There isn’t a way to describe Muhsinah. I learned about her, when I was posting over at Brown Sugar. She has a very different style, complex style that takes a good ear to really appreciate, and understand. Once you get it, you’re hooked. Then you find out that she has been making music for a few years, and a few albums under her belt. In 2005, she released The Oscillations EP. Then in 2007 she released day.break. In 2008 she really exploded with her releases. pre.lude, day.break 2.0, The Oscillations:Sine, and The Oscillations: Triangle. This year she released The Oscillations: 2XLP, which is a compilation of the previous two The Oscillations albums. A good portion of her albums are mp3 format only, so, iTunes and Amazon has them available to purchase.
Learning more about her, and her music you see something that is becoming very common on the web. That common item is the absence of big music companies influence. She is a model of an independent artist. Her site is very professional, and feature rich. She can release EP and singles as she pleases. Also she can connect directly and often to her fans, and offer freebies. This is something that I am very excited about for future artists arriving in the Soul music genre. This is all extra, in addition to her great talent. This is something that not all artists can do. Just imagine if Sade had a site and fan connectivity like Muhsinah? I’m very glad the music industry hasn’t caught up to the times. It gives the fans a really chance to enjoy, and be apart of the music that we all love. Other artists that have similar independence are Ayah, and Amanda Diva.
Oh, you know that great song Daykeeper from Foreign Exchange? She is on that also. Download it free here.