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.

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Raphael Saadiq – “Good Man” (New Single)

Following the video for his first single, “Radio,” another Raphael Saadiq track hit the web this week: “Good Man.” It would be near impossible to top his 2008 album The Way I See It, but these new ‘aggressive rock n roll’ style tracks are a good sign. Plus rumored featured guests on Saadiq’s Stone Rollin’ include Robert Randolph and Yukimi Nagano (Little Dragon). Stone Rollin’ will be released by Columbia Records on March 22nd.

Listen to Raphael Saadiq – “Good Man” via Okayplayer

New Raphael Saadiq Video: “Radio”

New video from the amazing Raphael Saadiq, whose upcoming album Stone Rollin takes him in a new direction. The single “Radio” features a similar style of retro-update to his last album, The Way I See It, but he went back further this time – past funk and soul, to rock n roll and swing dancing era.  Look out for Stone Rollin, due to be released on March 22nd.

Exile: Radio Bonus (Free Album Download)

In preparation for his upcoming AM/FM (The Radio Remixes Album), Exile is offering the Radio Bonus album for free download. It’s full of remixes of original Radio tracks that just couldn’t all fit on AM/FM, from producers like DJ Rhettmatic, Marco Polo, DaVinci, Mike Gao, and more.

AM/FM is dropping August 31 via Plug Research and will feature Blu, Fashawn, Aloe Blacc, Shafiq Husayn, Free The Robots, DJ Day, Alchemist, and Muhsinah to name a few. Find out more on Exile’s new official site, thedirtyscience.com.

And check out one of our favorites from Exile’s debut LP, Radio: