Janelle Monáe featuring Solange – “Electric Lady”

Janelle Monae and Solange

Janelle Monae and Solange

There’s a good reason Janelle is getting all the exposure she’s getting. She is one of the best things that has ever happened to music (not just R&B). I freakin’ love her. And then she goes and collaborates with my the another brilliant artist, Solange. What do you get? Pure perfection.

Stream the new single here and pre-order the upcoming LP.

Check out this beautiful parallax page all about Janelle.

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Janelle Monáe 2013 tour dates:

09-14 London, England – iTunes Festival
09-20 Hamburg, Germany – Mojo Club
09-26 Cork, Ireland – Arthur’s Day
10-13 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10-14 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
10-16 Boston, MA – House of Blues
10-18 Montreal, Quebec – Olympia Theatre
10-19 Toronto, Ontario – Kool Haus
10-21 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
10-22 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
10-24 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
10-25 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10-29 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10-30 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
11-01 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
11-02 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
11-05 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11-06 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
11-07 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
11-09 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
11-12 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live
11-13 Houston, TX – House of Blues
11-15 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
11-17 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11-19 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
11-20 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
11-22 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
11-23 Miami, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach
11-26 Atlanta, CA – The Tabernacle

Jaymes Young – “Dark Star”

Jaymes Young

It makes me feel fuzzy in my tummy when I find new music to fall in love with. So refreshing and sweet. Jaymes Young releases a full Mixtape (or LP?) that is available to download for free. From beginning to end, the mixtape is a very impressive contribution to the dark pop/R&B genre. Kinda reminds me of James Blake and Justin Timberlake mixed into a new handsome J dude.

Jaymes Young is touring with London Grammar this fall. It makes my soul sad that they aren’t coming to Atlanta. :( See tour dates here.

Stream the whole mixtape below. A few of my notable favorites is Two More Minutes, Moondust, and Northern Lights.

[Mixtape release date: August 20, 2013]