Aloe Blacc – “I Need a Dollar” MP3

Stones Throw renaissance man Aloe Blacc has a new release on iTunes with two singles from his new album, including “Take Me Back.” The forthcoming album is called Good Things, and will be produced by Truth & Soul with backing from Expressions and El Michels Affair.

Aloe Blacc – “I Need A Dollar” [mp3]
 


It’s also the theme song for that show you’ve beeing seeing ads for everywhere, How to Make it in America. Check out the debut:


[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/I_9aaotk3PU" width="550" height="445" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" /]


El Michels Affair Interpolates Wu-Tang Classics On Enter The 37th Chamber

coverWith the release of their finally-completed album Enter the 37th Chamber, El Michels Affair steps out of the shadows of the retro-soul trend and establishes their status as one of the most exciting and versatile bands in modern recorded music.

In 2007, their two smash 7″ singles featuring instrumental reinterpretations of the Wu-Tang classic songs “C.R.E.A.M.” and “Bring Da Ruckus” prompted a contract with indie hip hop powerhouse Fat Beats Records to record an entire album of Wu-Tang Clan interpolations.

Led by saxophonist/organist Leon Michels and producer/engineer Jeff Silverman, El Michels Affair began as a loose collaboration of session musicians (including members of top-selling acts Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, the Budos Band, and Antibalas) that looked to blend some of the vibrant quality of soundtrack records with the recording aesthetic of early reggae, and the rawness of 60′s rock–they called it ‘Cinematic Soul.’

Stream “C.R.E.A.M.,” “Uzi (Pinky Ring)” and “Can It All Be So Simple” here.