Category Archives: r&b

The Myth  –  Chad Rico (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There’s a certain late night feel that wanders through Chad Rico’s music. Whereas many people working in the broad urban music environment try hard to make an impact by getting up close and personal, bombastic raps, machine gun hip-hop beats, … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLXXXVII : Anytime –  SillyKing Denny (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If rap and hip-hop are defined by the lyrical flow and the delivery of the message that lies at the heart of the song, then SillyKing Denny is someone who fans of those genres won’t fail to notice. His ability … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLXXV : Cobra CMDR – Paradame  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The great thing about Paradame is that on the surface of things, her music seems to fit into some fairly neat boxes, exploring soul, pop, R&B and urban music strands. But the more you listen too it the more you … Continue reading

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Foxing begin UK tour in support of new album

Created over the course of nearly three years, ‘Nearer My God’ was produced in St. Louis and Montreal by Walla and Hudson, with additional help from Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Modern Baseball). It’s an apocalyptic melodrama about control in a … Continue reading

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Perspective  –  Wembi (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s safe to say that Perspective covers a lot of ground musically speaking. You would’t go as far as to say it is eclectic, but stylistically it is happy to shift around a number of genres, from accessible rock to … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLVII : Back It Up –  Dia Grover (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If songs charted because of sass and swagger rather than sales then Back It Up would be occupying the top spot for a long time. It is the perfect storm of groovesome old school R&B, pop energy, hi-octane soul and … Continue reading

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Exponents  –  Agency (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I spend so much of my time trying to find something new to say about music that lands on my desk with the label R&B attached, music that is really just production line pop with the same stolen groove and … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXLIV : Immature – Celeste Buckingham (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Celeste has got guy trouble. It’s the age old story, she’s with a man who in reality is a boy, he doesn’t treat her right, he’d rather be hanging with his friends and she has had enough. What do you … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXXXIX : Not What I Want –  Jackie Dope (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Revelling in the past is all very well and good but the best music, or at least the most original,  seems to be made as people move things forward. It’s evolution, it’s forward-thinking, it is the way the world turns. … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXCIX : Never Enough – Joan Mercury (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The best pop music has the ability to walk fine lines between different worlds and is able to appeal to wide demographics without sacrificing its own integrity. We often see the opposite of this idea at work, at one extreme … Continue reading

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