RELEASE DATE: MONDAY 1st JULY
LABEL: FREESTYLE RECORDS
Omar – The Man (single) at EMN Chart HERE
Omar – The Man (single) at EMN Chart HERE
Bay Area songstress Goapele, one of the most alluring and powerful voices of our times, releases her first studio album in almost six years, ‘Break of Dawn’.
The album features production from heavyweights such as Malay of John Legend and Mary J. Blige fame, Bobby Ozuna, whose previous credits include John Mayer and Erykah Badu, and Kanye West, amongst many others. It will be released on Decon Records and Goapele’s own imprint Skyblaze Recordings, representing a shift from major back to indie labels, after releasing her last album ‘Change It All’ on Sony Music in 2006.
‘Break of Dawn’ takes listeners through a journey of sensuality, heartbreak, and ultimately, resolution and inner peace. The opening track ‘Play’, the first single off the album, has had support from major radio players including XFM’s Mary Anne Hobb’s and BBC Radio 1’s Gilles Peterson. It is a prime demonstration of Goapele’s ever-present sexuality that oozes from every note. ‘Undertow’ is a melancholic description of what it feels like to be in the clutches of love with musical inspirations drawing instinctively from early Brandy and Alicia Keys. The second half of the album takes on a more optimistic tone, with ‘Money’ being reminiscent of a funk-injected Neptunes production and ‘Pieces’ showing a more uplifting outlook on love and the end of a significant relationship. Goapele tactfully rounds off her masterpiece with ‘Right Here’ and ‘Milk & Honey’, two club-oriented R&B tracks with a modern twist.
Goapele captivated the music industry in 2001 with her stunning independently released debut album “Closer” earning fans from punters to musical contemporaries ranging from superstars like Erykah Badu, Mos Def and Kanye West to such legendary luminaries as Prince and Stevie Wonder.
She is roundly hailed for consistently delivering emotionally charged yet uplifting soulful cuts that skilfully blend hip hop, jazz, and melodic R&B. She embarks on a 15 date promotional tour across the USA at the start of next year.
Rolling Stone “The spiritual love-child of Sade and D’Angelo mixes sweet soul vocals, jazz-funk instrumentation and hip hop rhythms by underground Bay Area beatmasters. Goapele can kick it in the streets as in the lounge.”
Billboard Magazine “Goapele’s smoky, sensual voice is a beacon that shines on a set that wisely steers clear of overproduction.”
NNEKA to Release Soul Is Heavy
February 28, 2012 on
Yo Mama’s Recordings/Decon
“Nas and Marley (Distant Relatives) offer nothing but praise for Nneka”
- in an interview for Prefix Magazine
Soul is Heavy is both affirmative and compelling in addressing the tough realities and uncomfortable truths of modern politics – both personal (‘Stay’) and international (‘Soul is Heavy’) – and adding credence to the Lauryn Hill / Erykah Badu references so often cited in comparison of her.
A majority of the album has once again been produced by close friend and co-writer DJ Farhot, and mixed by Tom Elmhirst and Philippe Weiss whose recent credits include Amy Winehouse, Adele, Cee Lo Green and Wyclef Jean.
Since the release of her last album, Concrete Jungle, Nneka has had an incredibly active tour schedule, performing over 150 shows for over 500,000 people. Appearances at SXSW and on the David Letterman show, Glastonbury and Newport Folk Festival were recent highlights, in addition to supporting Lenny Kravitz, Nas & Damian Marley (“Distant Relatives”), The Roots, Gnarls Barkley.
NNEKA – My Home (official video)
My Morning Jacket Taps Special Guests Erykah Badu
and Rachel Dratch for American Express’
“Unstaged” Performance, in Partnership
with VEVO and YouTube
Click HERE to Watch New Unstaged Trailer:
“The My Morning Jacket Show Scene”
5/31 Louisville Show, Which Streams as a Live VEVO event
on YouTube at 9pm EDT at
My Morning Jacket’s upcoming performance for American Express’ “Unstaged” music series – in partnership with VEVO and YouTube – is just around the corner, and the band has revealed new exciting details about the event. The live-stream of the band’s 5/31 Louisville show, which airs at 9pm EDT, will feature Grammy award-winning singer Erykah Badu and actress Rachel Dratch. The band has also released a series of trailers for show – click HERE to watch the latest one, a.k.a. “The My Morning Jacket Shower Scene.” Other recent trailers include a request for fans to send in artistic photos of their eyeballs, to be featured as a part of the live-stream, which is being directed by award-winning filmmaker Todd Haynes. The guys have also requested attendees of the show to come dressed in fancy clothes to match the grandeur of the venue, the historic Louisville Palace Theater.
“We are incredibly honored that Todd Haynes has agreed to direct this show for us,” said lead singer Jim James. “We can’t wait to immerse ourselves in his creative vision and masterful take on this live-streamed performance. Fans will certainly be in for a magical and surreal ride.”
My Morning Jacket’s new album, Circuital, will be released on May 31st by ATO Records. It was recorded in Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN, and was co-produced by frontman Jim James and Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists). Head over to their Facebook page to hear “Holdin on to Black Metal” and “Circuital,” two of the new songs that will appear on it.
My Morning Jacket Tour Dates:
* = $1 from each ticket will be donated to a local charity
Go to www.mymorningjacket.com for more details
05/31: Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theater
06/02-06/05: Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Festival
06/05: Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam
06/09-06/12: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Festival
06/16: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
06/17: Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
06/22: Los Angeles, CA @ Pantages Theatre
06/24: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
06/26: Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
06/28: Portland, OR @ Edgefield
06/29: Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
06/30-07/03: Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
7/2 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
07/11: Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
07/12: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
07/16: Southwold @ Latitude Festival
07/17: London @ Somerset House
8/2 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
8/3 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
08/04: Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/05-08/13: Bangor, ME @ The KahBang Festival
TOUR DATES W/ NEKO CASE:
8/7 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn at White River State Park
8/8 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
8/10 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
8/12 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
8/14 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion
8/16 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook
8/17 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
8/20 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/21 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater
Gilles Peterson presents:
Worldwide – A celebration of his syndicated radio show
Two-disc set spans the show’s ten year existence and features music from Nitin Sawhney, Cinematic Orchestra feat Roots Manuva, Qtip, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Herbert, Jay Dee, Dwele, Amy Winehouse, Dizzy Rascal, M.I.A., Sebastien Tellier, Benga, Darkstar and much more
Music lover, record collector, DJ, broadcaster… Perhaps most famous for his much loved genre-exploding radio shows on BBC Radio 1 (and 17 other stations around the world including Japan’s leading commercial station J-Wave), Gilles Peterson’s insatiable appetite for new music undoubtedly lies at the heart of his success. Worldwide is 10 years young and fresher than ever – a benchmark for broadcasters the world over.
Ten years in the making, this compilation is a tribute to a truly groundbreaking show, music and a serious music personality who is ahead of the curve and debuts awesome records on his show before anyone else. Gilles Peterson is a truly revered international club and radio DJ and one of music’s foremost tastemakers (possibly the most well known in the whole world) in a world dominated by style over substance.
The focus of this compilation is to present to its audience not just a DJ’s favorite selection or songs that stood the test of time but it represents a great collection of songs and grooves premiered on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide show before any other station in the world. It’s about music that Gilles has helped popularize across the world on his show which is syndicated in 15 countries. It’s a musical journey for DJ’s and radio listeners across the world.
In addition to his Worldwide radio show, Gilles is also the head of Talking Loud Records where he introduced the world to Jamiroquai, Roni Size, 4 Hero, Courtney Pine, Brand New Heavies, Galliano and many more. He was a key founding member of the late 80’s Acid Jazz boom and recently set-up a new record label, Brownswood Recordings, to sign and develop exciting new talent as well as putting on his Worldwide Awards every year in London and the Worldwide festival every summer in the south of France. His compilation albums have become legendary and he continues to be a breath of fresh air on the dance floors of the world playing a unique selection of music that is rarely heard elsewhere.
Label: BBE Records
Release Date: October 11, 2010
01 – Nitin Sawhney – Tides
02 – Cinematic Orchestra feat Roots Manuva – All Things To All Men
03 – Quasimoto – Come on Feet
04 – Qtip – Lets Ride
05 – Erykah Badu – Green Eyes
06 – Jill Scott – He Loves Me [Lyzel In E Flat]
07 – Herbert – The Audience
08 – Jay Dee – Rico Suave Bossa Nova FREE DOWNLOAD
09 – Dwele – Too Fly
10 – Amy Winehouse – Take The Box
11 – Gotan Project – Triptico
12 – Dizzy Rascal – I Luv U
13 – M.I.A. – Galang
14 – Vikter Duplaix – Manhood
01 – Sa-Ra – Rosebuds
02 – Steve Spacek – Dollar
03 – Outlines – Just a Lil’ Lovin
04 – Recloose – Dust
05 – Amerie – 1 Thing
06 – Seun Kuti & Fela’s Egypt 80 – Many Things
07 – RSL – Wesley Music
08 – Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle
09 – Little Dragon – Twice
10 – Jose James – Dreamer
11 – Theo Parrish – Goin’ Downstairs (Part 1)
12 – Benga – Emotions
13 – Darkstar – Aidy’s Girl Is A Computer
BBE releases Gilles Peterson presents: Worldwide – A Celebration Of His Syndicated Radio Show on October 11, 2010
Gilles Peterson Worldwide Homepage
Gilles on Radio 1
Gilles’ Facebook Fan Page
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