We're very happy to say that The Bumps are back. (This might be the only occasion for which that phrase can be used sincerely.) 'Now That's What I Call Bumps,' the series Gilles Peterson recently introduced to highlight new-era producers, is back with a fourth installment. That means the tracklist this week includes Jon Phonics, fLako, Eskmo, Spaven, and the highly-hyped Tyler the Creator.
This week's show also includes a Worldwide Family Mixtape out of the UK from United Vibrations, whose debut album Galaxies Not Ghettos is now available for pre-order (CD, vinyl or digital) on Bandcamp.
Please enjoy these photos from this past Tuesday's launch party for Hammock House: Africa Caribe featuring Joaquin "Joe" Claussell and Rich Medina. The party, the people, the venue, the vibe and the music set a high standard for what's sure to be one amazing summer here in New York City. If you didn't pick up a copy of the stunning two-disc album at the party, be sure you grab it this coming Tuesday, May 17th.
As if the prospect of the upcoming Thievery Corporation show on June 24th at the Williamsburg Waterfront wasn't exciting enough, word has reached us that Raphael Saadiq will be joining the bill. More special guests are expected to be announced closer to the show. It would seem the perfect summer show just got more perfect.
Nikka Costa adds another great video to her YouTube channel, Nikka's Box, this time doing a cover of "Little Lion Man" by Mumford & Sons. You can buy her cover of the song via iTunes or Amazon. Make sure to subscribe to her YouTube channel to get the latest video updates from Nikka.