Contest: 10″ Vinyl Prize Pack from Dr. Martens: Dam-Funk, Buraka Som Systema & The Cinematic Orchestra

Take a shot at one of our wonderfully easy trivia questions in order to win 3 pieces of 10″ vinyl from Dr. Martens, celebrating their 50 Year Anniversary by finding and sharing the best new music around.

Your prize pack includes Buraka Som Systema‘s “Buffalo Stance,” Dam-Funk‘s “Things That Dreams Are Made Of” and The Cinematic Orchestra‘s “Lilac Wine.”

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Ja Prawn New Release + Vinyl Giveaway

LA-based Ja Prawn has released their LP, Everybody, and is offering the tracks via free download. But grab the limited vinyl and you also get a download card with 5 bonus tracks.

Enter to win a free copy of Everybody on vinyl here.

Ja Prawn was born from the murky depths of the LA River in the early millennium, and has been relentlessly rocking Los Angeles’ diveyest dance clubs and underground caverns ever since. Ja Prawn is a demigod sculpted of synth sludge, apocalyptic sci-fi soundtracks, and pawn shop lo-fi glory. After honing their sound at Don Bolles’ nightclub “Ding-a-Ling” in Silverlake, CA, Ja Prawn has finally unleashed its spawn into the world.

New Album by Angelique Kidjo + MP3 Download

Deemed “Africa’s premier diva” by Time, Angelique Kidjo follows up her Grammy-winning Djin Djin with Oyo. On the album, Kidjo collaborates with Bono – one of the continent’s most ardent supporters – joined with John Legend on a version of Curtis Mayfield’s “Move on Up.” The focus on Oyo is the music that shaped Kidjo’s artistic formation, including “Lakutshn Llanga,” a lullaby made famous by Kidjo’s hero, Miriam Makeba; Yoruban interpretations of Otis Redding’s “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember” and Santana’s “Samba Pa Ti;” a collaboration with Diane Reeves on “Monfe Ran E,” an homage to the Aretha Franklin hit, “Baby I Love You;” and a take on James Brown’s “Cold Sweat.”

Recorded and mixed by Russell Elevado (D’Angelo, The Roots, Erykah Badu) and produced by Kidjo and longtime collaborator Jean Hebrail, Oyo features a band of highly accomplished musicians, including guitarist Lionel Loueke, Christian McBride on upright bass, Kendrick Scott on drums and Thiokho Diagne on percussion. Trumpeter Roy Hargove makes a memorable appearance on “Samba Pa Ti.”

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Angelique Kidjo – “Kelele” [mp3]
 

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Win Tickets to See Gilberto Gil – March 11

Grammy Award winning singer, guitarist, songwriter and musical innovator, Gilberto Gil, will be making a New York stop on his String Concert Tour featuring Jacques Morelenbaum and Bem Gil on Thursday, March 11, at Nokia Theatre. We are very excited to be able to offer some lucky winners a pair of tickets to see him perform live in Times Square.

This man has not only revolutionized his country’s music, but he is also its Minister of Culture. What City, State, and Country is Gilberto Gil from?

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