Wale’s sophomore effort, Ambition, is shaping up quite nicely. His newest single features R&B crooner, Miguel, on the hook. This reminds me of the Wale, I originally grew interested in, before his Maybach Music signing. This goes back to his story telling ability, this time about a love interest. His album will be in stores this fall, enjoy. Bonus, i put up the song that put Miguel on the map.
Angus and Julia Stone are a brother-sister duo out of Australia who are more widely recognized for their folky/indie branded sound. Stern, is a house producer who has taken his craft worldwide, playing shows everywhere from Shanghai to Paris; Montreal to Mexico (where he currently resides). Put the two together and you get quite the mix; including sultry vocals over a driving drum beat, soothing strings, and colorful synths that add that little extra spice.
Angus and Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane (Stern Disco Remix)
This guy has one seriously powerful voice. Adding to the list of imports we have recently posted, Alex Clare hails from the Southeast of London, bringing vocals full of soul over anything from rock to dubstep. Here is his cover of Etta James’ “Damn Your Eyes” (Etta is more popularly known for her Motown classic “At Last”) as well as his original “Too Close.” You can check out the rest of his album, Lateness of the Hour, at his Soundcloud.