New Music: Santana feat. Miguel – Indy

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Good Lord, Miguel does it again!  For his third release of the year, the R&B maverick has collaborated with the legendary Carlos Santana on a song off the rock icon’s forthcoming new album CORAZÓN.  Following his amazing remake of Elton John’s “Bennie and The Jets,” the singer delivers a shining new ballad over sweet Santana guitars.

The song entitled “Indy” finds Miguel praying to the heavenly father over the lady of his provocative dreams.

“I would love to lay ya, way up in the Himalaya’s, yea / No need to be modest babe, you appear to be a goddess babe / Sweet unholy thoughts of you,” Miguel softly sings.

Wheww this joint is nasty and oh so heavenly! While the song is in English, Santana’s new album will be his first ever Latin music album and feature collaborations with some of the biggest Latino stars in the world. It will hit stores on May 6.

Do yourself a favor and press play below:

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Throwback Thursday: Jade – “Don’t Walk Away”

Jade was a R&B group active during the early to mid-1990s. “Don’t Walk Away” was released as a single from the group’s platinum 1993 album Jade to the Max. It became one of the biggest Dance and R&B singles of the year.

The single peaked at No. 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and climbed all the way to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. The song went on to sell 1.5 million copies worldwide. The success of the single landed the trio spots on The Tonight Show, The Arsenio Hall Show and Top of the Pops in the UK.

Enjoy the video above!

New Music: James Fauntleroy – CPR


He’s back! Wasting no time, James Fauntleroy continues to bless us with new acoustic tracks. His latest, a tender guitar-laden tune simply titled “CPR.”

With the straight to the point description of “fn awesome af,” James pretty much sums up the smooth tune, and all this recent releases.

“I really love you, that’s why I want to, live long as I can / But I can’t because you love so deadly, you won’t let me breath anymore,” he sings.

Take a listen to his latest below:

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New Music: Princess Freesia – Fateful Attraction (EP)

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So we are unfamiliar of Princess Freesia, as much as you probably are, but we stumbled across this brand new project, which was produced by British musician/producer Soulpersona, and have been pleasantly surprised. Presented by a group of individuals called R&B Moguls, the three-track EP titled Fateful Attraction, brings you right back to the classic sound of ’80s and early ’90s R&B.

All the tracks were written and sung by Freesia, with production and arrangement by Soulpersona.

If you are into underground sounds with a classic feeling, we suggest you follow the jump to stream this project now.

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New Music: Kindred The Family Soul – Everybody’s Hustling


R&B duo Kindred The Family Soul bring substance and positive values with their brand new single “Everybody’s Hustling,” the first release off their forthcoming album A Couple Friends, due out June 10 via Shanachie Entertainment.

The album is said to focus on themes of love and the joys and challenges of a committed relationship. Working with top producers like Dre & Vidal (Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius), James Poyser (John Legend, The Roots) and more, the project paints honest portraits of love and family.

“We really had no idea that this would be the single but the song was initially inspired by all of the glorification of money in all the hip hop songs these days. We see people and their struggles quite differently and we want people to be inspired to continue to reach for greatness whether they have access to lots of money or not,” says husband-and-wife Fatin and Aja Dantzler.

Take a listen to the soulful song below:

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Mixshow: DJ Carisma’s “Cookie Jar” (4/15 with Mila J)

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For their second broadcast of the week DJ Carisma and Abby De La Rosa returned to TheMixShow studios on Tuesday for another episode of “The Cookie Jar.” Last night the ladies were joined by fellow Cali native Mila J, who has been heating up the airwaves with her new single “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up.”

The singer/dancer, who is Jhené Aiko’s older sister, spoke about her hiatus from music and decision to comeback now as a solo artist. She spoke about being into rap as a kid, thinking she was the female Snoop Dogg, her love for TLC and Janet Jackson and more early inspirations. Mila talked about her buzzing single, working with Ty Dolla $ign, upcoming music and much more.

As always Carisma spun the hottest and sexiest in current R&B along with some throwbacks, while Abby asked all the juicy questions.

Stream and download the full show below:

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New Music: Plies & August Alsina – Jump


My goodness…Plies is at again! But this time around, he brought out our boy August Alsina! Releasing a new single titled, “Jump,” the duo take it straight to the bedroom for the ladies.

Known for bringing the nasty out of women, Plies found it fitting to call on “Porn Star” singer, Alsina to add that bit of flare needed to the song. Singing, “It’s 5 o’clock in the morning, I’m turnt up and I’m horny,” August does the hook justice and even has a full verse in the song where he talks about holding his own with the ladies.

While August just released his Loso assisted video for “Get Ya Money” and debut album Testimony, Plies is busy working on new music to feed the streets. If “Jump” is anything to go by, we’re hoping that he calls on a few more of our R&B favorites to add to his upcoming project.

What are you waiting for? “Jump on it” below:

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Indie: Nyakz Releases “Right Now” Single & Video Trailer

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Indie artist Nyakz has released his single “Right Now,” off his forthcoming debut album. As he prepares to premiere the music video on April 21, Nyakz is giving fans a sneak peek at the visual with a short trailer.

Hailing from North London, the 22-year-old singer/songwriter began singing at age 15 after being inspired by R. Kelly, Joe, Tyrese and Trey Songz. Releasing his self-produced 7-track EP at age 19, Nyakz caught local attention and shared the stage with some of the UK’s biggest artists. He is currently working on finishing up his first album with plans to release it later this year.

The music video for “Right Now” will premiere on April 21, and be released to iTunes on May 19. Stream the song and check out the video trailer below:

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