Say hello to a new face on TSIS, Rochester, New York singer midnight who is starting to make some waves online with his unique take on R&B with a very modern twist. He has a sound that reminds us of Gallant or even The Weeknd with the soulful electronic infused R&B style.
Today we have an original from him with "Baptize" which is taken from an upcoming independent ep XII Labors. He has teamed up with newcomer beat maker YLXR for something special. The future bass styled production featuring colorful melodies, minimal percussion and even sounds of water flowing all making the perfect foundation for midnight's vocals to shine just right. Stream the full song and grab a free download below thanks to midnight. Enjoy
midnight – Baptize | Free Download
New York based producer, singer and songwriter Jon Bellion follows up his debut album The Definition and new singles "All Time Low" & "Woodstock" with yet another new song. "Woke The F*ck Up" is an upbeat acoustic fueled single with Jon laying down some signature unbelievably smooth choruses and verses. He manages to work in just the right electronic edge from the punchy drums to the bassline breakdown to the vocal chopping. It's another quality Jon Bellion tune you will find yourself replaying endlessly. Listen below and we will keep you posted on a free download or official release. Enjoy!
US fans, Jon is jumping back on the road for part 2 of The Definition Tour. See all the dates below and pick up tickets before they sell out!
Jon Bellion – Woke The F*ck Up
Michigan based vocalist Quinn has been making a name for himself like never before over the past few months teasing his Change Of Scenery EP and has just released the full project for free download on his Soundcloud. He has no problem blending hip-hop, indie, tropical beats and a splash of R&B to combine them for a fun mixture that sounds very unique. Two of our favorites from the EP are "FFYL" and "Never Done This" which both bring out the perfect summer vibes. The rest of the EP is pretty solid as well, so listen below in full and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Quinn – Change Of Scenery EP | Free Download
To add to his recent streak of impressive featured verses, Chance The Rapper has delivered yet another fresh feature as he offers his talents on a new collaboration. This time Chance has teamed up with Oakland / L.A. booming singer Kehlani on “The Way” which is the single off her album You Should Be Here which is set to release at midnight.
Chance has been on top of his game lately cranking out feature after feature with “Planes,” “Prisoner,” “Heaven Only Knows,” "Cold Stares," "Baby Blue," “Sunday Candy,” and more as we patiently await both his debut album and his project Surf with The Social Experiment. Chance’s verse on “The Way” starts off with a slow, swaggy flow we haven’t heard from him previously as he provides a grooving, bouncing verse with his smooth singing to round out his part on this sensual R&B tune. Enjoy!
Kehlani – The Way feat. Chance the Rapper | Stream Only
The still rather mysterious Gallant had us instantly hooked with his breakout single "Open Up" which flipped the internet upside down last month. The LA artist is back with his followup "Talking In Your Sleep", continuing to showcase the soulful side of his project. With fresh minimal electronic production from Stint, the stage is set on this track for Gallant to steal the show with his powerful vocals. Listen below to the song in full and we will keep you posted on an official release date on the label Mind Of A Genius, home to ZHU. Also if you're in the area be sure to catch Gallant's first ever performances in LA on June 1st at Bardot and in NYC on June 11th at Pop Shop. Enjoy!
Gallant – Talking In Your Sleep
Anything can happen at the iconic Coachella Music festival, which is happening both this weekend and next weekend, and has already brought us Ratatat’s first song in five years and an unlikely collaboration between Gramatik, Raekwon, and Orlando Napier.
Well now The Weeknd has debuted a new track rumored to be titled “Mood Music” during his set to close out the night on the main stage, and is definitely worth listening to as we get the classic sound he’s become known for. Even though this is a live version, the audio quality is amazing and leaves us eagerly awaiting a studio version of this new track. A few weeks back Abel took to twitter expressing his excitment "just found out that i'm now CLOSING the night at COACHELLA. this is such an honor. THANK YOU X," and showed his thanks by delivering new music. Stream his entire set below and enjoy!
Electro-Soul ambassador Gramatik will be following up his massively successful The Age Of Reason album with the newly announced Epigram EP via his own label Lowtemp. Just moments ago he debuted the lead single "Native Son" at the trendsetting Coachella music festival which features Raekwon of the iconic hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan and soul singer Orlando Napier. For the first performance he actually brought out both Raekwon and Orlando Napier to play the single for its debut unveiling. We hear Gramatik's signature sound with Orlando soulfully singing and Raekwon's unreal verse which all come together magically. He's kindly made the song immediately available to listen in full and grab a free download of. Enjoy!
Gramatik – Native Son Feat. Raekwon & Orlando Napier | Free Download
The multi talented TSIS supported artist Jon Bellion has continued to carve his own path blending R&B, Indie, and Hip-Hop for a unique combination. His most recent album The Definition is still seeing regular rotation over here, and was amazing seeing it performed live on the complimenting tour last fall.
Well today we have the first new song from Jon in 2015, "Woodstock," a powerful one-off single. The song has Jon continuing to expand on his unique style blending various genres for something that is fun and catchy while written and produced by Jon himself. The production on this one brings a far out, spacey, classic rock inspired twist to the sound we've grown to know from Jon.
He has also just announced his newest national run of shows, The Definition Tour. See all the dates below!
Jon Bellion – Woodstock
We previously heard The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye’s smooth song “Earned it” off the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack in late December 2014. Today, we get yet another track from Abel off the highly anticipated movie's soundtrack. Produced by Mike Dean, “Where You Belong” features The Weeknd's signature sexual crooning over minimalistic production. The vocals are highlighed perfectly and accompanied by a guitar solo that closes out the track. You can pre-order this song along with the rest of the soundtrack set to release Feb 10th. Enjoy!
The Weeknd – Where You Belong | iTunes
Frank Ocean has covered late R&B icon Aaliyah's rendition of the Isley Brothers tune “At Your Best”. The new track “You Are Love” surfaced hours ago through Ocean's Tumblr page and gets us even more excited about his forthcoming sophomore album release. The song features unbelievable falsetto vocals that are completed with strong piano chords throughout. Enjoy!
Frank Ocean – You Are Love
Jeremih continues his comeback sprint following his collaboration with producer Shlomo on the No More EP, being featured on "Party Girls" with Ludacris, Wiz Khalifa and Cashmere Cat, and his other recent, and successful singles. Today we get Jeremih's nex single with a song featuring J. Cole, titled "Planes".
This song originally surfaced months back at a Chance The Rapper show; the track was supposed to see a feature from Chance himself but it looks like things have changed and J. Cole has taken on the role. I can imagine based off the clip we featured of the original Chance version that it must have been dope, but J. Cole did manage to step up here and kills it. This song blends hip-hop and R&B seamlessly for a song bringing out the best of both artists. Listen below and we will keep you updated on the official release. Enjoy!
Jeremih – Planes (Ft. J. Cole)
One of TSIS favorite singer / songwriters Jon Bellion is back with the next single off his upcoming album. Following up the previously released "Munny Talks" and "Simple and Sweet" we get possibly the most exciting song from the singer / producer yet with "Luxury" featuring singer Audra Mae. The song has an incredible production by Jon himself and features a blend of singing fused with a light hip-hop edge. Stream below and we will keep you updated on a release date!
Jon Bellion – Luxury ft. Audra Mae | Stream Only
A new collaborative project between Boys Noize (legendary German electro / techno DJ and producer) and Chilly Gonzales (Singer / songwriter / producer who's worked with Daft Punk among others) has recently established itself under the moniker Octave Minds! The group has a debut full length self-titled album set to release September 15th through Boys Noize Records and today we get our hands one of the most exciting tracks from the album, a collaboration with Chance the Rapper and his band The Social Experiement. "Tap Dance" is filled with an endless amount of organic and electronic instruments and sounds coming perfectly. Chance ranges from singing to rapping some verses setting the song off just right. Listen below to the song in full and make sure to pick up your copy of the album September 15th. Enjoy!
Octave Minds (Boys Noize & Chilly Gonzales) – Tap Dance feat. Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment | Stream Only
Singer / songwriter / producer Jon Bellion is back with the second single from his upcoming debut album! The first single "Munny Right" set the mood for his genre defying album The Definition, which is set to release on September 23rd. This newest release follows in the same chilled out demeanor with some impressive production packing strings and smoothing electronic elements for Jon to deliver his unique hybrid of singing and rapping. The video is very cinematic with shots of Jon in a snowy forrest to a bonfire in a desert. Watch below and enjoy until we receive the next sampling from The Definition, set to release September 23rd.
Be sure to catch Jon on his national "The Beautiful Mind Tour" this fall. You can purchase tickets here.
Jon Bellion – Simple and Sweet (Music Video)
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