Nostalgia 77 – “Simmerdown” 7-Inch Release + Contest

The upcoming album from Nostalgia 77, Sleepwalking Society, is due out on Tru Thoughts on March 22nd. “Simmerdown” featuring vocalist Josa Peit is a great introduction to Sleepwalking Society, showcasing the contributions of Josa Peit’s sensual bluesy vocals. The video is simple footage with overlays of flares and light, creating an ethereal effect that matches the track perfectly. “Simmerdown” (available now digitally as well) is a vinyl 45 backed with “Skin & Bones,” a non-album track inspired by a Mary Lou Williams quote.

Enter to win the vinyl 45 single, buy it digitally from iTunes.

 

Sleepwalking Society by Nostalgia 77 will be out on March 22nd via Tru Thoughts.

Quantic Caliventura Vinyl Contest + Tour Dates

The Caliventura EP, out on March 15th, consists of remixes by Cut Chemist, J-Boogie, Jeremy Sole, Daedelus and DJ Day, from Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro’s immensely acclaimed Tradition In Transition. The Caliventura EP also features an alternative, previously unreleased version of the album track “Albela,” and you can preview all these new tracks below.  This essential 12” comes in a full color picture sleeve featuring a photograph taken in Colombia by the celebrated LA-based photographer B+ (Mochilla). Inside the sleeve, you’ll also find an exclusive download card with all vinyl tracks as MP3s, plus five bonus goodies.

Enter to Win a free 12″ of the The Caliventura EP.

Pre-order from FatBeats.com – Out March 15th via Tru Thoughts

Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro – Caliventura EP by Tru Thoughts

Ghostpoet – Gang Colours Remix MP3 + Win CD/Vinyl

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The new album from Ghostpoet, Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam, comes with the Gilles Peterson stamp of approval – it was released this month on the Brownswood record label, and singles like “Cash and Carry Me Home” and “Liiines” have been heavily played on the GPWW radio show for months now. Since the US release on February 4th, Ghostpoet has received praise from all kinds of press:

“In a way, Peanut Butter Blues sounds like what Slick Rick might have made if he drank a little bit more, slowed down his flow a touch, and loved messing with synthesizers, drum machines, and laptops.” - Prefix Mag

Ghostpoet – “Cash and Carry Me Home” (Gang Colours Remix) [MP3]
 

Buy Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam on iTunes | Amazon

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Fela Power Show Vinyl Box Set, Curated by Questlove + Contest

A few weeks ago we announced the release of a comprehensive box set of Fela Kuti recordings, hinting at upcoming vinyl on Knitting Factory Records. Now the time is here: vinyl box sets are available stocked with the same recordings as the digital Power Show Batch, albums carefully selected by Questlove of The Roots, plus a ton of extras. Those include restored vintage vinyl label artwork, a 12-page color booklet with liner notes by Questlove, album descriptions by British music journalist Chris May and a recreation of the 1986 concert poster from Austin, TX.

If you haven’t already, get your Fela on with The Power Show Batch. Get it in physical or digital format on Fela.net.

Enter our contest to WIN the vinyl boxset from Knitting Factory & Giant Step.

James Blake Sampler

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Sample James Blake‘s forthcoming album in this youtube clip. We’ve all had his Feist cover “Limit to your Love” on repeat for the last few months so of course we’re excited for the full-length debut. The full-length debut and vinyl of the single will be available next week for UK fans, who can pre-order here [iTunes]. Later this year, we can look forward to a tour: Blake has commented that his show will consist of a proper live band and they’ve been practicing.

Pre-order on JamesBlakeMusic.com

James Blake – Limit To Your Love by TheDropFather

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