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Nickodemus unleashed his sophomore album, Sun People, earlier this year, inspired by the big fireball in the sky & some wonderful people, with uplifting dance music from all parts of the world. Now the remixes have arrived on the full-length Sun People Remixed CD.
Earthrise Soundsystem add tribal flavor to the track “Sun Children,” while Tal Klein blesses “N’Dini” with a groovy rework. Trip-hop veteran J Boogie puts an electro twist on “Didibina” and Swedish producer Red Astaire funks up “Sun Children” with rubbery basslines, hand-claps, wah-wah guitar, and cowbell to spare. Get it now!
Preview the remix album after the jump and get a free download of the Kush Arora remix of “2 Sips & Magic”. [Read more...]
The Madness (Onye-Ala) from Nneka and J.Period is now available for free download from J.Period.com. Using J.Period’s unique documentary-style approach to the mixtape, The Madness (Onye-Ala) is a collection of new and remixed tracks from Nneka, the Nigerian born singer/songwriter who is quickly making her stamp on the US.
Featuring guest appearances from heavyweights of all kinds, The Madness (Onye-Ala) includes exclusive new tracks from M-1 (Dead Prez), Jay Electronica, Zumbi (Zion I), Rakaa (Dilated Peoples), Aceyalone (Freestyle Fellowship), General Steele (Boot Camp Clik) & Talib Kweli.
Nneka - Walking (J. Period remix) featuring Jay Electronica
Download the full mixtape from J.Period.com here
For the past three years, Tommy T has been the bass player for gypsy punk powerhouse Gogol Bordello. Tommy was born and raised in Ethiopia and brings his knowledge of global rhythms, reggae and dub to his first solo album, The Prester John Sessions. An aural travelogue that ranges freely through the music of Ethiopia, the album is a collection of 11 songs including a remix featuring fellow Gogol Bordello band mates Eugene Hutz and Pedro Erazo and mixed by Michael Goldwasser of the Easy Star All-Stars. The record also features two collaborations with Gigi, one of the most popular modern Ethiopian singers.
“The Response” from The Prester John Sessions
With his new album Twelve Tones of Love, Foreststorn ‘Chico’ Hamilton takes his listeners on a musical journey of his venerable career and the numerous people who have influenced it, celebrating his lifelong romance with music. Chico looks back not as a summation but with the past as a jumping off point to where he is now; the foundation to build off of what he has to say in the here and now.
Guest spots include trombonist George Bohanon, who was in one of Chico’s classic sixties ensembles; vocalist Jose James, who studied under Chico at The New School’s Jazz and Contemporary Music Program; and multi-reedist Jack Kelso, Chico’s lifelong friend.
Grab a free download of “Penthouse A” here.
Twelve Tones of Love is out now on Joyous Shout! More info here.