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On May 14, The Black Keys release their tenth studio album, Delta Kream, via Nonesuch Records. The record celebrates the band’s roots, featuring Mississippi hill country blues standards that they have loved since they were teenagers, including songs by R.L Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, among others. Photograph by William Eggleston Artwork by Michael Carney Delta […]

“I’ve never set up a crowdfunding page before, but as you may know Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has been very close to my heart” M.I.A. has launched a GoFundMe fundraiser to support people directly affected by the volcanic eruptions on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent. “I’ve never set up a crowdfunding page before, but as you may know […]

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 […]

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