Brownswood Bubblers is a series that brings emerging talent and exciting new artists from the Worldwide underground into the limelight. Each edition is compiled by Gilles Peterson, who creates a suite of perfect grooves. This sixth chapter in the Bubblers saga drops November 8th and brings out some of the finest tunes from some of the freshest artists including Great Weekend, Javelin, Grooveman Spot, MdCL, Quadron, and Pursuit Groove.
Few people in the world get to have a wildly successful career, and by wild we mean lights, cameras and screaming fans. However Wayman Tisdale managed not only one, but 2 wildly successful careers. First as a star athlete and NBA players on several major leagues and then as a jazz recording artist/composer whose albums topped the jazz Billboard charts and crossed over to R&B. But that’s not all, before his untimely death Wayman was gearing up to show us yet another brilliant side of him: the funk master!
For 12 years Wayman had worked on a true labor of love, The Fonk Record, featuring collaborations from funk legends George Duke and George Clinton. His dream is finally realized today with the release of The Fonk Record out today via Mack Avenue Records.
Hope you all speak French, ’cause Gilles Peterson is on a roll… but most of us don’t really know what he’s saying because he is speaking in French this week. We do know he’s still playing the universal language of good music, including his most recent favorite, Taylor McFerrin’s ”A Place In My Heart.”
He also invites his friend DJ Nuts to join the World Wide mix. DJ Nuts is one of the world’s most trusted and respected DJs, a veritable Brazilian music authority. Blog prowlers and DJs might recognize his name from his work on Mochilla’s Arthur Verocai mix.
New comers Alecia Chakour & The Osrah have packed enough soul power in their debut EP Loomi to make you wonder if you accidentally fell into a time warp and came out in another era. Collectively, Alecia Chakour & The Osrah’s individual band members have played with some amazing musicians from Mingus Big Band, Bilal, Yusef Lateef, to Billy Taylor, Amos Lee, Apollo Sunshine, and Cold Duck Complex. Lead by the power house vocals of Alecia Chakour, The Osrah (an Arabic word for family) will celebrate their debut at Nublu on Friday, October 29th at 9pm.
Check out the animated flyer for this friday’s party here.
Grab a download or stream of “Like You, Me” by Alecia Chakour & The Osrah
Tonight, October 27th, Giant Step and SVEDKA Vodka invite you to an exclusive event to hear the sounds of Nothing at SkyBar at Mondrian in Los Angeles. DJ Lindsay Luv will be on the 1s and 2s to help guide you through this sonic experience, and we have some very special surprise guests as well.
As always, entrance is free but strictly RSVP only.