Video: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80′s “Rise” + US Tour Dates

Leading up to the June 21st release of his new album From Africa With Fury: Rise, Seun Anikulapo Kuti, the prodigious son of legend Fela Kuti, brings to us his video for the single “Rise”. As if the title of the video wasn’t already clear enough, Seun immediately lets us know that his message is a powerful one by staring directly at the camera proclaiming, “Our stomachs are still empty.” Directors Juliet Rios & Gabe Imlay do a great job of capturing Seun and his dancers as they flex their Afrobeat performance chops.

Seun also announced his US Tour dates for this summer, backed by his band Egypt 80, the combo first fronted by his renowned father.

More Info + Streams on From Africa With Fury: Rise

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ADaD and Illmind’s “Wishful Thoughts” + MP3


Chicago emcee ADaD is steady on the move with Q-Tip and all-star production lineup including Madlib, Exile, and Waajeed on his team. Having already released an impressive stream of material, ADaD is currently working on an album with Exile. While you wait for those goodies, we suggest you take a listen to his latest release with Illmind, the audibly triumphant “Wishful Thoughts.” Stream and free MP3 download below!

ADaD X Illmind “Wishful Thoughts” by allnaturalinc

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New Orleans: Essence Music Festival – July 1-3 + Giant Step Discount Tickets


The highly anticipated Essence Music Festival is back and features everything soulful – from old-school to new-school to pop sensations; See Boyz II Men, Jennifer Hudson, Miguel, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Dwele, Usher, Mint Condition, Charlie Wilson, Timothy Bloom, and Fantasia, amongst others. The music is enough but add in that New Orleans grub, though? No question that this is a trip that needs to happen. Essence has partnered with Giant Step to offer our members special 10% discount tickets; The offer expires June 30th, so jump on it!

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New Artist: Mord Fustang


Estonian electronic producer/remixer Mord Fustang kinda rocks our world. Fresh to the scene, his first single dropped only a month and a half ago. Just last week, he released a totally radical remix of CeCe Peniston’s “Finally,” which you can preview below. And you neeeeed to take a listen to one of our favorite tracks, “Lick the Rainbow,” also below. It sounds like a tropical forest house party on a spaceship with occasional alien attacks.

Finally (Mord Fustang Remix) *PREVIEW* by Mord Fustang

Mord Fustang – Lick The Rainbow by Mord Fustang

Purchase “Lick the Rainbow” on Beatport

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Video: Larry Coryell Fantasy Studios Recording Session


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Jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell gets down with The Wide Hive Players at Fantasy Studios. Larry recently released an album with the quintet, Larry Coryell With The Wide Hive Players (April 12). Expect another collaborative record from the bunch in 2012. In the meantime, enjoy this uncut behind the scenes video and getcha groove on.

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