Get To Know the Maxwell Behind the Music……

April 17th, 2016


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!

@CarlyMond


Maxwell – Black ‘SUMMERS’ Night Coming Soon!

April 12th, 2016


Well R&B family,
needed to let you know that after a seven year hiatus, soul legend Maxwell will be dropping the second album from his ‘Black Summers Night’ trilogy on July 1st 2016 consisting the lead off single “Lake by The Ocean” available here
It’s a welcome return from the man who has delivered seminal albums ‘Urban Hang Suite’ and Embrya in 1996 + 1998 respectively.
The first in the trilogy dropped way back in 2009 but had the killer cuts ‘Pretty Wings’, ‘Bad Habits’, ‘Help Somebody’ and ‘Love You’ on there so if this ‘Summers’ return from the man comes anywhere close to that piece of work, Maxwell fans should be happy. I know i will be!!
Check the #TheBIGRnBShow to hear the new single.
In the meantime…Stay soulful
Ronnie H x

maxwell


New PARTYNEXTDOOR & Drake Collabo: Come and See Me

March 21st, 2016


Following a surprise OVO Sound showcase at SXSW‘s Fader Fort at the weekend, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Drake have dropped their new collaboration, ‘Come and See Me‘.

Fellow OVO member Noah “40″ Shebib shines on the production of this ambient track which will feature on PARTYNEXTDOOR‘s forthcoming album, ‘P3′ (release date TBC) check it below:

@CarlyMond


The Wait is Over: DVSN Announce Debut Album!

March 21st, 2016


It’s not easy to gain a fanbase and critical acclaim from dropping a few tracks without doing any promo or revealing any artist details, yet that is exactly what Toronto’s mystery RnB force DVSN have done!

Since they dropped their debut single, ‘The Line‘ in October of last year, the RnB world has been speculating who the vocalists, writers and producers are. We know that they are signed to Drake‘s OVO Sound label, we know that producer Nineteen85 is involved, we know that they have released four flawlessly enigmatic tracks and we now know that their debut album entitled, ‘Sept 5th‘ will be released on April 1st.

The album will consist of 10 tracks including previously released singles, ‘With Me‘, ‘The Line‘, ‘Hallucinations‘ and ‘Too Deep‘, pre-order it here and remind yourself of DVSN‘s addictive vibe below.

@CarlyMond


Robert Glasper Rounds Up Soul Dream Team for Miles Davis Tribute Album!

March 10th, 2016


Multi talented, Grammy award winning producer and musician Robert Glasper has just announced a new album entitled, ‘Everything’s Beautiful‘ an 11 track project of reworks and reinterpretations of classics from Miles Davis.

The album features collaborations with Illa J, Erykah Badu, Laura Mvula, Stevie Wonder, Ledisi, Phonte, King and more and is set for release on 27th May. ‘Everything’s Beautiful‘ is the second Miles Davis project Glasper has undertaken, he also produced the soundtrack to the forthcoming biopic ‘Miles Ahead‘ which stars Don Cheadle set to drop on April 1st.

Glasper explains that he feels ‘Everything’s Beautiful‘ explores the kind of music that Davis might have be making if he were alive today and reflects the kind of artist collaborations he would likely have chosen. Pre-order the album here to unlock the first track ‘Ghetto Walkin‘ which features Bilal and click the link below to see Glasper talking about this incredible new project.

@CarlyMond


Ones to Watch for 2016: Savannah Dumetz

March 10th, 2016


2016 is looking seriously strong for female soul artists and adding to the pool of talent comes 19 year old UK singer/songwriter Savannah Dumetz. Savannah shines with effortless vocal elegance and mature lyrics on her new track, ‘Naked‘.

Previously making a name for herself performing covers of RnB classics, ‘Naked‘ is her first original recording and an impressive debut, click the link below to listen and keep your ears open for more from Savannah this year!

@CarlyMond


Classic Sade Gets Re-Worked With a Rap Edge on Mash-Up EP: ‘Sadevillain’

March 7th, 2016


It’s pretty tough to get mash-ups right, it’s even tougher when you take on tracks that are regarded as soulful royalty from the likes of Sade! However 18 year old UK producer Seanh has achieved the seemingly impossible – blending soul Queen Sade and rapper MF Doom to create, ‘Sadevillain‘ and trust me it works!

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any new material from Sade or MF Doom so it feels good to hear something fresh with their voices and if the production on this EP are anything to go by, Seanh is a homegrown talent to keep a close eye on! Keep up to date with what he’s up to via Twitter: @TheSeanh2k11 and download Sadevillain here.

@CarlyMond


New Gallant Track: ‘Bourbon’

March 7th, 2016


If like me you’re devastated about missing Gallant’s tour over the past few weeks, you can find comfort in the arrival of his stunning new single, ‘Bourbon‘. Bringing life to his self penned layered lyrics with that incredible falsetto we know and love him for, Gallant delivers a soulful ballad with an edge that feels current, yet also reminiscent of early 90′s RnB.

Gallant has just announced the title of his debut album, ‘Ology‘ which will be released on April 06th, pre-order it here and you’ll get Bourbon straight away as well as singles ‘Weight in Gold‘ and ‘Skipping Stones‘ which features Jhene Aiko. And whilst you wait for the new album why not revisit his first EP ‘Zebrahere.

@CarlyMond


Ones to Watch for 2016: Deva Mahal

March 7th, 2016


Daughter of Grammy Award winning Blues legend Taj Mahal, Deva Mahal steps out into the spotlight with her hauntingly distinctive vocal on the Electric Wire Hustle track, ‘March‘.

The group have just released their first video from last year’s Aeons EP, making the beauty of their featured artist’s voice impossible to ignore! Deva Mahal belongs to pop/jazz group Frederick Browns, but has hinted that she is currently working on a solo project and therefore is definitely a lady to look out for!

Check out the video for ‘March‘ below and keep up to date with news from Deva Mahal via Twitter @DevaMahal

@CarlyMond


Hot New Remix: Miguel feat Travis Scott ‘Waves’

March 7th, 2016


After releasing his third album, ‘Wildheart‘ in June last year Miguel has delivered a new EP entitled, ‘Rogue Waves‘ containing five vastly different remixes of his track ‘Waves‘.

Whilst some of the vibes on the EP are lacking a soulful sound, this remix featuring Travis Scott, produced by Cash Dillon blends RnB with rap perfectly. Check out the retro style video below and pick up the Waves EP here

@CarlyMond


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