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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...

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Amel Larrieux – Ice Cream Everyday

On Amel Larriuex’s fifth solo release (her 4th independent release on her own imprint, Blisslife Records), Ice Cream Everyday, treats us to bubbly pop/funk tunes and mellow musings that all topped with her crystalline...

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Tama Waipara – Fill Up The Silence

Tama Waipara’s 4th album, Fill Up The Silence, is an engaging and heartfelt soundtrack as Waipara holds to memory of his Maori heritage as if a candlelight guiding his way through the uncertainty of...

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London Grammar – If You Wait

The Mercury Music Prize nominees have been announced in London and it’s a pretty mainstream affair with the resurrected Bowie standing out amongst the predictable nods for Arctic Monkeys, Disclosure, Rudimental and Laura Marling....

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Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady

There is something to be said for an original idea in today’s realm of pop music, especially since there aren’t many. While Katy Perry roars with ho-hum predictability and Miley Cyrus proves the pop-without-substance...

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Night Drive – Position I

Austin-based performers Brandon Duhon and Rodney Connell want to bring more electro-pop to your ears as Night Drive. As former frontmen of bands, MoTel Aviv (Austin, TX) and Glasnost (Houston, TX) respectively, they brought...