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Today Sade releases the first single from her new album, Soldier of Love. The title track, which Sade co-produced with Mike Pela, was written by Sade along with longtime collaborators Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman and Paul Spencer Denman. This song, featuring a pulsating and anthemic drum beat along with haunting vocals that Sade is known for, kicks off the countdown for Soldier of Love. Recorded in England and set for release worldwide on February
8th 9th, Soldier of Love marks Sade’s first studio album since the multi-platinum release of Lovers Rock in 2000.
Soldier of Love, to be released worldwide on February 8th, 2010, will be Sade‘s first studio album since the multi-platinum album Lovers Rock, released in 2000.
Known for their timeless sound, Sade has enjoyed phenomenal success both internationally and stateside throughout the span of their twenty-five year career. Since the release of their debut album Diamond Life in 1984, the band has seen all five of their studio albums land in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart selling a total of more than 50 million albums worldwide to date. Soldier of Love was recorded in England, and produced by the band and their longtime collaborator Mike Pela.
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In 2003, Lizz Fields emerged with her instant indie classic album, By Day By Night. In 2008, Lizz carved her musical space with PleasureVille on Blue Fields Records. She embraced the grit and the grind, a stylistic fete that grows with each listen. Full speed ahead, Lizz Fields transmits another beautifully crafted message in her unexpected remix album, re-PRODUCED. Originally deemed a side project, re-PRODUCED was created by Lizz Fields and partner, Tristan Leral, co-piloting the boards and the mic.
Lizz Fields – “Gotta Go” (Gotta Bounce Remix)
Adriana Evans’ 1997 self-titled debut was critically acclaimed but commercially panned, leaving her disenchanted with the music industry. This led to a seven year hiatus in Evans’ musical career, followed by the limited sophomore release, Nomadic. Nomadic was released on Evans’ independent label to be sold only at shows and on her website… until now. Animatedcartunes is proud to re-issue this hard-to-find classic, now enhanced to include a music video for the lead single “7 Days”. The album draws its inspiration from many genres of music including samba, reggae, rock and hip-hop, with soul firmly rooted at the base.
Georgia Anne Muldrow is a singer, producer, songwriter born and raised in Los Angeles, known for her abstract production and writing style. In 2005, she introduced herself to the indie scene with the self-released Worthnothings EP, eventually signed to Stones Throw and began to get attention from artists like Mos Def, SA-RA, and Erykah Badu. These are Georgia Anne Muldrow’s “Early” recordings. She wrote, produced and recorded this lean, ten track album entirely by herself. Seventeen years young with an old soul, Georgia managed to blend the composing acumen of Roy Ayers and J Dilla with the vocal stylings of Billie Holiday and Lauryn Hill.
For a limited time, stream the full album on AOL
FELA KUTI’S – The Best Of The Black President is released on Knitting Factory Records today. The impact of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s music in Africa – and worldwide – cannot be overstated. Hailing from Lagos, Nigeria, he was Africa’s musical genius, the creator of Afrobeat – a genre combining traditional African highlife, jazz, James Brown funk grooves and latin rhythms into a unique toxic mix that is wholly his own – and a revolutionary. Fela’s politically inflammatory songs laid bare the corruption, violence, and greed of the ruling regimes across the Continent and world. Arrested over a hundred times by the Nigerian government, ultimately 1000 soldiers invaded and destroyed the Kalakuta Republic – Fela’s living and performing compound that he shared with his 27 wives and his mother – sending nearly all of the inhabitants to the hospital, or worse. Despite the death of his own mother after the siege, Fela never stopped fighting the powers of imperialism, colonialism and racism with – as the legendary Fela Kuti put it – music as his weapon.
With deluxe editions of The Best Of The Black President comes a 40 minute DVD, narrated by Sahr Ngaujah, interviews with Carlos Moore & Bill T jones, recorded concert footage, and excerpts from various Fela Kuti documentaries, including Music Is The Weapon.