After his two year stint being the keyboardist-organist-background singer to multi-platinum Grammy winner Alicia Keys, Rogiérs (pronounced Ro-ghe-ay) finally stands at the segue of ‘indie-artist with unyielding buzz’ and ‘certified breakthrough’ in R&B/Soul/Hip-Hop. Full Album | Free MP3 Download + Video & more

Have you ever wanted to know, emphatically, what a lyric truly meant, or where it came from? Have you ever wanted to know what the studio experience is like for some of your favorite producers? Each episode of THE CRAFT will feature one music maker, in their environment, talking about their creative process – from what has shaped their artistic perspective to how they have evolved into the artist they are now – their struggle – their voice and the influences that have guided them in their lives. Each show will focus on an artist and their particular journey towards contributing to our cultural landscape. Check out the first two episodes at

Detroit hero, journeyman of modern Soul and R&B, the incomparable Amp Fiddler tours North America this month with his band and very special guests, in support of his most recent project, “AfroStrut” out now. The tour kicked off on the West Coast this week with some amazing intimate shows in San Francisco and last night in Los Angeles where Sly Stone got on stage for an impromptu set plus legends like Leon Ware in the house. Amp’s tour concludes at this year’s Winter Music Conference in Miami for an all-star finale show we are just busting to talk about! Full tour info | Miami Music Conference Listings

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