Stronghold Sound – ‘The Audio Refugee Compilation’ + MP3


Stronghold Sound, a Bay Area based record label, production house, and music collective, are doing some really nice work. Their debut album is a compilation entitled The Audio Refugee Compilation and displays an impressive landscape of textured world sounds. Listeners will journey through traditional African and Arab folk, reggae, dubstep, hip-hop, and new cumbia.

Below, we have a free stream download to help you get a taste. You’re going to be feeling it all over.

Wontanara Revolution – “Sabu Fanye”[MP3]

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New Track: Correatown – “Isomer”


What a beautiful track. “Isomer” is a song just immediately pulls you into a cinematic dream sequence. With its pulsing yet fuzzy instrumentation and airy unearthly melodies, we sort of never want to let go. The voice is that of Angela Correa, frontwoman of Los Angeles based band Correatown. The band will be putting out their first non-indie release on September 20th, Pleiades.

Correatown – Isomer

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NYC: Nikki Jean In Concert – September 7


The lovely Nikki Jean will be gracing the Mercury Lounge in NYC for a live concert next Wednesday! The performance will be Nikki Jean’s NYC debut and is open to everyone, so make sure to get your tickets! Come out and celebrate Nikki’s first release, Pennies In A Jar! It’s bound to be an incredible night.

Nikki Jean Live In Concert
Wednesday, September 7th

Mercury Lounge
217 E. Houston St.
New York City

Tickets at Ticketmaster

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GPWW 8/31/11: Bassfort Worldwide Family Mixtape

Diving right into this latest episode of the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Show, Gilles opens up with nothing but mellow grooves a la Weldon Irvine, King of Nostalgia, and a track called “Is This Love?” from Thundercat‘s recently released The Golden Age of Apocalypse. If you know Gilles then you know it’s only a matter of time before things speed up, and this comes in the form of a mix from Spanish ensemble Bassfort, composed of Wagon Cookin’ and Nacho.

Part 1

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Video Premiere: John West ft. Pusha T “Lovely”

We are delighted to hear that John West has premiered his video for “Lovely” featuring Pusha T of the rap duo The Clipse.

Mr. West has done very well for himself in this sensual, yet elegant video with his soulful, airy groove and beautiful tenor sound. Add Pusha T’s easy going flows and “Lovely” will make you want to stay in with your special someone sipping on a glass of wine while enjoying the simple pleasures of their company on a beautiful city night.

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