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 πŸ™‚

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

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

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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

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!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ytqQD34GlA

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.

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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo-Rte6cNF8

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

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