Posts in R&B/Soul
Meernaa

Meernaa is an ethereal indie soul artist whose sultry, imaginative sound cuts deep R&B grooves through cosmic textures and gorgeous vocal melodies. They incorporate experimental tones throughout their expansive compositions to keep listeners glued to each slapping beat.

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KAINA

KAINA is a sultry indie pop songwriter who pens vibrant, experimental tunes with soulful vocals and delicate instrumentation. Born and raised in Chicago, Kaina Castillo has been soaking up every jazzy, sexy, bop-y city sound to influence and inspire her own eclectic project.

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Sen Morimoto

Sen Morimoto is a jazz saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, & composer residing in Chicago. His debut full-length "Cannonball" is a masterful display of expansive jazz-rap/r&b, showcasing Morimoto's technical proficiency and exhilarating, joyful style.

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Ginger Root

Cameron Lew is the songwriter and personality behind "aggressive elevator soul" project Ginger Root. Lew approaches his strictly DIY ethos with a light-hearted sense of joy embodied in retro funk grooves.

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Bells Atlas

Bells Atlas is a band of highly proficient musicians who write Futuristic pop tunes with traces of psychedelia, soul, and indie rock. Sandra Lawson-Ndu (vocals, lyrics) has a deep personal relationship with science fiction and fantasy especially when told through a POC lens.

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Dustbowl Revival

Dustbowl Revival is an eight-piece Americana Soul Band who mash together New Orleans Funk, bluegrass, soul, blues and roots music into rich tunes that defy traditional expectations.

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Ripe

Ripe is a pop band influenced by jazz, soul, and rock. They’re led by the fearless and joyously inviting presence of frontman Robbie Wulfsohn.

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Emily King

Emily King is a songwriter whose releases date back to 2003. She signed to J Records in 2004 and released the debut album, “East Side Story” in 2007.

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Zaramela

Gathering the talents of a few Columbia College students and gigging musicians, Zaramela has created a sound that is dynamic and technically spot on. Their jazzy blend of hip hop, soul, and rock is vibrant, playful, and energetic.

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The Suffers

The Suffers are a 10-piece band who write soulful ballads driven by Kam Franklin’s soaring vocal range. The bold, playful grooves are an undercurrent for funky keyboard pads, bright brass and sultry saxaphone solos. 

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James Tillman

James Tillman is a soulful singer-songwriter. He prefers the soft tones of an electric guitar; writing chunky grooves on flat-wound strings. Tillman swoons in a sweet falsetto over jazzy barre chords he slides along the neck. 

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