Label Love World Wide: Ubiquity, Fania, Tru Thoughts & More

If, for some reason, we decided to make a list of our favorite record labels, this group here would take up a bulk of that list. So Label Love is a perfectly appropriate name for this project.

Featuring Ubiquity, Fania, Plug Research, ESL Music, Now-Again, Tru Thoughts and Bastard Jazz, the free compilation highlights some of today’s brightest musicians, as well as a hint of what’s to come in the near future from these esteemed record labels.

Get the free compilation as a download via Label Love Worldwide Bandcamp.

Tracklisting after the jump:

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Adrian Younge & the Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra

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Check out this video from Wax Poetics: Adrian Younge and the Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra. This video for “Shot Me in the Heart” comes from the Wax Poetics x Converse 45 Series.

The funk & soul mag also has a release party tonight in NYC for Joe Cuba’s El Alcalde Del Barrio -The Architect of the Nuyorican Sound, the Fania reissue. Come check it out at Le Poisson Rouge - Doors 10pm. You must RSVP and get there early, but if you’re quick, you’ll catch performances by Chico Mann, The Boogaloo Assassins, DJ Bobbito Garcia & DJ Turmix.

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Fania Issue 3: DJ Playlist By Snowboy & Ismael Rivera MP3

downloadIn the latest issue of Fania’s newsletter, produced by Giant Step, Latin perussionist and DJ Snowboy shortlists his top 9 favorite Fania tracks.  Stream them here.

In addition, download a free MP3 of “Me Tienes Loco” from Ismael Rivera’s Greatest Hits.

Goodies also include articles on Tito Puente, Héctor Lavoe’s La Voz, and a trivia contest to win a four-disc Lavoe box set.

Check it out here.