New Release: Maria Remos – ‘Speakeasy as Pie Vol. 2′


Our friend and vocalist Maria “Songbird” Remos may spend her time frolicking in San Francisco, but O’ahu, Hawai’i is home. Starting out with improv jazz, Maria has developed her sound to include an eclectic mix of soul, hip hop, jazz, and reggae. Her new mixtape, Speakeasy as Pie Vol. 2, is a spirited blend of vintage soul sounds, infused with both electronic and hip hop.

This lady is super versatile with an incredibly pleasant voice that just rests on you. Looking forward to more!

Speakeasy as Pie Vol. 2 by mariaremos

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New Release: José James “Trouble” Single + Oh No Remix

José James has released his new single “Trouble,” a grooving R&B bubbler that’s sure to get you moving. The soulful track comes from James’ forthcoming 2012 album No Beginning, No End. Also check out the stirring remix from Stones Throw beatsmith Oh No on the flip side.

Trouble by josejamesworldwide

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Video: New Look – “Nap On The Bow” + Debut Release


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Tomorrow will mark the physical release for Canadian duo New Look’s self titled debut album. Above is the dreamy video for “Nap On The Bow,” a mesmerizing journey through sparkles, waves, and ice. An amazingly soothing and melodic tune – love these guys.

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New Release: Def Sound – ‘oooooH​!​thee​.​bitchtape.’


Los Angeles’ Def Sound just released what he calls a bitchtape. Formally called oooooH​!​thee​.​bitchtape., the project is raw to the core, a reminder of art in it’s freest form – a return to playtime. Eccentric, rich, and textured, we could easily make this the soundtrack to our own creative playtimes.

Def goes further to explain, “all songs were written and recorded without a microphone (just my iphone headphones), in GarageBand, in either my car or someone’s bathroom in New York or Berlin over thee course of this year (4 were done just over this weekend).”

Well, excuse us.

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Sola Rosa Releases ‘Get It Together’ + Remix Streams & Tour Dates


Sola Rosa is out with their new album, Get It Together. Also out today are a few remixes on their album sampler.

The lively band boasts a variety of collaborators, including Bajka, Spikey Tee, and Iva Lamkum, creating a bouncy blend of soulful treats.

Below, find a couple remixes from their “Turn Around” single that we featured a few months back.

Sola Rosa – “Turn Around” ft. Iva Lamkum (Suff Daddy Remix)

Sola Rosa – “Turn Around” ft. Iva Lamkum (TM Juke Remix)

Tour Dates
November 29th – S.O.B.’s – New York, NY
November 30th – 8 Fifty 8 – Chicago, IL
December 1st – Neumo’s – Seattle, WA w/ Orgone
December 2nd – Dante’s – Portland, OR w/ Orgone
December 3rd – Blu @ MontBleu Resort – Lake Tahoe, NV
December 6th – Jambalaya – Arcata, CA
December 7th – Brick and Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
December 8th – AfroFunke @ Zanzibar – Santa Monica, CA
December 9th –Culture Beat Performing Arts Center – Ensenada, Mexico
December 10th -WorldBeat Cultural Center – San Diego, CA

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