Posts Tagged ‘old school R&B’

July 7, 2017

Though On And On was our very first encounter with Curtis Harding and his music despite his having released a full length in 2014, it was immediately apparent that this is an artist to take note of and keep a close watch on. He’s swooped out of Atlanta with a dashing brand of vintage soul and old school R&B that evokes the likes of Leon Bridges and Michael Kiwanuka, but with the funky Motown strut of some of Danger Mouse’s work. On And On is out now via ANTI- Records. Find out more from his website, here.

June 14, 2017

It’s actually been quite some time since producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Lido has given us some new original music. That’s not to say we haven’t been incredibly elated listening to his cover of Solsbury Hill and his sensational remix of Portugal. the Man’s Feel It Still, over and over and over again these past months. But we’re over the moon that Lido has since returned with Not Enough, which is more than enough of the electronic maestro’s dexterous brilliance. He even partners up with groundbreaking R&B and hip hop duo THEY. on the song, which gives us a massive dose of old school New Jack Swing alongside its R&B dance groove and retro hip hop vibes. Lido and THEY. have generously made Not Enough a free download, here.

June 9, 2017

After listening to the charming retro soul and swinging R&B of I Need You, it should come as no surprise that up and coming artist on the rise Jalen N’Gonda has already opened for the likes of Jamie Woon, Lauryn HIll, and Laura Mvula

. Just a few seconds in and I was already flush with excitement over the new artist. Jalen N’Gonda’s 60′s soul is like Otis Redding paired with Leon Bridges, with slivers of Danger Mouse project Gnarls Barkley sashaying through its brisk strokes. I Need You follows on the success of the Liverpool based talent’s early tracks like Holler (When You Call My Name) and Why I Try, which are approaching 1.5 million streams. A host of summer festivals in addition to Jalen’s first shows back in his native US have all been confirmed. A full EP will be arriving later this year. Jalen N’Gonda is one to watch, and we’re hoping we get to watch him live soon in a more intimate venue before he blows up, though no San Francisco date has been announced for his tour (yet).