New Release: Jaidene Veda – ‘shadowboxing heroes (mixes and monologues)’

 

You can take the album teaser off repeat now. Jaidene Veda this week released her new album, shadowboxing heroes (mixes and monologues), and simply just draws out the tease. Whew. We’ve got a few clips from the 23-track album for you to hear below.

Her beginning hums on “Open Love Letter” take us straight to Meshell Ndegeocello nostalgia as she then transitions into straight seductress spoken word, tightening her grip on your poor, poor heart. A soothing Ursula Rucker joins on “When” while Jai tickles us further with her backing vocals on the moving downtempo track.

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Video: Xolisa – “Be Felt”

 

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Producer and melodic lyricist Xolisa recently released her debut video via a track she calls “Be Felt.” The Canadian vocalist blends jazz, soul, hip hop and spoken word vibes to create music that is reminiscent of that nostalgic feel good of the late 90s and early 00s.

Reminds us a fair amount of Bahamadia with her flow, actually. She’s also been compared to be “reminiscent of an early Ursula Rucker.” However you look at it, all we know is that this ish is buttery smooth and could easily stir up some trouble…

Be wary of pressing play on this one; This is some baby making music.

Thanks to our friends at BamaLoveSoul for putting us on!

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New Album from Incognito: Transatlantic R.P.M.

Pioneering and groundbreaking UK groove-masters Incognito embark on their third decade of creating harmonious classics with their new recording, Transatlantic R.P.M, available everywhere today. The group is joined by an all-star lineup that includes the iconic Chaka Khan, R&B/jazz/soul diva and longtime Incognito vocalist Maysa, spoken word artist Ursula Rucker, Motown legend Leon Ware and renowned Italian singer Mario Biondi.

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From Incognito’s New Album Transatlantic R.P.M. “Gotta” ft Ursula Rucker

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Incognito‘s latest masterpiece Transatlantic R.P.M. will be released next Tuesday, 7/27. This ‘buttery smooth cut’ (Premiered by Okayplayer) “Gotta” features spoken-word songstress Ursula Rucker, who has worked with artists like The Roots, King Britt and 4hero. Her silky smooth sung and spoken verses reflect both the pain of loneliness and the hope for future love.

Besides Ursula Rucker, Transatlantic R.P.M. has an incredible line-up of featured collaborators including Chaka Khan, renowned Italian singer Mario Biondi, Eric Benet, Stuart Zender (bassist for Jamiroquai), longtime Incognito vocalist Maysa and Motown legend Leon Ware, to name a few.

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Incognito’s “Lowdown” feat. Mario Biondi & Chaka Khan

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Pioneering and groundbreaking UK groove-masters Incognito embark on their third decade of creating mind blowing, hit-making classics with their harmonious new recording, Transatlantic RPM. The group is joined by an all-star lineup that includes the iconic Chaka Khan, R&B/jazz/soul diva and longtime Incognito vocalist Maysa, spoken word goddess Ursula Rucker, Motown legend Leon Ware and renowned Italian singer Mario Biondi.

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