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Rian Music- I’m the One: Mysterious, distorted yet infectious

Rian Music has released the latest single ‘’I’m the One’’. Pop and RnB intertwine to create this strange yet insanely catchy track.

The instrumentation has this infectious rhythm that stands out in the background, with the use of a clicking effect, and the loud and hard-hitting drum beats, the sound effects used to create the melody is impressive in itself, the beat and the way in which the vocals collide alongside it is excellent.

Throughout you begin to hear this strong, clear female vocal that takes it into a more acapella style, as her humming begins to sway in and out of the whole track, to give it this more relaxing and zen style. But then you’re taken back again to the high energy vocals and melody that gives it that RnB and Pop sound.

You can check out Rian Music’s new release by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Rapper 1K Kee releases single Lose Control (Prod.Tonycoco)

‘’Lose Control (Prod.Tonycoco)’’ is the new single by Rapper 1K Kee it’s a mixture of Rap, RnB and Hip-Hop. Intertwining three different styles into a short yet very catchy track.

Some listeners prefer songs to be longer, some prefer it to be shorter, this one is the right length and it’s enough time to give the audience a real taster of just what 1K Kee has to offer. He’s someone that knows how to create a contagious beat, even if the lyrics are repetitive, the melody that goes alongside it completely tops it all off.

At the start it’s very much like a fast pace piano tune, then the drum beats come in, as the RnB elements take the lead, by adding in the effect of repeating what they say in a high-pitched animated tone, to give it that more electronic, remix feel.

Lose Control is one that shows the importance of sound and how well a certain melody can create something that will definitely be stuck in your head.

Check out Lose Control (Prod.Tonycoco) by 1K Kee for yourself by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Karley Myall

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Wazi Maret releases album Beats in the Basement: Rap and Electronica combine

Wazi Maret has recently dropped his new nine-track anthology ‘’Beats in the Basement’’. A variety of different sounds combine, from electronica, RnB, Rap and Hip-Hop. Wazi knows how to completely nail a killer beat and this collection proves that.

Each song is so distinct in their own way, some stand out more than others, but there is always a creative and up-beat melody in each one, as for the vocals they’re more of a slow pace Rap rather than being in your face and too quick, the way the beat collides alongside the vocals is excellent and the amount of talent that goes into being able to create the rhythms that Wazi portrays in this album, is impressive and shows a load of potential.

Wazi has created an anthology that shows just how well he can mix a tune together and the lyrical approach is honest and he’s not afraid to get to the point and talk about how he feels, this one is a must if your into really hard-hitting Rap lyrics followed by energetic beats and electronic sound effects.

Check out Wazi’s album for yourself by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Jimi Amor – For You: Serenely Melodic Downtempo RnB

Up and coming RnB Soul artist Jimi Amor made his 2020 debut with the hypnotically smooth single “For You”. If you’re a sucker for serenely melodic downtempo RnB you may want to start preparing your vibe-out urban playlists for the sticky-sweet hit now.

With even more sensually appealing tracks to be released as part of their upcoming EP, the time to jump on their sound is now. While each of the tracks on their 3-track EP delivers the same mellifluous cathartic ambience, each soundscape contains a different mesmeric sentiment which will make your own soul feel recognised.

You can check out Jimi Amor’s debut single For You for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Up and coming artist Nolai’s single Stay is the aural evolution RnB has been waiting for

Up and coming RnB artist Nolai blew us away with their bar-setting single Without You. Their latest futuristically-romantic single Stay has given us another reason to get excited about the commercial potential which lingers in their inspired approach to EDM RnB Pop.

The vibrantly explorative soundscape may be a far cry from what you can expect from traditional RnB, and so are Nolai’s fiery nuanced vocals. Yet, accessibility still remains the essence of the melodically infectious single.

Even though there’s a sure enough injection of attitude within the mix, Stay is the perfect introduction to Nolai’s ability to leave you aurally endeared from the moment you hit play.

You can check out Nolai’s latest single Stay for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Rielle – Can’t Do This: Empoweringly All-Consuming RnB Pop

Right from the first few notes in RnB artist Rielle’s latest single “Can’t Do This”, you brace yourself to thrown into a hard-hitting melancholic single.

But what the prelude doesn’t prepare you for is the all-consuming nature of the chorus which allows Can’t Do This to stand as the ultimate testament to Rielle’s ability to orchestrate resonantly raw RnB Pop hits.

Even though the track title sounds fairly defeatist, Can’t Do This is irrefutably one of the most empowering RnB Pop singles we’ve heard in quite some time. The resonance isn’t hard to find in the lyrics, especially if you’ve ever had your self-esteem shattered by someone too blind to see your worth in the first place. There may not be many vocal melodies which can compel you to join in on the chorus before you’ve even learnt the lyrics to a track, Rielle has audibly made up for the shortfall with Can’t Do This.

You can check out Rielle’s single Can’t Do This for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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RnB, Pop and Hip Hop soulfully intertwine in Prejon’s standout single “Take Off”

If breaking Alt RnB artist Prejon has evaded your radar up until now, it’s definitely time to find out what the hype surrounding his genre-mashing sound is all about. Their standout single “Take Off” serves as the perfect introduction to their smooth, constraint-crumbling urban style

Within the sweet and steady mix, you’ll find nuanced elements of Hip Hop, Pop, Reggae and Neo-Soul. Despite Prejon’s tendency to create fresh new urban soundscapes, he has kept the groove in Take Off accessibly arrestive. Take Off may venture far from what you would expect from an archetypal RnB track, but one thing which Prejon did keep traditional was the romantically-rendered soul which is poured into the vibing mix.

If your soul is still functioning, you’ll instantly warm to Prejon thanks to the artist’s charismatically humble vocal delivery which seamlessly switches from pitch-perfect harmonics to accordant Rap verses. And you can expect just as many evolutions in the sun-soaked beats.

You can check out Prejon’s single Take Off for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Josh Kab serves up striking soul in his Alt RnB Hip Hop single “If I Cry”

Soul may be the cornerstone of RnB, but there’s a strikingly potent serving of it in up and coming artist Josh Kab’s alternative album “Sad Boy Hours”.

In the Standout track “If I Cry”, Josh Kab has merged 90s RnB, New Wave Trap, and Old School Hip Hop to create a mix which offers unpredictable progressions. One thing which remains as a constant is the level of emotion projected into the mix.

Between the moody rap verses and striking RnB crooning, there’s a smorgasbord of sentiment which isn’t all too shy about resonating. Josh Kab went beyond the usual Sad Hip Hop style with If I Cry by creating an organic track which perceptibly came straight from the soul.

You can check out Josh Kab’s single If I Cry along with the rest of their album via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jay Karnell – There for You featuring BADKids: A Vibing RnB Funk Pop Jam

As RnB goes, it’s rarely as unapologetically experimental as Jay Karnell’s latest single “There for You” featuring BADKids.

Within the mix, you’ll find a smorgasbord of different influences, from Funk to Indie to EDM, to Pop, it’s all in there and weaved together by the artist’s soul and charisma.

Around the electronic beats, you’ll be able to appreciate the ever-absorbing presence of Blues Funk riffs which take the track to the next level. With their vocals and lyrics, Jay Karnell kept their style much more archetypal. So despite the creative originality in There For You, any Seal fans will be in for a treat when they hit play.

You can check out Jay Karnell’s vibing RnB Pop Jam for yourselves by heading over to Soundcloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Indie & RnB Converge in Alternative Artist gmj.’s Debut EP “morning breakthrough.”

Up and coming artist gmj. has recently made their soulful genre-mashing debut with the 3-track EP “morning breakthrough.”

Each of the singles is as experimentally captivating as the last. But the perfect introduction to gmj.’s instrumentally hypnotic yet blisteringly raw lyrical approach to production is the single “Children in the Rain”.

Children in the Rain starts by unfolding as your fairly archetypal RnB ballad. Yet, the familiarity which is found in the prelude and former verses slips away and creative ingenuity starts to build in its place.

As the track progresses, cuttingly sharp Indie tones are infused to completely transform the soundscape. It was a transfixing listening experience to hear the discord being thrown into the mix after such a mellifluous start. gmj. is undoubtedly one to watch.

You can check out gmj.’s latest single along with the rest of the EP by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast