Blog: Sloane Ranger
It is hard to describe "soul" music sometimes. Songs can either be identified as "has soul" or "doesn't have soul." With that being said, this song has soul for days. Combine Mr. Legend's airy-rasp with Rick Ross doing Rick Ross things and you can see why this is the first single chosen off of the highly anticipated "Love in the Future" album. Though there have been a few delays, the album is slated for a tentative June 25th release date. Yes, that means you should set a reminder in your iPhone, folks.
Artist: shlohmo Title: Bo Peep (Do U Right) ft. Jeremih File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
Artist: Kendrick Lamar Title: Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe (Remix) ft. Jay-Z File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Hip-hop/rap
"I want no other", the French translation of Arthur Ashin's stage name, speaks volumes about the overall tone of his music. Operating out of Brooklyn, NY, Ashin blends R&B with ambient soul-pop, exploring themes of human instinct and raw emotion. "Counting", a track from his recent LP Anxiety , is a perfect example. You have to be in a certain frame of mind to absorb Arthur's sounds, though they deserve notable mention nonetheless.
FUNKY FRIDAY This groovy acoustic duo is based all the way out in Bergen, Norway. "Mrs. Cold" is off their third and most recent album Declaration of Dependence . This song is as smooth as Vincent Chase. Erlend Oye, one half of Kings of Convenience, is also the guitarist & vocalist of The Whitest Boy Alive, who have been featured before on Funky Friday. Check them out here . Enjoy the music, everybody.
UK born electronic producer Kieran Hebden has been quite a busy bee as of late. Releasing music since the beginning of the year-that-got-away-from-the-Ma yans, the man recently released a remix of JT's title track "Suit and Tie" from his forthcoming LP. After hearing this mix and the first two singles from The 20/20 Experience , SR gives you permission to renew your crush or bromance with the singer, songwriter, actor, dancer and whatever else he has tucked under his lapels.
These three hippies hail from Folly Beach, South Carolina. "Moonscapes" has brought Dangermuffin their most recognition to date. Today, they tour the country in a large couple of vans and play small clubs and bars. "Moonscapes" reflects the band's playful cleverness and their complete virtuosity. But above all, the song is just plain old catchy. Enjoy.
Justin Timberlake is having himself one hell of a March. In addition to hosting one of the better SNL episodes I've seen in recent memory, the crooner is currently preparing his much anticipated third album, The 20/20 Experience due out next week. Those of you who are itching to get their paws on the LP are in luck, as the entire album is currently free to stream in the iTunes music store. Click here to listen.
Artist: octobersveryown Title: Drake ~ 5AM In Toronto File Name: SoundCloud
FUNKY FRIDAY If your friends aren't already talking about Alt-J, chances are they will be soon. With their most extensive North American tour to date underway, as well as summer stops at Bonnaroo & Coachella, it's safe to say that this British band is on the brink of something huge. "Tessellate" is the third song on their brilliant debut album "An Awesome Wave," and it highlights all that is intriguing about this young band- avant-garde vocal melodies, layered percussion, and more than a few unexpected twists. Alt-J is remarkable, beyond classification. They need to be heard to be believed. Chiggity [...]
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- Mixmag - Perfectly
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