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Featuring renditions of ‘Four Women’, ‘See-Line Woman’, ‘Don’t Smoke in Bed’ and more. Nina Simone’s Montreux Jazz Festival performances are being released on a new album, titled Nina Simone: The Montreux Years, via BMG this May. The live album captures her career-spanning performances at Montreux Jazz Festival during 1976, 1981, 1986 and 1990. The Montreux Years features live […]

”Record Store Day” will be held in Tirana at ”CAFE BOTANICA” on april 17 and 18,where DJ’s from the region will perform and also everyone can sell and buy viny’s, and socialize with the community of vinyl collectors. So.. do not miss it … ”Tirana calling” DJ Line Up: AD DISHA BERSANT LONI HEKTOR JUBANI […]

Listen to a track from the 2010 record—the first complete studio album to emerge from Prince’s vault A previously unreleased Prince album, Welcome 2 America, will finally see the light of day on July 30, via Legacy. Recorded in 2010, the 12-track LP “documents Prince’s concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political […]

Waters’ This Is Not a Drill Tour had originally been set to take place in the summer and autumn of 2020 Roger Waters has rescheduled his North American tour to 2022 and announced new tour dates. The This Is Not a Drill tour, which was set to take place last year prior to the onset of […]

Crooked Machine is Crooked Man aka DJ Parrot’s reinterpretation of 2020’s Róisín Machine Róisín Murphy has announced Crooked Machine, a reinterpretation of last year’s Róisín Machine, produced by Crooked Man aka DJ Parrot. The new LP is led by “Assimilation,” a rework of “Simulation.” Crooked Machine arrives digitally on April 30 and on vinyl on June 11 as part of Record Store Day. Check out […]

Ghanaian highlife meets funk. Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu’s 1980 album Conflict Nkru! is being reissued on vinyl, via Mr Bongo this May. Conflict Nkru! exemplifies Taylor’s attempts to “move away from what he saw as [highlife’s] more traditional qualities”, as Mr Bongo notes, with added funk, horn riffs, and upbeat percussives. The album was originally released on Essiebons during 1980. […]

From Gorillaz to Radiohead via Sledgehammer, let’s get animated.   1.Radiohead – Paranoid Android If Radiohead‘s six-minute single wasn’t enough of a risk, its animation was about to push the boundaries even further. Interestingly, Swedish animator Magnus Carlsson, who was commissioned to create an animation based on his Robin character, came up for the video’s concept when […]

Alongside “retro synth jams, jazzy afrofuturism, uplifting soul, and LA heat.” Georgia Anne Muldrow is releasing the third album in her VWETO series, titled VWETO III, via FORESEEN Entertainment / Epistrophik Peach Sound this May. The largely instrumental album “ranges from low-slung gnarly funk, head-nodding boom bap, psychedelic cosmic slop, wigged out leftfield, retro synth jams, jazzy afrofuturism, uplifting […]

Using a one-step lacquer process to offer increased “musical detail, clarity, and dynamics.” Yusef Lateef’s 1961 album Eastern Sounds is being reissued on vinyl, as part of Craft Recordings’ ‘Small Batch’ series this April. Recorded during 1961 at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, the album features Lateef on tenor saxophone/oboe/flute/xun, Barry Harris on […]

Capturing her earliest BBC Radio sessions, music from her first TV performance, cover versions, and more. A collection of Amy Winehouse’s BBC performances, called Amy Winehouse At The BBC, is being released in a new expanded edition, via UMC/Island this May. The 3xLP box set include Jools Holland’s ‘A Tribute to Amy Winehouse’ — which features a selection […]


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