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In advance of his appearance at IMS this weekend, Scuba recorded this mix which French magazine Tsugi released in their podcast series
Vieux Farka Touré’s latest album was recorded as an homage to his homeland. Being that his native Mali has been splintered by territorial fighting between Tuareg and Islamic rebels since January 2012, his new album, Mon Pays (My Country), is devoted to reminding the world about the beauty and culture of his homeland. The album is out on May 28, 2013 on Six Degrees Records with an extensive North American tour starting in June.
‘For me it is a statement for the world that this land is for the sons and daughters of Mali, not for Al Qaeda or any militants. This land is for peace and beauty, rich culture and tolerance.This is our heritage, what we must always fight to protect in any way that we can. For me, that means making music that reminds the world of who we are.’
Translating as ‘My Country,’ this predominantly acoustic undertaking had been planned before the invasions began. Inspired by his work with Israeli pianist and vocalist Idan Raichel, Touré initially went into a Bamako studio to honor the acoustic blues tradition of Northern and Southern Mali. Since that time, Mon Pays transformed into an artifact of cultural preservation.
Two songs on the project -Future’ and ‘Peace’ feature Sidiki Diabate’s kora leading an emotional charge complemented by Touré’s spectacular guitar work. Both tracks represent an important generational “passing of the torch” as Sidiki’s father, Toumani is considered one of the greatest living kora masters and was a close friend of Vieux’s father Ali. Their two records together, In the Heart of the Moon and Ali and Toumani, were awarded Grammies. At the 2011 ceremonies, Vieux accepted the prestigious award for his father, who had recently passed from bone cancer.
- Jun 15, 2013: Marquette Park (Takin’ It to the Streets Festival), Chicago, IL
- Jun 16, 2013: Croton Point Park (Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival Festival), Croton-on-Hudson, NY
- Jun 19, 2013: The Dirty Bourbon, Albuquerque, NM
- Jun 20, 2013: Arroyo Seco Live, Arroyo Seco, NM
- Jun 21, 2013: eTown Hall, Boulder, CO
- Jun 23, 2013: Performance Works (Vancouver International Jazz Festival), Vancouver, BC Canada
- Jun 24, 2013: Sugar Nightclub, Victoria, BC Canada
- Jun 25 & 26, 2013: Dimitrious Jazz Alley, Seattle, WA
- Jun 27, 2013: The Wild Buffalo, Bellingham, WA
- Jun 28, 2013: Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
- Jul 1, 2013: Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, ON Canada
- Jul 3, 2013: Club Soda (Montreal Jazz Festival), Montreal, QC Canada
- Jul 5, 2013: Iron Horse, Northampton, MA
- Jul 6, 2013: Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
- Jul 7, 2013: DG’s Tap House, Ames, IA
- Jul 9, 2013: Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN
- Jul 10, 2013: Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA
- Jul 11, 2013: La Fete de Marquette, Madison, WI
- Jul 13, 2013: Yoshis, San Francisco, CA
- Jul 14, 2013: California WorldFest, Grass Valley, CA
- Aug 2 & 3, 2013: Pickathon, Happy Valley, OR
- Aug 4, 2013: Challenger Golf Course (Crestone Music Festival), Crestone, CO
- Aug 6, 2013: Walnut Room, Denver, CO
- Aug 7, 2013: JAS Cafe Downstairs at the Nell, Aspen, CO
- Aug 9, 2013: Edmonton Folk Festival, Edmonton, AB Canada
Singer-songwriter Kyle Andrews is still intent on making everyone smile – and thus he announces the release of his next album, Brighter Than The Sun July 23rd via his own Elephant Lady Records imprint. He has several deliriously catchy albums under his belt and has become best known for his 2010 hit “You Always Make Me Smile.” The song was featured in a worldwide ad campaign and the videogarnered 2.2+ million views & was shot during an attempt to make the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest water balloon fight. “The Way To Wonder” begins with light acoustic-guitar strumming and handclaps, quickly building up to an epic climax.
Download:Kyle Andrews – “The Way To Wonder”
Eglo Records will be taking over the Jazz Cafe for a special night of live music. The labels resident queen of soul, Fatima, headlines, premiering songs from her forthcoming album set to drop later in the year. New Jersey vocalist Peter Hadar will be special guest, making his debut UK appearance, both backed by the Eglo Live Band. DJ support comes from label boss and Rinse FM resident Alexander Nut as well as performances from Hip Hop new comers Strange U and a few surprise guests.
Fatima (Album showcase)
Special guest: Peter Hadar (UK Debut)
+ the Eglo Live Band
+ more to be announced
More Events Info
Catch Strange U perfroming live at the Eglo 4th Birthday.
Sunday June 2nd at Jazz Cafe, London.
Little Boots aka Victoria Hesketh has release her sophomore studio album Nocturnes May 7 via her new On Repeat Records imprint through Kobalt Label Services. Nocturnes was produced by DFA Records co-founder Tim Goldsworthy, with other key contributions from Hercules and Love Affair’s Andy Butler and super producer James Ford. A pounding club track set against some of her most hypnotic hook lines yet, the sparkling intergalactic beats of Cosmic Kids’ remix of album single “Broken Record” was built to make you move.
BEACH‘s new full-length album, In Us We Trust is an indie-electro rock collaboration between Karen Mould–the artist formerly known as Bitch–and Billie Jo (Alligator). Fused together by electric violin & chaotic energy, the new LP represents such an important shift in sonic landscape that she was moved to name the project something that was a total departure from her former self: from Bitch to BEACH. During the making of the album, the artist left her NYC home of 15 years and went to California. Karen describes BEACH as “a place where everything shifts”–leaving behind her old persona allowed her to write from a more expansive, playful and wild way. With no limits, like the BEACH. Sonically, In Us We Trust breathes the energy of the city; the simultaneous hope and despair, the bitter edge, humor and power of human gathering.
Album cut “Ibuprofen” is an anthemic break-up song featuring a biting rap chorus and distorted vocal layers.
Download “Ibuprofen” MP3
Having learned classical violin at the age of 4, Karen studied fiddling with Andrew Bird and expanded her musical experimentation horizons. She released her first solo recordMake This/Break This with legendary label Kill Rock Stars, and will release In Us We Trust produced by Roger Paul Mason July 16 on her own Short Story Records.
Previously known for her bands Bitch and Animal & Bitch and the Exciting Conclusion, Karen is also known for appearing as her former persona, Bitch, in the John Cameron Mitchell film Shortbus.
Performing Live This Spring!
5/17: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
5/31: Buffalo, NY @ Ambush Pride Party at Cobblestone
6/8: Indianapolis, IN @ Metro Nightclub
6/29: Cleveland, OH @ Pride
To coincide with its ten year anniversary, Domino is to reissue Four Tet’s seminal album, Rounds, on 13th May 2013. The reissue will feature the album as well as a live set from Copenhagen recorded near the time of the original release