French abstract hip hop extraordinaire DJ Cam returns this August with Seven, his first album since Soulshine in 2002. A prelude to the full-length, which promises to be the link between Radiohead and Massive Attack, the Love EP includes the slow burning "Love" featuring Nicolette, as well as the title track of the album, an instrumental atmospheric odyssey.
Watch out for Seven dropping this summer.
Gilles Peterson set the place on fire last Friday, Jan 29, at Littlefield. Opening for him was Brooklyn's own, DJ Chris Annibell (Afrokinetic). Check out these photos for some highlights.
Music is a burst of choices. Not only what note to play when and with what instrument, but whether to play a note at all. Salvador Santana, the 26-year-old keyboardist, vocalist, composer, and songwriter with strong Bay Area roots, knows what it means to navigate the infinite options of music.
Collaboration has always been the centerpiece of his creations, and this passion manifested his solo debut, Keyboard City around the inspirations of a few legends: Bay Area MC/producer Del the Funky Homosapien who helped hone in Santana's writing skills, Beastie Boy studio wizard Money Mark, and GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan. The legendary founder of the Wu-Tang Clan rallied support around the album by featuring on the remix of the title track, "Keyboard City."
In March, Salvador Santana will tour extensively in support of the new album with his keyboard-centric band. Check out the album release party in LA this Thursday, free with RSVP. More tour dates here.
Salvador Santana - "Don't Do It" (MP3)
You've been waiting for this album for 10 years, and now we are pleased to invite you to hear it in person, before it's out in stores, only at the SkyBar at Mondrian, in West Hollywood, CA. RSVP now for you and one guest.
Soldier of Love hits stores on February 9th.