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Lo Marie – All the Love: Orchestrally-Rounded RnB Neo-Soul

“All the Love” is the palpitatingly soulful standout single from up and coming RnB Soul artist Lo Marie and her deftly talented array of instrumentalists.

There is no better introduction to her dynamically mellifluous vocal talents combined with her tendency to revive archaic sounds and give them a brand-new 21st-century appeal than All the Love.

Complete with classical strings, the soundscape simultaneously offers you the familiarity of slipping into the warm tones of Neo-Soul and the experience of drinking in the nuanced harmonic distinction of a truly authentic artist. The single perfectly captures the often frustration of trying to convince someone that they are worthy of love. If you’ve been there, don’t be surprised if this track hits you like a tonne of bricks emotively. Aurally, it’s one of the most ethereally light singles we’ve heard which offer such stark bruising emotion.

You can check out Lo Marie’s single All the Love for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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D’Andre – Dancing Queen ft Java & CassLitAF

Instead of waiting until summer to drop their smooth grooving up-vibe RnB Hip Hop drop, US artist D’Andre treated fans of soulful urban melodies to their latest sun-kissed mix “Dancing Queen” on December 13th.

In collaboration with Java & CassLitAF, Dancing Queen became a mix full of smooth rhythmic danceable hype. With everyone from Jay Z to Bob Marley to Michael Jackson to Usher influencing the up and coming artists sound, they were free to run with their rhythmic expression without all too much consideration to genre constraints. Their expressive freedom definitely resonated in Dancing Queen.

The EDM Hip Hop beats offer a light intricacy while the vocalists constantly switch-up the vibe of the track making it a dynamic feat of romantic urban soul from the prelude to the outro.

You can check out D’Andre’s latest drop for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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M L V N – Soundwave: Reflectively Gentle RnB Soul Pop

London-based singer-songwriter M L V N (Melvin Turner) is set to release their debut album “Soundwave” on January 20th. And the airwaves are set to become an infinitely smoother thanks to the breaking talent’s nuanced contribution. There isn’t a vibe check in the world which M L V N couldn’t pass.

The gently rhythmic Soul Pop soundscapes carry the perfect amount of reflective magnetism. M L V N’s rich vocals succinctly allow you to put the lyrics into context before compelling you to quiescently reflect on your own reality. While the ambient instrumentals simultaneously feed you comforting tonally-warm catharsis.

Soundwave is a tension-stripping track which remains consistently immersive, from the first track to the last.

You can check out Soundwave for yourselves from January 20th via Spotify. Where you’ll also find their debut self-titled EP which was released in 2013 and their sophomore 2019 single Supermxn.

For more info and ways to listen, head over to M L V N’s official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Boris Massot Ft. EMRO – Disconnected Lines: Unadulterated EDM Hip Hop Catharsis

Alt Electronica Hip Hop artist and producer Boris Massot has followed on from their sensational debut “Running Out of Time” with their equally as resounding second single “Disconnected Lines”. This time, they teamed up with EMRO to create meltingly experimental RnB Trap mix which will undoubtedly amplify the hype surrounding them.

The concordant wavy grooves in Disconnected Lines prove just how disarmingly arrestive Hip Hop can be under the right production. While the constant vocal switch-ups keep the mix fresh from the first verse to the last. If you’re always on the lookout for cathartic Hip Hop which still comes with plenty of bite, you’ll strike gold with Disconnected lines.

You can check out Disconnected Lines for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Issa Bibbins – Hands Up (Please Don’t Shoot) featuring Sam Jones, Daniel Callahan, Mekell Cartel, SWADE

Childish Gambino’s track “This Is America” went viral, but there are plenty more eye-opening tracks which address the absurdity in our society which need the same amount of recognition, such as Hip Hop artist Issa Bibbins’ single “Hands Up (Please Don’t Shoot).

The track features the deft evocative talents of Sam Jones, Daniel Callahan, Mekell Cartel, SWADE. And together, they created one of the most grounding tracks on police violence and irrational fear of people possessing melanin I’ve ever heard.

While there’s plenty of lyrical conviction in Hands Up, the calm and open question of “why are you so terrified?” in the chorus is utterly ingenious. It’s a gentle but resounding way of pointing that the hate and fear are unjustifiable. Instead of creating an N.W.A.-style single born from aggression, Issa Bibbins opted for a far more effective approach. We certainly won’t be forgetting it in a hurry.

You can check out the official music video to Hands Up for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Artist and Producer Darshaan is Set To Release Their Latest Sublime Soulful Storm “Northern Line.”

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Artist and producer Darshaan has created yet another sublimely soulful storm with their upcoming Alt Electronic Pop single Northern Line which is due to drop on February 7th.

Usually, I can find an easy place to start dissecting a track; the vocals, the lyrics, the production, the instrumentals… Yet, with Northern Line., the London-based artist’s talent resounds in them equally.

You’ll get sentimentally-sweet poetry in the lyrics, a dynamic testament of Darshaan’s vocal ability as he lays down resoundingly mesmeric harmonies, and a smooth radio-ready production combined with progressively intricate beats. Something tells me that Darshaan is as much as a perfectionist as they are a pioneer. With each new evolution of the instrumental arrangement, the ingenuity needed to craft the hooks and seamless transgressions almost hit you as hard as the alchemic emotion which is found in this single.

You can check out Darshaan’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud from February 7th. In the meantime, check out their earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Hip Hop Artist King Omni Has Dropped His Most Dynamic Hit to Date with “ez”

Breaking Hip Hop artist King Omni dropped their fieriest hit to date with “ez”. The dynamic hit puts organic vibrant tones alongside deep reverberant bass to give King Omni the perfect platform to lay down his rap bars which seem to be constructed through pure wit. It may offer slightly more ambience than your average high-vibe Hip Hop track, but if authenticity is what you look for in Hip Hop, prepare to strike gold.

If you’re still under the impression that you still need to listen to the likes of Drake and Kendrick Lamar to hear a contemporary polished urban banger, let King Omni prove you wrong with the consistently evolutionary mix. From high-fire rap deliveries, to smooth harmonic crooning, ez offers it all in an accessibly seamless neat package.

You can check out the official music video to King Omni’s latest single ez for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Queen of Sultry RnB Hip Hop Lullabies T’Via Has Dropped Her Second Single “10”

RnB Hip Hop artist T’Via has followed on from the success with her debut single with the equally as harmonically sweet track “10”. She’s already made plenty of waves with her unique brand of “lullaby-Esque RnB”. But something tells me that she has only just started on her quest to dominate the airwaves with her sultry yet soothing tones.

The prelude to the single kicks off with an instantaneous melodic guitar hook which draws you into the concordantly dreamy mix from the first few notes. The equally as mellifluous verses and the earworm choruses allow you to stay hooked in the deep grooves of T’Via’s authentically polished sound. Even the harsh lashings off bass which were infused into 10 couldn’t take away the sublime serenity of listening to T’Via’s vocals.

You can check out T’Via’s single 10 for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Groove Inn – Drive ft. Denver Hall: Futuristically Sticky-Sweet Funk Soul Hip Hop

Up and coming artist Groove Inn teamed up with Denver Hall for their latest soulfully smooth eccentrically endearing EP “Summer Pack”

Each of the four singles offers a different sticky-sweet serving of Funk, Soul, Jazz, RnB, and Pop laced Hip Hop. But the standout track has to be the futuristic work of Funk-soaked Neo-Soul “Drive”.

Without any amount of deliberation, the track kicks in with the groove-deep bends of the bass accompanied by the instantly magnetic Rap verses. You’ll be hooked in the tonally warm hit from there on out.

Playful Hip Hop combined with pure Funk and Soul will always be timelessly uplifting. But the main distinction with Drive is how far they were able to project their sound into the future. It’s all too easy to expect plenty more innovation from Groove Inn in the future. I’d put them on your radar sooner rather than later.

You can check out Groove Inn’s single Drive for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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C.Miller – Whine feat Pharaoh London, Spitta Zay and B.Surius

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Shimmering high-vibe Hip Hop doesn’t come much sweeter than what you’ll find on US-based artist C.Miller’s debut album “Vibes”.

Their standout single “Whine” which was created in collaboration with Pharaoh London, Spitta Zay and B.Surius is the perfect introduction to their smooth warm approach to RnB soaked Hip Hop. The ambient and light beats come with the perfect polish. They also offer a synergetic platform for the vocalists to lay down their dynamic vocals upon. If you like smooth flowing Hip Hop, look no further.

After you hear this 2018 release, you’ll be joining us in the hope that C.Miller has more urban earworms up their sleeve to drop in 2020.

You can check out C.Miller’s track Whine along with the rest of the album via Apple Music

Review by Amelia Vandergast