Archive | Indie R&B

Billie Eilish releases fiery new video, ‘watch’

Fifteen-year-old Billie Eilish has been busy making waves in the pantheon of pop. Over the course of the last year,  the young “pop prodigy,” as hailed by Billboard, has created a niche in music. One might even recall that artists like Tove Lo, Charli XCX, and Lorde have endorsed and expressed their own love for the young star […]

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Lorde taps SZA, Khalid & Post Malone for explosive ‘Homemade Dynamite’ remix

Lorde never disappoints. Just this month, the pop star performed an interpretative dance rendition of “Homemade Dynamite” at the VMAs as opposed to not performing at all, since she was suffering from the flu. While some viewers found it discomforting to watch the singer prance silently across the stage, Lorde did it with radiating joy. Later speaking about […]

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Moods – Truth ft. Beau Nox (Original Mix)

The inaugural releases of Rotterdam beatmaker Moods have been a soulful affair, with singles as varied as sample-savvy “Love Is Real” and the Sam Wills assisted “How I Feel” cutting to the core of the projects experimental take on the borderlines of electronic pop and R&B.With his debut album for Kraak & Smaak‘s Boogie Angst […]

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Giraffage releases unconventional dance tune ‘Maybes’ ahead of new album

San Francisco’s bedroom-based producer Charlie Yin, better known as Giraffage, has an album on the way. In a recent interview with NPR, the producer explained he barely left his room throughout recording. “So, basically, I didn’t go outside,” he said of the two years he spent making his debut record, Too Real (out Oct. 20 […]

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Lemaitre (feat. Maty Noyes) – Higher (Remixes)

Lemaitre has released the remixes for their single “Higher” from Jerry Folk, WNDR, and ZERB.Jerry Folk’s remix has a nostalgic texture to it, while WNDR and ZERB’s remixes are futuristic. Folk superbly crafts melodies and depth within his remix by manipulating the vocals. By bringing the energy down a notch, Folk gives us a smooth, panning […]

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Evil Needle – Pays Her Bills (ft. Noah) [Exclusive]

Paris-based producer Evil Needle has announced a new LP Abyssal and released its first single, a collaboration with vocalist Noah dubbed “Pays Her Bills.” A subdued intro belies the smooth groove that will underpin the entire track.With a style that is clearly indebted to early 90s hip hop, swirling synths give the track flavor and a […]

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Flume put together a comprehensive hip-hop guest mix on Apple Music and it goes

Flume is undoubtedly one of modern music’s most intriguing tastemakers. After announcing last month he was “working on a whole bunch of new ideas, bits and pieces,” the artist’s now released a guest mix on iTunes where his sheen creative cognizance shines.The Future Classic guest mix showcases 11 of his favorite new hip-hop tracks. Pulling from an […]

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cln – Switch Gears (ft. pseudo) [Original Mix]

With the current domination of urban music on the US charts, the influence of rap, hip-hop, and R&B has disseminated into the dance sphere as well. From Marshmello & Khalid to features like PARTYNEXTDOOR and Future on Calvin Harris’ album, the age of urban-electronic is upon the dance community, and Brisbane upstart cln has caught […]

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Frank Ocean drops new song ‘Provider,’ says ‘there’s more to come’

While much of the world was watching 2017’s iteration of MTV’s Video Music Awards, Frank Ocean took the opportunity to pull something a move straight out of his wheelhouse as the artist aired a brand new episode of his Beats 1 show.On the last episode of blonded Radio back in May, Ocean shared a solo version of “Biking” and the A$AP Rocky, […]

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Wingtip – Cross Your Mind ft. Morgxn (Original Mix)

Casablanca Records signee Wingtip has been putting out a eclectic stream of singles over the past year. Now back with rising vocalist Morgxn, Wingtip has just shared his most recent effort, “Cross Your Mind.”Co-written by up-and-coming singer, songwriter, and producer Lauv, “Cross Your Mind” features a calming and inspiring mix of guitars, horns, and gentle electronic […]

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Lenis – Until The Day Of (Original Mix)

On her newest release “Until The Day Of,” electro-R&B crossover songstress Lenis shows a previously unseen vulnerability to her artistry. As a follow up to her buzz-generating debut “Told Him,” the new track aims to soothe worries about two people parting ways. The San Diego-based artist remains hopeful for the future on the new track. Rolling in like a storm […]

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WDL – Cashmere (Moods Remix)

Boogie Angst patron Moods has quickly become a solid exporter of soulful indie dance from the Netherlands.With the first single from his much-anticipated debut album just around the corner, the Dutch producer flips WDL‘s album jewel “Cashmere” into the blissful terrain we’ve come to expect from both his remixes and original material. With Roads’ vocals perfectly […]

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Brasstracks – Favorite ft. VanJess (Original Mix)

Usher in the weekend with a smooth, sultry original mix from Brooklyn-based Brasstracks.“Favorite,” featuring vocalist VanJess, is a sensual journey from start to finish. With a slow, steady beat, steamy vocals from VanJess and subtle horn stabs, “Favorite” is showcases the duo’s flawless production skills. VanJess’ vocals perfectly complement this soulful style.The R&B/soul track is […]

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Snakehips & Ann-Marie – Either Way (feat Joey Bada$$)

Snakehips continues to blend genres with yet another collaboration with a big name rap artist. Teaming up with fellow Brit Ann-Marie and Brooklyn based emcee Joey Bada$$, Snakehips are back again with their newest mingling of indie dance and hip hop entitled “Either Way.” Building off of releases with the likes of Chance The Rapper, Tinashe, Anderson .Paak and […]

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Snakehips & Ann-Marie – Either Way (feat Joey Bada$$)

Snakehips continues to blend genres with yet another collaboration with a big name rap artist. Teaming up with fellow Brit Ann-Marie and Brooklyn based emcee Joey Bada$$, Snakehips are back again with their newest mingling of indie dance and hip hop entitled “Either Way.” Building off of releases with the likes of Chance The Rapper, Tinashe, Anderson .Paak and […]

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Umii – ‘This Time’ EP

After releasing singles over the past few months, Umii, a duo consisting of rising vocalist Reva DeVito and producer B. Bravo, have released their first EP. Titled This Time, the three-track project explores funk, disco, and more.“Don’t Let Up” is an upbeat and lighthearted song with an infectious bounce. The next track, “Dangerous,” is a soulful […]

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Listen to Ember Island’s euphoric cover of Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’

Ember Island hase become synonymous with enchanting covers of high-powered pop and dance music tracks, including Jack Ü and Justin Bieber’s “Where Are Ü Now,” The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” and Porter Robinson’s emotional ballad “Sad Machine,” to name a few.Now the Swedish electro-pop trio has transformed Rihanna’s iconic “Umbrella” with their melodic magic and captivating dreamlike synths. Celebrating […]

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Premiere: Rowland Evans – Vodka Soda

Rowland Evans is burning up the night with his latest track “Vodka Soda.” This young musician is gaining traction with his pulsating style that combines elements of funk and bass. This release features a hard, thumping bass line and funky keys that together create a fun summer jam. This track is a pivoting point for the breakout producer, […]

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Tyler, the Creator blossoms on neatest introspective work ‘Flower Boy’

Tyler, the Creator’s highly anticipated record Flower Boy, promoted as Scum Fuck Flower Boy, has at last been planted in the oval-shaped membranes of its beneficiaries, those same individuals who’d been patiently awaiting a follow-up to the artist’s 2015 LP Cherry Bomb —one that seemed may never arrive. In contrast to his previous offerings, Tyler promoted […]

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Kamaliza – Zanzibar (Original Mix)

Australia has always been a breeding ground for eclectic electronic talent and Kamaliza is latest name to pop up from the continent. Blending emotional songwriting and ethereal instruments, the Sydney-based newcomer showcases his multitude of talents on his sophomore single, “Zanzibar.” Low-key synth melodies accompanied by a brisk yet calming drum pattern, Kamaliza manages to […]

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