Inspired by legends from the likes of Anderson .Paak, John Mayer, FKJ, and D’Angelo, London-based duo fika returns with their breezy single, “High.” Defined by lush guitar licks and feathery, slackened cadences, this Sunday morning anthem exudes an acute coolness. The R&B-esque joint boasts distorted, buttery vocals that cascade atop a Tom Misch style of production, illuminating fika’s dexterity and influence. This easy tune serves smooth vibes on a silver platter, making fika one of our favorite new outfits to keep an eye on. Kick back, spark up, and ride the wave with “High.”
Intellectually arousing, seductive, psychedelic- a fraction of the descriptors one could use to define North Elements’ latest single, “It’s Always Been ~ You.” Boasting the crisp, feminine vocals of Ayelle this joint is riddled with delicate, charming, syncopated production showcasing North Elements’ refined dexterity. A slight, gritty film rests atop the finely chopped beat, making a near-vintage sound become cosmic. Breezy and lush, this framework of sultry sounds is set to be a fall staple.
Critically acclaimed and described as “Gallant meets Frank Ocean on Nikes,” Nashville’s own R.LUM.R returns in a proper r&b fashion per his latest release, “With My Words.” The rising star was just pinned as direct support for Louis The Child’s nation-wide tour kicking off in November. His latest joint is a breezy, soul saturated outline of optimistic production and insightful lyricism. Redefining the notion of swagger, R.LUM.R is shaping up to be one of the most exciting contemporary pop-R&B acts this year. Lush and inviting, “With My Words” yields a radiant, easy aura. Nikes on, volume up- watch this space for more from R.LUM.R
Dripping in a royal sashay, Nashville’s indie-pop songstress and self-proclaimed "hot mess," estef, returns swathed in a signature swagger with her latest joint, “Come Around.” A groovy beat illuminates the sensualities of her crystal clear vocals, building a framework of feminine energy and attitude. Combining the sounds of classic soul, indie-pop, and electro-r&b “Come Around” is stitched together with a DNA of glitz and sway. Colorful and saturated with a neon reverberation, estef’s energy is infectious and compelling. The jazzy, Motown inspired queen is solidifying her place on a rose gold throne at the pinnacle of electro-pop- watch this space.
"I am so excited to be releasing my new single “Come Around”! This song is about initial attraction and the feeling that comes with meeting someone that really excites you." -estef
Master of vintage vibes and soulful swag, the one and only Tim Atlas is back with a new tune just as he prepares to embark on his All Talk! Summer Tour, and we’re excited to have the honor of premiering it for you today on this lovely New Music Friday.
Clocking in at just under three minutes, “Counterfeit” is a short and sweet slice of classic Tim Atlas grooviness. Replete with a sassy bass line, plenty of cowbell, sexy synths, and cheeky gang vocals for good measure—it’s a bouncy toe tapper that’ll have you moving without even realizing it. Tim’s soft and subdued vocals glide above the 80’s rock drums, nostalgic synths and jazzy guitar and bass licks. Like most of Atlas’ music, it transports you back to an earlier era while maintaining an air of contemporary electro-funk of which the likes of Chromeo or Cherub would likely be fans.
Speaking about the track, Tim said:
"We're all guilty of indulging in something when we know we shouldn’t. But we do it anyway because we’re human and we often choose that feeling over what actually makes sense."
Catch Tim Atlas on tour in a city near you
JUN 17 Bottom Of the Hill - San Francisco, CA
JUN 20 The Peppermint Club - Los Angeles, CA
JUN 21 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
JUN 23 The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA
JUN 27 Rockwood Music Hall - New York, NY
JUN 29 Middle East - Cambridge, MA
What an amazing day for music .... there are so many dope releases today my head is spinning! This track is special however, which is why we chose "Pieces ft. DATABOY" by David Hopperman for our next premiere. This French producer is a fresh face to our pages, and this is his debut release via our favorite lil electronic label across the pond Perfect Havoc ... legends! With enchanting melodies, cushy beats and velvety vocals, this R&B track will give you all the vibes for your weekend party playlists. You can swoop this one HERE!
Today it’s my true pleasure to introduce you to smalltalk, the new musical project of Peter Fenn and Parker Livingston. A serendipitous meeting while working at the same San Francisco tech company led to the duo originally making music together under the name Polaroid, releasing a handful of singles in 2016 and 2017. Now they’ve rebranded as smalltalk and have released their vibey debut single “Wait”, a relaxed indie soul track with the kind of warm vocals and instrumentation that beckon the backyard days of summer. Citing inspirations old and new, from Otis Redding to Anderson .Paak, it’s evident that the pair are able to bring together elements of both classic soul music and contemporary hip-hop beats to create their own unique vibe that feels timeless. We can only hope for more smalltalk as we move through 2018.
Once upon a time ya boy went to a sacred place called the good ole Hollywood Bowl for a show with the one and only Pete Tong. We were there to rock out to some of the most classic Ibiza dance records accompanied by the epic Heritage orchestra. Funny enough I hear Pete announce "Please welcome Thutmose to the stage!" I looked around and was like whattt?? Is that Thutmose I heard? I had been hearing murmurings about this up and coming rapper, but was definitely surprised to see him take that kind of stage. He performed flawlessly, and I knew it was time to check out what all this Thut is about. Today I'm bringing you his latest, a soulful rendezvous of bobbing bass and laid back vibes. Thut gets rockin on the track both singing and rapping in between Alex Mali's delicately yearning vocals. This ones a chill jam and I think you're gonna love it.
I know we are all counting down the hours to get us some of that Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow night ... but before we stuff our faces and celebrate being thankful to do so, we need to have some sexy time .... and Medasin is bring all the sexy time with this new track! His remix of "Will He" by Joji is dripping with vibes, it's straight sex on a plate! His easy going R&B sound under slow sultry future beats and soulful vocals ... it's impossible to not love this one! All the feels!
Disclosure: Medasin is promoted by Beautiful Buzzz legend Hunter Thompson.