Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great restful holiday filled with joy, laughter, and most of all music. Let’s get the year started quick and right. Jakarta Records is probably one of the most consistent music labels always releasing top quality music. They have a wide range of artists from Jazz to Hip-hop including the illustrious songstress Nanna.B. After the success of her two highly acclaimed EPs, the Danish singer released her full-length album Solen. It is a heater, her voice is so dope! It is hard to categorize her sound, it is a mix of hip-hop, RnB and soul sprinkled with some jazz and electronic. The production on the album is tight never overwhelming Nanna.B’s voice. Go cop the album!
June 8th can’t come any faster!! The illustrious Kadhja Bonet will be dropping her second full-length album Childqueen. If you have never listened to her before, the first thing you will notice is her angelic voice, it is so smooth and heavenly. You are automatically taken to a divine place. Kadhja Bonet dropped two singles for you to get a sample of the new album, and they are on point. Don’t waste and click play below.
The temperature is rising, the sun is out, and the birds are chirping. It looks like winter is coming to an end. I can’t wait for summer and for those long hot days. Tom Misch’s new single, It Runs Through Me , gives off that summer vibe. He will be releasing his new album Geography on April 6th. The new single has this samba and Bossanova-esque vibe, his smooth vocals get you dreaming about the beach. The legendary group, De La Soul, features on the new single and still providing those signature raps. Check out the single below and look out for the album in April.
Summer is in full effect with the warm temperatures, the long days, and the upbeat vibes. Reva Devito, out of Portland, and B.Bravo, out of Los Angeles, just created the supergroup Umii whose sound is perfect for your summer nights. Reva’s angelic voice flawlessly flows over B.Bravo’s signature futuristic funk. The duo has dropped three or four singles but their single Dangerous is hypnotic, I have been playing on repeat for the last few days. Go cop these singles, I can’t wait for a full-length album. Highly Recommended!
I first heard Natalie Oliveri on the Freddie Joachim Remix of her song Treasure, and ever since I have been a follower. Natalie Oliveri, the illustrious songstress, just dropped a new single Timezone with BlvckVmish handling the production duties. The electro-soul production layers so well with Natalie’s silky smooth vocals to create this perfect soundscape. I highly recommend this single, and plus it is for free!
I apologize for the delay between posts, my bad, but let’s get to the music! Petijee on the Humble Grooves imprint just dropped a new full-length album Soul Paper Scissors, and it is dope! The Slovakian beatmaker layers and arranges some dope jazz samples over some great piano. One of the guest features includes the soul man Miles Bonny, and that track is fire! Go get this album!
It has been a quick minute since the last post, but the music is still streaming quickly and I am feeling it. October is going to be a good month, CM Jones’ new album M O T I O N S is dropping on October 15th on the Munchie Records Imprint. He released one single and a sampler track of the album, it sounds fantastic! It is a melange of different sounds and layers that ooze out smoothness. Don’t just take it for me, go listen to it below!