much I’m loving this Stamp The Wax calendar series. Riccio’s ‘Everything’s Been Changed’ is a classic soul throwback to the 1960s. Classic soul chord progressions, swinging 60s drums, pitched up vocals and oozing synthys layers. Perfect tune for a cold Christmas evening. Download the song HERE.
We are all waiting on tenterhooks for Frank Ocean’s next work. Channel Orange left us immediately wanting more and the only thing that’s been keeping me going are covers like this. I saw Samm Henshaw at Hoxton Bar & Grill nearly a year ago now, and he blew the roof off. He has one of … More Samm Henshaw Ft. Kojey Radical – Pink Matter (Live)
I’m a fan of Chris McClenney, the Soulection producer/songwriter who never fails to bring that funk/jazz vibe that always goes down a treat. ‘Pearl’ is the single off Chris’ forthcoming EP ‘Deliberance’ due to drop in 2016. It’s a nice soulful tune with that signature Soulection feel about it. Download the track for free HERE. … More Chris McClenney – Pearl
I’ve been waiting for a minute for Freddie Joachim’s next project and here it is in all it’s glory. Freddie Joachim is a producer who sticks to his guns and delivers exactly what people want to hear from him; jazz, hip-hop and soul. ‘This World’ does just that. Personal favourites on this EP are ‘Doin … More Freddie Joachim – This World
This is just the thing to set your day off right. Groovy bassline, nice hats, and melodic synths, all brought together with those 808s. Nice stuff here!
This is song so reminiscent of that great early 2000s R&B. It’s a mixture of Jaheim, Joe, Jagged Edge with the tone of Anthony Hamilton. Berhana flows off the beat with calm swagger, which makes it hard not to bounce along with this one. My only criticism is that it’s not long enough, but then … More Berhana – 80s