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    Roll Back, Play That: BC Kingdom

    Following Chromeo’s flashback of boom-bap delights, Saint Heron’s own BC Kingdom follow with a summer prelude of R&B and Hip-Hop tunes. The Los Angeles sun is currently on full charge, and the “Lock Up” crooners anticipate more sunshine rays with a nostalgic summer vacation set, featuring classics from Missy Elliott, Blaque, Mariah Carey and more. […]

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    Legitimatizing Diddy: Never Underestimate What a College Dropout Can Teach a Graduating Class

    There’s something so spectacular about seeing Howard University’s “Yard,” fecund and green, immediately slipping off the grey’s of winter to reveal the focal point of Washington D.C. academics, Founders Library, as it sits atop a hill, vibrant in historic brown hue. In short, when spring hits, Howard pops. Urbanized verbiage aside, it literally bursts open […]

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    Roll Back, Play That: Chromeo

    Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo may have dance floor ready thumpers such as “Tenderoni,” “Fancy Footwork,” and recent Toro y Moi-assisted “Come Alive,” but one must not dare question their deep hip-hop influence. Following Solange’s Coachella edition playlist, childhood homies Dave-1 and P-Thugg bless this week’s “Roll Back, Play That” with superior underground rap cuts. The […]

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    Interview: JoJo

    When JoJo sings it sounds like pure confection: her hushed tones are a deep, slightly burned caramel, and she climbs her way, strawberry licorice strong, to ascend a graceful, cotton candy peak. But when Joanna Levesque, the 23-year-old Boston-born, L.A.-based singer speaks, there is no coy sweetness. Instead, she is thoughtful and direct, and thinks […]

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    Watch Saint Heron & PUMA’s SXSW Showcase Recap

    Saint Heron & PUMA presented Light One Up!, our debut official SXSW showcase that went down March 14 at Cheer Up Charlies in Austin, Texas. Charlotte Hornsby captured the ambiance of the occasion, and as one can see, the night was a blissful success. Head honcho Solange personally assisted with creatively directing and decorating the […]

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    The Revisit: Janet Jackson’s ‘The Velvet Rope’

    I missed half of the video, but that didn’t matter. When those stylish, glistening black folks with funky hair twisted, swayed, and jived across the screen in the clip for “Got Til Itʼs Gone” during Planet Groove, I knew I couldn’t miss this. I jumped up from VIDEOS VHS tape. I recorded over Mariah Carey’s […]

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    Roll Back, Play That: Solange

    Saint Heron presents “Roll Back, Play That,” a weekly series of superior deep album R&B cuts complied into a Spotify playlist. Solange kicks it is off, featuring unforgotten gems from TLC, Amel Larrieux, OutKast, Angie Stone and more. In fact, Solo recently tweeted that the Saint Heron compilation wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Tweet […]

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    Audio: BC Kingdom, “DWN4U/JEEPS”

    Los Angeles-based duo BC Kingdom follow up their standout Saint Heron-featured “LockUp” tune with a fresh new single. “DWN4U/JEEPS” is two-part offering that showcases Logan and Zou’s talent over an up-beat soundbed, borrowing inspiration from Ja Rule’s infamous “Down 4 U” hook, before riding down tempo for the second half of the track. Stream the […]

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    Audio: Ariana Grande, “Love Me Harder” Feat. The Weeknd

    After teasing the track with a snippet earlier this month, Ariana Grande finally releases her collaboration with The Weeknd, a pop flavored two-stepper titled “Love Me Harder.” The track will be featured on Grande’s forthcoming album, My Everything, out August 25.

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    Audio: Les Sins, “Bother”

    Les Sins is Toro y Moi‘s spicy moniker when he releases dance-driven tunes. He’s set to release a full EP under the name titled Michael, due November 4th. The primarily instrumental album was recorded over the past two years and features guest vocals from Nate Salman. Late graphic designer Paul Rand served as the muse […]

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    Audio: SOS, “Dead Or Alive”

    After releasing “She Wants” and “Youth in Decline,” Portland duo SOS prove there isn’t a sound they cannot explore in their latest single, “Dead Or Alive.” The tune lays it on thick with complicated elements pulled together through lead vocalist Randa Leigh’s island-like flow. Following the track’s bridge, a breathy instrumental transitions into collage of […]

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    Audio: Luke James, “Dancing In The Dark”

    Following his emotional “Options” number, Luke James discovers a happier side of love on “Dancing In The Dark.” The New Orleans native harmonizes excitedly as he explores new territories with his partner. Luke recently shot an accompanied visual for the tune, which is sure to come alive against the drum-heavy soundscape. “Dancing In The Dark” […]

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    Audio: Mapei, “Believe”

    Swedish songstress Mapei delivers an uplifting guitar-tinged tune with latest piece, “Believe.” The Magnus Lidehäll-produced anthem declares to never sweat the small stuff. “Why succumb to the pressure, go where you belong,” Mapei sings as the tune builds. “Nothing in this world can make my feet fall to the ground. I believe in you.” “Believe” […]

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    Audio: Wafia, “Let Me Love You (Mario Cover)”

    Imagine Mario’s 2004 hit, “Let Me Love you,” as a mid-tempo two stepper much lighter in weight. Netherlands-born, Australia-based songstress Wafia creates that same vibe in her rendition of the R&B smash. Alongside producer Thrupence, the cover keeps the original structure in tact while infusing her experimental folk/pop styling. Check out the cover below and […]