Listen to Rhythm Lab Radio’s Women’s History Month playlist

Listen to Rhythm Lab Radio’s Women’s History Month playlist

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TokiMonsta, Ikonika, Cesaria Evora, Nubya Garcia, Fatima Al Qadiri, Betty Davis, Dorothy Asby, Patrie Rushen, Uniiqu3



Patrice Rushen – “Look Up”
Alice Coltrane – “Om Shanti”
Dorothy Ashby – “The Moving Finger”
Geri Allen – “Dark Prince”
Emma-Jean Thackray – “Ley Lines”
Yoko Kanno – “Ride on Technology”
Betty Davis – “Don’t Call Her No Tramp”
Grace Jones – “I’ve Seen That Face Before”
Cesaria Evora – “Angola (Bateau Ivre rework)”
Charolotte Dos Santos – “Red Clay”
Georgia Anne Muldrow – “Ankles”
Laura Misch – “Hibernate”


Madame Ghandi – “The Future is Female (TT The Artist Club Remix)” feat. Uniiqu3
Sammus – “Crown”
TT The Artist – “Dig”
Little Simz – “Offence”
Doja Cat – “Tia Tamera” feat. Rico Nasty
Georgia – “Mellow” feat. Shygirl
UNIIQU3 & Ase Manual – “2 The Floor”
Ikonika – “Beach Mode (Keep It SImple)”
Ellen Allien & Apparat – “Way Out”
Mizeyesis – “Say It”
yaeji – “drink I’m sippin on”
Anna Lunoe – “Satisfaction”
Fatima Al Qadiri – “Galby”
070 Shake – “I Laugh When I’m With Friends But Sad When I’m Alone”
Nubya Garcia – “Once”

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Solange is artistically repetitive and subtly reborn in her latest album, ‘When I Get Home’

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Album art courtesy of the artist

The opening track, “Things I Imagined,” clocks in at just under two minutes and has a total of nine unique words that make up the entirety of the lyrics. This may be the most extreme example of Solange’s use of repetition, but it sets the album’s tone from the beginning.

Focusing more on the feel and flow of her songs than the lyrical impact, each track bleeds into the next with an ambient quality that was absent in projects past. And much like ambient music, the listener gets out what they put into the experience. “Stay Flo” tranquilizes the listener with a short, two-bar loop of lullaby synths that drift between the minimal beats of a classic hip-hop drum kit. The song can sound almost simplistic on first listen, but the slight tweaks and sonic changes that hide behind the echoed lyrics reveal themselves over time.

But when you least expect it, this repetition gets a Houston-chopped and screwed treatment on several tracks, turning the sound back around on itself with disjointed kicks and crashes.

A host of co-producers including Metro Boomin, Panda Bear and Tyler the Creator leave their imprint from track to track, but Solange always remains the star of the show. She possess a unique talent to only take what is necessary from collaborating artists in order to get the sound she desires.

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BenjiFlow proves that quality over quantity is making a comeback in music

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BenjiFlow began working in the industry as a producer for other UK artists such as Skepta and Wretch 32, but it wasn’t until his self-produced debut track “Deep End” was released that he saw himself thrust into the spotlight. The track begins with wavy warm keys and an island-style beat that allows the music the space it needs to move and breathe. Mystical chords build slowly in the background until the song is drenched in a sinister cacophony of sounds before releasing back to the minimal, simple style it began with.

Having a distinct after-party feel, “Deep End” is sexy and steamy and begs to be replayed as the night carries on into the morning. Lyrically, the song is about letting go of the fear of scaring off a partner with heavy truths. It’s about trusting the ones closest to you and knowing that they will always be there regardless of good times or bad.

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Listen to new music from Connie Constance, Benny Sings, Lizzo and more

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Kassa Overall, Seed Ensemble, Maverick Sabre, Cleo Sol, Benny Sings, Connie Constance, The Cinematic Orchestra, Lizzo, Haiku Hands

Kassa Overall, Seed Ensemble, Maverick Sabre, Cleo Sol, Benny Sings, Connie Constance, The Cinematic Orchestra, Lizzo, Haiku Hands



Robert Glasper Experiment – “Black Radio” feat. Yasiin Bey
SEED Ensemble – “Interplanetary Migration” feat. Mr. Ekow
Kassa Overall – “What’s New With You”
Dorothy Ashby – “Soul Vibrations”
Jonti – “Hornets Nest”
The Cinematic Orchestra – “A Promise” feat. Heidi Vogel
Connie Constance – “Let Go”
Cleo Sol – “One”
fLako – “Lonely Town”
Benny Sings – “Not Enough”
Maverick Sabre – “Slow Down” feat. Jorja Smith
Marvin Gaye – “My Last Chance (Salaam Remi Remix)”
Kojaque, Kean Kavanagh & M Finnegan – “Whitney”
Blockhead – “Deeperstill” feat. Homeboy Sandman
Ladi6 – “Ikarus”


Shlohmo – “Bo Peep (Do U Right)” feat. Jeremih
Tkumah Sadeek – “Till I See The Light”
Hiaku Hands – “Dare You Not To Dance”
Louis Futon – “Supposed To Be” feat. DUCKWRTH & BAEGOOD
Skream – “Under The City Lights” feat. Sam Frank
VanJess – “Addicted”
Bullion – “Lets Go Away For A While”
Eric Lau – “The Mission (Georgia Anne Muldrow Remix)”
Blockhead – “Tinder In The Time of Cholera”
Branko – “Over There” feat. Miles from Kinshasa
Mass Appeal – “When Morning Comes” feat. Cantrellm Stro, 070 Phi, Liana Bank$
Kassa Overall – “Who’s On The Playlist” feat. Judi Jackson
Bonobo – “Ibrik”
Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You”
Pete Philly – “Remember You” feat. Roos Jonker

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Why Parcels’ music is so infectious and fresh, yet so familiar…

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Proof that Amber Mark will be taking over in 2019

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Amber Mark’s childhood was spent moving between cities and cultures calling Miami, New York, India and Germany home growing up. Music was an early passion for Amber, yet she wouldn’t be discovered until uploading the self-produced track “S P A C E” to her SoundCloud account in 2016. Still one of her best tracks and a perfect starting point for new listeners, “S P A C E” has a schoolyard rhythm and a helicopter-whip type of production which sends heavy synths bouncing from ear to ear. “S P A C E” was later put on Amber Mark’s first EP titled “3:33 a.m.,” a cathartic collection of her SoundCloud songs—the majority of which were inspired by her late mother.

“Lose My Cool” is another standout track on the EP which features Amber’s beautiful voice layered on top of itself along with crisp keys and a ping pong synth that pulls you left and right, as any good bossa nova beats do.

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Photo from the “Love Me Right” music video

On her second EP titled “Conexão,” the track “Love Me Right” might be her best work to date. Clean piano chords and minimal strings build throughout the song as does Amber’s exasperation for someone to love her the right way. It’s accessible and relatable and easy to understand why it has become her most played song on Spotify. Additionally, ADP has a solid cover of this song on the “Love Me Right (Remixes)” project, adding a nice club bounce without overpowering the relatively unchanged vocal and song structure. Amber’s staccatoed snap “Why won’t you?” at 2:10 is a personal highlight.

Although she prefers to work alone, Amber has appeared on a number of different projects including the latest Chromeo and Dirty Projectors albums. Amber also worked with DRAM on the track “Put You On,” which feels like her return to New York statement. With other producers and artists looking to work with the budding, versatile star, expect to see her name appearing on many more projects in 2019.

The stage is set for Amber Mark to take over the music world in 2019 and beyond. Her artistry has been forged through years of turmoil and tumble in the oceans across the world. She has finally arrived on our beaches ready for the finding. That ultra rare piece of pink sea glass, her value is apparent to all, as long as you know where to look.

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Listen to new music from Big Boi, Joji and Georgia Anne Muldrow

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Patti LaBelle – “Yo Mister”
Inga – “Volunteered Slavery”
Bilal – “Money Over Love” feat. Kendrick Lamar
Parker Louis – “Lights”
Georgia Anne Muldrow – “February” feat. Terrace Martin
K.Raydio – “The Back Wall”
Daniel Wilson – “Proofread”
Prince – “U Know”
TokiMonsta – “Jackin4beats pt. 4” feat. Andreya Triana and Oddisee
Cid Rim – “Further” feat. Lylit
Guy Sigsworth – “Crazy Love”
We Are Shining – “Killing” feat. Eliza Doolittle
The Lasso – “Quaddro”
Louis Futon – “Supposed To Be” feat. Duckwrth and Baegod
Model 500 – “Hi NRG” feat. Mark Taylor, Juan Atkins, Mike Banks, and DJ Skurge
Big Boi – “Doin’ It”
DJ Manny – “How It Feels 20”
DJ Rashad – “Cause I Know U Feel” feat. Gant-Man
Moodyman – “I Got Werk”
Kaytranada – “You’re The One” feat. Syd
SBM – “Gotta Have It”
Royce Wood Junior – “January Time”
James Blake – “Where’s The Catch?” feat. Andre 3000
Taylor Bennett – “Be Yourself” feat. Bianca Shaw
P.O.S. – “Optimist”
Ciro Mont – “Nvr” feat. Josephin Bovien
Billie Black – “Real Love”
Joji – “Yeah Right”
Jazztronik – “Colour of Days”
Rich Jones & J. Kelr – “Dreaming” feat. Nnamdi Ogbonnaya & Kenny Keys
4Hero – “The Awakening” feat. Ursula Rucker

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Listen to new music from DAWN, Sneaks, Branko, Emily King and more

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Sneaks, Branko, HAELOS, DAWN, Edwin Birdsong, Emily King, Nite Jewel, Injury Reserve and Nicola Cruz

In the show, we start the new music from the new album, “New Breed” from Dawn Richards, aka DAWN.

Following her acclaimed trilogy of solo albums, electronic R&B innovator DAWN (formerly Dawn Richard) returns with new breed, a new album that dates back to her upbringing in New Orleans, taking in the city’s rich traditions and musical heritage.

A former member of cult R&B groups Dirty Money and Danity Kane, DAWN has worked with everyone from Diddy and Drake to Machinedrum, Kimbra and Dirty Projectors across her unique career, and has constantly redefined what an independent black female artist can achieve without major label backing.

Then, we paid tribute to keyboardist Edwin Birdsong, who recently passed away at the age of 77. Birdsong blended jazz, funk and soul to create a style that was ahead of its time. Artists from Daft Punk, De La Soul and Gang Starr have sampled his music.

We also featured one of the most exciting artists of 2019 by the name of Sneaks. We featured a track from her amazing new album, “Highway Hypnosis.” Think Nirvana meets MIA meets Public Enemy meets Aaliyah.

‘Highway Hypnosis’ plays on hip-hop, post-punk, and invented words to fill a gap between the feminist underground and genre-specific singles charts. Through it, Moolchan joins the resistance forged by queer black feminists who create, explore, empower, conquer, and play bass. – Merge Records

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Listen to new music from Little Simz, Toro y Moi, Marques Martin and more

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Laura Misch, Max Fury, Lafawndah, Cherushii & Maria Minerva, Little Simz, The Cinematic Orchestra, Harriet Brown, Marques Martin and Miraa May

In this mix, we start the new music from artists like Reef The Lost Cauze, an underground hip-hop artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Then, we have the latest from James Blake which features a dream team of André 3000, Travis Scott, Rosalía, Moses Sumney and Metro Boomin. The song is from his fourth studio release, “Assume Form, his first album since 2016.

South London jazz scene staple Laura Mich is back with a new track, “Hibernate,” where she tackles the subject of homelessness with emotional instrumentals.

We also play a song from Toro y Moi‘s latest album “Outer Peace” called “Monte Carlo” featuring Wet, where Chaz Bear evolves from hazy jams to some strong future funk.

The experimental beats and infectious lyricism of Marques Martin’s carried us into the second hour with “Kissing Pavements,” featuring a gospel, piano and electronic touches.

We also featured “Selfish,” the new single from Little Simz off her upcoming album, “GREY Area.” And fun fact: the artwork for the song is the fourth installment of single art directed and photographed by Little Simz featuring Letitia Wright.


Hour one

Jazzanova – “Look What You’re Doin’ To Me” feat. Phonte Coleman
The Cinematic Orchestra – “A Caged Bird / Imitations of Life” feat. Roots Manuva
Emma-Jean Thackray – “Red Bush”
Reef The Lost Cauze – “Splnters” ft. Moor Mother & Khalil Ali
James Blake – “Where’s The Catch” feat. Andre 3000
Laura Misch – “Hibernate”
Toro Y Moi – “Monte Carlo” feat. Wet
Erykah Badu – “The Healer/Hip Hop” feat. Pharoahe Monch
Gabriel Garzon-Montano – “Keep On Running”
Harriet Brown – “Driver’s Seat”
Lafawndah – “Daddy”
Miraa May – “Nobody
Max Jury – “Sweet Lie”
Chrome Sparks – “Be On Fire”

Hour two

Hartley & Wolfe – “Fool Like Me” feat. Fat Freddy’s Drop
20syl – “Ongoing Thing” feat. Oddisee
Marques Martin – “Kissing Pavements”
Little Simz – “Selfish”
Falcons – “Cell”
Malibu Ken – “1+1=13”
FLY & Toadface – “Splitter”
J-E-T-S – “Play” feat. Mykki Blanco”
Funkystepz – “Vice Versa”
Princess Nokia – “Dragons”
Everything But The Girl – “Single (Photek Remix)”
Full Crate x Mar – “Man x Woman”
Cherushii & Maria Minerva – “A Day Without You”
James Blake – “Mile High” feat. Travis Scott
K Á R Y Y N – “Ever”
The Jones Girls – “Nights Over Egypt”

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Artists you should watch in 2019

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Ama Lou, TT the Artist, Kojey Radical, Jaimie Branch, Kelsey Lu, Koffee, slowthai, Alicai Harley and Amindi K. Fro$t

In this mix, we start off with tenor saxophonist Nubya Garcia. Nubya is one of the artist leading the way for the UK Jazz scene. What Kamasi Washington has done for jazz in States, she is set to do the same thing in the UK in 2019.

Later we move on to Ama Lou. She will be 2019’s Jorja Smith and it doesn’t hurt to have the endorsement of one Drake. Another amazing UK singer. Only 18 years old, she is set to be the R&B breakout of 2019.

In the second hour of the show, we move into more upcoming rap with slowthai.  Could this be the year that grime breaks into the States? If it is, slowthai will be one of the ones leading the way.  He has been compared to artists like Dizzee Rascal and The Streets.

For more artists to watch in 2019, check out all the featured tracks and follow the Rhythm Lab Spotify playlist below.


Hour one
Nubya Garcia – “Source (Maxwell Owin Remix)”
Kelsey Lu – “Due West”
Nilufer Yanya – “Heavyweight Champion Of The Year”
MorMor – “Lost”
Lava La Rue – “Touch (My Mind)” feat. Lorenzorsv
Ama Lou – “Tried Up”
Cleo Sol – “Miles Song”
Jaimie Branch – “Theme Nothing”
Amber Mark – “All The Work”
Amindi K. Fro$t – “Pine & Ginger” feat. Tessellated &  & Valleyz
Alicai Harley – “Killa”
BenjiFlow – “Deep End”
Swindle – “Coming Home” feat. Kojey Radical
Mahalia – “I Wish I Missed My Ex”
Hour two
slowthai – “North Lights”
Kelyvn Colt – “Bury Me Alive”
Duckwrth – “Soprano”
Shygirl – “Nasty”
TT The Artist & Shiftee – “Fall Back”
Black Noi$e – “Wake Up”
Earthgang – “Build”
Samm Henshaw – “Doubt” feat Wretch 32
Shay Lia – “Funky Thang”
Koffee – “Toast”
Parcels – “Lightenup”
Georgia – “Started Out”
Midlife – “Zwango Pop”
Luke Marzec – “Will We Carry On”
Sen Morimoto – “Sections”
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