The Power Batch: Fela Kuti Re-Issues + Vinyl

The Power Show Batch – The Completion of the Fela Kuti Re-Releases

For more details on the Fela Kuti boxset, check here.

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GPWW 1/12/11: Teena Marie Tribute & Worldwide Family Mixtape by Groove Merchant, SF

This week brings another double GPWW episode, half tribute to the late Lady T, half vinyl diggers’ mixtape by the Groove Merchant crew out of San Francisco. Leading into the Teena Marie dance party, Gilles plays a bit of Jyoti, Koreless, James Blake and more. This Saturday night Gilles Peterson will host the real Worldwide Awards, live in London: get more info here.

After the jump, listen to a bonus Worldwide Awards soundcloud mix from our man DJ Left0, who’s got a compilation coming out with DJ Simbad, to be released on Gilles’ record label, Brownswood Recordings.

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Part 2
 

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Studies of Tom Zé: Explaining Things So I Can Confuse You


Tom Zé
is one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the century with a very innovative and experimental style combining Brazilian folk music with samba and even American rock.  In celebration of Tom having been their inaugural artist to the Luaka Bop label, they are releasing a box set, Studies of Tom Zé: Explaining Things So I Can Confuse You, which will be available October 5th.

Tom Zé got a lucky break thanks to Luaka Bop’s founder, David Byrne: “In the mid 1980′s David Byrne pulled a Tom Zé album out of the samba section of a Rio de Janeiro record store. This purchase started a 25-year-long chain of events that has resulted in this box set…  Studies of Tom Zé: Explaining Things So I Can Confuse You collects for the first time Tom Zé’s ‘study’ records- the visionary Brazilian artist’s singular take on samba, pagode, and bossa nova. A retrospective nearly fifty years in the making.”

The box set includes 4 vinyl records, a bonus CD, an essay about Tom Zé by Brazilian scholar Christopher Dunn, as well as a key to receive all vinyl content as a digital download.

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Check out the video preview after the jump.

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Contest: 10″ Vinyl Prize Pack from Dr. Martens: Dam-Funk, Buraka Som Systema & The Cinematic Orchestra

Take a shot at one of our wonderfully easy trivia questions in order to win 3 pieces of 10″ vinyl from Dr. Martens, celebrating their 50 Year Anniversary by finding and sharing the best new music around.

Your prize pack includes Buraka Som Systema‘s “Buffalo Stance,” Dam-Funk‘s “Things That Dreams Are Made Of” and The Cinematic Orchestra‘s “Lilac Wine.”

Enter to win here.

Jamiroquai “White Knuckle Ride”

There’s worldwide excitement about the new Jamiroquai album; funk fans are hungry. We’ve heard a bit of the first single “White Knuckle Ride” floating around online and soon it will be released on 10″ vinyl. They’re currently working on that and another single called “Blue Skies” for the new album, Rock Dust Light Star.
Head to Blind I For the Kids for the download.

Jamiroquai – “White Knuckle Ride”