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Los Angeles based Nik West might be known to some, but will likely be a new treat for many. The vocalist and bassist delivers a welcome return to the funky, jazzy brand of neo-soul a la Jill Scott, N'dambi, and Ledisi. On her debut album, Just In the Nik of Time (released February), she takes care to avoid the highly programmed and electronic production of contemporary R&B, instead striving for a fuller sound with live instrumentation. Taken a listen for yourself in the live video above for "Forbidden Fruit" - homegirl gets down!