Sampa The Great, the Zambian born rapper, poet, and singer, just dropped her new free project Weapon Choice on the Australian label Wondercore Island. The production has this crazy experimental tip and was provided by Godriguez. But the thing that shines the most is Sampa’s voice and lyrics. You can be serenaded by focusing on her voice but at the same time be enlightened by the lyrical play. Go grab this project!
Lately I have been focusing mostly on the neo soul female vocalists but that doesn’t mean I don’t have love for the male singers. James Chatburn, the Sydney Australia native, has been making some big waves with his recent releases which include collabos from Jorden Rakei and Frank Nitt. James Chatburn’s voice is soulful and smooth and reminds me of an early John Legend. I can’t for an album to drop, check James on out!
I haven’t heard too much the Australian songstress MAÏA, I was lucky to hear her new single Life Is A Lie and I was blown away by her voice. MAÏA’s chilled vocals goes perfectly with the funky airy production. You can check out a few other tracks on her soundcloud. I can’t wait to hear more from MAÏA, hopefully there is an EP or a full length album in the works.
I have to be honest, I had no idea who Jordan Rakei was before today. I missed out big time! Jordan Rakei is an Australian soul singer/producer who is bringing back that Neo-Soul. His vocals are so reminiscent of D’Angelo that you have to make the comparison. I think Jordan Rakei’s smooth yet layered production fits perfectly with his soulful vocals. In the single Street Light of new EP Groove Curse, the vocals are the highlight, the single also features the talented Gwenn Bunn. The EP should drop very soon, don’t sleep!