New Release: Lionel Loueke – ‘Heritage’


West African jazz guitarist/vocalist Lionel Loueke today releases his incredible third album, Heritage, co-produced by Blue Note label mate Robert Glasper.

Hailed by the New York Times as “a gentle virtuoso,” Lionel approaches Heritage with a journey into a more electric sound with his new trio, including Derrick Hodge (electric bass), Mark Guiliana (drums), and Robert Glasper contributing piano and keyboards on six tracks. Singer Gretchen Parlato offers background vocals on two tracks, further weaving the already beautiful tapestry of sound.

In the below video, get a behind the scenes look at the recording process of Heritage. And next week, join Lionel as he kicks of his fall tour, beginning with three shows at NYC’s Blue Note September 4-6.

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Video: Diplo – “Set It Off”


From the man who made #ExpressYourself the new planking comes the infinity stripper pole in space! Diplo‘s “Set It Off,” music video directed by Ryan Staake featuring Lazerdisk Party Sex, is a mesmerizing piece that leads to the hypnotic presence of twirling and spinning strippers set in space.

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Video: Adian Coker – “Angels & Demons”


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Sierra Leone born Brit Adian Coker is not only an emcee but boasts a background in classical guitar, piano, and drums. Today SoulCulture premiered a video for the theatrical track, “Angels & Demons,” which will appear on Adian’s upcoming mixtape. Not sure we could ever grow tired of British-tinged rap.

Adian Coker – “Angels & Demons” [Free MP3 on Soundcloud]

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Videos: The Knocks – “The Prize” + “R.O.Y.L.”


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Finally. “The Feeling” by The Knocks on hits iTunes today along with a couple new videos to share as they gear up to perform at Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival. Above, find the lyric video for “The Prize” and below find a live performance of “R.O.Y.L.”

Catch The Knocks on tour starting on September 2. And beginning in October, the guys will be hitting the road for special DJ sets on the Night Vision Tour with Paper Diamond.

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