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!
Anyway, you can check out their EP via Spotify and iTunes
Keep up to date with their gigs on facebook
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!
This year’s X-factor UK winner, James Arthur has put up his debut single from the show ‘Impossible’. While this is a cover of the just as amazing Shontelle version, and maybe not the BEST first single for a kind of artist like James, he still gives it all he can and I absolutely love this version. Just like everything he did on X-factor James adds his own stamp to the version, making it more emotional in a different way, and his vocals sound absolutely amazing as usual.
Take a listen below!
If you want to know more about James Arthur, find out below!
Recently discovered Alunageorge off Pinboard, and as soon as I heard this song I fell in love. Definitely a summer vibing song, with a pretty fantastic beat behind it. It’s just a feel good song, with some feel good vocals. Take a listen below!