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Meshell Ndegeocello Releases New Album Today + Free MP3 feat. Cody ChestnuTT

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2012 by E.N.

Meshell Ndegeocello

Releases Pour Une Âme Souveraine:

A Dedication To Nina Simone Today

 

Following the release of 2011′s critically acclaimed WeatherMeshell Ndegeocello releases her 10th studio album, Pour une âme souveraine (“For a sovereign soul”), a dedication to fellow musician Nina Simonetoday. Joined by musicians Chris Bruce (guitar), Jebin Bruni (keys) andDeantoni Parks (drums), the singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist, and vocalist reworked some of the tracks made famous by the iconic musician. Guests on the album include Sinead O’ConnorLizz WrightValerie JuneTracy WannomaeToshi Reagon and Cody ChesnuTT.  Order your copy of the album on iTunes HERE or on Amazon HERE.

More info HERE

 

Track List
1. Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
2. Suzanne
3. Real Real feat. Toshi Reagon
4. House of the Rising Sun feat. Toshi Reagon
5. Turn Me On
6. Feelin’ good
7. Don’t Take All Night feat. Sinead O’Connor
8. Nobody’s Fault But Mine feat. Lizz Wright
9. Be My Husband feat. Valerie June
10. Black is the Color of My True Loves Hair feat. Valerie June
11. See Line Woman feat. Tracy Wannomae
12. Either Way I Lose
13. To Be Young, Gifted and Black feat. Cody ChesnuTT
14. Four Women


Meshell Ndegeocello Tour Dates
10/14: Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre
10/15: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
10/16: New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
10/19: Durham, NC @ Duke University, Reynolds Industry Theater
10/20: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall Theater
11/23: Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music
12/01: Detroit, MI @ Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
12/04: Austin, TX @ One World Theater
12/07: Los Angeles, CA @ UCLA Live
12/09: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
12/12: Portland, OR @ Mission Theater

Meshell Ndegeocello Announces Nina Simone Tribute Album + Free MP3

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2012 by E.N.

MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF

POUR UNE ÂME SOUVERAINE: A DEDICATION TO NINA SIMONE

(October 9; Naïve Records)

Following the release of 2011′s critically acclaimed WeatherMeshell Ndegeocello announces the release of her 10th studio album, Pour une âme souveraine (“For a sovereign soul”), a dedication to fellow musician Nina Simone. Joined by musicians Chris Bruce (guitar), Jebin Bruni (keys) and Deantoni Parks (drums), the singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist, and vocalist reworked some of the tracks made famous by the iconic musician. Guests on the album include Sinead O’ConnorLizz WrightValerie June,Tracy WannomaeToshi Reagon and Cody ChesnuTT. To celebrate the release of the album, Meshell is sharing the iconic track “Be My Husband”.

 

Flush with stomps, claps and chants, Meshell is accompanied on vocals by New York singer-songwriter Valerie June.

After only ten days in the studios of guitarist Pete Min, this album was born, reflecting Meshell’s admiration for the pioneering work of an artist who refused to be owned by genre, industry, or expectation. As Meshell describes, this album is “a dedication to Nina Simone and her incredible influence but it is also a dedication to the single, interior life we all experience.” Revered by Meshell, Nina Simone was a powerful influence both musically and politically. Her music was highly instrumental in the fight for equal rights in the United States. “She wanted success, was pressured to make hits, but her own sound was still irrepressible,” explains Meshell. “She had things to say, she protested. She was a loud, proud black, female voice during a time when black female voices were not encouraged to make themselves heard.”

Comprised of a mix of traditional classics (“Feelin’ Good”), songs written by Nina Simone (“Real Real”), or for her (“To Be Young, Gifted and Black” by Weldon Irvine), the album represents a full spectrum of Nina Simone’s work and life. From the pulsing of the traditional ballad “House Of The Rising Sun,” the velvety, soul filled vocals of “Feeling Good,” and a bluegrass duet with Sinead O’Connor in “Don’t Take All Night,” Meshell Ndegeocello gives a subtle spin to the tracks off the Pour une âme souveraine.

“We really wanted to do something we felt was true to Nina Simone. By that realizing it meant we had to do what felt true to us,” says Chris Bruce, who co-produced the album along with Meshell and wrote the arrangements. “The aim was not to re-create the existing versions, because we felt strongly that the only way to honor Nina would be for Meshell to find her own voice in the material. Nina was always exploring and experimenting, and quite cathartic. If you are familiar with her work at all you will frequently find that there exist multiple versions of the same song. So we wanted to tap into that same creative spirit and make the songs our own. And in the end hopefully have something we feel she would appreciate and feel pride.”

Pour une âme souveraine Track List

1.    Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
2.    Suzanne
3.    Real Real feat. Toshi Reagon
4.    House of the Rising Sun feat. Toshi Reagon
5.    Turn Me On
6.    Feelin’ good
7.    Don’t Take All Night feat. Sinead O’Connor
8.    Nobody’s Fault But Mine feat. Lizz Wright
9.    Be My Husband feat. Valerie June
10. Black is the Color of My True Loves Hair feat. Valerie June
11. See Line Woman  feat. Tracy Wannomae
12. Either Way I Lose
13. To Be Young, Gifted and Black feat. Cody ChesnuTT
14. Four Women

Meshell Ndegeocello Tour Dates

07/20: New York, NY @ Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall
07/28: New York, NY @ The Fats Waller Dance Party, Annunciation Park on Bruce Paltrow Field
08/04: Oakland, CA @ Art & Soul Festival
08/11: Burnaby, CA @ Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival
08/27: Big Indian, NY @ Women’s Music Summit, Full Moon
08/28: Big Indian, NY @ Women’s Music Summit, Full Moon
08/29: Big Indian, NY @ Women’s Music Summit, Full Moon
08/30: Big Indian, NY @ Women’s Music Summit, Full Moon
08/31: Big Indian, NY @ Women’s Music Summit, Full Moon
09/07: Pittsburgh, PA @ City of Asylum
09/08: Pittsburgh, PA @ City of Asylum
10/19: Durham, NC @ Duke University, Reynolds Industry Theater
10/20: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall Theater
12/07: Los Angeles, CA @ UCLA Live

Download : Gary Go – Our Love is on the Line

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2012 by E.N.

Gary Go 

Now Was Once The Future

Hear the new track “Our Love is on the Line.”
(download HERE)

Soundtrack Mini-Album Available January 11th on GaryGo.tv!

 

CINEMA (Skrillex remix) is one of the greatest works of art ever made. 
Kanye West

2011 was the year that put Gary Go on dance music’s radar.  The quirky and introspective pop artist was suddenly thrust to the forefront of the scene upon collaborating with mega-producer and hit maker Benny Benassi, writing and performing the chart-topping dance club anthem “Cinema.”  After enjoying a GRAMMY-nominated remix from Skrillex and being front and center in Benassi’s video for “Close to Me”, Gary Go toured the globe as the face and voice of dance music.  But that was last year.  Now that 2012 is upon us, Gary is stepping into the spotlight on his own with his new album“Now Was Once The Future.”  

Listen to the new track “Our Love is on the Line.” (Download HERE)

Now Was Once The Future” gets released on January 11th and further showcases Gary’s talents as a songwriter, vocalist and producer.  The new mini-concept album tells the story of the aftermath of a breakup, chronicling the moment when someone you love leaves you.  His first single, a new interpretation of “Cinema”, transforms the dance hall anthem into a spaced out electronic ballad.  In conjunction with the announcement of the NWOTFrelease date, Gary is releasing a new single “Our Love is on the Line.” Gary’s spirited and soulful vocals take center stage on the funk and soul-influenced track.  It is a pop gem that is as catchy as it is riveting.

NWOTF features a stellar group of musicians including drummer Deantoni Parks(Meshell N’Degeocello / Mars Volta), violinist Davide Rossi (Coldplay / Goldfrapp),Memphis Horns (Elvis Presley / Al Green) and mixer Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros / M83 / Moby).  The album was produced by Gary Go at his own The Whipping Club studios and features artwork by world-traveling graphic designer Kaonashi.

Track Listing:
1. Cinema (Ft. Carina Round)
2. Our Love is on the Line
3. A Lie at a Time
4. I Want My Heart Broken Again
5. Heavy (Ft. Harry Collier)
6. Superfuture
7. Confetti Death (Ft. Mr. Dialysis)

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Download:Miguel Migs -Close Your Eyes (Salva Remix)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2011 by E.N.


‘Close Your Eyes’ featuring the vocals of Meshell Ndegeocello was one of the standout tracks from Miguel Migs’ new album ‘Outside The Skyline’.
This is the best remix for us
Download:Miguel Migs -Close Your Eyes (Salva Remix)

Miguel Migs – Close Your Eyes feat. Meshell Ndegelcello (remixes preview)+Dj promo mix

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2011 by E.N.

‘Close Your Eyes’ featuring the vocals of Meshell Ndegeocello was one of the standout tracks from Miguel Migs’ new album ‘Outside The Skyline’.   Here it gets the remix treatment from an all-star cast featuring Deetron, Osunlade, Uner, Shades Of Gray, Dutchican Soul & Dave Mayer, Alex Gomez & Oriol Calvo, Woolfy and Salva.

Just one of several high profile collaborators on ‘Outside The Skyline’, Meshell Ndegeocello has an illustrious career including 10 Grammy nominations, countless film score appearances, a no. 1 record covering Bill Withers and collaborations with the likes of Basement Jaxx, Indigo Girls and The Blind Boys of Alabama.  She even played bass on albums recorded by The Rolling Stones and Alanis Morissette.

Miguel Migs has emerged from San Francisco’s deep house scene as an artist who transcends the stylistic limitations of genre in a way so very few have managed.  In his own words, “I take inspiration from everything around me. Its not about trends or what’s fashionable, its about creative expression, quality, emotion and artistic integrity.”

Artist: Miguel Migs
Title: Close Your Eyes feat. Meshell Ndegelcello
Label: Om Records/Salted Music (USA)
Cat No: OM518
Style: Deep/Soulful/Tech House
Release Date: 8th November 2011

1: Album Version
2: Deetron Dub
3: Osunlade’s Yoruba Soul Mix
4: Alex Gomez & Oriol Calvo Remix
5: Shades Of Gray Vocal Mix
6: Dutchican Soul & Dave Mayer Remix
7: Uner Remix
8: Deetron Remix
9: Shades Of Gray Dub
10: Woolfy’s Outback Mix
11: Salva Remix

Miguel Migs – Feelin Kinda Moody – DJ Promo Mix

Promo Mix Track List
1. Dennis Jr. – Are You The One
2. Ante Perry – Ad Eed
3. BTK feat. Dyanna Fearon – Ahora (Ananda Project Dub) [Migs Edit]
4. No To Mash – Wanderer [Migs Edit]
5. Christian Malloni – Hell Yeah (Original Mix)
6. Thor – GDWJ [Salted Unreleased]
7. The Funk Ensemble – Dario D’Attis Ayaya Drums
8. Aqua Bassino – Luv’Inside
9. Homework – I’m Into This (Andre Crom & Martin Dawson Remix) [Migs Love & Happiness Edit]
10. Mario Basanov – Just Think About (Mario Basanov Dub Edit)
11. Evren Ulusoy & Sezer Uysal – Singing In The Bathtub (Soul Minority Remix)
12. The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love (Lapse Dub)
13. Franco de Mulero – I Can See Why (Dub)
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Meshel Ndegeocell​o Announces New Record, Weather, Out November 8th via Naïve+free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2011 by E.N.

Meshell Ndegeocello Announces New Record Weather

Out November 8th via Naïve

This fall, Meshell Ndegeocello will return with her latest record Weather, out November 8th on Naïve in the U.S. Her ninth album in 20 years, Weather finds the eclectic songwriter expanding on her iconic style, a lush album of intimate songwriting. And in honor of the album’s release, Meshell has made “Dirty World” available for free download. Download the track HERE 

Produced by Grammy-winner Joe Henry (Aimee Mann, Solomon Burke, Ani DiFranco), Weather is the latest addition to Meshell’s diverse catalog. A strikingly organic record, the album finds Meshell experimenting with the sparse, orchestral melodies paired with thoughtful lyrics, all performed by a band of fearsome musicians. The album opens with the title track “Weather,” a spacey, soulful groove that sets the stage for the rest of the record. Tracks like “Oysters” and her cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Chelsea Hotel” find Meshell constructing hushed ballads, centered around mournful piano. These tracks are juxtaposed with Meshell’s defiant, soulful stomps on songs like “Rapid Fire” and “Dirty World.” The album also features all-star collaborations with the likes of Chris Connelly (ex-Revolting Cocks, Ministry), Benji Hughes, and Joe Henry.
 
Born Michelle Johnson in Berlin, Meshell Ndegeocello has spent that last twenty years forging a unique career that’s as distinct as it is critically celebrated. Arriving in New York in the early ’90s with a few bedroom demos and her bass, Meshell quickly struck out on her own, joining The Black Rock Coalition and eventually signing to Madonna’s newly minted Maverick Records. Her politically charged, sexually rebellious music crossed boundaries and norms, all while incorporating a bit of everything into her sound, including hip hop, rock, R&B, new wave, go-go and punk. Her neo-soul anthem “If That’s Your Boyfriend (He Wasn’t Last Night)” topped the charts, and cover of Van Morrison’s “Wild Night,” performed with John Mellancamp, became a ’90s classic. Quickly developing into a musician’s musician, Meshell has shared the stage with The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Alanis Morrisette, James Blood Ulmer, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Tony Allen, John Medeski, Billy Preston, Chaka Khan, and more.

Miguel Migs – Outside The Skyline (Om Records/Salted Music) (Preview )

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2011 by E.N.

Artist: Miguel Migs
Title: Outside The Skyline
Label: Om Records/Salted Music (USA)
Genre: House / Dub / Soul / Funk
Format: CD / Vinyl / Digital Download
Release Date: 20th September 2011

More info+free download HERE

1. Intro – Life feat. Half Pint
2. Tonight feat. Meshell Ndegeocello
3. Breakdown feat. Lisa Shaw
4. Everybody feat. Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King Download
5. The Distance feat. Aya
6. Life feat. Half Pint
7. Close Your Eyes feat. Meshell Ndegeocello
8. They Don’t Know feat. Freddie McGregor
9. The System feat. Capleton
10. Zuzu feat. Bebel Gilberto
11. Changin’ feat. Sonny J Mason
12. Don’t Stop feat. Aya
13. Lose Control feat. Lisa Shaw
14. Getaway feat. Georg Levin

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Miguel Migs to release “Outside The Skyline on OM Records September 20, 2011+free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2011 by E.N.

Featuring stunning collaborations with original disco diva Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, reggae legends Capleton, Half-Pint and Freddie McGregor, first lady of musicianship Meshell Ndegeocello, Berlin based singer Georg Levin and bossa nova phenomenon Bebel Gilberto.
FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD Everybody feat. Evelyn “Champagne” King (Kid Who Italo Dub)

Artist:Miguel Migs
Title:Outside The Skyline
Label:Om Records
Release date: September 20th 2011
Format: CD album / digital download / vinyl

Tracks: Intro – Life / Tonight / Breakdown / Everybody / Life / Close Your Eyes / They Don’t Know / The System / Zuzu / Changin’ / Lose Control

Adding an eclectic and collaborative edge to the current class of electronic music productions, one of San Francisco’s finest, Miguel Migs is set to release his much anticipated third album ‘Outside the Skyline’ on Om Records in partnership with Salted Music this September.

Migs has emerged from San Francisco’s deep house scene as an artist who transcends the stylistic limitations of genre in a way so very few have managed. In his own words, “I take inspiration from everything around me. Its not about trends or what’s fashionable, its about creative expression, quality, emotion and artistic integrity.”

Having released a clutch of highly acclaimed productions, including the well-received 2002 debut album ‘Colourful You’, which came out on the legendary Astralwerks label Migs’ latest effort, ‘Outside the Skyline’ is an intelligent, stunningly accomplished album that showcases not just a passion for quality, soulful melodies and intricate productions, but also a lush set of influences that stretch from early soul, dub and funk to house and Italo disco. This melting pot provides the backdrop to Miguel Migs’ 21st century take on house music.

Showcasing an extraordinary line up of creative and internationally renowned artists – Migs’ reputation is such that, when it came to recording ‘Outside The Skyline’, he was able to pull together come impressive collaborators including original disco diva Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, reggae legends Capleton, Half-Pint and Freddie McGregor, first lady of musicianship Meshell Ndegeocello, Berlin based singer Georg Levin and bossa nova phenomenon Bebel Gilberto.

The result is an album that’s trademark Migs. Informed by house but no slave to metronomic dance floor rhythms and tempos. It takes influences from jazz, reggae, soul and more, with a heavy emphasis on high-quality song writing and equally high production values.

Outside the Skyline, promises to take you on a first class, round-trip journey inspired by a variety of musical genres and deeper electronic sounds.
A globetrotting A-List DJ, Miguel Migs will be taking his signature sound all over the world this summer. Stay posted for tour dates.

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