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Disco is to Dance

cause if you can't disco, ya sure as hell can't dance

There is no other sound more fun to dance to than disco. However fast or slow, it brings the spirit to soul music. This may only be our second mix of its kind (#1), but it’s got some soon to be disco legends for sure. So whether you’re alone or in public, get up & dance to this 13-track disco mix.

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Ghosts of Venice · My Love

featuring Josh Jakq gon' disco fresh

Ghosts of Venice treat us to some hearty, upbeat disco with a special guest on vocals. And like I love to point out with every song I post of his, Josh Jakq reminds me too much of Justin Timberlake. However, the tables have turned this time around when I heard a song playing it instantly reminded me of Josh Jakq’s voice and it turned out to be none other than JT’s. But besides my not-so brilliant insight that’s probably been pointed out to him too much already, it’s nice to hear Jakq change up his work from the hypnotics of soul to something so disco fresh. A definite match for that falsetto of his.

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The New Soul of R&B

with eleven 'hipster R&B' tracks carefully soulected

Ever since I started up Silence, I’ve always wanted to discover the next big thing in R&B, mainly because of my disliking for its mainstream counterpart over the past few decades. The problem with finding this underground soul that’s about to reinvent R&B is that they’re not easy to dig up online, but I managed to do it, eventually.

I got my first taste of neo soul, or so I liked to call it, when I heard the super-group out of Minneapolis, Gayngs, play ‘The Gaudy Side of Town.’ The group gained a decent following, but never enough to start a movement, even in light of all the names behind the project. Six months later, however, a duo out of Toronto created one soulful tune that set the spark for soul & R&B’s reunion, their name was The Weekend […]

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JOSH JAKQ · See You Later

I dunno if it's that falsetto or that tune, but this shit's tantalizing.

Who would’ve thought such soulful music could’ve come out of Australia (other than the Aussies) I guess that’s what I love so much about SoundCloud and the internet as a whole, it breaks down the barriers of where specific styles of music are known for thriving.

This Aussie, who goes by Josh Jakq, sounds like Justin Timerblake taking on The Weeknd, as Zach of FMI points out. I don’t know if he’s got the lyrical forte quite down yet, more so referring to his other track, but he sure has his sound locked down.

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