Sade Remix ft. Jay-Z – “The Moon And The Sky”

When we heard about Sade‘s forthcoming compilation The Ultimate Collection, we drooled over the mere thought of a Jay-Z remix. To our surprise, Jay went and posted it up on his new blog today. Check the stream for “The Moon And The Sky” below, a wonderful Friday send-off. And there’s much more to come: The Ultimate Collection includes more brand new tracks, and Sade will be on tour with John Legend this summer.

The Moon And The Sky (Remix Featuring JAY Z) by SadeOfficial

Afro Funke’s Les Nubians Listening Party in LA – 4/21

Les Nubians release their album Nü Revolution very soon and if you’re in LA, you can celebrate with the Afropean soul queens themselves. They will be having an official CD release party on April 21st at Zanzibar in LA, with DJ Al Jackson of The Soul Children. The party is hosted by Afro Funke with DJ Jeremy Sole, who’s traveled the world to find the funkiest music of the Americas, Africa and Europe to hold this global music party localized in Los Angeles. Get more info about the release party and watch their music video with Bonzai and J Period below.

9 PM – 2 AM
$7 before 10:30 PM – $10 after
21+ w/ID

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Les Nubians ft John Banzaï – Veuillez Veiller… by foxysoul

GPWW 3/30/11: Seun Kuti Album Preview and Now That’s What I Call Bumps Vol. 2 mix


Photo by Mark Godwin of The Guardian

Gilles serves up the second volume of “Now that’s what I call Bumps” on this installment of GPWW. For those of you new to the “Now That’s What I call Bumps” series, it spotlights some of the international stars in the “beats” scene, a new generation of musicians. Mostly instrumental numbers, they range from high energy tunes like “Lil Zurna” by Debruit to serene tracks like “Brushmetal” by Devonwho.

The Worldwide Show also treats us with a preview of Seun Kuti & Fela’s Egypt 80 new album From Africa With Fury: Rise to be released by Because Music. The UK Guardian recently sat down with Seun and discussed various topics such as politics, his legendary father Fela, and his new album. Catch that interview here.

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Brownswood Pop Up Record Shop – 4/16

In celebration of Record Store Day on April 16th, Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood family is setting up a very special pop up record shop. An avid record collector himself, Gilles knows all too well the buzz one gets from digging in the crates. So for one day only, the East London venue C.A.M.P gets a makeover by Brownswood resident visual artist Josephine Ade Chinonye Chime customizing the shop into a traditional African street fair with her elaborate illustration cut-outs and textile prints.

Here, fellow vinyl enthusiasts can browse to their hearts’ content through rare soul, jazz, groove, funk, and African records from Gilles’ favourite UK dealers and participate in special live auctions with generously donated finds from celebrity ‘fans’ including Thom Yorke, Erkyah Badu, Four Tet, Zane Lowe, Rob Da Bank, Jamie Cullum and more.

All record sale proceeds will go to the Steve Reid Foundation recently founded by Gilles Peterson to benefit struggling musicians with terminal illness. Entrance is free all day.

Location Details:
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Hours: 12 -6 p.m.
The C.A.M.P.
70-74 City Road London EC1Y 2BJ
Vinyl, Art, Café Lounge, and Special Guest DJs

Ambrose Akinmusire’s When The Heart Emerges Glistening Released Today

Ambrose Akinmusire‘s tour de force When the Heart Emerges Glistening drops today on Blue Note records. The 28 year old trumpeter-composer is bound to attract attention with his latest effort, a manifesto that is startlingly fresh and personal. Akinmusire himself composes 10 of the 12 songs on the album, with his labelmate and mentor Jason Moran picking up the production duties. The artist is backed by his young quintet (tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III, pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Harish Raghavan, and drummer Justin Brown), a close-knit group of longtime friends and frequent collaborators that breathes a remarkable collective identity. See tour dates after the jump.

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Full Album Streaming on AOL’s Spinner
( Until Sunday April 10)

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