MUSIC

New Music: Janelle Monáe feat. Jidenna – Yoga

Janelle Monae Yoga

Janelle Monáe is looking to cause a real stir with her new Wondaland Records imprint. After introducing rapper Jidenna with the catchy single “Classic Man,” the incomparable performer turns up the heat with their next single, “Yoga.”

The bouncy song is the second release off the forthcoming compilation EP, ‘Wondaland Presents THE EEPHUS,’ due out this summer via Wondaland/Epic.

“Baby bend over, let your booty do that yoga,” sings Janelle over the clapping beat before declaring, “You cannot police me so get off my areola.”

Wondaland’s roster includes Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, Deep Cotton, and St. Beauty.

Take a listen below, and pick up the single on iTunes now.

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New Music: Ty Dolla $ign feat. Wiz Khalifa – Say No More

Wiz Khalifa Ty Dolla EP

A lot of folks forget or never knew that Ty Dolla $ign is signed to Wiz Khalifa‘s Taylor Gang imprint.  Today, the frequent collaborators remind fans with a brand new free EP titled, ‘Talk About It In The Morning.’

The project boasts 1 R&B styled track with Ty taking the lead on “Say No More.” The smokey sex based tune, produced by Nice Rec, finds the singer/rapper seducing his lady and laying out his provocative plans, while Wiz promises to give his chick an out of body experience.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Justine Skye – 10 Bands (Skyemix)

Justine Skye 10 Bands

Brooklyn’s own Justine Skye has been on her grind hitting the promo circuit and today she returns with another Skyemix for her loyal fans. The Atlantic Records signee borrows Drake’s underground hit “10 Bands” and drops a slick version of her own.

“Got a deal, made it real, I was only 17 and I know you saw me in that magazine / My ex asked me where I’m movin I said on to better things n**ga,” she sings.

Justine is currently working on her debut album, due out this year via Atlantic.

Check out her latest remix below:

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New Music: Kelechi Kalu – Love Alone

Kelechi Kalu

Emerging artist Kelechi Kalu has been in the music industry for years honing his skills as the former member of an all-male band recognized by LA Reid, Ryan Seacrest, and others before embarking on his new solo project.

The first release off Kelechi’s upcoming debut EP, “Love Alone” stands as a soulful pop ballad set to the production of Grammy nominated producer Drew Scott. The track is inspired by the relationship trials that come with being a “twenty-something,” and sets a cinematic tone for his ‘Room With A View‘ EP, slated for release later this spring.

“Cause I, I do not want to be in love alone,” he sings with a commanding relatability over bouldering percussion.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Gallant – Open Up

Gallant- Open Up

Alt-R&B singer Gallant created a nice buzz for himself with his impressive 2014 EP ‘Zebra,’ but following its release, the mysterious singer-songwriter basically disappeared.

Now, Gallant has returned with the first taste of what he’s been working on. “Open Up” is a gorgeous, atmospheric ballad that nicely pairs his soft, emotive vocals with a dramatic electronic production. He has also unveiling an elegantly simple and sensuous visual for the song, which he co-directed.

“Why don’t we open up sometime? / Sell me that gold in your veins / I want your fortress next to mine,” he sings.

The track is streaming on Spotify now, and will appear on his upcoming EP, due out this summer on the Mind of a Genius label.

Check it out below:

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Indie: Rob Write Releases Debut EP

Rob Write Going Down

Indie artist Rob Write is back with his first official EP. As he gears up to go on tour the rising singer/songwriter gives fans and new listeners a deeper preview of his talents, while finishing up work on his forthcoming self-titled album, due out this summer.

Hailing from Oxnard, California, Rob Write is a passionate, driven and charismatic artist with a unique approach to R&B and Pop. His most recent single, “Going Down” showcases his incredibly emotional vocal performances, as well as his personal melodic sensibilities and appealing aesthetics.

“The sound is all about connecting with the listeners through high-energy release, uplifting melodies, and memorable hooks that will get stuck in your head!,” describes Rob.

Take a listen to his EP below:

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New Music: Kevin McCall – Attention

Kevin McCall Promo

Kevin McCall is back with another jam for your bedroom playlists.  The singer/rapper/producer uses every army and war metaphor possible to describe his latest sexual endeavors on the steamy “Attention.”

“Got me saying on command, I’m gonna drop this lovin on you, bombs away / And you’ll be saying cover me / How about some role play?,” he sings.

Take a listen to K-Mac’s latest below:

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Listen: Usher feat. Juicy J – “I Don’t Mind” (DJ Soulchild Remix)

Usher I Don't Mind Cover

DJ Soulchild is back with another one!  Following his impressive remix of Usher‘s “Clueless,” the Swiss DJ/Remixer serves up another blazing hot remix to set the dance floors on fire worldwide.

This time he puts a retro spin on Usher’s current strip club anthem “I Don’t Mind” feat. Juicy J, with the perfect marriage of old school and new school. Exchanging the 808 production of the original version for a more bass-heavy and funked up approach, Soulchild samples Melba Moore’s 1982 Disco/Funk classic “Love’s Comin’ At Ya,” which results in an irresistible, certified banger.

Stream and download below:

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