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Tara Priya - “Who That” (audio) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter returns with a sassy new R&B/pop gem.

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Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators: Happiness in Every Style

Entertaining soul outfit hits mark one more time.

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5 Oct 2015 // 2:29 AM

Janet Jackson: Unbreakable

Legend Janet Jackon owes us nothing. That she just gave us a records as fascinating and damn-near satisfying as Unbreakable is pure bonus even with its lyrical flaws.

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Nikki Hill - “(Let Me Tell You Bout) LUV” (audio) (premiere)

When you have a powerful Southern soul singer with a penchant for AC/DC, you know you're going to get something badass.

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28 Sep 2015 // 2:15 AM

Willis Earl Beal: Noctunes

The album feels like it takes a whole night to get through, but music like this is made to get you through the night.

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Myke Terry - “Slide” (video) (premiere)

The former metal vocsalist reinvents himself as an R&B/pop singer, and it's a perfect fit.

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Alexa Lusader - “La La Love Me” (audio) (premiere)

Alexa Lusader makes a strong impression on her new single "La La Love Me".

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ArtPeace - “Hi:)” (video) (premiere)

The "Folk&B" duo shine a (UV) light on releationships in their new video.

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Rufus and Chaka Khan: Live Stompin’ at the Savoy

Re-mastered re-release of Rufus and Chaka Khan album Live: Stompin’ at the Savoy takes us back to the ‘80s and further.

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9 Sep 2015 // 2:30 AM

Prince: HITNRUN Phase One

Can we assume that “direct-to-streaming” is the new “direct-to-video” for really bad albums?

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Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul

Dreams to Remember recounts the triumphs and tragedy of '60s soul icon Otis Redding

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Various Artists: Daptone Gold II

Daptone has made soul music not only popular, but cool. Not retro, but alive and kicking.

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Jasmine Jordan - “Smile” (video) (premiere)

It's always a good time for bright, uplifting soul/R&B.

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Jarryd James: Give Me Something

Australian singer-songwriter/producer Jarryd James shows some pop sophistication on "Give Me Something".

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The Weeknd: Beauty Behind the Madness

Beauty swaps the Weeknd's black light laments for humming neon fluorescents, the party line kept intact though the guests are having much more fun.

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Ashford and Simpson: Is it Still Good to Ya / Stay Free

There are spaces where one can imagine audiences finding the groove in the disco rap suggested by these recordings.

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27 Aug 2015 // 5:00 PM

Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens - “You Got to Move” (audio)

Daptone Records usually delivers the goods, and this is no exception.

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27 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

FKA twigs: M3LL155X

The success of FKA twigs says as much about shifting public tastes as it does her unique style.

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FKA twigs: M3LL155X (take 2)

With M3LL155X FKA twigs cements her status as the most experimental pop musician within the last few years.

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Love & the Zealous - “Dock of the Bay” (video) (premiere)

The Texas band pulls off an inspired cover of Otis Redding's classic.

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Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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