‘Amen’ – Anthony Hamilton is Back

February 1st, 2016


It’s been 5 years since he released his last album, ‘Back to Love‘ and let’s be honest the RnB scene has been missing the smokey soulful sounds of the incredible Anthony Hamilton.

Luckily the wait is over and he is back in a big way with the uplifting and anthemic ‘Amen‘ produced by James Poyser and Salaam Remi. Hamilton has been back in the studio working on a new album which will hopefully drop later in the year.

Click the link below to listen and pick up the track here

@CarlyMond


Gallant Coming to London!

January 22nd, 2016


US singer/songwriter has been making waves in the alt-RnB since the release of his debut EP, ‘Zebra‘ in 2014. Last year his single, ‘Weight in Gold‘ caught global attention when Zane Lowe announced it as his debut ‘World Exclusive‘ track on Beats 1.

Currently working on his debut album and crafting a sound that’s somewhere between Maxwell, Sampha and Frank Ocean, Gallant will be performing live at the London Edition Hotel on March 03rd, get your tickets here!

@CarlyMond

Gallant – Jupiter Grayscale


Ones to Watch for 2016: Opal Blue

January 22nd, 2016


Alt-RnB, Indie RnB, call it what you like this new electro infused style of RnB which has been growing over the past few years is hot! Opal Blue, a new UK based duo are pretty left of this sub-genre but there’s a soulful edge to their sound which is enigmatic, distinctive and at times haunting.

There is little info around Opal Blue at this early stage, but we do know they are getting ready to drop their debut EP soon. If you’re a fan of sounds like Majid Jordan and The XX you will love these guys!

Click the link below and float away to the majestic sound of Opal Blue….

@CarlyMond


Raleigh Ritchie Drops New Track: Never Better

January 22nd, 2016


Just a couple of weeks after releasing, ‘Keep It Simple‘ ft Stormzy, Raleigh Ritchie is back spoiling us with another new cut from his forthcoming album entitled, ‘Never Better‘.

The track is a heart felt dedication to his long term girlfriend, demonstrating his usual lyrical finesse and the video is as unique and brilliant as Raleigh himself.

Check out Never Better below and pre-order Raleigh Ritchie‘s debut album, ‘You’re a Man Now Boy‘ set for release 26th February here

@CarlyMond


New Tank Album: Sex Love & Pain III Out Now!

January 22nd, 2016


RnB fans will remember the days of killer tracks from Tank in the early 2000′s like ‘Better Man‘ and ‘Maybe I Deserve‘, more recently we’ve seen him make up one third of group TGT alongside Tyrese and Ginuwine. He expressed frustrations via social media last year about the lack of support for RnB from fans and the industry and announced he would no longer be making music of the genre. Luckily he has had a change of heart and is storming back with conviction on his 8th studio album, ‘Sex Love & Pain III‘.

Sex, Love & Pain III is a solid RnB album, with collaborations from Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men), Chris Brown and Wale, there’s a nice blend of up tempo tracks as well as smooth slow jamz with Tank’s vocals sounding better than ever. There are a couple of weak moments on the album with, ‘She Wit The s***’ and ‘F***** With Me‘ but they are few and Tank proves his relevancy on distinctive, modern cuts like, ‘I Love Ya‘ and ‘#BDay‘ as well as delivering those ballads we know and love him for, ‘Already In Love‘ and ‘Him Her Them‘.

With this album Tank proves that RnB it still strong and that he is here to stay.

Listen to ‘Relationship Goals‘ taken from Sex, Love & Pain III below and add the album to your collection here

@CarlyMond


SG Lewis & Dornik Collabo: ‘All Night’

January 22nd, 2016


What more could we ask for to start the new year than a collaboration from one of the hottest rising UK producers, SG Lewis and the distinctively delicious vocals of UK singer/songriwter Dornik?!

Their new collabo track entitled, ‘All Night‘ co-written by Two Inch Punch and Ed Drewett is undeniably infectious, available on iTunes now and I guarantee will have you hitting repeat.

Catch SG Lewis when he performs at London’s Oslo in February, tickets available here and pick up All Night here

@CarlyMond


2 New Free Mixtapes from Tory Lanez!

January 22nd, 2016


RnB newcomer Tory Lanez has been creating a solid buzz about his music since his infamous tribute song to Teyana Taylor in early 2014 and his subsequent acclaimed mixtape releases over the past 2 years.

He has just dropped 2 new mixtapes which are available for free download, ‘The New Toronto‘ and ‘Chixtape 3‘. ‘The New Toronto‘ is more of a rap project and not really where this artist’s strength lies, whilst ‘Chixtape 3‘ contains some really decent RnB tracks, many that sample from or rework 90′s RnB classics from the likes of Usher and Jagged Edge with flawless production from Play Picasso.

Check ‘You Got it Worse‘, which borrows from the Usher classic ‘You Got It Bad’ featured on Chixtape 3 below and download the new mixtapes here

@CarlyMond


New Sango EP: Mais Mais Mais

January 22nd, 2016


If you haven’t yet heard the incredible music that producer Sango puts out – get familiar! He’s worked with Tinashe, ESTA, Kaytranada, SPZRKT, Ta-Ku, and produced killer remixes for the likes of Drake and Jessie Ware.

Part of the Soulection crew, Sango is tipped for big things in 2016 and has just put out a 3 track EP entitled ‘Mais Mais Mais‘ which features a remix of Bryson Tiller’sDon’t‘ that you need to hear!

Check the EP below and catch Sango when he comes to London in February, tickets available here

@CarlyMond


New Tinashe Track: Energy

January 22nd, 2016


Getting ready to drop her second album, ‘Joyride‘ later this year, Tinashe releases ‘Energy‘ which features Juicy J as her new single. Produced by Mike Will Made It the track is vibey and seductive Tinashe sounds at their best!

Check ‘Energy‘ below and catch Tinashe on her worldwide Joyride tour this Spring, UK tickets available here

@CarlyMond


Ones to Watch for 2016: DVSN

January 22nd, 2016


They debuted on OVO’s Beats 1 show in October and have had everyone mystified about who DVSN are ever since!

We’ve been treated to four tracks now, all available on iTunes but that’s as much as we know – no artist details have been revealed. We do know that producer Nineteen85 (producer of Drake’sHotline Bling‘, ‘Too Much‘ and more) is involved in the project and that they are definitely ones to watch for 2016!

Check the latest single from DVSNHallucinations‘ below and cop their tracks on iTunes here

@CarlyMond


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