New Track: Booker T – “Sound The Alarm” ft. Mayer Hawthorne + Billboard Interview


Equipped with modern production techniques and his long famed musicianship, Booker T. Jones, referred simply as Booker T in this case, is set to release a new album on Stax entitled Sound The Alarm. The title track below receives accompaniment from Mayer Hawthorne who blends in perfectly with Booker’s rich production.

Due out June 25, the album invites an array of contemporary soul singers, including Luke James, Gary Clark Jr., Anthony Hamilton, Estelle, as well as the classic miss Sheila E.

Hop over to Billboard to read more about what Booker T has to say about the upcoming project.

New Release: Afrolicious – ‘California Dreaming’


Bay Area based collective Afrolicious this week released debut album California Dreaming on their own label, Afrolicious Music. Combining funk, soul, Afrobeat, and tropical sounds, the music makes a no-brainer summer soundtrack. Content wise, the album explores the line between dreams and realities of California living.

Jon Hopkins New Album ‘Immunity’ Streaming on NPR


“Inspired by the arc of an epic night out,” London producer Jon Hopkins’ new Immunity album is a trippy and drama-filled medley. Traversing many moods, tempos, and densities within a track, the focal point is clearly storytelling; Without any use of words, Jon has proven to do this masterfully.

Listen to Immunity on NPR

New Yorkers can catch Jon performing on Tuesday, June 4 at Glasslands in Brooklyn.