We’ve been all about R&B riffs and pop pleasures this week as we go about loading up your life with free music. Among our favorites, a pair of delightful divas and pair of electro-pop wizards.
At the top of our list is Rhonda Thomas, whose voice can be as “velvety as butter cream” or as “powerful as a gospel diva.” Reminding us of some great old school names like Angie Bofill and early 70’s Commodores, we fell in love with her cut, “Listen.”
Our other new favorite girl is Lucy Schwartz, the remarkably talented young lady who’s barely 21-years old and already a darling of the film industry (with enough placements to raise some jealousy from her famous film-scoring Dad, David Schwartz).
Not so jealous he won’t pitch-in on the production duties, though, which is what he did on “Porcelain,” a cut she let us pass along to you from her new EP, Keep Me.
What’s good about widespread music technology (i.e., most everyone has the means to make a record) is also what’s bad about widely available music technology (i.e., when everyone can make a record, the world is filled with bad records).
The difference between the former and the latter is pretty simple:good records have a solid groove, a memorable melody and great harmonies. That’s what we hear in our final fave of the week, “Levan” by duo David Datunashvili and Gigi Jikia (a.k.a Okinawa Lifestyle). We’re going to drop it into our weekend music mix right between Quincy Jones‘ “Stuff Like That” and a cut from Lonnie Liston Smith.
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