July 17, 2024

In episode 7 of Street Pressure radio, we’re treating R&B enthusiasts to a buffet of emerging and established talents reshaping the genre’s landscape. First on the list is Geminelle, the Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist and producer with a distinct R&B flair evident in her latest single, “Sync into You.” London’s Monita, with her introspective single “Peaceful,” showcases her unique mix of rustic roots and cosmopolitan influences. Meanwhile, LA’s Hani Ni serves a fresh slice of alternative R&B with her emotionally resonant “Soulfood.” Californian singer-songwriter Alexia Nicole Jackson stuns listeners with her soulful vocals and insightful lyrics on “100% That Boss,” a blend of R&B, Neo Soul, and Jazz.

Rounding up the episode was a lineup of artists, each carving out a unique space in the genre. In collaboration with Noel Gourdin, jazz icon Maysa offers a soulful narrative on love’s trials and triumphs in “Love Life.” With her Bay Area soul and grit, Jane Handcock delivers a compelling narrative of accountability in “That’s On Me.” Nairobi-born Xenia Manasseh’s single “Temporary Love” serves as a testament to her ambition to create a universal musical language that bridges cultural divides. Nevi, hailing from Rose City, Texas, showcases his skill in pairing old-school vibes with deep lyrics on “Westside.” East London’s Kali Claire proves that she’s not just a singer but a true artist with her latest single, “Before the World Ends,” a marriage of R&B and Pop. And lastly, Jasmine Janai’s “Quality Time,” encapsulates the Phoenix-based artist’s unique fusion of indie rock and sultry R&B. streetpressure.com/2023/02/street-pressure-radio


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