love is a losing game
New Music Jul 27  |  

Amy Winehouse – “Love Is A Losing Game (Nehzuil Remix)”

Nehzuil hails from Australia, and has a world of talent at his fingertips. He puts his talents to use once more with his latest remix, a bluesy remix of the late Amy Winehouse’s “Love Is A Losing Game.” Calm, gloomy instrumentation feels quite organic, especially when paired with Ms. Winehouse’s timeless voice. Stream the Nehzuil . . .

Raveena Aurora gets soulful & dreamy with "If Only" for COLORS Berlin
New Music Jan 12  |  

Raveena Aurora gets soulful & dreamy with “If Only” for COLORS Berlin

Queens singer/songwriter soulfully performs for COLORS When I hit play on Raveena Aurora‘s “If Only,” I felt like I was transported to some magical R&B dream world. Her soulful instincts and soothing vocals put me at ease in a way that I haven’t enjoyed in a while. Raveena proudly interweaves her R&B/Soul influences (citing Sade, Prince, Erykah . . .

InterviewNew Music Jul 15  |  

Nashville’s @worldofbrown flexes charisma on @TheMixCrew’s #TheTwitterMixtape

Equipped with sharp lyrics and personality to match, Nashville’s own @worldofbrown (Brian Brown) provided “HeyHeyHey!” to @TheMixCrew‘s #TheTwitterMixtape. Refreshing flows, spot-on cadences, and a catchy hook make for a damn good track. With the song nearing almost 100k plays on Soundcloud alone, safe to say that Brown is here to for the long haul. How did . . .

benny starr
InterviewNew Music Jun 25  |  

Yeah, this guy can rap. @Benny_Starr brings “Allah” to #TheTwitterMixtape

Representing Pineville, South Carolina, @Benny_Starr (born Fitzgerald Wiggins) presented @TheMixCrew with ‘Allah‘. Produced by @rillwilliams, ‘Allah‘ hits hard with hearty metaphors, history, and a strong message.  It requires multiple listens to catch everything. “Tell me why I need a Basquiat, when every bar I drop is art? All my abstract strokes for Black folks.” How did . . .

Allana Verde

Allana Verde Samples a Biggie Classic for “Warning” (Premiere)

Allana Verde takes the Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Warning” and remakes it to fit a new storyline for her latest release. The song, which features Davinche production that actually samples the “Warning” instrumental, follows the narrative of a woman who airs out all of the boundaries that she wants set between other women and her significant other. . . .

Meet the Movement #005: Kenny Fresh of Fresh Selects (Part 2)

Fresh Selects is pushing towards a position in the music scene that few other record labels are at. Its wide-ranging yet consistent releases mean that it can’t be defined as simply a beat-label, or an R&B label. With a level of quality (just look at his Discogs page) that will be soon joined in terms . . .

New Music Jun 30  |  

Wray – “I Am A Loner”

British female vocalist Wray draws comparisons to Amy Winehouse with her dreary yet jaw dropping single entitled “I Am A Loner.” Wray is mysterious in her own right. It’s hard to know what to expect when stumbling upon her pictureless Soundcloud. Some artists don’t want to associate a face with a sound, simply because they want . . .

Session 027

ESSNTL’S “ETYB Radio Season 3: Session 027” Features Erykah Badu, IAMNOBODI, Pete Rock & More

ESSNTL is back again with another installment of the Earth To Your Brain radio series. ETYB Radio Season 3: Session 027 is over two hours worth of well sequenced, varied music for your listening pleasure, courtest of ESSNTL, Ethereal, and Artistic Manifesto. “This show was literally created and recorded in my hotel room during the . . .

In The Beginning
New Music Jan 23  |  

Chantil Dukart – “In The Beginning” (Album)

Chantil Dukart‘s In The Beginning has a bit of a timeless feel to it. Which is good, because we’re about seven months late finding the album. Better late than never, because In The Beginning is well worth the listen. Chantil is a vocalist hailing from Miami, Florida. With a powerful, attention grabbing voice that occasionally . . .

Chaz French

Chaz French Speaks on “Happy Belated,” His Daughter, and Some Surprising Facts (Interview)

Washington, DC native Chaz French has been turning a lot of heads as of late. The success of his Happy Belated album, collaborations with GoldLink and Phil Ade, and show stopping performances at Trillectro and Broccoli City Festival are among the factors that have quickly pushed Chaz into the limelight. With remarkable charisma and energy that can . . .

Kacy Hill

Kanye West Signs Kacy Hill to G.O.O.D. Music

Very few people knew of Kacy Hill before tonight, when it was announced that Kanye West has signed the talented vocalist to G.O.O.D. Music. Rumors of Lil Wayne signing with the G.O.O.D. Music collective had been floating around, but this news is officially confirmed by Def Jam Records. All eyes appear to be on Kacy . . .

Bout You
New Music Feb 18  |  

Video: Rainy Milo – “Bout You” (Brownswood Basement Session)

Rainy Milo is one of my favorite artists coming out of the U.K. right now. At eighteen years of age, she possesses a vocal talent that reminds me of a timeless London legend: Amy Winehouse. Recently, the young songstress joined a band down in Peter Gilles’ basement for her first ever basement recording session. Hit . . .