New Re-issues from Fela Kuti & Knitting Factory Records

Our friends at Knitting Factory Records and Fela.net have announced the second set of Fela Kuti reissues, Na Poi:

These 7 CDs, which include 14 albums released primarily in the mid-70s, contain some of the most powerful music of Fela’s career, representing Fela and Africa ‘70 in their prime. In this collection, Fela’s political and social commentary begins to reach a boiling point with songs such as “Alagbon Close”, “Icy Blindness”, and “Expensive Shit.” “Na Poi” was banned from the radio for explicit sexual references, and in “Yellow Fever” Fela urges people to shake loose the colonial mentality. Fela’s more poetic and metaphysical inclinations are also represented in this collection, with masterpieces such as “Water No Get Enemy.”


Sia “Clap Your Hands (Diplo Remix)” Download

Diplo + Sia = Sweet Remix. Sia’s full-length album, We Are Born, drops June 22nd. Her current tour dates (The We Meaning You Tour) can be found here, along with more streaming music from the new album.

Sia – “Clap Your Hands (Diplo Remix)” [MP3]
 


M.I.A.’s New Track “Born Free” in Romain Garvas Film

Be Warned: This video contains graphic, violent imagery.

M.I.A. is the latest artist to send the internet into a full-blown frenzy with a video. The short film by French director Romain Garvas, which has been pulled from YouTube and labeled as NSFW elsewhere, is set to the music of M.I.A.’s “Born Free.”
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Turntables On The Gowanus ft. Nickodemus, Nappy G & Amon on percussion w/ DJ Erik The Red ~ April 30

Turntables on the Hudson and Giant Step are teaming up again, to ring in the spirit of Spring. This Friday, April 30th at Littlefield, we present a night of dancing reminiscent of all the good times by the waterfront, but this time on the Gowanus. DJs Nickodemus and Erik The Red will be spinning the hottest music from around the globe with Nappy G and Amon on percussion bringing the dancing to a feverish frenzy. Head to Ticketfly and be sure to pick up a copy of the Turntables On The Hudson – 10 Year Anniversary double CD or Nickodemus’s Sun People Remixed album with your advance ticket.

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