James Blake Sampler

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Sample James Blake‘s forthcoming album in this youtube clip. We’ve all had his Feist cover “Limit to your Love” on repeat for the last few months so of course we’re excited for the full-length debut. The full-length debut and vinyl of the single will be available next week for UK fans, who can pre-order here [iTunes]. Later this year, we can look forward to a tour: Blake has commented that his show will consist of a proper live band and they’ve been practicing.

Pre-order on JamesBlakeMusic.com

James Blake – Limit To Your Love by TheDropFather

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Adele Covers “Promise This” by Cheryl Cole, Upcoming Album 21 Receives Critical Acclaim

Adele absolutely kills this cover of Cheryl Cole‘s “Promise This” for BBC’s Live Lounge. Originally an upbeat dance song, Adele tones it down to show off her pipes, as she should. Lucky for us, it’s also a technique we hear in her upcoming album, 21.

Adele – “Promise This” (Cheryl Cole Cover)
Adele – Promise This (Cheryl Cole Cover) by CherylOnline

While the new album by Adele has not officially arrived in the US yet, the Euro scene and the savvy, impatient blogosphere is already eating it up. Some press highlights include:

“With just a piano as backing there are no layers to pull back or hidden meanings to uncover and its simplicity will leave you feeling the full effects of her beautiful make-your-hair-stand-on-end vocals. It’s an early shout, but it could very well be the album of 2011.” – Punchbowl Blog

“This is a serious and frequently astonishing album.” -Holy Moly

“Her second offering has lived up to the reputation she has created from her debut and powerful voice which is the female Johnny Cash.” – M is for Music

21 is simply stunning. … Genuinely brilliant.” – BBC

21 will be released in the US on February 22nd on Columbia Records.

GPWW 1/19/11: Worldwide Family Mixtape: Dark Sky

The Worldwide Awards were held last week in London, hosted by Gilles Peterson. Thanks to everyone who showed up, and congratulations to all the Worldwide Winners! You can find a full list of them on GP’s site.

The first hour of this show features a new Jamie XX / Gil Scott-Heron remix (“I’ll Take Care Of You”), a track from the new David Lynch album, more James Blake of course, Hercules and Love Affair, Sun Ra, and much more. For the mixtape, he brings in the UK producers Dark Sky.

Part 1
 

Part 2
 

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More Info & Tracklisting

Blaqstarr Video: “Rider Girl”

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Check out Blaqstarr‘s new video for “Rider Girl” from the Divine EP. As if the music isn’t catchy enough, Blaqstarr also seems determined to stick in our heads visually, with his glistening muscles and fauxhawk. The motorcycle-riding girl of the song is present but only as a psychedelic silhouette, constantly in motion.

Don’t forget Blaqstarr‘s Divine EP is out this week [iTunes]. He is performing a special showcase at Qué Bajo?! at Santos Party House, NYC on Thursday, 1/27 at 10 pm and an additional live show at MeanRed’s Dark Disco at Good Units, NYC on Saturday, 1/29.

New Releases This Week: Charles Bradley & Tony Cook

Charles Bradley has a new release out this week on Dunham Records, a sub-label of Daptone Records, the great Brooklyn-based home of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Dunham is the perfect fit for the re-discovered soul singer, whose 45 singles were relatively unappreciated in their time. After years of traveling and odd jobs, he was picked up by Daptone’s Gabriel Roth, and now he’s touring around the country with The Budos Band & The Menahan Street Band. His new album, No Time For Dreaming, is available in stores today. Get a free download below, and check out the video for “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)” here.

 

 

Tony Cook is another comeback story with a new release out this week: Back To Reality. Tony was the drummer of the J.B.’s, and he produced the record “On The Floor (Rock It)” which later became known as “granddaddy of house records.” While funk gradually turned into disco, Cook began to produce on his own, merging genres that didn’t exist yet like garage and house (hence “the granddaddy of house records” title). Stones Throw Records is releasing some of these old recordings on Back to Reality, showing the music community’s cooperation between generations and genre labels. Download the single below, get the album on iTunes, and get more info about Tony Cook from Stones Throw.


Tony Cook – “On The Floor (Rock It)”

Tony Cook – On The Floor (Rock-It) by stonesthrow