Emvee ft. Bonjay: “Glitch Feisty Rub” + MP3

Drawing their name from spice island slang for “Good God!,” Bonjay were born in a basement at Ottawa’s legendary Disorganised parties. What began as a simple crowd pleasing party lark has developed into a serious commitment to songwriting and production, including remixes for labels like Mad Decent, Ninjatune and Ghetto Arc (XL Recordings). With Alanna on the mic and Pho on beats & effects, their live performance is a high-energy sound system of bass and soul. Dancehall innovation, indie sentiments, and R&B hooks – these are the sounds booming out from the jeeps, towers and headphones of young Toronto, and Bonjay makes them their own.

Download this cover / dance mix of “Honey Honey” by Feist:
Emvee ft. Bonjay – “Glitch Feisty Rub” [MP3]
 

Limited-edition vinyl EP of six all-original Bonjay songs coming in September, wider release to follow. Debut album in 2011.

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Georgia Anne Muldrow Remixes “Untitled/Fantastic” + MP3

We’ve known Gerogia Anne Muldrow and her aliases as a staple on the scene for a while, but she’s been even more prolific than usual lately. Georgia is appearing as “Jyoti” in her forthcoming Jazz album, Ocotea, paying homage to the late, great Alice Coltrane who gifted her with this name. With encouragement from the sublime Alice Coltrane, an innovative musician in her own right, it’s no wonder that Georgia’s works have gained so much praise from the likes of Gilles Peterson and Erykah Badu.

From our friends at Mochilla:  “Remixing Suite for Ma Dukes is a brave undertaking.  Several producers and MCs at first accepted and then declined the job.  In the end we think we got the right person.  It is with great pleasure on the week of Mothers Day to release this remix.  Done while mothering by none other than Georgia Anne Muldrow.  This project began as an homage to one mother’s love (Ma Dukes) and has now been remixed by another (Georgia Anne Muldrow) with her son Nokware in her lap.  Two incredible women, one amazing track.  Remixed.

Georgia who has done production for Erykah Badu, Mos Def, and partner Dudley Perkins was an amazing person to watch at work.  Her feel is so hers.  She seemed so comfortable with the music.  She insisted that she didn’t want to chop the song but to play along as if she was there in the Orchestra.  We wanted her to sing on the track too but her microphone was in the shop for repairs – so on suggestion she sang the vocals into the lavaller tie clip mic that we used to capture sound for the video.

This remix and the two other remixes from Te’Amir (remixing Mulatu Astatke) and Jneiro Jarel (remixing Arthur Verocai) will be available on a Timeless Remixed EP this summer.”

Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood Ferguson – “Untitled/Fantastic” Remix by Georgia Anne Muldrow [MP3]
 

We Bay We Boogie: Rehes Gets Down With Elevator Fight + MP3

One remaining artist profile from Rehes’ SXSW adventure:

“This whole ‘stand around and look bored’ thing happens way too much [at shows]” says Dominic Angelella, guitarist for Philadelphia based rock-the-eff-out-with-your-respective-genitals-out band, Elevator Fight. “There’s so much music available right now it really takes a lot for people to get stoked. And we want people to get stoked.”

The band’s been known to previously describe their music as “liquefied panda rage” and “like that night where you think everything is going to be really fun, but you take that one extra drink and everything goes horribly wrong.” Damn, son – like that?  Yeah, like that.  They get the frick down.

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Tia Fuller Releases Decisive Steps + MP3

Alto/soprano saxophonist/flautist Tia Fuller‘s newest Mack Avenue release, Decisive Steps, is a sumptuous CD of ten tracks that illustrate her artistic fearlessness. A member of Beyoncé’s band for four years, Fuller’s agile, buoyant and elegant full-bodied sax lines effortlessly improvise a number of moods and grooves, as evidenced by the take-no-prisoners tempo of the title track. The album also contains her ingenious reworking of two well-worn standards: “I Can’t Get Started” and “My Shining Hour.”

Decisive Steps features Tia’s Beyoncé bandmate, drummer Kim Thompson; bassist Miriam Sullivan; Fuller’s sister, Shamie Royston on piano and Fender Rhodes; with special guests, trumpeter Sean Jones and bassist Christian McBride (both Mack Avenue label mates); vibraphonist Warren Wolf; and tap dancer Maurice Chestnut.

Tia Fuller – “Decisive Steps” [MP3]
 

Tia Fuller’s NYC CD release party is May 10th at the famous Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola.

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Kings Go Forth: The Outsiders Are Back + MP3

Milwaukee-based soul band, co-founded by proprietor of the fabled Lotus Land record shop Andy Noble and longtime Milwaukee area R&B performer Black Wolf, Kings Go Forth drops its debut album, The Outsiders Are Back. Following a string of seven-inches lauded by soul music blogs and spun by the likes of DJ Shadow, the new album features artwork by Mingering Mike – the first time the celebrated artist has ever created art for a recording that actually exists – and a mix by Tom Moulton, the legendary producer and originator of the remix and 12-inch single format.

Written by Noble and Wolf, the full-length of nine original songs includes the Moulton mix of “Don’t Take My Shadow.” The album’s lone cover is an impossibly obscure soul lament written and recorded in a prison. In addition to Noble and Wolf, Kings Go Forth features Andy Noble on bass, Dave Wake on keyboards, guitarist Dan Flynn, percussionist Cecilio Negron, Jr., the explosive drummer Jeremy Kuzniar, trombonist Dave Cusma, trumpeter Jed Groser, vocalist Dan Fernandez, and rhythm guitarist and vocalist Matt Norberg.

Kings Go Forth – “One Day” [MP3]
 

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After the jump, watch a Vietnam breakdancing competition set to the music of Kings Go Forth.

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