This post is actually all due to blog reader Moraa who had some excellent music suggestions for me this week. It got me thinking, what else is out there that I’m missing. So the tables are turned. I’m excited to find out what you guys are listening to and the top recommendation will win a $25 iTunes giftcard to purchase what else, but some more music. This giveaway is not by rafflecopter as I plan on reading all the answers and the winner won’t be a random selection.

In the meanwhile, check out one of Moraa’s recommendation: Bells Atlas.



  1. Beautifully Human

    November 17, 2013 at 8:29 pm Reply

    So glad to have inspired this post! Always on the hunt for new music, so I can't wait to check out some of the suggestions!

  2. LOVURSELF2626

    November 13, 2013 at 5:59 pm Reply

    Lianne La Havas all of her music but now I jamming to the cover she did Little Dragon Twice

    1. simplycyn

      November 17, 2013 at 3:42 pm Reply

      you cant help but love Liane, even featured her here: http://www.addicted2etsy.com/2012/01/now-listening.html

  3. TiYah

    November 12, 2013 at 10:54 pm Reply

    I've been really jamming to these lately
    All Time High – Lauriana Mae
    West Side Girl – Bilal
    Take Flight – Lolah Brown
    Excuse My Rude – Jessie J feat. Becky G
    Visual Love – Chrisette Michele
    Crime – Mayer Harthorne
    Ain't It Fun – Paramore
    Casanova – Denitia and Sene
    You know you like it – AlunaGeorge
    Brooke Lynn – Drew Scott
    Weekend Love – Queen Latifah
    Set In Stone – Alex Isley
    Waiting – Adrian Marcel
    The Fall – Rhye
    Joy & Pain – ANTHM
    Another Love – Alice Smith
    F'd With My Mind – Austin Brown
    Manhattan – Sara Bareilles
    Snap Out Of It – Kameron Corvet
    Be Easy – Alice Smith
    Kaleidoscope Love – AlunaGeorge
    Lost & Found – Lianne La Havas
    I Cried – Mariami
    Mad Love – Elli Ingram
    Better Off – Quadron
    Boy's Don't Cry – Natalia Kills
    Treat Me Like Fire – Lion Babe
    69 – Kay Cola
    The Place – Inc
    No Pressure – ScienZe
    Fresh At My Funeral – King Chip
    Oh Sheit Its X – Thundercat
    Royals – Lorde
    Money Trees – Kendrick Lamar
    Check My Tags – Phil Ade
    Sparks – Jesse Boykins III
    After School – Dom Kennedy
    One In A Million – Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
    Vibe – Zhane

  4. SolDucky

    November 11, 2013 at 8:29 pm Reply

    The Lighthouse and The Whaler

  5. Kelly M

    November 11, 2013 at 7:23 pm Reply

    Like everyone else, I love Yuna, but Handmade by Hindi Zahra is an album that stays on repeat for me. One of the most versatile albums I've heard in a while. Check it out!

    1. simplycyn

      November 15, 2013 at 3:23 am Reply

      thanks for the intro to Hindi Zahra

  6. Nzingah

    November 11, 2013 at 6:29 pm Reply

    I am listening to Robert Glasper Black Radio 2

  7. naturally yours

    November 11, 2013 at 5:04 pm Reply

    I've been listening to an a capella group called Pentatonix. They are awesome! Lots of poppy stuff and while they have no instruments, it's tough to call them "stripped down" because their sound is so full.

    1. simplycyn

      November 15, 2013 at 3:22 am Reply

      I love Pentatonix- especially enjoyed their cover of Lorde's royals.

  8. Dub

    November 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm Reply

    Snarky Puppy's "Family Dinner – Vol. 1" EP in its entirety (it was recorded 2 minutes from my house!), particularly the track featuring Lalah Hathaway called Something.


    1. simplycyn

      November 15, 2013 at 3:25 am Reply

      this is some real music

  9. Arielle A.

    November 11, 2013 at 5:20 am Reply

    Recently I've been listening to the rich, warm tones of Concha Buika. She's lovely.

    1. simplycyn

      November 15, 2013 at 3:27 am Reply

      U know something is great when you can feel it and get it, even when u don't understand the language

  10. Deonna Anderson

    November 11, 2013 at 4:11 am Reply

    Loving Alice Smith's 'She' album at the current moment.

  11. Valerie

    November 10, 2013 at 11:00 pm Reply

    I can't stop listening to Moonchild (thisismoonchild.com). The lead singers vocals and the groups jazzy sounds give me life!

    Some other artists include Daley, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Gwen Bunn.

  12. Lab geek

    November 10, 2013 at 5:50 am Reply

    I am totally obsessed by the latest volcano choirs album, especially comrade and repave. And in second i'd say jose James, trouble and third laura mvula, she.

  13. Afiya Francis

    November 10, 2013 at 1:54 am Reply

    Currently listening to Grammy Award winning artist Robert Glasper's new album; Robert Glasper Experiment: Black Radio 2.

    It's absolutely perfect and features Jill Scott, Brandy Jazmine Sullivan (yes she's still making music!!)
    Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm Jamal Warner (THEO!!).

    This album is just as amazing as Black Radio and trust me when I tell you, you'll leave it to run, no skipping tracks guaranteed!!

  14. Chika

    November 9, 2013 at 10:18 pm Reply

    I'm currently obsessed with Quadron. Listen to "Sea Salt" and "LFT"

    1. simplycyn

      November 17, 2013 at 3:27 pm Reply

      how amazing is Quadron even featured here: http://www.addicted2etsy.com/2013/04/now-listening-quadron.html

  15. Shay

    November 9, 2013 at 6:51 pm Reply

    I have the following albums/artist on rotate:

    Sissy – March of the Humans
    Madita- Pacemaker
    Clark- Iradelphic
    Yuna – Nocturnal
    Kimbra- Vows
    Kendra Morris – Mockingbird
    Tricky- False Idols
    Sister Rogers- EP
    Grimes – Symphonia IX (song)
    Mayra Andrade – Storia, storia
    Beck – Defriended (song)
    Tame Impala – InnerSpeaker

    1. simplycyn

      November 17, 2013 at 3:26 pm Reply

      so many good ones in here. i think I killed kimrba, kendra morris and yuna. Featured Kendra here: http://www.addicted2etsy.com/2013/01/now-listening-kendra-morris.html

  16. missDTM

    November 9, 2013 at 2:52 pm Reply

    listening to all spanish music, all day, everyday. in particular hector lavoe and juan luis guerra.


  17. Oroma Roxella Rukevwe

    November 9, 2013 at 7:00 am Reply

    "Stay Awake" by London Grammar and "I Didn't Believe" by Flight Facilities are on repeat almost everyday for me.


  18. Kimberly Powell

    November 9, 2013 at 6:24 am Reply

    both recommendations from a friend with impeccable taste so i thought these were perfect to share:

    ta-ku • songs to break up to
    atu • let me


    you may also know of these two artists but i was introduced tot hem through afropunk:

    london souls • city of lights
    the skins • surf




  19. Erica Marie

    November 9, 2013 at 2:39 am Reply

    Currently listening to Amel Larriuex's Icecream Everyday. She's not new but she's been on hiatus for awhile.

  20. Topedia

    November 9, 2013 at 1:20 am Reply

    Currently listening to Avenging Wind's Dump Truck Blues…recently released on iTunes

  21. Camille

    November 9, 2013 at 12:48 am Reply

    Currently obsessed with UK-based Sam Smith. Nuanced R&B tunes; smooth, dreamy vocals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_OvashuS7Q

  22. little HBIC

    November 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm Reply

    Not sure if you know her but This artist named Yuna, she's pretty awesome sounding! She has a cd out now called Nocturnal. Heard about her here http://thesnobette.com/g-star-raw-episodes-yuna-zarai/

    1. simplycyn

      November 17, 2013 at 3:18 pm Reply

      love her, featured her here: http://www.addicted2etsy.com/2013/06/now-listening-yuna.html

  23. That and This.....

    November 8, 2013 at 7:12 pm Reply

    Definitely in agreement with Viola Vemma re Khona, but my ultimate favourite (for now anyway…) is Nakamarra by Hiatus Kaiyote

  24. Rachael

    November 8, 2013 at 6:18 pm Reply

    I've been listening to a lot of NPR lately, and the other day on World Cafe, they featured Basia Bulat, a singer songwriter with kind of a folksy feel, and plays just about every instrument there is–she played four in her 20 minute or so segment!

  25. aSunkee

    November 8, 2013 at 5:53 pm Reply

    Currently loving Kwabs (aka Kwabena Adjepong; "Last Stand" and "Wilhelm Scream" cover…amazing), Raleigh Ritchie (see: "Stay Inside", "In Too Deep", "Overdose"; fun fact: he's on HBO's Game of Thrones!), Chronixx ("Here Comes Trouble" made me a fan), Canadian DJ Kaytranada ("At All" gives me life!) and TDE newcomer SZA (see: "Teen Spirit").

    Not so new, but lately I've also been listening to Liam Bailey, Jamie Woon, Robert Glasper (Black Radio 1 & 2, to be specific), Laura Mvula, Lianne La Havas, Maverick Sabre, Delilah, Mikky Ekko, Quadron, Cocaine 80s (No ID, James Fauntleroy, Common and Jhene Aiko are the perfect hip hop collective) and John Newman. I think I might have gotten a little carried away. Woops! lol

    1. simplycyn

      November 17, 2013 at 3:16 pm Reply

      no such thing as getting carried away- love it all. listening to SZA now

  26. TrollopCM

    November 8, 2013 at 5:08 pm Reply

    Ok my favorite subject! The Irrepressibles(In This Shirt, AMAZZZINNNG), The Alabama Shakes(her voice is incredible for a 24 year old), The Neighbourhood(Female Robbery, How and A Little Death are among my faves), and of course, my all time favorite, Dirt by Depeche Mode.

  27. Ifeyinwa Arinze

    November 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm Reply

    Check out The Lone Bellow! Great stuff! I also agree with Mutsa, Kwabs is phenomenal!!

  28. chai

    November 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm Reply

    There're not completely new BUT, I'm so diggin Emily King, Lorde's new material & Yuna's new drop with Pharrell producing has me doing several little *shimmies*

  29. Mutsa Marau

    November 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm Reply

    Anything I can get my hands on my Kwabs but especially this track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHdGIiV894s. It's so addictive.

  30. divazmw

    November 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm Reply

    Ba mi dele by Asa. The artist is Nigerian, the vocals are in Yoruba and English. I love love love her voice on this song!!!! I probably listen 20 times a day 🙂


  31. viola vemma

    November 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm Reply

    Currently obsessed with khona by mafikizolo!!

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