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this is a banger...
But it's a grower.
Pop / R&B music has been really good these past 3 years. I've often wondered if there's some crazy underground R&B community producing more weird, experimental stuff like there is on the indie scene?
i mean there's hardly a "underground" community like in lol indie rock cos the experimental aspect of modern r&b doesnt really have a comparable attitude to that of indie (ie futurism vs lo-fi) but theres def cats out there makin some pretty wild moves in r&b - the-dream also comes 2 mind + the new mario single (ft gucci mane!!!!!!!!!!!)
but this song sounds terrible to me. Seems like one of those songs that is aimed exclusively at the club.
Ciara is consistently underwhelming. Even with Timberlake or Missy on board.
dancing is good.
it's a nice thought that there might be an experimental, underground r 'n' b scene. the closest to that i can think of is muhsinah, she's good.
them songs tuxdogg linked had voices that were too high for my liking. mario and gucci mane is good though.
is kind of underground r'n'b.
some neo-soul stuff was good, but not usually very experimental.
but there is a canon of songs that I think exist almost solely to sound good in a club. They're usually in a minor key, are vaguely atonal/sinister-sounding, bass-heavy, kinda amelodic. In a club they'd probably sound awesome but on 4Music or on headphones they are unsatisfying. I struggle to think of examples right now.
If I went to clubs more than never, I'm sure I'd be more receptive.
I like my future-RnB/pop more melodic. Future-melodic. Future-future-melodic.
she looks outrageous in that video
I didn't mind that Maxwell single but yeah, was a bit high for my macho liking too.
Dam funk eh? Right, youtubing that now
http://www.discogs.com/Various-Paul-Nice-Soul-On-The-Grill-2-The-Early-80s-Session/release/547163 - pretty easy to score if you do a blog search
its forward lookin 80s soul & r&b jams mixed expertly, gives new life to luther vandross, has this killer jam by kleer called intimate connection (when i first heard this song i thought he was singing "internet connection" and i was like daaaayum these guys were on some tim berners lee shit). tip!
you heard the talib kweli tune samping that kleer one called 'internet connection'?
benji b on 1xtra played it a bit, he's wicked for that future r'n'b stuff. his jingle is cassie 'must be love'. mainstream like ryan leslie, or underground like dam funk, he's on it.
is this worth a listen? the kleeer song is a certified banger
not keen on this tune, just mentioned it 'cause it's related.