D’Angelo and the Vanguard

D'Angelo

Fourteen years after his last album, the R&B star returns with a warm, expansive masterpiece. Here’s to messiahs worth waiting for. D’Angelo has kept the world fiending 14 years for the follow-up to his Crisco-thick R&B classic, Voodoo, but as the man himself purrs in “Sugah Daddy,” “Can’t snatch the meat out of the lioness’ mouth/Sometimes you gotta just ease it out.” Black Messiah shows how deep easy can go. D’Angelo and his band have built an avant-soul dream palace to get lost in, for 56 minutes of heaven. [via rollingstone]

Black Messiah by D'Angelo & The Vanguard

BLACK MESSIAH out now! iTunes! It’s definitely a great and must have album.  To find out more about D’Angelo, his music and any upcoming events check out this link: blackmessiah 

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Devonté Hynes aka Blood Orange

DEV HYNES aka Blood OrangeIn this breathtaking talk and performance Dev brings to life two of the neurological conditions that make him such a gifted artist. The first, Synesthesia a condition where pathways cross to experience sounds as color- the second, more sinister- Anxiety; which is a dark and debilitating force in his life. The result; an unique musical composition and mesmerizing visual display that offer a unique glimpse into the mind of a true artist.

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Take a listen and watch Blood Orange’s music videos for “Chamakay” and “Champagne Coast” :

Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes was given the opportunity to score James Franco’s Movie Palo Alto listen to the title track:

Artist of the Day… #whatupdoe

Danny BrownDanny Brown is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan. Danny Brown is a great artist, he raps with alot of emotion and intensity; and is known for his individuality in the rap game. He is definitely a unique and one of a kind rapper that you oughta know. To find out more about Danny Brown, his music and upcoming events check out this link:xdannyxbrownx

 

Son Lux

Son Lux

Son Lux is a unique artist whose music speaks for itself. His new album “Lanterns” is nothing more than beautiful. “Lanterns” is an album of moments, it conveys a genius at work and is something of a masterpiece. Each song on “Lanterns” is moving and impressive. The album is more than just complex arrangements, simple and unique lyricism or an amazing mesh between classical and electronic; it is a story being told. To find out more about Son Lux and any upcoming events check out this link:sonluxmusic


Artist of the Day

StromaePaul Van Haver, better known as Stromae is a Belgian singer- songwriter. Stromae has made himself known both in hip hop and electronic music. He first became famous with the song “Alors on danse” which remained number one for several weeks in numerous countries throughout Europe. Stromae is very unique artist and his music speaks for itself. To find out more about Stromae, his music and upcoming events check out this link:stromae

 

Artist of the Day

Beck

Beck has unveiled his new single entitled ‘Gimme’ which is the third stand-alone track to be released by the singer this year. ‘Gimme’ is just the beginning of more exciting and great music to come. To find out more about Beck, future tour dates or just what he has up his sleeves check out this link:beck

Artist of the day….

Love in the Future

Love in the Future

Love in the Future is the fourth studio album by John Legend, which was released on September 3, 2013. The album was executively produced by Legend, Kanye West and Dave Tozer; it also features guest appearances from Seal and Stacy Barthe amongst others. The majority of the album is autobiographical. Said Legend, “Lyrically, the title kind of embraces where I’m heading in life, I’m about to get married. It’s the beginning of something new, I’m optimistic about it, and you can hear that in the tone of the tracks. I wanted to make a really great modern soul album”.  John Legend never ceases to bring nothing but excellence, love, passion, soul and class in his music and Love in the Future is nothing short of that.  John Legend’s tour official kicks of on October 20, 2013, in Mashantucket, CT. To find out more about John and future tour dates check out this link:johnlegend

 

Jake Bugg:”Fill my head with the future, fill my eyes with the sky”

jake bugg

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Jake may just be only eighteen but his musical voice and soul has a dose of music legends such as Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Donovan, Don Mclean and Oasis flowing through him. He displays maturity beyond his years and it can be heard on his self-titled debut album. Jake’s vocal ability is undeniable; he has an amazing voice and he is a talented songwriter. Jake Bugg supported Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Belsonic Music Festival, he appeared on Jools Holland, BBC radio, and of course released his debut self-titled album in October 2012 which reached number one on the U.K album charts. Following all of these events Jake won Best Breakthrough Act at the 2012 UK Festival Awards and he is now among the nominees for the British Breakthrough Act 2013. Jake Bugg has a great future ahead of him; he is definitely an artist on the rise. To find out more about Jake Bugg and upcoming tour dates check out this link:jakebugg

DAT PMF “Harlem’s what I’m repping”

ASAP Rocky

A$AP ROCKY

Long.Live.ASAP

Despite leaking a month prior to its release, A$AP Rocky’s Long Live A$AP album debuts at No. 1 on the billboard‘s album charts. According to Neilsen SoundScan Rocky’s LP which includes input from producers such as Skrillex, Danger Mouse, and guest appearances by Santigold, Florence Welch, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Yelawolf and 2 Chainz just to name a few; sold 139,00 copies opening week. Long.Live.ASAP is a good album and A$AP Rocky is a creative artist and this can be heard from begining to end on Rocky’s debut album. You can download Long.Live.ASAP on iTunes or Amazon. He will be touring with Rhianna on her North American tour;to find out the complete list of tour dates and more about this unique artist check out this link:asapmob

 

“Keep your head up, keep your heart strong”

Ben Howard

BEN HOWARD

    Ben Howard is among the nominees for the most prestigious awards in British music. He is up for best British male solo artist, as well as British breakthrough. Ben is up against artist such as Calvin Harris, Olly Murs, Richard Hawley and Plan B just to name a few. He will also be one of the performers at the Brit awards. Ben has been a featured artist on musicologistblog and I am happy to see that he is getting the recognition that he deserves.

    Ben Howard will be a supporting act for Mumford and Sons on the February portion of their 2013 world tour, in addition to his solo performance at Terminal 5 in New York City on February 18. Howard’s The Burgh Island E.P, is out now; having debuted #1 on iTunes in the U.K and top 30 on iTunes in the U.S.To find out the full list of Ben Howards tour dates check out this link:benhowardmusic

Solange Takes Her ‘True’ EP On The Road

solangeSolange Knowles’ ‘True’ EP was physically released on January 8, 2013. The release of ‘True’ sparked Solange to announce a set of tour dates in the US and Canada, which will feature unnamed “special guests”. She is currently touring the UK and will start February 5th in San Francisco then head east to Boston. To find out the full list of tour dates check out this link: solangemusic

Jimi Hendrix

 

The greatest guitarist who ever lived, Jimi Hendrix, would have been 70 today; R.I.P to a legend.

The greatest guitarist who ever lived, Jimi Hendrix, would have been 70 today; R.I.P to a legend.

Calvin Harris

“18 MONTHS” is the third studio album by Scottish recording artist Calvin Harris. It was released on 26 October 2012. This album includes the producer’s hit singles ‘Bounce’ with Kelis, ‘We found Love’ with Rihana, ‘We’ll be Coming Back’ with Example, ‘Feel so close’ and Let’s go with Ne-Yo. To find out more about Calvin Harris check out this link:calvinharris

Listen to Calvin Harris’ new single ‘Sweet Nothing’ featuring Florence Welch:

Gary Clark Jr: “You gonna know my name by the end of the night well”

GARY CLARK JR.

Blak and Blu is the debut studio album by Gary Clark Jr., which was released on October 22, 2012. The soul, voice, emotions, and life behind each song on Blak and Blu is nothing short than amazing. It is clear to see that Gary Clark Jr. is one with his music.  To find out more about this amazing artist check out this link:garyclarkjr