Australian deep-afro-funk-jazz combo The Liberators are back with the brand new album “Power Struggle” coming out next 25 November 2013. Born in an unused factory space in urban Sydney, The Liberators have relentlessly pushed their sound to become leaders in the Australian Afrobeat resurgence with their mix of deep-afro-soul-jazz-funk grooves.
Sangria. It’s the Spanish national drink, a refreshing mix of wine, fruit, sugar, and brandy that’s been copied around the world. But no one makes it like a native. Singer Rebeca Vallejo, born and raised in Madrid, understands that very well. “My friends say they know my sangria as soon as they taste it,” she says. … Read more
One music is written down and followed to the last note. The other leaves ample room—and in fact insists upon—individual interpretation. One resounds with harmony, with the other emphasizes the perfection of monody. Yet these two musical traditions—Western classical and Indian classical—can resonate beautifully together, with the right musician uniting them. Deepti Navaratna does just … Read more
New Sounds For Fall: New tracks from Graze, Deco, Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters, µ-Ziq, Misty Conditions, Om Unit, Robinn and more. Selected by Roots & Beats Editor John C. Tripp.
Tomorrow Is Another DayBy Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters Automatic And VisibleBy Miracle JaguarBy Om Unit AirrorBy Graze Nix (Marley Carroll Unofficial Remix)By Dawn of MIDI Plastic peopleBy Robinn ThrowBy Laurel Halo D’MmmmBy Misty Conditions Houzz 10By Μ-Ziq Power TransferBy Deco The Silence (Feat. Jinadu)By Om Unit Something Is WrongBy Miracle Additional GhostsBy Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters
Miracle‘s debut album is a collaboration between two artists with a rich history in music you wouldn’t immediately associate with the sound of this record. Both are known for more experimental fare with Daniel O’Sullivan having played and sung in bands such as Ulver, Mothlite, Grumbling Fur (Thrill Jockey), Aethenor (w/ Stephen O’Malley) and Guapo, and Steve Moore having recorded … Read more
Indian Carnatic Singer Bombay Jayashri Makes Rare U.S. Concert Appearances: Oscar-Nominated Performer from Life of Pi Coming to San Jose (10/26/13)
Bombay Jayashri at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts October 26, 2013 Bombay Jayashri, Carnatic Singing, with H N Bhaskar on the violin, Satish Kumar Patri on the Mridangam and Giridhar Udupa on the Ghatam. 10/26/2013, Sat San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA Show: 5:00 pm Tickets: … Read more
Chicago Footwork legend DJ Rashad rounds off an impressive year on Hyperdub with his first album for the label, building on 2 EPs which have shown the extent to which his, and his numerous Teklife collaborators’ sound have evolved in 2013. Named after the recreational cocktail of codeine and sprite, ‘Double Cup’ sees trad 808 … Read more
Melding elements of Brazilian and African styles with everything from folk, rock and psychedelia to spoken word, soul and dub, ‘Fabiola’ tears down the divide between ‘world music’ and just about every other genre.
Chicago’s Hefty records has taken its name to heart, taking on the sizeable task of releasing unique and adventurous electronic music. In running the label, founder John Hughes has balanced the financial and creative demands of this “artist’s label”, simultaneously releasing critically acclaimed records and keeping an eye on the bottom line. Operating from a … Read more
Misty Conditions is a project that started off when Henry Collins and Richard Wilson met up in Henry’s studio a couple of years ago and jammed for a few days non-stop, enjoying the process thoroughly. The connection became so good in this period that the duo developed a fluent understanding of how each other worked, … Read more