Guide to RnB Bars & RnB Nightclubs in London
Contemporary R&B (also known as R&B) is a music genre of western popular music. Although the acronym “R&B” originates from its association with traditional rhythm and blues music, the term R&B is today most often used to define a style of African American music originating after the demise of disco in the 1980s. This newer style combines elements of soul, funk, dance, and, from 1986 on with the advent of New Jack Swing branded R&B, hip hop.
The abbreviation R&B is almost always used instead of the full rhythm and blues term, although some sources refer to the style as urban contemporary (the name of the radio format that plays hip hop and contemporary R&B).
Contemporary R&B has a slick record production style, drum machine-backed rhythms, the occasional saxophone laced beat to give a jazz feel (mostly common in R&B songs prior to the year 1993), and a smooth, lush style of vocal arrangement. Uses of hip hop-inspired beats are typical, although the roughness and grit inherent in hip hop is may be reduced and smoothed out. R&B vocalists are often known for their use of melisma, popularized by vocalists such as Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.
LONDON RNB BARS
RnB has become more and more popular in the London nightlife scene as RnB music has become more popular in the music charts. As a result in this rise in popularity more and more bars in London are becoming specialist RnB bars.
LONDON RNB CLUBS
RnB Clubs in London on Friday
RnB Clubs in London on Saturday
RnB Clubs in London on Sunday
LONDON RNB EVENTS
RNB MUSIC CHARTS
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