Who doesn’t love a good love song and come on what’s hump day without one? Sure it’s just another day, but seriously who can pass up the smooth and delicate vocal styling of Stanaj? I’d like to thank pure inquisition to this latest discovery. Next week the Mid- Week playlist will return, but right now turn the speakers up and vibe with Stanaj’s Ain’t Love Strange off his latest record The Preview.
With it’s launch in August 2016 L26 Records is looking to solidify its place in the music industry. Founder/CEO Lamont McCoy has been working hard to put together a roster that will take music to the next level. Although the artists on the label are more geared towards Hip-Hop and R&B, McCoy is open to all genres. As of late the artists have been recording and cultivating new music, an EP titled “Koolington” by rapper JT The City’s Villain and Soundz Of RnB’s latest single Heard About Me will be released soon (keep your eyes peeled for updates). Also you can check out L26’s Acoustic Night held at Culture Coffee in DC every last Friday of the month, as well as “The Limelight DMV” which is held every first Wednesday of the month at Avery’s Bar & Lounge.
L26’s Mission is “to create a platform for music artists to showcase and advance their talents” (Lamont McCoy) and so far they seem to be doing just that, with their next event being held during Atlanta’s A3C festival. Now that’s a pretty big deal, wouldn’t you say? All in all the work being put into this label from founder to artists definitely shows and with consistency and dedication L26 can become a problem..in a good way!! To connect with L26 head on over to their Contact page and you can also check out the label on Instagram and Facebook .
New love is such an exhilarating experience and it’s a feeling most hope to encounter in their life time. Marga Lane’s Thinking About Youcaptures the essence of what love does to you when it takes over and the pure bliss from wanting to spend your every waking moment with the one you love. The beautiful melodic groove of the guitar and Marga’s sweet voice makes Thinking About You tonight’s Wednesday feature!! Also be on the lookout for her upcoming EP Undressed set to be released in December 2016. Get into Thinking About Youbelow:
Black love is beautiful, inspiring, empowering and can result in a musical match made in heaven and BlaqueStone is proof. With their latest release 1159 we see how effortlessly they are able to vibe with one another and create such beautiful melodies. Though their name changed (formally RTForgotten) the movement is still the same. The want to spread love and open the world to black culture is still continuing through their music and the dynamic duo is just beginning.
With soul, grace and sass Laura Roy is here with her self titled debut EP and it’s darn right amazing. Laura brings pop-soul to R&B and she does it in a way that’s all her own. The EP is a five song introduction to the Canadian born singer-songwriter. There’s vulnarability ( Full Moon, Take Me Down) Love (Don’t Chase) and empowering anthems (Bright Lights,Looking The Other Way ). All the makings of a perfectly executed body of work. She allows us to get a glimpse of her true self, who could asK for more?