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Get Into It: Leyla McCalla

The ever-evolving boundaries between classic genres have blurred beautifully behind Leyla McCalla‘s take on folk music. She’s far from the average musician. Singing in French, Haitian Creole and English, the string-loving songstress has found her niche through the combined expression of her music and meaningful messages. She’s been deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, along with American jazz and…

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Motown’s Newest Soul Trio James Davis Return with “Co-Pilot” Visual

Soul trio James Davis — compiled of twins Jess and Rey and their brother Auston — left us with a smoldering tease at the end of their debut “Better Than You Are” visual. Now, Motown’s newest signees return with the mesmerizing tune in full. “Co-Pilot” is an assortment of influences including Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin…

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Soul Trio James Davis Debuts Mysterious “Better Than You Are” Video

Los Angeles twin sisters Jessika and Erika, and younger brother Auston create the soul behind James Davis. Their debut visual for “Better Than You Are” follows a lone car through the streets while sound-tracked by rich piano keys. Though there’s not much to the storyline, the black-and-white reel sets the tone to their rich folk-soul…

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Download Raury’s ‘Indigo Child’ Project

Since the inception of his spiritual folk-anthem “The God Whisper,” Raury has implanted a new type of musical rawness into the blogoshperes. His artistic vigor and musical versatility inhibits definite categorization and genre labeling. The track embodied folk-infectious guitar riffs with gospel imprints and revolutionary vocal declarations. His follow-up duet cut “Sunshine,” created ethereal harmonies…

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Video: Wynter Gordon, “Everything Burns”

Songstress Wynter Gordon has revitalized her genre-bending sounds with fresh conceived creative venture, The Righteous Young. Accompanied by a five-piece band set, the singer-songwriter has cultivated a creative ensemble free from industry demands and intrusion. “Everything Burns,” is the first cut from the project; a slow-tempo melody engulfed with alluring vocal acrobatics. Wynter tells Idolator…

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Stream Moses Sumney ‘Mid-City Island’ EP

Moses Sumney has gained recognition for his nostalgic 60s’ folk-pop flair amongst today’s pool of alternative R&B. However, the fact that his new Mid-City Island EP was recorded live and uncut on a vintage track-recorder adds this effort default richness. Upon an opening track titled “Outro,” one is welcomed with orchestrated hums, delivered in minimal…

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