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DJ PROMO: Lord Echo – ‘Curiosities’ Album Sampler

November 21st, 2013

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Bastard Jazz Recordings presents the sophomore album Curiosities by New Zealand multi-instrumentalist and producer Lord Echo (aka Mike Fabs). An enticing sonic excursion that effortlessly transcends genre and geography, the release finds Echo flexing his dual-mastery of 60′s production techniques and modern dancefloor aesthetics, while highlighting the vocal prowess of his soulful compatriots through a flowing blend of boogie-laced Funk, disco-primed Dub, futuristic Soul, and timeless African rhythms.

Curiosities picks up right where his first album Melodies left off, with sun-drenched psychedelic dub sounds of tracks like “Bohemian Idol” (featuring vocals by Toby Laing of Fat Freddy’s Drop), and the jerky funk vibes of cuts like “Digital Haircut”. The album provides a wealth of DJ fodder, with forward thinking 70s-inspired disco tunes such as “Molten Lava” (featuring the soaring vocals of Leila Adu), as well as analog Afro-infused burners like “Put It In My Head” (complemented by the golden-voiced Mara TK of Electric Wire Hustle fame). Another highlight from the album is Echo’s driving cover-version of the Pharoah Sanders & Leon Thomas classic “The Creator Has a Master Plan”, uplifted by the soulful singing of Lisa Tomlins.

This DJ promo features the two lead singles from the album, which is now available on LP, CD and Digital (BUY NOW). Also check out the mix from Rich Medina after the jump, along with the full album stream.

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PROMO TRACKLIST:
1. “Molten Lava” (feat. Leila Adu)
2. “Digital Haircut”

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DJ PROMO: ‘Red Hot + Fela’ Album Sampler

October 4th, 2013

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Fela Kuti lives on. AIDS awareness organization Red Hot has partnered with cross-genre collaborators representing rock, hip-hop, Americana, and classical for the release of Fela Kuti compositions, Red Hot + Fela (out Oct 8th). This DJ promo features classic Fela anthems from the compilation like “Lady” recorded by tUnE-yArDs, Questlove, Angelique Kidjo, and Akua Naru, Stuart Bogie‘s (Superhuman Happiness) “ITT,” “No Buredi” reimagined as an electro-house track by Nneka, Sinkane, Amayo, "Buy Africa" by Baloji & L’Orchestre de la Katuba featuring Kuku, and "Afrodisco Beat 2013" by Tony Allen, M1 + Baloji.

My Morning Jacket, Merril Garbus, Brittany Howard and Antibalas Horns will be performing “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday, October 11. In addition, you can celebrate Fela Kuti’s 75th birthday at various Felabrations show throughout October and November.

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PROMO TRACKLIST:
1. Baloji & L’Orchestre de la Katuba featuring Kuku – Buy Africa
2. tUnE-yArDs, Questlove, Angelique Kidjo + Akua Naru – Lady
3. Nneka, Sinkane, Amayo + Superhuman Happiness – No Buredi
4. Superhuman Happiness w/ Sahr Ngaujah, Abena Koomson + Rubblebucket – ITT
5. Tony Allen, M1 + Baloji – Afrodisco Beat 2013

Stream Link for Red Hot + Fela via NPR First Listen
npr.org/2013/09/29/226165955/first-listen-red-hot-fela

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DJ PROMO: Kon & The Gang DJ Sampler w/ Chic’s “Good Times” (Kon Remix) + Mini-mix

August 17th, 2012

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The Kon & The Gang EP contains six brand new dancefloor-ready remixes of all-time disco classics. Two are unreleased Kon remixes, previously played exclusively on Gilles Peterson’s BBC1 radio show around the same time Gilles crowned Kon the Re-edit/Rework king of 2012. The four others are by Caserta, Venice Beach, DJ Smash, and Hippie Torrales – the winners of the Kon & The Gang remix competition, hosted by Legitmix. Included in this DJ Promo is Kon’s remix of Chic‘s “Good Times,” plus a bonus mini-mix of the EP. Legitmix will also be giving away Caserta’s “I’m Coming Out” edit and the original track to introduce you to their ground breaking platform that recreates a remix using the track it samples (more on Legitmix).

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PROMO TRACKLIST:
1. Chic – Good Times (Kon’s Nite Time Remix)
2. Kon & The Gang Mini-mix

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DJ PROMO: Various Artists – Global Bass Vol. 2

September 14th, 2011


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UrbanWorld Records proudly presents the second installment of their vinyl compilation series Global Bass. It has been one year and six wonderful EP releases since Volume 1, and Volume 2 continues the collection of true genre bending global mash-up. It’s a diverse yet very smooth compilation of genres like digital cumbia, moombahton, samba breakbeats, dubstep, raverton, dub-house, baile-funk, afrobeat, electro swing and more, yet unclassified, rhythms. All the tracks on this release have been heavily floor tested by world-renowned DJs.

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PROMO TRACKLIST:
1. Copia Doble Systema – “One, Day Revolution” (Schlachthofbronx Remix)
2. Mo Fire – “Muito Bom” (Vocal)
3. Solo Moderna – “Sonido Pouble” (Dixone Remix)
4. Copia Doble Systema – “Mundo Militar”
5. Farrapo & Yanez – “Samborigeno” (Bert On Beats Remix)
6. Solo Moderna – “Solta Futura” (Second Sky & Thomas Blondet Remix)
7. Copia Doble Systema – “Made In China” (Toy Selectah Raverton Remix)
8. Mo Fire – “Baile Do Mau Mau” (Savages y Suefo Shuffle)
9. Oriol Vandela – “Music Man” (Solo Moderna Remix)
10. Farrapo & Yanez – “Oliveto” ft. Botecoeletro (Thykier Remix)
11. LoveAvalanche – “Less Corruption” ft. Mc BenJammin (Extended Mix)
12. Solo Moderna – “Sonido Pouble’
13. Analogik – Ali (DokkedalDixen Remix)
14. LoveAvalanche feat MC BenJammin – Less Corruption (Sabo Remix)
15. Analogik – Ali (Budzillus Remix)

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DJ PROMO: Captain Planet – ‘Cookin’ Gumbo’ Sampler + Whiskey Barons Remix

August 31st, 2011

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Hot on the heels of his acclaimed Ningane EP, globe-trotting DJ/producer Captain Planet is ready to serve up his dancefloor-igniting debut album, Cookin’ Gumbo, on Bastard Jazz Recordings. This bubbling digital DJ promo features some of the most delectable tracks from the record, including the stomping EP single “Ningane” featuring Congolese singer Fredy Massamba (plus a remix by Boston’s Whiskey Barons), the enticing “Get You Some” featuring LA’s soulful rising-star Brit Lauren, the firey latin blog-smasher “Dame Agua,” and one of the Captain’s first releases on Bastard Jazz, “Samba Radiente,” reworked for the 2011 climate. These floor-fillers are just a taste of what’s headed to your plate on September 6.

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PROMO TRACKLIST:
1. “Ningane” (feat. Fredy Massamba)
2. “Ningane” (Instrumental)
3. “Ningane” (Whiskey Barons Remix)
4. “Get You Some” (feat. Brit Lauren)
5. “Dame Agua”
6. “Samba Radiante 2011″

Release Parties / Tour Dates (view tour flyer)
9/8/11 – Zanzibar (AfroFunke Party) – Los Angeles, CA
9/9/11 – Southpaw (w/ Turntables on the Hudson) – Brooklyn, NY
9/10/11 – Eighteenth Street Lounge – Washington, DC
9/15/11 – Elbo Room (Afrolicious Party) – San Francisco, CA
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DJ PROMO: Seun Kuti – ”Rise” Remix by Swizz Beatz

August 4th, 2011

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This digital DJ promo features a remix of Seun Kuti‘s "Rise," taken from his latest album From Africa With Fury: Rise, by inimitable hip hop producer Swizz Beatz.

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PROMO TRACKLIST:
1. “Rise” (Swizz Beatz Remix) [WAV]
2. “Rise” (Swizz Beatz Remix) [MP3]

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DJ PROMO: Seun Kuti – ”Rise” b/w ”You Can Run”

June 9th, 2011

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With the mighty new From Africa With Fury: Rise, Seun Anikulapo Kuti heads up Egypt 80, the extraordinary combo first fronted by his renowned father. Produced by Brian Eno, John Reynolds, and Kuti, with additional production by Godwin Logie, and mixed by John Reynolds and Tim Oliver, the album captures Seun and Egypt 80′s extraordinary power, fraught with the scorching rhythms and kinetic funk energy that has earned the band worldwide acclaim as one of today’s most incendiary live acts. This digital DJ promo features the album’s most unequivocal battle cry, “Rise,” and “You Can Run.”

Enter Giant Step’s contest to win a pair of tickets to Seun Kuti’s shows in San Diego, San Francisco, or Miami.

Let us know if you’d like to receive the vinyl LP, and stay on the lookout for remixes coming soon.

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PROMO TRACKLIST:
1. “Rise”
2. “You Can Run”

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GOODIE BAG: Promo Pack

June 1st, 2011

dj-banner200x200As the weather heats up, we have a new Goodie Bag full of choice cuts from Kraak & Smaak, Miles Bonny, Ikebe Shakedown, Colm K, Isaac Aesili, and tai allen [vicelounge], with remixes by Gramophonedzie, DJ Day, Colm, and jonn + tai. Follow the label links below for more info on these releases & artists. Stay tuned for more Goodie Bag treats coming soon, and feel free to contact us if you want to submit a track for consideration.

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PROMO TRACKLIST:

Kraak & Smaak – “Call Up To Heaven feat. Lex Empress (Gramophonedzie Remix)” / Call Up To Heaven EP / Jalapeno
Miles Bonny – “Learning To Fly (produced by DJ Day)” / Lumberjack Soul /
Melting Pot Music
Ikebe Shakedown – “Tame The Beats” / Ikebe Shakedown / Ubiquity
Colm K – “Basics feat. Elaine Dowling (Colm’s Organic Remix)” / Basics / Bastard Jazz
Isaac Aesili – “With You In My Bed (Hip Hop RMX w/ Aaradhna & Buff1)” / Eye See / Soulab
tai allen [vicelounge] – “oooh (baby) (jonn + tai redux)” / LOVE MUSIC – Summer ’11 Preview / Recordbreakin

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DJ PROMO: DJ Cam – Swim feat. Chris James EP w/ Remixes by Blackjoy, Cuttooth, and Conforce

May 19th, 2011

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DJ Cam is back with this first EP since Soulshine, Swim feat. Chris James (of the group Stateless). Accompanied by a music video directed by Sonia Sieff, the Swim EP is reminiscent of Radiohead, one of the album’s major influences. This digital DJ promo includes the album version from DJ Cam’s forthcoming full-length, Seven, plus remixes by Blackjoy, Cuttooth and Conforce.

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PROMO TRACKLIST:
1. “Swim” (Album Version)
2. “Swim” (Blackjoy Remix)
3. “Swim” (Cuttooth Remix)
4. “Swim” (Conforce Remix)
5. “Swim” (Radio Edit)

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GOODIE BAG: Promo Pack

April 14th, 2011

dj-banner200x200Our spring Goodie Bag features gems from Scallymatic Orchestra, Millenium Social, Fredericks Brown, Fudge Fingas, Mo Kolours, Nick Pride & The Pimptones, and Mark de Clive Lowe, with remixes by Moto, Dusty, and Smoove. Follow the label links below for more info on these releases & artists. Stay tuned for more Goodie Bag treats coming soon, and feel free to contact us if you want to submit a track for consideration.

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PROMO TRACKLIST:

Scallymatic Orchestra – “Freedom (Moto Remix)” / Freedom / Flyin’ High
Millenium Social – “I Feel Your Energy” / DJ Vinroc presents Millenium Social /
Thats That Label
Fredericks Brown – “Betrayal (Dusty Remix)” / Land of Plenty EP / Jazz & Milk
Fudge Fingas – “The Tree” / Now About How / Prime Numbers
Mo Kolours – “Biddies” / EP1: Drum Talking / One Handed Music
Nick Pride & The Pimptones – “Waitin’ So Long feat. Jess Roberts (Smoove rmx)” / Smoove presents MO’ Record Kicks Act II / Record Kicks
Mark de Clive Lowe – “Dreams” / Leaving this Planet EP / Mashibeats

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