We’re always on the hunt for new artists and soulful sounds here at Stylish Thought. These ladies are spicing up classic music recipes, mixing old and new grooves to create something completely unique! From neo-soul to classic R&B beats, with just a dash of eletro-pop and the occasional disco rhythm- there’s something for everyone.
Aluna Francis, one half of the new R & B band AlunaGeorge, is beginning to cause quite the stir in her native England. Francis was at the helm of an electro band that saw a wide variety of different musicians come together to create songs that were a little over-complicated and experimental. When that didn’t pan out, Francis teamed up with George Reid to create a new group reminiscent of 90′s R&B and soul with an element of the eletro-pop Francis is known for. Reids knack for sweet beats paired with Francis’s soft vocals has proved to be a winning combination.
See for yourself in AlunaGeorge’s “You Know You Like It.”
New to my roster of favored artists is Josefine Jinder, a 24-year-old Stockholm sweetheart whose sound is a mix of synth, IDM, disco and the rich musical history and environment of her native Sweden. What I admire most about Jinder is her ability to produce and her background in sound technology that makes her legit. Popular with UK club kids and the Trouble & bass scene, Jinder is quickly crossing over to mainstream with stellar remixes of her more obscure recordings. One of my top remix of all time is Jinder’s “Keep On Dreaming (The Living Graham Bond Remix)”.
Check out her Soundcloud: Little Jinder
This new neo-soul Londoner is turning heads with her grungy beats and old-school voice. She and producer Domzilla are calling their tricksy, slow-burn sound “21st-century soul”. James has commented on her lack of interest in commercial music, saying that she’s not looking to make music that’s already been done before. Though that seems a bit tough to execute these days, I’d say she’s off to a great start. Check out her new single, Rope Mirage, out on iTunes now.
Check out her Soundcloud: Lulu James Official
Having been in the business for years, this norwegian songstress and DJ is still making moves. I’ve been a fan of Annie’s for some time now and I had the pleasure of revisiting her tracks while cleaning out my iTunes library. I’m still amazed at how under the radar she’s remained in the US. Check out one of her grooviest tracks “The Greatest Hit,” an electro-pop track with the just perfect amount of disco added. Enjoy!