R&B (Music subgenre)
Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated to R&B, is a genre of popular African American music that originated in the 1940s. The term R&B is nowadays used to describe a genre of music that combines rhythm with blues, disco, soul and hip hop.
R&B in Features
Music Interview | posted 12.07.2016
Abra
Turnt Up Art Kid
It’s one thing to sell out your first European shows when you only stop in moderately sized clubs. However, it’s another to raise the temperature in those clubs to 40°C. On one of those typical grey Berlin evenings, Abra does exactly that in Berghain’s Kantine. She comes with the charisma, the talent and the looks to become one of the great figures of pop. At the same time she’s bizarre enough to be love by those who hate Spotify. For a long time she was just one thing for many: too bizarre.
Music Portrait | posted 26.03.2011
The Weeknd
Dazed rhythm, deep blues
The Weeknd have created a niche for R&B. The two canadians have copied modern musical phenomenons of artists like james Blake and turned them into a genre that used to be degenerated as super-nightclub-sound. With a slowness, soaked with tranquilizers, the canadian duo has found a new form of expression in the R&B-genre, has created a niche beyond predictability of commercialised stars on David-Guetta-Instrumentals.
R&B in Reviews
Music Review | posted 20.02.2015
Future Brown
Future Brown
Future Brown are working their way through bass- and club-music from Europe, Africa, South-America and the USA. What comes out is an impressive piece of art.
Music Review | posted 20.09.2013
The Weeknd
Kiss Land
»Kiss Land« is drawing its strength from the fine sketches of The Weeknd’s character and the atmosphere around. It still lacks musical class in order to trump »House Of Balloons«.
Music Review | posted 13.09.2012
Frank Ocean
Channel Orange
Under the flag of homosexuality, this record has gained A-grades through and through. Now it has been released on vinyl and we are going for a re-review.
Music Review | posted 14.03.2011
Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band
No Time For Dreaming
»Why is it so hard to make it in America?« Charles Bradley is releasing his debut album full of roughness and intensity at the age of 60.
Music Review | posted 18.08.2010
Sylvia Striplin
Give Me Your Love
A promising naked shoulder shows under the opulent white fur on the cover of »Give Me Your Love«. It is a ravishing, an enchanting album, re-released now after 30 years.
Recent Articles
Music Portrait | posted 08.04.2021
Gondwana Records
Soul And Character
As a DJ and musician, Matthew Halsall became a label operator. Starting with a local focus on Manchester’s contemporary jazz scene, the trumpeter, composer and bandleader has since given his imprint Gondwana Records a fairly international focus.
Music Review | posted 07.04.2021
Rogér Fakhr
Fine Anyway
With »Fine Away«, the Habibi Funk label has compiled and reissued songs by Lebanese songwriter Rogér Fakhr.
Music News | posted 01.03.2021
Leon Vynehall
Exclusive Edition: »Rare Forever«
Leon Vynehall releases his new album »Rare Forever« on Ninja Tune on April 30. It is available exclusively from HHV Records in a special colour vinyl edition.
Music Review | posted 31.03.2021
Steve O'Sullivan
Green Trax
A highly informative odyssey into techno history: »Green Trax« collects gems by British producer Steve O’Sullivan.
Music News | posted 06.04.2021
Portico Quartet
Exclusive Edition: »Terrain«
»Terrain« is the name of the new album by the British jazz musicians Portico Quartet, announced for 28 May. A green vinyl edition will be available exclusively from HHV Records.