Sade‘s music is one of a kind. Parisian producer Allure takes one of the legendary British-Nigerian artist’s most iconic singles, “Hang On To Your Love,” and pushes it into more modern territory, incorporating upbeat house influences without tainting her beautiful vocals in the process. Stream Allure’s “Hang On To Your Love” remix below.
Vocalist Luke James and producer TrakGirl connect to create a beautiful tribute to Sade. They cover “Pearls,” a memorable track from Sade’s 1992 album, Love Deluxe. Seeing as how Sade’s birthday is on January 16th, the timing is perfect. James acknowledges that he was “just paying homage to a queen with a queen.” His expressive . . .
Sade‘s “No Ordinary Love” is iconic. London-based producer Nyge captures the unforgettable aura of the classic song with a new instrumental release called “Falling.” Stream “Falling” below, and listen to Sade’s “No Ordinary Love” afterwards.
Soulection family member TEK.LUN gets experimental with his new project, The Crusade. Moving away from the ‘soundcloud’ genre, the Baltimore producer fuses a variety of genres, from funk to house to hip-hop, to complete the eclectic mix. There’s definitely something for everyone with this one. Stay tuned for the deluxe version of the project, which . . .
Hailing from Johannesburg, South Africa, Johnny Cradle is a roots electro trio with a world of talent at their collective fingertips. Their latest release is a six track remix EP that features new versions of songs by the likes of Kanye West, Sade, James Blake, and Lianne La Havas. Smooth electronic piano vibes and tribal-influenced, . . .
Rumors had been floating by for quite some time, but today Soulection finally released Love Is King, a ten track compilation project paying homage to Sade. The smooth, sensual project was released via SoundCloud in honor of Soulection reaching 200,000 followers on SoundCloud. “The ‘Love Is King’ compilation is a tribute to one of our . . .
“Do you fools listen to music, or just annotate the meanings?,” DDot Omen asks on the opening line of his verse on Vulkan The Krusader‘s “Never Coming Back.” The well-known hip-hop blogger also delves into emceeing at times, and he holds his own this time around, delivering a lyrically intensive verse without missing a beat. This . . .
Things just wouldn’t feel right if LA Gholson didn’t make his mark on the warmest season of the year. Thankfully, the Virginia native delivers with his new release, “Brunch With Sade.” The versatile artist embraces his more mellow, melodic side with this record, as he speaks to a woman he admires. The romantic track comes to . . .
Chicagoans Donnie Trumpet and Vic Mensa, who used to make up part of the genre-bending band Kids These Days, link up once more to drop a funky animated video for “PASADENA,” a cut based in hip-hop and jazz. Vic’s singsong delivery meshes well with Donnie’s cultured harmonics, as the two provide us with a mellow . . .
I have no problem admitting that I am a sucker for a well-used soul sample. I grew up listening to everything from Sade to Stevie Wonder to Smokie Robinson in the back of my dad’s Acura. Today, I own that Acura. There’s still plenty of soul filtering through the speakers, but some of it has . . .
With anticipation for Outkast‘s long-awaited reunion mounting, Big Boi warms up the fans with his first release of reworked songs from his 2012 album, Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors. “CPU 2.0,” which features Phantogram and Sade, is a much more mellow and soulful version of its predecessor. Big Boi will be releasing new versions of . . .
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 . . .
Capricorn season is coming to a close and as a Capricorn myself, it’s bittersweet. Some of the most prolific leaders and iconic people in the arts were born during this season. DJ and all around creative, Vashtie, pays tribute to 4 women born on this day, January 16th, with her #ONE16GOAT mix. The mix honors Aaliyah, . . .
It’s not often that I hear an artist whose sound feels like an off shoot of Sade’s, but British songstress Cosima isn’t a run of the mill new artist. On “WYD,” her husky, smooth vocals are layered over top of jazzy, slightly gloomy instrumentation. In regards to the song, she stated, “I was just waiting . . .
On Ebhoni‘s new track, “Forgive Me”, she delivers R&B with a hypnotic Pop twist. Heartbreak abounds as she expresses sorrow over a lost relationship. Whether things work out or not, it’s a smooth track with just enough bounce to help her regain some pep in her step. Stream the Croisade-produced song below.