New Release: Dego – ‘A Wha Him Deh Pon?’ + Video

 

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Dego’s (4hero, Silhouette Brown) solo debut album, A Wha Him Deh Pon?, is now here! Released on the visionary producer’s own label, 2000Black, the 20-track album features Georgia Anne Muldrow, Taylor McFerrin, Ferraz, Nadine Charles, Face, Matt Lord, Kaidi Tatham, and others. The ceaseless innovator carries on how he knows best: twisting and teasing genre boundaries, blending classic and future sounds to create music that is profoundly familiar and new. Above, you’ll find an album sampler to tease your earbuds. After the jump, check out Dego’s “Monday Blues” video.

In case you missed it a few weeks ago, also check out DJ Brainchild’s It’s All Over The Place mixtape celebrating the expanse that is Dego’s catalog.

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“Monday Blues” video after the jump

TOKiMONSTA – ‘Creature Dreams’

 

It’s not every day you see female producers out there, and it’s certainly not often that we hear of one with chops enough to be welcomed into the boys club that is music production. Over the last couple of years, TOKiMONSTA has quietly crept up to the ranks of being a must watch artist. As the only woman on Flying Lotus’ label, Brainfeeder, Toki holds her own and then some with her recent Creature Dreams EP. The project is inspired by the woozy dreamy state she found herself while crafting during the wee hours of the night. As with any of her other work, Creature Dreams is moving; melodic, trippy, and dense yet still sexy, it’s the perfect ambient music for a rainy daydream or a late night work session.

Bright Shadows by TOKiMONSTA

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Seun Kuti Releases From Africa With Fury: Rise + Wax Poetics Interview, Tour Dates, & Contest to Win Tickets

 

From Africa With Fury: Rise is the sophomore release from Seun Anikulapo Kuti and shows the Egypt 80 leader coming into his own voice. With a new confidence, Kuti took this opportunity to be daring in his craft and make this work “completely different” from his first album. The album is produced by the legendary Brian Eno and John Reynolds, and boasts a fiery spirited sound sure to move the masses. So move, and don’t miss one of “today’s most incendiary live acts” who will also be touring the US this summer. Enter to win tickets to shows in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami.

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Wax Poetics interview and tour dates after the jump

New Track: Van Hunt – “June” + MP3

 

Last time we caught up with Van Hunt was during an interview in August of 2009 while he was still working on the record he’s now about to release. Close to two years later, the ever-funky soul maestro is ready to share a new track called “June” (free for download below). But this is just the beginning; Van plans to sprinkle some free download goodness on us every month leading up to the release of his new album, What Were You Hoping For? (out September 27th). Among the freebies will be the album’s first single, “Eyes Like Pearls,” which is slated to hit radio this summer. Sir Hunt has also relaunched his official website, www.vanhunt.com – it’ll be another place you can download and find out more on the awesomeness ahead.

Van Hunt – “June”
 

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Jill Scott to Release The Light of the Sun

 

The incomparable miss Jill Scott is returning with her fourth studio album on June 21st and we’re beside ourselves with excitement. Thanks to NPR and their “first listen” stream of the entire work, you won’t have to wait to preview the super dopeness. It’s amazing to be able to say that the dynamic vocalist is taking her sound to new heights with a new style that actually works – not something you can say for most folks. That’s a timeless artist right there.

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