The magnificent Erykah Badu has just released a new video for a track from her latest album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh. She has directed the video herself, by the way. Give it a spin.
This one is a deep and beautiful soul jazz piece by English new comer, Michael Kiwanuka. He’s got an unbelievable voice, and the production makes this sound as if it is a lost classic from the sixties or seventies. It was recorded on the Isle of Wight by The Bees, a UK band which managed to refine that retro sound into something truly spectacular.
Michael’s EP is out soon, look out for it also on iMesh
Raphael Saadiq has been around for quite some time, first with soul outfit Tony! Toni! Toné!, Lucy Pearl and his own solo work. He’s also collaborated with people like D’Angelo, TLC, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Stevie Wonder and Jay Z.
His unique brand of classic soul and RnB is back with another beautiful album, Stone Rollin’. A Good Man is the first song released from the album, and a classic track in the making.
Check out te full album when it’s available for download on iMesh