Femi Kuti’s New Release – Africa for Africa + Win Tickets for US Tour

On his album Africa For Africa, released today, Femi Kuti articulates a raw and forceful call to the long tradition of Afrobeat. Recorded in the same studio where he produced his first recordings with his father Fela Kuti and his breakthrough solo album No Cause For Alarm?, Africa for Africa is in several ways a return to Femi’s roots. Deliberately less-produced than its predecessor Day by Day, it aims to present Afrobeat in its roughest, purest form. Femi continues to develop his activist voice on the new album, with the lyrics addressing government oppression and other modern problems in Africa, but the music retains a visceral power.

Win tickets to one of the following shows on Femi’s US Tour:
4/21 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
4/22 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
4/26 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
4/30 – Metro – Chicago – Chicago, IL
5/06 – Austin City Limits Live at Moody – Austin, TX
5/12 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
5/13 – Bimbo’s 365 Club – San Francisco, CA
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The Knux Video – “She’s So Up”

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Check out The Knux perform “She’s So Up” live.  Following 2008′s Remind Me In 3 Days, the duo relocated from New Orleans to LA and ended up recording with Interscope.  This comes off the new album, yet to be titled. We hope coming very soon.

“She’s So Up” on iTunes | Amazon

Win Signed Esperanza Spalding Vinyl

The jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding surprised a few people by winning The Grammy’s ‘Best New Artist’ over the big pop acts of 2011, which goes to prove one thing: Jazz ain’t dead. Neither is vinyl. The double LP version of Chamber Music Society is now available, and contains some special extras. Enter to win a *signed* copy of the vinyl for your own collection.

Besides all of the original tracks from the Chamber Music Society CD, the LP also includes audio commentary by Esperanza & song bytes from the recording sessions, and a sneak peek track (“Morning”) from her next 2012 release, Radio Music Society.

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Sade New Song – “Love is Found”

More greatness from Sade already as another new song from her forthcoming Ultimate Collection. First we got her cover of Thin Lizzy’s “Still in Love With You” then last week we heard a Jay-Z remix of “The Moon and The Sky.” This one brings a surprisingly dark heavy production, maybe a better kind of urban crossover.

Love Is Found by SadeOfficial

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