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Kaytranada: Reva DeVito’ “The Move” + New Remixes

Montreal-based producer Kaytranada was already having one helluva 2016 after the highly anticipated release of 99.9%, the Canadian producer’s first official album. The album already received acclaim for its expert melding of funk, soul, and dance music with strong features from Vic Mensa, AlunaGeorge, and more. Further praise came via the 2016 Polaris Music prize […]

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2014 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #30-21

We’re now approaching the second half of my favorite 60 tracks of 2014. #30-21 are below and see the rest of the list at these links: #40-31 #50-41 #60-51 30. Kendrick Lamar – i Considering the dark, gritty street narratives of good kidd, Madd city, I don’t think anyone would have predicted Kendrick would chose […]

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2014 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #50-41

We’re just getting started with the top 60 tracks of 2014 and here comes #50-14. 50. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft Bruno Mars Here’s the history of my love for “Uptown Funk”. Saw Mark Ronson was dropping a song with Bruno Mars and an appearance on SNL was booked before the world even heard […]

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Dance Electronic R&B

Mary J. Blige – Follow (produced by Disclosure)

I’ve been loving Mary J. Blige‘s recent turn as a dance music diva, especially with Disclosure involved. Blige isn’t a stranger to making people move considering she gladly had people dancing with past hits like “Family Affair” and “Dance With Me”. However, the garage and house influences of her upcoming project The London Sessions seem […]

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R&B

Jessie Ware – Share It All

I’d be perfectly happy if Ms. Ware crafted an album full of quiet storm-style slow jams, like new single “Share It All”. I doubt all of Tough Love will be like the moody, sparse production provided by Julio Bashmore, but songs like this show how majestic Ware’s vocals truly are. Stream “Share It All” below […]

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Indie R&B

Jessie Ware – Tough Love

If there was anyone who could break my post-New Orleans blog silence, it would most certainly be Jessie Ware. The U.K. singer/songwriter just released a soothing, ’80s-style slow burner in “Tough Love”. The song showcases Ware’s growth in vocal ability and could be the first step in what could be a very huge year for […]

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BANKS – Drowning

It could have just been a fantastic coincidence, but I’m fairly certain BANKS broke Soundcloud when she released “Drowning” earlier this week. There could have been a Soundcloud update happening, but with nearly 217k followers and 327k plays in two days, it wouldn’t be a shock if the LA-based chanteuse had that type of impact. […]