Jessie Ware Returns to Form on 'What's Your Pleasure'

On What's Your Pleasure, Jessie Ware returns to where it all began, the dance floor.


Orion Sun's Debut 'Hold Space for Me' Showcases Her Intimate Voice

Hold Space for Me, the debut album from Orion Sun, is an accomplished blend of soul and R&B, with a little hip-hop thrown in as well.


Electrosoul's Anda Is "Blinded" By Love (premiere)

New York musical omnivore Anda spins some delicious, mellow electrosoul on "Blinded". It's also the title tune from her new EP, releasing this Friday.


The Seshen Are "Faster Than Before" on New Single (premiere)

Electrosoul group the Seshen's "Faster Than Before" offers psychological depths over sensational electronic sonics.


Afrofuturists ONIPA Offer Uplifting, High-Energy Music via 'We No Be Machine'

London-based Afrofuturist band, ONIPA frame discussions of humanity within a pan-African sonic context on their brilliant debut, We No Be Machine.


The Seshen Return Feeling Kind of 'Cyan'

San Francisco alt-R&B/electropop group, the Seshen tie musical and emotional threads together beautifully on Cyan.


London Singer and Producer, MEI Fights Back Against Invisibility on "DIM: Don't Ignore Me" (premiere)

South London's MEI shares her brilliant new single for "DIM: Don't Ignore Me", which showcases her intriguing blend of electronic, hip-hop, and soul. MEI is truly an artist to watch.


Pop Meets Soul Meets Experimentation in Sequoyah Murray's Debut

Atlanta's Sequoyah Murray has delivered one of the best albums of 2019 with his extraordinary debut Before You Begin.


Sudan Archives' Debut Album 'Athena' Is Eclectic, Groovy, and Magnificent

On her first full album Athena, Sudan Archives is soulful, surreal, and makes music on her own distinct and magnificent terms.


Brits in Hot Weather #17: Pelicandy, Chay Snowdon, Tom Fleming, GLOWS, Baby Taylah

Up now on Brits in Hot Weather, we have swaggering alt-pop from Pelicandy, rousing indie from Chay Snowdon, electrifying synth-rock from former Wild Beasts co-vocalist Tom Fleming, the melodic electronics of GLOWS, and the brooding debut single from Baby Taylah.


Friendly Fires Bring Some Necessary Euphoria to Summer with 'Inflorescent'

Friendly Fires' first album in eight years, Inflorescent, brings the band's poppy, vibrant sensibilities to their full blast, a euphoria people definitely need in 2019.


Nigerian Producer Ekiti Sound Weaves Electronic and Hip-Hop Within Traditional Sounds on 'Abeg No Vex'

Producer Ekiti Sound debuts with an ultra-modern take on Nigerian traditions old and new on the eclectic Abeg No Vex.


Electropop's Ruby the Rabbitfoot Serves Up a "Raw Plate of Expectations" (premiere)

Electropop's Ruby the Rabbitfoot delves even deeper into R&B on her latest tune "Raw Plate of Expectations", creating an infectious bit of electrosoul.


Blood Orange's New Mixtape 'Angel's Pulse' Is Like a Thick Soup

How do you navigate the personal murk of every day, or in the political climate that hates you? Blood Orange's Angel's Pulse is a "mixtape" that sounds like how it might feel to live underwater.


Harlequiin's "Eat Me Up Astoria" Gets a Stunning Makeover by Producer Peter Ibbetson (premiere)

Peter Ibbetson strips away the more soulful electronic elements and softens the edges of Harlequiin's "Eat Me Up Astoria", immersing the track in a hazy, digital mist.


Seba Kaapstad's 'Thina' Revels in Subtilty

South Africa's Seba Kaapstad have created a deep musical statement in Thina, in which music, lyrics, and performance interact in a way that will wash over you and leave you feeling musically and emotionally refreshed if you let it.


OKZharp and Manthe Ribane Show Off Their Stunning Electrosoul in New Video, "Closer/Apart"

South Africa's Okzharp and Manthe Ribane have perfected a soulful and spare electrosoul sound that's instantly memorable and meaningful.


Brits in Hot Weather #1: Tirzah, Immersion, Sorry, Thyla, and Barbudo

Today begins our new regular guide to the best new music coming out of the UK. The first edition features Tirzah, Immersion, Sorry, Thyla, and Barbudo.


Tom Misch - "Water Baby (feat. Loyle Carner)" (Singles Going Steady)

With the help of Loyle Carner's laid-back rapping and some well-placed horns and handclaps, Tom Misch brings us the chill-out track we need to make it through the end of winter.


Ahead of European Tour, SOHN Drops Two Brilliant New Songs

Electropop artist SOHN shares two new stunning songs ahead of his upcoming European tour.


Rudimental Reminds There Is Sunshine in the World Somewhere on "These Days" (Singles Going Steady)

Is Rudimental's "These Days" the next great summer jam or is it just treacly sentimentality? Our writers debate...


Janelle Monáe: The ArchAndroid

Welcome to Metropolis, folks. The year is 2719. It's funky and fantastic, futuristic but retro.

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