The interplay between Kaiya’s vocals and Ashton’s stripped down beat is what makes this such an enjoyable piece of music.
Seramic makes larger than life music with notes of funk and soul. His track “Same Mistakes” is a lesson in fusing old school soul elements alongside electronic funk.
Better late than never: got much love for this track from Leven Kali. Such a funky sound with a wonderfully upbeat vibe, what’s not to love! The more I listen to this guy, the more I’m tipping him for big things in the near future.
Anderson Paak’s meteoric rise in the past year or so can be attributed to a lot of things but the most visible reason is that the man is relentless in creating and collaborating. His longtime partner in crime for NxWorries, super producer Knxwledge, joins him in special live version of a few of their tracks, wonderfully ‘visually remixed’ by Ruff Mercy and Ross Harris.
I’ve heard quite a few remixes of this classic track from Soul II Soul but Zikomo’s flip is the only one with a fresh perspective and a brooding, funkatron feel. Slow bounce.
Smooth smooth, Peace and Love. One of the top hip hop producers of the last few years, Tall Black Guy, supplies the beats and the atmosphere, vocalist Masego hits the perfect notes between romance and despair.
Brooklyn-based soul singer Gabriel Garzón-Montano is gearing up for his first LP release in nearly 2 years, Jardin (out on 1/27). ‘Crawl’ showcases everything about his music that first caught my imagination with his first single “Keep on Running”: smooth vocals, funky production and thoughtful lyrics.