Mark Elliott woos our hearts with snappy sweet electropop and honeyed gliding soul on China Doll, an ode to new relationships and the terrifying uncertainties they involve. The English singer songwriter proves himself a smooth Casanova yet again with the posh luxuriant nu-soul ballad. “Open up and let me in” coos Mark Elliott in his creamy voice. There’s no shutting the door on this dashing sonic suitor, it’s simply impossible. 

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“ I need a Cha Cha Beat boy!” cha cha did it again, man I loved this beat!! And Jay dang dude you just know how to make the ladies happy😉 it was a cute/sexy Mv that really showed off the faces of Purplow PLUS HIS MAIN GIRL WAS BLACK!! Yeah let the haters begin.

I’ve been waiting to hear this gem since it was first teased on twitter by these dreamy bands. Both Los Angeles projects involved, RKCB and Opia, have given us some of the best in R&B soul this past year (or two years, in the case of RKCB). I couldn’t imagine how sensual swooning and torrid melting it would be for the two to collaborate. Sure enough, Always is a heart tenderizing display of creamy simmering, smoky slithering electro R&B. Its crimson drapes wrap around us tightly, leaving us blushing from its passionate caress. Always features Opia’s Cole Citrenbaum on silky, buttery vocals. The track was produced by members of both groups. Always is the sweet fruition of the most velvety divine pairing ever. 

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Solange drops 21-track epic A Seat at the Table — listen now

When it’s all said and done, 2016 may go down as the year the Knowles sisters transcended pop and became legend. Thursday, just before midnight, Solange Knowles released her third studio LP, A Seat At the Table, her first full-length in eight years — and it’s an instant masterpiece. But we’ll let you listen and be the judge.

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