Yvette Rovira: “Let’s Go Out Tonight” + MP3

“Let’s Go Out Tonight” has a backing of funk guitar, horns, and a rolling drumbeat behind Yvette Rovira’s powerful vocals, creating the upbeat dance tune of the album that will start off any night with a burst of energy. The track is a musical and emotional contrast to the rest of the album, which draws on heartfelt, poignant lyrics dealing with love, ambition and social responsibility.

Still, it’s Friday and you might see Yvette Out Tonight, maybe performing with the The Lifted Crew. After the jump, watch her interview with Fiona Bloom’s Efficacy Video Series.

Yvette Rovira – “Let’s Go Out Tonight” [MP3]
 

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Gregory Porter: “Pretty” + MP3

Our friends at AMG have dubbed Gregory Porter to be “up there with José James,” as far as male vocalists in the amorphous genre called Jazz. You know how we feel about José James, and we’re more than grateful to hear all this new male vocal talent.

Download the song “Pretty” from his album Water. “Love makes us all crazy,” he says of this song. A soulful tribute to a woman from Porter’s past, “Pretty” is an understated ensemble piece that is bolstered by the alto sax work of Yoske Sato.

Gregory Porter – “Pretty” from Water [MP3]
 

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New Lyrics Born Album Coming in October: As U Were

Lyrics Born, half of the legendary Cali hip-hop duo Latryx and co-founder of Quannum Projects, is re-inventing himself with a new album, As U Were, which is due for release on 10/26. He is offering you a download of the first single, “Lies X 3,” so grab it from LyricsBorn.com right now: “Lies X 3″ MP3. While you’re there, check out more of the new album on the ‘LBFM’ media player.

After the jump, get more in-depth with the project, and watch Lyrics Born’s webisode – he will spell it out for you so there is no confusion. And for nostalgia’s sake, an old favorite of ours (Latyrx – “Lady Don’t Tek No”).
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From Incognito’s New Album Transatlantic R.P.M. “Gotta” ft Ursula Rucker

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Incognito‘s latest masterpiece Transatlantic R.P.M. will be released next Tuesday, 7/27. This ‘buttery smooth cut’ (Premiered by Okayplayer) “Gotta” features spoken-word songstress Ursula Rucker, who has worked with artists like The Roots, King Britt and 4hero. Her silky smooth sung and spoken verses reflect both the pain of loneliness and the hope for future love.

Besides Ursula Rucker, Transatlantic R.P.M. has an incredible line-up of featured collaborators including Chaka Khan, renowned Italian singer Mario Biondi, Eric Benet, Stuart Zender (bassist for Jamiroquai), longtime Incognito vocalist Maysa and Motown legend Leon Ware, to name a few.

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SVEDKA Vodka Sessions: An Evening with José James – August 3 – Boston

Our next installment of the SVEDKA Vodka Sessions will feature a very special performance by our favorite jazz crooner José James at the Woodward at Ames, in Boston. Doors open at 8pm, on Tuesday, August 3 and as always entrance is free but strictly RSVP only.

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