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Imani Wj Wright "So I Thought"

Michael C Smith, August 13 2020

Imani Wright takes us on a soulful journey of preconceptions. "So I thought" is a heart wrenching cry to keep a relationship in tact as it starts to show signs of ending. Imani's retrospective look on what he thought he knew and what actually happened in a relationship is a catchy tune for anyone that has lost love. "So I thought"s, mahogany laced...

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Gary Jay Hoffman - "Sweet Irish Cream"

Michael C Smith, August 13 2020

The only Irish Folk song on Gary Jay Hoffman's New Americana Album "Back to the Farm", "Sweet Irish Cream" represents for Ireland. A beautiful song in itself, "Sweet Irish Cream" can be the musical backdrop for any action film. The guitar on "Sweet Irish Cream" performs an intricate dance with the fiddle making a traditional genre contemporary and...

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Joya Mooi "Hold You Tight"

Michael C Smith, August 13 2020

A few years ago I traveled through Europe and was met by a stirring genre of music I never heard before. It was R&B but not R&B. EDM but not EDM. Jazz but not Jazz. Neo Soul but not Neo Soul. It was all of that and more. If you consider this to be New Soul, a term I first heard by recording artist Cecily, Joya Mooi brings exactly that...

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Cleo Sol - "When I'm in your Arms"

Michael C Smith, August 6 2020

If you close your eyes and listen to Cleo Sol's "When I'm In Your Arms" you may think that you're listening to the Sweet Taboo artist Sade herself but you would be wrong. Cleo brings a soul stirring, alternative R&B, jazz infused masterpiece that even those  that came before her could only wish to create.

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Aya Ito covers Sinead Harnett's"If You Let Me"

Michael C Smith, August 6 2020

Aya Ito's "If You let me " is an example of how you can remake a hit song with just three instruments, violin, piano and the human voice. A cover of Sinead Harnett's "If You Let Me", Aya's vocals are haunting and soul penetrating.  Motivated by her own relationship issues, Aya said she decided to cover the song to get through a time where her "boyf...

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Salaam Remi Drops the Summer Anthem You'll never hear!

Michael C Smith, August 6 2020

Grammy Nominated Producer Salaam Remi has been around for a long time working with GOATS like Nas, The Fugees, Toni Braxton and Amy Winehouse. This summer he drops the solo album Do It For The Culture 2 and his latest single EmOGs is a must hear. Produced by Salaam and Maimouna Youssef AKA Mumu Fresh the single features Mumu on vocals where she rap...

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