New selections plus previously released singles are the meat of Offering For Anxious, the Brownswood Recordings debut for Washington, D.C.-based artist Diggs Duke. This track, "Born From You", feels like an introduction to a fuller song yet unheard. I'm enjoying the introductory thoughts of sweet reminiscence. I'm willing to wait for it. Here's "Born From … Continue reading Diggs Duke “Born From You”
Stasia Irons & Catherine Harris-White aka THEESatisfaction return with a new EP, and that's your time, on Bandcamp. They serve up strong feminine love and soul music like strong coffee--all black! Taking a small intro sample of Bob James' "Take Me to the Carnival", and some jazz chords on top, THEESatisfaction plus Gift Uh Gab … Continue reading THEESatisfaction “Queen County (4 Women) feat. Gift Uh Gab & JusMoni”
On Amel Larriuex's fifth solo release (her 4th independent release on her own imprint, Blisslife Records), Ice Cream Everyday, treats us to bubbly pop/funk tunes and mellow musings that all topped with her crystalline vocal. The full project's production direction is kept in-house with husband, Laru, guiding. Much of the record feels like Amel is … Continue reading Amel Larrieux – Ice Cream Everyday
"Now I'm rocking shows and stuntin' on hoes. No free T-Shirts, free downloads" I received a nice new Southern soul cut today in the emails. This track from Louisiana-based vocalist Lindsey Papion is mid-tempo soul with a sparse funk undercurrent. Looking at the video (especially considering the Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. speech excerpt), I … Continue reading Video: Lindsey Papion “Let Me Get That Up Out Ya”
London-based producer Mazoulew is back in my headphones with an original work of dreamy electronic pop that I've been playing several times in my headset this morning. The track, "Dragutin", features vocals written and performed by Alyusha Chagrin and additional strings provided by Wenxin Liu. The track opens with voices of several people surrounding you … Continue reading TuneCrush: Mazoulew “Dragutin”
Canadian multi-instrumentalist Pomo is serving up a nice electronic soul number for my ears. While he also currently plays keyboards/produces in the Montreal band, Nouvel Âge, this track gives a taste of his upcoming EP with HW&W Recordings. Enjoy this musical snack (and free download) called "So Fine".
I had the opportunity to interview Darius Lux last year on GLM. He's just released a new project, We The Living, and it's full of solid pop/soul songs that encourage self-discovery and self-esteem. Today's TuneCrush speaks to me melodically and it so happens to be the single available for free download during August and September … Continue reading TuneCrush: Darius Lux “When Nothing is Real”