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Los Angeles artist Gaby Hernandez just released her third album “Spirit Reflection” via Mr Bongo and it’s latin, tropicalia, folk, electronica and jazz seamlessly blended together on a warm, dreamlike and sparkling album.

“Spirit Reflection” features a stellar line-up of LA talent; jazz star Kamasi Washington, Stuart Howard (AKA Lapalux), Kelis and Gaslamp killer collaborator Dexter Story, plus Ninja Tune, Plug Research and Soul Jazz artist Carlos Niño, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker.

This is the premiere of the visuals for the track “Super Nova Lovers”.

There was a lot of talk of Drake slowing down in the wake of the phenomenal success of More Life, an album marketed a playlist which kept with the OVO founder’s knack for global chart domination. Everyone but Drake himself seems to have gotten that memo, with a brand new single emerging from the Toronto heavyweight in the same week as feature spots alongside DJ Khalid and Metro Boomin surfaced.

As premiered during the Louis Vuitton SS Men’s show at Paris Fashion Week, the single has made its way down the runway and promptly on streaming services worldwide. ‘Signs’ lands fusing those now familiar island vibes with a more docile example of Drake’s renowned wordplay, keeping all eyes and ears on one of the least cringeworthy fashion/music collabs of 2017 so far.

Of all the acts to garner OVO accreditation of the past several years, DVSN has been the act with the most consistent vision of quality and soulful energy by far. For “Don’t Choose,” the Canadian duo pushes a deep and brooding R&B offering, letting the reliable vocal work of Daniel Daley’s ever reliable vocal work do must of the heavy lifting once again.

Xan Griffin is fast becoming associated with an emotively tinted take of the future/pop world. Teaming up with Emilia Ali this month as part of his ongoing Zodiac project, ‘Cancer’ forms a delicate yet easy flowing injection of toned down future bass fundamentals with a firm melodic pulse. There’s an attention to detail found in the Californian newcomer’s work that is fast separating Xan from the heard, as beautifully summarized via this emotively evocative vocal offering.