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Be There for Me

Mariam is a singer/songwriter and self taught guitarist hailing from South London. Described as ‘atmospheric soul’, her music is the perfect blend of soul, folk and pop with thought provoking lyrics.

Mariam has always had a strong passion for words, writing poetry and creative pieces at a young age. She was quick to understand that she had a natural gift to combine rhythmic melodies with meaningful words, an ability she credits to her Nigerian heritage. She adds “Nigerians are natural story tellers, it is an art that is passed down and learned within the family and community, hearing stories has been a prominent fixture in my life just as strong as music. Music is such a powerful way to tell stories and relate to others, and I love how words come together to paint pictures”.

In 2011, Mariam decided it was finally time to share her music with the world and introduce herself as a singer/songwriter. She got well acquainted with the underground scene and started playing open mic nights.  These experiences turned into opportunities and Mariam joined the ‘London Community Gospel Choir’ (who has supported artist such as Tom Jones, Sam Smith and more) and started working on original material with local artists (including British artist Samm Henshaw).

The soulful singer/songwriter is now proud and ready to share her debut EP; a mature piece of work full of vocal grit and depth. Mariam managed to find the right balance between vulnerability and strength without losing her unique soulful sound that is her own. Mariam adds ‘The EP was birthed out of a heart to heart that myself and the producer had on our first session. I shared about my disappointment of my initial EP not working out, the highs and lows of being a solo artist and just about life.This is my way of bringing everyone in on that conversation, it is the fruit of it and something I am proud to share.’ Her debut EP ‘Heart To Heart’ is now available on all digital platforms. Make sure you stream her video below and as always….

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HIDDEN

Whenever I hear new artist for the fist time I always try to compare them to someone else’s sound. I can certainly say I don’t have anyone to really compare Raben Taylor to. She give you this passionate heartbroken sound like an  Amy Winehouse track  but still has this sultry sweet voice which makes the perfect contrast. Check out the Virginian native visuals for her single, “Hidden” below and as always…

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D’Artiste

Often times music producers get the least credit for helping create great music, but in actuality they are the reason most magic happen. Many hear Willow and Jaden Smith sound and attribute them for creating a new wave of frequencies and style. While their uniqueness needs not be overlooked neither should the production work of the young guru Daniel D’artise. The California native has generated much of the two superstar’s tracks by blending beautiful ambient sounds with abstract drum patterns creating a futuristic wave. Taking you thru a psychological mind floss of vibrant sounds, while stimulating balance with his selection of chords and melancholy feels. Below is a beat/mix-tape of his latest production placements in the industry, I highly recommend you take the time and check this entire tape out.

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Ghetto Walkin’

Robert Glasper an outstanding jazz pianist pays tribute to Miles Davis 90th birthday with the release of “Everything’s Beautiful”, an 11-track album that is energized by samples from the late-extraordinar’s inventory.Glasper creates a visual for Miles original composition “The Ghetto Walk” featuring Bilal. The spirited video sculpts the faces on the album’s cover overcoming the dark and menacing streets. Using contrasting imagery of dark environments accompanied with the radiance and hum of street lights and police sirens, representing road block or obstacles a young black man in 2016 must face. Everything’s Beautiful features additional cameos from Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, Illa J, Phonte, and Georgia Anne Muldrow just to name a few. The release date is set for May 27th be on the lookout in the meantime check out the video to “Ghetto Walk” below and as always

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