Bok Bok feat. Kelela: Melba’s Call

Emoji Beyoncé, How To Dress Well, Shit Robot and more in the music we tweeted this week

Joining forces with British producer—and founder of the record label Night Slugs—Bok Bok, Los Angeles-based singer Kelela again mesmerizes with her stunning vocals (which are reminiscent of a young Janet Jackson) on “Melba’s Call.” The song plays off moments of silence almost as much as it does its minimal, at times spacey, beats. It’s a track that ebbs and flows in a surprising way (without …

Marvin Sease: Candy Licker

Emoji Beyoncé, How To Dress Well, Shit Robot and more in the music we tweeted this week

Filmmaker, digital strategist and founder of Soul Aquatics (a freestyle jam session and participatory music experience), Philadelphia-based musician and creative extraordinaire Rashid Zakat brings us this week’s #PrivateJam. Picking an ever-so-slightly embarrassing favorite, Zakat has selected a live performance of a Marvin Sease classic. Explains Zakat, “Marvin Sease makes R. Kelly look like Bill Withers. His unapologetic raunchy southern soul sounds like line music, if …

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The music we tweeted this week had an unintentional theme: male vocalists with superb falsettos

Active Child: Subtle (Feat. Mikky Ekko) Video-game textures and delayed synths meet choir music in “Subtle,” the first official single from Active Child’s upcoming EP. It’s an unusual departure for Active Child’s Pat Grossi, an LA-based electronic music artist and classical harpist, whose songs such as the Ellie Goulding-covered “Hanging On” feature his harp skills and drawn out vocals. At a much more club-friendly tempo …