R&B

Leon Power – Open Up

Fresh from recently completing sessions with Nicolas Jaar in New York, London-based artist and producer Leon Power has shared the alluring first single from his forthcoming Blind EP. The new song, titled Open Up, is a soothing offering of minimal electronics fused with an modern R&B edge, anchored by Power’s glowing vocal performance.

DΔWN (Dawn Richard) – Serpentine Fire

Produced by Clark, D∆WN (Dawn Richard) shares Serpentine Fire, a new track released as part of the Adult Swim Singles Program. As previously announced, this year’s Adult Swim Singles Program runs extra long, with the 26 week campaign running from May to November. Other artists offering new music this time around include Run the Jewels,… Read more »

Shura – White Light

Shura has just unveiled her latest single White Light, and it’s Annie Mac‘s Hottest Record in the World this week. Sprawling well over seven minutes, White Light is an infectious ode to 80s-inspired synth-pop with a modern touch, that’s without doubt Aleksandra Denton’s most experimental single yet. Get into it. Shura‘s new single arrives July… Read more »

Nao – Zillionaire

After exploding onto the scene last year with her So Good EP, which featured a sublime collaboration with A.K. Paul, British R&B producer/singer Nao is back with another sultry effort entitled February. Nao’s February EP is available now on Little Tokyo Recordings.

THEESatisfaction – EarthEE

Seattle’s THEESatisfaction follow-up their excellent, yet crazily underrated 2012 debut awE naturalE later this month with a brand new full-length, entitled EarthEE. The Sub Pop-signed duo of Cat + Stas’ forthcoming sophomore effort will feature contributions from labelmates Shabazz Palaces, Meshell Ndegeocello, recent Sub Pop signing Porter Ray and Taylor Brown. The album was produced by… Read more »

VIDEO: Shura – Indecision

Another immensely promising new artist to watch out for in 2015 is Anglo-Russian singer and producer Shura, who today premiered the Emily McDonald / Nev Brook-directed video to her latest single Indecision. Directors Emily McDonald and Nev Brook described the video as “a film about freedom and change…it’s a journey from one existence to another…. Read more »

Listen to Miguel’s new three-track EP

Following the release of his outstanding 2012 album Kaleidoscope Dream, Miguel has shared a surprise new three-track EP via his Soundcloud page, featuring the tracks nwa (with Death Row rapper Kurupt), Hollywooddreams, and Coffee. Listen to the entire EP below.

Kelela – Enemy (Acoustic Version)

With her highly anticipated debut album finally set to drop next summer, DC-born / LA-based R&B musician Kelela has dropped an acoustic version of her excellent 2013 single, Enemy. The track features Kelela’s simply stunning vocals alongside Tosin Abasin strumming an eight-string guitar. It just goes to show how powerful the original really was when you take… Read more »

Video: Kindness – Who Do You Love (feat. Robyn)

Kindness has shared a Daniel Brereton-directed video for his Robyn-featuring single, Who Do You Love. The track is lifted from Adam Bainbridge’s latest LP, Otherness, available now through Female Energy/Mom + Pop.

Deaths – Sold

Berlin-based newcomers Deaths have unveiled a captivating second single, entitled Sold. It comes two months after the elusive duo dropped their well-received debut release, Lonewolves. Like Lonewolves, Sold is another slow-burning, brooding array of downtempo beats and icy, minimalistic production that displays exceptional promise. Look out for Deaths debut EP, which is slated for a 2015… Read more »