R&B

SG Lewis – Holding Back

SG Lewis has unveiled new single ‘Holding Back’, featuring Gallant, via PMR/Virgin EMI. ‘Holding Back’ is the latest track to be lifted from SG’s forthcoming ‘Yours’ EP, the warm-up title track of which has already picked up early plays from Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Jamz Supernova, Monki and Julie...

Alyss – In Your Hands

Alyss has just revealed a second track ‘In your Hands’ taken from her debut EP ‘Answers’ being released via PMR on June 3rd  2016. Radio 1 and Radio 1XTRA have been strong supporters of  her debut release, ‘The Talking Palm Tree’  with airplay coming from Annie Mac, Mistajam,  Jamz Supernova...

Phé – Incredible

Big hair, big dreams, and a notebook full of unfinished songs. Natasha Phé is a singer-songwriter, hailing form the streets of Vancouver, Canada, on her journey to stake her claim in the world of music and entertainment. Somewhere between R&B and electronic, Phé’s music speaks of the world as...

Thorne – Disorder

Thorne is a 27 year old multi-instrumentalist Alternative R&B artist from Buckinghamshire (UK) exploring his abilities and love for the creative arts. Thorne writes music from experience and from the heart, wearing his soul on the outside. In an attempt to explore the nature of mental health issues and...

SG Lewis – ‘Yours’

SG Lewis has unveiled ‘Yours’, the title track from his forthcoming new EP via PMR/Virgin EMI. ‘Yours’ is the first taste of new music from SG since the breakout success of ‘All Night’ (featuring Dornik), which received across-the-board support from Radio 1, 1Xtra, Beats 1 and Spotify: the EP’s...

James Blake – I Need A Forest Fire (ft. Bon Iver)

James Blake has debuted the music video for ‘I Need A Forest Fire’ today, taken from his critically acclaimed third full-length offering, The Colour In Anything —out now. The video was directed by United Visual Artists: Matt Clark in collaboration with Chris Davenport. It evokes the standout track’s stunning soul and spirit...

Blu Fiefer – Jukebox

Half Mexican half Lebanese Indie / hip hop artist Blu Fiefer has revealed her debut single “Jukebox” today. Self produced by Blu in collaboration with Liliane Chlela and mixed by double Grammy award winner Alex Venguer Jukebox is an uncompromising introduction to an artist driven by creating art on...

Jodie Abacus – She’s In Love With The Weekend

South-London future-funk musician Jodie Abacus has released the video for his new single, ‘She’s in Love with the Weekend’, out June 3rd via Household Records. The song, co-written with producer FRED (Brian Eno, Ellie Goulding), is a disco-infused song which showcases Jodie Abacus’ soulful vocals. ‘She’s in Love with the Weekend’...

Alunageorge – My Blood

London duo AlunaGeorge release their newest track ‘My Blood’, today via all digital retailers. Featuring electronic music producer ZHU, ‘My Blood’ was featured as Beats 1 “World Record” with Zane Lowe on Wednesday. This is the third track from the band’s upcoming new album, I Remember, which is scheduled...

18 + – Drama

Today, 18+ have returned with their brand new single ‘Drama‘, taken from their forthcoming album COLLECT, out May 20th via Houndstooth. Spanning 13 tracks, COLLECT explores the duo’s aggressive evolution as musicians. Frequently radical and genre-defying, together Justin and Samia have produced their most ambitious and powerful work to...

Lao Ra – Daddy Issues

‘Daddy Issues’ is the strident second track from Lao Ra, whose debut ‘Jesus Mad Me Bad EP’ will be released on Good Friday (March 25th). The title track has already gone Top 10 on Hype Machine and Spotify’s Viral Chart, picked up support at Radio 1, and seen the Colombian star-in-waiting sign...

Eliza Shaddad – Run

Born to Sudanese and Scottish parents with deep artistic heritage, Eliza Shaddad draws from a rich wealth of creative resource. A descendent of a long line of artists and poets dating back to the 1800’s, Eliza’s great great grandfather was James Paterson, one of the Glasgow Boys – a...

Salt Cathedral – No Ordinary Man

‘No Ordinary Man’ is the new single from New York-based Colombian producers Nicolas Losada and Juliana Ronderos as Salt Cathedral. Coming in advance of their full-length debut, and following on the heels of ‘Holy Soul’ lead track off 2014’s ‘Oom Velt’ EP. ‘No Ordinary Man’ is a hip-hop and...

Echoes – Valentine

ECHOES is an enchanting Londoner with an unmistakable tone that simultaneously haunts and soothes you. Powerfully honest lyrics sung in that deep velvet vocal over dark synths, swelling electronic beats & propelling percussion. Whilst the closest definition would be ambient RnB, the sound sashays between soul, electronica, R & B,...

Phall Fatale – The Girl The Beat

There aren’t many records that call to mind The Slits, CocoRosie, Portishead, Donkey Monkey, Micachu and the Shapes, and The Thing featuring Neneh Cherry. The second album by Phall Fatale shouldn’t really work: to be post-punk in spirit whilst displaying such obvious virtuosity seems a contradiction. But Moonlit Bang...

Baaba Maal – The Traveller

Senegalese music star, cultural warrior, United Nations Ambassador and Grammy nominee Baaba Maal releases his much awaited 11th album ‘The Traveller’ via Marathon Artists on January 15th 2016.  ‘The Traveller’ was recorded in both London and Senegal and was produced by Johan Hugo from The Very Best. The record...

Iris Gold – Color Trip

Iris Gold spun heads earlier this summer with her debut track ‘Goldmine’ a colourful and infectious amalgamation of party hip-hop and sunshine pop. With shows supporting Blur and Taylor Swift at Hyde Park, she proved she can command attention on the big stage as effortlessly as she can pen...

Ruby Francis – On My Knees

Armed with sultry vocals and silky beats, 21-year old Ruby Francis is the most recent contender in the upcoming British music scene. ‘On My Knees’ currently streaming on Sound Cloud, offers as a tranquil seduction for future R&B. The currently unsigned artist, who co-wrote and featured on Shift K3Y’s ‘Laughing at...

Sabella – Falling Without Feeling

Sabella continues to bestow her finely crafted songwriting with new track Falling Without Feeling, another example of her lustrous pop that is quickly establishing her as a supremely confident and exciting new talent. Along with previous singles Made It Right and Loving Like This, Falling Without Feeling rounds out...

Delaire – Belief

Striking London songstress Delaire has announced her debut single ‘Belief’ to be released on November 20. Her voice sparkles through warped synths and the distant echoes of haunting guitar as Delaire puts a majestic stamp on the alt-pop world with ‘Belief’. The inspired singer carries the air of a show-stopping...

Oskaar – Never Met You

After sending a hungry, viral tornado through the music / fashion blogosphere, with his acapella version of Royksopp’s ‘Monument’, Oskaar is back with a beast of an original, the song entitled ‘Never Met You’. This sultry, liquid, steel drum driven future R&B tune is a heart wrenching epitome break-up song....

Jodie Abacus – Good Feeling

One of the most exciting new talents to emerge from the UK of late, South London-based singer Jodie Abacus releases new single ‘Good Feeling’ available now. From amassing a monstrous 100,000 plays in a single week to gaining the coveted #1 spot on Hype Machine with his debut track...

Iris Gold – ‘Goldmine’

As effortless as it sounds, Iris Gold’s synthesis of sunshine pop and block party hip hop can’t be pulled off by just anyone. The wide afro’d wordsmith is something special, with an unconventional back story and a killer arsenal of tunes. As far as introductions go, ‘Goldmine’ is as arresting as...

Yuma X – Swimming Pool

Girl-boy duo – Yuma X – enter the music world with a brilliant debut tune ‘Swimming Pool’, taking R&B influences with subtle tones and soft vocals. There’s nothing over-the-top here and I guess that’s what makes this stand-out. Sometimes, it’s not all about changing the game completely but taking...

18+ – Dry

The new single from 18+, titled ‘Dry’, is pure trap homage, dripping with innuendo and laced together with coded lyrics over a backdrop of gun cocks and pitch-shifted chants. The duo will be returning to the continent to bring their unique brand of unsettling R&B on a 10 date tour...

Demo Taped – I Luv U

It seems as though Jai Paul has become the Disclosure of downtempo/electronic musical analogies. Demo Taped has released an almost carbon-copy of Paul’s, what is now, seminal tune: ‘Jasmine‘. Thing is, though, who actually cares? Until the sound gets rinsed to aggravating levels of ubiquity, anyone who seems to mimic...

Body Language – Reset

Body Language have a full barrel of genres they’re willing to throw at you and past releases have seen them delve into jungle, disco, soul and now r&b. Very few artists manage to pull it off, though and many even fall off the radar at the very attempt. You know...