Monday, 28 December 2015

AUDIO: XAN YOUNG - Passion @xan_young @astronautibro


New York based independent record label Astro Nautico are notorious for putting out the most eclectic new music and this new release from Brooklyn based artist XAN YOUNG is no different. The Electro inspired R&B track takes us on a dark journey of 'the pleasure in the pain' with his falsetto vocals and bass heavy production.



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AUDIO: One T - Backroom @itsxonet


LA based singer songwriter One T caught my attention in a big way with this track titled Backroom. The electronic vibes mixed with the heavy guitar and synths from fellow musican Josh J creates an all round futuristic sound with the perfect amount of throwback elements. 


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Tuesday, 22 December 2015

AUDIO: Wolfie - Obi Wan @ItsWolfieMusic @ShowNProveUK


Wolfie does it again with this stunning track titled Obi Wan produced by Show N Prove. I expect next year to be a big one for this girl - she just goes from strength to strength with every release.


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REMIX: Dua Lipa - Be The One (With You. Remix) @wyfyby @dualipa


Every year many blogs and tastemakers release their Hot for 2000 and whatever list. This year Dua Lipa has made a number of these, I personally hadn't heard much from the artist to make me stand up and notice her but this remix by production trio With You really stuck out to me. It's a super fresh version of the track that doesn't follow the typical structure of many Deep House remixes and has now sparked my interest for the songstress. 

Check it out below!


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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

AUDIO: SevnthWonder ft Ehiorobo & Alo Lee - California @sevnthwonder @mrehiorobo @aloleemusic


Since supporting Alo Lee early on in her career on my blog I've seen her go from strength to strength with every release. This latest one on a SevnthWonder track perfectly demonstrates that the London based singer is really breaking through online. This track titled California alongside Ehiorobo and production from SevnthWonder is a special one! 


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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

AUDIO: Margaret Knapp - Veinz/Tremors @maggymaggs


What a beauty I've come across today. Margaret Knapp is a relatively unknown artist who I found today on soundcloud that I haven't stopped listening to since. Even though she's only put up 1 minute clips of her tracks they're so fragile and beautiful. Check them out below. 



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Friday, 11 December 2015

AUDIO: Katy B X Four Tet X Floating Points - Calm Down @KatyB @floatingpoints @FourTet


To say I'm the biggest Katy B fan is an understatement. I've been a MASSIVE fan of her from the very beginning and with every release I feel like I've grown up with her along the way. With this latest release featuring Four Tet and Floating Points taken from her collaborative project 'Honey', Katy takes another step into dancefloor queenship. I can't wait to hear the rest of this project.  


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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

VIDEO: Raphael Blake ft Georgia Copeland - Sweet Illusion @raphaelblake


Talented poet and lyricist Raphael Blake just released his new single alongside Georgia Copeland. It's a quality track that is part of his EP The Undergrad Final Years.  


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AUDIO: Mega - Forever Young @JustMeMega


British singer-songwriter Mega blow me away with this Bob Dylan cover today. Her voice sounds stunning! Give it a listen.




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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

AUDIO: Two Another - Higher @twoanother


Australian duo Two Another debuted this slick alternative R&B track last week and set the blogsphere alight. It's a great down-tempo track that combines electronic beats with some beautiful strings. It looks like one of my favourite bands HONNE will have some competition.




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Thursday, 3 December 2015

AUDIO: Asha - Record Straight @IamAshaMusic


I had the pleasure of seeing this girl perform last week and she was pitch perfect. The soulful gritty tones you get in her tracks online perfectly translated to her live set and filled the room. This track was one of my favourites played by her, she lite up when this one came on and rightly so because it's a stella track with a great message.


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AUDIO: XamVolo - Rescue Me @Xamvolo


Electronic Soul artists such as Kwabs, Azekel Gallant have been winning online and in the charts with their take on classic soul vocals and lyrics. Liverpool based artist XamVolo is looking to join that celebrated cliche with his beautiful new single Rescue Me. 


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AUDIO: Jarreau Vandal ft Basstracks & Niya Wells - Nobody Else @JarreauVandal @brass_tracks @niyawells_


Soulection's Jarreau Vandal has out done himself with this one. This track taken from his Suburb Superhero EP is stunning featuring Brasstracks on the buttons and Niya Well's monster R&B vocals. Love this!


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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

AUDIO: NOiDEA - Creepin @NOiDEA_OFFiCiAL


London based Hip Hop duo NOiDEA sprung up on my feed a couple days ago and I'm definitely glad they did. This track titled Creepin is really unorthodox, the mixture of rap, strings and choir like vocals from vocalist BB James got me hooked. Check it out for yourself. 


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November 2015 - Speaker Ink Playlist

November is over and with that comes the end of my November 2015 playlist on the Speaker Ink soundcloud. I'm pleased to say that I found some great gems this month in particular Neil Thomas, RILEY, Branko and Wide Awake. It was also great to see Speaker Ink regulars Tony Blaize, Ren Phillips and Courage release some new fresh bits that sound great in this playlist.

Have a listen to all the tracks below and bring on December!




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