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Corpsey
17-05-2016, 10:12 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM7ZiWlPcdo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV81s-NDJCM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WXDkuXJAjE

http://jacob.efinke.com/burns.jpg

Fly, my pretties! Fly!

Benny B
18-05-2016, 11:30 AM
this whole album is great, but i think this cut is the most relevant here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EATQP3_fFg

I also want more of this type of rnb. 'complex simplicity' and that KING album are two of my all time faves

Corpsey
18-05-2016, 11:52 AM
Ah I love Jazmine Sullivan.

I'm glad you've justified this thread's existence a little cos I was lean to the power of ten last night when I made it, hence the extremely vague title. Was going to call it 'Floating music' or something at one point. Sigh.

Benny B
18-05-2016, 11:54 AM
bit of janet maybe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7jAP67iRJ8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLmxKSdjiZQ

rubberdingyrapids
18-05-2016, 12:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SLA708EmDA

Corpsey
18-05-2016, 12:52 PM
Yes, I guess this is RNB that has that same heritage as S.O.S Band, Janet Jackson, Alexander Charrelle, etc.

Actually Prince was a fan of KING, wasn't he?

I hear the same harmonies recurring in a lot of KING, Jazminne Sullivan, Teedra Moses music, though I can't name them cos I don't know music theory. And these are harmonies that remind me of SWV, Michael Jackson, disco, etc.

Whereas a lot of RNB now is more gloomy and often performed by people who can't really sing all that well.

rubberdingyrapids
18-05-2016, 12:59 PM
you might also like -
stevie wonder - rocket love
anita baker - sweet love
babyface - whip appeal (theres prob a closer babyface song but this is the one that popped into my head)
made me think of madonnas take a bow too

Corpsey
18-05-2016, 03:04 PM
Cheers!

I think that, though I really like the KING album, it has a wispiness to it that the 80s/90s stuff it evokes didn't have. That stuff had hard beats, often breakbeats in the 90s, that kept it propulsive.

I think that attention grabbing hardness is especially important, from the POV of popularity, in the modern era of ADD.

owengriffiths
18-05-2016, 03:56 PM
I'm not 100% sure what kind of R&B you're asking for, but if this isn't too slow you might like it.

V ft Jill Scott- Born Again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYbvy62SFwo

The whole EP is good but the other tracks don't sound like this. Jazzy Jeff produced.

rubberdingyrapids
18-05-2016, 04:18 PM
KING also have a bit of an cold synth thing happening in their music, at least in that song (i dont know their album - still not heard it)

you might like parts of the new corinne bailey rae album, theyve done a lot of work on it.

Corpsey
19-05-2016, 10:44 AM
you might also like -
stevie wonder - rocket love
anita baker - sweet love
babyface - whip appeal (theres prob a closer babyface song but this is the one that popped into my head)
made me think of madonnas take a bow too

Nice one...

Of course the Stevie made me instantly reach for

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2CghScm4uY

GZA feat Inspectah Deck/D'Angelo - Cold World RMX

Corpsey
19-05-2016, 10:52 AM
Funny, did a bit of investigation on Wikipedia and found that many of SWV's songs were written by one Brian Alexander Morgan, who did production work on Rufus: Tell Me Something Good, written by... Stevie Wonder. And it really sounds like a Stevie Wonder song. Still, it's probably true that there's a hidden (or not so) continuum of songwriters running through RNB, explaining the recurring harmonies, etc.

edit: extensive interview with Brian Alexander Morgan hyeah http://uk.complex.com/music/2014/09/brian-alexander-morgan-swv-interview

rubberdingyrapids
19-05-2016, 12:45 PM
this is all time classic -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnkZADFFfYA

rubberdingyrapids
19-05-2016, 12:58 PM
i finally remembered the song that jazmine sullivan song reminds me of!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fohpiig8N4U

id be surprised if this isnt in the songwriting credits for her song.

this is also kinda similar to the vibe you want maybe -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylB0BIVS20U

i really need to get that KING album.

Bang Diddley
20-05-2016, 02:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxx3kyh9qPM

Tashan Rashad from 86. Always sounds good with that bendy synth tone throughout and fat bass. Might fit Corpsey's lean listening.