RAW RAMP MUSIC MAG

Jhene Aiko is Souled Out

Jhene Aiko is Souled Out

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Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo will release her debut album Souled Out in September.

On Def Jam and ARTium Recordings.

After leaving Epic Records in 2003, Jhene Aiko took a hiatus from her music career and returned in 2011, with the release of her debut mixtape Sailing Soul(s).

Souled Out” is a concept album, and it goes through some kind of evolution.

The album tells the story of a female going…

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Broods Stuck Behind Four Walls

Broods Stuck Behind Four Walls

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Blenheim, New Zealand, duo “Broods” (Georgia Nott on lead vocals, with older brother and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Nott on backing vocals) have now released their debut album ‘Evergreen’.

The Notts have been performing together since childhood – and began collaborating with music producer Joel Little (he produced Lorde’s 2013 hit single “Royals”.)

The band made their UK debut at London’s Nott…

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Banks Goddess

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It’s just a week before Banks issues her debut album “Goddess” through Harvest Records.

L.A. based Jillian Banks plays dark and melancholy R&B.

She says that the sounds she creates helps her release the emotions within her.

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Banks – the voice rises and falters… Like a sparrow – doubtful that a nearby predator is fully asleep…

We listened to “Drowning”:

Strange batwing flaps[of rhythm] fill the…

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Mapei Believes

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Mapei [Jacqueline Mapei Cummings] brings palpable soul and sonic versatility to a world where genre matters less and less.

The Stockholm native soaks up influences – from hip-hop to dance-pop and Swedish club to gospel – and the results feel organic, timeless and positively exuberant. It’s music of experience – well-travelled and alive.

Her debut album ‘Hey Hey’ will be released September 23,…

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Believe In The Pierces

Believe In The Pierces

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Psychedelic siblings Allison Pierce and Catherine Pierce have now issued their new album ‘Creation’ on iTunes.

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The Pierces – like the silver beamings from a timid neutron star…

Believe In Me” – from Creation - is about the joy of finding someone that you really connect with after a period of loneliness.

It has clattered, unruly percussion and a humming backdrop.

Against this – and some vast…

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Breathe by Fractions

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North East of England-based female fronted synth pop band Fractions are set to release their ethereal self-titled EP this September.

A momentous piece developed from sweat, blood and glorious determination, the Fractions’ debut EP and marks the beginning of an exciting new future for the burgeoning outfit.

With their music concentrating heavily on the notions of isolation and abandonment, Fractio…

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Something Special from Miss Marlow

Something Special from Miss Marlow

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For the New York based band Miss Marlow, the feminine power of a central figure is threefold: seductive, strong, and sassy.

Luckily they have, in their midst Marleen Pfeifer (vocals/guitar).

Having recently moved to the US from Denmark, Pfeifer and her band are getting ready to stake their claim on an international fan base with her blend of dark, striking melodic rockmixed with pockets of…

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BAILE Manic

BAILE is the electronic side-project of New York downtempo act Silent Rider.

Baile now releases two original tracks from forthcoming “From The Depths” EP.

Both singles highlight BAILE’s unique fusion of shadowy ideas and chillwave nuances with hip-hop and deep house influences.

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Baile – resolute, determined and pre-emptive…

We listened to “Manic” :

We do not know much about the intelligence of cet…

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Innovative Music Festival Leeds/Bradford

Innovative Music Festival Leeds/Bradford

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Ghanaian kologo? Folklore troubadashing? Grunge-laden cello? Un-rock shenanigans? Punk poetry?

If musical juxtapositions and inspiring, off-kilter navigations are your thing … you will love the Recon Festival - Leeds and Bradford - 18th to 29th September.

Recon Fest - juxtapositions and inspiring  off-kilter navigations...

Recon Fest – juxtapositions and inspiring off-kilter navigations…

A celebration of experimental and innovative music, film and art.

Thi…

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I Own It ThankYouX Remix

I Own It ThankYouX Remix

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NACEY is quickly becoming one of EDM’s fastest rising new stars.

The likes of La Roux, Youngblood Hawke, Crookers, Major Lazer and more have all sought him out for remixes.

Nacey’s “I Own It” [featuring Angel Haze] gained early support from BBC DJ Annie Mac.It was performed live for the first time by Angel Haze at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival.

Nacey has now announced September 16 as the release…

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