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Category Archives: R&B

VIDEO: Alicia Keys: “We Gotta Pray”

Alicia Keys is one of the greatest songwriters of our time. I don't think there are many people who'd disagree with that. And if you do disagree, chances are you'll change your opinion after watching this emotive video and listening to her inspirational lyrics. You...
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To my ears, this song is pure witch house, which isn't surprising, since he uses the character ‡ in his name... Yes, there are R&B and industrial influences, but the end result strikes me as witch house... Not sure that's what he considers it though, as there's...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: Mo Parker – “SHY”

Mo Parker is actually two people: Classically and jazz trained pianist and singer Mo and trippy R&B beat-maker Domzilla. Their union here couldn't possibly be more intriguing as Mo's piano and soulful vocals ride Domzilla's super deep, low end bass perfectly, resulting in something that sounds...
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Houses’ vocalist and Diplo protege Dexter Tortoriello has released his debut solo album as Dawn Golden. It’s called Still Life and it comes courtesy of Downtown Records and Mad Decent. But you should forget that I’ve just written this because, really, the record is nothing like what you’d expect from anyone associated with...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: MO PARKER: “FOLD”

We've had this intoxicating tune by Mo Parker on repeat for half an hour. It's a haunting mix of deep soul with dark R&B, but it's also very trippy -- you'd think Massive Attack produced it -- with lots of subtle electronic embellishments. If The Weeknd...
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#songoftheday LEMAITRE: “HIGH TIDE”

Lemaitre's "High Tide" is one of those wonderful songs that defies genre distinctions. On one hand, you could call it pop. You could even get specific and call it piano pop -- and it's got plenty of invigorating piano, to be sure... Meanwhile, Lemaitre's vocals...
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I read a lot of artist bios and they tend to all sound the same after a while. It seems like they’re all about growing up in a small, rural town and then moving to New York City or Los Angeles to make it big in the music business. While it’s nice to...
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    1SAGAIN & JU BORA: ENDLESS WINTER Release Date:  12/12 Label:  Unknown I couldn't find a Wiki page in English about 1sAgain but a Luminosity page about Ju Bora states that she frequently collaborates with him. So, I'm assuming 1sAgain is the one who's doing the rapping, since that voice sounds male, and Ju Bora is […]
    PIUS: GIVE LOVE ON CHRISTMAS DAY Release Date:  12/4/14 Label:  PIUS Records An incredible Christmas song -- in English -- from soulful K-Popper PIUS. K-Pop soul singer Pius has given us a Christmas song this year -- and it's in English. It's gorgeous, too. If you like harmonizing, you have to give this one a […]
  • Crayon Pop, K-Much, Bob Girls, & Zan Zan: 2014 Chrome Family - A Very Special Christmas
    Crayon Pop, K-Much, Bob Girls, & Zan Zan: 2014 Chrome Family - A Very Special Christmas Release Date:  12/2/14 Label:  Chrome Family Crayon Pop + Christmas = bliss The name of this single isn't A Very Special Christmas, apparently that's the title of an album or EP that Chrome Family label artists are releasing songs […]
    LEO IEIRI: SILLY Release Date:  11/19/14 Label:  Victor Entertainment You have to admire Leo Ieiri. If for nothing else then for the fact that she writes all of her own songs. Also, she manages to put out new music as regularly as the bulk of J-Pop artists who have other people writing songs for them. […]
  • THE BARBERETTES: Carol: Hun Hun Christmas
    THE BARBERETTES: Carol: Hun Hun Christmas Release Date:  12/9/14 Label:  Sony Music If you're a fan of '60's pop music and you like Christmas music, this EP will have you jumping with joy. To be totally honest, I'd never heard of The Barberettes before randomly coming across this EP, which caught my eye because it's […]