Deep house legend, Osunlade is known by many in the dance community for his deep, afro, latin house. Many, however, are unaware of the fact that Osunlade first got his start in genres outside the dance realm. He has written music for Sesame Street and worked with the likes of Patti Labelle and Roy Ayers. Looking at his past it’s really no surprise that he would return to his soul, jazz, r&b roots with “The Rebirth”. This album proves that he is a far more accomplished musician than many may think of when they think of DJ Osunlade. “The Rebirth” is one of the most well produced albums that has ever come across our table. Full of lush instruments and deep lyrical content, Osunlade wrote and played almost all the instruments himself.
Resident Advisor sat down with Osunlade back in October and this is what he had to say of the new record. “Before I started doing house music, I only did the type of music that’s coming out on this album. This is a personal thing. This is probably the most vulnerable, the closest to my heart that I’ve been creatively.”
The mysterious Balearic pop artist, JJ, has been getting a lot of play. Her track, “My Way” features Lil Wayne, sampled from a track he recorded with Trina. Sincerely Yours is giving away the two new tracks from JJ’s forthcoming album “jj nº 3” (on Secretly Canadian).
Fom Sincerely Yours
OK, jj went to malaga to have some fun, get some sun and 2 albums done. it was back in the fall of 2008 when they had both lost their virginity to insanity and were looking for moments of clarity. a plane to spain felt like a reasonable opportunity.
so with money in the bank, nobody to thank, it started with a drank.
and a couple of hours later the on the 29th of september they had felt the first breeze coming in from africa, sweet winds of melodies pure and true. And now, it’s time to give it away to you, of course for free, for you to see how vacation could be. so, let go, cause this is my way.
Catch JJ on Tour this spring with The XX and Delorean.
03/22 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
03/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
03/25 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
03/28 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
03/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
03/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
03/31 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
04/02 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
04/04 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
04/05 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center
04/06 – Bloomington, IN @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
04/08 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
04/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
04/12 – Bellingham, WA @ The Nightlight Lounge
04/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
04/14 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
04/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
04/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
In preparation for the release of Groove Armada’s highly anticipated Black Light album, enlisted remixer Treasure Fingers (Fool’s Gold) got busy on the first single I Won’t Kneel. The Epic Wave Remix is by far my favorite remix thus far, putting a nu disco spin on the original with tinges of a big room banger. We’re giving away the radio edit below and stay tuned for the extended and dub versions in retailers shortly.
MP3: Groove Armada – I Won’t Kneel (Treasure Fingers Epic Wave Radio Edit)
Call him what you want, Rob Grega is a man of many names. He has gone by monikers, Gaggaz, Still Rob G, Cool Rob G, Go Rob Go, Rob Da Beard, HearDis, and now there is P.E. (Physical Education), a collaboration with Rob and Casey Nefcy. Not quite sure what differentiates P.E. from his other personalities, but it’s great addition to his array of many great personalities. Here is a P.E. disco / boogie edit of the late and great soul singer, Teddy Pendergrass.
Download it at Soundcloud Here
Our friends over at rcrdlbl are offering up an exclusive from the upcoming Groove Armada ‘Black Light’ album. Shameless features the one and only Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music and rcrdlbl reviews it as “replete with a downtempo melody, piano keys and a plaintive beat that turns tempestuous.” Visit rcrdlbl for your free download.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on January 19, 2010 @ 3:59 PM
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Gearing up for the release of Murder at the Discotech dropping in March, Amp Live has been busy in the lab putting together an EP of remixes for the latest Why? album ‘Eskimo Snow.’ Featuring his own interpretations of the originals, Amp Live shows his skill as a remixer giving the songs a electronic edge. Click here to download One Dark Eskimo.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on January 19, 2010 @ 12:12 PM
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1. Al Usher – Lullaby for Robert (Bogdan Irkuk remix)
2. Barry White – your love (intro)
3. Keith Diamond band – the dip
4. The revenge – just a memory
5. Jamie lidell – Figured me out
6. Red Rack ’em – In love again
7. Capracara – King of the witches (Rub n Tug remix)
8. Simian Mobile disco – Cruel intentions (Maurice Fulton remix)
9. Talking Heads – Girlfriend is better
10.Kev beadle – message re-edits
11.Prince – sexy Dancer
12.Crazy P – 10 yrs of drop – discoddysey
13.Max Sedgeley – something special (Crazy P remix)
14.Herbie Hancock – Stars in their eyes
Posted by: g.win on January 17, 2010 @ 8:24 PM
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Just before the vacation holiday, Om Records got down at Mighty at our annual Om Winter Ball. This year’s line up included M3, Christian Martin, J-Boogie, Sleazemore, 40 Thieves, Davi, Errol and Mr. Fred Everything himself. Fred Everything’s set was bumping to the next level playing the best in tech to funky house. We had the honor to record the night and bring you Om: Cast 007; Fred Everything live at the Om Winter Ball.
Be on the look out for his Fred’s new single ’Don’t Nobody’ featuring remixes from Hot Toddy, David Harness & Al Velilla out in March.
We have had ex-omies go on to work at iTunes, Triple 5 Soul, and some have even become huge DJ superstars (see Kaskade). Most recently, Om Hip Hop intern, Geoff was featured on a track on Mark Farina’s Mushroom Jazz Vol. 6 called “The What?” produced by Colossus. Already one album deep, G-OFF along with friends Haze, Mikos, and The Whooligan have a hip hop group by the name of 40Love and they just dropped this free download.
“Our album is near complete. Last night we realized we needed to share 40Love’s new sound and vision with our people. This song was written, produced, mixed and arranged within the last 24 hours. Our new project, “Dreams Don’t Sleep” will be releasing mid 2010. Peace, love and blessings to you and much success and happiness to everyone in the new year. -40Love"