Kelis Bares Her Soul on ‘Food’

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By Chelsea Whitaker

I’ve been impressed by Kelis since I heard her sing the hook to Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Got Your Money”. She was dripping in attitude, giving the track the vocal equivalent of a side-eye. Kelis moved on to find a distinct niche as top songstress of The Neptunes, who brought a unique playfulness to her hit songs “Milkshake” and “Caught Out There”.

It’s been 11 years since “Milkshake” permeated clubs and block parties. Kelis has released two albums since then, but neither of them truly recapture the magic of her debut album Kaleidoscope. By staying in the public eye throughout her divorce from Nas she was present but not musically relevant – and his song about her did not help. With the release of a new album, Kelis offers a departure from her past by embracing a vintage sound.

Kelis delivers a soul-drenched take on all types of nourishment on her sixth studio album, Food.  Kelis appears as a soulful kitchen goddess, and does so while keeping her sound toe-tappingly upbeat. This sound is a departure from her previous albums, and is deeply influenced by producer Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio. The result is a blend of deep yet mellow tracks perfect for any cookout or dinner party. [Read more...]

New Release: Norah Jones – ‘Little Broken Hearts Remix EP’

 

Norah Jones today releases her Little Broken Hearts Remix EP! The EP includes four illuminating remixes by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio), two super chill remixes by José Padilla, and a new take on “Miriam” by Peter Bjorn and John, and it’s some very tasty stuff indeed.

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New Track: Chico Mann – “Light of Love” ft. Alecia Chakour

 

Definitely don’t hear too much soulful Hanukkah music during the holiday season, whereas a variety of Christmas music always seems to be in abundance – so, this is refreshing. Chico Mann invited our lovely gal Alecia Chakour to lend her vocals for the warm and cozy new tune, “Light of Love.” Got us dreaming of candlelight, fireplaces, and hot chocolate on this Thursday afternoon.

Also, for those unfamiliar with Alecia, please get to knowing and be sure to check her out on December 20 for a very special show. The night is going to be killer. Alecia shared with us:

“What makes this night even cooler is that the bands feature allstars from The Royal Family (Soulive, Lettuce), Daptone Records (Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, Antibalas), David Byrne’s band and TV On the Radio. Basically, 20 of my favorite musicians in one tiny room.”

Event Details
Alecia Chakour Live
w/ Sonya Kitchell and Cochemea Gastelum’s Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow

December 20, 2012

8PM

Tickets: $10

Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY

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New Release: Analog Players Society – ‘Hurricane Season In Brooklyn’

 

Analog Players Society today release Hurricane Season In Brooklyn, their lush and rich new album that bursts with flavor.

The beauty of the Analog Players Society is the impressive array of artists that comprise the collective. Led by Amon, who’s who musicians from around the Brooklyn music scene jumped in on this project. Players include members from TV On The Radio, Tortured Soul, Escort, Beirut, Si*Se, Blitz the Ambassador and Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble.

The sounds are a colorful medley of funk, afrobeat, soul, and dub. Yum. Stream the entire project below and enjoy!

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