New Track: MeShell Ndegeocello – “Dirty World” + MP3

 

Meshell Ndegeocello’s new album, Weather, will be out November 8th. Produced by Grammy-winner Joe Henry, who has also worked with miss Ani DiFranco, Weather is full of ethereal orchestral melodies and some serious live instrumentation. If “Dirty World,” is any indication, we see that Meshell continues with her genre mashing and experimentation as well as her otherworldly songwriting. There are even bits of this track that remind us of Comfort Woman, possibly our favorite Meshell album.

MeShell Ndegeocello – “Dirty World” [MP3]
 

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New Track: Phonte – “Not Here Anymore” ft. Elzhi + MP3

 

Um, yes. Yesterday, Phonte might have blown up the internet with the first single from his upcoming solo project, Charity Starts At Home (out September 27th). The single, “Not Here Anymore” features none other than emcee extraordinaire, Elzhi. Production? 9th Wonder. Win – all up and down this piece, y’all. Head bob, sexy sway, and even a little gyrate worthy.

Stream and download for free below!

Phonte featuring Elzhi – Not Here Anymore (Produced by 9th Wonder) by Hypetrak

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New Release: The Weeknd – ‘Thursday’ Mixtape

 

Late last night, The Weeknd released the second installment of his three-part mixtape series. Thursday is already blazing up the internets and we totally understand – the guy makes some hypnotizing sexy time music. With the wild success of his first mixtape, House of Balloons, it’s not surprising that his website got so much traffic last night that it ended up getting overloaded.

Stream and download the mixtape below! And if you fancy Drake, be sure to check out “The Zone.”

The Weeknd – Thursday [Download]

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New Track: Grace Jones – “Well Well Well” Dub + MP3

 

Yes, people. In case you haven’t already heard, the baddest of the bad, Grace Jones, will be releasing a new album entitled Hurricane on September 6th in the United States. The album was initially released in 2009 in the UK to much critical acclaim. This time around, she’s also announced a bonus disc dub version of the entire album. Get a little peek at what’s in store with a free download for the dark, tropical sounding dub version of “Well Well Well.” Freshness.

Grace Jones – Well Well Well Dub by GraceJones

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New Release: Afrolicious – ‘A Dub For Mali’ + MP3

 

Afrolicious dropped their debut EP, A Dub For Mali, yesterday and it promises to satisfy many musical palettes with its afro-beat, disco, reggae, and Malian blues sensibilities, to name a few. This EP has a wonderfully chill energy that’s easily repeat worthy.

Produced by Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, the EP is an inspired work, paying homage to the sounds cultivated at San Francisco’s weekly Afrolicious party hosted by Joe McGuire (aka Pleasuremaker), who also comprises Afrolicious.

Stream the whole EP below and download “Thursday Night Kinda Swing” for free!

Afrolicious – “Thursday Night Kinda Swing” [MP3]
 

Afrolicious – ‘A DUB FOR MALI’ by afrolicious

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