ANDERSON .PAAK – VENTURA

‘Ventura’ is Anderson .Paak’s fourth studio album, and has to be one of the most hotly anticipated this year so far. Following the West Coast place name theme of his previous albums, .Paak makes his way up the California coast on ‘Ventura.’ Again following a theme, it also comes executive produced by none other than…

ANDERSON .PAAK – MAKE IT BETTER [VIDEO]

Anderson .Paak has shared a new, Smokey Robinson-featured track from upcoming album ‘Ventura.’ ‘Make It Better’ arrives with a music video directed by Andy Hines and is a smooth, soulful, string-filled ode to repairing a relationship, produced by none other than The Alchemist. ‘Ventura’ is set to arrive next Friday [April 12] via Aftermath/12 Tone,…

ANDERSON .PAAK – KING JAMES

Anderson .Paak releases ‘King James,’ the first track from his forthcoming album ‘Ventura’ [April 12th]. The funky, blissed out track acts as an ode to businessman, philanthropist, and basketball player Lebron James. New albukm ‘Ventura’ is set to feature Smokey Robinson, André 3000, Jazmine Sullivan, Brandy, Nate Dogg, Lalah Hathaway and Sonyae Elise. .Paak explains:…

KNOX BROWN – GOOSEBUMPS

Knox Brown is a producer and vocalist from Kingston via Birmingham, whose singles since signing with Virgin EMI have demonstrated an immaculate and inventive approach to production, coupled with some stand-out vocal performances. ‘Goosebumps’ is the third in a series of tracks that he’s releasing every fortnight, and is a track about “the feeling [he]…

MAC LLOYD – TRAPPED

Mac Lloyd’s debut track is the first to come from his upcoming album ‘It’s Not All Bad, I Promise’ [March 1].  The producer-turned-vocalist tells us it’s “a fusion drawing elements from Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz and electronic production,” which also comes with a monochrome visual accompaniment.  It’s a smooth, wistful sound reminiscent of the likes…

AERIEL – SAD GIRLS CLUB

LA vocalist Aeriel releases her debut EP, ‘Sad Girls Club’. The five track EP aims to “encapsulates the range of emotions that accompany a failing relationship; from uncertainty on ‘Be Down’, to passion on ‘Motion’, to self-preservation on ‘Selfish’. Aeriel’s vocal isn’t always perfect, but her impressive range and beautiful tone over some fairly hard-hitting beats is the kind…

AZEKEL – BLACK IS BEAUTY [DAUGHTERS]

A new track from Azekel sees the British vocalist & producer at his most delicate, and seemingly at his most experimental.  ‘Black Beauty [Daughters]’ is a beautifully restrained work; its solid bassline the only thing that isn’t light as a feather.  Azekel’s ‘808s & Heartbreak’-style auto-tune feel poised over backing vocals and barely-there keys.  It…