Song of the Day: Heaven and Home – J Summa

Drawing inspiration from the great Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Bobby Womack, Curtis Mayfield, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff and Nina Simone, Jamaican singer, songwriter, guitarist J SUMMA’s debut single, ‘Heaven and Home’ is a soul/R&B masterpiece. It stands out immediately, with J-Summa’s soulful voice and stunning falsetto starting off the song and setting the tone before the bluesy production kicks in and elevates the track even further. Lyrically, it speaks on experiencing true love and connecting with a soulmate and no doubt the song will connect with listeners around the world.

Speaking further on his debut release, J-Summa says, “‘Heaven and Home’ is the unique, delicate yet beautiful balance between yourself and your loved one. It’s easy to have a house but not a home. It’s easy to be with someone but not have peace of mind. This song represents true love and companionship – this person is your heaven and your home. I hope this song can connect with the hearts and souls of listeners worldwide.”

Before you leave, you HAVE to listen to his jaw-dropping debut below…

Song of the Day: 90s Baby – Ria Marie

Full of soulful pop melodies and mellow R&B beats, RIA MARIE‘s single, ’90s Baby’ is steeped in nostalgia – bringing up a wealth of unmistakable 90s references. Certain to spark childhood memories, Ria puts a nostalgic spin on a classic love song with her intimate vocals.

To say that singing is in her blood would be an understatement. A distant relative of the trailblazing Carter Family and the daughter of a singing prodigy associated with musical legends such as Whitney Houston and Bob Marley, Ria has always had an undeniable passion for creating music. Hear for yourself…listen to Ria’s epic single below…

EP Review: The Clubs – Kiko Bun

If you’re longing for a trip to the Caribbean, I reckon KIKO BUN will take you there in a matter of seconds through his new EP ‘The Clubs’.

Kicking off with a vibrant and psychedelic take on ska with introductory single ‘ Fistful Of Nothing’, the four-track set goes on to featuring reggae that’s reminiscent of the rocksteady era, still obtaining the vibrancy.

I’m going to stick out my neck here: not every musician can successfully pull off reggae-fusion productions, but this north-west Londoner has definitely GOT IT: not only he makes a great contender in the modern reggae music scene, KIKO BUN somewhat pays homage to the legends of the 60s and 70s, such as The Mighty Diamonds, Slim Smith and Bob Marley.

Start your weekend with a ray of Sunshine and hit the play button on ‘The Clubs’

Must Listens: Maisie, I Always Knew.

New Track: Hi Grade – Angel

Hot on the heels of a hugely successful 2016, which saw him bring his mesmerizing vocals and must-see stage performance to sold-out headline shows at London’s Bush Hall over two nights and a date at Birmingham Academy 3 plus gigs at Wireless and V Festivals and the release of his ‘HER’ EP, which has been streamed over 2 million times globally, the dynamic UK R&B singer-songwriter ANGEL is back with his brand new track ‘Hi Grade’, the first release from his forthcoming project (out this spring on Island Records).

Written and produced by the newcomer and a nod to his own musical upbringing, having a father who played around the world with legendary reggae artists such as Bob Marley, Misty in Roots, Dennis Brown and his own band Zabandis, ‘Hi Grade’ mixes reggae and R&B vibes with Angel’s stellar vocals to create a stunning, fresh sound that fans old and new will find impossible to get out of their heads or off their stereos.

The track follows the massively popular ‘HER’ EP which featured the Harmony Samuels produced ‘Fvxk With You’ that saw west London meeting America’s ‘dirty south’, delivered courtesy of an explosive 16 bars from Atlanta, Georgia’s Rich Homie Quan and made a huge splash across both sides of the Atlantic. The forthcoming project will see Angel building on the waves he created last year, whilst continuing to showcase his incredible songwriting ability and flair for hypnotic hooks and earworm melodies.

So here’s your chance to get some insight into the upcoming project; listen to ‘Hi-Grade.’

Song of the Day: Rise – Laurrhie Brouns

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OK peeps, it’s time to put your New Year’s Resolution to the test with single Rise by fiery singer-songwriter LAURRHIE BROUNS.

As you will hear from the four-minute must listen, the Haitian/Dutch powerhouse puts her rich soulful/modern R&B spin on K-Pop (in which she calls EuroKPop), creating a real sugary and spine tingling sensation.

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Her K-Pop/Soulful combo hasn’t fallen by the waste side: The 26-year-old performed three times at the huge Arena in Amsterdam for a crowd of 50,000 people at a time and also shared the stage with heavyweights including Emeli Sandé and Bob Marley’s legendary band The Wailers, whilst club touring across Netherlands.

In 2012, the upbeat pop songstress took her talent to new heights and auditioned for The Voice of Holland and instantly became the viewer’s favorite and was dubbed “The discovery” & “The one to watch”.

Now that’s all the credentials over with, it’s time to check out Rise. The single is taken from her EP, Ascension: Golden Seeds of Light, released in November on all major music outlets, including iTunes and Spotify.