M.I.A.’s hotly anticipated third full-length /\/\ /\ Y /\ has finally arrived, following the internationally critically acclaimed Arular (2005) and Kala (2007). Like its predecessors, /\/\ /\ Y /\ deftly mixes politics, social consciousness, and inimitable genre blending. As much a political statement as a musical one, the new album takes a scathing look at our ever-increasing dependence on the digital world. Producers on the album include Rusko, Blaqstarr, Switch, Diplo, John Hill, Derek Miller, Sugu, and Maya herself. You can check her out live on July 24th at Hard Fest in NYC on South Island Field, Governor’s Island.
On Tuesday, October 12th at Nokia Theatre Times Square, Kruder & Dorfmeister will return for their first NYC show in 9 years. The 16 F**king Years Anniversary Session will feature MC Earl Zinger & Ras MC T- Weed with visuals by Fritz Fitzke. Limited Presale tickets are available as of today for a discount price of $35. Use Early Bird Presale password “Kruder”. Once discounted presale tickets have sold-out you can use Giant Step Presale password “KANDD” to get your presale regular priced ticket.
Tickets go on-sale at 12pm on Friday, July 16th.
Ubiquity Records is offering a free Shawn Lee download to celebrate the launch of their blog. This track is from the upcoming Sing A Song album, available July 20. Other features include Fanny Franklin (Orgone), Marcus Malone, Bing Ji Ling, Miles Bonny, Jeremiah, Princess Superstar, Paul Fryer and Lord Large with Robert Bradley.
Shawn Lee feat. the Superimposers – “Fade Up” [MP3]
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Pioneering and groundbreaking UK groove-masters Incognito embark on their third decade of creating mind blowing, hit-making classics with their harmonious new recording, Transatlantic RPM. The group is joined by an all-star lineup that includes the iconic Chaka Khan, R&B/jazz/soul diva and longtime Incognito vocalist Maysa, spoken word goddess Ursula Rucker, Motown legend Leon Ware and renowned Italian singer Mario Biondi.