• www.thewickedsound.com-Joel-Culpepper-Return-W.A.R.
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    London’s rising contemporary soul and funk artist Joel Culpepper shares explosive double video to his latest songs “Return/W.A.R”

    London’s rising contemporary soul and funk artist Joel Culpepper shares the explosive double video to his latest songs “Return/W.A.R”, from his forthcoming debut album “Sgt Culpepper”. The concept is a “Jackie Brown meets Matrix” stylized visual from Joel Culpepper’s viewpoint. The song is a metaphor for a pressing force that is broaching all our lives and open to interpretation. Whether it’s BLM, Brexit, or Covid, we all feel a looming weight and finding our voices in how to express how we feel about it. The double single from his long-awaited forthcoming debut album sees South East London native Joel welcome us into his immersive and personal world in a bold…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Allysha Joy Light It Again Better
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    Allysha Joy from 30/70 Collective announces a new EP album “Light It Again” with a new single “Better”

    Allysha Joy from 30/70 Collective announces a new EP album “Light It Again” via First Word Records,  with a new single “Better”. The EP album contains 4 songs produced and engineered by Grammy-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote drummer Clever Austin. “Light It Again” features accompaniment from an all-star set of Melbourne artists; Horatio Luna, Ziggy Zeitgeist, Danika Smith and Josh Kelly. Horatio, Ziggy and Josh are also Allysha’s band members in 30/70 Collective. Across a variety of grooves and deep lyricism, this EP touches on love, shame, mental health, grief & spirituality. It also marks a new sound for a Allysha,  transmitting her honest and raw expression through the signature crunch and sonic landscape…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Stevie Wonder Can't Put It In The Hands Of Fate
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    Stevie Wonder invited Rapsody, Cordae, Busta Rhymes, CHIKA and Gary Clark Jr. to launch his own label

    Stevie Wonder invited Rapsody, Cordae, Busta Rhymes, CHIKA and Gary Clark Jr. to launch his own label. It’s big and unexpected news that Stevie Wonder left Motown Records after 59 years.  He signs with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11! Stevie left Motown to start his own imprint, So What The Fuss Records, with Republic Records. He launches his label by releasing simultaneously two new singles, "Can't Put It In The Hands Of Fate" and "Where Is Our Love Song", as his answer the difficult times we're all experiencing and Black Lives Matter movement. First of two "Can't Put It In The Hands Of Fate", it’s Stevie's style upbeat song with his signature harmonica…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Michael Kiwanuka Mercury Prize Light
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    Michael Kiwanuka Shortlisted for Mercury Prize Album of the Year, and also shared a new video to the song “Light”.

    Michael Kiwanuka Shortlisted for Mercury Prize Album of the Year for his third album “Kiwanuka”, it’s the third time in his career following nominations for “Home Again” and “Love & Hate”. He has been already nominated for numerous honors, including the Brit Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, Mercury Prize, BBC Music Awards. In January 2012, he won the BBC's Sound of 2012. He also shared recently a new video to the song “Light (Edit)”, it's shorter version of the song from his self titled third album produced by Inflo (Saul, Little Simz) and Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, Black Keys). “It still feels just as amazing as the first (nomination). The…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Ego Ella May Nubiyan Twist
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    Ego Ella May announced her debut album “Honey For Wounds” with two beautiful singles “Give A Little’” and “How Long ‘Til We’re Home”.

    Ego Ella May announced her debut album “Honey For Wounds” with two beautiful singles “Give A Little” and “How Long 'Til We're Home”. “Honey For Wounds” take on on jazz, r’n’b, and neo-soul featuring collaborations and production from artists including Alfa Mist, Theo Croker, Ashley Henry, Andrew Ashong, Wu-Lu, Melo Zed, Joe Armon Jones (Ezra Collective), Tom Excell (Nubiyan Twist),  Wonky Logic (Steam Down), Oscar Jerome (Kokoroko), and Eddie Hick (Sons of Kemet). “Give A Little’ is about being sick of your own sh*t, and hoping something will give and it will all make sense. It’s about feeling like something’s got to give… Like there needs to be a silver…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Leon-Bridges-Terrace-Martin-Sweeter
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    Leon Bridges and Terrace Martin shared new song “Sweeter” inspired by a racial injustice

    Leon Bridges and Terrace Martin shared the new song “Sweeter” inspired by racial injustice. The song was originally intended for a future album, but the singer decided to release the track early in light of current events. Bridges collaborated on that track with Terrace Martin, the LA jazz and hip-hop producer, who already released all his anger in the protest anthem “Pig Feet” with Denzel Curry, G Perico, Daylyt and Kamasi Washington. Leon Bridges released recently an EP with the psych-funk trio Khruangbin called "Texas Sun". From our blog: Black Music: Songs of Protest, Hope and Healing Watch below the video to Leon Bridges and Terrace Martin new song “Sweeter” a…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Jorja-Smith-Kiss-Me-In-The-Morning-Eddy
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    Jorja Smith sang the main song “Kiss Me In The Morning” from the Netflix musical drama “The Eddy”.

    Jorja Smith sang the main song “Kiss Me In The Morning” from the Netflix musical drama “The Eddy”. Her debut studio album, "Lost & Found", was released in 2018 to critical acclaim and peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart. In 2018, Smith won the Brit Critics' Choice Award. In 2019, she was named Best British Female Artist at the 2019 Brit Awards and was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Her last single “Be Honest” featured guest vocals from Nigerian singer Burna Boy, and become a huge summer hit of 2019. Watch the video to Jorja Smith new song “Kiss Me In The…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Arlo Parks Black Dog
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    Arlo Parks shares her beautiful new single “Black Dog”

    Arlo Parks shares her beautiful new single “Black Dog”, the second single from her forthcoming debut album. She released recently another great song called "Eugene", with a video directed by fellow London musician Loyle Carner. Arlo Parks is a British musician and poet from South London. She performed already at The Great Escape, Glastonbury and Latitude Festival and also supported Jordan Rakei on his UK tour. Her discography so far contains two EPs “Super Sad Generation” and “Sophie”, and she is working now on her debut album. Watch the video to Arlo Parks new song “Black Dog” the second single from her forthcoming debut album below: “It’s supposed to make…

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    Lianne La Havas plays live at Tiny Desk (at home) her new single “Paper Thin”

    Lianne La Havas plays live at Tiny Desk (at home) her new single “Paper Thin” and announces her new self-titled album. Lianne performed her tender new song "Paper Thin" in the intimate settings of her room. After the debut of the new track, she sang "Midnight", from the previous album “Blood”. At the end of her short show, she presents her beautiful "Bittersweet", which he released as an album teaser back in February in Colors Session. From our blog: Lianne La Havas shared her new single “Bittersweet” Watch the video to Lianne La Havas new song "Paper Thin", the second single from her forthcoming self-titled album below: “Wanting to make…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Alfa-Mist-Emmavie-Energy-Epoch
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    Alfa Mist and Emmavie added a new song “Energy” to re-released collaborative album “Epoch

    Alfa Mist and Emmavie added a new song “Energy” to re-released a collaborative album “Epoch". On the album, the pair collaborated with a list of acclaimed contemporaries including Dornik (Odd Future ghostwriter) and bassist Rocco Palladino (son of great Pino Palladino), who recently worked on new Tom Mish and Yussef Dayes album. “An ‘epoch’ (ee-pock) is a particular period of time in history or a person’s life. Can’t think of a better word to describe how some music takes you back to where you were & what you were doing when you first heard it” Alfa Mist explains the album title.   Watch the video to Alfa Mist & Emmavie…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Ceelo Green Dan Auerbach Lead Me
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    CeeLo Green come back with retro soul song “Lead Me” with Dan Auerbach on production

    CeeLo Green comes back with the retro-soul song "Lead Me" with Dan Auerbach on production. Thomas Callaway is the real name of the artist professionally known as CeeLo Green, an American singer, rapper, composer, record producer, and actor. He is a a member of the Southern hip hop group Goodie Mob, solo artist and a member of Gnarls Barkley, a collaboration with DJ Danger Mouse. He is mostly known as a singer of some of the most memorable songs of the last decade – “Crazy” and “F**K You”. This time, he decided to work different way and record his first album in five years, under his real name. CeeLo explained…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Marvin Gaye.
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    Marvin Gaye timeless song “What’s Going On” is still relevant today

    Marvin Gaye's timeless song “What’s Going On” is still relevant today. This week was an anniversary of birth and death of one of the biggest artists ever, one and only Marvin Gaye. His amazing song “What’s Going On” still sounds like the best soundtrack to the situation right now around the world.   “Mother, mother There's too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There's far too many of you dying You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today, eh eh”   The only recorded full live performance of Marvin Gaye landmark 1971 album “What’s Going On” was released last year as a standalone…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.04.1 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020/04/1 New Music Jazz Funk Soul

    The Wicked Sound 2020/04/1 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from: Terrace Martin, Funky DL, Lakecia Benjamin, Jazzmeia Horn, Aaron Parks, Orrin Evans, Sean Jones, Captain Black Big Band, Yazmin Lacey, Ben L'Oncle Soul, James Taylor Quartet, Old School Funky Family, Knxwledge, K.A.A.N., FloFilz, Blu, Damu The Fudgemunk, Jacob Collier, Kimbra, Tank and The Bangas, Redtenbacher's Funkestra, Beat Fatigue, The Mighty Mocambos, Gallowstreet, Linkwood, Greg Foat.   You can listen to this playlist also HERE. (link to multiple music platforms of your choice)   The Wicked Sound weekly playlist 2020/04/1 Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats Tracklist: 1            Terrace Martin - Almond Butter…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Jose James Nobody Knows My Name No Beginning No End 2
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    Jose James released “Nobody Knows My Name” with Laura Mvula and Kris Bowers.

    “Nobody Knows My Name” is the latest single from Jose James new album “No Beginning No End 2”.  The song features neo-soul singer Laura Mvula and jazz pianist Kris Bowers. Jose James already released a bunch of singles from the new record, including “I Need Your Love” (ft. Ledisi and Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah) and “Turn Me Up” (ft. Aloe Blacc). Often referred to as a jazz singer for the hip-hop generation, New York City-based vocalist José James combines jazz, soul, drum’n’bass, and spoken word into his own unique brand of vocal jazz. His music is heavily inspired by John Coltrane, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Billie Holiday, Terry Callier and Gil…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.03.1 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020/03/1 Jazz Funk Soul

    The Wicked Sound 2020/03/1 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from: Jordan Rakei, Common, Jerome Thomas, Blue Lab Beats, Quantic, Denitia, Charlotte Dos Santos, Anderson Paak, Emil Miszk, Jaga Jazzist, Kutiman, Fazer, Lakecia Benjamin, Gary Bartz, Mulatu Astatke, Black Jesus Experience, Lettuce, Jungle Boogie, Big Tony, Octavepussy, George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic, Flevans, Laura Vane, Melt Yourself Down, MEUTE You can listen to this playlist also HERE. (link to multiple music platforms of your choice) The Wicked Sound weekly playlist 2020/03/1 Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats Tracklist:   1            Jordan Rakei, Common - Signs 2            Jerome Thomas, Blue Lab Beats - I Don't…