Archive | Indie R&B

Meeka Kates Feat. Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez – No

Boogie Angst faithful Meeka Kates comes and goes unpredictably, but when he strikes up a tune it is seldom a dud. Never was this more than his return to Kraak & Smaak’s imprint this month courtesy of “No.” Accompanied by Brooklyn vocal talent Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez, the tracks ambient R&B fundamentals benefit from an organic fusion […]

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Miguel puts a fresh spin on ’80s R&B with new track, ‘Told You So’

Miguel routinely outshines his contemporaries. He’s most comfortable as a musical shapeshifter. After all, his work has largely drawn from eclectic, complex masterminds like Marvin Gaye and Prince — both very much challengers of the status quo in their own right. Much like Gaye and Prince, Miguel packaged his traditionalist R&B hits with standout qualities and, in turn, […]

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Eminem teams with Beyonce for his return, ‘Walk on Water’

After an elaborate marketing campaign and two days of cryptic teasers, the venerable Eminem has dropped a new song — the unexpectedly mellow “Walk On Water” — featuring a hook from queen-bee, Beyonce herself.I’MMM BACK #WalkOnWater #Revival @Beyonce #ShadyBack https://t.co/94pmI6Tgbk pic.twitter.com/aW3n2BHKZF— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) November 10, 2017Much to listeners’ surprise, “Walk On Water” is an undemanding number. […]

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Jackson Penn – Streelights On Mars

With prior writing credits for Kanye West, Selena Gomez, Steve Aoki and Martin Garrix alike, the debut single of Jackson Penn (real name Freddy Wexler) comes highly anticipated. For his debut, Wexler channels dreamy, guitar-driven pop with a sharp vocal edge. It has all the finesse of his A-list work whilst also breathing some new […]

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Caleon Fox straightens out his conscientious hip-hop for ‘Semi Cinematic’

Internet joker turned viral rap figure Caleon Fox is a breath of fresh air where West Coast rap is concerned. He promotes clean living, he doesn’t take himself too seriously, and behind the prankster prowess, the Oakland native has dropped some seriously infectious sounds. There’s a sense of the young talent turned rapper growing up […]

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Caleon Fox straightens out his conscientious hip-hop for ‘Semi Cinematic’

Internet joker turned viral rap figure Caleon Fox is a breath of fresh air where West Coast rap is concerned. He promotes clean living, he doesn’t take himself too seriously, and behind the prankster prowess, the Oakland native has dropped some seriously infectious sounds. There’s a sense of the young talent turned rapper growing up […]

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Stwo – Neither Do I ft Jeremih

Parisian hip-hop and R&B producer Stwo teams up with the notoriously sultry vocalist, Jeremih, on their new track, “Neither Do I.” Stwo, though tending to remain out of the spotlight, has been associated with some of the heaviest hitters in the music industry. In 2016, he was credited with co-producing Drake‘s “Western Road Flows.” Chicago’s Jeremih, on the other […]

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Kasbo releases dazzling new indietronica single ‘Bleed It Out’

In 2015, Kasbo played his first shows to massive, sold-out crowds in support of ODESZA’s In Return world tour. Quickly thereafter, the Swedish producer began cementing himself as one of electronic music’s most formidable up-and-comers. For his latest single — “Bleed It Out,” out now via ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective — the Swedish producer has joined up with vocalist Nea for a track that’s every […]

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SAKIMA drops candid, left-field pop EP, ‘Ricky’

SAKIMA made a splash back in May with his debut EP, Facsimile. Joining forces with LA tastemaker imprint Moving Castle, the LGBTQ+ producer showcased his inventive brand of left-field, R&B-influenced pop to an impressive degree. With his new 6-track EP, Ricky, he’s charting similar territory.Once again teaming up with Moving Castle, SAKIMA delivers silky downtempo beats mixed with candid lyricism. It’s the […]

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Brasstracks – Brownstone ft BXRBER

Brooklyn-based duo Brasstracks have become known for crafting an electrifying live music outfit that fuses electronica, funk, hip-hop, indie-R&B, and whatever else strikes their fancy. Now the improvisational producing partnership — made up of Ivan Jackson and Conor Rayne — have enlisted the help of rising UK-native vocalist BXRBER on their newest original, titled “Brownstone.”Building upon a steady stream of […]

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ODESZA release fervent new music video for their Leon Bridges collaboration, ‘Across the Room’

ODESZA is always seeking organic and innovative ways to share their music and connect with the masses. From their fan-made music video for “Line of Sight” to an insider’s look into the making of “Meridian,” Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills have, time and again, delivered on their shared artistic vision with a certain kind of thoughtful, premeditated fervor.In […]

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Exitpost x Noy Markel – Glimpse Of U

New York City’s Exitpost and Noy Markel have joined forces for a soothing, hypnotic new single ‘Glimpse Of U.’Exitpost creates a smooth, cooling foundation of lingering synth patches and punchy percussion for Markel’s reserved, emotional vocals. Markel’s vocals take center stage throughout the majority of the track, with Exitpost filling the production with a number […]

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Exitpost x Noy Markel – Glimpse Of U

New York City’s Exitpost and Noy Markel have joined forces for a soothing, hypnotic new single ‘Glimpse Of U.’Exitpost creates a smooth, cooling foundation of lingering synth patches and punchy percussion for Markel’s reserved, emotional vocals. Markel’s vocals take center stage throughout the majority of the track, with Exitpost filling the production with a number […]

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Launchpad: Mood Music

Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.We’re still reeling from yesterday. The terrible tragedy in Las Vegas and the loss […]

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Launchpad: Mood Music

Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.We’re still reeling from yesterday. The terrible tragedy in Las Vegas and the loss […]

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Blackbear – do re mi (Prince Fox Remix)

As LA-based crooner Blackbear continues to blow up, it’s no surprise that his RnB-inflected tracks are receiving the remix treatment from numerous producers. Prince Fox has thrown his hat into the ring on the vocalist’s latest, “do re mi.”Fox, in a wise decision, allows Blackbear’s verses to take center stage on his reproduction. The producer […]

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Premiere: Justin Caruso – Talk About Me (KAJ Remix)

After a previous stint in the progressive house duo Haxon & Rush— who’ve garnered support from the likes of Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Tritonal, Yves V and more—Italian producer KAJ has birthed a new solo musical project.It hasn’t been long since the conception of KAJ, but his release “Heartbreak” on Elysian Records has already been supported by Spinnin’ Records, Trapnation, […]

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Darci – Life (Original Mix)

A new secret about the enigmatic Darci has been revealed: the act is not comprised of one person, but two.With this new piece of information in mind, the recently-outed duo has presented their followers with yet another sensual piece of bass music. “Life” takes things to a basic, yet impactful level, utilizing deep frequencies and […]

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ALMA teams up with French Montana for club-primed ‘Phases’

The Finnish neon-haired diva ALMA has returned with a full-blown flaunt of her pop power on her latest with French Montana. After the 21-year-old first generated buzz last year with “Dye My Hair,” blowing up on Spotify and across Europe, she followed up with “Chasing Highs” this year. Now, with more than 55 million streams […]

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