Jon Hopkins New Album ‘Immunity’ Streaming on NPR

 

“Inspired by the arc of an epic night out,” London producer Jon Hopkins’ new Immunity album is a trippy and drama-filled medley. Traversing many moods, tempos, and densities within a track, the focal point is clearly storytelling; Without any use of words, Jon has proven to do this masterfully.

Listen to Immunity on NPR

New Yorkers can catch Jon performing on Tuesday, June 4 at Glasslands in Brooklyn.

The Roots Release ‘undun’ App + NPR Stream

 

The Roots certainly didn’t disappoint with the “Make My” single off their December 6th slated undun. And now we can be further not disappointed with a complete stream of the album on NPR. The moody and often melancholy concept based album is layered and textured, playing out like an audio story, which could also easily double as a film soundtrack.

Also, yesterday the group dropped a free iTunes app to go with their very first conceptual project. The app includes photos, lyrics, interviews, music video snippets and in all “an immersive experience that elucidates the life and times of one Redford Stephens,” the focal character on undun.

Tracklisting
1. Dun
2. Sleep
3. Make My feat. Big K.R.I.T. & Dice Raw
4. One Time feat. Phonte & Dice Raw
5. Kool On feat. Greg Porn & Truck North
6. The OtherSide feat. Bilal Oliver & Greg Porn
7. Stomp feat. Greg Porn
8. Lighthouse feat. Dice Raw
9. I Remember
10. Tip The Scale feat. Dice Raw
11. Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)
12. Possibility (2nd Movement)
13. Will To Power (3rd Movement)
14. Finality (4th Movement)

Dowload the undun app on iTunes

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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.

Stream The Light of the Sun on NPR

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Femi Kuti Plays “Africa for Africa” Live on Soundcheck

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Check out this footage from WNYC’s live performance program Soundcheck, featuring Femi Kuti & The Postive Force, a full 11-piece band. Here he performs the title track from his latest album, “Africa for Africa.” Today he will also be a featured guest on NPR at 3pm EST to discuss his music and politics – don’t miss it!

Africa for Africa the album is available now, as are tickets to Femi’s nationwide tour. Check a full list of tour dates and enter our contest to win tickets for the city of your choice.

Africa for Africa on iTunes | Amazon