Video: Natalie Imani – An Introduction

 

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We love to see when talented backup singers decide to go solo. Former Erykah Badu backup singers, Yahzarah and N’Dambi are great examples of fiery solo talent with a history in high profile background singing gigs. New Jersey based singer Natalie Imani is paving her way to be yet another vocal force. Touting John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Jazmine Sullivan, and Nicki Minaj as lead acts she’s backed, her resume is definitely quite impressive.

Above, Natalie speaks candidly about her journey from a 9-to-5 to embracing singing as a career. Below, you can take a listen to Natalie’s debut EP, Passion Mark, where the rich toned lady showcases a comforting classic R&B voice. If you like Jazmine Sullivan, you’ll appreciate the parallels these two share.

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New Release: Rebecca Ferguson – ‘Heaven’

 

The sensational British singer-songwriter Rebecca Ferguson has released her debut album, Heaven, in the US today!

After making it to #3 on the UK album chart, Rebecca’s only way to go has been up. Joined by a stellar team, including Eg White, Fraser T Smith, and Claude Kelly, Heaven is a truly memorable work filled with emotion that hits you time and time again.

Rebecca sites an array of influences – Ray Charles, Tupac, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Florence and The Machine, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Adele. At the core of it, though, Rebecca is pure soul.

Below, watch Rebecca perform “Glitter & Gold” Live. Doesn’t her voice make you feel warm all over?

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New Release: Rustie – ‘Glass Swords’

 

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Having received praise from Pitchfork and remixed the likes of Jamie Lidell, Kelis, and Nicki Minaj, Glasgow producer Rustie is out with his debut album today. Glass Swords is a heavily experiential electronic album marrying Japanese prog-rock, 16-bit video game sonics, grime, and Detroit techno into what sounds like the future. Above, you’ll find a clip of the title track.

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Colin Munroe: The Revox Suite- Vol. 1

Always treading the genre line, Toronto based producer and singer/songwriter Colin Munroe drops a new suite today of his vocal remixes titled The Revox Suite – Vol 1. Featuring vocal remixes of Paramore, Jackson 5 and Sky Ferreira as well as a vocal mash-up of La Roux x Nicki Minaj. It also includes a revox of Bob Dylan‘s “Who Killed Davey Moore” previously released on the acclaimed mixtape Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero. Available exclusivly as a digital download, you can head to Colin Munroe‘s website and get the full suite in exchange for an email.