This guy is putting out best stuff in the scene right now.
One of the best trax this year.
he released an album last year called All I Want is You featuring the singles:
All I Want Is You ft J COle
Sure Thing (top 10 track for me last year)
Girls Like You
The album had some extremely strong moments.
titled Art Dealer Chic 1-3 which can all get got here: http://www.artdealerchic.com
Adorn (linked above) is on the first standout, then this:
Arch N Point
This is where I jumped on really, yet to hear the debut.
Good shout on the thread, needs more exposure for sure.
on the 2nd one.
before he gets much love on this forum ;)
But he has kind of denied being gay so far.
way with 2 Eps coming first. The first 3 tracks can be streamed here:
'Use Me' has been streamed by me like 30+ times in the last couple days. It's HUGE.
Think you linked to Adorn earlier this year, and I got the Eps after that. The album last year is decent, but 'Sure Thing' is the only one that comes close to matching 'Adorn'- that is an absolute jam.
Just listening to the three new tracks for the first time now. Good call on 'Use Me'- superb.
He's starting to feature in on a lot of other songs now, so looks like he's getting a push. He and Ocean could be taking the hook-singer mantle from Nate Dogg. The Swizz Beats produced 'Summer on Smash' off of Nas' 'Life Is Good', which is pretty bad to be honest, and Fat Joe's 'Pride N Joy', which has a ridiculous line-up including Miguel, Kanye West, Jadakiss, Mos Def and Busta (although half of them are barely involved) :
Wale's Lotus Flower Bomb which is ok:
Why they have Swizz Beats on the hook and Miguel doing a verse I'll never understand.
I've been enjoying the Art Dealer Chic EPs anyway. Adorn is fantastic, obviously.
Honestly his debut really grew on me. I liked it at first and the strong singles kept me coming back but the other tracks have really started to shine.
i like what i've heard, and from those new ones 'use me' is obviously fantastic.
Madonna and Beyonce are distinctive enough to get away with it, but Adele? Miguel? Bit unimaginitive and nondescript isn't it? I AM THE ULTIMATE COLIN
it's probably not as big a statement as you're imagining
If I was called Adele or Miguel, I'd be like, what the fuck? Someone's got the monopoly on my name now?
Adele is unique enough, at least over here in the US it's not a popular name.
would have just gone w 'Frank' now.
Hey, quit hating on my style okay
I think of you as 'kyle underscore'
Maybe in the future when popstars start run of names, they'll resort to punctuation tricks too.
you a look at what he's like personality wise and also as a performer:
London show in September http://venues.meanfiddler.com/jazz-cafe/full-listings/featured-gigs/7738
Pretty expensive though!
Would love to go to this but not for £30!
both those EPs are v. strong
Have heard that the promos are out for reviews though.
That's tomorrow's work listening sorted then.
Not heard anything at all before, enjoying this a lot so far though, really textured production (I know what I mean by that but can't articulate it properly)
Annoying website to stream from though.
And the window hasn't updated to show which track is currently playing.
Pretty stupid to gripe about that when it's a free album stream mind you.
I wasn't sure he'd be able to top Adorn but Do You... might well be the best track I've heard all year.
Also loving Can't Wait, such a catchy chorus, and Kaleidoscope Dream samples one of my all time favourite songs- Labi Siffre's 'I Got The...' Will listen again tomorrow- there is a hell of a lot to digest on this album. The production is dense and layered, and new guitar melodies and hooks jump out on each play through.
More thoughts later as I've only listened once, but my first impression is that it's really nicely varied and consistent. Plenty of standout moments too - I'm a big fan of the title track and 'Do You'.
familiar with like half of these tracks. Still great overall but takes the excitement out of it a bit. Ready for the release so I can purchase it.
The only song I dont have time for is pu$$y is mine, seems pointless and out of place to me.
Use Me is so good, hope it hits the radio. Adorn has been steadily climbing the charts.
might just be because those were the EP tracks, we'll see.
'gravity' and '...all'
which is a shame because apart from 'where's the fun in forever' 7 to 11 is pretty weak.
Arch n Point is in that run! One of his best songs.
I think when it kicks in 1.20 into this song is my favourite musical moment of 2012.
Maybe Skrillex will do a remix of one of these songs that you can enjoy.
It's brilliant. Does anybody have recommendations of similar stuff?
BJ The Chicago Kid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkruN0m8Ins - Lady Lady
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvHkIOh4Vt8 - Fly Girl Get'em
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywZ8Se2aiH0 - Good Luv'n
If you have Spotify then his album is here:http://open.spotify.com/album/2wFvP1NMsXK3g2gtzkIJXM
Make sure you check out Other Side (which isn't on Youtube.)
Other than that, then Frank Ocean springs to mind, although you may have already heard that given the hype. I'd say Pilot Jones is the most similar track to Miguel's stuff.
If you haven't listened to D'Angelo before then now is the perfect time too. 'Voodoo' is an absolute masterpiece. It's a lot denser than Miguel- the songs are generally 6 minutes long- but it's perfectly produced, and new instrumental flushes jump out each time. D'Angelo's voice is included in that- it's pretty much the greatest thing ever.
Anyway, there's already been a love-in for that album over here:
And now, await theShipment.
Just put it on now. Is he singing Tom's Diner at the beginning?!
He samples/ sings loads of stuff on this album. I love the word-for-word Marvin Gaye lines in Good Luv'n. Takes some skill to do that and not come across as tacky.
I'm very familiar with D'Angelo, Frank Ocean and The-Dream out of the previously mentioned, but I'm looking to delve a bit deeper. I'm downloading the mix right now and I'll be checking out Pilot Jones and BJ The Chicago Kid shortly!
Dwele 'Some Kinda...'
Lloyd 'King Of Hearts' (deluxe edition)
Ryan Leslie s/t
Electrik Red 'How to Be a Lady'
and this new(isn) Kevin Cossum mixtape is really pretty good overall:
Its connecting with me more than the Frank Ocean album did/has, for sure. Agree w CA that the deluxe edition is the way to go.
--Emerging unscathed from middling mainstream performance, Kaleidoscope Dream sounds, at its utmost, natural and easy, an artist set free to do what he wants and proving himself every bit the unique voice his debut seemed to deny. It's respectful of tradition, quietly ambitious, and deeply personal--
'Adorn' is such a strong start, was thinking it was gonna be, idk, "off the hook/chart" or whatever you middle class white boys who pretend to like urban music say, but the rest of the album's just charty, Radio 1 fodder.
I don't hate it, but it's hardly the game-changer I was kinda hoping for.
Will be giving it another listen, though.
I think it's pretty good. Nothing exceptional... But there should be new The-Dream & Maxwell albums soon enough, so I ain't gonna cry if it's not a classic.
But about half the tracks are pulled from the 3 EPs so... for the rockist in me it just feels like a full package.
It's still r&b with the same set of ingredients as r&b of the past so if you never liked it before well then this probably wont change your mind.
Miguel does use a little more electric guitar (and reverb) than others though, so I guess he has that.
but he most certainly does not have a proper haircut.
then just let the pomp get outta control.
Kind of regretting not paying £30 to see him the other day now...
Bit much innit? Hopefully I manage to attend anyway.
But a much bigger venue. And the same week as Kendrick. Hmm...
and he was fantastic.
Didn't even mind him taking his shirt off.
and fair play to him for giving it plenty on stage, but I wanted to punch him a bit. He looked like a cross between Fabregas and Aston from JLS.
He only seemed to have "hyped up West Coast party monster coming to fuck your girlfriend" in his repertoire.
I bet him and Miguel are virgins.
I just love his energy. So over the top.