Toubab Krewe: “Holy Grail”

Toubab Krewe from Asheville, NC are releasing an album titled TK2 via Nat Geo Music next week, before they head out on a national tour. Their sound swirls together indie rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk strains and more. The hypnotic, psychedelic slow burn of this song “Holy Grail” provides a different kind of groove, with a late-night throb and effects-heavy guitar hooks that’s equally at home in a Brooklyn loft as on a starry summer night outdoors.

The group was best described by blog Earvolution: “Toubab Krewe are what Vampire Weekend would have sounded like if their parents took away their BMWs, dosed their white wine spritzers and locked them in Fela’s basement.”

Toubab Krewe – “Holy Grail”

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Frogg EP: “Bitch” Remixes + MP3

Frogg is one third homegrown UK talent and London vocalist Mills, who brings her eclectic music foundation, which lies squarely between guitar songwriting and drum ‘n bass. Fusing rap with a raw, English-witted tongue and vocals that harness an individual RnB flava, Mills crosses the British Isles to the open and free music lights of Berlin.

The complementing two thirds of the group are homegrown Berlin talents, who draw on dubby electronic grooves and strong beats, without forgetting the importance of melody. Mo Delgado (Seeed), the production hub of Frogg, brings his earthy and playfully diverse approach, creating a sound that is simply fresh. Luke 4000 (Seeed) is the supporting power, bringing things together and enforcing the onstage funk.

The Berlin-based band released their debut album Blink Blink worldwide in September 2009 under BMG Rights Management. Blink Blink demonstrates Frogg’s open perspective on music genres. The band’s energetic live shows have so far enjoyed live highlights such as support slots for De La Soul & Miss Platnum.

Frogg – “Bitch” (Original Version)
 

Frogg – “How Can You” [MP3]
 

More Info, “Bitch” Remixes & More Tracks Streaming

The Raveonettes x The Stone Roses + MP3

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For the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martens, Danish rock duo The Raveonettes bring us their take on The Stone Roses “I Wanna Be Adored” with a cinematic video, starring an aggressive yet adorable old lady and her young companion. Dr. Martens is giving out free MP3s so get your copy of “I Wanna Be Adored” by The Raveonettes here.

Dr. Martens Downloads

Gilles Peterson World Wide 8/16/10: All Winners Part 2

Gilles Peterson lays down part two of the Worldwide Winners this week, taking a moment to reflect on all his favorite new music from the past three months.

In true GP style, expect the best tunes from across the spectrum from club bangers of Joy Orbison (pictured above), dOP, Ramadanman, James Blake, the soulful grooves of Bilal & Cee Lo Green, Brooklyn goodness from Javelin, Pursuit Grooves & Theophilus London, Uproot Andy, Donso, Janelle Monáe and loads more!

Part 1
 

Part 2
 

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More Info & Tracklisting

Belleruche “Clockwatching” Vinyl Contest + Podcast

Belleruche‘s new single “Clockwatching” is now available for download and on vinyl, and you can win a free copy of this 7″ right here. Check out the amazing video too. If you like all this new Tru-Thoughts turntable soul coming in, we suggest you check out belleruche.podbean.com for their “chocolate-fueled podcast.” Listen in as the three Belleruche band members play some of their favorite tracks, which jump around from Charlie Parker to Fantomas to Lyrics Born & RJD2, in Part 1 of what we hope is a new recurring podcast.

Purchase the new single by Belleruche – “Clockwatching” – Digital | Vinyl 7″

Enter to Win the Vinyl – “Clockwatching” b/w “Mirror in the Bathroom”