An Exclusive Evening with José James – April 17

Tomorrow, April 17th, at Hiro Ballroom José James brings a touch of his Black Magic to New York City. After a 2 year absence from New York, José finally returns to his old home with 2 albums to his name (and a third soon to come) and a few world tours under his belt. He has been dubbed the ‘jazz voice of a generation’ by some and what a voice it is indeed. Don’t miss your chance to catch him live tomorrow night performing the latest from his album Black Magic.

You can catch him on KCRW right now if you are tuned in and hear him talk about his show last night in LA and his upcoming show tomorrow night in NYC.

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SVEDKA Vodka Future Music Series – Podcast #4

The fourth podcast in the SVEDKA Vodka Future Music Series has arrived, hosted by London based DJ, Benji B. As always this podcast features the latest in newly released and un-released music from around the world featuring artists such as Jay Electronica, Driis a.k.a Idris Alba, Soul Litchfield and many more.

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An Exclusive Evening With José James – April 17

josejamesAfter a 2 year absence from NYC, José James is finally back and he has a brand new CD to show off. Blackmagic, released February 1st, has been garnering steady critical acclaim since its release. Featuring the likes of Flying Lotus on the production team, this album is both a nod to José’s jazz roots as well as a step into a new R&B laden sound for him. Put Me On It blogger said it best when she said “this is the kind of album that makes you want to name your first born José, even if you’re Nigerian.”

He will be making a rare NYC appearance on Saturday, April 17 at Hiro Ballroom. There are very limited advance tickets and table reservations available here.

If you haven’t heard the new album, you should do yourself a favor and get it now. In the meanwhile here is a remix of his new track “Warrior.”

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Jose James – WARRIOR (Sbtrkt Remix) by Brownswood

Check out the video for “Code,” produced by Flying Lotus:
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GPWW 1/28/10: Haiti in Our Prayers Mix

gpww5Another worldwide selection from Gilles Peterson, along with a big tribute to all the people suffering and struggling in Haiti right now. In the mix: Jephte Guillaume and deep voodoo music. This week also features new music from artists including Subeena, Jose James, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Melanie Fiona, Fourtet, Miles Bonny and more.

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Basement Jaxx Album Scars Available Digitally

Photo by Andrew Whitton

Photo by Andrew Whitton

While the physical release doesn’t come around until October 6th, the highly anticipated Basement Jaxx album Scars is now available worldwide in digital format with bonus tracks. (Buy here from iTunes). Featured vocalists and collaborators include Kelis, Meleka, Chipmunk, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Santigold, Sam Sparro, Lightspeed Champion, Amp Fiddler, Yo Majesty, Yoko Ono, Paloma Faith, Lisa Kekaula, Jose Hendrix Ndelo, Jose James, Lil Louis, Serocee, Funkagenda and Paul Thomas.

“There’s a good reason why the new record is called Scars,” says Felix Buxton. “Making it has been a grueling process. When we finished recording, it felt like we’d come out of a boxing ring.” His bandmate Simon Ratcliffe nods in agreement.

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