Toronto-based singer-songwriter Ngoni steps up to the mic on his debut EP, You Kill Slowly. Continue reading
Annie Lennox spent 12 years as one half of the Eurythmics, becoming an icon of cool, edgy new wave alongside cohort Dave Stewart. In 1992, post-Eurythmics, Lennox would deliver Diva, her debut album including the pop anthem “Walking On Broken Glass.”
50 years ago, Sam Cooke wrote and recorded one of the most prolific and important songs of his career. Continue reading
For many Millennials, Aaliyah was the pinnacle of contemporary R&B at the turn of the century, a raising star whose impact had already been felt by the late ’90s. At 22 years of age Aaliyah’s life was tragically cut short due to a plane crash in the Bahamas, in August 2001. Although her death was premature, Aaliyah left a legacy as one of the most influential artists of her generation and setting the blueprint for the future of R&B that has yet to be met. Continue reading
Today, Tweet may be what you do on Twitter, but in 2002 long before social media was even a glimmer in a Millennial’s eye, Tweet was synonymous with the R&B-soul hit, “Oops (Oh My).” Continue reading
Slinky noir video for Indiana’s “Bound” toys with S&M.
James Blake, the soulful singer-songwriter, who’s introspective, electronic soundscapes earned critical acclaim for his debut album returns with a new single.
New York singer-songwriter Alice Smith premieres new single “Ocean” from upcoming sophomore album She. Continue reading
We’ve compiled the songs that made our year so much better, the happy, the sad, the insanely catchy, and the tear jerkers. Sure we could say we stuck to hipster staples The Shins and Jack White, ignoring pop ear worms by Taylor Swift and Carly Rae Jepsen, crushing on country new comer Kacey Musgraves or dancing to Escort’s disco revival but then we’d have missed out on some great tunes in 2012. We’ve decided to let the songs speak for themselves with a little colour commentary, check out the list below.
The prince of Neo-Soul Raphael Saadiq in the spirit of the season offered fans a taste of new material over his twitter account late last night tweeting: Continue reading