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Mahalia

This girl might exactly be the next best thing coming out the UK Soul scene. You might recognize her voice from the collab. with rudimental. This incredibly humble and talented singer just released her debut album “The Diary of Me” with a sold out show at The Waiting Room (London, UK). You can get “I Remember” for subscribing to her mailing list at http://www.mahaliamusic.co.uk

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Gallant

Boys and Girls if you are looking for a sound to set the mood, this is it!! Described by Jimmy Fallon as “the next big thing in R&B”, with a voice like this, flawless instrumental and that falseto man… just wait for that Grammy to come! “Ology” his debut album was released earlier this year and is everything you could wish for!

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Lianne La Havas

Got my attention when she was invited to play at the NPR Tiny Desk Concert (video below) and was love at first listen. This London-born, British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist was a backup singer for Paloma Faith.

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Kandace Springs

Kandace Springs is yet another Prince approved singer-songwriter. Inspired by the great Norah Jones is in this subtile atmosphere she feels more comfortable.

A unique voice that wants to be known as “one the younger people that are keeping jazz and soul alive and vibrant”.

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Femi Temowo – The Music is the feeling

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Eryn Allen Kane

Wow, just wow. No one has ever sang the week days as beautifully as this Prince-Approved Singer. Hear it for yourselves in the song “Sunday“. A soul singer that started to sing in church and attended arts school in Detroit (same as the late Aaliyah) . A summer in Australia was a turning point in her musical career “Unleashing creativity in a minimalist Fashion” as stated in Essence. Continue reading “Eryn Allen Kane”

4 useful tips for better music appreciation

Are you listening to music the way you should? A beginners guide to music listening. Continue reading “4 useful tips for better music appreciation”

Emily King

Grammy-Nominated, American singer-songwriter Emily King started her musical career  back in 2004 and three years later in 2007 her debut album East Side Story was released and got nominated for Best Contemporary R&B album.

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Allen Stone

A “hippie with soul” is how he sees himself. This American Singer-Songwriter from Washington is influenced by great artists such as Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Writer of the tunes “Unaware“, “Milion“, “Love” and “Bed i made” is with no doubt a songwriter you don’t want to miss. Continue reading “Allen Stone”

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