GIMME5 is the opportunity to discover 5 worthy tracks in one post. Here is a selection of electronic R&B tunes that will probably make it to your iTunes libraries! In the roaster today: Phé offers an incredible debut track while East London native, and Massive Attack collaborator AZEKEL tames the groove! Rising London-born singer Jones makes us melt whereas Ezkiel brings us to the abysses with his deep and dark basses. Finally, Janice unveils her most beautiful secrets. Five track to listen to if you like Nao, SZA, Anderson. Paak or Gallant!
Big hair, soulful voice, dimpled cheek, relevant sounds, and quirky personality… It seems that Natasha Pheko aka Phé has found her way after some time of sonic exploration. Indeed, her last track “Incredible” is a smart mix of experimental beat and soulful R&B. Produced by MOMBRU, her debut single is … “incredible”?
East London native, and Massive Attack collaborator AZEKEL shares “Linger”, another cut from his new EP ‘Raw, Vol.2’, due for release autumn 2016. The singer easily tames the groove with his amazing voice and impressive falsettos. He explained:
Co-written and produced by British duo HONNE, “Melt” is taken from JONES’ forthcoming debut album “New Skin”, due this October. It is a catchy and modern electropop soul track whose chorus is an instant hit. JONES says about the song:
Ezkiel dabbles with the theme of addictive love in his last track “Drugz.” The bass are deep and dark. The singer has a certain self-control of his voice and the intense emotion of the song, packed with apologies, admiration, and hopes of romance trumped by reality, perfectly fit the theme!
Finally, 22-year-old Swedish act Janice caught us with her new track “Secrets”. Don’t judge a book by its cover: it starts as a slow and smooth song but the chorus turns the track into a dance-R&B gem! “The song is about the struggle between darkness and light within oneself”, says Janice. The singer is active since her early teens as she was already working with Lykke Li, Seinabo Sey or Elias. Her debut EP is set to be released this fall and was made in collaboration with HYENA and Javeon Mccarthy.