Larry Coryell With The Wide Hive Players – “Return of Shirtless”

Guitar legend Larry Coryell joins forces with a group of impressive session musicians in this new funk jam, Larry Coryell With the Wide Hive Players, due to be released next week on April 12th. Dubbed “the Godfather of Fusion” by Downbeat Magazine, Larry Coryell has earned a permanent place in music history. He brought what amounted to a near alien sensibility to jazz-electric guitar playing in the 1960′s, a hard-edged, cutting tone that owed as much to blues, rock and even country as it did to earlier, smoother bop influences.

The Players consist of bassist Matt Montgomery (Calvin Keys and Variable Unit) and Thomas McCree (Lyrics Born’s drummer), horn players Mike Rinta (Sly Stone, Santana), Doug Rowan (Jazz Mafia) and pianist Adam Shulman, all contribute to create a cohesive alive sound, reminiscent of Coryell’s popular Offerings or Eleventh House era (1972-74). Primarily Jazz-Funk, the album also glows with overtones of soul, blues, has a definitive rock undercurrent. Check out the first single, “Return of Shirtless” -

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Rumer Video – “Slow”+ “Long Long Day” MP3

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Maybe you haven’t heard of Rumer until now, but we think she’s an artist that’s going to get a lot of attention in the US. Formerly of the indie-folk band La Honda, her solo project showcases her voice, which has been described as eerily similar to the voice of Karen Carpenter. The first single, “Slow,” from her debut album, Seasons of My Soul, jumped out from MySpace enough to create a healthy buzz. Facebook helped launch the career of Rumer too, as her manager found her by posting the question: “Who is the most underrated person you know?” When five separate people replied with “Rumer,” record labels and management companies started chasing her.

If you like the sound, check out her other videos on Youtube, they’re lovely. Grab a free download of another single, “Long Long Day,” from her Official Site.

Daft Punk Remixed – TRON: Legacy R3C0NF1GUR3D Album In Stores Today

The highly anticipated remix album, which reconfigures tracks from Daft Punk’s original TRON: Legacy film score, hit stores today featuring some of the best producers in the game. Highlights on the album include Moby with “The Son of Flynn”; “The Grid” by The Crystal Method (Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland); and “End of Line” by award-winning German electronic music producer and DJ, Boys Noize (Alexander Ridha). Another great single on the album is “Fall,” which features a collaboration between electronic/dream pop act M83 and Jonathan Bates’ Big Black Delta. Watch the “Derezzed” video after the jump, and stream a couple tracks here.

Attention all DJs and producers: Want your own TRON remix released on Walt Disney Records? Now’s your chance: global music hub Indaba is hosting a contest challenging the remix community to submit their best shot at reworking “The Grid,” “Derezzed” or “End of Line.” If you win, along with your Disney release and KCRW radio love, you’ll also win the deluxe box set, and an iPad. Get started on Indaba!

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GPWW 3/23/11: Words and Music from MO’Kolours, Norman Jay and Louie Vega

This week GPWW introduces a new regular feature, Now That’s What I Call Bumps, that will consist of fat, naughty, progressive beats; a celebration of the new generation of producers. More of those please! After chatting with MO’Kolours the producer, Gilles sits down with Norman Jay and Louie Vega for a Loleatta Hathaway tribute.

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Raphael Saadiq Video – “Stone Rollin’”

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The third official video from Raphael Saadiq‘s upcoming rock-tinged album is the title track, Stone Rollin’. If you like the new sound, check out “Good Man” and “Radio” and look for the new full-length album on May 10th. [Pre-order on iTunes]