RED HOT dropped their upcoming Fela Kuti tribute album entitled “RED HOT + FELA”. The compilation is set to have various contemporary musicians and recording artists pay homage to the late great Fela Kuti, who unexpectedly passed away from complications brought on by the AIDS virus in 1997. The album features thirteen Fela tracks, all remade by popular artist from the likes of legendary afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen, fellow drummer ?uestlove of The Roots, TV On The Radio members, Baloji, Nneka, Spoek Mathambo, Just A Band, Zaki Ibrahim, Tune-Yards, Angelique Kidjo and Akua Naura. The album is out on Knitting Factory Records. Order direct or on iTunes.
Get a free download of “Buy Africa” featuring Baloji & L’Orchestre De La Katuba and Kuku here. The album is avaiable for streaming via npr.
Anthony Joseph‘s new live album is the synthesis of five years of music, three albums, more than 300 shows all over the world. If you missed Anthony Joseph and his Spasm band on stage, you can discover with this Live album recorded in Bremen/Germany, their powerful mix of Funk, Soca, psych rock. Out on Heavenly Sweetness, also available on iTunes.
Following up on the success of Jazzman Records “Jukebox Jam” album of vintage juke joint and bar room sounds, compiler and DJ Liam Large digs even deeper to put together “Jukebox Mambo” a diverse set of dynamite R&B sides, all built around Afro-Cuban, Latin and Caribbean rhythms. CD with 16 page booklet Deluxe Double Gatefold LP with liners, pics and full colour insert Super Deluxe “Musical Book” vintage style hardcover book containing 6×10” records, colour booklet insert with liners and pics and four bonus tracks! Available November on Jazzman Records.