Videos of Adele are popping up all over the internet, and it's all being archived on Adele.tv for "21 Days of Adele." Each day they release another video or some kind of extra goodie. Besides that, she's being praised by Perez Hilton and making fans cry with joy on VH1's Unplugged, and even behind the scenes with the Viceland music blog.
The Space Invadas album Soul-Fi was released last month in Australia, and it already has four hits including "Original" and "Done It Again." Space Invadas is Katalyst and Steve Spacek. Katalyst, the Sydney based producer, runs the Invada label in Australia with Portishead's Geoff Barrow. Steve Spacek originates from London, landed in Sydney via LA, and has worked with the likes of J Dilla, Mos Def, Slum Village, Common and many more. Getting much love in the US and throughout Europe where the record is yet to be released via BBE Records, it looks like it's gonna be a big year for Space Invadas!
Space Invadas - "Done It Again" [MP3]
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Late Night Alumni's sound is characterized by an immaculately-crafted production style that rides between electronic and organic; tied together with the angelic vocal presence of the front-woman. "It's Not Happening" is the first single from their forthcoming album Haunted.
Late Night Alumni's Ryan Raddon aka Kaskade is also a world-renowned producer and DJ who has remixed such artists as Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Seal. Kaskade: "Contrary to what some bloggers think, Late Night Alumni is not just me. But don't get me wrong... this is my band. But it's also Becky, John and Finn's band. Becky's voice is the reason we do what we do. Her style and character make Late Night Alumni possible."
Late Night Alumni - "It's Not Happening" (Kaskade Remix)
Charles Bradley has a new release out this week on Dunham Records, a sub-label of Daptone Records, the great Brooklyn-based home of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Dunham is the perfect fit for the re-discovered soul singer, whose 45 singles were relatively unappreciated in their time. After years of traveling and odd jobs, he was picked up by Daptone's Gabriel Roth, and now he's touring around the country with The Budos Band & The Menahan Street Band. His new album, No Time For Dreaming, is available in stores today. Get a free download below, and check out the video for "The World (Is Going Up In Flames)" here.
Tony Cook is another comeback story with a new release out this week: Back To Reality. Tony was the drummer of the J.B.'s, and he produced the record "On The Floor (Rock It)" which later became known as "granddaddy of house records." While funk gradually turned into disco, Cook began to produce on his own, merging genres that didn't exist yet like garage and house (hence "the granddaddy of house records" title). Stones Throw Records is releasing some of these old recordings on Back to Reality, showing the music community's cooperation between generations and genre labels. Download the single below, get the album on iTunes, and get more info about Tony Cook from Stones Throw.
Talib Kweli dropped some more gems from Gutter Rainbows, his new album in stores tomorrow. He released a video for his first single "Cold Rain," looking fresh off the set of The Book of Eli, plus a new track produced by Oh No featuring Blacksmith labelmate Jean Grae. With production from Ski-Beatz, Hi Tek, M-Phazes, E. Jones and Symbolyc One, and Talib's ruthless hustle, Gutter Rainbows is looking to be one of the best hip-hop albums of 2011.