In The Spotlight

Amazin’ Five – “Only With You”

Based in Moscow, this Russian collective of musicians was formed in 2017 by members of different soul, jazz and reggae bands and a funk 45 DJ. Inspired by the band Breakestra, devised by L.A. DJ Miles Tackett adding a live aspect to his DJ set, they flavored their own sound with more soul. They debuted with “Gde By My Bi Byli” in 2020 and were championed by Craig Charles on BBC Radio 6.

Showing off their combined love of 60s and 70s soul and funk music, their first single on their new label Tramp Records radiates a summery, feel-good vibe. With playful drums, cheery guitars and sunshiny brass laying down a beach-ready tune, it’s the mellow strings that gently stroke your ears. And with Olesia singing her self-written, heartfelt lyrics, this is a soulful groove made just for you.

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Music History

Dr. Hook – “Sexy Eyes”

From their album “Sometimes You Win” (1979):

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New Music

Natalie Shay – “Medicine Boy”

Cooking up a sonic cure with vigorous, groovy vibes, this is the new single by British songstress Natalie Shay:

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In The Spotlight

Max Flores – “Ain’t On Hold”

Hailing from Rochester, New York, this vibrant singer and songwriter has received extensive training in both jazz and classical music at the prestigious Eastman School. He expanded his knowledge by teaching himself production and songwriting skills by watching YouTube. Building an infectious pop sound with intricate vocal harmonies and expressive melodies, he debuted with “No Time” in 2019.

Sparkling with a sprightly summertime bounce, his new single is a sunlit slice of spirited sonic exuberance. With lively percussion, catchy bass line and joyous keys, he adds some soul-touched color to this radiant and buoyant pop bop. Adding a gleeful glow to his cheery vocals and taking this resplendent track to a jazzy, horn-filled finale, this is one bustling groove you don’t want to put on hold.

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Music History

Cheryl – “Under The Sun”

From her album “A Million Lights” (2012):

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New Music

LANY – “Dancing In The Kitchen”

Kickstarting a new album era with joyous retro-touched vibes, this is the new single by synthpop trio LANY:

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