I’ve never heard of Maxine Ashley until I heard some buzz on her new track produced by the one and only Pharrell. I decided to check it out, and it is everything! You can definitely hear Pharrell’s influence on the track, and Maxine’s smooth R&B vocals fit perfectly with this track. It has a very summertime vibe to it, which is perfect for this time of year. I haven’t looked into much else from her, but I definitely will soon! Repeat.
Just to build on the hype of this mans debut album coming Feb 11th, I give to you an acoustic version he recently performed for Billboard titled, ‘Love & Affection’. Another beautiful track that only furthers my interest in his album, I absolutely can’t wait for Days And Nights to come out! Stop reading this and listen!
Also, if anyone is going to SXSW, he will definitely be there and I hope for everyone to come out to his show in support!
Most of you probably haven’t heard of these talented guys known as the Afro Deezy Axe, yet. These guys are currently a local band located near the Dallas,Texas area and after a couple of years of gigging locally, they have managed to release an EP, and I have to say it sounds fantastic! The short 5 track EP features some of their best songs and doesn’t even begin to show the aura they give out during a live show. I highly recommend if you’re ever near to check them out!
The above track is the only one I could find in full on Youtube titled ‘Stay With Me’. Definitely check out the others on the EP even if you aren’t a fan of this track, they are all fantastic!
If I had to sum up Ben Kahn, it would be Jai Paul. The 2 have very similar sounds its incredible, I can’t explain how much I have craved a new Jai Paul song, or even just some contact from him, but for fans of Jai Paul, I’m sure your void will be filled with Ben Kahn for just a little bit longer. Check out the video for Drive, and also look into his other tracks, all which are quite amazing!
I know it has been a while for the music updates, but it’s about time that I bring this back. What a better way to bring it back from a months break than with the soulful sexy Moko. Moko has been featured on the hit Chase & Status song, ‘Count on Me’ which sits at #15 on the UK top 40 charts. Don’t let her collaboration with them fool you though, this chick has everything it takes to make it on her own, including the vocals.
‘Honey Cocaine’ is vocally huge, and I can’t explain how sexy and smooth the beat is, which at times invokes many chills. The end of the track really showcases her vocal abilities, and I have to say that I can’t wait to hear more from her.
Watch out world!
I was going through, voting for the MOBO’s in the UK and I came across this talent in the newcomers section, and decided to check her out seeing as she was the only one I didn’t know. Turns out, I fell in love immediately after hearing her cover of Poetic Justice. She has a very Amy Winehouse/Maverick Sabre which immediately drew me towards her, but keeping her own identity with a little breakdown during the verses. Her voice is perfection and this video doesn’t really do justice of some of her live videos.
Anyway, I would definitely watch out for her, especially since Adele is on hiatus at the moment, there is space for her in the market right now
Lorde has been gaining quite a bit of buzz recently over the internet, and just yesterday she released her video for her quite amazing single ‘Tennis Court’. If you don’t know Lorde, you will probably love her if your a fan of Lana Del Rey, they both sound very much the same. I hate to say it, but I haven’t seen anything yet that sets the 2 apart, which isn’t the worst thing in the world, but also no the best. I do love ‘Tennis Court’ although comparable to Lana, either way both are very good. Enjoy!
Thanks to Pinboard, I have recently discovered the soulful Raleigh Ritchie. Raleigh has a very soulful tone to his voice, but the beats he sings over reminds me like another James Blake a bit. That’s not to take anything away from Raleigh, because they are very different, but I can’t help but compare. ‘Stay Inside’ is a very catchy track, and definitely one of my more recent favorites that I have come across. He has another track on his soundcloud titled A Moor, which is just as good.
Hope to hear more from him very soon!
Stumbled upon this guy a couple of days ago, and after giving this track a couple of spins, I thought it was very necessary that I share it. Leon Else is a newcomer from over seas in the UK, with a very distinct sound following in the footsteps of Jamie Woon, James Blake and The XX. ‘Tomorrow Land’ starts out very haunting and smooth at the same time, while Leon’s vocals flow perfectly over the beat. The track continues to grow musically and vocally into a very big track. I love everything about this track, and I think Leon Else will definitely have a career in the UK, I just hope the USA catches this soon!
Most of you may not have heard of CHVRCHES yet, they have just recently placed 5th in BBC’s sound of 2013, which is also filled with some of my other favorites including, AlunaGeorge and Angel Haze. CHVRCHES hooked me on their release of their track ‘Lies‘. They bring a very fresh Electronic yet Pop feel to their music, which in the end brings out some musical greatness.
Their new single “Recover” premiered today on BBC Radio, and just like their previous efforts, its perfection! The sound is definitely a change from their previous tracks, but yet, they keep their trademark stamp on it. The front woman sounds great over the semi dance electro beat. I see big things in the future for these guys, and I hope they hit the states soon, they are slowly becoming one of my favorites!