"KEEP WARM" FT. KATHERIN DEBOER by AARON JEROME // soul | jazz
"ROCKABYEBABY" by GUGU // electronic
"BRASIL PANDEIRO" by SONZEIRA from forthcoming album
'BRASIL BAM BAM BAM' presented by GILLES PETERSON // brasilian
Taken from Gilles Peterson’s new album project Sonzeira, 'Brasil Pandeiro' is a rework of the original 1940s track written by Assis Valente; on vocals it features Emanuelle Araύjo, who you may have heard on the amazing rendition of 'Southern Freeez' which was released as a limited edition 7" for Record Store Day. Also featuring is one of the most prolific musicians on the Brazilian samba scene, Arlindo Cruz, on the Cavaquinho [small guitar]. | PRESS*PLAY >>
‘Brazil’s music culture is massive....Such a huge amount of stuff to fit in. I wanted to try and cover it all – to make a kind of Buena Vista meets club culture, but to keep it sonically very modern.’ - Gilles Peterson
This record is the product of Gilles Peterson being a fan and a champion of Brasilian music in the clubs and on the radio for the last 25 years, culminating in him bringing together the country’s finest artists all on one album for the very first time. Recorded in Rio de Janeiro, they collaborated to create a collective called Sonzeira and an album that is Brasil Bam Bam Bam – a true expression of the real soul and authentic sound of Brasil, from its majestic heritage to its super-dynamic present.
He has recorded all-new material with a stellar line-up of Brasilian talent, under the name Sonzeira. The result, is an inspirational portrait of a nation in sound. At its heart are mesmerising vocal performances from superstars young and old, including City of God actor and singer Seu Jorge, and the grande dame of samba, 76-year-old powerhouse Elza Soares.
WATCH A PREVIEW TO GILLES PETERSON's PROJECT "INTRODUCTION TO BRASIL BAM BAM BAM" | PRESS*PLAY>>
"REMEMBER THE TIME" (LOUIS LA ROCHE REMIX) by MICHAEL JACKSON // r&b | soul
…the remake of a classic…"do you remember?" | PRESS*PLAY>>
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33 1/3 VOL. 93 :: J DILLA JAYDEE "DONUTS" by JORDAN FERGUSON // book series
A WORD FROM STONESTHROW.com >>
If there was ever an album we've released which could inspire a 130-page book, it's J Dilla'sDonuts – one of our proudest releases, by an artist we were blessed to work with, and a work that took on special significance when J Dilla passed away just after it's release. 33 1/3 books (a series devoted to classic albums) is publishing the title J Dilla's Donuts on April 24th.
Author Jordan Ferguson interviewed pretty much everyone associated with the album's creation - Stones Throw's PB Wolf, Jeff Jank, Eothen Alapatt - and many of Dilla's associates in his L.A. and Detroit years. The book is not merely a behind the scenes look at the creation of Donuts, but a look at Dilla's career as a whole, his influences, his music styles, and the art of the music itself. The jacket reads, "Drawing from philosophy, critical theory and musicology, as well as Dilla's own musical catalog, Jordan Ferguson shows that the contradictory, irascible and confrontational music found on Donuts is as much a result of an artist's declining health as it is an example of what scholars call 'late style,' placing the album in a musical tradition that stretches back centuries."
About the author: Jordan Ferguson is based in Toronto and writes on his own blog Poetry for Grave Diggers.
About the publisher: 33 1/3 Books is a series of short volumes each devoted to a classic album. Published by Bloomsbury, the series was launched in 2003 and has published nearly 100 titles.
READ EXCERPT FROM J DILLA "DONUTS" :: 33 1/3 VOLUME 93 via STONESTHROW.com >>
"773 LOVE" (CASHMERE CAT EDIT) by JEREMIH // soul | electronic | future sounds
CASHMERE CAT electric sounds... | PRESS*PLAY>>
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"SET ME FREE" BY LOW LEAF from forthcoming album 'AKASHAALAY' // soul | alternative
Low Leaf hails from the same city that's gifted us astrally minded folk and beat explorers like Flying Lotus, Thundercat, and Mia Doi Todd, and she pretty much possesses the skill-set of all three. The Los Angeles artist excels at harp, is adept at guitar, has a knack for production, knows classical piano, and sings with a wholly transfixing energy. But don't take our word for it. Just hit play on "Set Me Free" below, and hear that stuttering, soulful, and singular song do its thing. Despite the title, Low Leaf doesn't seem the least bit inhibited, and even brings in the rare collaborator or two — Snorlax on bass, Matthew Baker on drums — to experience the escape as it's happening. "Set Me Free" hails from AKASHAALAY, her fifth album, out April 29 on Fresh Selects. - via SPIN.com
…beautiful music 4 your soul… | PRESS*PLAY>>
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