EMERGING ARTISTS

New Music: Josué – What’s On Your Mind

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Rising soul singer Josué follows up his impressive feel-good single “Summer Time” with another soulful groove entitled, “What’s On Your Mind.”

While his previous song recalled the good old summer days, the Sydney, Australia natives latest tells a tale of a lover that is keeping her feelings hidden.  As the story unfolds, Josué’s soulful voice takes you on a journey back to the old school soul we know and love, accompanied by some sweet jazz undertones.

Josué’s forthcoming debut EP ‘Bad News’ is due out July 9. Take a listen to his sweet new tune below:

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New Music: Rashad – I Thought About Leaving Her / Turn Down

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Emerging singer/songwriter/producer Rashad kicks off the unofficial beginning of summer with two brand new releases, off his forthcoming album The Quiet Loud. The Columbus, Ohio native gets reflective on the infectious R&B burner “I Thought About Leaving,” as he sings regrets of previously thinking about breaking up with his lady.

“She’s been good to me, the whole wide world can see, a fool to break her heart,” he sings.

Rashad has also released a B-Side entitled, “Turn Down,” with a screwed up feel that is a smooth slow burner within itself.

The Quiet Loud is due out this summer. Take a listen to his first taste of the album below:

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New Music: Josué feat. Billy Green – Summer Time

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The unofficial start to summer seems like the absolute perfect time to introduce you to emerging Australian soul singer Josué. The Sydney native has been grinding on the live circuit for several years with his band, but now he is gearing up for the release of his debut EP ‘Bad News,’ due out in July.

Leading the project is an incredibly infectious single, perfect for the warm weather, amply titled “Summer Time,” featuring MC Billy Green. The song’s groove will stick right to your bones with it’s sweet soulful melody, surrounded by Josue’s smooth vocals and Billy Green’s slick verse.

“When it’s hot outside I’m thinking about summer time / When it’s cold outside I’m wishing it’s summer time / When I’m next to you I’m thinking about summer time,” he sings.

Enjoy the good weather with the feel-good single below:

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Video: Kyle Dion – Moonshine

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Up-and-coming artist Kyle Dion has been building a great indie following and this week he has returned with the brand new single “Moonshine,” with accompanying music video.   Opening with a minimal piano track, Dion flexes soothing vocals highlighted by a haunting falsetto.  Quickly building to an upbeat percussion led hook the Q’nAce-production takes listeners on a ride through the emotion of Dion’s intoxicating heartache.

The visuals find Kyle reminiscing of his lost love as he sits lonely in a field which brings back memories of their quality time, and while in a seedy motel with a new lover he can only remember the one that got away.

“Why would you disguise it, baby you stand out like diamonds in my eyes / You’re mood excites me, my moonshine,” he sings.

“I wrote ‘Moonshine’ to remind women that they’re all beautiful in so many different ways, and there are so many different versions of beauty,” explained Kyle.

Check it out below:

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Video: James Davis – Can’t Love Me

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Fresh off the release of their self-titled debut EP, emerging trio James Davis share the visuals for their soothing track, “Can’t Love Me.”

The sibling act, made up by fraternal twins Jess and Rey and their brother Auston Reynolds, head out to the beach and wander about while ocean waves gently splash on the shore. It’s a peaceful experience of family bonding for the somber song about a failing relationship.

“Today, we’re so in-sync / Next week we won’t agree / Next month we’ll barely speak, to fix what’s wrong,” sings Rey.

James Davis’ self-titled EP is available for purchase on iTunes now. The trio will be hitting the road with singer Seinabo Sey beginning next week, with scheduled stops in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and more.

Check out the video below:

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New Music: Marissa – Tied Down

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Emerging artist Marissa is making a strong statement with her brand new single “Tied Down,” produced by Big Fruit.  The Atlanta native flexes her sexy vocals over the synth-heavy track as she professes her desire to be young, wild, and free!

Marissa isn’t trying to be caught out here catching feelings over no dude and she lets you know it, singing; “I wanna go out with my home girl, without looking over my shoulder / You can say what you wanna, maybe I’ll be ready when I’m older / Right now I’m like ‘no sir,’ bein in love not supposed ta.”

Take a listen to Marissa’s 2015 version of “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” below:

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New Music: Lion Babe – Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield Cover)

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Buzzing group Lion Babe have released the official audio of their remake of Curtis Mayfield’s classic song “Move On Up.”

The duo’s cover was recently used by ESPN as part of their coverage of the NFL Draft, with the song playing when the broadcast came and went to commercials.

Offering a modern day interpretation of the soulful classic with heavy percussion and eerie synths, Lion Babe continue to impress and show why they are having such a great year.

Check it out below… What do you think?

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New Music: Porsha Nicole – When It Goes Up (Prod. by Shonuff)

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Up-and-coming artist Porsha Nicole is a fighter. In celebration of the 1 year anniversary for a successful surgery to remove a brain tumor, the 25-year-old Tampa native debuts her breakout single “When It Goes Up,” produced by hitmaker Shonuff.

As the first artist on Shonuff & Slapp Division, the singer looks to get us ready for summer with the bouncy jam “When It Goes Up.”  Standing up for herself and all the good girls, Porsha lets her man know that other chicks might try to holla at him, but she will be at home holding him down.

“Yea you got a winner, and this is the beginnin’ / So you know you got a real one / Before you get amnesia, I need you to remember, that I’m still that one,” she sings.

Turn up with Porsha below:

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