Here at That Grape Juice, we love all things R&B! So, fittingly, we’ve teamed up with DJ Ace – one of the UK’s most revered R&B connoisseurs and host of BBC 1Xtra‘s weekly series Everything RNB (which airs Sundays at 10pm).
Each week he’ll be rounding up his latest show and previewing what’s upcoming on the next episode. Right here on That Grape Juice.
Without further ado, check out the latest installment with DJ Ace below…
I am back again to give you my #SPOTLIGHT3 picks for this week, but before we get into it, make sure you go and check out last week’s edition of #EverythingRnB. I sat down with Asiahn to talk about her latest single ‘OMW,’ and how she plans to bring back real vocals to R&B. Duchess provided us with a live performance of her track ‘Ever Ever’ for the #RNB1TAKE. [CLICK HERE TO LISTEN]
This week, the show is all about H.E.R.! I will be hosting a listening party for her new album ‘Back Of My Mind,’ while breaking down the 21-track project, and pressing play on her 1xtra Live Lounge from 2018. And if that’s not enough.. I’ll be chopping it up with H.E.R in a new and exclusive interview.
My #SPOTLIGHT3 tracks for this week are:
H.E.R. – Closer To Me
So many tracks I could have chosen off this album but I’ve gone with this one. This track, which fits H.E.R.’s signature sultry and downtempo sound, samples the 2002 track ‘Closer’ by Goapele.
Emmavie – Uhuh Okay
Emmavie teamed up with Romderful for her latest offering and is definitely one to watch. Not only does she provide amazing vocals, but she also makes beats as well. She often details the process on her socials. One of the most talented producer-artists to come out of the UK.
Kadeem Tyrell & Omar – All My Love
It’s dope to see a collaboration with a Soul/R&B legend, alongside and a new up-and-coming artist. ‘All My Love’ has such a timeless feel to it. I want this to be a trend. More legends linking up with the new voices in R&B!
I’ll be back next week to give you yet another #SPOTLIGHT3. Make sure you check out #EverythingRnB this coming Sunday, at 10pm on BBC Radio 1xtra.
Check them out and don’t forget to look out for next week’s #SPOTLIGHT3 here on That Grape Juice.