Si*Sé “This Love” Crystal Pharoah Remix

On the upcoming Si*Sé Gold EP, singer/DJ Carol C‘s voice evokes a sophisticated sensuality, singing in English and Spanish over producer Cliff Cristofaro‘s post-trip-hop grooves. The band also includes drummer Ryan Farley, bassist Morgan Phillips, percussionist Neil Ochoa and violinist Nicole Arena.

For the single “This Love,” Carol turned to Cristofaro for a “Motown-ish track.” He was ready for the request, pulling out a sweetly spaced rhythm with plenty of room for Carol’s dream-like vocals to fly over: her heartfelt convictions, one which has caused innumerable fans to connect to her with, is in full force here. “I was talking to many different people around the same time,” she says, “and they all seemed to be in search of the perfect love. This song came out of those conversations.”  We also have a remix from The Crystal Pharoah (aka the producer, Cliff Cristofaro), a divine slice of disco cut with trilling string trimmings.

Si*Sé – “This Love”
 

Si*Sé – “This Love” (The Crystal Pharoah Remix)
 

Si*Sé’s New York Record Release show will be on March 12 at Le Poisson Rouge.

Official Leak from Erykah Badu’s New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh

Erykah Badu Erykah Badu has announced the release date for her fifth studio album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh. The new album is the singer’s hotly anticipated follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2008 disc, New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War.

In contrast to New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War, which was digitally produced and political in tone, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh features lush live instrumentation and taps into Badu’s emotional side by thematically focusing on romance and relationships. “With Part One, I was standing at an apex, looking at what was going on around me politically, socially, and economically,” Badu explained. “With Part Two, I’m hovering over me, looking at what’s going on inside of me.”

 

 

Listen to the Official Leak of “Jump Up In The Air and Stay There feat. Lil Wayne”

 

 

And check out the video at www.erykahbadu.com

 

Gilles Peterson Worldwide Family Mixtape: fLako Mix

gillGilles Peterson continues his search for the perfect beat with heavy rhythms from MJ Cole, Massive Attack, J.Period & K’NAAN, Basement Jaxx and a special mix from fLako.

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DJ Cam Collaborates With Nicolette On Love EP

camFrench abstract hip hop extraordinaire DJ Cam returns this August with Seven, his first album since Soulshine in 2002. A prelude to the full-length, which promises to be the link between Radiohead and Massive Attack, the Love EP includes the slow burning “Love” featuring Nicolette, as well as the title track of the album, an instrumental atmospheric odyssey.

Watch out for Seven dropping this summer.

 

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