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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Giving fans a taste of what’s to come on her forthcoming new album due for release later this year, Keke Palmer drops a killer collaboration with Jeremih entitled ‘Enemiez‘ that we can’t get enough of!! Check out the hot new video below and pick up the single here

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Fresh from informing Radio 1 listeners that her debut album is “nearly finished”, UK’s queen of electro-RnB Nao drops her new single, ‘Fool to Love‘.

Staying true to her distinctively pop/soul/electro hybrid sound, ‘Fool to Love‘ is uptempo and infectious. Having just announced a world tour (sorry guys the London date is already sold out!) 2016 is looking like a big year for Nao!
Pick up ‘Fool to Lovehere

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UK singing, songwriting and acting sensation Raleigh Ritchie will be joining Ronnie Herel live in the Mi Soul studio for The BIG RnB Show on Monday 29th February. Raleigh will be giving his FIRST interview after dropping his highly anticipated debut album, ‘You’re A Man Now Boy‘.

Tracks from Raleigh Ritchie such as, ‘Bloodsport’, ‘Never Say Die’ and ‘Keep It Simple‘ taken from the new album have been favourites on The BIG RnB Show and our very own Ronnie Herel is looking forward to chatting to him about what went into making the album, his forthcoming tour, what he has planned for the future and maybe even get a bit of Games Of Thrones Gossip!

Get locked to Mi Soul on Monday 29th February from 9pm to hear more!

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OK so whilst us RnB fans are a little upset that it’s been years since we’ve had any fresh material from the man himself, Raphael Saadiq has been doing a great job at endorsing new talent and bringing it to our attention! After ‘presenting’ Adrian Marcel in 2013, Saadiq is back to introduce us to singer / songwriter Jane Handcock as she releases her debut album, ‘Truth Be Told‘.

This album is an essential debut for RnB fans!! Click below to listen and pick up the album here

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Some collaborations are just sonically superior – this is one of them. Soulstress Yuna is getting ready to release her new album, ‘Chapters‘ in May and has just released the second single, ‘Crush‘ which features Usher.

Sultry, soothing and addictive, click below to listen and pick up ‘Crushhere.

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Singer / songwriter Raleigh Ritchie has been grabbing our attention since 2013 when he released his debut EP, ‘The Middle Child‘. Two EP’s, sold out gigs and lots of anticipation later today he drops his debut album entitled, ‘You’re a Man Now Boy‘.

Undeniably distinctive, Raleigh delivers 18 highly personal, self penned tracks on the album, blending a perfect balance of vulnerability and accessibility on each song. Whilst tracks like, ‘You’re a Man Now Boy‘ and ‘Never Better‘ provide insights into Raleigh’s private life, others such as ‘The Last Romance‘ and ‘The Chased‘ play out like stories that listeners are taken on a journey for. There are lots of upbeat, fun moments too with tracks like ‘Keep it Simple‘ which features Stormzy and ‘The Greatest‘.

The slick production of the album comes from the likes of DJ Dahi, Sounwave, Chris Loco and more. If you want to fully appreciate the beauty of this album, takes some time and really listen, Raleigh Ritchie is not making background music with this album, it is a truly creative piece of work and an impressive, impactful debut.

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