CHECK OUT: Two New Tracks From Sampha & Richard Russell

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For those who don’t know: Richard Russell is a co-founder/owner of XL Recordings; in addition to that, he’s also a pretty decorated producer, having created music with the likes of Gil Scott-Heron, Bobby Womack and Damon Albarn.

Recently, Russell took to his radio show to reveal a new project titled Everything Is Recorded, which will feature appearances from The Internet’s Syd, Mark Ronson, Albarn, Peter Gabriel and more…he also liberated a couple of tracks that he did with Sampha, titled ‘Close But Not Quite’ (54-minute mark) and the aforementioned project’s title track (1:13-minute mark). Check that out and the full stream below.

Frank Ocean Feat. A$AP Rocky – Chanel (Remix)

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Last week, Frank Ocean was back on the digital airwaves for the second episode of blonded RADIO (Beats 1), where he decided to unveil a new track titled ‘Chanel‘. Then — before the show was over — Ocean hit the listeners over the head with a remix of the track, which features A$AP Rocky. Check that awesomeness out below.

Marsha Ambrosius – Don’t Wake The Baby

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New mother Marsha Ambrosius is back with a poignant new track for ‘Don’t Wake The Baby’, which speaks on much-needed “lovin'” even with a newborn. Speaking to The FADER, the singer-songwriter revealed that the song was originally written for another R&B star:

I wrote it for Beyoncé… It’s my interpretation of still wanting to f*** after an argument with your spouse — just DON’T WAKE THE BABY!!! I’m a new parent and I barely sleep as it is. So if she’s sleep, BE QUIET!!! Shhhhhhh.

Check out ‘Don’t Wake The Baby’ below.

Zedd Feat. Alessia Cara – Stay (Lyric Video)

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Zedd continues his string of hit Pop collaborations with his latest single ‘Stay’, which features Canadian star Alessia Cara. Both artists explained how the collaboration came together and it’s meaning:

I think this song is right in the middle between where Alessia is musically and where I am and that’s what’s so exciting about it… I’ve been trying to knock down barriers around music genres and this is another step for me to walk towards a musical future where I can create any genre I want without people putting me in a box. – Zedd

It still feels like me, just an elevated pop sound… I don’t know that I would be in this bold on my own stuff so it’s cool to try these things with collaborators…Zedd was really hands on and made sure I was involved in every part of the process. – Alessia Cara

Enjoy the lyric visual above and pick up the single here.