Take Off Your Cool w/ Sonnymoon

I try not to post what everyone else is posting but sometimes the need to co-sign to dopeness trumps the desire to be unique.  If you frequent Nu-Soul/Hip-Hop blogs or are a seeker of fresh, new music like I am you’ve probably already heard of the Boston based electronic/experimental soul duo Sonnymoon and immediately downloaded purchased their “Golden Age” EP which you can find hereGills or Wings is my personal favorite but their cover of Drake’s Houstalantavegas that was removed from the EP’s tracklist for obvious reasons will go down as what put this pair on. The little nod to 3-Stacks & Norah Jones in the beginning of the vid is cool. Anna’s airy vocals over Dane’s simple yet hypnotic sounds are a musical match made in heaven. Can’t wait to hear more from them.      

Rudy Currence

I, like a lot of other music fiends like to be “up on” artists before they hit it big. I have that feeling about Rudy Currence. He is featured on “Nobody Wins a War” a star-studed track on Raheem Devaugn’s “Love & War MasterPeace” and holds his own in a crowd that includes vets like Bilal, Jill Scott and Anthony Hamilton.  He recently signed with Luda’s DTP crew after two under-the-radar releases so it looks like he’s well on his way. The SC born son of a preacher has tons of stage presence as shown in the first clip below. He gets his Sam Cooke on at Clark Atlanta singing “Zion” from his second album “Here with You” in the second. Check him out on ITunes, though I have to say his studio releases don’t capture the soul that comes through so effortlessly in his live performances.