Roy Ayers “Homage” Mix by Anthony Valadez + LA Event – Nov 17

 

November 17th is going to be a very special night in Los Angeles! The “Homage” series, which pays tribute to various musical greats, will salute sir Roy Ayers “for his amazing impact and contribution to hip-hop, R&B, and neo-soul” and also present him with a special award on behalf of the City of Los Angeles, Roy Ayers’ birthplace and hometown!

DJ Anthony Valadez of KCRW has put together a divine Roy Ayers mix in support of the upcoming show for which you can find details below. Stream and download the mix below as well!

Also, be sure to enter our contest to win tickets to this historic event!

Homage – Roy Ayers mixed by Anthony Valadez by ArtDontSleep

Event Details
“Homage” Featuring Roy Ayers w/ Live Band
Special Guests Pete Rock, Thundercat, J. Rocc and others
November 17th, 2011

Exchange LA
618 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Tickets: $20-30
Purchase tickets

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New Release: Thundercat – ‘The Golden Age of Apocalypse’

 

Fast rising bassist Thundercat (aka Stephen Bruner) dropped The Golden Age of Apocalypse on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder last week. Verdict: this is some bar raising ish.

The album plays out like a soulful space saga in an underwater basement – there’s drama, there’s romance, a picnic on the moon, and a dance party or three. While undeniably smooth, there is a palpable sense of rawness and even some grit to the work – all in all, makes for a very engaging listen.

Stream the whole album below and be sure to take a listen to our favorites: “Walkin,” “Return to the Journey,” and “For Love I Come.” Another favorite is “Is It Love” featuring guest appearances from Shafiq Husayn and Om’Mas Keith.

Purchase The Golden Age of Apocalypse on iTunes | Amazon

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Bilal’s “Levels” Video

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The Sounds of VTech / Bilal Levels

Check out the new video from Bilal‘s latest album Airtight’s Revenge, the directorial debut by highly acclaimed musician Flying Lotus. This video for “Levels” is an appropriate spaced-out trip with multi-dimensional planes, omniscient third eyes, and naturally, Erykah Badu as the goddess. The video also includes a cameo from Thundercat and the producer of the song, Shafiq Husayn. Congratulations to Bilal on his Grammy nomination for the song dedicated to his children, “Little One,” another great single from Airtight’s Revenge.

Buy the Levels EP on iTunes, with remixes by Sonnymoon & Flying Lotus

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On Wednesday October 21st Plug Research will invade BLVD NYC on Bowery with some of the best soul, hip hop and experimental music of today by some of the most dynamic and interesting artists of today.

Bilal will headline the show with a six piece band, and the host of the evening is Pharoahe Monch. Shafiq Husayn of the SA-RA collective will perform material off the new album Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka, with musical collaborators from the album Stephen Thundercat Bruner and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Exile will be showcasing his famous wizadry on the MPC with a guest spot by Blu, one of the best new MC’s around. DJ sets will be provided by Blu Jemz, the legendary Large Professor and mind-blowing combination of Spinna and J Rocc.

This has the makings of a classic show, take advantage of presale tickets, do not miss out!

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live sets:
BILAL with 6 piece band
EXILE featuring BLU
SHAFIQ HUSAYN featuring Miguel Atwood Ferguson and Thundercat

hosted by PHAROAHE MONCH

dj sets:
JROCC & SPINNA Record for Record
LARGE PROFESSOR
BLU JEMZ
+many special guests TBA!

venue info:
BLVD

limited presale $10 (www.wantickets.com)
door: $20
9pm-4am

more info: Plug Research | V Tech phones

Exile “Summer Song” Remix (right-click to download)