Video: ‘Sample This’ Trailer

 

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As we all know, the history of sampling in hip hop can go pretty deep. Here is a film about the people you “always heard but never heard of.” In 1973, a politician, a gangster, a visionary, a football legend, and a murderer’s path’s intersected to birth the most unlikely source of music.

The documentary features interviews from Questlove, Afrika Bambaataa, and others.

Watch the trailer for Sample This above and gear up for what sounds like one hell of a ride.

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Win Fela Kuti’s Vinyl Box Set II compiled by Ginger Baker

Fela Kuti – Vinyl Box Set II

Contest Expires: November 10th, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST

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Knitting Factory Records is proud to release the second of the long-awaited vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalog. This is the second in a series of curated Vinyl Box sets. These six albums were chosen by frequent Fela collaborator, Ginger Baker.

The artwork for each album is the painstakingly recreated from original album artwork along with vintage vinyl label artwork!

The box includes the albums:
- Live with Ginger Baker (1971)
- Roforofo Fight (1972)
- Confusion (1974)
- Alagbon Close (1974)
- He Miss Road (1975)
- Na Poi (1976)

Also included in the box:

- 12 page full-color booklet with an essay by Ginger Baker and album descriptions by the veteran British music journalist, Chris May.
- a poster designed by H. Cuadrado

Video: Christian Scott – ‘Christian aTunde Adjuah’ Trailer

 

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Award winning trumpeter, composer, and producer Christian Scott will be releasing his new album Christian aTunde Adjuah at the end of this month. Listeners can look forward to “reflective ballads, light and dreamy soundscapes, guitar-edged and rock-inflected cookers” all with trumpet centric sound.

Watch the above video as Christian goes into the inspiration behind the album, and shows you a behind the scenes look with his bandmates who also speak on their experiences being in the band.

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Esperanza Spalding Releases ‘Radio Music Society’

Grammy winning jazz bassist, vocalist, and composer Esperanza Spalding today releases her newest album, Radio Music Society. Twelve sparkling songs are accompanied by eleven conceptual music videos, which Esperanza uses to express the inspiration and story behind each tune. All of the videos are available with the digital download and the deluxe version.

The guest list is impressive as well. On the album are jazz legends Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette and Billy Hart, as well as Q-Tip, Algebra Blessett, Lalah Hathaway, Gretchen Parlato and Lionel Loueke, amongst others.

And let us say that watching Esperanza live is truly an experience of its own – catch her on the road beginning April 18. Tour dates after the jump!

Finally, you must watch the gorgeous video trailer for the album as well as the music video for “Radio Song” (which is also a free download below) after the jump!

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Watch the video for “Radio Song” & the trailer for Radio Music Society + tour dates after the jump

Video: David Guetta ‘Nothing But The Beat’ Trailer

 

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David Guetta may be seen as a mainstream pop artist, but the superstar DJ actually started as a pioneer of underground house music in France. We just got a link to an interesting trailer to the soon to be released documentary about his life and rise entitled, Nothing But The Beat. It just goes to show where things can go, and love him or hate him, Guetta has certainly opened some doors for the music we love. We are also glad to see David Morales give some insight.

The movie will be released alongside David Guetta’s forthcoming album, also titled Nothing But The Beat, at launch parties worldwide. Below are the dates – stay tuned for more details!

Worldwide Launch Events
Aug 24 – Stockholm, Sweden
Aug 24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Aug 25 – Madrid, Spain
Aug 25 – Cologne, Germany
Aug 26 – Brussels, Belgium
Aug 29 – Paris, France
Aug 30 – Los Angeles, California
Sep 3 – New York, NY

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