Here is the latest gift from the Bassnectar Labs: soaring, emotional vocals over a bed of hot, churning beats and thick, rolling bass… the perfect mix of naughty and nice. TURN IT UP!
From Lorin Bassnectar
“It is a musical mutatant marriage between elements of my song ‘Timestretch’ and Nelly Furtado’s classic “Turn Out The Lights”. A few weeks ago I heard a bootleg by SLOFMAN; a dope remix of Nelly Furtado’s song, but his bassline was NOTEFORNOTE identical to Timestretch. My first thought was “oh daym this is going to mix perfectly with timestretch” and as i listened more i decided to take the mix further. So i re-tuned elements of my track, and re-mixed it into a more straightforward arrangement, laid bits of the acapella over the beats, and went to work. My buddy Sayr even suggested a different melodic idea for the bassline, and my homies at Arlyn Studios in Austin stretched and edited her vocals, doing micro-tuning and loving it up. It was a group effort, and of course it is an unofficial bootleg, i decided to call it “Magical World”. I played it on repeat all weekend and on multiple occasions my body was helplessly covered in waves of goosebumps. I was overcome by thoughts of how special it is to be alive, and how magical it truly is!!! Nelly, if you are out there, WE LOVEYOURVOICE!!!!!"
After pausing an 18-year career with partner Ben Watt in best-selling alt-pop duo Everything But The Girl (1982–2000), followed by a self-imposed hiatus to start a family, Tracey Thorn re-emerged in 2007 to a wave of critical acclaim with the glittering autobiographical folk-disco of Out of the Woods, her first solo album since 1982’s indie classic A Distant Shore.
2007’s “Out of the Woods” was one of the most slept on albums of the year here in the States. Tracks like “It’s All True”, “Easy”, “Falling Of The Log”, and “Raise The Roof” placed Tracey somewhere between traditional Everything But The Girl and Imogen Heap.
After three years, her new album, “Love and Its Opposite” will be released on May 18 on Merge Records in the US and Ben Watt’s new Strange Feeling Records (a sub label to Buzzin Fly) in the UK.
Partnering again with Berlin-based producer Ewan Pearson (who worked on much of Out of the Woods), Thorn has created an album that is striking in its simplicity. “It’s a record about the person I am now and the people around me,” she observes. “About real life after forty.”
Recorded in Berlin and London, the ten-song collection boasts eight original compositions and two covers (a duet with Jens Lekman on Lee Hazlewood’s “Come On Home To Me” and a poignant reading of The Unbending Trees’ “You Are a Lover”). The album also features guests such as Hot Chip’s Al Doyle, The Invisible’s Leo Taylor, Nashville songwriter-drummer Cortney Tidwell and Lost Valentinos’ guitarist Jono Ma.
Tracey Thorn’s “Love and Its Opposite” Drops May 18th.
Listen & Download: Tracey Thorn “Oh The Divorces”(Via Strange Feeling Records)
Posted by: g.win on March 31, 2010 @ 7:18 PM
Posted in: Free Downloads
Our boy is at it again! Child’s Play’s James Curd just slammed out another amazingly upbeat remix for Bang Gang artist Flight Facilities. The 12inch and digital single is coming out on Modular Records homies and fellow Aussie’s, Bang Gang records.
This is the debut single from Flight Facilities and features vocals from Giselle. All the remixes are great, but it’s really Curd who turns it up a notch.
Cobblestone Jazz blew everyone away at the Om Miami event two years ago. Immediately after their performance, US promoters and fans all wanted a piece of Cobblestone Jazz. Instead of hitting the US road, the band officially added a fourth member to the trio and headed into the studio to finish work on their new album for K7.
“The Modern Deep Left Quartet” is the second artist album from the group. In Cobblestone tradition, you can expect deep dubby house perfection. Tracks like “Chance Dub”, “Mr. Polite”, and “Fiesta” are going to be great to hear live.
And as we all know with Cobblestone, it’s really in the live show. Hopefully we will see some US dates.
As funky as Jamiroquai with the smooth voice of Maxwell, and a slight tongue-in-cheek flair of Jamie Lidell. All these things combined, you get the Berlin-based smooth crooner, Georg Levin. (Om fans may recognize him featured on a Jazzanova track from Om Lounge 9).
The BBE / Sonar Kollectiv artist and long time Jazzanova collaborator, just released his sophmore album, “Everything Must Change”. The new album picks up where he left off years ago with his first solo efforts (“Can’t Hold Back”); funky, deep, jazzy soul. Tracks fan are sure to enjoy include “Everything Must Change”, “Falling Masonry”, and “Better Life” (featuring another one of my favorite vocalist, Sonar Kollectiv’s Clara Hill).
The standout track is a rather unexpected track called “Runaway”. The tracksounds like a cross between Kasper Bjorke’s “Young Again” with vocals reminiscent of Gorillaz’s/Blur’s Damon Albarn, a slight departure from the funky, deep, soul, Levin is known for.
For all you Samantha James fans out there, I’d recommend picking up this album immediately.
The Wanderlust festival is quite the special event. It’s a combination of yoga and music in the beautiful Squaw Valley in North Lake Tahoe! Bassnectar is scheduled to headline the Sat night show, but the festival is July 28th – Aug 1st. Moby, The Brazilian Girls and Orgone alongside yoga legends Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rhea and more. It’s going to be a spectacularly awesome time, hopefully you can join in on the fun! Click here to check out all the details!
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on March 30, 2010 @ 2:29 PM
Posted in: Events
Samantha James turned me on to this band! They’re a conscious hip-hop live group from Venice, peep the Om symbol on the shirt. Positive hip-hop is always welcome on my stereo, and the Luminaries remind me of the good times I had when I first discovered the native tongues. Check them out live, Samantha thanks for the tip! Check out their video below and click here to visit their site.
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on March 30, 2010 @ 1:47 PM
Posted in: Music
There was a time where everywhere I went, I would see people rocking California skate / surf brand, Insight. The clothing brand is back with their Spring 2010 collection. You can expect a range of garments fans of the brand have become accustomed to and love…light, soft, vintage-feeling pieces. The 2010 spring collection includes printed T’s, beach shorts, casual shorts, denim, along with cut & sew button up tops for men.
The women’s collection includes tops, skirts, and much more.
Get suited for the Spring / or California Summer. Visit Insight51.com To Purchase.
Posted by: g.win on March 28, 2010 @ 8:48 PM
Posted in: Style
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