New Track: Chico Mann – “Light of Love” ft. Alecia Chakour

 

Definitely don’t hear too much soulful Hanukkah music during the holiday season, whereas a variety of Christmas music always seems to be in abundance – so, this is refreshing. Chico Mann invited our lovely gal Alecia Chakour to lend her vocals for the warm and cozy new tune, “Light of Love.” Got us dreaming of candlelight, fireplaces, and hot chocolate on this Thursday afternoon.

Also, for those unfamiliar with Alecia, please get to knowing and be sure to check her out on December 20 for a very special show. The night is going to be killer. Alecia shared with us:

“What makes this night even cooler is that the bands feature allstars from The Royal Family (Soulive, Lettuce), Daptone Records (Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, Antibalas), David Byrne’s band and TV On the Radio. Basically, 20 of my favorite musicians in one tiny room.”

Event Details
Alecia Chakour Live
w/ Sonya Kitchell and Cochemea Gastelum’s Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow

December 20, 2012

8PM

Tickets: $10

Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY

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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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Daptone Records’ Budos III

Our friends at Daptone Records have a new release out this week: the third album from Budos Band, titled Budos Band III. Produced by Bosco Mann and TNT at “House of Soul Studios” in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the band’s third full-length studio effort was conceived during weekly, beer-fueled Staten Island writing sessions – as well as more than 150 live gigs over the last two years – and recorded during a 48 hour period in January 2010.

If the menacing album art, which features a cobra primed for the attack, is any indication of the music itself, we can expect an all out assault of the senses, with a tendency towards the venomous and psychedelic.

The Budos Band: “Unbroken, Unshaven” [MP3]
 

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The Budos Band: “Unbroken, Unshaven” + MP3

Check out the new single from The Budos Band, “Unbroken, Unshaven,” produced by Bosco Mann and TNT. The group’s upcoming “venomous and psychedelic” album The Budos Band III, drops August 10th on Daptone Records.

The Budos Band: “Unbroken, Unshaven” [MP3]