Friday, April 17, 2015

Alice Russell : I'm The Man, That Will Find You

A beautiful cover of Connan Mockasin’s “I’m The Man, That Will Find You”
Russell and producer TM Juke have proven time and again their ability to infuse a powerful soul sound with diverse influences, and on “I’m The Man, That Will Find You” those inimitable vocal harmonies sparkle as the pair pay homage to one of their favourite current artists, having had Connan Mockasin’s “Caramel” album on repeat for the last year. This fresh, spacious and psych-tinged sound also hints at a new direction that they are exploring on the way to developing Alice Russell’s next album.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Daymé Arocena : Drama

Singer, composer, arranger, choir director and band leader, Daymé Arocena, is a skilful, charismatic presence in Cuban music. Her diverse musical talents will take her fast into broader territories. She sings the chants and song repertoires but also, absorbs music of any kind, particularly jazz and Cuban neo-soul. Brownswood Recordings are proud to present this latest track from the Havana Cultura Sessions EP due for release on the 30th March. "Drama" showcases Daymé's trademark mix of influences from classical Cuban Rumba to US Jazz.

The Soul Motivators : Free To Believe

The Soul Motivators are a heavy-hitting 9-piece funk ensemble that offer a Northern equivalent to contemporaries like Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Menahan Street Band and Antibalas. Featuring numerous veterans of Toronto’s thriving live music scene, with members who play everything from jazz and reggae to soul and folk, their version of metropolitan music cross-pollinates and creates something new and fresh.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sonzeira : Sambaio feat. Seu Jorge (Jose Marquez Remix)

Los Angeles DJ/Producer Jose Marquez’s musical influence is a result of being brought up on a stable diet of Latin and World Music. Always intrigued by electronic sounds, Jose's mission has been to fuse his love of world rhythms with the dance floor.

Emanative, Earl Zinger & Valerie Etienne : Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe

Emanative’s latest body of work comes in the form of this collaborative piece of art all in the name of the charity, the Steve Reid Foundation. With features from Four Tet, Collocutor, The Pyramids, Earl Zinger, Jessica Lauren, Finn Peters, Rocketnumbernine, United Vibrations and Steve Reid collaborator Ahmed Abdullah! This will be a limited edition release of 500 2xLP on 180g-heavyweight vinyl. This whole double album was conceived from the beginning as a way to raise both money and awareness for Gilles Peterson's Steve Reid Foundation. Orchestrated by Nick Woodmansey/Emanative, but not without the generosity, help and contribution of every musician and collaborator involved.