SonnyBoy combines the key elements of black music over the last 50 years: from bebop to hip-hop, jazz to pop, mixed with a heavy dose of pure soul and layered with some very funk-driven rock'n'roll. The Barfly Theory has a more contemporary twist on the soulful sounds of previous SonnyBoy efforts and expresses messages of love, hate and empowerment, coupled with that ever prevalent Sonnyboy sense of humor!
Preview this track from the album: a little "Hey Ya" energy and some Cee-Lo vocal stylings make "Shake That Thing" one of those rare songs that crosses over from rock to hip-hop and back.
SonnyBoy - "Shake That Thing"
Don't miss the release party at Joe's Pub in NYC, on Friday October 8th: buy tickets here. The Barfly Theory will be available on the same day.
Shannon Harris' Audio Urbanology: The Art of Audio Truism celebrates and transforms his African roots and Latin/Asian/Middle Eastern influences into an alluring aural narrative. Weaving sultry vocals and live instrumentation together with six dialects from four continents, Harris' second album truly sets a new standard for the definition of world in music.
The official album release party will be on 8/28 in Chicago at the Zhou B Art Center.
Purchase Audio Urbanology: The Art of Audio Truism on Amazon
Shannon Harris - "Don't Let Go Of Your Dreams ft. Jube" [MP3]
Check out a trailer for the album after the jump:
Dub/funk group Agape featuring Nadia Harris just premiered the retro, kaleidoscopic visual for their latest single, "She Really Likes It," on LargeUp. The track is from their new EP 1, out now through Sustainable Recordings.
The release party for EP 1 is set for this Thursday, July 22nd at the Florida Room in Miami's Delano Hotel. Agape featuring Nadia Harris will also be performing live with King Britt in NYC on August 16th at Club Cielo's Deep Space.
Purchase Album on iTunes
New York, if you missed the three sold out performances last month, stop what you are doing right now and RSVP!! On May 18th, at the Highline Ballroom, Janelle Monáe will be performing selections from her genre-bending debut album, The ArchAndroid. Not only will she be performing for all of her supporters and friends on the day of her album release for FREE, but she will be hosting an immediate afterparty like none you have ever been to! Come ready to party! Put your hair in a ponytail, cut it off, or leave it at home because on May 18th we are going to DANCE or DIE!!!!!
This event is free, but strictly RSVP. If you have already RSVP'd, please note the new venue, Highline Ballroom.