Jorja Smith’s new cover is part of Blue Note Records’ upcoming compilation Bluenote Re:imgained due out this September.
“Blue Note Reimagined” is the name of the next project launched by Blue Note. A project of covers by current artists of jazz classics and electronic music released on the legendary jazz label founded in 1939 in New York.
For the first single “Rose Rouge”, it is one of the most beautiful voices of the British R&B/soul scene that carries the song. Jorja Smith, whose debut album Lost & Found was a great success in 2018, has just taken over the hit “Rose Rouge” released in the 2000s by the “French Touch” jazz producer St-Germain.
Featuring synthesizers, saxophone, trumpet, flute, percussion, and African tama, Jorja Smith’s reinterpretation, even more jazzy than the original, invites people to get closer: “I want you to get together”. With this new invitation, she gives visibility to the piece and proves her talent to navigate between genres, whether jazz, soul or UK Garage.
Jorja Smith recently participated in the soundtrack of the latest Netflix The Eddy series and collaborated on a tour with Kali Uchis and numerous projects with Drake, Burna Boy or Kendrick Lamar.
The Blue Note Reimagined album, due out in September, is available for pre-order here.
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Recently signed to Def Jam Africa, Ricky Tyler unveils “Everything”, a new single from his debut album Small World.
Last March the South African Ricky Tyler unveiled “Thirty K’s”, the first track from his debut album Small World. With “Everything” he continues to lay the foundations of his music. Influenced by the R&B of the 2000s and the wave of trap from the United States, Ricky, whose real name is Bokamoso Molema, made his debut in 2016 with the single “Swerve”, a track that was later remixed by the South African producer Tshego.
Signed to Universal Music’s new label Def Jam Africa, a division of the legendary hip hop label, Ricky Tyler joins Boity, Cassper Nyovest, Nadia Nakai and Tshego to name a few.
Small World is scheduled for July 17th via Playground Productions and Def Jam Africa. You can pre-order it now here.
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