New Quincy Jones Track Feat. Ludacris: “Soul Bossa Nostra”

We already gave you a taste of what to expect from Quincy Jones‘ new collaborative album entitled, Q: Soul Bossa Nostra (set for release in November).  Now, here is the album’s title track “Soul Bossa Nostra”, which Ludacris, Naturally 7 and Rudy Currence (signed to DTP) have given a hip hop revamp. Jones’ 1962 single was re-born as the Austin Powers theme song and sampled by Ludacris on his 2005 single “Number One Spot,” which garnered him a VMA.

“Soul Bossa Nostra” feat. Ludacris, Naturally 7 and Rudy Currence

 

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Mark Ronson & The Business Intl Featuring Boy George and Andrew Wyatt: “Somebody To Love Me” Video

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This is the newest video from Mark Ronson & The Business Intl for the song “Somebody To Love Me” off of Mark Ronson’s latest album, Record Collection, and features vocals by Boy George and Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt.  Smooth tribal beats create the core of the track while the duet between Boy George’s motown tinged chorus and Andrew Wyatt’s pristine falsetto works beautifully.  Plus we’re really digging the recreated ’80′s “footage” of Boy George in Culture Club- it’s bittersweet nostalgia at its best.

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Check out the live performance of “Somebody To Love Me” after the jump.

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The Beast & Nnenna Freelon’s “Freedom Part 2″ Video off New Album Freedom Suite

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Here is the first video from Freedom Suite, the new project by Nnenna Freelon and The Beast hosted by 9th Wonder, to be posted for free download soon on Okayplayer‘s new jazz-inspired channel The Revivalist. Featured artists on this project of music & words include Phonte, YahZarah, Darien Brockington, Kooley High, Geechi SuedeBranford Marsalis, Amiri Baraka, Questlove, Herbie Hancock, Angela Davis and more.

Directed by Napoleon Wright II, the “Freedom Part 2″ video is a documentary-style short film, which follows The Beast as they volunteer and perform at a Durham-based non profit organization called SEEDS. All proceeds from the performance were donated to SEEDS, an organization which teaches inner-city youth how to plant, grow, harvest and sell crops in their own communities. Learn more about SEEDS here: seedsnc.org

Thanks to our friends at The Couch Sessions for the premiere of this community-spirited video. Keep an eye out for the launch of Okayplayer‘s new site, The Revivalist on October 26th.

GPWW 10/4/10: Kon & Amir Mix

This week on the World Wide show, Gilles Peterson kicks off with an Illa J In Space Remix, then slips into a 70s rare groove by Ish, and moves on to hear some very special tracks by British singer Linda Lewis. After you sink deeper into the world wide sounds with many more rare and beautiful tracks, Gilles brings on this week’s guests Kon & Amir as they mix down to master tapes, throwing us back to some old school disco and R&B.

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Kruder & Dorfmeister: The 16 F**king Years Anniversary Session, Were Ya There?

The Austrian downtempo-dub pioneers, Kruder & Dorfmeister, performed at the Best Buy Theater two days ago in their first live New York City appearance in nine years.  Accompanying the two was MC Earl Zinger, who, as described by New York Times‘ Jon Parales, could have been “the Joel Grey of electronica, intoning introductions, singing and dancing around with springing moves.”  Ras MC T Weed also performed, singing with “hints of reggae and Stevie Wonder.”  Video projections by Fritz Fitzke “framed Mr. Kruder Mr Dorfmeister in vertiginous glory, with flashing geometric lines and floating landscapes.”

Through it all, Kruder and Dormeister were “sleekly propulsive as ever.”  Their set blended a vast array of beats, electro synthesizers, and rhythms that exuded a “suave, unchallenging pleasure.”  The show ended with a rewrite of the Beatles’ “Let It Be”, with the lyrics written as “K & D”, instead.  Their current tour is celebrating the 16th anniversary of the label they founded in Vienna, G-Stone Recordings – their brilliant new 2xCD compilation is in stores now, providing some of the label’s greatest hits alongside envelope-pushing new tracks.

Check out the New York Times‘ review of the show: “Old-School Electronica to Trip the Mind, Tickle the Eye and Sway the Body”

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Upcoming Tour Info

Oct 15 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Club Nokia, Los Angeles
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/090044D2ED2A7B32?brand=clubnokia
Oct 16 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Treasure Island Festival, San Francisco
Tickets and further infos: http://treasureislandfestival.com
Oct 22 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Roundhouse, London
Tickets: http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/book-tickets?perfno=5308
Nov 11 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Astra, Berlin
Tickets: http://mct.tickets.de/de/customer/events/show/863-Kruder_&_Dorfmeister
Nov 12 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Kesselhaus, München
Tickets: http://mct.tickets.de/de/customer/events/show/863-Kruder_&_Dorfmeister
Nov 13 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ E-Werk, Köln
Tickets: http://mct.tickets.de/de/customer/events/show/863-Kruder_&_Dorfmeister