Win Fela Kuti’s Vinyl Box Set II compiled by Ginger Baker

Fela Kuti – Vinyl Box Set II

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Knitting Factory Records is proud to release the second of the long-awaited vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalog. This is the second in a series of curated Vinyl Box sets. These six albums were chosen by frequent Fela collaborator, Ginger Baker.

The artwork for each album is the painstakingly recreated from original album artwork along with vintage vinyl label artwork!

The box includes the albums:
- Live with Ginger Baker (1971)
- Roforofo Fight (1972)
- Confusion (1974)
- Alagbon Close (1974)
- He Miss Road (1975)
- Na Poi (1976)

Also included in the box:

- 12 page full-color booklet with an essay by Ginger Baker and album descriptions by the veteran British music journalist, Chris May.
- a poster designed by H. Cuadrado

NYC: King Britt @ Le Bain – October 15

 

Joining the stable of legendary DJs that have already graced our Monday nights at Le Bain (Questlove, Dennis Ferrer, Danny Krivit, Rich Medina, DJ Spinna, Louie Vega and Bobbito Garcia), the incomparable King Britt will be laying down some serious danceable delights for us in about a week and a half!

The multitalented globetrotting DJ known for getting any party live is also a composer and a producer. Britt has remixed and produced an array of artists as well as scored commercials for Rolex and L’oreal Paris.

It should go without saying, but have no doubt – this night will not disappoint.

Event Details
King Britt at Le Bain
Monday, October 15 2012

Doors at 8PM

Tickets: Free with RSVP
RSVP to attend

Le Bain at The Standard
444 W. 13th St.
New York, NY

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Robert Glasper To Release ‘Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP’

 

After experiencing overwhelming and well deserved success with his recent Black Radio release, Robert Glasper is now gearing up to release a remix EP. Called Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP, the project includes both unreleased tracks and remixes. The remixers include Glasper, Questlove, 9th Wonder, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Pete Rock, along with some additional flair compliments of Black Milk, Phonte, The Roots, and Solange.

Peep the track list below and be sure to catch Rob and the guys on tour this fall for some spiritual healing.

Tracklisting for Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP
1. Afro Blue feat. Erykah Badu / 9th Wonder’s Blue Light Basement Remix feat. Phonte
2. Black Radio feat. yasiin bey / Pete Rock Remix
3. The Consequences of Jealousy feat. Meshell Ndegeocello / Georgia Anne Muldrow’s Sassy Geemix
4. Twice / ?uestlove’s Twice Baked Remix feat. Solange Knowles & The Roots
5. Letter to Hermione (feat. Bilal) / Robert Glasper and Jewels Remix feat. Black Milk
6. Dillatude #2

Tour Dates
September 15 – Indianapolis Jazz Festival – Indianapolis, IN
September 23 – iTunes Festival @ The Roundhouse – London, England
September 26 – Milwaukee Performing Arts Center – Milwaukee, WI
October 4 – Showcase Live – Foxboro, MA
October 5 – Iron Horse – Northampton, MA
October 6 – Traif – Buffalo, NY
October 7 – The Egg – Albany, NY
October 9 – Royalton – Fairfield, CT
October 11 – Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
October 12 – Ram’s Head – Baltimore, MD
October 13 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA
October 16 – SOB’s – New York, NY
October 19 – The Hoxton – Toronto, Ontario
October 20 – The Shelter – Detroit, MI
October 21 – Lincoln Theatre – Columbus, OH
October 25 – Royce Hall – Los Angeles, CA
October 26 – Discovery Green – Houston, TX
October 27 – Royce Hall – Los Angeles, CA (Trio)
October 28 – Anthology – San Diego, CA
November 1 – Palace of Fine Arts Theatre – San Francisco, CA
November 4 – Triple Door – Seattle, WA

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Video: ‘Planet Rock and Other Tales of the 808′ (Trailer)

 

Arthur Baker has put together a pretty fascinating documentary on “how the Roland TR-808 changed the musical world starting from its most seminal record Planet Rock.” Catch interviews from Questlove, Diplo, Skrillex, and many many other influencers. Interesting little mash up style to the trailer above, too. Look for Planet Rock and Other Tales of the 808 to drop in 2013!

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New Track: Fela Kuti – “Lady” (Remade by Tune-Yards, Angelique Kidjo, Questlove, & Akua Naru) + Behind the Scenes Video

 

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This might be the longest post title ever, but well worth it. Tune-Yards, Angelique Kidjo, Questlove, & Akua Naru came together for a powerful collaboration on a remake of Fela Kuti’s “Lady.” The result = yikes! In the best way possible. You must listen to the stream below.

Above, view a behind the scenes on the making of the track as well as interviews with the artists involved. This song is more than just any other woman loving song – it’s about the power of a woman in any form, of any creed and background.

The track will be part of a new Fela Kuti compilation by by the Red Hot and (RED) organizations called Red Hot + Fela.

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