Exclusive Release: ‘Sonic Boom Vol. 2′ (Compiled by Maiya Norton) + Download


First time around, miss Maiya Norton blew us away with her selection on our first exclusive release from the Sonic Boom series. While many better known names peppered the the first compilation, on Sonic Boom Vol. 2, Maiya shows us that her musical fluency goes deep and digs up some hidden gems.

Of the artists that folks may be familiar with, Suzi Analogue offers a melodic, lulling instrumental aptly named “TheEndOfTheNite” and our homies The Stuyvesants share another vintage soul epic called “Machine Love.” Other standouts for us are Bay Area electro-soul troupe The Seshen, rapper Eccentric, and Milwaukee producer Haz Solo.

Really, the whole thing plays out beautifully, never quite staying the same in style or tempo yet tying together into a tasteful journey of modern soul, electronic, hip-hop, and dance music.

Stream and download below!

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Video: Chrisette Michele Talks Audrey Hepburn Mixtape + New Album (SoulCulture TV)


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Coming this December, Chrisette Michele will be releasing An Audiovisual Presentation: Audrey Hepburn, The Mixtape. Amidst traversing London, Paris, Belgium, Amsterdam to retrace miss Hepburn’s footsteps, the soul diva sat down with SoulCulture TV to discuss the upcoming mix tape as well as her fourth album, Better.

Chrisette addresses her openness to real love, the importance of self-expression and passion projects, as well as her relative absence from the spotlight:

“I’ve been travelling a lot over the last two year period, performing a lot… and being quiet. Figuring out what’s on the inside,” she says softly, addressing her absence. “I had spent so much time being loud and being seen that I needed a minute. I’m not good with the whole be-seen thing; I suck at it. So I needed a second to be quiet.”

Looks like we have some very interesting art to look forward to!

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