Catch a Behind-the-Scenes peek at The Bamboos recording their new album 4 with the lovely Kylie Auldist. 4 the album comes out in the US on March 30th, and the single “On The Sly” fetauring Kylie on one side and Lyrics Born on the other, is available now.
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This Friday Erykah used her Twitter account to drop little hints towards the new album, and after a suspenseful countdown, a video for the leaked track “Jump Up in the Air (And Stay There) ft. Lil Wayne” with Bilal.
England’s latest and hottest export V.V. Brown will be performing live at Hiro Ballroom on Wednesday, February 17 with special guest DJ GE-OLOGY. If you haven’t picked it up yet, the sultry singer/songwriter’s debut album Travelling Like The Light has been making waves all the way from across the ocean. The single “Shark In The Water” was last week’s featured single of the week on iTunes. As always entrance is strictly RSVP only.
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This video, by Dr. Rubberfunk, comes from Tru Thoughts‘ artist Hint. Expect to hear a lot more about Hint this year. The song “Tape Packs” is featured on the massive Tru Thoughts 10th Anniversary 3CD Box Set.
Originally from the small West African nation of Benin, guitarist Lionel Loueke has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past several years. Praised by his mentor Herbie Hancock as “a musical painter,” Loueke combines harmonic sophistication, soaring melody, a deep knowledge of African music, and conventional and extended guitar techniques to create a warm and evocative sound of his own.
Lionel Loueke’s sophomore release for Blue Note, Mwaliko, follows up 2007′s acclaimed Karibu with a series of searching, innovative, intimate duets with Angelique Kidjo, Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona and Marcus Gilmore. Mwaliko (pronounced mwah-LEE-koh) is Swahili for “invitation,” and as Loueke explains, “you can see the title two ways. One is I’m inviting my friends and fellow musicians to make these duo recordings, and the other is an invitation to all listeners to enjoy the music.”
Lionel Loueke with Esperanza Spalding – “Twins”