One To Watch: Ella Martini

Meet Ella Martini, a 19-year-old soul singer/songwriter from Oxford and our One To Watch. After getting to the final of “Live and Unsigned” at the age of 15, Ella Martini began gigging around the UK. Her natural flow of positive energy on stage has landed her support slots for the likes of Jess Glynne, MNEK and Nizlopi’s …


Review: Laura Wolfie - 7DS

The UK is becoming a melting-pot for incredibly soulful, innovative British musicians. With Laura Wolfie and her 7DS EP, she seems to be another perfect example. Concept projects seem to be all the rage at the moment and with ‘the seven deadly sins’ in particular being absolutely done to death, Wolfie really needed to knock …


Interview: Kaly

We interviewed New Jersey rapper Kaly about his musical origins, what he’s working on currently and his choice between ATCQ and De La.

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Alfa & Emmavie - Epoch EP

UK neo soul duo Alfa & Emmavie drop the sultry Epoch EP. My love for Soundcloud continued to grow after I uncovered another beauty of a song: this rendition of Laura Mvula’s Sing To The Moon by Alfa & Emmavie. After being obsessed with Emmavie’s vocal (her harmony game is subtlety glorious), I was excited …

Jazz R&B Reviews

Review: Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio 2

We reviewed Robert Glasper Experiment’s Black Radio 2. Considering how much of a fanboy I was of the first instalment of Black Radio, it was only fair that I reviewed the second offering from the awe-inspiring Robert Glasper Experiment. When it comes to album releases, I initially look at two things: the cover art, and …



The mysterious Ben Khan is our One To Watch. Ben Khan’s Drive (Part I) is another reason why I love Twitter and Soundcloud. Some beautiful people on the first social network put me up on this record, hosted on the latter, and you know a song is good when it boasts over 100k plays. Ben …


VIDEO: Incisive - Winners (feat. Julian Marley & Dionne Reid)

British rapper Incisive show us why we’re Winners with his new track featuring Julian Marley and Dionne Reid. It brings me great pleasure to say that this year, us Brits have had a fairly awesome summer. And as with all summers, we’ve had quite a dope soundtrack to boot. Although I’m currently obsessed with the new …


Review: Ghostpoet - Some Say I So I Say Light

In his first post for Sampleface, RKZ reviews Ghostpoet’s Some Say I So I Say Light. So I Say, right… where to begin? I’ve never been one for birthday wish lists. That was, up until this year. 2013 saw the release of a new Ghostpoet record, “Some Say I So I Say Light”. As far …