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DJ PROMO: Eli “Paperboy” Reed – ‘Nights Like This’ Album Sampler

June 25th, 2014

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Singer-songwriter-guitarist-performer Eli “Paperboy” Reed‘s new album Nights Like This is out now on iTunes. Produced by Reed with his guitarist and longtime collaborator, Ryan Speaker, it represents a sonic evolution beyond the singer’s soulful roots, taking his affinity for classic R&B and blending it with the ebullience of modern pop music. As tracks like the single “Nights Like This” attest, Reed’s signature witty vocal rasp, love of a sturdy groove, and undeniable tunefulness remain. He’s simply expanded his musical palette. This DJ promo also features “WooHoo” and “Shock to the System,” which was co-written with Michael Fitzpatrick of Fitz and the Tantrums.

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PROMO TRACKLIST:
1. Nights Like This
2. Shock To The System
3. WooHoo

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DJ PROMO: OBaH – ‘Cross Fade’ EP

February 25th, 2014

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"Fusing just what his name implies, dusty percussion and smooth, throwback melodies, with a modern sensibility that invigorates his tracks with a sense of immediacy, OBaH confers a contemporary feeling to a decidedly retro sound palette." – Okayfuture

New York DJ/Producer OBaH (Olskool Beats and Harmonies) drops his forthcoming debut EP, Cross Fade, on March 7th. "NY Is On Some Shhh" and "I Dream of Rio" recently premiered on Vibe and Okayfuture, respectively. This DJ promo features the aforementioned tracks, as well as his remix of DJ Center‘s "You Got The Love" ft. Gretchen Parlato.

NYC: Don’t miss OBaH on March 13th at Rich Medina’s monthly NYC party, Little Ricky’s Rib Shack, at Louie & Chan for his official EP release party.

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PROMO TRACKLIST:
1. OBaH – NY Is On Some Shhh (Video Dub Mix)
2. OBaH – I Dream Of Rio
3. DJ Center – You Got The Love ft. Gretchen Parlato
(It Gets Deeper OBaH Remix)

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DJ PROMO: Sonic Boom Vol. 4 – Compiled by Maiya Norton & Giant Step ft. Muhsinah, Iman Omari, Brittany Bosco and more

January 28th, 2014

Giant Step‘s fourth volume of the Sonic Boom series is available via Bandcamp for free. This installment offers exclusive tracks, as well as some of our favorites that rounded out 2013. Since 1990, Giant Step has been at the forefront of new music discovery, and the Sonic Boom series, in collaboration with Maiya Norton, showcases what’s currently on our radar. Okayplayer premiered “L.M.O. (Giant Step Mix)” by up-and-coming R&B vocalist Muhsinah. This exclusive download is a version of the track “Let Me Out” from her upcoming album, Amazing, out in March. In addition to singing backing vocals for The Weeknd, the DC native was featured on Common’s Universal Mind Control album and nominated for a Grammy for her featured vocals on “Daykeeper” by The Foreign Exchange.

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DJ PROMO: The Soul Rebels – ‘Power = Power’ Mixtape

December 3rd, 2013

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New Orleans based band, The Soul Rebels, offer their Power = Power mixtape as a free download via Noisey/Vice‘s exclusive premiere, featuring studio, live versions and remixes of original material as well as covers of modern day hits. They recently premiered a cover of Drake‘s “Headlines” with Okayplayer and their “504″ remix by MiiM on VIBE. The mixtape also features an exclusive remix to their cover of Daft Punk‘s “Get Lucky” featuring Big Freedia and a medley of Jay-Z classic hits entitled “Thank You.”

Watch the Noisey/VICE Exclusive Premiere of the Rick Ross & The Soul Rebels Video

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PROMO TRACKLIST:
1. Thank You (Jay-Z medley)
2. Get Lucky (Daft Punk cover) feat. Big Freedia (Gypsyphonic Bounce Remix)
3. Moment For Life (Nicki Minaj cover) (Jimi Needles Remix)
4. Show Me What You Got (Live) (Jay-Z cover)
5. Get Lucky (Instrumental Daft Punk cover)
6. Headlines (Drake cover)
7. Rebelosis (Live)
8. 504 (MiiM Remix)
9. Touch The Sky (Live) (Kanye West cover)
10. Treasure (Bruno Mars cover)
11. I Made It / Turn It Up (Jimi Needles Remix)
12. 2013 (Live)

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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: Erik Hassle – “Talk About It”

November 4th, 2013

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“On his single ‘Talk About It,’ Hassle touches on the hardships of being in a relationship with someone that means everything to you. Hassle’s voice is heartfelt and soulful with a few characteristics that are reminiscent of early Prince.”– Pigeons & Planes

After traveling the world, writing and recording new music, and intentionally taking time out of the limelight for a couple of years, 25-year-old Swedish pop/soul singer and songwriter Erik Hassle is making a welcome return with his powerful new single, “Talk About It,” out 11/5. The single reflects the minimal R’n’B sound akin to Hassle’s taste of late. He’s currently working on a full-length album and plans to tour North America in early 2014.

Watch the video for “Talk About It”

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1. Talk About It

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DJ PROMO: Teeko & B. Bravo present ‘Tempo Dreams Vol. 2′ – Album Sampler

October 22nd, 2013

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Following the critically-acclaimed 2012 release of their beat-centric compilation Tempo Dreams Vol. 1 (assembled by Detroit/UK producer-at-large Tall Black Guy), Brooklyn wax purveyors Bastard Jazz Recordings have returned with Volume 2 of the enlightening, genre-bending series. This time around, the label has enlisted Bay Area mainstay DJ/producers Teeko & B. Bravo, driving forces behind the transformative “modern funk” sound emerging out of the West Coast. Sticking with the series’ theme of showcasing new styles and emerging artists, curated by their own musical peers, Teeko and Bravo have conjured up an LP of mind-blowing tracks that push the limits of soulful electronic funk, outernational boogie, and cosmic hip-hop. Tempo Dreams Vol. 2 picks up where the first edition left off, bridging the gaps between various geographic locations and local scenes, while also reaching for new heights with soaring vocal features and dance-floor primed beats.

This DJ promo features four choice album cuts: the 80′s R&B-styled bomb “Hard Pressed” by Rojai and E.Live is complemented by left coast collective Mugpush‘s “Came Too Far”, channeling a deft balance of smooth P-Funk with killer rhymes from the ever-versatile Black Spade. Also included are two tracks featured on the limited edition 7-inch teaser: the deep & sexy nighttime-synth vibes of the K-Maxx joint “Dreamin’ Of You”, backed with Teeko and Bravo’s own Starship Connection keeping things bumping with “We Can Go All Night”, complete with sexy boogie thump, understated vocals and twinkling synths.

Album available worldwide on 2xLP, CD and Digital BUY NOW
“We Can Go All Night” & “Dreamin’ Of You” also available on limited-edition 7″ vinyl BUY NOW

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PROMO TRACKLIST:
1. “We Can Go All Night” – Starship Connection
2. “Dreamin’ of You” – K-Maxx
3. “Hard Pressed” – Rojai & E. Live
4. “Came Too Far” – Mugpush feat. Black Spade

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DJ PROMO: José James – ‘Come To My Room EP’ w/ Remixes by Taylor McFerrin, FaltyDL, Oddisee, and Flako

August 6th, 2013

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After releasing his Blue Note debut, No Beginning No End, to wide acclaim, José James releases the 5-song Come To My Door EP, featuring the album’s second single “Come To My Door,” which was written by Emily King. This DJ promo also includes remixes of NBNE tracks by José’s frequent collaborator Taylor McFerrin, as well as FaltyDL, Oddisee, and Flako.

José James will perform at Giant Step’s Summerstage event with Shuggie Otis and Hiatus Kaiyote on August 11th, as part of his greater US tour.

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PROMO TRACKLIST:
1. Come To My Door (Radio Mix)
2. Come To My Door (Taylor McFerrin Remix)
3. Sword + Gun (FaltyDL Remix)
4. It’s All Over Your Body (Oddisee Remix)
5. Vanguard (Flako Remix)

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DJ PROMO: Omar – ‘The Man (Remixes)’ EP by Shafiq Husayn, Maddslinky, and Scratch Professor

June 12th, 2013

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Omar’s upcoming album, aptly titled  The Man, will be his first new release in seven years, and the album harkens back to the blend of elements and groove-oriented aesthetic that marked Omar’s first two albums. The first single, “The Man,” for instance kicks off with a funky bass line played on clarinet. Every track is chock full of original arranging and compositional touches which show why Omar is so admired by other musicians, producers, dee jays and music fans who appreciate the cutting edge sound. In anticipation of Omar’s upcoming album The Man comes The Man (Remixes) by Shafiq Husayn, Maddslinky, and Scratch Professor. This digital DJ promo features the single, remixes of the single, and the track "There’s Nothing Like This," featuring Pino Palladino.

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PROMO TRACKLIST:
1. The Man
2. The Man (Shafiq Husayn Remix)
3. The Man (Maddslinky Remix)
4. There’s Nothing Like This (ft Pino Palladino)
5. The Man (Scratch Professor Re-Twist)

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DJ PROMO: Dusty – ‘Mood Matters’ Album Sampler

March 14th, 2013

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Mood Matters is a defining illustration of Dusty‘s musical world. Several years after his successful debut album “Keep It Raw,” the Jazz & Milk label founder brings together his favorite genres: Jazz, Funk, Soul, Afrobeat, Latin, percussive Beats and Deep House rhythms, while seeking a natural balance between acoustic, electronic and traditional sounds through the prism of a club-music oriented approach.

The title track meshes forward-driven house vibes with organic jazz instrumentation. Tracks like “It’s Time” or “Reascend” or bring together traditional live elements with electronic production, synthesizer sounds and heavy basslines.

The album features some of Munich’s finest musicians: members of the Bad Jazz Troupe, Jo Junghanss, and Beni Brachtel aka Bartellow. It also features collaborations with international artists, from the beautiful voice of Carla Vallet (France), to the amazing guitar rhythms of Kokolo’s Ray Lugo (NYC) and Flamenco musician El Pirata (Granada), to the rich production sounds of Sam Irl (Vienna), the hypnotic percussion of César Granados (Panamá City) and the sweeping horn sections of Todd Simon (Los Angeles).

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PROMO TRACKLIST:

1. Mood Matters
2. Longing Lingers
3. It’s Time
4. Seventy Three
5. Cultura
6. Reascend

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