After a decade long hiatus, Soulstice will be releasing their new album In The Light, on May 17th. Check out the teaser (below) of three tracks from the new album.
Note that they have a free download available through Facebook. Like 'em on fb to unlock your free download of an Ayers-inspired remix by The Jazzual Suspects.
Soulstice also has a contest going on now with Soundcloud: Download the vocals to their new track, "Realistic," then remix, chop, screw, etc to create your own version of the track. Om Records and Soulstice will judge 10 highest voted entries and pick the winners. Did we mention the winner will receive a CA$$$H prize? They will. Enter to win!
The Stepkids are the latest signing to Stones Throw records, deviating from the label's "indie hip-hop" reputation earned with artists like Madlib, Percee P, MED, Doom and Dilla. The Stepkids are made up of three meticulous session musicians who got tired of the back-up gigs (playing on stage for artists like Alicia Keys, 50 Cent and Lauryn Hill) and made this new music in their free time. We were lucky to have them open up for Aloe Blacc last year and they blew us away. Aside from the main draw which is their fantastic new sound, they also enhance their live show with visuals by wearing all white clothing while standing in front of a white sheet with a projector in front of them. And lots of beautiful swirling colors.
Along with a free download of "Shadows on Behalf," Stones Throw is offering this stream of "La La," a track that Gilles Peterson had to rewind in his Worldwide radio show. Gilles had to make sure you heard the quiet lyrics early in the song because it's such a lovely tune that it's easy to lose the heavy meaning behind it. Both of these tracks are available on colored vinyl, made exclusively for Record Store Day. Looking like Spin Art, this is the best colored vinyl we've seen yet, making good use of those inevitable ink bleeds.
Their debut album will be released in September 2011.
Dirty Vegas will release their album Electric Love this Tuesday, 4/26. Visit their site for more streaming music and look out for the new album on iTunes and Amazon next week. Here's an unreleased 'Juke Mix' of "Changes" by Body Language for free download, courtesy of Om Records. Dirty Vegas is also having a release-day celebration in Brooklyn at Public Assembly on 4/29 - get those tickets here.
Mo Kolours has released this free track "Biddies" as a sampling of his upcoming EP, Drum Talking. A recently featured producer on the famous Gilles Peterson World Wide radio show, Mo Kolours has a growing reputation in the UK. This beguiling, otherworldly record sees him drawing heavily on the ‘sega’ music of his ancestral island homeland and uniting it with dub, soul and various electronic styles to create intriguing new combinations.
Biddies is a house-not-house bumper, driven by Mo Kolours' crafty vocal manipulations, percussion and chants. This is a unique record announcing a very unusual talent.