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Rachel Huggins – Take Control: Funk-Infused Deep Soul

There’s probably no preparing you for the amount of soulful Disco Funk which will greet your ears when you hit play on up and coming Deep Soul artist Rachel Huggins’ latest single “Take Control”.

But considering that the single is an inspiring hit based around taking control of your life, there’s no harm in Rachel Huggins throwing you in at the effervescent deep end.

With a slightly vintage 70s tone, there’s a familiarity to the single thanks to the archaic groove and the artist’s undilutedly soulful vocals which are extremely efficacious at sharing empowering vibes. For fans of the genre, you may as well start considering Rachel Huggins a quintessential artist.

You can check out the latest single from Rachel Huggins for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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D. Ward – Gone but anything but forgotten

Anyone who has live duets with Toni Braxton and Patti Labelle on their CV is someone who has clearly paid their musical dues and as the slick and soulful strains of Gone emanate from the speaker you know that you are listening to something a bit special. Yet despite being able to name drop those and many other top industry names D. Ward isn’t content to sit on his laurels and live off of past glories and this track, and the forthcoming album Journeys are proof of his this.

Soulful pop and groove-laden R&B lay down a platform for his amazing voice as he tells a tale of lost love, a reflective and wistful memory filled with a heavy heart and boundless emotion. Sometimes there is something to be said for an act which pulls familiar musical heartstrings, sometimes you might prefer the sound of an artist working at the modern edge of the genre in question. With D. Ward you get the perfect blend of both.

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London Duo FIKA Release Groove Pop Track “Wide Eyed”

Apparently Fika is the name of the Swedish concept to take a break and have a coffee, and Wide Eyed is certainly the sound of taking some time out of the hustle and bustle of modern life and switching the brain off for a while. It is also the sound of timeless soul and modern pop, chilled dance and subtle and supple grooves co-existing. There is also a wonderful intricacy here, built largely on slick guitar motifs which run around the main riff adding interesting detail without adding weight to the song.

In fact that is the joy of the music, that often there is a lot going on but as one musical idea is threaded through another, as hooks and riffs compliment each other, finishing each others sentences rather than talking over each other, what is created is a delicate weave of sound which seems to remain as light as air. You have heard the old cliche less is more, well, this maybe the first band you will ever come across who could be described as being more is less. How do they even do that?

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Van Den Wolfe’s ‘My Love is Calling’ Is Seriously Funky!

Every generation gets to experience the amazing music of their youth and then gaze in horror at the strange expressions of those that come after. Everyone wants to know what comes next, but they also fear the changes that may occur. Van Den Wolfe is among those who understand the truth: music is not linear. Trends may come and go, but expression is timeless and there’s no reason to ever abandon a style that can ring infinitely through our society.

My Love is Calling is a track that may take some people back to the clubs they used to dance in. They remember their clothes, their hair, their friends and loved ones. But this isn’t a track they’ve heard before. The nostalgia for the time may be evoked, but this is a song that has every bit as much to deliver to those inexperienced in the ways of funk and disco. This song is a perfect gateway to realizing that music is for everyone and that a little soul can go a long way. Get your shoes, we’re going dancing!

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Brandyn Kaine’s ‘Holy Light’ will make you want to hit the dance floor

https://youtu.be/-pDS9PwPfSo

With Holy Light Brandyn Kaine sits at the cross roads of many different influences. You can still hear some of the alternative hip-hop vibes that he has used as a core for previous songs but here he adds some intriguing additional sounds. Dreamy electro-pop and infectious dance grooves push the song in a much more obviously commercial direction but do so without abandoning the more urban soul sound that will keep him sweet with more underground tastes.

But that ability to cater to those who are more discerning in their musical choices and those who just want to hit the club floor and forget the world for a few hours is a neat trick if you can do it, few can. Brandyn Kaine certainly can.

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A&R Factory Present: White Limo

Following the single Queen in October 2016 comes the brand new single Fixing Replacing. The track is a big but intimate rock anthem, with a groove that oozes of epic arena rock.

White Limo has been around since 2012, and with our luxury arena rock we’ ve managed to fill the void that is in the Rock-scene today. Influences from the Foo Fighters, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age and Biffy Clyro is heard clearly in our music. The debut album “Secret Sounds” was released in 2013. The album was praised in the press and took us around Sweden. The second album “Magic Formula” was released in February 2015 and that album was praised as well.

Magic Formula goes deeper into the polished arena rock and makes it clear that they have found there sound. They also started their own podcast ”White Limo Rocks Podcast” late 2016, and it has been an exiting thing for the band.

The band consist of 4 driven guys who wants nothing more than to put you in the limo and give you the ride of a lifetime. Manager for the band is the eminent Roger Östman, who has over 20 years in the music industry.

Nisse Lindberg – Lead Vocals, Guitar

Andy Larsson – Guitar, Choir

Oliver Gonzales – Bass

William Kjellgren – Drums & Cymbals

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A&R Factory Present: Anna Dellaria

At just 20 years old, singer-songwriter Anna Dellaria has performed with the likes of Chaka Khan, John Fogerty, Lamont Dozier, and more. Dellaria currently studies music at the prestigious USC Popular Music Program in Los Angeles, CA.

Hailing from San Francisco, CA, Dellaria began singing at age 6 when she discovered the soulful melodies of Aretha Franklin and Lauryn Hill, and began songwriting at age 12 under the imagery fueled influence of Jeff Buckley. Her ability to create has been recognized by the likes of Mike Grubbs (“One Tree Hill”; lead singer of Wakey!Wakey!), Disney music supervisor Matt Mugford, and Chop Shop music supervisor Kasey Truman.

Dellaria has had the opportunity to consistently work with world renowned performers like Patrice Rushen (Artist; “Forget Me Nots”, Performer; Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock), and Romeo Johnson (Vocalist for Michael Jackson; vocal coach for Mariah Carey,The Voice) who says, “Anna Rose Dellaria, an awesome talent! I love the natural soul that comes through her beautiful instrument! Her teachable spirit and work ethic will take her far”. Anna Dellaria continues to produce, write, and perform new music and is set to release her debut solo music this Spring.

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