Label Love World Wide: Ubiquity, Fania, Tru Thoughts & More

If, for some reason, we decided to make a list of our favorite record labels, this group here would take up a bulk of that list. So Label Love is a perfectly appropriate name for this project.

Featuring Ubiquity, Fania, Plug Research, ESL Music, Now-Again, Tru Thoughts and Bastard Jazz, the free compilation highlights some of today’s brightest musicians, as well as a hint of what’s to come in the near future from these esteemed record labels.

Get the free compilation as a download via Label Love Worldwide Bandcamp.

Tracklisting after the jump:

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Dwele’s “I Wish” from Upcoming W.ants W.orld W.omen

We’re ready for Dwele‘s W.orld W.ants W.omen, his follow-up album to Shadows of A Man to be released this Tuesday. Dwele explains, “W.W.W. is separated into three sections, representing different aspects of myself as an artist.”

“I Wish” is the second track on the album, naturally in the ‘Wants’ section, featuring duets with Raheem DeVaughn and David Banner. The album also features guest spots by Slum Village, DJ Quik, Kindra Parker and Monica Blaire & Lloyd Dwayne. We’re feeling it. What do you think – must buy the new album on Tuesday?

Dwele  – “I Wish”
 

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Levi’s Pioneer Sessions: Raphael Saadiq Covers The Spinners + MP3

Levi’s Pioneer Sessions keeps rolling out more recreations of classic hits, this time with Giant Step favorite Raphael Saadiq covering “It’s a Shame” by The Spinners, the legendary Detroit ensemble. When Tony! Toni! Toné!’s Raphael Saadiq went solo, his goal was to modernize R&B without cutting ties with its past, creating complex tunes that honored Motown while addressing issues of the day. You can get your copy of Raphael’s cover of “It’s a Shame” here.

Don’t forget about our Central Park SummerStage show on July 17th, where Raphael Saadiq will be performing along with Aloe Blacc and special guests!

And while you’re at it, check out behind-the-scenes footage of Raphael talking about his recreation of “It’s a Shame” below.