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Ronbon – Team on Fire: The Artist Using Trap to Drive R&B into the 21st Century

When a vocals hit you like a punch to the throat with the level of passion and emotivity which has been poured into a single, you know you have just stumbled across an exceptional artist.

Which is just what happened when I hit play on RonBon’s latest single “Team on Fire”. The R&B & Soul artist has an arrestive prodigal approach to R&B, but I’m sure that fans of 90s R&B will still come to appreciate the sheer level of visceral romanticised pain which has been poured into Team on Fire.

With the distinctively raw vocals resting on a platform of smoothly rhythmic Trap with plenty of reverb flowing from the synth there isn’t a sweeter soundscape to slip into whilst being pierced by the perceptible levels of emotion in the lyrics.

You can check out RonBon’s latest single Team on Fire for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Fieldy – Soft & Red: Melodically Mesmerising R&B Hip Hop

“Soft & Red” may at first glance seem like a questionable title for a track, but once you’re comforted by the fact that it’s a sweet romantically-inclined R&B Hip Hop track any questions or reservations you may have about up and coming artist Fieldy’s latest single.

The British singer, songwriter and producer may have cooked up a fairly simplistic beat which doesn’t seem to test many boundaries of the genre. Yet, this is just one of the reason’s why the slightly lo fi track is so accessible. You know exactly what you’re getting with Soft & Red, and that’s one melodically mesmerising smooth offering of contemporary urban aural alchemy. With his future releases I have no doubt that Fieldy will set himself apart, and lead the rest of his contemporaries audibly quaking.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Naeem Proved that Less is More with His Latest Single “Noche Larga”

Some may say that effortlessly stylish melodies are the best, and we’d be inclined to agree. We were even more convinced after checking up and coming R&B Hip Hop artist Naeem.  For his latest single “Noche Larga” he went with a melodic, wavy, and infinitely mesmerising approach. Yet, unlike most other ambient tracks, there’s a clear level of distinction in the soundscape through the clever use of spatial effect which gives the track a stripped back and raw appeal.

There’s probably no sweeter sound to slip into. The fact that my uni-lingual mind was unable to translate the lyrics to Noche Larga was absolutely no issue for the pure amount of passion Naeem poured into the vocal harmonies.

You can check out Naeem’s latest single Noche Larga for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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R&B Pop Newcomer Smkrsroom Proves Why He Should be on Your Radar with Cool Me Down

Smkrsroom may very well become your new favourite up and coming R&B Pop artist after you check out his latest single “Cool Me Down”. To say it’s smooth almost seems like an understatement to the track which commands so much emotion even before the first verse has run through and that’s before you get into the ingenious lyrical hooks which pull you into the chorus. There’s never a chance to get bored within the complex and resonant soundscape of Cool Me Down, whether it’s the vocal styling that’s switched up or the momentum of the beat not one second of the track fell flat.

You can check out the official video to Cool Me Down for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now. But with his radio-ready sound, it won’t be long until you’re ingesting his instantly accessible hits over the airwaves.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jeyhan’s Piercing Vocals Strike Again With His latest R&B Laced Soul Pop Single “Control”

Jeyhan has come a long way with his sound since we got hooked on his soulful approach to Urban Pop with his single “Games”. With his latest release “Control” Jeyhan has created a poignantly compelling single which unfolds through emotive lyricism and overwhelming vocals. With a vocal range so diverse, you can barely accept that the vocals belong to one person. So, if you enjoy being mesmerised by pure vocal strength, you’re definitely going to need to check out Control which barely allows the digital instrumentals any space to breathe in the track. Yet the melodic synth-led instrumentals still do their part in making Control even more atmospheric.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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BMASE – At All: Soulfully Minimalistic R&B

Even though soul may be an integral part of R&B, there aren’t many artists whose soundscapes can quite match what is found in the powerfully sonorous track “At All” by up and coming artist BMASE.

If you’re looking for a melodic track, driven by emotion instead of instrumentals, At All should be a welcome addition to your playlists, even though the track is incredibly melancholic the strength in the vocals transforms the sound into one which is empowering to anyone who finds resonance in the poignant lyrics. The lush arrangements on the track are as minimal as they come, yet there’s no overexaggerating how arrestive At All is through the use of spatial effect.

You can check out BMASE’s latest single At All for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Prince TY ft JB Schofield – Money: Light & Breezy R&B-Infused Trap

“Money” is the latest intricately immersive new single from up and coming R&B Hip Hop artist Prince TY. To make the track that little bit sweeter he hooked up with fellow artist JB Schofield, together their talents combined to create a raw and textured soundscape which unfolds like no other we’ve heard.

Along with the light and breezy R&B vocals which run through with the perfect pinch of reverb to fit in with the melody of the beat, there’s also the addition of Jazz-style piano in the background. The multi-layered beat is sure to be appreciated by the audiophiles who will find the ingenuity of the light and trickling piano melody meeting with the kicks of the 808’s.

The latest single by Prince TY which dropped in November 2018 may be short and sweet, yet, there’s no forgetting the smooth alchemy he cooked up with Money. Which is why we have placed Prince TY firmly on our radar for 2019

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Lady Jay Delivers With New Single ‘We Tried’ Ft Ria Boss

Multi talented RnB vocalist and songwriter Lady Jay returns with new single ‘We Tried’ featuring Ria Boss. The track has an impressive mix of Jay’s Ghanaian roots but it also has a wonderful dash of popular Western RnB sounds which elevate it to new heights and gives it a delightfully exciting rich sound that is missing from the current charts at the moment. Boss and Jay fit together perfectly and their soulful voices blend together beautifully to create a mesmerising harmony overlayed with addictive beats. While the relatable lyrics of heartache will resonate with many listeners of all ages across the globe.

Overall this is an incredibly exciting release that has the potential to reach a wide audience of music lovers across the world thanks to its wonderful mix of Western RnB sounds, Ghanaian root vibes and a hint of soulful jazz. It’s a song that will entice many new fans to hit the play button and Lady Jay has created something that has all the ingredients needed for a single to become a chart hit.

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Jair Cobbs – Needle to my Skin: Sonorously Smooth R&B Soul

From the first verse of Jair Cobbs’ latest single “Needle to my Skin” the commercial potential hits you – that unmistakable sense of effortless talent, command of vocal harmony and contemporarily infectious beats. Jair Cobbs reinvents the slow and sonorous R&B Soul sound with an infusion of Trap, the 808s provide the structure for the reverb-soaked synth melodies which are perfectly produced all too easy to slip into.

Needle to my Skin is just one of the standout singles to feature on the San Angelo, US-based artist’s latest self-titled album in which each track explores a new emotion, with lyrics which are just as immersive as the flow behind the beats on the album, his debut album certainly packs the emotive punch.

You can check out Jair Cobbs’ latest single Needle to my Skin for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tavi – Heart Ain’t In It: Soul-Driven R&B Hip Hop

Singer, songwriter and dancer Tavi has stormed onto the R&B Hip Hop scene with her distinctively sensual, vibrantly smooth debut release of “Heart Ain’t In It. While you’d get no prizes for guessing what the track is about, there’s no predictability to be found in the progression of this single which kicks off with a Neo-Soul feel before the Trap beat gets chance to build.

The multi-layered downtempo mix has undergone pitch-perfect production to make sure each drop and build up in the beat isn’t just heard, it’s felt. It’s clear that no holds were barred with the candid nature of the lyricism which is made even more resonant with Tavi’s soulful and contemporarily stylish vocal dynamics.

You can check out Tavi’s latest single Heart Aint’ In It for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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