In The Spotlight

Carlton Jumel Smith – “Love Our Love Affair”

This soul brother and actor grew up in New York listening to his mothers soul records of Wilson Pickett, Barry White and Aretha Franklin, however it was a James Brown concert at the Apollo that changed his life. Composing music in the tradition of the soul legends of yore, he’s performed all over the world. He’s also acted in a few movies such as “Liberty Heights” in 1999, portraying his childhood hero.

Sounding like a long lost sonic treasure, his new single pays homage to the glory days of Motown and Stax. Taken from his album “1634 Lexington Avenue”, named after the address of his childhood home, he personifies the vintage feel of classic soul. The mellow rhythm, breezy guitar strums and ear-stroking brass creates a timeless sound, while his raw, sensuous vocals give you something to love.

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Music History

Melanie Fiona – “Give It To Me Right”

From her album “The Bridge” (2009):

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New Music

Ed Struijlaart – “What I Like About You”

Radiating soulful sunshiny exuberance, this is the new single by Dutch singer and songwriter Ed Struijlaart:

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In The Spotlight

Emmaline – “All My Sweetest Dreams”

Vocalist and songwriter Emmaline Campbell started her career by founding a four-piece band, while attending the College-Conservatory Of Music in Cincinnati, where all members majored in Jazz Studies. Inspired by legendary voices like Billie Holiday and Erykah Badu, her intricate songwriting incorporates elements of both jazz and soul. As a solo artist, she debuted with the single “Shy” in 2018.

The first single of her upcoming, same-titled debut EP, expected to drop on September 27, oozes a seductive and intoxicating vintage jazz sound. With a sultry, honey-dripping smoothness from the mellow percussion and the satiny horns creating a rousing soundscape, it’s her silky, retro-dipped vocal mastery that turns this candy-coated slice of jazz suaveness into the sweetest musical dream.

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Music History

Cameo – “Attack Me With Your Love”

From their album “Single Life” (1985):

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New Music

Ava Max – “Torn”

With a delicious portion of punchy pop, this is the new single by L.A.-based singer and songwriter Ava Max:

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