Archive for June, 2010

Drake – Better Than Good Enough

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Earlier today I caught a link for a Drake documentary on Soul Culture. It follows Drake in the lead up to the release of Thank Me Later which has grown on me alot from it’s first spin. It also features a fairly in-depth interview. This is the second or third time I have heard Drake speak and he really interests me in with what he says he seems really honest. You can see the whole thing over at Soul Culture it was a really inspiring watch.

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TL Cross

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Underrated and probably a handful of people would actually know of this guy in the U.K. You can hear some of his newer stuff over on his myspace I really like his sound….http://www.myspace.com/tlcross.

“With influences that range from The Beatles to rap legend Nas to folk music icon Bob Dylan, TL Cross’s music not only has a global appeal, his sound is so diverse it has a genre all its own–World Soul.”

This sounds so good in the sun!

Mark Ronson – Bang Bang Bang

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

First came Shutterbug now this, could it be true that some funk is starting to make a come back its been missing since about 1970 so its not before time I really like the vintage vibe of this featuring Q-Tip & MNDR. This is nice….

Classic Hit 9

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Slept on big time someone tell me the last time they heard this played anywhere in the last 2/3 years. Shola Ama on R&B is amazing quite simply she’s one the best the U.K has to offer! D’Influence – This Is Promise You classic material! Enjoy!

Sway – Blow The Whistle

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Watch the above video and listen to the lyrics and then tell me Sway isn’t one of if not the best in the U.K. Stupidly clever word play also check out Say it Twice if you haven’t heard that along a similar theme…

Keri Hilson – I Like

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

New music from Keri Hilson and it sounding very big indeed its called “I Like”, caught it a couple of times on music tv and now its time to give it some blog time it has great potential – addictive chorus that you will singing for days! What you thinking?

Miguel ft. J. Cole- All I Want Is You

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Soul Culture posted the video for this earlier. I’m sharing this because I think its my favourite track of the year thus far I posted about this a few months when I first heard it – nice to see it get the video treatment here it is….

Bridget Kelly

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

I saw Jay-z last night that is a whole other post in itself. Anyways Empire State of Mind drops and as usual Alicia’s substitute comes on to sing the chorus I’d seen her on a few things towards the end of last year and couldn’t find any information on her. Anyway 6 months later a new google search reveals her to be Bridget Kelly – I rate this girl highly amazing voice imo its up there if not better than Alicia’s?

Here’s a cover of Use somebody….enjoy!

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A64 – Bluey Robinson

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Been backing this boy for a while he has just dropped his A64 courtesy of SBTV. Cannot wait for Bluey’s albums to drop been working some top producers for his style e.g. Mark Hill of Artful Dodger fame. I love Give Me a Sign fingers crossed for Bluey, in my opinion he is going to be one of the biggest R&B singers that the U.K has produced in recent years!

Donaeo – I’m Fly

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

One of the most underrated UK artists right about now…. Last album was a nice piece of work nothing complex about it just vibes to get you dancing. I’m Fly does much the same thing… this will sound massive in clubs! I need this when it drops.