New Release: J. Rocc – ‘The Best of Quantic Mix’

 

A few weeks ago, the prolific Quantic released The Best of Quantic, an album highlighting his stunning range of work over the past ten years and twelve albums.

To help celebrate, J. Rocc just released a free project called The Best of Quantic Mix, boasting the masterful palette of electronic, jazz, dub, hip-hop, cubmia, and world soul that Quantic so effortlessly fuses together.

Also catch the previously unreleased “Pop and Hiss” on the LA Times blog, which features the illustrious Alice Russell and is exclusively available on the new Quantic compilation.

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Video: Mayer Hawthorne – “The Walk”

 

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Mayer Hawthorne releases his video for “The Walk” today and we heart it. A peculiar love song video with firearms in interesting places – you’ll need to see for yourselves.

After that, we’d suggest grabbing the exclusive early iTunes release of Mayer’s sophomore album, How Do You Do.

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New Release: George Benson – ‘Guitar Man’

 

The acclaimed George Benson released his newest album, Guitar Man, earlier this week and we are quite thrilled. The 12-song collection includes a mix of jazz and pop standards that seem to be made for the repeat button.

Grab a free download from the album by entering your email address in the widget below. After, be sure to check out Benson’s remaining tour dates .

Tour Dates
10/14 Phoenix – Sage Court JW Marriott
10/16 Atlanta – Symphony Hall
10/19 Englewood – Bergen Performing Arts Center
10/20 Morristown – Morristown Civic Center
10/21 New York City – Town Hall
10/23 Glenside – Keswick Theatre

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Lijadu Sisters to Reissue 4 Out-of-Print Albums

 

Nigerian twins The Lijadu Sisters (Taiwo and Kehinde) may not be known to many but they will be. Cousins of Fela Kuti, the women wrote some powerful political and topical material, which they recorded at the famed Decca studios in Lagos, Nigeria, a hotspot for the Nigerian music scene in the 1970′s.

On the albums, you will hear a combination of afrobeat, western pop music, and reggae, with lyrics sung in both English and Yoruba. These collectors’ gems will be available digitally and on CD for the first time ever – and yes, you’ll be able to cop the vinyl as well.

Danger will be the first release on November 8th. Get ready for uplifting, energetic, and funky music that’ll have you spinning. Below, you’ll find the schedule of all the releases along with a stream of “Danger.”

Releases
Danger (1976) – November 8, 2011
Mother Africa (1977) – 1st quarter 2012
Sunshine (1978) – 2nd quarter 2012
Horizon Unlimited (1979) – 3rd quarter 2012

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Video: Captain Planet – “Secret Recipe Revealed!”

 

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We know you’ve been eating up Captain Planet’s latest release, Cookin’ Gumbo (pun intended). We love it, too. The playful, colorful video above features the track “Fumando” off the album, as well as the Captain himself in his… uh, studio. Excuse us while we go dance!

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