New Release: Bob Marley – ‘Legend Remixed’

 

1984′s iconic Legend album by Bob Marley and The Wailers is the world’s best-selling reggae album with a reach surpassing 40 million copies sold. The Diamond-certified album now for the first time gets an official remix treatment on Legend Remixed and it’s something special indeed.

The work showcases the 16-tracks brought to new realms by the crème de la crème of remixing talent, including Stephen Marley, Ziggy Marley, Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, Z-Trip, Photek, Roni Size, and Nickodemus, amongst others.

Listen to the album preview below and after the jump catch the album trailer!

Watch the album trailer after the jump

New Track: Ilhame – “French Kiss” ft. Rapper Big Pooh

 

Been awhile since we posted about the French-Moroccan singer Ilhame.

First was Bob Marley cover with Ky-Mani Marley, and this time, Ilhame speeds it up on the coy new track “French Kiss” featuring Rapper Big Pooh. This is going to get stuck in our heads, easily.

Sit tight for more music that’ll stick to your ear just as nicely with her upcoming album, Just Wish It, which includes collaborations with T3 of Slum Village, Nicolay, and Shafiq Husayn, amongst others. We’re definitely with it.

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Video: Ilhame – “Still Waiting” ft. Ky-Mani Marley (Bob Marley Cover)

 

Now based in LA, French-Moroccan vocalist Ilhame (pronounced “Eelum”) has got a very special treat for us Bob Marley lovers out there. “Still Waiting” is her cover of Bob’s “Waiting In Vain,” which also includes an breathtaking guest feature from Ky-Mani Marley.

The gorgeous video above is directed by our good pal Andre Power, and follows the darling Ilhame on a dreamy sequence of her day. Oh, and did we mention that the song is in French and Arabic?!

Look out for Ilhame’s debut album Just Wish It to drop this year – it’s going to feature Nicolay, Shafiq Husayn, T3, and Big Pooh, just to give you a little taste.

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October Next Step Artist Spotlight: Cole Williams

 

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Congratulations to miss Cole Williams for winning our October Next Step Artist Spotlight!

An East Flatbush native, Cole Williams blends the richness of her Jamaican and Brooklyn roots to create music mixing soul, reggae, ska, afro beat, and rock. Growing up listening to an an eclectic mix of Yolanda Adams, Mighty Sparrow, Jackson 5, and Bob Marley, one can assume correctly that this young woman is bursting with flavor. At times, she also reminds us just a little bit of Res – you know we’re not mad at that.

Her list of accolades, which include a Swedish Grammy nomination, aren’t modest either. To date, Cole has shared the stage with Lisa Lisa, Little Jackie, Imani Coppola, Big Brooklyn Red, Dana Fuchs, Honey LaRochelle, and Maya Azucena as well as recorded background vocals for Diane Birch and Joss Stone.

Might we add that she’s also performed on The Today Show and The Conan O’Brien Show, amongst others. Oh, and you can catch her as the singer in the new Cover Girl commercial with Drew Barrymore and as well as a Special K commercial that will be running at the end of the month. Fancy much.

This past September, the artist released an album named Out Of The Basement, Part 1, which you can stream in full below. Also, above you can find the gorgeous video for the instantly nostalgic “Little Me,” which we are absolutely delighted to premiere. Think late 90′s, early 00′s R&B.

Currently, you can catch Cole performing weekly at Asselna’s Sunday brunch gig at the new Gansevoort Hotel in NYC. She’s also mixing her next album!

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Artist Spotlight: Mara Hruby + “The Panties” Video

 

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Mara Hruby may be new to most, but in the Bay Area this talent is already thriving, gracing the famed Yoshi’s in her first year of performing. Her vocals are haunting; folky, jazzy, soulful – she truly sounds like a dream. Her first project is called, From Her Eyes, where she remakes popular songs by men (November 2010). Recently, she put out her video for Mos Def’s “The Panties;” a whimsical and dream-like feel is complemented by blue tones and soft-focus visuals – add in the stunning Mara and it’s quite a breathtaking sight. The rest of the EP includes covers from The Roots, Andre 3000, D’Angelo, Van Hunt, Bob Marley, and Jamiroquai. Take a listen to that and download below! This lady is a real treat.

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