Mercedes Benson

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Broken Heart Broken Eyes
New Music Jul 9  |  

James Fauntleroy – “Broken Heart Broken Eyes”

James Fauntleroy never fails to tug at our emotions. With his latest ballad, “Broken Heart Broken Eyes,” a delicate piano led acoustic compliments Fauntleroys unique voice. This is a heartfelt quest to redeem a love lost and mend a broken heart. Beautiful harmonies and expressive lyrics allow Fauntleroy to add another gem to his ever growing catalogue. Stream . . .

Holograms
New Music Jul 9  |  

A2 – “Holograms”

South London’s own A2 dishes us a plate of coolness, in this slickly rhymed, effortless joint entitled ‘Holograms’. Stemming from his anticipated debut EP, More Sleep, “Holograms” brings nothing but rawness,thanks to slowed down 808’s and crispy snare. This is a testament to how the UK is defining it’s own trap sound. Stream “Holograms” below.

GGY
New Music Jul 4  |  

Tau Benah – “GGY”

After premiering his debut single, “Hey Hey,” to much critical acclaim, London’s Tau Benah has come back with a follow up, “GGY.” Timeless soul oozes from this song, from start to finish. Tau is accompanied by fellow Creative Elevation members Kasien and songstress Zinzi, as the song seamlessly layers into melodic perfection. Tau Benah truly . . .

New Music Jul 2  |  

R.O.M – “I Like You”

The United Kingdom’s answer to DJ Mustard may have arrived in the form of 19 year old producer R.O.M., also known as Rommel Donald. His latest track, “I Like You,” samples R&B crooner Trevor Jackson‘s “Know Your Name,” giving it a completely new sound and championing future beats. Merging envious basslines with heavy synths and mind-blowing . . .

Soul Glitch
New Music Jun 30  |  

Daye Jack – “Soul Glitch” (EP)

Daye Jack, a 20 year old Atlanta native, presents us with his self-expressive, EP, Soul Glitch. This  laid back, 90’s inspired body of work is enticing and engaging. Daye Jack’s presence on the scene is already becoming one to reckon with. Soul Glitch is his second release, and there are already talks of him signing to Warners. Tracks such as . . .

lane switch
New Music Jun 23  |  

Little Simz – “Lane Switch”

With one of the meanest flows on the scene right now, Little Simz drops yet another hit, “Lane Switch,” which allows us to understand her journey so far, and how she is continuing to evolve. Production by Rascal provides a bounce that is quite contagious. Simz brings the flow and cheeky lyrics to match. This is definitely another . . .

I Will
New Music Jun 23  |  

Star Ro – “I Will” ft. Jay Prince

The collaboration between Soulection producer starRo and the United Kingdom’s very own Jay Prince, “I Will,” is nothing short of impressive and should have happened much sooner; not that I’m complaining. The track, previously released by starRo as an instrumental, pulsates with effortless groove; a thrill that I can already picture taking me down route 64 . . .

evenings
New Music Jun 22  |  

Austin Millz – “Evenings”

NYC-based producer and DJ Austin Millz‘s latest, “Evenings,” douses our eardrums with smooth lined production, heavy beats and a whirlwind of synths. It’s definitely a mellow one out of his many remixes and productions, with past releases that include the likes of PartynextDoor and Jhene Aiko. With his rising popularity, Millz’s signature dosage of complimentary sounds and mixes is . . .

Dance On Me

GoldLink – “Dance On Me”

The DMV native Goldlink strikes again, with “Dance On Me,”a killer, up-tempo, New Jersey infused track that will leave your head jerking and shoulders bouncing for a timely 3 minutes and 8 seconds. Staying true to his ‘Future Bounce’ tagline, Goldlink’s glitzy raps and r&b croons gives us yet another unique, colourful song which you . . .

whatever you want
New Music Jun 1  |  

PYRMDPLAZA & Abraham Blue – “Whatever You Want”

To think, this track was created in an ‘off chance’ jam session. Well if this is the type of quality produced; please, PYRMDPLAZA… keep going. With soulful vocals effortlessly displayed by Abraham Blue, PYRMDPLAZA, one of the producers from the ‘Sounds of Tomorrow’ camp Soulection, dashes us a magical beat, featuring a funky bass that . . .

Dexter Brandon
New Music May 31  |  

Dexter Brandon – “Cause I ( Talk to Me )”

“Too Much Turn Up Music Lately” Georgia native producer Dexter Brandon, formally known as XED Official, releases the perfect ‘I Miss You’ soundtrack in this slowed down, vibe-filled, Aaliyah-influenced production. Playing on your emotions with the trippy juxtaposition of high synths, mellow beats and ‘soon to be deleted voicemails,’ Brandon Dexter does well to shut . . .