Archive for June 30th, 2010
Here is a brand new video for Corinne Bailey Rae’s record “Closer”. The Sea is in stores now!
Refinery29 met up with Solange Knowles for a recent interview. They talk about how she maintains her inspired style and also got a bit of insight on the direction of her next album:
Tell us a little bit about working on the new album.
“I went up to Santa Barbara, found this house on five acres in the mountains and invited a bunch of amazing musicians to come live there with me for a month and just experiment. We woke up around 10 a.m. and made music until midnight, all of course while drinking good wine, picking avocados from the trees outside to make guacamole, and maybe enjoying a joint or two. I left the process a little crazy, but I really feel like I came into my own.”
Musically, how is it going to be different from your previous records?
“’80s jams for sure! Early Chaka Khan, ’80s Janet Jackson, S.O.S. Band, Prince, and of course the great Michael Jackson! We went extremely natural and raw when it came down to the production. Blowing into beer bottles, playing flower vases, tapping on chairs with pencils, and even recording a house party we had for Memorial Day as a sample. My previous record was extremely inspired by ’60s Motown, and was very conceptual and polished. With this record, it was completely opposite. We kind of partied our way through an album. It was all about letting loose, and the boogie was very important.”
Here is the visual for Keith Sweat’s single “Test Drive,” featuring Joe. Man, Keith is lookin old. But, he’s still got it and the record is good. His brand new album, Ridin Solo is in stores now!
Here is a brand new joint from up and comer J. Valentine via Box Kev. It is titled, “Single,” and it features LeToya Luckett. This is the first leak off his upcoming mixtape, The Testimony, which is be released on July 4th. It has a couple tags. Check it out!