Artist Spotlight: Saidah Baba Talibah

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Saidah Baba Talibah is a raunchy soul rocker with a serious live show; if you don’t know her already, catch the hell up. Clearly evident from the video, Saidah is a well-loved artist in Toronto, drawing fans from all over the music world. If you want to see more enthusiastic fans giving high-spirited testimonials, check out Part 1 (Herstory) and Part 2 (The Album: (S)CREAM).

Listen to the full album (S)CREAM after the jump. The suggestive, choose-your-own-adventure parentheses around the ‘S’ in the album’s title are indicative not only of the album’s lyrical content, but of Saidah as an artist and as a person.

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Video: Melanie Fiona Discusses Her New Album, The MF Life

Melanie Fiona blew us away with her critically acclaimed debut, The Bridge, and she’s determined to stay on top. She’s taking all the lessons she learned in the music world and moving full-steam ahead into her second album, due this summer on Universal/Motown Records, titled The MF Life. It’s a mighty fine life, it’s the motherfucking life, it’s the Melanie Fiona life.

The first single, “Gone and Never Coming Back” came out on January 11th and is available for download on iTunes.

Belleruche: “Fuzz Face” Music Video

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This uniquely distorted video for Belleruche‘s second single, “Fuzz Face,” is from their new album, 270 stories, which was released earlier this month via Tru Thoughts.  The video spins the faces of the band members through a weird process of digital and analogue distortion.  The frames (all 4500 of them) were then put through old photocopiers throughout England, thus giving each member a trippy “Fuzz Face.”

Pick up your copy of 270 Stories.