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[R&B R.LUM.R – Surfacing LP

Nashville artist R.LUM.R‘s triumphant debut album Surfacing is an alternative R&b treasure. The thirteen track project not only shows off the Island Record artists song writing ability but also his versatility and the power of his falsetto. The engulfing album is emotional at times, and thoughtful at others.

Surfacing features buzzed about pre-released singles such as “How This Feels,” “Boys Should Never Cry,” “Cold,” and the most recent release which was also his directorial debut “Lonely”, which all explore sensitive emotional issues of vulnerability, self-awareness, male identity, and mental health. On top of the prior releases it is filled with a slew of new bops, like the stand out “Happy” or the title track “Surfacing”. In addition to the release of his debut album, R.LUM.R has also announced The Surfacing Tour, which will be his first major headlining tour across North America. The 5-week, 26-city run across the U.S. and Canada will open February 20th in Nashville, and will wrap in Charlotte, NC on March 28th. Head over to his website to see the full set of tour dates and to pick up your tickets. Stream Surfacing by R.LUM.R below.

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[Electronic] 10Digits – Rebirth LP

Toronto’s 10Digits has been steadily gaining steam, while stealthily unveiling his next album, Rebirth. The ten track album is a diverse dive into the funky mind of 10Digits whose music has captivated us before – and now again with even more power.

Rebirth has a bunch of collaborators making it a team project overall with 10Digits manning the helm. Throughout the project 10Digits leans on urban genres like R&B, hip-hop and funk while implementing trails of other styles on top. Each single stands on its own while tying the project at large together in a special way. It’s a fun, chill listen through and through. Rebirth is definitely one of the better albums of the year, so share it around!

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[Electronic] Medasin – Irene Album

The Dallas producer Medasin has made quite many impressive moves over the years with his releases. Not only has he soared up through the industry ranks with his quality originals, but he’s been tasked to remix such artists as Khalid, Portugal. The Man, DJ Khaled, Martin Garrix and more. It’s been a long time coming, but Medasin has finally released his debut LP, Irene.

Within nine tracks Medasin explores different musical landscapes while weaving each composition together under one overarching concept. His chilled out hits are memorable and unique, catchy in their own rights without need of poppy principles. Medasin not only has released this debut LP, but will be on tour this Fall to promote the project. Get a copy of Irene today and check out Medasin’s Facebook for tour information.

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[Electronic] dog logic – higher order functions LP

Every so often a project comes along that is revolutionary at its core. Today we’re sharing one such project, the debut album from dog logic, which is made up by Andy formerly of The M Machine. After leaving the trio to pursue more technological endeavors, he ended up still making music that has culminated into the higher order functions LP.

Not only are the songs on this project diverse and separated from the usual sounds everybody is used to, but the implementation of the project is unique. dog logic has put forth an interactive experience where producers and other creatives can take samples from the project for remixes and other things. This open-source database is likely something we’ll continue to see happen with more and more projects. It takes steps forward like this to make the changes in both music and tech.

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[Electronic] Mosie – Tangerine

If you’re looking for something funky to spice up your weekend, then look no further than Mosie‘s debut studio album Tangerine. Now when we say funky, we do mean funky in the tradition musical sense, as well as the wacky non-traditional sense. Mosie does his own thing on this project and it really shows.

Tangerine is one of the best albums of the year so far, complete with fourteen incredible singles with enough old school flare to bring you back into the 70’s. With his retro infused singles, Mosie brings us back to a different decade while breathing modern undertones through his work. From start to finish this is a nostalgic adventure for all ages. Mosie has us aching for this on vinyl, but we’ve added it to our digital library – and you should too.

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[Pop] Julie Bergan – Turn On The Lights LP

Ever since our ears first heard the luscious voice of Julie Bergan on her breathtaking records, we knew she had something special. Signed to Warner Music Norway, she’s been on a hot streak releasing singles and captivating her home country and the rest of the world. Instead of keeping with singles, she’s gone and released her debut full length album, Turn On The Lights.

The twelve song project features hits such as “Arigato” and “Blackout” that captivated us when they first hit the web. Her fusion of pop with electronic is something that permeates the album and although pop is making the transition to a more EDM friendly sound, Julie soars above the crowd of noise with her magical, dynamic records. It’s not pop for popularity’s sake; it’s amazing music that just happens to fit the bill. Turn On The Lights is stocked full of incredible tunes without any moments of lackluster listening. Hear for yourself below!

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[Indie/R&B] Kai Straw – GUN LP

You know when you’ve been waiting for something and it finally comes, but then it’s a bit lackluster? That’s not what happened with Kai Straw‘s LP, GUN. We were waiting, yes, but upon its arrival today we weren’t disappointed in any way. From start to finish this project takes Kai’s artistry to new heights.

Released on his own label Tenth Gate Records, GUN is a beautiful mixture of indie, pop, R&B, soul, hip-hop and EDM. It sounds like it’s all over the place, but Kai carefully crafts each track and weaves them together into one project seamlessly. It’s like watching a movie, one that’s easy to absorb and dynamic – flooding your senses with lush tones and melodies that you will never forget. It’s not easy to pick a favorite, but up on in our tops are “They Sent You” and “Jesse James.” Have a listen for yourself and make sure to get a copy of this, or add it to your streaming library from Kai’s website.

’They Sent You’
’Cherry Corvette’
’Rolls’
’The Recipe’
’#1 Customer’
’Back From The Crypt Ft. ZayVsThem’
’Jesse James’
’Baby, Pick Up Your Gun’
’11 Homes’
’Supernova’
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