Entries in Soul (751)
Performing on Jools Holland earlier tonight, Plan B treated us to an exclusive performance of a new track from his forthcoming album/film soundtrack 'iLL Manors'. Click play, and enjoy - this is fantastic. Can't wait for the film.
After a string of covers over the past 12 months, 16 year-old singer/songwriter Ryan Ashley today uploaded his cover of Ed Sheeran's heart-wrenching 'Small Bump', which will be the fifth single to be lifted from Ed's debut album '+'. Having heard some of his solo material, Ryan Ashley is a name that you need to get used to over the next few years - the boy has talent, and then some.
Following on from Gramatik's 'Street Bangerz Vol. 1, 2 & 3', Krystian Shek's 'Vol. 4' and Slabofmisuse's 'Vol. 5' - Poldoore steps up to bring us 'Street Bangerz Vol. 6', which is set to be released May 30th on Cold Busted. This series has been absolutely flawless thus far, and I'm pleased to say that Poldoore has kept up the trend, opitimising everything that's refreshing about this label - fusing together Trip-Hop with Soul, Funk and many other genres to create a forward-thinking outlook on making music. Below you can check out two of my favourite tracks from the album - if you like them, please be sure to support when it drops. Amazing music.
Uploaded a couple of days ago and released today, here is the lead single from Freddie Joachim's forthcoming Summer project 'Fiberglass Kisses', which features the ever wonderful Carlitta Durand on vocals. The track is a beautiful coming together of styles, which creates the most soulful and uplifting sound - available in the US HERE.
Uploaded to YouTube yesterday, here is the new single and title track from Bobby Womack's forthcoming album 'The Bravest Man In The Universe', which is set to drop June 12th on XL Recordings. The production is entirely handled by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell, and if this is anything to go by, then it could well be one of the albums of 2012. One of the greatest artists of all-time - great to hear that he's recovering from his recently revealed illness. Top class.
Featuring his wonderful daughter India, 'Muzik' is one of my favourite tracks from R&B crooner Eric Benet's forthcoming album 'The One', which is set to drop June 5th. Eric has been one of the most consistent male vocalists over the past 16 years, but this could well be one of his best releases to date - dope production, beautiful lyrics throughout and just jam after jam. Can't wait for an EP from India.
Following on from their hit single 'Love Me', girl group Stooshe are back with the visuals for their new single 'Black Heart'. Not gonna lie, I really love these girls. Out June 10th.