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Review: Mokhov-Future Hope/ Digits soundtrack

With a mix of sounds like Four Tet, Boards of Canada & Fila Brazilia, Las Vegas-based producer Oleg Mokhov continues to make uplifting electronic pop music. On his fourth recording full-length, Future Hope, Mokhov...

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Review: Georgia Anne Muldrow – Ms. One

Georgia Anne Muldrow brings a hip-hop EP that full of elastic funk and lyrical lucidity. This is the second album she’s created under the title Ms. One, but this time it’s all Georgia on...

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Review: Big Freedia – Just Be Free

After various mixtapes and his own reality show, Big Freedia (nee Freddie Ross) finally brings his debut album, Just Be Free. If this is your first taste of “bounce music”, get ready for catchy,...

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CD Review: Jarrod Lawson – Jarrod Lawson

Oregon-based musician Jarrod Lawson regularly performs with the band, Soulmates, and can also be found backing Liv Warfield. Now he can add to that releasing his self-titled debut to the world. Looking past the...

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Review: Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband

In an interview with Rolling Stone, lead singer Yukimi Nagano mentioned that it was the slow jams of Janet Jackson that inspired the slow tempo moments on Nabuma Rubberband. The band also mentioned they’ve...

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Review: The Empireal Formula (self-titled)

Groove Loves Melody first connected with Nick Ruiz aka The Empireal Formula in 2011(interview). At that time, fellow San Antonio artist Ernest Gonzales (Exponential Records, Mexicans with Guns, Friends of Friends Music) had just...

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Review: James Rose – Disney Reimagined

James Rose has been very busy with his group, Vive. The a capella quintet continues to reach new and bigger audiences since the release of their debut in 2013. Now the London-based musician and...

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Review: Adam Joseph – Love Philosophy

Ten years after his self-released debut and writing for other artists, Adam Joseph returns with the warm and sensual R&B sound of Love Philosophy. A Berklee College of Music alumnus, Adam’s debut album How...

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Funky Knuckles – Meta Musica

Dallas-based based Funky Knuckles is composed of various studio and live side-musicians for artists like Beyonce, Erykah Badu, & Chrisette Michelle to name just a few. The band members are Evan Weiss on trumpet,...

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Review: Kitten Grenade – Kitten Grenade EP

San Francisco-based artists Katelyn Sullivan and Ben Manning are the band Kitten Grenade. They’ve released a self-titled EP with a mood that’s on edge of heartbreak. Through six songs, Sullivan’s honest and romantic vocal...

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Review: Drew ofthe Drew – Green

Producer Drew ofthe Drew was raised in Florida and now resides in New York. An alumnus of Berklee College of Music, Drew has gathered fellow alumni to record his independent debut album, Green. Productions...

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Evan Ireland – Kept

Nineteen-year-old Chicago-based producer, Evan Ireland, takes a lean from the upbeat tracks on 2012′s Ten Songs About The Last Six Months and keeps it upbeat for the EP, Kept. Vocal passages and samples are...

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Georigia Anne Muldrow as Jyoti – Denderah

Georgia Anne Muldrow dons the Alice Coltrane-inspired mood of Jyoti for her latest set, Denderah, on her own SomeOthaShip Connect imprint. For her second project as Jyoti, Muldrow delivers playing and programming that reveals...