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No Wyld – Odyssey

If you’re looking for something that exudes strength, power, confidence, drama – this is it. Formerly known as “The Wyld”, No Wyld fuse hip hop, rock, orchestral indie from Auckland, New Zealand. There’s no mistaking the thinking behind the title for… Continue Reading →

Emily Wells – Passenger

Mind. Blown. Just had to get that out there before I go into any detail about last night’s performance from Emily Wells at The Lexington. I’d listened to her 2012 album, Mama (Partisan Records), a few times before the show,… Continue Reading →

Some Friday R&B Mixes

Rarely post links to mixes but this is my first Friday without the folks at Tonic – so I wanted to pick up a few R&B Mixes, including the one that’s keeping me dancing this evening. Without the R&B Fridays… Continue Reading →

Unexpected R&B covers

Spotted a couple of unexpected indie covers of some R&B favourites recently…and then went searching for more.

There’s no question over the R&B revival that’s happening right now – and has been for the last couple of years. New artists like Trey Songz, J Cole, Jesse Boykins putting their own twist on the legacy of music that soundtracked…

J. Cole – Work Out

Two more to go in the R&B series before I remind you again we treat all genres fairly here ;). Another one from Matt – I JUST found his (J. Cole’s – not Matt’s) new album “Cole World: The Sideline… Continue Reading →

A.Dd+ – Insomniac Dreaming (Prod By Black Milk)

OK so not R&B, more hip hop –  produced by Black Milk, who was responsible for “Album Of The Year” a release I discovered too late to make my top albums of 2010. A.Dd+ – Insomniac Dreaming How would you pronounce… Continue Reading →

Cocaine 80s – Anywhere But Here

This one’s courtesy of Mr. Tom Simpson (scroll down, he isn’t the fetching Egyptian lass at the top of the ‘About Us’ page) – cheers! – they’re a hip-hop collective put together by producer No I.D. featuring Common, James Fauntleroy, Kevin Randolph,… Continue Reading →

Ghostpoet – Love Confusion

I haven’t been to a hip-hop gig since NERD in 2009. And even that’s not really hip-hop in the sense I mean, is it…more of a crossover genre. It isn’t because I don’t want to go – more that most… Continue Reading →

Wise Blood – Loud Mouths

I did say there was another voice coming – here it is, and for a totally different reason: Wise Blood – Loud Mouths The vocal is not beautiful, and it won’t make you catch your breath (James Vincent McMorrow at… Continue Reading →

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