Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Low Fidelity Jet-Set Orchestra - Searching For A Bit Of Popularity (2008)

Artist: Low Fidelity Jet-Set Orchestra
Title Of Album: Searching For A Bit Of Popularity
Year Of Release: 2008
Label: Hammondbeat Records
Genre: Acid Jazz / Lo-Fi / Funk
Format: MP3
Bitrate: V2 VBR Kbps
Tracks: 11
Total Time: 51:39 min
Total Size: 60 MB
WebSite: myspace.com


01. Model's Arrival (3:23)
02. Forbidden Expo In Hawaii (4:49)
03. Taxi's Chase (4:15)
04. Behind The Star-System (3:47)
05. Funky Make-Up (4:42)
06. ObSEXion (5:27)
07. Between The Star-System (6:38)
08. Modal Shopping Guide (5:16)
09. Strange Message From A Photographer (5:09)
10. Kebab's Revenge (4:00)
11. Super Shine (4:08)

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Searching For A Bit Of Popularity is the collection of 11 all-new heartbeat-skipping, soul-bending, mind-altering elixirs for the brand-new you.
Low Fidelity Jet-Set Orchestra begin with a nu-jazz and cinematic core and dive aggressively into vintage sound of deep funk roots, bossa-nova excursions, and an overdose of Hammond stabs, licks, chops and grooves.

Those that obsess for KPM and Chappell; Mansfield and Hawkshaw; Morricone and Umilani shall take notice. Searching For A Bit Of Popularity is a breathtaking tribute to the elusive library underground and a hardcore excursion into ancient backlot b-movie cinema crashing head first into the moderne concrete jungles of sophisticated cool and Hollywood lust that Mancini and Schifrin paved.

Sound-wrangler Dave Masoch (Modulo5) turns the knobs and designs the breaks and beats. Paolo “Apollo” Negri (Link Quartet, Wicked Minds) modulates the rhythms and unleashes the mighty Hammond in all the right places.

Searching For A Bit Of Popularity follows Low Fidelity’s crazy-cool debut 45 “Bahia Soul” b/w “Jazz Rocker” [HB7-02]. 2 exclusives that set the foundation for this happening new project: cool vintage bossa sounds swirling with jazz, hard funk and Hammond grooves...tasty? Tasty!!!

Kokolo - More Consideration (2004)

Artist: Kokolo
Album: More Consideration
Label: Freestyle Records
Released: 2004
Genre: Funk / Soul
Format: mp3, 192 kbit
Tracks: 12
Total Time: 59:42 min
Total Size: 84.5 Mb

Track list:
1. Mister Sinister (3:47)
2. Mama Don't Want No Gun (4:15)
3. Everybody (Tryin' To Get Buy) (5:31)
4. Root To The Fruit (5:27)
5. Late Night. Closed Eyes (4:30)
6. More Consideration (4:44)
7. Democrazy (3:28)
8. Trouble Come. Trouble Co (5:17)
9. Candela (4:10)
10. Gimme Yaya (8:42)
11. Candela - Richy Pitch Remix (5:17)
12. Late Night. Closed Eyes - White Mike Mix (4:34)

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From the tangled streets of New York comes Ray Lugo a.k.a. KOKOLO, a sexy musical cocktail for those in the know. As the world begins to take notice of the emerging 'Blended-Beat? movement surging throughout American cities, KOKOLO - named after a Spanish Harlem slang term used to describe devout aficionados of afro music- has the combination to unlock the door: a funky poet with instruments, playing for the right to fight and turn the norm on its ear.
Known as a live act to be reckoned with, KOKOLO takes the stage with an awesome force, bringing music back to the days of mavericks like Fela Kuti and Ruben Blades, when music addressed the unrest endemic to the common man. The music, always danceable, always grooving, has something to say.

Vinil é Arte

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Penelope and Monica Cruz

- Olha a genética que coisa linda, Penelope Cruz e Monica cruz, nem sabia que ela tinha irmã.....

Download: Guilty Simpson & Bumps "Drums"

This is Guilty Simpson with Bumps, the drummers of the band Tortoise, with J.Rocc on the cut.

Bumps, the self-titled beat album was released on Stones Throw a couple years back. John McEntire, John Herndon, and Dan Bitney of Bumps had Guilty Simpson over this track for a potential single.

Complementos / Conjunto de Tigela com Prato de Sobremesa / 2 peças

- Detalhe de decoração nessa onda da volta do vinil " Ele foi pra onde... ?" bem chic se quiser abraçar vai o link.

The James Taylor Quartet - Live At The Jazz Cafe (2008)

Artist: The James Taylor Quartet
Album: Live At The Jazz Cafe
Label: Real Self
Released: 24 Apr 2008
Genre: Jazz, Funk
Format: mp3, vbr
Tracks: 11
Total Time: 63:55 min
Total Size: 91.5 Mb
Web Site: http://www.myspace.com/jamestaylorquartet

Track list:
1. Picking Up Where We Left Off (5:28)
2. No Way (5:22)
3. Easy Time (4:02)
4. Joe's Diversions (4:38)
5. The Exorcism (7:45)
6. Tore My Heart Out (4:27)
7. Never In My Wildest Dreams (5:35)
8. Blow Up (7:00)
9. Jan, Jan (7:31)
10. I Feel The Earth Move (5:50)
11. Theme From Starsky And Hutch (6:17)

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trademark howling Hammond, James Taylor has a reputation as a solid and accomplished band leader. 'The Theme from Starsky and Hutch' cemented the band's reputation as masters of the Jazz/Funk/R&B workout. Formed in 1985, JTQ began playing music similar to the rare-groove Jazz-Funk then in vogue around London. By the early '90s, that movement had spawned Acid Jazz, and JTQ found itself at the forefront of a vibrant young club scene.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Aphrodesia - Lagos by Bus (2007)

Artist: Aphrodesia
Title Of Album: Lagos by Bus
Year Of Release: 2007
Label: Cyberset Music
Genre: Afro-beat / Experimental / Funk
Format: MP3
Bitrate: CBR 192 kbps
Tracks: 9
Total Time: 47:30 min
Total Size: 68 MB
WebSite: aphrodesia.org


1. Virgin of the Sun God (5:03)
2. White Elephant (3:34)
3. Holy Ghost Invasion (1:55)
4. Bus Driver (7:39)
5. Ago Mado (1:33)
6. Ochun Mi (6:26)
7. Every Day (7:08)
8. Agayu (6:21)
9. World Under Fire (7:49)

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APHRODESIA'S NEW ALBUM IS HERE! 'PRECIOUS COMMODITY' FEATURES 11 BRAND NEW TRACKS It's been quite a ride for Aphrodesia since their birth in 2003: a pilgrimage to the legendary Shrine nightclub in Lagos, Nigeria in 2006, a cross-country voter-registration tour in a vegetable oil-powered bus in 2004 and accolades everywhere from National Public Radio to USA Today. Through it all the San Francisco-based 11-piece ensemble has won audiences over with an eclectic, unique sound- a blend of rich, female lead vocals and slamming horn-laden polyrhythmic funk that Global Rhythm Magazine called “a Pan-African mash-up.”

While the members of Aphrodesia are admirers of West African styles like afrobeat and Highlife- enough so that the group spent a month performing and living in Ghana in 2006, in the process journeying through Togo and Benin to Nigeria to perform at the Shrine with Femi Kuti- the group's sound has always included touches of funk, dub, Zimbabwean trance, hip-hop and global pop. The band's third studio album- “Lagos By Bus” released in November of 2007 and packed with songs written during and about their month in Africa- further solidified their diverse sound, with Global Rhythm Magazine calling it "their most patient and incisive effort to date." The new "Precious Commodity"- unquestionably the band's hardest-hitting and most diverse record yet, with the now-trademark thight rhythm section and dual lead vocals of Lara Maykovich and Maya Dorn augmented by squealing guitars and distorted thumb pianos (the latter perhaps a nod to Konono no. 1, whom Aphrodesia shared a bill with in 2008).

Mdungu - Afro What! (2009)

Artist: Mdungu
Title Of Album: Afro What!
Year Of Release: 2009
Label: Zimbraz/Music & Words
Genre: Afro-beat / Funk / Jazz
Format: MP3
Bitrate: VBR ~210 kbps
Tracks: 10
Total Time: 52:59 min
Total Size: 77 MB
WebSite: Mdungu.com


01. Afro What!?
02. Boolow Gambia
03. Slow Music
04. Confusion
05. Pick Up
06. Walk To Togo
07. Kabbaya
08. Mali Express
09. Rio Nights
10. Paps Toure

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Band Members:

Thijs van Milligen - alto sax, bandleader (NL)
Job Chajes - baritone sax (NL)
David Beukers - tenor sax, vocals (NL)
Michiel Bel - guitar (NL)
Frank Jonas - guitar (NL)
Merijn van de Wijdeven - bass (NL)
Ebou Gaye Mada - sabar, djembe, talking drums, vocals (Gambia)
Ruben Montes - percussion (ES)
Benoit Martiny - drums (LUX)

About Mdungu
Mdungu is a formation of nine international musicians based in The Netherlands. Their style is unique. Intense, raw and highly danceable. A fat horn section, a thriving rhythm section, lyric guitars and a pinch of vocals are the cornerstones of the Mdungu sound. Mdungu is influenced by the Griots of Mali, the Afrobeat of Nigeria and the Mbalax of Senegal. Mixed with funk, rock, jazz and samba, played with heart and soul: African music the Mdungu way.

AFRO WHAT!? is Mdungu's debut album released in May 2009. The album was very well received in the Benelux and has been released in the rest of Europe in the fall of 2009. The recordings are mixed by producer/guitarist Justin Adams, who is well known from his award winning work with Tinariwen, his own group the Justin Adams / Juldeh Camara Trio and Robert Plants Strange Sensation. The album is released by Zimbraz, a division of Music & Words.

The Boogaloo Investigators - Dynamighty (2005)

Artist: The Boogaloo Investigators
Album: Dynamighty!
Label: Saagaloo
Released: 2005
Genre: Funk / Soul, Jazz
Format: mp3, CBR 192 kbps
Tracks: 10
Total Time: 44:46 min
Total Size: 64 Mb

Track list:
1. If You Reap (3:41)
2. Volcano (5:28)
3. These Days (4:11)
4. I Got The Feelin' (2:58)
5. Sleepwalk (6:53)
6. Let The Groove Move You (4:26)
7. The Sloth (3:47)
8. Gambit (3:30)
9. Frenchy Frenchy (6:20)
10. Let'S Work A While (3:32)

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Formed in late 2002, The Boogaloo Investigators blasted out of the Glasgow funk scene with aplomb. With influences ranging from American rhythm & blues of the 50's & 60's and British mod soul to hammond led soul, jazz and funk, it wasn't long before the 5 piece were gaining support from DJs such as Keb Darge, Eddie Piller, Mr Scruff and Quantic.

Friday, May 07, 2010

VA - Easy Tempo Experience - The Third Dimension (Thermosphere)

Artist: VA
Title Of Album: Easy Tempo Experience - The Third Dimension (Thermosphere)
Year Of Release: March 21, 2006
Label: Easy Tempo
Genre: Chillout, Easy Listening, Lounge, Disco, Jazz
Quality: mp3
Bitrate: 192 kbps
Total Size: 101 mb (+5% rec.)


01. Piero Umiliani - Panoramica (Re-interpretation Cinematic Mix) (6:26)
02. Piero Piccioni - Colpo Rovente (Benja & Fatalis Mix) (4:39)
03. Piero Umiliani - L'umo E La Citta (Metropolis Mix) (7:09)
04. Piero Umiliani - Elzeviro (Utsumi's Jazz Mix) (6:12)
05. Piero Umiliani - Momento Ritmico (Air Kraft Vision Mix) (4:23)
06. Stefano Torossi - Walkin' In The Dark (Dark Side Mix) (8:57)
07. Piero Umiliani - Discomania (Marco Polo Mix) (6:54)
08. G.P. Reverberi - Malizie Di Venere (Breakin' Mix) (5:51)
09. Piero Umiliani - Lady Magnolia (Royal Belleville Orchestra Alternate Mix) (5:32)
10. Piero Umiliani - Hard Times (Astro Dub Mix) (6:19)
11. Lesiman - Messaggio (Black Night Mellow Mix) (6:15)

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Third in this very cool series featuring DJs and producers remixing Italian classic tracks from the past. This time you get DJ Vadim, Raphael Sebbag (United Future Organization), Gak Sato, Cinematic Orchestra, Izusu Itsumi, Captain Funk, Open Transport & Astronaughty.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

VA - Black Feeling (2007)

Artist: Various Artists
Title Of Album: Black Feeling
Year Of Release: 2007
Label: FreeStyle Records
Genre: Funk / Jazz / Latin
Format: MP3
Bitrate: CBR 192 kbps
Tracks: 12
Total Time: 01:04:15
Total Size: 88 MB
WebSite: FreestyleRecords.co.uk


01. Pacific Rhythm Combo - Honky Tonk Popcorn (6:02)
02. Shirley Eubanks Ensemble - The Blessing Song (6:49)
03. Esperanto - Night Of The Wolf (4:25)
04. The Mighty Show-Stoppers - Hippy Skippy Moon Strut (3:52)
05. Sexteto Excellencio - Fire Eater (5:41)
06. Queens Community Show Band - Ghetto Funk (5:30)
07. Prince Nafa, His Polynesians - Whatcha Feel Is Whatcha Get (4:43)
08. Alvarado Rodriguez Trio - GBJSH0722708 (4:27)
09. Luther Harris - Black Feeling (7:37)
10. King Hector, The Soul Dynamite - Broasted Or Fried (5:18)
11. Rusty Garnett - Licking Stick, Licking Stick (4:25)
12. Zoltar - Executive Party (5:21)

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Monday, May 03, 2010

Mo'J - Beyond Category (2007)

Artist: Mo'J
Title Of Album: Beyond Category
Year Of Release: 2007
Label: IFly Music Group
Genre: Jazz / Funk / Soul
Format: MP3
Bitrate: V2 VBR Kbps
Tracks: 19
Total Time: 01:11:23
Total Size: 87 MB
WebSite: MoJMusic.com


01. Are You Ready?
02. Hoping for Rain
03. Can You Tell Me Why?
04. Emerald in the Sky (Freedom)
05. J-Lude
06. The Light That Lives in Me
07. Passion Flower
08. Ty-Lude 0:58
09. So Funky
10. Beauty of Your Soul
11. One-Limb Dogg (Instrumental)
12. Premonitions
13. Mo-Lude
14. Here in My Dreams
15. Mirrors
16. Twan-Lude
17. You Are My Life
18. We Will Find a Way
19. Outro

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Album Notes

Exploring the inner reaches of the human spirit, soul and mind, Mo’J simultaneously resists and embraces tradition with every note. Creating music they describe as ‘Beyond Category’, Mo’J constructs melodies rich with the influences of Soul, Funk, R&B, Rock, Jazz and Latin rhythms.

Mo’J began in 2002 as a dream shared by then long-time friends Monica Lynk and Jason Anderson. Raised in Lorain, Ohio, Monica’s roots were heavily grounded in the music she sang in church as well as the chart-toppers she heard on the radio. Jason’s beginnings were equally eclectic as he internalized the classic Rock & Soul of his parents' record collection, as well as the rich jazz scene of his hometown Portland, Oregon.

As destiny would have it, both were chosen as full tuition scholarship recipients to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. There at Berklee, surrounded by a deluge of cultural & musical diversity, Mo & J found each other. As their knowledge and love for music grew, so did their friendship. In the Fall of 2003, Jason and Monica were married, and in so doing, married their individual musical styles into a new music.

Adopting a phrase commonly used by the great Duke Ellington to describe the talents of those whose music surpassed preconceived styles and formulas, Mo’J chooses to call their music “Beyond Category”. Jason and Monica have this to say about their music, “Our music is about truth. We feel that music is a living entity; it has no boundaries to hold its expression, substance, or message. We try to address current personal, spiritual, social, and political issues and inspire our listeners to expand their minds, hearts, and souls.” Choosing to use live instruments and allow their music to change and evolve through the individuality of each musician, Mo’J has rejected many of today’s common practices of entirely sequencing and programming music.