Video: Third Coast Kings – “Spicy Brown”


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The super funky Detroit band Third Coast Kings recently unveiled their video for “Spicy Brown,” warm toned and backed by a horn-heavy endless soul vibration. Their debut album, also called Third Coast Kings is out now. Check ‘em!

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Photos: CHURCH with Mark de Clive-Lowe, José James and DJ Spinna


The latest installment of CHURCH with Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL), DJ Spinna, and Jose James was simply bonkers. The house was packed and everyone was groovin’; especially when Jose joined the band and lit the house on fire with his rendition of “Papa Was A Rolling Stone.” Church will return in May so stayed tuned for the next edition.


Quakers To Release Self-Titled Album


Quakers is a 35 member hip hop collective, which centers around producers Fuzzface, 7-Stu-7 and Katalyst. Fuzzface is known to many as Geoff Barrow of the lauded Portishead, 7-Stu-7 is Portishead’s engineer, and Katalyst hails from Australia rounding out the trio for some massive sound. Peep the tracklisting for Quakers on the Stones Throw website.

Set out to make music they cared about, the producers sought out “genuine collaborators” to form this impressive project. Their hard hitting beats seemed to have done some serious talking with the line up these guys have scored, which includes legends and up-and-comings alike. Amongst the many talents, there are: Prince Po, Booty Brown (The Pharcyde), Dead Prez, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, MED, Lyric Jones, Raydar Ellis, and Buff1, just to name a few.

Take a little peek into the release with the stream for “Fitta Happier” with Guilty Simpson below! Look for the album to drop March 27.

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Video: Toro Y Moi Interview for Red Bull Music Academy


Chillwave producer Toro Y Moi (aka Chazwick Bundick) sat down with XLR8R editor Shawn Reynaldo for a little chit chat for a Red Bull Music Academy session in Phoenix. In the video above, find out how Chaz came up with his stage name, his take on his work over the years, the difficulty many journalists have had in pinning down a genre for his music, what gear he uses, amongst other fun tidbits.

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New Release: Lee Fields – ‘Faithful Man’ + Tour Dates


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Yesterday marked the release of soul powerhouse Lee Fields’ new album, Faithful Man. Rolling Stone is hosting a full preview stream of the album, and you must listen – you’ll be undoubtedly moved and lifted with this man’s passion.

Above, you can view part one of a four part interview with the magnetic Lee. And below, catch his many tour dates, which include this week’s SXSW festival in Austin!

Tour Dates
Mar 10 Tampa, FL – Gasparilla Festival
Mar 14 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 15 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 17 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Mar 19 Leuven, Belgium – Het Depot
Mar 20 Cologne, Germany – Luxor
Mar 21 Darmstadt, Germany – Centralstation Darmstadt
Mar 22 Berlin, Germany – Lido Berlin
Mar 23 St Gallen, Switzerland – Palace St Gallen
Mar 25 Ris-Orangis, France – Le Plan Ris Orangis
Mar 27 Lille, France – Aeronef
Mar 28 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
Mar 29 Eindhoven, Netherlands – De Effenaar
Mar 30 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli de Helling
Mar 31 Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
Apr 2 Antwerp, Belgium – Muziekcentrum Trix Antwerpen
Apr 3 London, England – O2 Academy Islington
Apr 4 Leeds, England – The Wardrobe
Apr 6 Manchester, England – Band on the Wall
Apr 26 Austin, TX – Continental Club
Apr 27 Houston, TX – Continental Club
Apr 28 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks (New Orleans Jazz Fest)
May 03 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
May 04 Ottawa, ON – Ritual
May 05 Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
May 06 Hamilton, ON – This Aint Hollywood
May 08 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
May 09 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
May 10 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
May 11 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
May 18 Los Angeles, CA – Exchange
May 19 San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar

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