New Release: ‘Label Love Vol. 5: The Jazz Edition’

 

Label Love is back! Now you’ve got an accompaniment to go with last year’s electro, soul, and funk grooves from Label Love Vol. 4 release. Contributions came from various rad labels galore: Tru Thoughts, BBE Music, Brownswood Recordings, Daptone Records, Record Breakin’, Tokyo Dawn Records, and Ubiquity Records.

Label Love Volume 5: The Jazz Edition endeavors to ‘expand minds to the magical genre and its many forms.’ Sit down with this scrumptious grab bag of treats from Tru Thoughts, Impossible Ark Records, Gondwana Records, Jazzman Records, Edition Records, Katalyst Entertainment, Revive Music Group, and Basho Records. And while hard to believe, this incredible compilation is free for download and streaming below. Thursday never looked so good.

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New Release: ‘Label Love Vol. 4′

 

But of course you remember Label Love Vol. 3 from last year. Now the fourth installment is here just in time for summer! Label Love Vol. 4. includes contributions from some of our favorite record labels, including Tru Thoughts, BBE Music, Brownswood Recordings, Daptone Records, Record Breakin’, Tokyo Dawn Records, and Ubiquity Records.

Each label brings its unique flavor in putting together this yummy soundscape of soul, funk, folk, disco, house, and electronic music. Find classics, unreleased joints, and exclusives on this unique compilation. Makes being trapped inside during this heatwave that much more bearable.

And hella high fives to our boo Roland LeFox for hooking up the awesome album artwork!

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Lefto & Simbad Present Worldwide Family Volume 1 Teasers

Brownswood Recordings is a clear leader in the art of compilation releases. Besides the fact that the music is often hand-picked by Gilles Peterson, Brownswood compilations have a greater purpose than to rehash old hits; they bring quality music to light, music that might otherwise be overlooked.

Gilles isn’t the only DJ on a world mission to find the perfect beat, and he’s trusted the Brownswood family DJs Lefto & Simbad to start a new series for the Worldwide Family. Enjoy these teasers from both DJs and check the tracklistings after the jump.

Look out for Lefto & Simbad Present Worldwide Family Volume 1 in early 2011.

Lefto & Simbad present Worldwide Family Vol.1 // Lefto Teaser by Brownswood


Lefto & Simbad present Worldwide Family Vol.1 // Simbad Teaser by Brownswood

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Gilles Peterson Digs Cuba

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2 years ago, Gilles Peterson visited Cuba for the first time on a reconnaissance mission to check out the new generation of Havana-based artists.  The fruits of his labor culminated in the album he presented, Havana Cultura, which was recently released, but now his Brownswood Recordings imprint is preparing the release of Havana Cultura Remixed out on June 7th, enlisting remixes from the likes of Louie Vega, Carl Cox, Seiji, Marc Mac of 4Hero, and many more.  The 2 disc album also features a bonus DJ mix courtesy of Gilles Peterson himself that neatly weaves together the disparate threads that make up a typical Peterson DJ Set.  From the stirring percussion and meandering groove of Louie Vega’s marathon Latin workout to the hi-octane Bengua-esque skank delivered by Carl Cox and the lazy ebb and flow of Michel Cleis‘ magnificent shuffling houser, this is Gilles in his element.

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An Exclusive Evening With José James – April 17

josejamesAfter a 2 year absence from NYC, José James is finally back and he has a brand new CD to show off. Blackmagic, released February 1st, has been garnering steady critical acclaim since its release. Featuring the likes of Flying Lotus on the production team, this album is both a nod to José’s jazz roots as well as a step into a new R&B laden sound for him. Put Me On It blogger said it best when she said “this is the kind of album that makes you want to name your first born José, even if you’re Nigerian.”

He will be making a rare NYC appearance on Saturday, April 17 at Hiro Ballroom. There are very limited advance tickets and table reservations available here.

If you haven’t heard the new album, you should do yourself a favor and get it now. In the meanwhile here is a remix of his new track “Warrior.”

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Jose James – WARRIOR (Sbtrkt Remix) by Brownswood

Check out the video for “Code,” produced by Flying Lotus:
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