New Release: Pimps of Joytime – ‘JANXTA FUNK!’

 

The Pimps of Joytime have just released their third album, JANTXA FUNK!, featuring special guests Roy Ayers and the Neville Brothers! The Brooklyn-based band is known for their captivating life performance and spirited music heavily influenced by the Brooklyn DJ culture. Also gathering influence from Los Angeles and New Orleans, charismatic bandleader Brian J pushes the Pimps’ sound to its most infectious high. Take a listen below!

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Roy Ayers Documentary + New Albums

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Who doesn’t love to see legendary musicians still doing their thing? Roy Ayers is one of those legends. He’s taken advantage of his status in modern music, scooping up a younger audience with his heavily-sampled “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” as well as touring and recording with younger artists.

2011 will see a lot of Ayers. According to his website, he will be releasing three new albums this year, plus a documentary (trailer above) The Roy Ayers Project. Check out an example of the new Roy after the jump, in his video for “Everybody Groovin.”

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Win Tickets: Roy Ayers Live at SOBs – January 9

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Leave us a facebook comment to win a pair of free tickets to see *the* Roy Ayers live at SOBs on January 9th, with a DJ set from Manchildblack. We’ll pick a winner by the end of the week…

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GPWW 6/14/10: Worldwide Family Mixtape – Eliphino Mix

This week, Gilles goes as deep as he wants to, starting off with some sunshine by Seu George (Roy Ayers’ classic, “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”), playing tunes by Flying Lotus, Janelle Monae, and finishing off the show with “On a Clear Day” by the Charlie Byrd Trio. Elephino (pictured above) brings us the Worldwide Family Mixtape this week, mixing in some of his own work with other artists including Prince, Joy Orbison, and Kid Kanevil.

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