New Release: ‘Red Hot + Fela’ + Felabration @ Brooklyn Bowl – Oct 17

 

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AIDS awareness organization Red Hot today releases Red Hot + Fela, a Fela Kuti themed compilation featuring remakes and covers alike with collaborations spanning the genres of electronic, hip-hop, soul, rock, and classical.

Participants include tUnE-yArDs, Questlove, Angelique Kidjo, Nneka, Sinkane, Amayo, M1, Baloji, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, as well as Kyp Malone and Tunde Adembimpe of TV On The Radios, amongst many others. It is indeed very serious out here in these streets.

For a taste of the music, head over to Soundcloud for a free download of “Buy Africa” by Baloji & L’Orchestre De La Katuba ft. Kuku.

This Friday, October 11, don’t miss what’s sure to be a mind-bending performance by My Morning Jacket, Merril Garbus, Brittany Howard and Antibalas Horns on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

New Yorkers can look forward to a Felabration at Brooklyn Bowl on October 17peep the flyer after the jump! Also, don’t sleep on all the other Felabrations happening throughout October and November as well.

Enter our contest to win Red Hot + Fela.

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New Release: Boardwalk Empire Presents ‘Sounds of The Onyx’ + MP3

 

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HBO TV drama Boardwalk Empire presents Sounds of The Onyx, celebrating the launch of the popular show’s 4th season via remixes of “rare jazz recordings from the Prohibition Era.”

Remixers on the promo project include hip-hop elite Pete Rock, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Om’Mas Keith, Shafiq Husayn, JayCeeOh & B-Sides and Tall Black Guy.

The original recordings that set the foundation for this project come from legends like Eva Taylor & Clarence Williams’ Blue Five, Ethel Waters, Lloyd Scott & His Orchestra, Jim Jackson and Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten Orchestra.

The one exception is Pete Rock’s remix of a new recording from the official soundtrack: a cover version of “Sugarfoot Stomp” by Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, also known as the Boardwalk Empire house band.

The Emmy Award winning series began its fourth season on September 8.

“Sugarfoot Stomp” by Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks (Pete Rock Remix) [MP3 via Facebook]

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New Album + Video: Lotus – Monks

 

Lotus drops the new hip-hop album, Monks, today and you can download it for free via their Bandcamp page. The album finds them taking their live electronic sound and mixing it up with classic hip-hop. Guests on the album include Gift of Gab, Mr. Lif, Doodlebug, Ozay Moore, Ras Arcane, Mane Rok, Xencs L. Wing, CX, and more.

The guys have also released a video for “Cannon in the Heavens” featuring Lyrics Born & Chris Vos. Check it out above.

New Track: Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks “Sugarfoot Stomp” (Pete Rock Remix)

 

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HBO’s Boardwalk Empire returns for its fourth season this coming Sunday, and Giant Step has partnered with HBO, ABKCO Records and Sony Music Entertainment for a special music project entitled Sounds of The Onyx that features rare jazz recordings from the Prohibition Era remixed by some of the best contemporary urban music producers. Vibe kicked things off today with the release of Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks’ “Sugarfoot Stomp” remixed by Pete Rock. It is available for free download via facebook.com/abkco. The entire project will be available for stream only on September 16th. Check out the full tracklisting below.

While the other remixes utilize vintage 1920’s recordings, Pete Rock was the only collaborator tasked to remix one of the new recordings from the official soundtrack: a cover version of the classic composition performed by Giordano and the NYC jazz ensemble, who serve as the Boardwalk Empire house band.

Volume 2 of the show’s official soundtrack is available now and features all new recordings from a wide range of vocalists – from Elvis Costello and Patti Smith to St. Vincent and The National’s Matt Berninger – singing timeless standards and forgotten gems from the 1920s. Download it now on iTunes.

Sounds of The Onyx
1. Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks “Sugarfoot Stomp” (Pete Rock Remix)
2. Eva Taylor & Clarence Williams’ Blue Five “Red Hot Flo From Kokomo (Jazz Vampires)” (DJ Jazzy Jeff Remix)
3. Ethel Waters “One Sweet Letter From You” (Om’Mas Keith Remix)
4. Lloyd Scott & His Orchestra “ Happy Hour Blues” (Shafiq Husayn Remix)
5. Jim Jackson “Bootlegging Blues” (JayCeeOh & B-Sides Remix)
6. Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten Orchestra “You Ain’t The One” (Tall Black Guy Remix)