Our favo(u)rite UK songstress is back with her crew and a full set of new remixes. Alice Russell‘s Pot of Gold album sparked so many notable remixes, they just don’t fit on 1 disc. And so we have the double disc remix set, Pot of Gold Remixes, now available on Six Degrees Records Online. Remixers include Mr Scruff, DJ Vadim, Shawn Lee, Yellowtail, The Heavy, Clutchy Hopkins, Dusty, Ohmega Watts, Captain Planet, J Boogie, and more. Limited 7″ vinyl is available as well: DJ Vadim’s mix of “Got the Hunger” b/w Laura J Martin‘s remix of “Lights Went Out”.
For her Los Angeles debut — the fourth installment of our SVEDKA Vodka Sessions series — the hottest new African soul sensation Nneka joins very special guest DJ Vikter Duplaix for an intimate evening at SkyBar at Mondrian, in West Hollywood. Blowing away the jam packed crowd at her US-debut at Joe’s Pub last week, she showed us her guitar-slinging, soul-singing prowess yet again at the last Roots Jam Session.
Check out Afripop’s review and video of Nneka at her NYC debut last week.
Check out Norah Jones‘ new video “Chasing Pirates”, off her album The Fall, released today on Blue Note Records. Featured on Rolling Stone‘s Hot List, the lead single “Chasing Pirates” immediately announces her new direction. Entertainment Weekly wrote that “‘Chasing Pirates’ is a bluesy surprise and welcome change of pace,” adding that “Jones’ voice remains as lovely as ever.” From the swaying rock thump of “Stuck” to an intimate ballad like “Back to Manhattan,” one thing that hasn’t gone away on The Fall is the distinctiveness and expressiveness of Jones’s singing.
An exciting evolution from her previous three releases, The Fall has the feeling of an artist growing into a new phase in her creative development. Beyond the changes in the conception of her own sound, she maintains that her songwriting is at the very foundation of her new approach.
R&B/soul luminary Angie Stone has never shied away from pushing her own limits and the limits of her music. With each new recording, with each next step in her career, she has consistently hit the world with something it didn’t see coming. Her new album, Unexpected, encompasses a diversity of styles and influences that Stone has distilled over the years – rap, R&B, soul, funk and more – and weaves them together in a narrative that addresses life’s ups and downs, but ultimately strikes a redemptive chord.
Alex Barck of the DJ collective Jazzanova returns to NYC Tonight at the Sullivan Room with his superb mix of soulful deep house, drum & bass, boogie, hip-hop, latin and soul with special guest DJ Alex from Tokyo.
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