Tag: R&B

Music

James Blake: a return to his roots

In his recent record, James Blake returns to his own unique realm of soul-influenced electronic R&B. In Assume Form, Blake’s voice is used as an instrument to form complex layers of leading vocals and backing vocals, occasionally appearing to sing a duet with himself through the heavy use of auto-tune on his already impressive range….

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Sex, Race and Alternative R&B

When it comes to a clichéd soundtrack for the horizontal tango (hopefully not a new dance on Strictly), the 21st century’s answer to the slow jams of the 90s generally seems to be found in the type of music produced by The Weeknd, Beyonce, Frank Ocean and FKA twigs, who are tentatively grouped under the…

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