Indie, R&B | Casper Sun – “Chill W U” ft. Sunroof95

Posted by on July 27, 2021

After revealing his captivating lead single “Wavy Luv” in advance of his highly anticipated debut LP Sunshine RadioCasper Sun ventures back to earth to bestow “Chill W U ft. Sunroof95outnow on all platforms. With each atmospheric chord, Casper Sun’s newest release embarks on a spiritual journey through celestial soundscapes, all while invoking the heartfelt desire to rekindle old connections.

Paired with Sunroof95’s captivating vocals, “Chill W U” fuses uplifting electronica with emotive instrumental stretches. With empyrean sound gifted straight from the cosmos, the tune weaves a sentimental tale of longing for a loved ones’ company before plummeting into an otherworldly surge of resonating kicks and a seductive trill of electric guitar. In its entirety, “Chill W U” duals as a summer anthem and a vibrant exploration into humanity’s never-ending quest for connection.

Listen to “Chill W U” below!

R&B | Producer Slavvy releases his dark new single and video “Lavender”

Posted by on July 16, 2021

Veteran producer and multi-instrumentalist Slavvy has dropped his genre-blurring new single and video “Lavender”. The channels elements of dark synthwave,  R&B and bedroom pop and rolls them into one ultra satisfying deep dive into one man’s tale of hedonism and recklessness. Delving into the darker corners of human-psyche, “Lavender” is Slavvy’s no holds barred statement of “take me as I am” to a lover. Featuring synths with a serious 1980s feel and and a visual (Slavvy and Juan Orta)  that optically resembles the cult-classic Nicolas Winding Refn film, Drive or the beloved vaporwave genre. It’s got all the bells and whistles – sensual neon lighting, fast cars, cash, and an unbothered looking Slavvy as he sings about his darker side. 

Speaking of the sentiment behind the track, Slavvy shares “Lavender is getting caught doing something you shouldn’t. You’re f*cked up, you’re cheating, you’re out behind your lover’s back, but something is going wrong.” Slavvy explains. “They know you’re stepping out, they catch you, they show up, the person you’re with is on some bullsh*t and you regret stepping out to begin with.”

If you haven’t (yet) heard of Slavvy, you might remember this accomplished producer from his days performing under the moniker Abdecaf. Counting Diplo as a fan, Abdecaf tore up the US festival circuit back in the day and released projects that streamed in the millions. We’re excited to see what’s to come from this talented, multi-faceted artist as he gears up to release his full project “Romantic” in the fall. 

Future Trap, Pop, R&B | Rubayne Unleashes Infectious Gem “Trail Of Broken Hearts” Feat. B Sims

Posted by on July 3, 2021

Gearing up for the release of his massively anticipated debut EP Get Together, Dutch producer Rubayne has just unveiled his brand new single “Trail Of Broken Hearts” alongside singer B Sims, arguably one of his most exciting tunes to date. “Trail Of Broken Hearts” encompasses everything that makes Rubayne’s music unique, creating a “Positive, Encouraging, Energetic and Cool” atmosphere, just like the artist has envisioned. Sonically, it’s a mixture of high energy, future bass-inspired drops and R&B-flavoured verses, and we can’t get enough of it.

So far, Rubayne’s music has amassed millions of digital streams worldwide, while being included in playlists like Spotify’s New Music Friday (NO) and Top 50 (NZ). His songs and personality have gained interest from massive artists including Alan Walker, Hardwell, KSHMR, NGHTMRE and Ookay. With his all-rounded performances, Rubayne has been able to travel the world, having opened for Dutch superstars Yellow Claw, as well as shared stages with Carnage, Laidback Luke, Brooks and many more.


Pop, R&B | MK xyz Releases “One Time” off Sweet Spot EP

Posted by on June 29, 2021

R&B is in a great place right now thanks to artists like Ari Lenox, Mereba, Joyce Wrice and hybrid artists who blend R&B alongside hip-hop like Tierra Whack and others but today I am happy to present a new bubbling artist by the name of MK xyz. While she is already pretty huge and streams very well she isn’t quite a household name yet so I am eager to share her music. “One Time” is the show stopper off her recently released ‘Sweet Spot’ EP that morphs together elegant, silky smooth sounds and also comes with a next level visual. Tap in MK xyz on your radar!

Alternative, R&B | London-based singer SAI drops new single “SHAME”

Posted by on June 28, 2021

 London-based singer, songwriter & visual artist SAI (pronounced ‘say’, a backronym for ‘Sing About It’) treats us to the final piece of art from her EP ‘RE’: a song entitled ‘Shame’. A straight-up R&B classic, this break-up song sees SAI handling the blowout like a queen. Her slick lyrics inject a major dose of female kick-ass attitude, with just enough vulnerability for fans to relate to the emotions. Far from bitter, she sings:” Shame on you boy, it’s a shame for you boy” – let’s just say, we wouldn’t wanna be that guy! The track is blessed with SAI’s consistently dreamy vocals, showcasing her sultry lower tones in the verses, with some very Mariah-esque backing vocals in the pre-chorus, before soaring up to a stunning falsetto in the sing-along chorus. Smooth soulful R&B chords played by a light-hearted synth set the mood of the track from the start, followed by the hard-hitting 808’s and drums punching through the chorus. This mid-tempo break-up anthem draws influence from renowned producers like “The Underdogs” with a vibe so fresh, yet so reminiscent of the ‘Back in The Day” R&B we love and miss so much.

R&B | MIIESHA Brings a Message of Strength with New Single/Video “Damaged”

Posted by on May 17, 2021

R&B singer-songwriter Miiesha is known for music that “captures the complexity of the individual Indigenous experience through universally appealing songs” (ABC Australia) and today, she returns with “Damaged”, an unabashedly vulnerable take on intergenerational trauma and grief.  Produced by LUCIANBLOMKAMP (6lack) with vocal production from Simon Cohen (Justin Beiber), “Damaged” showcases the depth of Miiesha’s soulful vocals and ability to convey the intricacies of the human experience, taking listeners on a deep dive into the pain and disconnect that accompanies familial loss.

Released alongside the single, is the stunningly cinematic visual for “Damaged”. Featuring images of Miiesha’s real family (her brothers, sister, and aunt), viewers are given an intimate look into a family’s struggle as they wrestle with feelings of grief, each member doing so in their own unique way. 

In the visual project, Miiesha is faced with the difficulty of letting go after losing her grandmother, who is symbolically represented as the car she’s sitting in–damaged itself and unable to help carry the family forward. Despite the turbulence of the family’s mourning and each of their individual struggles, when the chorus hits, the conflict ends and dancing begins. Miiesha explains this shift “shows that you cannot break away from your family, your bloodline, your connection, no matter how much pain lies between you.” Ultimately realizing that despite this she must overcome, reclaim her power and find her own way to move forward for herself.

R&B | Rising R&B Artist Lina Nikol Embraces Desire In Steamy New Single “Get It On”

Posted by on March 31, 2021

We’ve all experienced it, the raw attraction toward another person that takes your breath away. On Friday March 26th, singer-songwriter, Lina Nikol, paints that emotion so clearly in her steamy new single “Get It On.” The song starts off a bit timid and shy, but then immediately introduces the sound of vital signs as the heart flutters awake. “Get it On” does the perfect job of embodying the burning desire to satisfy an unexplainable connection. 

“The song is a confession about the uncontrolled desire to love someone. It’s about the feeling that draws you to a person, but you can’t really put it into words why. You just need to be with him/her. We’ve all been there – the feeling of a really deep connection, raw emotion, and it’s not necessarily with a person you know well,” said Lina Nikol. 

“Get it On” is the lead track for her upcoming album “Who I Am”.  After already recording 7 tracks of her album, she knew right away this would be the single. The idea begins with a melody she keeps humming and records as a voice note. Two quick phone calls later and the dynamic production introduced by BOYAN, brought the sultry tune to life. The steamy lyrics, “Silky smooth like honey dripping from the hive,” vividly display what it feels like to experience a profound connection. Inspired by the likes of NAO, Sinead Harnett, Kyle Dion and many more, BOYAN’s powerful production and Lina’s lush vocals make the new single feel like a mix of classic 90’s R&B and the current modern sound that has developed through new production techniques.

Accompanying the single is the stylistic music video to bring the simplicity of raw chemistry to life eloquently. As the video begins, Lina creates a dream-like scene that depicts a woman fantasizing about a desire to act on her feelings, ebbing and flowing with the track. The light colors paralleled with the darker scene display your thoughts before you take action and get to business. The video’s raw dynamic compliments the new single perfectly. 
Most recently heard on Live In Session BBC Radio, Lina has garnered the attention of classic R&B outlets such as You Know I Got Soul and Soultracks. Her music can even be heard on a highly acclaimed UK compilation, So Soulful Collection Volume 3. Lina Nikol seeks to bring back powerful vocal riffs and sexy rhythms to R&B music while keeping the sound fresh and innovative. The release of “Get It On” is just the beginning of what this new powerhouse artist has to offer the world.