While the Web buzzes about the “alternative” R&B of Frank Ocean and the Weeknd, and singers like Usher and Chris Brown have gone the electro pop route on the radio, there are other interesting strains of R&B emerging. Radio Galaxy’s latest EP Daaarkness Everybody is one of the better mutations of traditional R&B. Electronic without pandering to the pop EDM crown and soulful without pandering to neo-soul holdovers. The trio of King Midas, Spacebunny Jefferson and DJ Cozmos channel emotion and humor with a dash of schlock on Daaarkness . . . with references to everything from horror films to Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man.”
Listen to the EP below and download it for free on their Bandcamp page.