Frank Ocean has been the name on everyone’s lips in the past week. Whether you knew who he was, loved his work as many of us here at SoulBounce do or don’t feel any particular way about him, he has been the hot topic of discussion for opening up about his love for a man and subsequently releasing his album Channel Orange earlier than expected. Which makes Malaysian born singer Yuna's timing pretty much on the money, with her releasing a cover of Ocean's “Thinkin Bout You” just in time to capitalize on his current fame. Not that I can blame her.
Read more & check out Yunas cover of “Thinkin Bout You” atSoulBounce.
Off the back of launching their self-titled double album (the first Hip Hop album to debut at #1 in New Zealand since 2003) by throwing a 48-hour party in an old brothel, having their controversial pop-up store closed down early, then touring the carnage around NZ, Home Brew are bringing the party to Australia.
Showing us that there is definitely still a place for R&B bands in the hot today, gone tomorrow disposable digital musical climate of late, Mint Condition delivers the first single from their up coming album, Music @ the Sound of Life, titled “Believe In Us.”
Have a listen to the ‘Believe in Us’ over at SoulBounce
Having grabbed our attention with his extraordinary take on tracks by Corinne Bailey Rae and James Blake, UK vocalist Kwabs (aka Kwabena Adjepong) delivers to us another YouTube video to keep us intrigued and in his awe.
Occasionally, you come across an artist that it feels like you already know them. Their music, their lyrics, the way they phrase their words, the melody, the sweet conviction in their voice, it all feels like you know them. Not in a “they sound like so and so” way, but it’s as if they are a close friend, or, more accurately, it’s like they know your soul, you relate to them and they draw you into the story they have eloquently created. This is how I feel on hitting the “play” button on New York-based singer Amma Whatt's debut EP,Maybe.
In the name of spreading REAL MUSIC in a free family environment SOUL OF SYDNEY & OUR HOUSE SYDNEYhave teamed up to put forward a small number of hush-hush out door POP UP street & park-side throw-downs.
The idea is a series of free pop up Sunday afternoon family friendly Picnic’s & Block Parties in various outdoor locations around this beautiful city, featuring rotating sets from local DJ’s & Artists still flying the flag for quality music in Sydney.
If you like the idea of hearing everything from James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Dilla & Masters At Work & Frankie Knuckles in an outdoor location where you can have a Sunday Picnic & BBQ in the sunshine, than join us as we celebrate the gift of great music, in a relaxed environment with friends and al-fresco on picnic blankets!