Now Playing: “Twice” (Little Dragon)- Lianne La Havas


London native, Lianne La Havas doing a cover of Little Dragon; what isn’t there to love? As a part of the England based music festival, In The Woods, Havas performed a piece that perfectly exemplified her sultry voice. Havas has come out with one album in 2012 titled, “Is Your Love Big Enough?” which received much praise. It was even awarded iTunes Album of the Year 2012. Considering her latest work was two years ago, we are glad she has provided us with something extra to satisfy are Lianne La Havas music cravings.

Check it out below!

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Now Playing: Woodkid’s “I Love You”


Yoann Lemoine does not only direct music videos for esteemed artists like Lana Del Rey and Katy Perry; he also creates music under the name Woodkid. The french musician has released a debut EP and a debut album. Since then, he was accumulated a lot of success and two of his songs are being included on the new film Divergent. Of the two, “I Love You” has a powerful message and interesting feel. It will indeed evoke the proper emotions in its scene.


Now Playing: “Too Much” ft. Sampha- Drake


Released on Drake’s album “Nothing Was the Same,” “Too Much” is a collaboration between the Canadian singer and Sampha. While Drake’s album has already received much praise, the song demonstrates Drake’s musical talents as well as Sampha’s. Sampha is from the UK and has insane vocal talent. He often collaborates with SBTRKT, an electronic producer. On this album Sampha sings the chorus while Drake showcases his rapping talents. Sampha’s subtle melody in the background is perfect against Drake’s rapping. The album was released in September 2013.

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Now Playing: “Sanctified”- Rick Ross


Complete with a gospel sample and guest appearance from Kanye West and Big Sean, Rick Ross’s new song “Sanctified” is definitely one of the best off of his album “Mastermind”. Having released earlier this year, “Mastermind” is Ross’s fifth album. “Sanctified” is a beautiful collision of gospel vocals, clever lyrics and unique beats that tie it all together. The song allows Ross, West and Sean to tell their perspectives of how the fast-paced life of fame has impacted their lives.


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Now Playing: “Free Fall”- Raleigh Ritchie


Raleigh_annexmagazineJacob Anderson also known as Raleigh Ritchie is a fresh, unique blend of R&B and trip hop. He is from Bristol, but is currently based in London. In addition to being an artist, he is also an actor that has  been in multiple tv shows and movies. Ritchie has two EPs out, “The Middle Child” and “Black and Blue,” which was released earlier this year. His song “Free Fall” showcases his soulful vocal talents against a jazzy instrumental. Check Raleigh Ritchie out, he is sure to increase in popularity this year.

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Now Playing: “Waiting All Night”- Rudimental ft. Ella Eyre


All the way from the UK, the group Rudimental has a sound that has been reaching all across the world. Comprised of Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor and DJ Locksmith, Rudimental got their fame from their song “Feel the Love.” They released the album “Home” and since then they have grown immensely in popularity. They often work with esteemed artists like Alex Clare, Emeli Sandé and Becky Hill. At the BRIT awards, they received a BRIT for Best Single for the song “Waiting All Night.” The song features Ella Eyre and begins with her crisp, soulful voice and dips into an energetic culmination of intense beats with an incredible build up. It is a lively and proves just how amazing Eyre’s voice and Rudimental’s sound is together.

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Now Playing: “Drop the Game”- Flume and Chet Faker


Having only released his self-titled debut EP in 2012, Flume, the electronic DJ/producer has made quite a splash in the music industry. With his jazzy beats, R&B vocals and atmospheric rhythms the 22-year-old has accumulated a large fan base. In the song, “Left Alone” off of Flume’s self-titled debut album, he enlists the vocal talents of Chet Faker, a fellow Australian electronica musician. After working together and receiving much praise, Flume and Chet Faker collaborated again, but this time on an EP titled “Lockjaw.” Off of this EP, the song, “Drop the Game” has captured both of their talents perfectly. Chet Faker’s voice is a unique interpretation of R&B and combined with Flume’s funky beats makes a slightly dark yet beautiful song that has garnered over 2 million plays.

Check out “Drop the Game” below!

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Now Playing: Coming of Age – Foster The People

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We’ve been waiting ever since their breakout hit, “Pumped Up Kicks” and we’re being teased with the release of their single, “Coming of Age” since last month. For now, we can certainly hope for days going by faster for the release of Foster The People’s full album (FINALLY!) titled Supermodel, set to be released on March 18th. They’re coming back with a 12-track album with Mark Foster’s signature falsetto notes and sounds that are “more organic and human, because the first record was so electronic and synthetic.”

“It’ll be interesting,” Mark Foster says. “It’s not the record that people are gonna expect us to release second. It’s definitely an evolution for us, and it’s a more polarizing record for us, so I’m excited to see how it’s received, for better or worse.”

Take a listen while you wait – it’s been too long.

Now Playing: Childish Gambino’s “3005″

It’s not surprising that Donald Glover better known as Childish Gambino has some major talent. In addition to being a rapper, he also has titles such as writer, actor, and stand up-comedian. The multi-talented artist is signed to Glassnote Records and has released two albums and various EP’s. His latest album “Because the Internet” was released on Dec. 10. One of the most popular songs off of the album is “3005,” which showcases how gifted he is as a rapper and singer. The music video for this catchy song takes watchers along on a ferris wheel ride with Gambino and a giant teddy bear.
Check out his song and music video down below!

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New Single “Losing Sleep” From Charlotte Sometimes Featuring Coley O’Toley

Everything about Charlotte Sometime’s new EP, “By Request” is intimate and personal; including her newly transformed song, “Losing Sleep”. The song was originally on her debut album, “Waves and the Both Of Us”, it now takes on a completely different acoustic feel that really allows the delicacy and prettiness of her voice to echo through any speakers. Written in her New York City dorm room, the “Voice” season two finalist explained to Billboard that the song is about the pressures of trying to be perfect. “Losing Sleep” features Coley O’Toley, a member of the band, We The Kings, who has also been Sometimes’s keys player for a while.
This EP follows the release of “Circus Head” and takes a different spin by providing live acoustic recordings exclusively. The title, “By Request” purposefully reflects the media campaign that Sometimes devised. She asked her fans to select songs to be re-recorded by her, further proving just how personal this album truly is. The EP includes a never before heard song, “Magic” as well as a cover of Foster The King’s song, “Pumped Up Kicks.” The expected release date of “By Request” is March 4th.
Listen to song below!

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