Archive | Indie R&B

Adrian Daniel drops slow burning rnb single ‘Deadly Attraction’

Brooklyn native Adrian Daniel has produced a sensual indie R&B original titled, “Deadly Attraction.” The captivating singer/songwriter has mastered genre-blending with his soulful vocals, colorful electronic flair, and smooth flowing melodies. “Deadly Attraction” is Adrian Daniel’s first release of 2018 and his style can best be described as something between Frank Ocean and The Weekend.Some […]

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Hurley Mower ft Manasseh – Metronome

Hurley Mower and vocalist Manasseh mesh colorful indie R&B vibes with laid back, elegant vocals to create a stunning original titled, “Metronome” — out now via Lowly Palace The captivating piece features glowing synths over smooth waves of bass compiled with relaxed beats. “Metronome” is the perfect combination of tasteful, easy going sounds coupled with an […]

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Tyler, the Creator, Kali Uchis, Bootsy Collins, & BadBadNotGood join forces on smooth new track

Colombian-born R&B singer-songwriter Kali Uchis has tapped Tyler, the Creator, funk maestro Bootsy Collins, and eclectic jazz outfit BadBadNotGood for her diversified new song, “After the Storm.”Uchis is preparing to release her debut album this spring via Interscope/Virgin Records, of which this track will be a part of. “After the Storm” is not the first time Uchis […]

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19-year-old singer/producer Demo Taped merges electronic with R&B on ‘Pack of Gum’

At just 19 years old, Demo Taped is set to become one of the most unique electronic producers in the game. His unique take on R&B infused electronic music has already garnered the up-and-coming producer over 7 million streams on Spotify.His latest release, “Pack Of Gum,” is a pleasant mix of synth melodies, soft vocals and […]

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Good Morning Mix: Floating Points b2b Motor City Drum Ensemble live at Dimensions 2014

Few sets compare to the near six-hour showdown that took place on the final night of Croatia’s Dimensions festival in 2014.A huge lightning storm broke out as Motor City Drum Ensemble and Floating Points were poised to close out the night. In an effort to combat the uncertainty, the two decided to share the decks on the Eglo stage while […]

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William Crooks – quit + wolves (cover)

Covers are seemingly a poor fit in electronic music. The extra latitude afforded artists when they choose to remix a track — inherently giving them license to veer from the original as much or as little as they please — is eminently attractive and become something of an industry standard. What remixes don’t provide, however, […]

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Billie Eilish joins Vince Staples for fiery new single

15-year-old singer-songwriter Billie Eilish released her debut EP, Don’t Smile at Me, in August. Vince Staples, meanwhile, released Big Fish Theory, which was largely regarded as one of the best electronic hip-hop albums of the year. Now, the two mavens have connected on a new track “&Burn,” an alternative version to the Eilish-led “Watch.” “&Burn” is […]

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Role Model releases melancholic ‘Arizona In The Summer’ EP

Portland, Maine based Tucker Pillsbury, better known as Role Model, has released his debut EP, Arizona In The Summer. The project is laden with brooding emotion and outfitted with a mercurial wardrobe of atmospheric dressings; experimenting with lo-fi sound, surf rock influences, and downtempo, Role Model’s first EP sees the 21 year old artist refine his own singular sound.The puissant tug […]

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Post Malone – I Fall Apart (xo sad remix)

Xo sad is the latest artist to take on Post Malone‘s emotive hip-hop track “I Fall Apart,” off his 2016 album Stoney.In fact, after an infallible rework from Slander, xo sad follows a slew of artists that have jumped on a variety of Post Malone’s heavy-hitting chart-toppers. Unlike their contemporaries, xo sad exudes an undeniably distinct undertaking.Instantaneously, the […]

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Frank Ocean’s officially launched a Grand Theft Auto radio station and it’s solid

Fans of Frank Ocean can now practice “Self Control” while cruising at 120 MPH or committing a number of virtual crimes. Unfortunately, that particular Ocean track’s not on his new virtual radio station, but, Ocean’s radio station on Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online does boast a “Pretty Sweet” collection.GTA’s Doomsday Heist update brought access to Ocean’s new station, which he’d […]

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Michael Mason – Evil Presence ft Sophie Meiers

New York-based Michael Mason has just released a refreshingly distinct collaboration with rising singer-songwriter Sophie Meiers.“Evil Presence” is far removed from its name in its immensely immersive and delicate indie R&B style. Meiers’ voice does have a hauntingly evocative appeal to it, but rather than being an off-putting eerie tune or brimming with monstrous future […]

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Gorillaz – Andromeda (DRAM Special)

Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith has had arguably one of the largest breakout years of any artist in 2017. Known by his stage name DRAM, the American R&B and hip hop virtuoso has humble beginnings in Hampton, Virginia and has since garnered more than 400 million streams for his track “Broccoli,” which features another breakout rapper by the name of Lil Yachty.DRAM originally […]

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Swedish newcomer ADAM 888 introduces feverish electro soul single ‘VibrationZ’

Seemingly out of nowhere, Swedish newcomer ADAM 888 has capped the year with one of the weirdest yet most wonderfully unprecedented debuts. A professional skier turned music artist, whose background also spans various video directing duties, the recent Warner Norway signee wastes little time establishing himself as a welcome oddball on the Nordic front. ‘VibrationZ’ […]

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Miguel steps one foot outside the bedroom in ‘War & Leisure’

Erotic-funk singer/songwriter, Miguel‘s fourth studio album, War & Leisure, is likely his most conscious, inventive body of work to date. Miguel is most widely known for his massive R&B ballad “Adorn,” which won him a Grammy in 2013. The track was released on his 2012 Kaleidoscope Dream, the LP that signified Miguel’s leap towards a more overtly psychedelic variation of his Pop/R&B production style.In addition to […]

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WAJU Feat. ELIONA – Good Company

American newcomer WAJU has rallied strong momentum since ticking onto the radar courtesy of Majestic Casual single “My Luv.” The Sweden-based producer now links up with vocalists Eliona for “Good Company,” an island inspired extension of the blissful urban pop sound he has hallmarked to date. Catchy without sounding too much like urban pop’s status […]

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Ryan Hemsworth stuns with Korean R&B Mix

Ahead of a month-long Asian tour that will take him to Japan, China, South Korea, the Philippines, and Singapore, talented Canadian DJ/producer Ryan Hemsworth has crafted a delightful Korean R&B mix on YouTube. The dreamy mix is nearly 40 minutes long and features some of the biggest Korean artists in the game right now including Dean, Woogie Park, […]

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Launchpad: Indie dance for the winter blues

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.Thanksgiving is over, it’s still a month until Christmas, which means there remains a […]

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Frank Ocean unveils Cyber Monday physical exclusives for his ‘Endless’ album

Frank Ocean has proven time and time again to be an avid fan and student of the musical experience. Presently, it seems he’d like for his fans to enjoy his music in any listening capacity they please. In that vein, Ocean has unveiled numerous physical editions of Endless, the visual album he released last year.Available for just […]

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Sunday Morning Medicine: seeing extended family sucks, this playlist doesn’t

Sunday Morning Medicine is an eclectic playlist for the chill at heart. Curated weekly, chillers of divergent tastes Alexandra Blair and Michael Cooper bring you a selection of tracks to relax to. Our editorial feature highlights the cream of the crop, but you can follow the official playlist on Spotify. This week’s opening salvo comes courtesy of vocalist Sophie Meiers. With Baltimore-based producer Vide […]

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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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