Betty Davis

R.I.P. Betty Davis

The funk legend has died at 77.

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The Weeknd : Dawn FM

Abel Tesfaye’s most ambitious work plays like a radio station in purgatory.

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R.I.P. Ronnie Spector, leader of the Ronettes

The legendary voice behind “Be My Baby” has died at 78.

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Maxwell shares new single “OFF,” announces tour

Hear the first single from his forthcoming blacksummers’NIGHT.

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Curtis Harding Has Something Worth Saying

The Atlanta artist talks about putting something positive into the world and the records that helped him.

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Mild High Club : Going Going Gone

Alex Brettin delivers a bittersweet state of the world with just a little bit of hope for good measure.

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The Steoples : Wide Through the Eyes of No One

A gorgeous R&B record that channels bossa nova, art rock and other influences for something eclectic and soulful.

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Durand Jones & the Indications : Private Space

A feelgood soul prescription with a chaser of contemporary R&B and disco.

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Sault – Nine

The London R&B collective’s third album in one year is shorter, grittier, but with a sense of playfulness amid the realism

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Hiatus Kaiyote : Mood Valiant

A lush and vulnerable record from the Australian R&B group that arrives after a long and devastating break.

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L’Rain : Fatigue

The abstract pop/R&B artist takes a subtle step toward accessibility

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SAULT release new album NINE for free for 99 days

Hear the latest album from the enigmatic soul group.

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Matthew E. White & Lonnie Holley : Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection

The collaboration between the artist/poet and songwriter/label head creates something funkier than the sum of its parts.

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STR4TA : Aspects

A throwback to ’80s British funk sounds with a live, loose sensibility.

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Georgia Anne Muldrow announces new album, VWETO III

Plus she’s auctioning off the album and art in an NFT auction for charity.

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Hear the new serpentwithfeet single, “Heart Storm,” feat. NAO

Hear the latest single from ‘Deacon’ before it’s released on Friday.

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serpentwithfeet – Deacon

A revelation of sincerity and a big-hearted embrace of love.

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STR4TA’s “Vision 9” is an uptempo groove with vintage vibes

Hear the latest groove from Gilles Peterson and Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick’s new funk project.