In The Spotlight

Michalangela – “No Destination”

Michal Angela Wilson was born in Moscow, ID and raised in a music-loving home. Upon graduation from the Lionel Hampton School Of Music in 2006 she moved to Portland, OR, where she immersed herself in its rich music scene. Inspired by artists like Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and D’angelo, her versatile sound spans soul, rock, jazz and R&B. In 2008 she released her jazzy debut album “Portland Rain”.

Co-written with multi-talented Steveland Swatkins back in 2010, it is high time that this track gets its rightful place in the limelight. The laidback, funkalicious vibe formed by the use of organic instruments, like the sleek organ and polished percussion, radiates a joyous quality to feed her soulful vocals, while the electric guitar solo adds an elated energy, making this funky blend a must-hear destination.

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In Memoriam

The Dells – “Super Woman”

Chuck Barksdale, famed bass singer and founding member of legendary soul group The Dells, passed away on May 15th, aged 84.

From their album “New Beginnings” (1978):

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New Music

Ann Vriend – “Hurt People Hurt People”

With an anthemic gospel-pop vibe, this is the inspirational new single by Canadian songstress Ann Vriend:

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In The Spotlight

Evan David Warner – “Shine To Share”

Growing up in Vermont with the music of James Brown and Michael Jackson, this multi-talented, Amsterdam-based artist started writing catchy, nonsensical songs at a young age. Over time he developed his own style, influenced by Tame Impala, The Doors and Talking Heads and is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, drums and piano. He debuted with his EP “Going To Atlantis” in 2017.

His new single takes a leaf out of the book of vintage funk and creates an exhilarating tale. With an invigorating seventies wah-wah guitar, a powerful rhythm and a sweeping electric guitar solo describing the melodious fantasy, it’s his smokey, soul-filled vocals which truly make this story come to life. Binding a funkalicious fable with a retro-dipped narrative, this is an enthralling, groovy yarn.

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Music History

The Bangles – “Be With You”

From their album “Everything” (1988):

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New Music

Tuxedo – “The Tuxedo Way”

Consisting of Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, this is the new funkalicious single by groovy duo Tuxedo:

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