Soul

Put It On ft. Jeuru, Janelle Kroll & Mr. Koifish by BLVK IRIS 

You need to hold on to your sweaty undies and make sure everything is packed up tight down south. I’m serious, this is probably the hottest tune you will hear all month. There is so much electricity flying through the air in this hot duet, you will remember to bump this loud next time u netflix and chill, just to 1Up your game. Even the arty cover has a taste of antique frivolity that is playful and teasing but doesn’t give it away. Remember BLVK IRIS – the artist behind thissonic brazilian – and Retroglo (their publicist) who has an impeccable taste in soulful and sex laden gems, or so it seems, by the sheer amount of quality he keeps submitting to me. Appreciate it and to all the folks looking for a friendzone antidote – here we go… the spice WILL flow…

Deep End by ShelBee 

I heard this tune the very first time a few weeks ago and instantly liked it, not only bc of it’s sparse use of instrumentation but mostly bc of Shel Bees phrasing, intonation and the way she delivers the top lines. A seriously good singer in the making, with an honest voice that needs more attention on the streaming world of today. That’s why i sent it off to our team to work and release the track. While i am currently on vacation i think the signing is on the way and we can look at pitching it properly when the summers over and all the streaming offices and bureaus are all back to business as usual. Won’t be earlier than mid to late September sadly, but no worries, a good solid tune takes longer to grow these days. And even longer for an artist to finally break into the mainstream. Consistency is key in releases, and if one or two do not work make sure to keep on keeping on. I am writing this well in mind that Shel Bee might read this, so i just want to encourage young striving acts to maintain the course and not get discouraged if things do not shape up instantly as one would wish. In the long run, they will.

There’s an old Chinese proverb that says : “If you wanna go fast, go alone. But if you wish to go far, go together.” And that’s how is see our relation with this young talent!

Ps i heard one of our most talented young cats, Wolfskind, will be working with you in October in LA. So we went full circle w/o knowing that this would happen, and that it would all stay in the family. Wolfskind aka Lucas is a key producer in our deal with Universal Music and sincerely my adopted son (musically), whom you will have lots of fun with ;)

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Erica by Zalon 

Sweet Soul Music.

This is what they had to say about their single:

Zalon, the main backing artist and collaborator with Amy Winehouse just has released his Album and first single ‘Erica’ – to a sold out gig in London. Erica is about a woman who is untrustworthy whose giving Zalon the run around but she should just be true and honest with herself.

Finish Last by Brothers Prince

Hell of a love song, with a sweet mellow hip hop feel. Thx for the vibes Brothers Prince.

Here’s what they wrote in their Press Kit:

Brothers Prince has been bringing their indie-soul-hop sound to the Bay Area since March 2016 and have sold out shows at the Ivy Room, The Starry Plough, and The Legionnaire. With thoughtful lyrics that invite reflection and a feel-good vibe, the music will bring you to your feet. From 4-part harmonies to front men Ambrose and Austin dancing in the crowd, the 7-member band brings listeners into the experience. Influenced by artists like Lauryn Hill, J. Cole, and Alabama Shakes the sound is a varied yet cohesive mix of mellow soul, indie grit, and evocative rap. The sheer number of people in the band is a nod to the group’s community-oriented mindset. Whether at a barbeque, in the car, or at a live performance, Brothers Prince music is meant to be experienced with other people.

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Malaika – Falling For You by Malaika 

A few moons ago Malaika was the name of the hottest lady in my hometown. This song pretty much sounds like i remember her, always on the go and a full disco queen, with a smiling face underneath the neon lights. This commercial r&b pop tune by Malaika from the UK, should have everyone moving, in no time at all. Very generic in every sense, from songwriting to the riddem/groove, but very well executed and sure to cross genres and reach the mainstream in a good way, and leave a few smiling faces underneath the neon lights.

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Room 47 by Joël Lobban 

Sweet seductive tune, i guess Room 47 is some kinda code that i am too lazy to google. The beat flows well and the singer has a sweet delivery, although there are some minor flaws, the track is super convincing. Will be interesting to see what he comes up with next. I see a bright future, next steps are crucial, when developing an artist. Follow the man via ::: ::: :::