Les Nubians' third release Nü Revolution is out today and they're premiering this bouncy video fun for the first single "Afrodance." The musicians and sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart have expressed that this latest album is a celebration of life; they want to introduce something upbeat and joyful to this time of uncertainty.
The Ultimate Collection is a double-disc of Sade's biggest hits throughout the years, including songs from the 2010 release Soldier of Love and four new tracks that have leaked on the internet in the past few weeks. "I Would Have Never Guessed" is the fourth of Sade's new bonus tracks for the compilation. Check out the rest on Sade's Soundcloud page, and pre-order The Ultimate Collection here if you want to get the extra DVD of music videos. The new album will be available May 3rd, and Sade will be touring with John Legend this summer - find tour dates here.
GPWW this week features a mix from the UK-based production duo Instra:mental, with a handful of their own tracks and a few collaborations by Boddika. Sandwiching the Instra:mental mix, Gilles has brand new songs by Asa, Raphael Saadiq, and Little Dragon - you don't wanna miss it!
Larry Coryell With the Wide Hive Players comes out today and we have a new streaming track from the album on Soundcloud: "Honey Dijon." On the new album, Larry Coryell aka ‘Godfather of Fusion,’ joins forces with The Wide Hive Players for these 13 electrifying new tracks. Well-known for his driving tone and intricate flurries; Coryell delivers amazing and intense performances over solid, expansive grooves established by The Wide Hive Players. The Players, now consisting of the enormously talented rhythm section of bassist Matt Montgomery (Calvin Keys and Variable Unit) and Thomas McCree (Lyrics Born’s drummer), horn players Mike Rinta (Sly Stone, Santana), Doug Rowan (Jazz Mafia) and Pianist Adam Shulman, all contribute to create a cohesive alive sound, reminiscent of Coryell’s popular 1972-1974 era. Primarily jazz-funk, the album also glows with overtones of soul, blues, and has a definitive rock undercurrent. The record is timeless and current; reflective of past craftsmanship while remaining progressive and original.
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Gilles serves up the second volume of "Now that's what I call Bumps" on this installment of GPWW. For those of you new to the "Now That's What I call Bumps" series, it spotlights some of the international stars in the "beats" scene, a new generation of musicians. Mostly instrumental numbers, they range from high energy tunes like "Lil Zurna" by Debruit to serene tracks like "Brushmetal" by Devonwho.
The Worldwide Show also treats us with a preview of Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 new album From Africa With Fury: Rise to be released by Because Music. The UK Guardian recently sat down with Seun and discussed various topics such as politics, his legendary father Fela, and his new album. Catch that interview here.