Articles tagged soul

The Como Mamas: Move Upstairs

Brooklyn, New York meets Como, Mississippi in this treasure of auditory bliss.

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Tenelle - “Set Me Free” (video) (premiere)

Soul/reggae singer Tenelle drapes her music in the warm Pacific Island climes on her latest single "Set Me Free".

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15 May 2017 // 9:09 AM

Five Alarm Funk: Sweat

Sweat is a solid blast of fun that shows why Five Alarm Funk, on album number six and decade number two, are still a force with which to be reckoned.

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The Second Time Around: An Interview with Tuxedo

With soul-pop vocalist Mayer Hawthorne and hip-hop producer Jake One makin' sexy lounge-funk music, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised Future and Drake are coppin' tracks from the side-project.

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Mary J. Blige Is Back to Form on Her Latest Album, ‘Strength of a Woman’, Baring Her Soul

Blige has made it her ministry to navigate the depths of despair and confront emotional trauma through her music.

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10 May 2017 // 10:04 AM

Zeshan B: Vetted

Rooted in protest, Vetted depicts life as a Muslim and Indian-American in the Trump era.

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Avery*Sunshine: Twenty Sixty Four

Avery*Sunshine focuses on the power of love and relationships on Twenty Sixty Four, her sophomore project for Shanachie.

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3 May 2017 // 10:15 AM

Sampha’s Sonic Serenity Is All About the Process

If there’s one major takeaway Sampha says he garnered from creating his album it was learning to embrace the spirit of collaboration.

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On Wanting Sly Stone to Take Us Higher Yet Again

Sly Stone was one of the first audacious badasses of modern black pop music, a hero and then an anti-hero to millions.

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Mack Keane ‘2107’ EP (premiere)

You can hear a bit of Jamie Lidell and even Bruno Mars in Mack Keane's soul-pop sound, but it's clear from his debut effort he's carving out a sound all his own.

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19 Apr 2017 // 8:31 AM

Somi: Petite Afrique

Stories of Harlem dance with soul, jazz, and West African rhythms on Somi's Petite Afrique.

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Chicano Batman Rocks, in Addition to Having the Best Name in Rock

Freedom Is Free is meticulous and focused, concentrating on the band’s mutual love of soul music.

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Filmmaker as Prism: An Interview With Terence Davies of ‘A Quiet Passion’

Davies reflects on his response to Emily Dickinson's work and the echoes of the poet within himself.

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Ruby Amanfu Gives Rich Emotional and Musical Experience at Lincoln Center

Amanfu's rich, gorgeous set alternately had people itching to dance or wiping away tears.

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Amy Black - “The Blackest Cloud” (video) (premiere)

In which Nashville's Amy Black travels to Memphis to immerse herself in the steamy, horn-driven soul and gritty blues of the city's musical scene.

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Blood Orange - “With Him / Best to You / Better Numb” (Singles Going Steady)

Blood Orange brings us a kaleidoscopic sampler of audiovisual creations.

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Trombone Shorty Shares New Song “Dirty Water” Ahead of Tour

Trombone Shorty shares soulful new single "Dirty Water" ahead of Blue Note debut album release,

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Soulstress Tanika Charles Shares New Song “Two Steps” (premiere)

Canadian soulstress Tanika Charles aims her music at international audiences on her break-out debut album, Soul Run.

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Samantha Fish: Chills & Fever

Chills & Fever finds Samantha Fish injecting a dose of Detroit-bred garage rock into her paradigm of Memphis soul, Delta blues, and Motown R&B.

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Donald Byrd: Love Has Come Around - The Elektra Records Anthology 1978-1982

Donald Byrd’s late ‘70s/early ‘80s studio albums are sliced and diced in this newly issued collection of the most forgettable era of his otherwise illustrious and well-regarded career.

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Slowdive Sell Out Brooklyn and Release Bonus Song "30th June"

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"Although sound issues delayed their set on the second night, Slowdive put on an unforgettable show in Brooklyn, or rather two shows.

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