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Gallant Shows Why He’s One of the World’s Best New Soul Singers

Gallant plays the NPR Tiny Desk series in his incomparable manner.

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8 Feb 2017 // 12:40 PM

Jamiroquai - “Automaton” (Singles Going Steady)

"Automaton" is as leftfield as you could possibly imagine from a Jamiroquai song.

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7 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

Syd: Fin

The Internet's Syd embarks on her solo career with a solid, sensual debut album, and keeps it casual from start to finish.

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Thundercat - “Show You The Way” (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins)

Thundercat can take anything and make it sexy. Damn.

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3 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

Sampha: Process

Sampha's gorgeous debut brings physicality and immediacy to internal experiences like memory and fear.

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30 Jan 2017 // 12:00 PM

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - “PTP” (Singles Going Steady)

This is sweatin', howlin' soul with a lot of hot, hot horns and Joe Lewis coming right at you with a voice made for old school funk.

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23 Jan 2017 // 2:30 PM

Sinkane - “Telephone” (Singles Going Steady)

Sinkane's "Telephone" is infectious in the best way, and even this early, a contender for best single of 2017.

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Cilantro Boombox - “Love For Money” (audio) (premiere)

Eclectic Austin band Cilantro Boombox return with a hot new single that blends ska, funk and salsa.

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20 Jan 2017 // 12:19 PM

That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie’s Song

Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.

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Karl Denson Brings Balance to the Force in 60th Birthday Fillmore Fiesta

The fact that Denson turns 60 on this same day that beloved Rebel Alliance leader Leia Organa has passed away at the age of 60 herself presents some deep insight on what a difference lifestyle can make in human longevity.

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12 Jan 2017 // 10:55 AM

Valerie June - “Shakedown” (Singles Going Steady)

Valerie June brings us a gospel that speaks in tongues and gets down and dirty on “Shakedown”.

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Le Tout-Puissant Orchestre Poly-Rythmo: Madjafalao

After years of lighting up the night, Benin's oldest big band lets the sunshine in.

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Andre Cymone: Black Man in America

Former Prince collaborator Andre Cymone delivers a deftly executed and sobering set of protest songs for the modern age with Black Man in America.

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29 Dec 2016 // 10:00 AM

Johnnyswim Takes Atlanta

The singers and instrumentalists used the acoustics of the room to create overtones and play with the reverberations they initially created.

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The 15 Best R&B/Soul Albums of 2016

2016 has been a banner year for soul music of all stripes with a number of momentous debuts and returns to form from veterans. All the while, soul music keeps pushing forward.

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Emeli Sandé: Long Live the Angels

While Sandé may not hit any highs higher that what we heard on Our Version of EventsLong Live the Angels gives the neo-soul belter plenty of scenery to chew

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Childish Gambino: Awaken, My Love!

Ditching the rap game in favor of a heavy P-Funk vibe, Childish Gambino returns with one of his strongest overall efforts yet.

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Soul Scratch - “Look How Far We’ve Come” (audio) (premiere)

Soul Scratch is one of those groups that you know you love within a few seconds of hearing one of their songs.

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Hannah Williams and the Affirmations - “Tame in the Water” (audio) (premiere)

UK soul singer extraordinaire Hannah Williams is back with an incendiary, soul-stomper of a tune, "Tame in the Water".

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Here Comes the Bloom: Timothy Bloom Takes Hip-Hop to the Sock-Hop

More sock-hop than hip-hop, soulster Timothy Bloom does a stunning '50s revamp on contemporary R&B.

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