New Track: George Danquah – “Just For A Moment” + MP3

 

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Having toured much of West Africa playing with Benya Beats, Blue Monks, and the Uhuru Dance Band, Ghanaian funk artist George Danquah is quite the gem. On August 9th, Secret Stash Records is set to re-issue Hot & Jumpy, which is a culmination of Danquah’s musical inspirations during his 1970′s touring.

Above, you’ll find an album teaser and below, find a free MP3 download! Awesomeness.

George Danquah – “Just For A Moment” [MP3]
 

Pre-Order Hot & Jumpy on Secret Stash Records

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NYC: Meshell NDegeocello Presents “A Night Of Gil Scott-Heron Covers” at Blue Note – Aug 5th & 6th

 

Meshell NDegeocello is simply cut from a different cloth – there’s just something about her. The prolific bassist and singer-songwriter has created some of the most heartfelt music we’ve heard. And while her public presence may be modest, the ten time Grammy nominee has graced albums of many international megastars and been featured on the soundtracks for many loved films, not just Love & Basketball.

This week, Meshell is sharing two very special nights of Gil Scott-Heron covers and let’s just say that you’d be mad to miss it.

Details
August 5th & 6th
Blue Note Jazz Club
8pm & 10:30pm
Doors at 6pm
$35.00 – table
$20.00 – bar

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New Track: Szjerdene – “Leila’s Tale” + MP3

 

Szjerdene does it again. This time, the London vocalist puts down an other-worldly melody over an enchanting Dimlite beat to creat “Leila’s Tale.” The mood of the track gives chills similar to that from some of our favorite Amel Larrieux joints. Stream and download below.

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New Release: Hackney Colliery Band – S/T

 

Inspired by New Orleans marching bands, Balkan Brass, and hip-hop, the Hackney Colliery Band was formed in 2008 by a group of London horn players looking to serve up their own British variety of brass tunes. Already having sold out shows at Scala and Jazz Café, which featured a surprise guest appearance from Amy Winehouse, the band has already stirred quite a buzz. A few weeks ago, HCB released their first album and we are loving the energy – the personality in their music is almost tangible.

The music is eclectic and highly collaborative; Various band members bring in whatever tickles their fancy to rehearsals, including 90s hip hop, pop classics, cartoon samples, rock ballads, and Balkan tunes alike. The result is a melting pot of delicious sound with funk and flavor for days. And we got a particular kick out of the Blackstreet and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ covers.

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New Release: ‘Label Love Vol. 3′ + Free Download

 

Label Love Vol. 3 is a free compilation from some of the dopest indie labels out there right now. Hear music from from Stones Throw, One-Handed Music, Decon Records, Wax Poetics Records, Fat Beats, Wah Wah 45s, and Tru Thoughts. You’ll hear both exclusives and upcoming music from an eclectic bunch of musicians, including Nostalgia 77, Paul White, Stac, Elzhi, Chico Mann, and The Stepkids, amongst others! This is definitely something special right here.

Take a listen and download for free below!