Purple is the debut EP from Amsterdam-based producer Sleepin Giant. The five song release features deep and techy neo soul music, fusing sparse electronic beats with vocals and melodies inspired by the likes of D’Angelo and Erykah Badu. The record includes guest vocals from Bristol’s Romaine Smith and and Amsterdam’s Ruben Hein. Check out a preview below.
The song “Think of You” by ClassicBeatz, and featuring Sixteenstone, comes from his recent album called Rumors of Royalty. Driven by a classic sounding break (probably appropriate given the producer’s name), bittersweet piano melodies, and a singular vocal line, “Think of You” is sentimental soul. The video reflects that feeling with an intimate look at scrap books and home movies. This one may have you reminiscing. Check it out below.
Introducing Hyleen Gil: a Neo Soul singer and composer, her debut release is called Welcome, and the EP is available now on Gotta Records. Gil is only 20, but her voice has a depth and warmth beyond her years. Welcome mixes uplifting Soul (“Just a Smile”), serious Funk (“I Believe”), and a bit of Jazz Pop (“You’re the Last It’s Over”).
Hyleen Gil has produced a sweetly soulful release in Welcome, and we recommend picking this one up. Get Welcome by Hyleen Gil right here.