From the bottom of the globe hours from me is a smooth songstress named Airling. This Australian looks like your girl-next-door until she her voicebox begins to release hypnotizing and soothing sounds. She came out with a project last year but right now we are talking about “Stallin”, a song about letting go of her boyfriend.
“I’ve been listening to quite a bit of RnB goddesses like Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, even Beyonce… I just really wanted to get away from the electronic pop side of things and do something really truly sexy and a bit ’90s RnB,” she told triple j.
With a European wave of success this Bronx native caught the ear of Pharrell Williams at a young age & recently signed with Krucial Records and currently working with Star Trak says about herself, “Grimey because I’m from the Bronx. Melodic because I’m a singer, not a rapper. And Pop, so it can be diverse. It could be from anywhere.” She also cited her influences were Beyonce, Lauryn Hill and M.I.A. which leaves you will a sultry, spunky songstress who knows just how to embrace the music production of each record. We are excited to share with you….. Ms. Maxine Ashley!
Hip-hop/R&B songstress Toni Hill is from Portland, Oregon and brings a refreshment returning to the “Black Love” feeling in “Coffee Shop”. Song written by Miss Toni Hill was produced by Amos Miller and the video was directed by Wone. It has such a cool and relaxing vibe… you just never know who you will meet at the COFFEE SHOP!
Just around 5 days ago Justina debuted her new video “That Ring” which is a ballad over a beautiful piano melody giving you raw audio into just how talented and diverse she is. Relationships aren’t easy and marriage isn’t always right for some couples even though we may truly love another. This latest song is a heartfelt confession to her significant other that she is not willing to say yes to. Watch now and follow @JustinaMusic as she comes off tour and prepares for the new year.
What they call experimental R&B you will find a gem of a singer out of LA named Kelala who recently was featured on billboard.com. Her music career kicked off when Solange booked her as an opening act on her latest tour. Currently under the Fade to Mind label she was recently asked by billboard.com,
What did you think when Solange asked you to be on Saint Heron?
“I thought it was great, wonderful, amazing. I really do like Solange, sincerely. I’m down for her and I trust her judgment. It’s awesome to be included and I know and appreciate the contributions of the other artists. It’s nice to be presented to the world in that context, especially because it does spill over into the non-indie contexts of R&B and urban music, which matters to me.”
The lastest video directed by Jude MC featuring Kelala along with labelmate Kingdom on “Bankhead” which has a very intergalactic and earthy feel. We look forward to catching up with her at a show to experience just what everyone is talking about but in the meantime check out Kelela’s “Cut 4 Me” mixtape on Soundcloud.
Fresh from our speakers is 4 sisters out of the Left Coast’s LA raised on Motown, Oldies, Jazz and American Standards by their parents a piano teacher and preacher. Very different individually yet close-knit the Jazmin Sisters have just dropped “90’s Baby“, is a 6-track project tackling classics like SWV‘s “Weak”, Soul For Real‘s “Candy Rain” and the smooth “Gin & Juice” from Snoop Dogg. “Love these girls! Great song & video… so beyond excited right now for this project.” says Jaire Hattley of Ja’ire International Couture on Soundcloud,
Only way we could describe them if we HAD to you could mix Destiny’s Child with TLC, a pinch of Aaliyah and a dash of EnVogue to get an idea. No matter what we are thrilled to have a girl group again! Even if they do solo songs or a mix of features we hope they stay together in the long haul!
Bronx born Levina Lye states, “Writing for me is my way of expressing all of the things that are sometimes difficult to say, it’s my way of venting but creatively, it’s how I keep my sanity.” Her latest single “Fade Away” is a prime example as the song carries you into a space that most humans can relate to. We all want to escape in one way or another from common stresses to tragedies there is always a reason to get away from it all. Music is such a healing and therapeutic thing. She stands out by being herself, “I don’t aspire to be like anyone else. I represent everyone who is unafraid to be human and make mistakes. It takes courage to remain true to yourself, especially dealing with the judgment of others. Through my words, I tell my fans that they are not alone in this struggle.” She has landed placement on sites such as MTVu, CNN iReport, Industry Cosign, DJVlad.com and Urban Magazine.
This is the first of two visuals for Oracle’s new album ‘Anatomy‘. This Californian asks her fans to grab some wine, sit back and relax as she soothes and shares her soft sultry vibes. Filmed by MIA Entertainment this video is a dual treat of love, seduction and real life. Check it out and make sure you follow her on twitter!
Français : La chanteuse américaine Nina Simone en concert à Morlaix (Bretagne, France) en mai 1982. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Nina Simone at Town Hall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Skratch Bastid (Photo credit: the.barb)
Just fell in love with this the first minute and a half… Skratch Bastid & The Gaff killed this! It’s all blends of mid-60’s & 70’s female funk, soul and R&b breaks with cuts, scratches & edits all by Canada‘s in demand DJs, Skratch Bastid & The Gaff. Recorded between July 2010 & June 2012 this is something you can play anywhere, anytime and with anyone. If you want to know what your parents listened to or for some of you your grandparents this is IT but with a plop of cool whip on top. With known to some unknown to others such talented female singers like Wendy Rene, Ruby Andrews, Camille Yarborough & Nina Simone.
FEMALE FLOW FAVORITE TRACK: Dee Edwards “Why Can’t There Be Love”