New Release: Cassandra Wilson – ‘Another Country’

 

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Now on her eighteenth album, prolific vocalist Cassandra Wilson today releases Another Country. The jazz and blues album is filled with sophisticated music for a fine evening and rich lyrics that tell textured stories.

Above, watch a smooth live rendition of “Red Guitar” with Cassandra on the guitar. Below, listen to and download “Olomuroro,” a gentle lullaby of a folk song.

Cassandra Wilson – “Olomuroro” [MP3]
 

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New Remix: When Saints Go Machine – “Mannequin” (by Planningtorock)

 

Been a while since we’ve posted on When Saints Go Machine or Planningtorock. One of the last times was when the Saints remixed Planningtorock’s “Living It Out.” Now the tables have turned and our lady has remixed “Mannequin,” a new single from When Saints Go Machine and that will serve as a precursor to their upcoming second album.

The sound still hits that tingling atmospheric vibe on the head with the vocals delicately quivering and teasing your earbuds. In speaking on the second album, band frontman Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild speaks about opening up with the material this time around and being less esoteric. We foresee some more gorgeous work ahead and can’t wait!

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Video: Sene – “Backboards” ft. Blu

 

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Late April, we saw the release of brooklyknight. by the Kings County producer Sene. The guy has proven to make some pretty dope music and videos.

Today, we’ve got a video for a song that is now back on repeat – “Backboards” featuring the magical Blu. The violins against the colossal drum are completely consuming – love this track. The eerie glowy magenta video adds an interesting mystery to the whole occasion..

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Video: Bei Maejor – “Pillz”

 

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This new Bei Maejor video for “Pillz” has got us feeling all kinds of ways. The psychedelic slow motion video immediately puts the viewer into a welcome trance. And surprisingly, this bassy aquatic club knocker is one we wouldn’t mind blasting in our bedroom and rocking out to on repeat.

Bei Maejor – Upsc▲le Mixtape [Download]

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New Track: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Shame” ft. BJ the Chicago Kid

 

The Freddie Gibbs and Madlib collaborative saga continues. A tiny departure from “Thuggin,” this tracks features upcoming R&B vocalist BJ the Chicago Kid on the crude yet loving yet painfully blunt rap ballad, “Shame.”

And indeed, the song most definitely a sweetly sung ode to the walk of shame. It doesn’t have to be so bad, does it? Not when BJ sings it, at least. And you know, Freddie loves you and ish. So, yeah. Stuff like that.

Sounding like some old soul, too. Theeeese guys. Hear more on their 6-track EP that dropped today, also called Shame.

Want even more gangsta Gibbs and the Beat Konducta? Look out for their album to come out later this year.

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