David Marston is an artist that I discovered a couple years ago thanks to SoundCloud’s related tracks feature -- yeah, that feature does produce some gems -- and I have since been an avid fan of his unique fusion of dub, soul, house, and funk.
His most recent release, the Kindness of Bearer EP, which dropped via Soul Clap records last month, is an undeniably smooth and sexy selection of Marston's most recent work. Named after a custom of friendly exchange, the EP was written and recorded with a number of Marston's pals.
My favorite track on it has got to be "Sometimes It's Hard," which features New York-based vocalist Brigitte Zozula. Driven by playful arpeggiated synths that eventually blend into more melancholy territory, Zozula's chopped and warped vocal dances around the instrumental while addressing commonplace relationship issues.
If you like what you're hearing, I seriously recommend you listen to the EP in its entirety.