NYC: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble + Special Guests at HarlemStage – July 9

 

What’s summer in NYC without tons of incredible free concerts? This Saturday for HarlemStage, the good folks over at Revive Da Live present the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble with some very special guests. Any of the guests easily hold their own: Zap Mama, Pharoahe Monch, Jose James, Taylor McFerrin, J. Period, Mixtape Assassin, and Vinia Mojica. The Ensemble will feature “covers of unreleased Dilla tracks and a tribute to Gil Scott-Heron” along with reinterpretations of some of your favorite jazz, hip-hop and R&B tunes. This event is family friendly so please do bring your little ones!

Details
Annunciation Park (at Amsterdam Ave. and W. 134th St.)
Gates open: 4:00 pm
Performance: 5:00 – 9:00 pm

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New Release: Dego – ‘A Wha Him Deh Pon?’ + Video

 

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Dego’s (4hero, Silhouette Brown) solo debut album, A Wha Him Deh Pon?, is now here! Released on the visionary producer’s own label, 2000Black, the 20-track album features Georgia Anne Muldrow, Taylor McFerrin, Ferraz, Nadine Charles, Face, Matt Lord, Kaidi Tatham, and others. The ceaseless innovator carries on how he knows best: twisting and teasing genre boundaries, blending classic and future sounds to create music that is profoundly familiar and new. Above, you’ll find an album sampler to tease your earbuds. After the jump, check out Dego’s “Monday Blues” video.

In case you missed it a few weeks ago, also check out DJ Brainchild’s It’s All Over The Place mixtape celebrating the expanse that is Dego’s catalog.

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“Monday Blues” video after the jump

DJ Brainchild & Dego Release It’s All Over The Place Mixtape + Dego’s Solo Debut Album Out June 20th

 

Brooklyn based music aficionado and our pal DJ Brainchild was commissioned by the highly revered sound magician Dego (2000Black, 4Hero, Silhouette Brown) to create a mixtape chronicling his works, old and new alike. Brainchild took care to perfect a delicate balance between well known tracks, lesser known “overlooked” tracks, and hidden gems many probably didn’t know existed. His favorite from the mix include: 4Hero’s “Hold It Down,” Da One Away’s “Trash Da Junk,” Dego’s “What ever” and 2000 Black’s “If You Got 3 Wishes” and “Got Me Puzzled.”

more on debut + free mixtape download after the jump

Taylor McFerrin Video: “A Place in My Heart” ft Ryat

Taylor McFerrin feat. Ryat – Place in My Heart from Simon Benjamin on Vimeo.

“A Place in My Heart” by Taylor McFerrin and Ryat has been on heavy rotation in our office for months, so we’re thrilled to see some visuals. They’re guaranteed to be good, coming from the best new West Coast record label, Brainfeeder, owned by Flying Lotus who’s just made his own very successful foray into directing music videos with Erykah Badu‘s “Gone, Baby…” and Bilal‘s “Levels”.

GPWW 12/22/10 Worldwide Family Mixtape – Gang Colours, UK

One of Gilles Peterson‘s last radio shows of 2010, he picks out some favorites like DJ Oil, Theophilus London, Taylor McFerrin, Ghost Poet and more. He also welcomes a special guest from Southampton, UK: Gang Colours. A handful of Gang Colours originals mix in with some new music from MachineDrum, Nico and Cadence Weapon. Enjoy!

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