Mark de Clive-Lowe, known for his incredible live performances, has been on over 250 major releases worldwide and shows no sign of stopping. His new EP Leaving This Planet EP features friends and family from LA, Atlanta, London, and Peru. A Bandcamp-only exclusive, this EP is just a teaser for his upcoming summer release, Renegades.
Mo Kolours has released this free track "Biddies" as a sampling of his upcoming EP, Drum Talking. A recently featured producer on the famous Gilles Peterson World Wide radio show, Mo Kolours has a growing reputation in the UK. This beguiling, otherworldly record sees him drawing heavily on the ‘sega’ music of his ancestral island homeland and uniting it with dub, soul and various electronic styles to create intriguing new combinations.
Biddies is a house-not-house bumper, driven by Mo Kolours' crafty vocal manipulations, percussion and chants. This is a unique record announcing a very unusual talent.
The Beast, a hip-hop quartet featuring emcee Pierce Freelon brings multi Grammy nominee jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon into the group for Freedom Suite, a collection of original songs, classic interpretations and interviews reflecting on jazz and hip-hop today. The entire album will be available for free download on October 26th, via The Revivalist, Okayplayer's new jazz site.
The music of Freedom Suite combines a live jazz aesthetic with a electronic, sample-based hip-hop aesthetic and features artists like 9th Wonder, Geechi Suede of Camp Lo, Phonte, YahZarah. The music is interspersed with conversations between scholars and teachers like Amiri Baraka, Branford Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Angela Davis and more.
Check out the first single "Freedom Part 2" from their Bandcamp site below.
If, for some reason, we decided to make a list of our favorite record labels, this group here would take up a bulk of that list. So Label Love is a perfectly appropriate name for this project.
Featuring Ubiquity, Fania, Plug Research, ESL Music, Now-Again, Tru Thoughts and Bastard Jazz, the free compilation highlights some of today's brightest musicians, as well as a hint of what's to come in the near future from these esteemed record labels.
Get the free compilation as a download via Label Love Worldwide Bandcamp.
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