Those of you that have been visiting the site for a few years, or more, should remember our ThisisRnB Radio Podcasts, which basically played through like a mixshow of new tracks, remixes and current singles that we were feeling. We took a break from those mixes for two reasons – time, and to put the focus on our monthly mixtape series “Fresh Radio” with DJ Chris Styles.
Some of you have voiced your interest in us bringing them back and we greatly appreciate your support. While that may still happen, the shift to music streaming services has been sparking our creativity to get more involved in curating playlists, and as we often make them in our personal accounts for our own personal situations and moments, the time has come for us to stake our claim as the R&B authority that we are. It’s 2015 and sounds are different, as they should be, you may or may not enjoy all of today’s styles of R&B, although we hope you at least give it a chance.
So, this brings us to the debut of our first 2015 R&B playlist, created with Spotify (if you don’t have an account you can sign up for free and still listen with minor interruptions). It is aptly titled “TUNED IN: R&B 2015,” for two reasons — the act of literally deciding to press play and listen to something that has been curated for you, and a deeper metaphoric meaning of digesting the current soundscapes of R&B across varying age groups, locations and influences.
The playlist includes 30 tracks, two hours of music, that we are either feeling heavily right now or have been playing often throughout the year.
You can press play below, or save it to your account for later, any feedback is invited. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it!