Video: Mara Hruby & Van Hunt – “Respect” (Aretha Franklin Cover)

Mara Hruby and Van Hunt come together for a spine-tingling rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” in this video. Careful not to faint.

The video comes as a prelude to their upcoming collaborative project, Adventures From Paradise: A Tribute To Minnie Riperton. Can’t. Wait.

Video: Mara Hruby – “Cry Me a River” + “Character” (Live at Billboard)

 

Darling Oakland singer Mara Hruby visited Billboard studios recently to perform the first single off her upcoming EP, Archaic Rapture. Watch the live video for “Cry Me a River” above, and catch the interview as well as a performance of Van Hunt‘s “Character” after the jump.

Look out for Archaic Rapture on March 18.

Watch the interview and “Character” after the jump

Video: Khari Mateen – “Bye Bye”

 

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Multi-intstrumentalist and producer Khari Mateen in recent times made his vocal debut with his album, Wait For Sunrise. The project holds the common thread of soul as it traverses folk, electronic, jazz, rock, and even country influences. Hints of Kindred The Family Soul and Van Hunt are found throughout the album.

One of our favorite tracks recently got some visuals to go with it. Above, watch the seductive video for “Bye Bye” featuring a lusty Khari singing about trying to wrangle the object of his desire out of her current lover’s arms. Instantly wiggle worthy tunes.

Listen to the entire album below.

Purchase Wait For Sunrise on iTunes

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New Track: Giovanni James – “Shining”

 

Harlem based singer Giovanni James (previously known as Jelly Jells) has just released a new single to go with his new moniker.

When you listen to “Shining,” think a cross between Van Hunt and old Nelly Furtado – that’s right around where we’d place it – and whatever that is, is pretty freaking catchy.

The track is part of the upcoming Ponyboy’s Gold EP.

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