Two of my favorites blend their very unique styles and create something amazing. Maverick Sabre’s soulful vibes, and Gorgon City’s house/dance vibes mixed together is perfection on this new track ‘Coming Home’. I’m mostly glad to hear Maverick back on the scene, his talent was definitely missed. I definitely see this being a hit in the UK, and hopefully enough to bring them over to the US because I would love to see them both!
SBTRKT is back with another genius track titled ‘New Dorp, New York’ from his upcoming album Wonder Where We Land. This funky track features the lead singer from Vampire Weekend, Ezra Koenig, and everything about this track is awesome. There isn’t much else to say really, just dive into the track and enjoy!
Wonder Where We Land drops September 22nd.
Words can’t explain how much this needed to happen. I was very excited when I saw Mary perform ‘F for U’ with Disclosure at one of their New York shows, then heard the news that it was going to be an official track just fueled the fire. Soon after, many reports came out of The queen of soul being in the studio with the duo, and now we have this masterpiece. Mary J’s album is produced completely by Disclosure, and this is exactly the direction that she needs to take it. She is doing something no other soul singer is doing right now, putting her way above the rest right now, which is why she is queen.
I have a lot of respect for Mary and her acknowledgement of the UK scene, and while locking disclosure in for her album, she is going to go miles with this album. I absolutely can’t get enough of this track, and need the rest of the album right now!
Watch out world, Mary J. is back!
I love me some Ariana Grande, although she did lose a lot of credit for making that so called song ‘Break Free’ with Zedd. She redeems herself here with a smooth pop/r&b vibe track titled ‘Love Me Harder’ featuring none other than The Weeknd. She is giving me a little old school Mariah vibe on this track which is why I fell in love with her in the first place, and I really hope the rest of her album sounds more like this, because while I loved ‘Problem’, lets be honest, It is getting quite the overplay. Anyway, take a listen below!
Ella Eyre has been one of my favorites for a while now, I mean, how can you not fall in love when you hear her vocal ability. Her previous track ‘If I Go’ has been hitting it big in the UK, unfortunately it won’t catch on here for a little bit, but I’m used to that. Ella gives another big track titled ‘Comeback’, with even bigger vocals then before. Just like everything Ella does, this song is perfect, and I am really looking forward to hearing what else she has in store for us.
Here is to hoping we get a USA tour soon!
Azealia was one of my favorites when she released ‘212’, since then she has come off as quite cocky, without even so much as an album behind her belt, so I kind of lost interest in her. She recently got dropped, or ‘set free’ as she calls it, from her record label, so I was interested in seeing what she had in store now that she wasn’t controlled by a label. ‘Heavy Metel and Reflective’ is the first offering from her very long overdue debut album Broke With Expensive Taste, and I have to say I am kind of feeling it. It is hard hitting, and there is something about her flow that I can’t deny, the beat is perfect for her sound, and while the song is a little on the short side, she brings it. Here is to hoping she cleans up her attitude because ‘212‘ is still one of my favorites.
Probably one of the biggest songs of the year, Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ gets cover treatment from the talented Luke James. Luke has made quite the name for himself in the past year or so, opening for Beyonce on her UK leg, and for this guy it’s only the beginning. This cover is fantastic, and one of my favorites that I have heard so far. Luke brings kind of a R&B flow to an already soulful song, and while no one can touch the vocal ability of Sam Smith, Luke definitely holds his own on this track.