Over the last year or so we’ve seen the R&B scene explode both in the US and the UK. Kitty Cash – aka Cachée Livingston – is a Brooklyn DJ bringing us distinctive R&B in the form of her most recent collaborative mixtape, Love The Free Vol. II.
Kitty Cash’s career started to gain momentum when she became Kilo Kish’s official DJ and toured with UK producer SBTRKT in 2012. This latest release is a follow up to her impressive debut mixtape Love The Free, which was released exclusively via Vogue, in December 2013. That mixtape featured the likes of Kelela, Vic Mensa and Jean Deaux, all whom have gone on to release some prominent works this year.
Love The Free Vol. II features some of the UK’s current stars: Little Simz, Rainy Milo, and Bipolar Sunshine, among many other talented artists, such as mini indie-R&B gem Willow Smith. The collection covers everything from bassy hip-hop to experimental electro, with every form of R&B in between. The most dominant tracks are by Wynter Gordon, Little Simz and JunglePussy; although every track is worthy. The mixtape is a delight from start to finish, and I’m pretty sure Kitty Cash is going to be sticking around for awhile.
Love The Free Vol. II is available for free download and stream from Soundcloud: