@arcadefire, “afterlife”

22 Oct

this groove is hot: “Belema” by Easy Kabaka Brown

15 Aug

There’s no denying this slice of Nigerian highlife by Easy Kabaka Brown, “Belema” from a new collection, Opotopo, on Soundway Records. According to Soundway, the LP was originally released and recorded by Philips / Phonogram in 1976 and only sold in very small numbers. Musically it’s a intriguing mix of mostly Nigerian highlife with a bit of afro-jazz sung in the language of Kalabari from the Delta region of Southern Nigeria.

Joy Classic: A youthful buzz of delight

8 Aug

joyclassic I’m digging this new EP from Baltimore’s Joy Classic. Youth Buzz. It’s got four non-stop sugary, fuzzy, powery-popish jams on it and you can download it for free below.

everything about this new summer camp song is right

18 Jul

summercampphoto london duo Summer Camp have dropped this infectious little dance floor jam from the band’s forthcoming self-titled album (sept. 9 on moshi moshi)

pre-order the album here.

some sunday old school jawns (big pun, yo yo, ice cube, new edition)

14 Jul

heard some of these “old school” jams on the radio today in philly. dig in.

New Madlib, “The Mad March”

21 May


Via Gorilla Vs Bear, check out this new jawn from Madlib. Purchase it here.


20 May


Download a free collection of new singer-songwritery stuff via American Songwriter

25 Apr

From the fine folks at American Songwriter

Get into the groove with Nightbox

31 Mar

nightbox There’s a whole lot of synth-pop joy and shaking going on compliments of Nightbox an Ireland->Canadian five piece who’ve recently released “Burning,” the first song from their forthcoming debut full length. With an EP that was produced by Sebastien Grainger (Death From Above 1979) and AL-P (MSTRKRFT) under their belts, the band’s music and is packed with delicious dance floor grooves. Get into the groove.

Download a new song from Magic Man, “Texas”

23 Mar

Photo by Danny Hoshino

Photo by Danny Hoshino

The Providence, Rhode Island synth-popsters Magic Man have released a new song, “Texas,” that you can download below. It’s another great track from the band.