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You may recognize Ella Eyre from her work with Bastille, Naughty Boy and Tinie TempahJust 19 years old, the Londoner is quickly becoming everyone’s favorite vocalist to work with. But don’t think for one second that she doesn’t have the gravitas to be more than just the “ft.” at the end of song titles. She has an old voice. As in, “How the hell is that coming out of a 19 year old??” And yes, her voice is HUGE, but whats more impressive is the control. Take “All About You” for example. The ability to keep the smaller moments in the song subdued (yet still intense) make the big moments that much more dramatic. Stream “All About You” below.

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Introduce yourself to Kwabs (short for his full name, Kwabena Adjepong) and get familiar quickly. Me oh my, does this guy have some pipes:

Raw talent is the phrase that comes to mind. There are some voices that sound great. Then there are some voices that literally make your jaw drop. Kwabs has the latter. Fast forward to 2014 and to a collaboration with fellow British singer/songwriter/producer, SOHN, and we’re getting to something potentially very special. Released in anticipation of his EP of the same name, “Wrong or Right” has the perfect blueprint for nurturing that raw talent. You’ll hear some epic synth play and neat layering effects which, paired with Kwabs’ soul crushing vocals, make for some real goose bump inducing material. Stream “Wrong or Right” below.

 

 

And we’re back. It’s been a while since we’ve on a short little hiatus but its about time to get back into the swing of things.

what year is it

 

Good question, Bear. It’s 2014 and that means its time for a new wave of great music, new artists and mediocre blogging. Enter Fickle Friends. This UK based, new wave pop, five-piece’s new single “Swim” was one of the first things to pop up on my Soundcloud in the new year and its been on repeat ever since.  This song has a lot of groove. A subtle, yet catchy groove. The kind that after two minutes in, you’re involuntarily bobbing some part of your body.  Happy 2014, everyone. Looks like we’re off to a decent start. Stream “Swim” by Fickle Friends below.