The UK soul man Shaun Escoffery came by the Mi Soul HQ to shed light on new music, what makes him tick and to grace us with a wonderful acoustic performance in aticiaption of his SOLD OUT one off gig at Subterania (West London) March 29th 2019
Check out part one of the interview with part two and the acoustic session to follow.
Enjoy!!
R xx

BIG thanks to Kingsley for filming the whole session 🙂

R&B crooners Jon B and Donell Jones came to the UK for their R&B Icons tour and i managed to get Jon B in the hot-seat for a chat about his new album project ‘Understand’, talk through his collabo with Donell Jones and about his career thus far including being taken under the wing of the legendary Babyface.
Check out the interview in full here!!
Enjoy!
R xx


The wonderful Janelle Monáe is back in the music game strong after stelllar performances in two major Academy Award nominated flix Hidden Figures and Moonlight, the latter picking up the award at the 89th Academy awards.

Busy on film and busy putting out R&B niceness like this one!!
Watch out for her album Dirty Computer dropping April 27th. Pre order here

R xx

 

I’m a massive fan of this exciting new artist. She seems to be going from strength to strength and has now reached that point where anything she releases, i’m interested simply because of her open hearted lyricism and heavyweight beats designed for her supple vocal delivery.

Hailing from Leicester, Mahalia’s latest offering is produced by Maths Times Joy who was also responsible for her stand-out cut ‘Sober’ (9 Million YouTube views). 

There is currently no video for this track as yet but it’s so hot i needed to share it with you. When the official vid is ready i’ll replace this audio with visual, in the meantime, enjoy!!

R xx

 

 

 

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

@CarlyMond

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YwHRTCyrEo

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.

@CarlyMond

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:

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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

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