Has-Lo Mixtape – Antelopes & Lions Mixed By Sonny James (Illvibe Collective)

Mello Music Group has quickly proven themselves to be the hottest new record label in hip-hop, with Georgia Anne Muldrow, the instrumental Clouds by Apollo Brown, and now with Has-Lo‘s five-part ‘mixtape’ download, Antelopes & Lions. On March 29th Has-Lo will release a full-length called In Case I Don’t Make It.
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James Blake – B Sides and Tour Dates

James Blake is addictive; we’re still hungry well after the release of his self-titled debut album. And lucky for us, Blake was generous enough to upload exclusive B-side tracks from The Wilhelm Scream 12″ single: “What Was It You Said About Luck” and “Half Heat Full (Old Circular).” Along with these new tracks, James Blake has announced his tour dates. Tonight he’ll be in Brooklyn; see the full list of dates after the jump.

James Blake – “What Was It You Said About Luck”

 

James Blake – “Half Heat Full (Old Circular)”

Tour Dates

Carlitta Durand Video – “iCarli”

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Carlitta Durand is a vocalist from North Carolina, in with Foreign Exchange and Little Brother, but she’s always been just a feature. She’s dropped a few EPs including The Doug & Patty EP [free download from BlindIfortheKids] and Nostalgic Nights [free download from 2DopeBoyz], which includes the track for this video, “iCarli.” While we wait for a full-length Carlitta Durand album, watch the video, download those EPs and check out her covers and things on Youtube.

Femi Kuti to Release Africa for Africa + Tour Dates

In a career spanning over twenty years, Femi Kuti has been able to find his own voice while preserving the memory of his father, Fela Kuti. Following his 2008 album Day By Day and ushering in a more aggressive but pointed style of music, Africa for Africa will be released on March 22nd on Knitting Factory Records. Femi’s offerings on Africa for Africa show that although an heir in the family lineage of Fela, Femi is carving out his own space in the great history of Afrobeat and African Music.  Africa for Africa aims to present Afrobeat in its rough, purest form.  After the jump, get more info and check out Femi’s upcoming North American tour dates for April and May.

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More Info & Tracklisting

Tour Dates

GPWW 3/2/11: Roots Reggae, Serge Gainsbourg & Joe’s Jazz Mix

This edition of GPWW continues its mission of “searching for the perfect beat, each and every week, whether it be new or old music” as Gilles Peterson states again. Inspired by the recent BBC documentary Reggae Britannia, he dedicates a segment to roots reggae music from the likes of Yellowman, Alton Lewis, and Delroy Wilson among others. Later in the show he also dedicates a mix segment to the memory of “the iconic Serge Gainsbourg“, as well as a Jazz mix provided by Joe the producer to cap it off.

 

 

 

Part 1
 

Part 2
 

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