Music Picks

I listen to a lot of music and love finding new artists to support. In this section, I’ll be sharing my favorite new releases. Please make sure to follow and support the artists if you’re diggin the music (Which I know you will)

December 2021 Releases

  1. “Good Morning Gorgeous” by Mary J. Blige – A beautiful and honest anthem about female empowerment
  2. “Screwdriver” by Above & Beyond  – This song feels like an awakening. A hard hitting and melodic trance song.
  3. “Mama Told Me” by Wolf and Love – A fun and catchy pop song. Denny from Wolf & Love was featured on Episode 16 of “Vibin With Ashley Live”
  4. “Leave Me Alone” by Eric Krasno – Loving the 70’s groove on this track. Gives me Silk Sonic vibes.
  5. “Inner Light (Barry Can’t Swim Remix)” by Elderbrook & Bob Moses – A catchy dance anthem with a fun vibe. Reminds me of a sunny day in Miami

November 2021 Releases
  1. “Blast Off” by Silk Sonic – This gives off 70’s R&B vibes and reminds me of a sunny day. Loving the beautiful harmonies.
  2. “Break Up Song” by Little Mix – A catchy and upbeat pop song about being empowered over a break up.
  3. “Fly As Me” by Silk Sonic – Anderson raps over a funky 70’s groove. This makes you wanna dance while shouting the chorus from the rooftops.
  4. “To Be Loved” by Adele – A beautiful and honest ballad about Adele’s marriage.
  5. “Be Careful” by Kaytranada & Thundercat – A futuristic and catchy song with Thundercat’s beautiful falsetto.

October 2021 Releases

  1. “Lisbon” by Markus Schulz – A trance anthem that takes you on a melodic and transformative journey
  2. “Kiss Of Life” by Kylie Minogue and Jessie Ware – Kylie brings Studio 54 to 2021 with this disco banger. A fun and feel good dance track.
  3. “Interstellar Love” by Matt Johnson, Derrick Mckenzie, Roki – Matt & Derrick (who are also part of Jamiroquai) bring acid jazz, disco and futuristic funk vibes with this song.
  4. “Give It All Up” by Duran Duran, Tove Lo – A dreamy pop song with new wave vibes.
  5. “Nasty Girl” by Queens Cast (Eve, Brandy, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez) – The main track from the new series Queens on ABC, produced by the legendary Swizz Beatz. Lovin the 2000’s hip hop vibes

September 2021 Releases

  1. “Deep End” by Alex Slay – A fun and catchy R&B groove.  Alex was featured on “Vibin With Ashley Live” – Episode 56
  2. “Remember Their Names” by Rudimental, MJ Cole and Josh Barry – Josh’s powerful message is sung over an incredible drum and bass beat. This gives me Brooklyn warehouse vibes with the crowd singing every word.
  3. “Remind Me” by Butcher Brown and Alex Isley – Another beautiful cover by the legendary Alex Isley. Bringing the 80’s groove to 2021 with her sultry vocals.
  4. “Another Chance” by Roger Sanchez and Oliver Heldens – Oliver revamped this song from 20 years ago and put his own dreamy spin on it.
  5. “Crave” by Years & Years – A catchy dance anthem with haunting and captivating lyrics.

August 2021 Releases

  1. “Independent Girl” by Jonah Nilsson – A fun mix of Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake. An upbeat groove with beautiful harmonies
  2. “Do You Want Me” by Jo James – A soulful, bluesy and honest ballad with Allen Stone vibes. Jo was featured on “Vibin With Ashley Live” Episode 63 
  1. “Nobody” by Nas featuring Lauryn Hill – This reminds me of a DJ Premier instrumental. We really needed a good rap album in 2021 and the lyrical genius is back
  2. “At Your Best (You Are Love)” by Alex Isley – Alex covers the iconic Aaliyah song. Her breathy and captivating vocals are memorizing
  3. “Is This Love” by Allen Stone – Allen covers this Bob Marley classic. This is such a passionate and soulful ballad 

July 2021 Releases

  1. “It Gets Better” by Swedish House Mafia – Groovy with big beats. This is definitely the anthem of 2021 and I’m also hyped for them to release new music
  2. “Yesterday” by Nigel Hall – A neo-soul jam that sounds like a mix of D’Angelo and Jamiroquai
  3. “Eternity” by Adeline feat Joshua J – A funky and loungy groove. Adeline’s vocals feel like a breath of fresh air
  4. “Diamond Ring” by Jonah Nilsson – An upbeat feel good groove. This is what a Michael Jackson song would sound like in 2021
  5. “Stay With Me” by Carolina Rial  – A powerful and emotional ballad. Carolina was featured on “Vibin With Ashley Live” Episode 98

June 2021 Releases

  1. “Cayenne” by Beije – A simple downtempo and loungy groove. Gives me Burning Man vibes
  2. “Let Them Know” by Mabel – A fun and powerful disco anthem with lyrics that ooze confidence. Sounds similar to a Dua Lipa jam
  3. “Sensations” by Miguel Migs, Andy Allo – Downtempo loungy groove with breathy vocals.
  4. “More Than A Woman – SG’s Paradise Edit” by Bee Gees, SG Lewis – SG takes this classic disco song and makes it feel like a spring awakening
  5. “Tragic” by Jazmine Sullivan – This gives me Anderson Paak and Isley Brothers vibes. Jazmine’s powerhouse vocals are captivating

May 2021 Releases

  1. “Invisible” by Duran Duran – LOVE Duran Duran and I definitely hear elements of Prince
  2. “Never Let Me Down” by Gorgon City, Hayley May – Strong vocals from Hayley and massive melodic club banger
  3. “I Put A Spell On You” by Cami Clune – Cami’s vocals are haunting and captivating, with this beautiful ballad. Cami was featured on “Vibin With Ashley Live” – Episode 79.
  4. “Supercharged” by Ayron Jones – Upbeat Alt-Rock Anthem. With elements of Foo Fighters and Lenny Kravitz
  5. “Free” by Boxer – Trance anthem with a hard hitting beat. Gives me Miami vibes

April 2021 Releases

  1. “Took Me By Surprise” by Mark Lower & Adeline – Disco vibes with a funky bass line and legendary vocal range by Adeline
  2. “You Ain’t Love” by The Shapeshifters & Teni Tinks – Groovy, funky and upbeat. Love the Nu-Disco vibes
  3. “Obilvion” by Nora En Pure – Dreamy electronic with a tech house sound and strong booming bass
  4. “The Morning” by Dirty Honey – Gritty, bluesy and upbeat rock riffs. I hear the influence of ACDC and The Black Crowes
  5. “Goodbye” by Payge Turner & Lauren Frihauf – Beautiful and soulful. Payge and Lauren are incredible vocalists who met during their time on Season 19 of NBC’s The Voice. Payge was featured on “Vibin With Ashley Live” Episode 40 and Lauren on Episode 68

March 2021 Releases

  1. “Losing Touch” by Franc Moody – Breathy vocals with elements of disco and funk.
  2. “Baby I’m Hollywood!” by Judith Hill – Fresh, fun and old school funk. Judith capitivates with her confident and powerful vocals.
  3. “Cry” by Amsi – Dreamy pop with emotional and honest lyrics. Amsi was also featured on “Vibin With Ashley Live” – Episode 22
  4. “Ask Me” by Duck Sauce (A-Trak & Armand Van Helden) – Fun, funky with disco vibes.
  5. “Eyes” by Entel – An eye opening trance anthem. Gives me Ultra Music Festival vibes

February 2021 Releases

  1. “Save A Lil Love” by Reel People, Eric Roberson, Terry Hunter – Neo-soul and groovy vibes with vocals by Eric
  2. “The Outliers (Sam Sparro Mix)” by Droid Bishop & Sam Sparro – Nu-disco with a flare of Daft Punk
  3. “Cloudspotter” by Foo Fighters – Starts off with 80’s nu-wave vibes, then turns into a rock anthem with elements of funk
  4. “State Lines” by Tagavaka – A fresh breath of trance. Dream-like, melodic and beautiful
  5. “Mystic Lover” by Adeline – A groovy and funky bass line that reminds me of Thundercat. Beautiful and captivating vocals

January 2021 Releases

  1. “Romin” by Shiruetto – Chill and groovy vibes with funky horns that remind me of a Chic song
  2. “Rhythm in Your Mind” by Str4a – Funky and fun grooves like Jamiroquai
  3. “Take Me Higher” by Robin Thicke – Robin starts off with his signature smooth and soulful vocals but it also has a great funky beat
  4. “Am I Damned?” by Dr. Ohms – Strong rock anthem that sounds like a mix of Alice N Chains & Metallica. Dr. Ohms was also featured on “Vibin With Ashley Live”- Episode 21.
  5. “Deeper Love (Opolopo Remix)”  by Stone Foundation – Funky, jazzy and feel good vibes