New Release: D’Angelo – ‘D’Angelo Live!’ Mixtape

 

Your Facebook and Internet have nearly imploded with D’Angelo mentions in the last couple weeks, we know. But do the celebrations really have to stop? Who said we have to stop? No one. It’s like, a healthy implosion.

Okayplayer and Sam Champ have graciously contributed to more D’Angelo happy times with their D’Angelo Live! mixtape featuring our man live across stages worldwide. Now you, too, can get up out of your bed-ridden depression for missing D’Angelo in Europe. Boogie!

D’Angelo – D’Angelo Live! [Download on MediaFire]

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GPWW: 1/27/12 Worldwide Family Mixtape with Emanative

This week’s edition of the Worldwide Show with Gilles Peterson features Emanative – the project of percussionist and producer Nick Woodmansey, who brings together and co-creates music with a select tribe of acclaimed musicians and vocalists. He graces the second half of the mix with a soulful assortment of funk, jazz, and R&B influenced jams.

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Check out Gilles’ most recent shows:
GPWW: 1/20/12 Worldwide Family Mixtape with Dauw

GPWW: 1/13/12 Worldwide Family Mixtape with Mais Um Discos

GPWW: 1/6/12 Words & Music with Bad Bad Not Good, Jesse Boykins III, Miles Cleret + Bumps for 2012

New Release: Elle Varner – ‘Conversational Lush’ Mixtape

By now, you’re sure to have heard Elle Varner’s smash single with J. Cole, “Only Wanna Give It To You.” And don’t act like you can’t stop humming that ish.

We got some more finger snappables, hip twitchers, and hum inducers for you a la the Conversational Lush mixtape, which you can stream in full below. Ten sassy tracks with Elle’s tantalizing smoky vocals. Calm down, guys – just be cool.

Look out for Elle’s full length debut, Perfectly Imperfect, out soon on RCA!

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GPWW: 1/13/12 Worldwide Family Mixtape with Mais Um Discos

Gilles Peterson is one of the most productive DJ’s we know. Every week he churns out incredible mixes and showcases some of the best DJ’s from around the world. For serious music listeners and crate diggers, his show is a succulent treat filled with scrumptious sounds from deep in the cut. This week’s edition of the worldwide show is no exception, featuring Mais Um Discos who tantalizes us with a selection of bossa nova and samba.

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Check out Gilles’ most recent shows:
GPWW: 1/6/12 Words & Music with Bad Bad Not Good, Jesse Boykins III, Miles Cleret + Bumps for 2012
GPWW: 12/29/11 Box of Delights
GPWW: 12/22/11 Worldwide Family Mixtape with Finn Peters

Video: First Serve (De La Soul) – “Mrs. Whitter” + New Track

 

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Posdnous and Trugoy (Dave) of De La Soul have adopted the monikers of Jacob “Pop Life” Barrow and Deen “D” Whittier to present their newly founded First Serve duo. Above, you can find a characteristically quirky intro to these fine young men.

On April 2nd, First Serve will be releasing a concept album centered around “the story of two young boys from Queens, New York with big dreams and larger rhymes.” French production team 2 & 4 will be laying down the beats for the project. Take a listen to the first single, “Pushin’ Aside, Pushin’ Along,” below – smooth like butter. In absolute delight we are.

At the very end of this post, you’ll also find The Goon Time Mixtape, which features the duo rapping over reworked instrumentals from Nas, Jay-Z, Jurassic 5, The Beatles, Aloe Blacc, Eminem, Run DMC, and B.B. King.

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