Sound Sunday aims to please the soul. Every week ten or more artists are featured with their songs, EPs, and albums available for free. This edition is dedicated to rhythm and blues and soul music, a genre as diverse as music itself. If you enjoy this edition, also have a look at RnB & Soul Music edition from September.
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You are welcome to submit your music, send suggestions with free albums you have discovered, or request genres I haven’t covered in a while. For all Sound Sunday related inquiries, please contact Tina [tina at makeuseof dot com].
J.Appiah – Studiocoustic
Genre: alternative, acoustic, r&b, soul
Fromm the album page: “Welcome to “Studiocoustic”, my first official EP. I’d like to share two sides of my music with you; recorded and live, Studio and Acoustic (hence Studiocoustic). So just click the words “Free Download” above for 6 studio tracks and an exclusive 20 minute video of a live acoustic set in London. Thanks for supporting, hope you enjoy the EP. J”
Studiocoustic is a free download from Bandcamp.
EP: Clementine – Sweet Or Bitter
Genre: alternative, r&b, soul, soul-jazz, pop
Clementine is an independent artist from Sydney, Australia. If you happen to be in Baltimore in February, check her out live at Creative Alliance on February 21st.
Sweet Or Bitter is a free download from Bandcamp.
Jasmine Bee Jee – Little Soul
Genre: acoustic, r&b, soul, jazz, pop
From her Bandcamp profile: “Montréal artist Jasmine Bee Jee is a musician, actress, vocalist and writer. Her music is a blend of neo-soul, jazz and pop. She composes, plays cello.”
Little Soul is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Kevin Michael – Brainwash
Genre: alternative, r&b, soul, pop
From the album page: “The new multimedia mix tape by yours truly. If you aren’t familiar with my music, feel free to download at your own leisure + enjoy. If you ARE familiar with my work however, you know I don’t do anything half-assed. I try to put my foot in EVERYTHING! With that being said, I strongly suggest you make a donation to the “keep a biracial boy alive” foundation. What’s $1 for almost forty minutes of music? Please, have a heart…and in exchange I’ll give you my art.”
Brainwash is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
TK Paradza – WallPaper
Genre: r&b, soul, pop
From TK’s Bandcamp profile: “The debut solo album of Zimbabwe & New Zealand’s very own TK Paradza. Featuring production from Stardust, T-Collar, Deejay Rosco, Tha Mix Masters and more…”
WallPaper is a free download from Bandcamp.
Juliyaa – Stars & Dragons
Genre: electronic, r&b, soul, dubstep
From her Bandcamp profile: “Juliyaa is a half Welsh half Ghanaian singer-songwriter from North London. Rooted in polyrhythms, layered with soulful harmonies and infused with the high energy of UK urban music, she has coined the phrase ‘Rhythmic Soul’ to describe her sound.”
Stars & Dragons is a free download from Bandcamp.
Mixtape: Julie Iwheta – And So It Begins
Genre: experimental, pop, r&b, soul, neo-soul, hip hop, soulful, house, mixtape
From the album page: “Hey guys…this is my first official mixtape!!!!! and i just want to say THANK YOU for all the support you guys have showed and continue to show. I hope you guys can enjoy this compilation of the different genres that have influenced me along my musical journey and has given life to the singer songwriter you see,today!
And So It Begins is a free download from Bandcamp.
Phony Ppl – WTF is Phonyland?
Genre: r&b, soul
PhonyPpl is a collective of artists from Brooklyn, New York.
WTF is Phonyland? is a name your price download from.
EP: Ester Rada – Life Happens
Genre: r&b, soul, jazz, funk, groove
From Ester’s Bandcamp profile: “Ester Rada’s cross-cultural sound is a deep reflection of the Israeli born Ethiopian’s heritage. Ester has most recently teamed up with acclaimed Israeli producers Kuti (Kutiman/Thru-You) and Sabbo (Soulico), to release her first self-written and composed solo EP.”
Life Happens is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Jermaine Riley – Ten Eleven Twelve
Genre: alternative, r&b, soul, pop, remix, hip hop, mixtape
From the album page: “The 3rd mixtape and 4th body of work from Jermaine Riley; Ten Eleven Twelve follows the release of his debut album Hello Earth and features noteworthy “refixes” of Usher, Chris Brown, Miguel, Rick Ross and more…”
Ten Eleven Twelve is a free download from Bandcamp.
Daniel de Bourg – The DDB Mixtape Volume 1 – THE PRELUDE
Genre: r&b, soul, pop
From his Bandcamp profile: “Daniel de Bourg, or DDB as his fans call him, started posting covers on YouTube in 2010. The phenomenal success of his channel prompted the release of 3 mixtapes. The 1st – ‘PRELUDE’ won Best R&B Mixtape 2010. The 2nd – ‘THE BRIDGE’ won Best RnB Mixtape 2011. The 3rd – ‘OUTRO’ released in the summer of 2012 went straight to #1 on the Bandcamp chart. All 3 Mixtapes are available on Bandcamp.”
The DDB Mixtape Volume 1 – THE PRELUDE is a name your price download from Bandcamp
Vanilla – For What It’s Worth
Genre: experimental, instrumental, soul, beats, jazz, sampling, hip hop
From the album page: “For What It’s Worth’ is a collection of 20 outtakes and loose instrumentals made over the past year that I felt could use a home. There’s a slightly jazzier vibe here than my other stuff but overall there’s no real unifying theme. I am working hard on the proper follow up to Soft Focus as well as some other major projects so hopefully 2013 should be an eventful year…”
For What It’s Worth is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
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