EMERGING ARTISTS

New Music: Snoh Aalegra – There Will Be Sunshine (EP)

Snoh Aalegra There Will Be Sunshine

Last year we featured the debut single from Swedish-born, L.A.-based singer/songwriter Snoh Aalegra, who is signed to Grammy-winning producer / Def Jam EVP of A&R, No I.D. (Kanye West, Jay Z, Jhene Aiko).

Now, the budding artist has released her debut EP, ‘There Will Be Sunshine,’ produced entirely by No I.D, along with a visual for the lead single, “Bad Things” featuring Common.

The impressive project boasts 6 original tracks, with an additional feature from underground favorite Cocaine 80s. The vibe is heavy and commanding, and consists of strong piano ballads that are soulfully driven by her raw vocals.

Check out Snoh’s debut EP and new video below:

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Watch: Lion Babe feat. Childish Gambino – “Jump Hi” (Video)

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Buzzing Alt-Soul duo Lion Babe are making some serious leaps and bounds with their new single “Jump Hi” featuring Childish Gambino. The group, comprised of singer Jillian Hervey (Vanessa William’s daughter) and producer/musician Lucas Goodman, have now released the music video for the infectious tune, sans Gambino.

Hervey lets loose as she shows off her dance background, and gets some real air, while Lucas kicks his feet up while playing guitar, in the NYC based visual. Jillian’s soulful vocals enthrall with an Erykah Badu-like tone as she rides the groovy track, which samples Nina Simone’s “Mr. Bojangles.”

You can pick up the single on iTunes now, and peep the video below. If you haven’t heard this joint yet, or seen the video yet, we highly recommend you hit that jump!

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New Music: Kyndall feat. Kirko Bangz – Hol’ Up

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Up and coming Atlantic Records artist Kyndall (previously Kendall) returns with her fourth song of the year, as she slowing gives fans and new listeners a further taste of her impressive talents.

We previously introduced you to the young singer/songwriter with the catchy R&B/Pop song “Reward” at the beginning of the year, and while we were expecting more from her in 2014, Kyndall has big plans for the new year, including her official introduction.

On her latest release, the Texas native hooks up fellow Houston native Kirko Bangz for the bouncy break-up anthem “Hol’ Up.”  Kyndall kicks her boy to the curb, but she’s not cryin any tears, and she’s not about to take him back.

“Boy get out your feelings I’m just chillin, you can hol’ up / Sorry if you miss it I ain’t wit it, shawty hol’ up,” she bluntly sings.

Kyndall is currently prepping for the release of her debut EP, ‘Reward,’ which is coming soon. Get familiar with the name, because we are projecting big things from the fiery southern songstress.

Hear her new song below:

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Watch: Mystery Group Tuxedo Release New Video “Do It”

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Ok, so once in a blue when we’re browsing through email submissions we come across something special and unexpected. Now, we had never heard of an artist or group named Tuxedo, but apparently they emerged last year with three tracks of smooth, synth-heavy, disco funk, and no information whatsoever about the group.

Some have speculated that this is the work of soulful singer Mayer Hawthorne and producer Jake One. Judging by Hawthorne’s cameo in this new video for “Do It” it appears that the rumors are correct.

We’re told to expect a full album in 2015. Until then check out the fun, dance-heavy video below and stay classy!

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New Music: Rochelle Jordan – There You Go

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Toronto songstress Rochelle Jordan has dropped a few surprises on us this year, but the moment as finally come for her to drop her debut album 1021, which she officially released via her own website yesterday.  While the LP is available as an autographed CD/MP3 bundle or digital download, the singer/songwriter gives fans another taste of the project with the new song “There You Go.”

On the KLSH production, Rochelle sings out to her ex about his unacceptable behavior and his loss in mistreating her.

“Telling me that you’re in love but treated like I ain’t enough for you, do you know what you’re about to lose?” she sings.

Take a listen to Rochelle’s latest below:

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New Music: Victoria Monét – How Bout Now (Drake Cover/Reply)

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Rising Atlantic Records artist Victoria Monét impressed with her stellar debut EP ‘Nightmares & Lullabies (Pt. 1).’  Now, the singer/songwriter shows off more of personality with a cover/reply to Drake’s recent leak “How Bout Now.”

The Cali native gets blunt and resentful to a past boyfriend who left her when he thought he was too hot, but now wants her back.

“Cuz I was there when there was nothin, guess you lost me for nothin / If you didn’t miss me then boy, how bout now,” she sings.

Monét got her start writing for artists such as T.I., Nas, Diddy, Ariana Grande, Chris Brown and more. She is now ready to deliver her own artistry to the world, and will be releasing more parts to her debut EP soon.

Take a listen to her reply to Drake’s new song below:

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New Music: Azekel – Chronophobia

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Up and coming UK based artist Azekel continues to impress us as he is going 3-for-3 with his single releases. The singer/producer follows up his acclaimed songs “New Romance” and “Holy Matrimony” with the hard-hitting “Chronophobia.”

The definition of the word, which means the fear of time, penetrates his mind as he reflects on the anxiety of not always accomplishing enough, which any driven hard-working individual can relate to.

“Lord I’m tired, of not knowing where to go, and the clock keeps on ticking,” he sings over the intoxicating production.

The new song will be included on his upcoming full-length project which is due out in early 2015. Take a listen below:

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Ne-Yo Debuts New Song “Just Kiss Me” with New Artist Sonna Rele

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Ne-Yo truly believes in the process of artist development, and as has been the case with up and coming singer Sonna Rele, who he signed to his company Compound Entertainment. The British native has been continuously building her fan base with weekly YouTube covers, while honing her craft and working on her debut album.

While she shares something new each Monday, today the singer has released video footage of her getting the chance to sing on stage with Ne-Yo at the famed Royal Albert Hall in London. Using the opportunity to introduce her to the hometown crowd, Ne-Yo and Sonna gave the audience a first listen to their upcoming duet entitled “Just Kiss Me,” which is intended for her album.

A well done duet and stage performance from the duo, leaving plenty of potential for Sonna.

Check out their performance below:

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