Every now and then a musical collaboration pops up that is just perfection, for us RnB fan this is one of them! Long time Phonte collaborator and member of the Foreign Exchange Camp Zo! has just delivered the first single from his new album feat the UK’s very own Dornik and Phonte entitled, ‘Lifelines‘.
The self-produced track is about as smooth as music gets with Dornik‘s vocal blending beautifully with Zo!‘s expertly produced melody. For a slice of music perfection click the link below and make sure you cop the single and pre order the album, ‘SkyBreak‘ set for release May 20th here
So we’ve been waiting for the debut album from Jordan Rakei to drop for a minute and listening to him discuss it on his podcast, ‘Are We Live‘ (with Tom Misch, Alfa Mist and Barney) he assures that it is finished with a release date to be confirmed.
While we patiently wait, Jordan delivers a jazz infused soulfully hypnotic delight with, ‘Talk To Me‘ which once again demonstrates his distinctive style. Pick up the track here
Alt-RnB singer/producer Sunni Colon just dropped the perfect soundtrack to your summer! ‘Feel4U‘ is an uptempo, self-produced, feel good track with an 80’s throwback vibe guaranteed to have you hitting repeat!
Look out for his forthcoming project, ‘Thierry Disko‘ later this year and until then enjoy ‘Feel4U‘
Fresh from her stunning collabo with Usher on ‘Crush‘ a few months ago, Yuna has delivered an equally impressive new track entitled, ‘Lanes‘.
Lanes is a killer combination of empowering lyrics over a soulful, laid back beat with Yuna‘s vocal resonating subtle emotion. Taken from her forthcoming album, ‘Chapters‘ set to drop May 20th, an album that is shaping up to be seriously hot!
Buy ‘Lanes’ and pre-order the album here
Sometimes songs just aren’t long enough! But that is the only thing wrong with this new track from Baltimore’s Jordxn Bryant and Aus Taylor. Produced by Howiewonder, ‘For Now‘ is a smooth blend of RnB and hip hop, take a listen below:
23 year old Haitian-Canadian musician and producer Kaytranada has been setting alight the dance, electro and alt-RnB scenes for the past few years producing cuts for the likes of Talib Kweli, Mobb Deep, Azealia Banks, The Internet, Goldlink and Anderson Paak as well as dropping hugely successful remixes of RnB classics from Janet Jackson, Lucy Pearl, Erykah Badu and tonnes more!
The release of his debut album, ‘99.9%‘ was met with high expectations from fans and critics and does not disappoint. Features come from Craig David, Phonte, Goldlink, Little Dragon and Syd (of The Internet) with the rest of the tracks as instrumentals from Kaytranda proving just as strong and impactful.
99.9% has something for everyone, breaking genre boundaries and fusing vibes with sonic perfection, it is a unique and uplifting debut and definitely one to add to your collection! Pick up 99.9% here
Alicia Keys is back in a big way!! Dropping a seriously addictive track, ‘In Common‘ which delivers dancehall undertones perfect for the summer!
Produced by Illangelo, known for producing Drake, The Weeknd and Majid Jordan, the track is a fresh, slightly unexpected sound for Alicia Keys.
Details of a new album are yet to be announced, but fans can catch Alicia as a judge on the new season of The Voice in the US later this year and you can pick up the new track here
Another homegrown talent for RnB fans to keep their eye on this year as London based singer/songwriter Rene debuts her first single, ‘Underwater‘. The track showcases Rene‘s rich, soulful and emotive vocal with smoooth electro-RnB Vibes.
Take a listen to the stunning debut below and check back soon for details of an EP dropping this year.
Maxwell fans are being spoilt right now! Not only has the legendary singer broken his 7 year musical silence with the release of ‘Lake By the Ocean‘ but he has also been opening up about his personal life to the hosts of US radio show, ‘The Breakfast Club‘.
As any Maxwell fan knows, press appearances for him are not that common. Refreshingly this 30 minute interview gives us a real insight to the man behind the music as he discusses his anxiety about coming back with new music, how he keeps himself grounded, handling female attention and heartbreak, how D’Angelo helped pave the way for him, what to expect from the new album, his desire to work with Jay Z and he even shares a marketing idea about selling a very personal product to fans!
Currently celebrating 20 years since his first album release, ‘Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite‘ and enjoying a continued relationship with Columbia Records ever since, Maxwell proves with the interview below that hard work, humility and a sense of humour are the key to a long lasting music career!