Someone asked me recently what I thought the next big trend in music would be after Trap has run it’s course. My response was, and still is, R&B. 100%.
Although I do listen to a wide variety of music, lately i find myself listening to a mix of UK Garage and R&B during my down time away from work. I’m not listening to any old 90’s R&B though, no Ginuwine, Boys 2 Men or Aaliyah here. Don’t get me wrong, I love listening to classic R&B, but if you really want to know what’s coming next you need to look beyond the classics and into the future. The best part about making music in this day and age is that everything is so accessible. Any young musician with a laptop can just hop on the internet and find so many resources and inspiration, it’s kind of incredible. Even the young Garage producers that I listen to from the UK show how influenced they are by American R&B music from over 10 years ago.
A group that I think is going to really break new ground for R&B this year is inc. The band consists of two brothers named Daniel and Andrew based out of Los Angeles. They just released their first LP, no world, earlier this week to much deserved critical acclaim. I can’t wait to see what kind of remixes surface from this LP.
My favorite song from their latest album – 5 days:
Preview the album no world below on my Rdio player or stream the whole thing if you have a account: