New Track: Siaira Shawn – “Unthinkable” (Cover) + MP3

 

Ahhh! Much excitement. Our good homegirl Siaira Shawn out of Oakland just released a super rad cover of Alicia Keys’ “Unthinkable.” Keep a lookout for this lady; her mellow sing-song ways can make anything better.

And for those that have just been put on, check out Siaira’s EP, The In Between, that dropped last year. It’s a free download on Bandcamp!

Stream and download “Unthinkable” below!

Unthinkable(Alicia Keys Cover) by siairashawn

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New Track: Asa – “Dreamer Girl” + MP3

 

Just around the corner from the release of her new album, Beautiful Imperfection, French-Nigerian singer Asa is sharing a fresh new track with us called “Dreamer Girl.” The summery tune rides easy with Asa’s sweet vocals, paying homage to the daydreamer in us all. Look out for Beautiful Imperfection out September 6th!

Asa – “Dreamer Girl” – [MP3]
 

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Quantic to Release ‘Best of Quantic’ + MP3

 

Quantic is that dude. In celebration of his upcoming release, The Best Of Quantic, he’s offering a free download of his “Transatlantic” single. The project will highlight the artist’s incredibly impressive range of works since his signing with Tru Thoughts a decade ago as well as three exclusive new tracks! The Best of Quantic will release September 13th in the US.

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New Release: Joss Stone – LP1 + Free MP3 & Videos

 


Joss Stone‘s first album on her own label, Stone’d Records, is out today! Aptly titlted, LP1 shows Joss taking total creative control; a fresh piano-driven rock sound blends the innate emotive soulfulness of Stone’s vocals with the raw bareness of traditional blues.

The Grammy award-winning singer co-wrote and co-produced the album with super-producer Dave Stewart – not bad at all for the inaugural album on your own label. Congrats to Joss!

In case you missed it, be sure to watch the album video teaser that we posted back in June!

Also, peep Joss’ cute interview about living in a van in the forest on The Late Late Show as well as a live performance on Jay Leno after the jump.

Joss Stone – “Somehow” [MP3]
 

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Watch an interview and a live performance with Joss after the jump

New Release: The Funk Ark – ‘From The Rooftops’ + MP3

 

DC-based world funk ensemble The Funk Ark has just released their debut album, From The Rooftops, and might we say that it’s quite uplifting. Drawing inspiration from African and Latin funk music of the 60′s and 70′s, The Funk Ark oozes a soulful vintage sound channeling Afrobeat and big band funk.

Keyboardist and songwriter Will Rast, well known for his work with the likes of Thievery Corporation and Ocote Soul Sounds, fronts the eight-piece band. The man is bringing it and taking listeners on a global funk journey that will have you melting into the dancefloor.

Catch The Funk Ark on tour this and next month!

The Funk Ark – “El Beasto” [MP3]
 

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Tour dates after the jump