Archive for the ‘R&B’ Category

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Every Friday someone asks me, “what’s happ’nin’ this weekend??”  This will be the place for you to find out.  If you have an event you’d like to submit to be featured, email me with the subject “Event Submission.”  I’ll feature it, along with other events happening within the same time frame. If it’s particularly dope, I’ll feature a more detailed write-up of your event.

(Right now, most events featured will be in Atlanta, since that’s my base.  I’m open to events country and world-wide though!)


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Yasiin Gaye

 

My apologies, this review is long overdue.  But to those of you that have no clue about this project, it’ll be right on time.  Amerigo Gazaway returns with a very seminal project, one that will continue to shape the format of the evolving mash-up.  From his Soul Mates series, Yasiin Gaye: The Departure (Side One) is the undeniable union of the divided soul singer Marvin Gaye and the artist formerly known as Mos Def, Yasiin Bey.  If you weren’t a believer in soul mates, this pairing will dispel your disbelief.  The Departure blends the two artists so seamlessly, it’s as if they were creating simultaneously in the studio.

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mara hruby

First heard of Mara Hruby when Big K.R.I.T. posted a picture of the two of them chillin’ outside of Atlanta’s premiere recording studio, Tree Sound.  With the mention of Tree Sound came the peaked curiosity of what they may be creating together and, more importantly, who the young lady could be.  After doing a little research, I discovered From Her Eyes, the 7-track EP from the Oakland, Ca. native.  A beautiful surprise, Hruby transforms her favorite male artists’ popular songs into a work that could (almost) be claimed as her own.  From D’Angelo’s “Send It On” to Van Hunt’s “Character,” the young singer seemingly takes ownership of every lyric and remixed melody, creating tunes from her perspective.

She has a new EP, Archaic Rapture, set to be released March 18th.  Until then, get familiar with her by checking out her cover of Andre Benjamin’s “Take Off Your Cool.”

 

Yasiin Gaye

Y’all.  Okayplayer just dropped some heavy, heavy news.  I’m talmbout so heavy, it’ll make your head spin from the weight of it all.  Amerigo Gazaway, returns to reign majestically with an epic fusion from his new series “Soul Mates”–Yasiin Gaye.

Building the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-orchestrates the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s dense raps and Gaye’ soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality far closer to Gaye’s famous duets than that of a “mashup” album.

Yes, that’s the mighty Mos, now known as Yasiin Bey and the Soul Gawd Marvin Gaye.  As one.  Together.  The full project will drop on February 25th but you can listen to the track below and download it here.

Tay Walker EP

 

If you’ve been following the soul makers of the Odd Future collective, then you’re already somewhat familiar with this cat, Tay Walker.  He’s 1/5 of OF’s The Internet, playing the role of keyboardist and one of vocalist of the group.  He dropped this solo effort last fall and it’s proving to be the perfect storm of rhythm and blues.  My favorite track: “(Why Me) Pondering.”  Walker is due to drop his next project, 25 Hours a Day, this Spring.  Check out his first single and video, “Karma,” from the project under the cut…

 

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room for living remixes

Marian Mereba dropped the remixes to her EP Room For Living and it plays like a whole new album.  She enlists some very live producers to revamp the acoustic sounds of the original tracks.  Transformed into a more hip hop, electronic vibe, Mereba’s folksy vocals intermix perfectly with their new melodies.  Hit the stream below to listen until the download is available.  Download here!

DJ Rahdu - Follow Me

 

DJ Rahdu has done it again.  He’s compiled some of the hottest remixes, covers & tribute pieces as a sort of ode to D’Angelo.  While we wait [im]patiently for the full return of the R&B Jesus, this project is a nice stand-in to hold us over in the meantime.

 

 

Tracklisting:

D’angelo – Brown Sugar (Incognito Molasses Remix)
D’angelo – Brown Sugar (Budamunk Remix) feat Mabanua
Ebrahim – Paris 2 D’angelo
D’angelo – Me & Those Dreaming Eyes of Mine (Arkiv Remix)
D’angelo – Feel Like Makin’ Love Rework aka Straight Love
D’angelo – Shit Damn Motherfucker Remix
Exile – Stay Tuned (Here)
Muhsinah – Stay Here
Ekundayo – D and Jello
Abjo – ThrsLove
Q-Tip – I Believe (Simbad Remix) feat D’angelo
Mark Ronson – Glass Mountain Trust (B.Bravo & Teeko Re-Funk) feat D’angelo
D’angelo – Spanish Joint (Miguel Macedo Soulful Mix)
D’angelo – Lady (Manmademusic Remix)
Red Astaire – Follow Me
L33 – D’angelo Impro.. (L33 Refix)
D’angelo – Devil’s Pie (Talpas Remix)
Daru & Dena – Take Your Hand Pt2
Easy Lee – Searching for James River
RoddyRod – Line Dance (Shine Mix)
Raphael Saadiq – Be Here (JBird Remix) feat D’angelo
Boom Baptist -D’angelo (Interlude)
Next Collective – Africa
D’angelo – Cruisin’ (God May Be Funky Remix)
Chris P – ??
D’angelo – Left & Right (Ishfaq Rework)
D’angelo – Devil’s Pie (D-Felic Broken Refix)
i-D Online – (How Does it Feel) (L-Vis 1990 Own Way Edit)
Lauryn Hill -Nothing Even Matters (The Electric Boutique Remix)
Tony Ozier – Ode to D’angelo (The Root)

bosco slippin

 

From the very first second of the track, BOSCO‘s new song “Slippin” feels like a free fall.  Unrestricted and fearless, her breathy vocals, along with production team NEVR‘s electro-R&B direction, capture the emotions of seduction and longing.  After her last single, I’m so looking forward to her upcoming project.  Listen below and download the track for free!

the internet feel good

 

The new EP from The Internet is on some laid-back, chill vibe.  Feel Good is the 2nd release from the Odd Future affiliates Syd The Kyd and Matt Martians.  Now, don’t let the connection to the wild, shock-provoking collective confuse or deter you.  The Internet’s sound is on a completely different chart than their controversial counterparts.  R&B infused with house and jazz, live instrumentation and airy vocals makes this just the album to produce feelings of pure goodness.  Not to mention appearances from Yuna and Jesse Boykins III.  How can that not make you feel good?? Stream the album below for a limited time and cop it at iTunes!